You may have forgotten by now, but the controversial pedestrian-splattering vehiclar combat series Carmageddon is making a belated comeback this year with Carmageddon Reincarnation. But despite the fact it's due for release early this year on Steam Early Access, we've seen very little in the way of screenshots or videos since it smashed its target Kickstarter funding target back in 2012 which got us worried.
Developer Stainless Games has now provided a rare in-game glimpse of Carmageddon Reincarnation however, in the form of a development video showcasing the suspension technology at work.
An official blog post from the development team reveals that the coastal environment shown in the video is in fact based on a level from the original Carmageddon back in 1997. The vehicle being driven is the Twister, which also be familiar to anyone who played the original game, complete with its signature front-mounted drill.
//www.youtube.com/embed/PwcsuOMAyOc The video is somewhat rudimentary – as the developer stresses, it is strictly a suspension test video with pre-alpha visuals, but it at least shows that Carmageddon's Reincarnation physics won't be quite as primitive as before.
While it's encouraging to see that the driving physics will be more advanced , what we really want to see is the damage modelling. With Next Car Game currently setting the standard for vehicular carnage, Carmageddon certainly has a lot to live up to in this department.