Last June saw the release of the PC version of the demolition-derby style racer Wreckfest after almost five years in an early access state. PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions were due to follow in November last year, however, just one month from the scheduled release came the almost inevitable news that the console versions will be delayed to 2019.
We’ve waited patiently ever since hoping for some news on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One release, I’m happy to report that wait is now over.
Developer BugBear Entertainment has today revealed that the much-anticipated PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of Wreckfest will be crashing our way on August 27, 2019.
You can view the official tweet announcing the great news below.
“Oh, what a day… What a lovely day!”
Wreckfest will be available on consoles August 27th, 2019!
— THQNordic (@THQNordic) July 2, 2019
As with any self-respecting major announcement, a new trailer has emerged whetting our appetites further for the console release. Check out the teaser trailer below.
Wreckfest is a demolition-derby themed racer which stands out from similar titles over the years with its immensely impressive soft-body damage modelling which makes every crash truly unique. Couple this with its realistic car handling and you have a rather interesting cocktail of simulation meets high-octane thrills.
Wreckfest will be available in both standard and deluxe versions – the digital deluxe edition offers players a chance to get in on the action 24 hours sooner on August 26, 2019. Both versions will include the exclusive Bandit Ripper V8 racer for everyone who chooses to preorder (at participating retailers, digital and retail).
The Deluxe Edition also contains the Season Pass, giving players access to as many as 20 new cars, 20 “special” roof decorations and additional car customisation elements including armour, rims and more. This new content will be released step by step after the release, along with free content updates according to the developer. You can view the price points below.
Standard Edition: USD 39.99 / EUR 39.99 / GBP 34.99 / RUB 2,599 / AUD 59.95
Digital Deluxe Edition: USD 59.99 / EUR 59.99 / GBP 54.99 / RUB 3,599 / AUD 99.95
Existing PC Wreckfest owners needn’t feel left out either as the PC version will get a large free update on August 27 adding the following:
- 3 entirely new tracks and 1 new derby arena
- 3 new crazy challenge vehicles
- 1 new reward car for finishing the career
- New & improved career events
- Several new paint jobs for existing vehicles
- Additional daytimes for all tracks
- … and some more cool stuff!
Let us know if you’re excited to finally be getting Wreckfest on the consoles in the comments.