Demolition Racer Wreckfest Coming to PS4 & Xbox One in Spring 2017

August 26, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

Developer Bugbear Entertainment (FlatOut, Ridge Racer Unbounded) announced today that they’re bringing their demolition derby themed racing game Wreckfest to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in spring 2017. Released through Steam Early Access in 2014, Wreckfest on consoles is already available for pre-order “so that you can jump in early and become active in the game’s development by providing feedback that will help shape the title into something even better before its final release.”

Wreckfest pre-orders on PS4 range from $19.99 USD to $69.99 USD:

Weekend Smasher – $19.99

  • Full Game on PlayStation 4 (Digital). Estimated Release: Early Spring 2017
  • PS4 Beta Access once it’s available. See more info below(*)
  • PC version of Playable Technology Sneak Peek 2.0. Available Now!
  • Exclusive Pre-Order Wallpapers

Full-Time Wrecker – $24.99

  • Full Game on PlayStation 4 (Digital). Estimated Release: Early Spring 2017
  • PS4 Beta Access once it’s available. See more info below(*)
  • PC version of Playable Technology Sneak Peek 2.0. Available Now!
  • Exclusive Pre-Order Wallpapers
  • Exclusive “Backer” Racing Car
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • A Special Full-Time Wrecker Badge for the Bugbear Forums

Team Bugbear Member – $69.99

  • Full Game on PC and Xbox One/PS4 (your choice!). Estimated Release: Early Spring 2017
  • PC Steam Early Access Version Right Away! Console Game Preview/Beta once it’s available. See info below (*)
  • PC version of Playable Technology Sneak Peek 2.0. Available Now!
  • Exclusive Pre-Order Wallpapers
  • Exclusive “Backer” Racing Car
  • Digital Soundtrack
  • A Special Team Bugbear Badge for the Bugbear Forums
  • Name in the Game. Your Name will be Featured in the Game (PC Only)!
  • Special Credits. Your name will be listed in the Game’s Credits!
  • Free: Wacky Stuntfest Digital Deluxe game on PC! Coming soon!

No dates were given for the start of the beta/early access period, and Bugbear adds that the “release of the Game Preview/Beta versions may vary by platform and may depend on console manufacturers’ “Early Access/Beta” programs and approvals. Digital license keys will be distributed once the console version is available.”

As Bugbear explains on the Wreckfest website, they’re trying to build a fun racing game with attitude. Focusing on the stuff that really matters – “varied tracks and terrains, plenty of cool cars, and those breathtaking once-in-a-lifetime moments that can only be achieved with true-to-life physics simulation” – Wreckfest should feel familiar to players of the original FlatOut.

“This is the game we envisioned way back in the early 2000s, re-imagined for today’s technology and gaming standards,” Bugbear says. “Oh, and we’ve got full-blown, straight-up demolition derbies, too, to go with that full contact racing.”

[Source: Wreckfest Game; Above trailer is over two years old]