Arcade Racing Game ONRUSH Announced for PS4, Coming in 2018

During Sony’s Paris Games Week 2017 press conference, developer Codemasters announced a new racing game. Unlike a lot of the developer’s racing titles, this isn’t a simulation title, but is rather an arcade game. Called Onrush, the game attempts to celebrate “everything you loved about the iconic arcade titles of yesteryear.” It’s set to release in summer 2018 for PlayStation 4.

Here’s how Codemasters describes the upcoming arcade racer:

It’s been too long since there was an awesome, all-out arcade racing game! It’s great that there’s so much choice for those of you who love choosing tyres and tweaking set-ups, but what happened to the love for physics-defying, fast-paced, all-action racing? ONRUSH is a brand new game that celebrates everything you loved about the iconic arcade titles of yesteryear, but in a visually stunning, phenomenally fun and fresh take on what it means to race.

For more on Codemasters’ most recent racing title, check out our F1 2017 review. Here’s what I had to say about the racing title:

F1 2017 is a content rich experience, but sadly it can be more difficult to get into than it should be. The in-game tutorials are absolute rubbish, and consist merely as videos that barely scrape the surface of the game’s depth. Throw in a career mode that surfaces a gigantic skill tree early on, and the in-depth sections of F1 can be downright scary to a newcomer. That’s something Codemasters will have to address in the future, as simply getting a solid start in a race can be difficult for new players.

While not the most novice-friendly racing game, those who put the hours into Codemasters’ latest F1 title will find it a worthwhile endeavor. The on-track action is great, and the level of customization is rarely seen even in other simulations. Unfortunately, a lot of the finer racing concepts aren’t introduced well and the gigantic R&D tree can be overwhelming when first seen during the career mode. If players can get past that, they’ll have a blast.

Onrush is set to release in summer 2018 for PlayStation 4.