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THQ Nordic help Wreckfest cross the finish line this year

LET'S GO, SMASHO!

After three years (and counting) in early access, smashbash racing game Wreckfest should finally launch in full this year. Publishers THQ Nordic today announced their "cooperation" with developers Bugbear Entertainment, joining forces to help give the game a shove across the finish line later this year. Wreckfest, to refresh your memory, is the new smash-o-racer from the creators of Flatout, who Kickstarted it in 2013 under the codename 'Next Car Game'. How's it looking now? Check out this new trailer:

Cover image for YouTube video

Wreckfest's development has dragged but THQ Nordic (who aren't THQ but rather Nordic Games, who bought the name) are now on the scene to encourage it with supportive maxims and chants.

"Come on, video game!" they'll say. "You can do it, video game!"

THQ Nordic say a string of updates are due in the coming months, with features including:

  • The career mode: By achieving victories, players can get access to more and better cars and upgrade them with various parts
  • Car customization: A complex system, allowing the players to fully customize their cars for their individual needs, like more armor to withstand the competitors or more powerful engines
  • More cars, more tracks: THQ Nordic and Bugbear Entertainment will make sure a constant flow of additional content will be added on a regular basis for the remaining months of the Early Access program
  • New multiplayer server: To guarantee an outstanding racing and wrecking experience, an Official Wreckfest Server will be opened

I do enjoy smashing but not crashing so I've not touched Wreckfest in its early access days. If you're a Wrecker, what do you make of it?

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Alice has been playing video games since SkiFree and writing about them since 2009, with nine years at RPS. She enjoys immersive sims, roguelikelikes, chunky revolvers, weird little spooky indies, mods, walking simulators, and finding joy in details. Alice lives, swims, and cycles in Scotland.

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