Despite solid showings with the Motorstorm series and Driveclub, United Kingdom-based Evolution Studios was closed down in early 2016 after Sony restructured its projects on the European front, but Codemasters wouldn’t let that be the team’s end after it took them into its fold. The reborn studio has since been hard at work on producing its next off-road, chaotic racing title Onrush since it was announced at Paris Games Week 2017. The team decided to lift the hood on more details.
Codemasters’ social media manager Aaron Rook revealed that Onrush will not only be coming to the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 5, but also PC at a later date. The consoles’ enhanced versions, the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, will be taken advantage of by the developer, too. If you’re itching to hit the gas on this game, you can get a head start with a beta scheduled for May by pre-ordering the digital deluxe edition on PlayStation 4, which includes eight exclusive vehicle designs and another eight unique to the platform. More info on the Xbox One version will be revealed soon.
Multiple screenshots were published that were taken in the newly announced photo mode. Features like “shutter speed, zoom and focus distance” will likely have a lot of racers pausing over and over for the best shots of their flips, wrecks, and more.
You can currently pre-order a physical edition of Onrush on Amazon UK for £44.00 for PlayStation 4 or Xbox One, but any U.S. pre-order campaign is unknown at this time. The standard and deluxe versions are now available for pre-order on the PlayStation Network and Xbox Marketplace.
I haven’t been taken by racing games for a long time because only the crazy, arcade-like variants appeal to me. So, amid a plethora of hyper-realistic racers, it’s awesome to see one combine the crazy stunts of Rocket League with the insane speed and takedowns of Burnout. Onrush definitely has my interest moving forward.