Onrush, the contact sport of racing games, as Codemasters like to call it, has got a trailer called 'Race, Wreck, Repeat' and if the in-game footage is anything to go by - the name seems just about right for what the company tried to do.
If you're an older sod, like yours truly, then the name Codemasters will be synonymous with great racing games and, hopefully, ill not be an exception. True, it's not the same guys that made the original Micro Machines almost 30 years ago, but the trailer suggests great fun, so it's a good start.
Starting off with a car that's flipping, as opposed to a flippin' car, Onrush promises high octane fun and then some. Codemasters ensured users can pick from eight classes of vehicles, each with its own "handling, abilities and characteristics".
Moreover, Onrush's RUSH meter will affect different vehicles in a different way, making sure that each vehicle has its own quirks associated with the meter.
In case you weren't aware, the RUSH meter mechanics is basically boost mechanics, commonly found across arcade racing titles. Onrush will have you filling up the RUSH meter by creatively using the terrain and doing stunts, as well as just slamming into your opponents.
Codemasters also revealed that Onrush will make "full use" of the additional muscle on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X consoles, ensuring the game is displayed in glorious 4K. A single glance at the trailer indeed suggests it will be worth every pixel.
The company also revealed that Onrush will come with post-race replay feature, where racers can drool over their well driven races from different angles, but that's about where the information train stops.
There are still quite a few unanswered questions regarding Onrush but Codemasters claim everything will be revealed in the months leading up to the launch. Users are already asking about the company's plans for Onrush DLC but so far, Codemasters seem to be keen on ensuring a proper launch.
Codemasters' Onrush is slated for launch on 05 June 2018 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.