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Dec 15, 2017

Wreckfest sees major Early Access update from Bugbear and THQ Nordic

The partnership seems to making headway.

From Press Release:

Bugbear Entertainment, developer of Wreckfest, delivers the first major update to the Early Access version since it started its cooperation with THQ Nordic in June 2017.

“After some minor delays we are proud to present the first big bang Early Access-Update for Wreckfest. We kept quiet for some time, but only to deliver a great demolition and racing experience now.” Roger Joswig, Producer at THQ Nordic. “We introduced numerous new, exciting stuff like a first version of the career mode with 2 championships (for now), a new rival system, a first version of the component damage system, car tuning system and quite a bit more to be honest. We are really looking forward to the feedback from the community.”

Changelog:

  • 8 new cars
  • introducing the first FWD cars
  • 2 championships; 5-6 hours of playtime approx.
  • music is in the game (straight from the community in cooperation with Audiodraft)
  • first version of our Rival System implemented: each race can give rise to your own personal rival (i.e highlighted “enemy”); earn more points (i.e. more progress) by directly confronting this driver on the track
  • paint customisation system implemented
  • first version of our component damage system implemented
  • improved visuals from UI and HUD
  • dedicated reset button added
  • improved handling of all cars in the game
  • wall-collisions improved
  • car-collisions improved
  • 3 difficulty modes implemented
  • overall AI improvements
  • engine sounds of 4- and 6-cylinder cars improved
  • first version of our envisioned car tuning system implemented