It’s been gearing up for release for years, but just as Wreckfest is about to hit the finishing straight comes the news that it has been pushed back into the garage for even more tweaks.

THQ Nordic and Bugbear Entertainment had previously announced the release date of their crash-filled metal-bender as being that of November 20th 2018. Now though we’re seeing an Xbox One and PS4 release occurring at some point in 2019. When? Well, who knows.

Without beating around the bush, Roger Joswig, Senior Producer at THQ Nordic had this to say…

“Wreckfest for consoles will only be released as soon as we love playing it. After the fantastic release on PC, the benchmark for the console release is much higher. At this moment, the team needs more time to polish the multiplayer part, as well as the overall performance on the game to bring it up to par with the experience on PC. We are sorry for keeping fans waiting longer because of this. However, we already have compensation in the form of further vehicles, including a special crazy vehicle, in the works for consoles.”

Whilst the promise of more vehicles is a good one, it has to be said that this is still a bit of a kick in the teeth for those console gamers who have been holding out for seeing Wreckfest arrive. With the promise of burning rubber, shredding metal and messing around in the ultimate driving playground, all we want to see is Wreckfest arrive in our lives. As it stands, we’re going to now have to wait until 2019.

When it does arrive – and of course we want the development team to be able to produce the finest product possible, you will find the following features included…

  • Awesome cars – Old, banged-up, patched-together cars that simply ooze style. From old American heavy-hitters to agile Europeans and fun Asians, you won’t find anything like this in other games.
  • Meaningful customization – Change not only the look of your cars but also upgrade their body armour.
  • Multiplayer – Wreck your friends online and take racing to the limit while chasing for demolition dominance.

Has your week been ruined by the delay to Wreckfest on Xbox One and PS4? Let us know in the comments below.

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