That Awesome Car Crashing Game Finally Gets A Real Name

That Awesome Car Crashing Game Finally Gets A Real Name

We’ve been writing about Bugbear Entertainment’s singleplayer vehicular carnage simulator, Next Car Game, since January. No longer. From now on we’ll be writing about Bugbear Entertainment’s multiplayer vehicular carnage simulator, Wreckfest.

Yeah, I buried the lead there a bit. What’s important about this news is that the $US30 Steam Early Access game that’s provided lonely drivers no end of violent crash catharsis now supports online multiplayer for up to 18 players. Now players can share this lovely brand of twisted metal with friends and strangers across four game modes — Racing, Derby, Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch.

As for the new name, I could take it or leave it. After months of enjoying Next Car Game, it will forever be Next Car Game in my heart and my article tags. All I ask is that Bugbear name one of its multiplayer maps “Tiffany’s”.


  • I’d buy this game because I’ve followed its development, I’ve seen the revolutionary tech in the engine and I am a huge fan of the developers past games.

    But, I gotta say, if I was looking for racing/car games, and I saw one called ‘Wreckfest’….. Eh, it sounds like a budget shovel-ware title. It’s a very generic title for what is a fantastic smash-em racer. Someone from marketing can probably show how it’s a great title, however, I’m sure 😉

  • Don’t they own the rights to the ‘Flatout’ licence anymore?

    I don’t see why else they wouldn’t have leveraged off that name? I mean there’s only two kinds of people out there right? People who haven’t played Flatout and people who LOVE Flatout.

    If they’d called it Flatout: Wreckfest I might have wrecked the front of my pants.

    Still pretty hyped for this game but I wish they’d get to work fleshing it out into a real full-priced title.
    It needs to be availiable on new-gen consoles and stunt mode multi-player is an absolute necessity!

  • Been enjoying this one immensely and I have to agree with Mike here and say it will forever be Next Car Game to me as well.

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