After much speculation if a name as ambiguously awesome as Next Car Game would make its way to the printing press, Bugbear has squashed our hopes and given their vehicular foray an official sounding title: Wreckfest.
The newly dubbed Wreckfest has also been given a new build (#6 by Bugbear’s counting) which implements online multiplayer. Currently, the build for Wreckfest supports 18-players, but Bugbear has said that it might not stop there.
The players can now challenge their friends to share the most visceral demolition racing mayhem in existence! With four different game modes, Racing, Demolition Derby, and the new Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch, Wreckfest’s conjunction of purity of driving and the innate beauty of twisted metal creates massive amounts of emergent glee when punishing your friends and foes alike.
We’re pushing the limits to get the number of simultaneous players to 24, but optimizing the network code will take a bit longer. Because the code is not yet optimized, remember that the speed of your ISP has a tremendous impact on how the races will run. Check the Recommended Upstream figure when you host a game, and you’ll be fine.
To get more information on Wreckfest, check out the official site here.