ONRUSH, an arcade racing game in development at Codemasters' Chesire-based studio, has been announced today during Sony's Paris Games Week 2017 Media Showcase.
The game is being developed by those former Evolution Studios developers who joined Codemasters back in April 2016. Game Director Paul Rustchynsky, for instance, was also DRIVECLUB's Director. In a press release just sent out by the publisher, he stated:
We are extremely excited to finally be able to talk about ONRUSH. The team grew up playing iconic, arcade racing games so it is great to have the opportunity to re-imagine those experiences on today’s consoles and bring something fresh to the market. We believe that it is something that gamers are crying out for.
The most important factor in the game is that it has to be fun. It is not about tire choices, car setups or even racing lines; it’s about edge of your seat action and taking death defying risks in order to reap the biggest rewards.
ONRUSH is currently scheduled to hit PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in Summer 2018, priced at $59.99. There's no mention of a PC version yet.
Featuring obvious Motorstorm influences, ONRUSH is a "celebration of sensational speed, outright fun and over-the-top spectacle", according to Codemasters. This is one of those games were ending up first isn't the end-all, be-all goal. Racing with style will be important and players will be called to perform "incredible" takedowns to power up their RUSH bar, "an exhilarating and devastating force which, when used at the right time, can wreak havoc on your competition".
We'll keep you posted on any ONRUSH updates ahead of the release, so stay tuned.