With ONRUSH launching on June 5th, 2018 for Xbox One and
PlayStation 4, the team at Codemasters have been bombarded with questions about
the upcoming MotorStorm spiritual successor. In response to this, the developer
has shared a new
FAQ post which answers a bunch of community questions whilst revealing some
new details about the game.
Firstly, there will be a PC version of ONRUSH, but it won’t
be launching until “a later date.” Codemasters will share “more information in
the near future” about this version of the game. Whilst ONRUSH digital pre-orders
initially opened on PlayStation 4, these will soon be available for Xbox One.
Fans can also pre-order
a physical copy on the console platform of their choice.
ONRUSH will also take advantage of the Xbox One X and
PlayStation 4, with the upcoming arcade racer making “full use” of the upgraded
console hardware. Codemasters have said that full technical details will be shared
at “a later date,” but judging by their wording, one can expect ONRUSH to target
4K resolution on both platforms, just like F1 2017.
Whilst Codemasters are fans of the Nintendo Switch, you shouldn’t
expect ONRUSH to launch on the hybrid platform. It’s something the team haven’t
“looked at in too much depth,” and instead, are focused on bringing the chaotic,
adrenaline filled arcade racer to Xbox One and PS4 before later launching on
ONRUSH also won’t launch on VR platforms either, and the
team even shared an exact reason as to why this is.
“ONRUSH is all about speed, verticality and over-the-top
takedowns,” Codemasters said. “All of which just wouldn’t work in VR,
unfortunately – unless you like feeling sick! However, if you REALLY want to
experience ONRUSH in VR, we suggest you sit inside your washing machine during
There you have it. If you want an ONRUSH VR experience, you can
sit inside your washing machine, and it comes at no additional charge! But in
all seriousness, the slow adoption rate of VR and the pairing back that would be
needed on the core gameplay and visuals to launch on VR platforms doesn’t seem
worthwhile, so I can totally understand where Codemasters are coming from here.
I’d much rather them focus on making the gameplay as chaotic and adrenaline-pumping
as possible for PC and consoles.
As for wheels, ONRUSH will not have support for steering
wheels at launch. Codemasters have said it’s something they may investigate
post-launch based on fan-feedback. The team also confirmed that split-screen
won’t be present in the game due to ONRUSH’s “ambitious” development schedule
leading up to release, but it’s something they wish they could include.
Instead, Codemasters are focused on making it the “most exhilarating online
multiplayer experience possible!”
“We would absolutely LOVE to include split-screen,” the
developer exclaimed. “Couch co-op is something we all ADORE, but with our
ambitious timeline before release it’s not something we’ve been able to do, unfortunately.
We are, however, 100% focused on making ONRUSH the most exhilarating online
multiplayer experience possible! That we’re sure you’ll all love.”
Let’s talk about Tombstones and Crashtags. These will be a
key aspect to the ONRUSH experience, and anyone who pre-orders the Deluxe Edition
will get exclusive versions of them both. Codemasters didn’t let the cat out of
the bag in terms of what they are yet, instead leaving us with the tease that
they’ll be “SMASHING,” with more details to be revealed “very soon.”
Finally, Codemasters also confirmed that it has “a lot of
gameplay footage” ready to show us over the coming months, but for now, we’ll
have to wait and keep ourselves occupied with all the recent screenshots, each
of which were captured in the game’s built-in Photo Mode.
As a friendly reminder, ONRUSH launches on June 5th, 2018 for
Xbox One and PlayStation 4, with a PC version coming at a later date. We’ll be
sure to keep you updated with everything ONRUSH-related here on FullThrottle,
but for now, don’t miss our previous
coverage of Codemasters’ upcoming fast-paced arcade racing game.
Alan is the co-founder and co-owner of FullThrottle Media. As someone who enjoys spending all his free time playing video games, he keeps the website updated with new and relevant content, including news stories, reviews and opinion pieces for the games he likes writing about the most. He also tweets too much, probably.