ONRUSH

ONRUSH Boosts Into Xbox Game Pass from August 5th

Article By 
Alan Walsh
September 2, 2018
ONRUSH

ONRUSH Boosts Into Xbox Game Pass from August 5th

Article By 
Alan Walsh
September 2, 2018

ONRUSH, the adrenaline-fuelled off-road arcade racing game from Codemasters will be available to download and play via Microsoft’s Xbox Game Pass subscription service on Xbox One consoles from Wednesday, September 5th. The title, which was received well by critics but failed to make a significant impact at retail, is one of many to join the monthly Netflix-style service this month.

Other notable titles available today on the service include Halo: The Master Chief Collection, which features four incredible campaigns with over 100 multiplayer maps from Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3 and Halo 4. Developer 343 Industries recently pushed out a significant update for the title to improve the online matchmaking experience and offer offline LAN support, faster load times, and Xbox One X enhancements to deliver native 4K gameplay with HDR at 60FPS.

This is undeniably the best way to experience the legendary saga of the Master Chief, and it’s available today at no cost should you have an active Xbox Game Pass subscription. It’s worth noting that Halo 3: ODST and the live-action Halo: Nightfall television series are not included with the Xbox Game Pass edition of Halo: The Master Chief Collection and must be acquired separately.

Quantum Break is also now available on Xbox Game Pass, the time-bending story-driven action-shooter from Remedy Entertainment. The Xbox One console exclusive, which debuted in 2016, features a TV show component which is altered based on your actions in the game. Quantum Break features an all-star cast, including Shawn Ashmore, Aidan Gillen, Dominic Monaghan, and Lance Reddick, and features Xbox One X enhancements to deliver improved visual fidelity with faster loading times and smoother performance.

Other titles that joined the Xbox Game Pass subscription service on September 1st include Aven Colony, Shadow Warrior, Sky Force Reloaded, Manual Samuel, Snake Pass, Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams, and InnerSpace. You can learn more about all these titles, as well as the ones discussed above, over on the Xbox Wire.

Whilst ONRUSH didn’t make a massive impact at launch, it did certainly catch the attention of arcade racing fans and critics alike with its stylish, frantic and unique team-focused off-roading action. We praised the title in our review for its masterful delivery of “sensational speed, over-the-top style and pure riveting fun,” but low sales figures meant Codemasters laid off key staff at its ONRUSH development studio, including Game Director Paul Rustchynsky, who has now joined Project CARS developer Slightly Mad Studios.

ONRUSH has received several free trial weekends on Xbox One and PS4 since its release, as well as multiple sale discounts that felt like bargains. In our retrospective on the game, we discussed how ONRUSH could’ve benefitted greatly if it had launched into Xbox Game Pass from day one – and it appears the team has received the memo, as the high-impact arcade racer is one of the quickest third-party titles to make its debut on the subscription service following its release.

Xbox Game Pass will certainly breathe new life into ONRUSH and introduce a host of new players to its frantic, exciting and unique team-based racing experience. It might not be for everyone, but the latest title from the former Evolution Studios team is one certainly worth checking out – especially if you’re subscribed to the monthly service. ONRUSH will be available to download on Xbox Game Pass from Wednesday, September 5th, whilst the other titles discussed in this article are available to install from the service today.

Alan Walsh

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.