THQ Nordic has announced that Wreckfest is coming to PlayStation 5 on June 1st, 2021!

THQ Nordic’s website has even more details in a press release.

The PlayStation®5 version offers the best Wreckfest experience on consoles ever and takes full advantage of the PlayStation®5’s hardware power. Not only does the new version offer enhanced visuals such as dynamic dirt on vehicles, better textures, and improved visual effects. Additionally, it also runs with a wonderful 4K resolution at a smooth 60 frames per second. The multiplayer features 24 players now, for even more intense carnage on the race tracks.

Here is an overview of the added enhancements:

  • Dynamic dirt on vehicles
  • Improved shadows, particles, and environment lighting
  • Higher resolution textures
  • Increased amount of foliage
  • Godrays
  • New visual effects for skidmarks
  • DualSense haptic effects
  • Much faster loading times

Wreckfest is coming to PS5™ on June 1st, 2021, and will be available both digitally and as a retail box for $ 39.99 / € 39.99 / £ 34.99.
Owners of Wreckfest on PS4 can upgrade to the enhanced PS5 for $9.99 / € 9.99.

Did you read that? Read it again. The PS5 version offers the best experience on consoles ever! That is awesome!

Wreckfest is already a great game. I’ve been singing it’s praises for a while on this site. Owners of the game may balk at paying for a Next Gen upgrade but I believe $10 is totally worth it. I also think it’s cool they are releasing a physical copy of the PS5 game! The game is already amazing and now it sounds like it’s going to be ever better.

The load times were bad but even after they improved them they were still bad. PS5 backwards compatibility made them slightly better. I’m assuming the PS5 version will be much improved! I’m also excited to experience the DualSense haptic effects as well!

Look, I HATE racing games. I hate them! But I freaking love this game with all my heart. It is seriously some of the most fun I’ve ever had in playing video games. This game makes me laugh and smile like I’m a kid again!

If you haven’t check it out yet, give the game a try. I think you’ll be surprised!

By the way, does anyone know what “Godrays” are? They have it listed as an enhancement feature. I’m assuming they mean sunbeams?


Sounds like the PS5 physical and digital edition will contain all patches and content. I’m assuming that means Season 1 and 2 DLC.