Codemasters have announced that the ONRUSH open beta will launch 17th May at 11pm AEST and will run through to 7pm 21st of May on both PS4 and Xbox One.
The open beta will feature a tutorial so players can get the hang of the basics before joining superstar practise against AI or a group of friends in co-operative mode. Players will be able to choose between 2 tracks and four vehicle classes, levelling up during the beta will carry over to the full game when it drops on 5th of June.
ONRUSH is the first game created by the former Evolution Studios team hired by Codemasters after they were shut down by Sony Computer Entertainment. They were formerly known for racing games such as Motorstorm. ONRUSH is an arcade style racing game featuring death defying stunts and destruction rather than crossing the finish line first. Just check out the trailer.
Each of the vehicle classes have their own abilities and skills. The ones you will be able to take for a spin in the open beta are as follows. The final game will feature 8 different classes.
- Firewall: RUSHing leaves a destructive trail of fire behind
- Crashbang: Your Tombstones are blinding when collected by opponents
- Tumbler: Earn RUSH directly from front and back flips
- Turbulence: RUSHing leaves a disruptive wake of turbulent air behind
- Touchdown: Timed boost landings are more effective
- Spiral: Earn RUSH directly from performing barrel rolls
- Rampage: Refill your RUSH gauge with every successful takedown
- Surge: Initial boost usage is more powerful but more costly
- Pinpoint: Earn RUSH directly from performing near misses
- Blockade: RUSHing drops a trail of blockades that slow your opponents down
- Shield: Give nearby teammates a shield that offers protection from big hits
- Impact: Earn RUSH directly from taking down opponents
In a world full of racing games that err on the realistic side, it nice to see some good old fashion arcade style crash and bash racing on the way. The game itself looks pretty darn good as far as graphics go. It will be interesting to see if it plays as good as it looks.