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Wreckfest launching on PS5 4th May, free via PlayStation Plus

Wreckfest launching on PS5 4th May, free via PlayStation Plus

In a somewhat surprising turn of events, the upgraded version of Wreckfest is coming to PS5 on the 4th May 2021 and will be free to those with PlayStation Plus.

We originally reported that a natively remastered version of our favourite folk/banger racing game will be releasing on the 1st June, but today the PlayStation Blog revealed the May PlayStation Plus line-up and it includes Wreckfest on PS5 for active subscribers as an early treat.

Wreckfest PlayStation Plus May

The latest version not only includes 4K resolution and 60 frames per second visuals, but a host of PS5-specific changes including rapid loading times, dynamic dirt, more foliage, enhanced textures, revised lighting effects and DualSense haptic feedback. Online lobby size will be expanded from nine to 24 too.

We’ve had it confirmed by publisher relations that this is the new PS5 version originally scheduled for release at a later date and therefore not the same type already on Game Pass and PlayStation Now.

This will be a new SKU for PS5, and for non-PlayStation Plus subscribers there will with digital and retail versions launching for $39.99 / €39.99 / £34.99 and a PS4 upgrade option for $9.99 / €9.99 launching on the original 1st June date. But that’s all in June, those with PlayStation Plus can gain access for no additional fee nearly one month early. Thanks, Sony.

To be clear, this is only for those with a PS5, although if you plan on getting one in the future, you’ll be able to add it to your account for future use via the PlayStation web store or mobile app. It’s removed from the line-up on the 31st May, but if you’ve added it to your library, you can re-download it as many times as you fancy, provided you have an active subscription.

The other two games available are Battlefield V and Stranded Deep.

With just six days until release, it’s like Christmas has come early for Wreckfest fans. Now, about those PS5 availability issues…

Update, there’s now a new trailer for the PS5 version and it is looking glorious.

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