Stainless Games reveals that the controversial Carmageddon series will be making its way to consoles, with Carmageddon: Max Damage expected to release for Xbox One and PS4.
The 1990s was a decade filled with controversial video games. The era saw the release of such gaming staples as Mortal Kombat, Doom, and the original Grand Theft Auto, all of which causing outcries from sections of the media. Another game that offered up ultra-violence to the masses was Carmageddon, and it turns out that the series is going to be forging a bloody track to consoles in the near future through Carmageddon: Max Damage.
It’s been revealed that Carmageddon: Max Damage is going to be released for PS4 and Xbox One, with a release date expected for mid-2016. Built by Stainless Games, the original series’ developer that also helmed last year’s PC-only crowdfunded reboot Carmageddon: Reincarnation, the title will aim to bring back the chaotic mess of the originals, offering up high-speed races where the aim isn’t just to finish ahead of the pack.
The original games offered up a number of ways to win each stage, from normal racing through to destroying all other cars or pedestrians, and it looks as though Max Damage is going to follow suit. The game offers up over 30 different vehicles for the racers to unlock, with the aim of destroying opponents or mowing down pedestrians. Meanwhile, it seems as though the title will bring in a wide variety of environments, including open-world areas and small battle arenas.
The game will also provide players with three different game modes. Alongside the Career mode, which allows the player to rise through the Carmageddon ranks, it seems as though a Freeplay mode can also be unlocked. Meanwhile, developer Stainless Games will also be including a multiplayer element.
Carmageddon fans will be hoping that the game builds upon what Stainless Games brought back with last year’s PC-only Carmageddon: Reincarnation. Unfortunately, the reboot did not quite live up to the expectations of the previous games, in spite of the title being helmed by the development team of the first two Carmageddon games. However, more may perhaps be expected of this follow-up, which will apparently also be made available on PC.
It remains to be seen just how Carmageddon: Max Damage will sit with the modern gaming audience, and whether the irreverent humor and action is matched by a solid final product. The original series is mainly remembered for its controversy rather than the genuine quality of the games, with some regions even replacing pedestrians with either zombies or robots. When Carmageddon: Max Damage launches, hopefully the title will follow in the footsteps of the original games, with plenty of quality behind the initial shock factor.
Carmageddon: Max Damage will be released for Xbox One and PS4 in mid-2016, with Stainless Games also expected to release the game for PC.