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Wreckfest PS5 trailer is car-smashing 4K action

The Wreckfest PS5 version is officially one of the free PS Plus games for May, and a new trailer shows off the upgraded car carnage you can look forward to once it arrives.

The trailer for the new-gen version of Wreckfest: Drive Hard, Die Last takes you on a crash course of the new features coming to PS5. Here's a quick bullet list of everything Bugbear Entertainment and THQ Nordic have revealed for the Wreckfest PS5 version so far.

  • 60 FPS
  • 4K resolution
  • Faster loading times
  • Enhanced lighting
  • Improved visual effects
  • 24-player multiplayer
  • Controller haptic feedback

Wreckfest has been available on previous-gen consoles since 2019 (the PC version had an extensive early access period which ended with a full release in 2018), but its arrival on PS Plus will also mark its new-gen debut. If you aren't subscribed to PS Plus, you'll be able to pick up Wreckfest on PS5 by itself starting on June 1 as a $40 purchase, or as a $10 upgrade if you already own the PS4 version.

Wreckfest initially debuted as Bugbear Entertainment's Next Car Game. The studio behind the FlatOut games returned to the physics-based, destruction-ridden racing space with gusto, letting players compete in knock-down, drag-out races or abandon all pretense and simply slam into each other until their cars stopped working in demolition derby events. And now you get to enjoy all those smashed-up car parts in 4K and at 60 frames per second on PS5.

See what else is coming with our big guide to upcoming PS5 games.

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