Update: THQ Nordic has confirmed that a similar paid upgrade will also follow for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S owners later this year, so at least the option will be there if you want it. Nice to know!
Original story: Earlier this month, the destruction-fuelled Xbox Game Pass racer Wreckfest received a patch for Xbox Series X which brought the game up to 4K, 60 frames per-second, but now it's getting an actual paid upgrade on PS5.
This upgrade will cost $10 for PlayStation 4 owners of the game, and is being described as "the best Wreckfest experience on consoles ever," offering up to 24 player races in multiplayer, as well as enhanced visuals such as "dynamic dirt on vehicles, better textures, and improved visual effects."
- Dynamic dirt on vehicles
- Improved shadows, particles, and environment lighting
- Higher resolution textures
- Increased amount of foliage
- New visual effects for skidmarks
- DualSense haptic effects
- Much faster loading times
Strangely, there's no word on whether Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S owners will have a chance to upgrade their copies of Wreckfest to access these new features, but at the moment, it looks like they're PlayStation exclusive.
In all honesty, we'd rather take the free 4K, 60FPS patch on Xbox Game Pass over the paid $10 upgrade, but if you're a big fan of Wreckfest, this isn't great. The PS5 version releases this June, so we may get more details before then.
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