Carmageddon: Reincarnation will put its pedal to the metal on PlayStation 4, developer Stainless Games has announced. Following a successful Kickstarter campaign for the PC release last year, the studio has sourced an additional round of funding that has brought the total investment for the reboot up to $3.5 million. A large chunk of the cash was stumped up by Bullfrog co-founder Les Edgar, who’s a shareholder in the company.
"We are delighted to have fully funded Carmageddon: Reincarnation without having to go outside of the collective of our own company, shareholders, and fans," said company gaffer Patrick Buckland. "It allows us to maintain a true independence and creative control whilst not having to compromise quality or content by budgetary constraints."
Stainless Games was listed amongst the teams working on the PS4 earlier in the year, but the studio admits that it doesn’t actually have access to a development kit yet. Still, it’s eager to get to grips with the next generation console’s developer-friendly architecture. “It looks like the whole [multiplatform] process is going to be somewhat less complex than it has been,” said Carmageddon boss Neil Barnden in an interview with Eurogamer.net.
Naturally, the developer doesn’t have a release date for the title at the moment, but it’s aiming to at least show something in the autumn. "We won't do anything until we feel confident that the first perception for the audience is the right one," said publishing director Jason Garber. "Taking into account that we're at a certain stage with our development right now, we think that near the end – let's say somewhere up and around gamescom, a little bit later, there will be the first public possibility to view the game."
See you at the Eurogamer Expo, then.