Xbox One/PS4/PC Getting New Destruction-Themed FlatOut Game

It's described as the "most ambitious title in the franchise's history."


A new demolition derby-style entry in the FlatOut racing series is currently in development for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, publisher Strategy First announced on Wednesday. The game, due in 2016, is being developed by Kylotonn Entertainment, the Paris-based studio behind games like Truck Racer and Motorcycle Club.

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Strategy First said it received "numerous" offers from "great" developers across the world, but decided to partner with Kylotonn because it believes the team has the necessary experience to revive the franchise with a game "that fans have been waiting for."

The first FlatOut, released in 2004 for Xbox and PC, was developed by Bugbear Entertainment. That studio also worked 2006's FlatOut 2 and 2007's FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage. In addition, Bugbear developed 2008 PSP game FlatOut: Head On, while subsequent installments FlatOut for Wii and FlatOut 3: Chaos and Destruction were developed by other studios.

The publisher went on to describe the new FlatOut game as the "most ambitious title in the franchise's history." To realize that vision, Strategy First and Kylotonn are inviting gamers to "get involved in the creative process," but official details regarding how the community will shape the game are being kept under wraps for now.

“FlatOut is our most important franchise," Strategy First director Emanuel Wall said in a statement. "There is a strong vocal community that have numerous constructive ideas and suggestions on what they would like to experience in an all new FlatOut."

For its part, Kylotonn director Roman Vincent said the new FlatOut will deliver "new experiences," though no further details were made available. We'll have more details on the new FlatOut as they're announced.

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