The roads won't be safe much longer as the Flatout franchise is looking to make a home on the Xbox 360 later this year.
After selling more than one million copies of Flatout 2, which also received a number of "Best of 2006" accolades from various media, Empire Interactive, wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings, today announced a follow-up and 360 debut of the series.
Entitled Flatout Ultimate Carnage, developer Bugbear Entertainment is rebuilding the title from the ground-up to take advantage of the 360 hardware and implement new features.
The new title will bump the number of racers at one time up to 12 cars onscreen, pitting four additional cars against players in every competition. Five all-new single player modes and two original multiplayer game modes over Xbox Live will also be making a debut in Ultimate Carnage. Of course, downloadable content will also be available over Xbox Live.
Utilizing the new technology, more than 8,000 dynamic objects will appear on every track, up from 5,000 per track in Flatout 2. The game will also display wide screen high definition resolution (720p), dynamic lighting and shadowing and real-time environment mapping on all vehicles, which are developed with 20,000 polygons per car (Flatout 2 used 7,500 per car).
The announcement of Flatout Ultimate Carnage comes as the first for Empire Interactive since its acquisition by Silverstar. Currently, the game is scheduled for a June release.