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Analysis Trailer Hot Wheels Unleashed PS5 Gameplay - (4K 60FPS) Official Launch

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Just got a chance to play Early Hot Wheels Unleashed on PS5. I hope you guys enjoy the gameplay.


Collect the best vehicles in the Hot Wheels™ universe, build spectacular tracks and dive into breathtaking races.

COLLECTOR OR ARTIST? BOTH

The most iconic and sought after Hot Wheels™ vehicles are waiting for you. Get ready to make them race at full speed!

ALWAYS RUNNING

Prove your skills by competing in awesome races and get ready for pure fun! Drift, charge the booster and launch yourself into spectacular loops. But be careful! If you're too slow gravity will do its job.
The bigger the challenge, the greater the glory.
Race side by side with your friends in split screen mode for 2 players or face up to 12 opponents in online challenges.

CREATE THE SHAPE OF YOUR TRACK

Waiting to host your races are enormous interactive environments with their own distinguishing features, where every object can become an integral part of the track.
Unleash your creativity with the most exciting track editor ever! Build your track by taking advantage of what surrounds you, and create amazing layouts inside and outside the race course. Bend and stretch the iconic "orange piece", add loops, special boosters, obstacles and special elements to make an incredible amusement park for your races.

Size: 18GB

  • Multiplayer FAQ
  • Cross-play is supported on consoles of the same family. PS4 players can play with PS5 players, and Xbox One players can play with Xbox Series X players.
  • 2-player split screen is supported
  • Online multiplayer can include up to 12 players as long as they’re playing on the same platform

Hot Wheels Unleashed PS5 Gameplay
 

ParaSeoul

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So is there music or are we just going to be listening to that droning engine noise? game seems fun and look pretty good,really impressive for a budget licensed game.
 
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MaKTaiL

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This would have been a perfect PS Plus/Game Pass game.

EDIT

Apparently the game is not even cross-buy. You have to buy PS4/PS5 versions separately.
 
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Markio128

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I’m loving the look of this game - just pure arcade racing fun. The vehicles look so detailed and realistic as well. There is definitely room in my collection for this one.
 
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Seems like the single player is kind of lackluster. It will probably live and die by track creation and the online mode. And the bad news for online racing is it appears that you don't get penalized heavily for slamming into or riding walls. Lot's of physics complaints mentioned too but it is hard to trust reviewers one way or another in that regard.

Also, $89.99.
 
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Bo_Hazem

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Ps plus in a few months kind of fun?

 
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All things considered the reviews are great. It seems the biggest concerns with the game can all pretty much be fixed with DLC to be honest.
 

Kilau

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The frame rate seems to drop pretty often, is that just the video or in the actual game play also?
 

rubhen925

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The frame rate seems to drop pretty often, is that just the video or in the actual game play also?
Drops occur when turning/drifting in close proximity to other cars. I've noticed it a couple times myself
 

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Just got a chance to play Early Hot Wheels Unleashed on PS5. I hope you guys enjoy the gameplay.


Collect the best vehicles in the Hot Wheels™ universe, build spectacular tracks and dive into breathtaking races.

COLLECTOR OR ARTIST? BOTH

The most iconic and sought after Hot Wheels™ vehicles are waiting for you. Get ready to make them race at full speed!

ALWAYS RUNNING

Prove your skills by competing in awesome races and get ready for pure fun! Drift, charge the booster and launch yourself into spectacular loops. But be careful! If you're too slow gravity will do its job.
The bigger the challenge, the greater the glory.
Race side by side with your friends in split screen mode for 2 players or face up to 12 opponents in online challenges.

CREATE THE SHAPE OF YOUR TRACK

Waiting to host your races are enormous interactive environments with their own distinguishing features, where every object can become an integral part of the track.
Unleash your creativity with the most exciting track editor ever! Build your track by taking advantage of what surrounds you, and create amazing layouts inside and outside the race course. Bend and stretch the iconic "orange piece", add loops, special boosters, obstacles and special elements to make an incredible amusement park for your races.

Size: 18GB

  • Multiplayer FAQ
  • Cross-play is supported on consoles of the same family. PS4 players can play with PS5 players, and Xbox One players can play with Xbox Series X players.
  • 2-player split screen is supported
  • Online multiplayer can include up to 12 players as long as they’re playing on the same platform

Hot Wheels Unleashed PS5 Gameplay
That looks awesome. Could be my new Dirt 5 replacement.
 

Kilau

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Drops occur when turning/drifting in close proximity to other cars. I've noticed it a couple times myself
Ah, bummer. Hopefully they can iron that out or maybe xsx with vrr. Feel like my kids would enjoy this a lot.
 

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Maybe it's just me, but I feel like what this game is missing is more cars on the track. When I think Hotwheels, I'm thinking a barrage of cars bouncing into each other. Shooting down tracks and getting knocked around. With these new consoles, there should be no problem having something like 100 cars on the track at one time, no? Kind of like a Trackmania but better graphics.
 

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I like the look of this but I ain't gonna buy it. I'd have needed reviews cover the 'surprisingly deep' single player career mode to even think about it. standard races and time attacks arent enough to drop cash on it.

it appears that you don't get penalized heavily for slamming into or riding walls.

I think of all franchises where this is ok, hotwheels should get a pass.
 

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Always wanted an up to date hot wheels game but this looks so boring:messenger_sad_relieved:

I was with you at first, the racing is very meat-and-potatoes, no combat or much crazy like that.

But look at videos more carefully and watch for the air-adjust moves as well as the grav-mag switch... there looks to be great technique and finesse in how you manage a race and find new ways to checkpoints. Plus, the Track Builder is insane, you can have simple full-speed courses or you can fill it up with impossible obstacles and hazards.

It might ultimately not sustain you if you're not into building and testing user-created tracks (and I'm not sure how that'd work online except against bots?), and if you don't have kids around it probably won't spend enough time in your disc drive/HDD to really compel you to get into it. Maybe it won't work out for you. But the more I look at it, the more I appreciate that they didn't "over-design" the gameplay with a lot of mechanics to put the focus too many places besides pure driving challenge. Learn your car's performance values, master the drift, study the track carefully for ways to improve your line, and have fun.
 

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9/10 for a game that only has two race types. Normal race and time attacks. Boss races are just normal races with more environmental hazards...... right
As long as it's good racing I'm very happy with one race type. Wipeout Pulse / HD forcing me in campaign to do a bunch of shit I didn't want to is annoying AF. I just want to arcade race.

The reviews for this game are excellent. I'm buying in.
 

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My son is really into hot wheels so I’ll probably get it for the switch. Though it looks like a micro transaction riddled game.
 
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Markio128

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My son is really into hot wheels so I’ll probably get it for the switch. Though it looks like a micro transaction riddled game.
I’m not sure that it is micro transaction riddled. It may appear that way with how the cars are revealed in the boxes, but I believe all of the cars can be collected without additional payment. The only issue is that you can’t control which car you win, in that it is completely random, meaning you can win multiples of the same vehicle.
 
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9/10 for a game that only has two race types. Normal race and time attacks. Boss races are just normal races with more environmental hazards...... right

A racing game thats good at the racing part gets a 9/10?
For shame!

When it hits Gamepass next month Ill play the shit out of it.
Milestone really have mastered Unreal Engine at this point.
Looking at some of the screenshots this game looks absolutely stunning.
 

Markio128

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A racing game thats good at the racing part gets a 9/10?
For shame!

When it hits Gamepass next month Ill play the shit out of it.
Milestone really have mastered Unreal Engine at this point.
Looking at some of the screenshots this game looks absolutely stunning.
Is it coming to game pass next month?
 

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Just got a chance to play Early Hot Wheels Unleashed on PS5. I hope you guys enjoy the gameplay.


Collect the best vehicles in the Hot Wheels™ universe, build spectacular tracks and dive into breathtaking races.

COLLECTOR OR ARTIST? BOTH

The most iconic and sought after Hot Wheels™ vehicles are waiting for you. Get ready to make them race at full speed!

ALWAYS RUNNING

Prove your skills by competing in awesome races and get ready for pure fun! Drift, charge the booster and launch yourself into spectacular loops. But be careful! If you're too slow gravity will do its job.
The bigger the challenge, the greater the glory.
Race side by side with your friends in split screen mode for 2 players or face up to 12 opponents in online challenges.

CREATE THE SHAPE OF YOUR TRACK

Waiting to host your races are enormous interactive environments with their own distinguishing features, where every object can become an integral part of the track.
Unleash your creativity with the most exciting track editor ever! Build your track by taking advantage of what surrounds you, and create amazing layouts inside and outside the race course. Bend and stretch the iconic "orange piece", add loops, special boosters, obstacles and special elements to make an incredible amusement park for your races.

Size: 18GB

  • Multiplayer FAQ
  • Cross-play is supported on consoles of the same family. PS4 players can play with PS5 players, and Xbox One players can play with Xbox Series X players.
  • 2-player split screen is supported
  • Online multiplayer can include up to 12 players as long as they’re playing on the same platform

Hot Wheels Unleashed PS5 Gameplay
The person in the video set it to easy and was half a track in front of the other cars after the first lap. How is that even fun?
 
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