The split-screen chaos of Can’t Drive This hits PS4 and PS5 March 19 – PlayStation.Blog


Hi, I’m Steve, Creative Director and Producer at Pixel Maniacs. We are the developers of Can’t Drive This – our answer to the question “Why are there no more couch games?”. And we have a big announcement to make: Can’t Drive This is coming March 19th for PS4 and PS5!

We’re also proud to say that we teamed up with Perp Games (The Walking Dead: Rush, Creed: Rise to Fame) to bring Can’t Drive This to shelves too! So if you have a PS4 or a PS5 with a disc slot, you can get a physical copy of the game to add to your collection. As a fairly new studio, we’re really excited about it. Seriously, if you go back in time and tell the 12 year old versions of us, they’ll explode in excitement.

A player drives. You build the road. Simultaneously.

In Can’t Drive This one player drives a monster truck while another player builds the road. If the truck drives too slowly, it will explode in a big, fiery game.

Basically the game is two in one:

  1. The driver is playing an arcade racing game with ultra-realistic non-physics (if you can spin an actual monster truck in mid-air, I’ll retract that statement, but please don’t try).
  1. The builder plays pseudo-Tetris, where instead of Tetrimini you get everything from an intersection to a construction hammer to a wind turbine that is supposed to make the life of the drivers miserable.

Tell me mode!

There are four unpredictable modes that offer varying levels of startling chaos that will scream your friends. It even includes time travel! Dun dun dun.

  1. in the MileageThere is a builder. With their help, up to three drivers race for the high score. This is the pure, filtered experience that I cannot drive.
  2. in the Game of drones (understand?) A builder and 1-3 drivers collect all tokens in a level to get to the next, more difficult level. Drones too! You drop EMP mines that temporarily disable your trucks.
  3. Pick up the egg (Yes, E.g.) Two driver-builder teams compete against each other in an epic, flagless match from Capture the Flag. Instead, head to the opposing team’s base to collect a 300 pound concrete egg. Take it back to your home base to score.
  4. Finally when you have no friends – – In Lone Racer you switch between the two roles. Build the road as fast as you can. Then when you switch to driving, time rewinds and passes – you build the road while you’re there – you run on it.

Multiplayer? Adaptation!

Team up with your preferred (or completely random) person online in online multiplayer mode to practice your skills in the game of drones, or climb the leaderboards in leaderboards. But what’s the point of a multiplayer game if you can’t flaunt your swag, right? So that’s what we figured, which is why we’ve added over a billion (with a B) customization options.

Perform tricks and stunts to unlock new spoilers, noses, liveries and more. No matter what you are looking for, we have it all!

Cat ear headband? Check.

Fox tail spoiler? Check.

Pirate hat? Check.

Pig tail, googly-eyed, triple exhaust rocking monster truck with an octopus theme? Okay, maybe we don’t have it all … just kidding. Quadruple examination.

Did you mention something about PS5?

I did! We’re really excited to bring Can’t Drive This to PS4 and PS5! We are particularly pleased about the DualSense controller. We really love the adaptive triggers because they just add so much to how the game feels.

If you’re playing as a builder, rotate the tiles with R1 / R2 and L1 / L2 before placing them. Here the adaptive triggers behave more like buttons, are initially super stiff and release immediately if they are pressed hard enough. As a driver, the R2 trigger always plays a certain amount of force while driving, just like an accelerator pedal. The faster you go, the tighter it gets!

Do you remember I mentioned that monster trucks explode if you go too slow? Well, before they do, they glow (because they get hot and it looks cool). On PS5, the R2 trigger starts to rumble as well, prompting you to get started!

In Game of Drones, if you get hit by one of those nasty EMP mines, the trigger along with your truck will go completely slack as long as the truck is deactivated.

See you on the street!

With that said, I want to thank you for reading this to the end. Or at least, to scroll down to the bottom and read that last paragraph. I know this is not an award ceremony, but before I go I would also like to say a quick thank you to our great partners at FFF Bayern who helped fund the game (it would not have been possible without you). and our community for not giving up on us. Big thanks also to our friends at Massive Miniteam for helping with the PS5 version.

If you have any questions I’ll float around in the comments section. Thank you again for your time. See you on March 19th!

Take care and have fun from the whole team! Be quick friends!

* drops microphone *



Robert Dunfee