Updates will then continue for the Early Access build in the following months, with backers who pledged $15 or more getting the standard edition of Reincarnation free.
The studio plans for the return of the series to hit Xbox One and PS4 too, with Mac and Linux (SteamOS!) getting violent love as well.
"We are delighted to be making this announcement today. Anticipation for the arrival of this new chapter in the life of the Carmageddon Brand has been building since we regained the rights. The existing Carmageddon community and a whole new generation of fans is out there waiting for this, and with Early Access on Steam they’ll be able to play, engage with us and give feedback as we continue towards the full release," said Jason Garber of Stainless Games.
“We’re really excited that the world will soon have Carmageddon unleashed upon it again. The good, the bad, and the elderly… they’re all fair game on the streets of Bleak City where the cars are carnivores and the cows’ bowels are loosening. Max Damage is BACK – and he wants to make a hood ornament out of your granny’s giblets!” said Neil Barnden, Stainless Co-Founder and Brand Director. The ended with $625,143 from 15,736 backers.
The original Carmageddon skidded into our lives in 1997, running over the neighbour’s dog. It was the "poster child for everything that’s wrong – and therefore right – in videogames." It releases on PC, Xbox One and PS4 in 2014.