Here’s a quick update on the big 1.5 release coming soon and to highlight some of the new features, when the release is live a full list of features will be provided.
The bulk of the work has been done, the new tracks are done, and the new AI system has been implemented! Right now the final polish, bug fixes and most importantly the fine-tuning of upgrades and AI trucks is being finalised.
The race track artwork has been completely re-done from scratch, and uses the latest graphics enhancements such as PBR (Physically Based Rendering) to make the game look even more realistic.
Improved truck cosmetics
The truck body paint and tyres now used improved shaders and look much better in-game. The truck customise screen has also been greatly improved.
Auto-matching for Multiplayer
Many players complained that they had troubles matching people in multiplayer games.
We have implemented an ‘auto-matchmaking’ feature for multiplayer, which will automatically connect you to race against other players in your region if you have the ‘auto-matchmake’ setting turned on. So during single player mode, you will get a small notification to join a multiplayer race, when you click on the ok button, you will be moved into that race!
No more sitting on the multiplayer matching screen waiting for someone to join!
Multiplayer sync improvements
Multiplayer sync has received a complete overhaul, synchronisation of opponents trucks is now much smoother and more accurate than it was previously.
Longer content path
Previously players were completing the game too quickly, so the upgrade path is now more lengthy and costly, and players will need to race in multiplayer and daily challenge races to augment their income in order to beat the higher level AI opponents in career mode. Players will now need all 4 parts to upgrade a specific section of the truck , and will need to enter multiplayer or daily challenge races to get these parts.
Brand new AI system
The brand new AI system is complete and the new system has much more intelligent AI trucks than before.
Coming in the 1.5.1 update (roughly 2-3 weeks after the 1.5 Update)
An asynchronous challenge system with virtual cash betting.
Challenge another player to a race time on a specific track, and try set a race time they can’t beat!
Place a bet in virtual cash, select an opponent, race your lap and they will receive the challenge and will race against your ghost car. The player who wins the challenge wins the virtual currency bet!
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