Update Speculation thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by crazikyle, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. EruptionTyphlosion

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    Updated ECA is going to be amazing. Seeing the comparisons between the current and updated map is mind blowing.

    We still haven't even seen Firwood. I can only imagine what it looks like now.

    For many of us, East Coast was THE free roam map for quite a while. Seeing it updated to Italy levels of quality (although I think it looks even better), is going to be an amazing experience.
     
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  2. Cory5503

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    I'd be willing to put it out there that it is slightly possible that the update could be, while not exactly likely, released on the Fourth of July or the Friday following it: The maps that were being updated are all located in the US, where the Fourth of July is independence day; they captioned their instagram teaser "soon," which is unlike the devs to say that if the update isn't actually "soon"; and if the needle falls in the right haystack and the Bluebuck is released, an American car following the US independence day guess, that would sort of make sense.
     
  3. EruptionTyphlosion

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    Nope. Way too short of a span between of updates, especially when 0.16 was pushed back due to the Nvidia fiasco.

    I predict late August.
     
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  4. Cory5503

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    I mean, it's been 2 months since the last update... they used to release updates with that amount of time between them rather frequently.
    EDIT: But as I stated before, it's possible, just not likely.
     
  5. Alex [ITA]

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    That's a lot of speculation. The revamped East Coast could become my favourite map improvement so far.
    The Bluebuck seems finished, from the video we've all seen, so that could be part of the next update that could not be that close (contrary to what Cory said) since they probably will release both the map updates (or at least what is ready) and the vehicle together.
    But it will only happen Soon.
     
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  6. EruptionTyphlosion

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    Again, this is what I see coming in regards to major content:

    Very Likely:
    Map Upgrades for Small Island, Port, Industrial Site, Derby Arenas, ECA, and Hirochi Raceway

    Possible:
    Map Upgrades for future maps - Not sure how far the upgrades will go.
    Gavril Bluebuck - Sure it's in game, but all the Autobello teasers were too, and we know how long it took for it to release.
    Traffic - There was a teaser, but that's it.
     
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  7. Flippi 284

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    Finally we're getting new water for fast moving areas. Seeing those modded maps with waterfalls that just used the same ocean/lake water texture did not fit at all.
     
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  8. vmlinuz

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    Yeah, that's gonna run like shit. Hope you're ready to plunk down $10,000 for a brand-new RTX 4080 Ti two-way SLI setup just to run that on low settings. I mean, all those particles? Come on...
     
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  9. EruptionTyphlosion

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    ECA's performance should be interesting. It may be detailed and dense, but it is smaller than Italy and bypasses the optimization issues WCA has. Not sure how it will play out in the long run.
     
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  10. zestyfolfdude

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    We don’t know really when the map updates were started- if they’re nearly done, why wait to release them? They could be ready on Thursday or slightly later- We don’t know.
     
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  11. Carlover0529

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    Updates on ECA look beautiful. I'm afraid that I won't be able to run the program though after the next update, being I'm on a 2011 Toshiba laptop. Is there any way I can put automatic updates on hold until I can afford a gaming PC? Apologies for off-topic.
     
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  12. EruptionTyphlosion

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    Worse comes to worse you can always switch back to 0.14 via Steam. Sure, you'll lose Italy too, but if you're having serious FPS issues Italy probably won't work for you anyway.

    Yes, you can also put automatic updates on hold. https://appuals.com/how-to-disable-steam-auto-updates/
     
  13. (GNG) [S.PLH] wearyNATE15

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    what video of the bluebuck?
     
  14. EruptionTyphlosion

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    I'm sure there will be legacy versions on the repo
     
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  16. EruptionTyphlosion

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    I'd love to see them this week as much as the next guy, I just highly doubt we will get an update this week. We have never gotten an update in early July IIRC.
     
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  18. vmlinuz

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    The Bluebuck looks about done and has been in development at least since January. Given that it doesn't get much more American than an early 60's, V8-powered large sedan, I would not be surprised (but also do not expect) if we saw it released sometime around the 4th of July, maybe with an American flag skin to go with the rocket bus. The map updates will probably be released much later on.

    Keep in mind, this is BeamNG.drive, not BeamNG.lookAtThePrettyMaps. The two most important things are the official vehicles and the physics engine.
     
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  19. EruptionTyphlosion

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    If you look at the ramps, there is a Bluebuck body rolling behind them.
    --- Post updated ---
    If the ECA updates aren't coming soon, why are they being teased this aggressively? 3 teasers in the past week.
     
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  20. vmlinuz

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    I suspect they want to release all the map updates all at the same time, not just ECA.
     
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