Update Speculation thread

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  1. Betatester

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    ... when did I say that? How did I say that?

    I did not explicitly say that Career Mode would be present in 0.17. Maybe I wasn't clear enough when I didn't include it in my predictions for 0.17.
     
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  2. ManfredE3

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    "If it isn't in 0.17 then probably in 0.18" sounds a lot like you're expecting it in either of those updates to me
     
  3. BigHeadedRacer

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    Let's just agree it'll be coming at some point :)
     
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  4. Yama

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    May be or may not be
     
  5. Betatester

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    Yes, IF. When they released big blog about the past, present, and future of BeamNG.drive, which was over one month before the release of 0.6, I'm sure the lot of us thought that such a feature as Replay system (which, at that point, was "undergoing research") would not be released with it. But you know what? It was released with that very version.

    And here we are talking about Career Mode, which is largely an expanded campaign with potentially more features, which was confirmed almost eight months ago now. Not to mention, the groundwork for the feature was announced in "Something is Still On the Horizon" as well. That was over three years ago. I can't really be convinced that it's such a complex feature that the slim chance it could be released with 0.17 isn't there.
     
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  6. Confused_Deer43

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    Keep in mind, career mode might possibly come out first as a very basic and bare-boned concept, since the game is still alpha, and be expanded or totally reworked and changed until the game's final release.
    Take wreckfest's career mode for example.
     
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  7. ManfredE3

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    The way I see it, adding career mode before the UI wouldn't make much sense since that would have a lot of UI elements. We haven't heard anything about the UI in a long time though. If they go ahead with a rework to systems like achievements and scenarios/campaigns, those too since they are related to career mode. In other words, there's a lot of elements that should come first that themselves seem far away.

    Most companies in this position would add career mode step by step, starting with some sorta beta version. Right now I don't think we have enough information to say if how far along it'll be when the steam version of the game sees it.

    As for it's release, it's been said to be "soon" a couple of times now if I remember correctly. We've seen hints of it for years now, and we know internal prototypes have been tested. I am not expecting any form of career mode release until we see some sort of in game footage, any sort of "coming in such and such year" like in Over the Horizon and the 0.15 devblog and the Bremen news interview comment I'm just brushing off as someone trying to get people interested. Seems that's all the comment in the Bremen interview was and I suspect it's all the 0.15 devblog comment will turn out to be.
     
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  8. zestyfolfdude

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    The early groundwork might get laid in .17 and .18, but I wouldn’t expect a playable career mode in the near future at all. Remember, Small Island and Port need to get revamped still, AI needs to improve, traffic needs to be implemented ,more content needs to be added, and the UI rework needs to be finished...
    On another note, I hope AI pathways and waypoints are repositioned and improves when the map updates are implemented.
     
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  9. The Gas Station

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    ETK 856 ttSport+ offers a 3 liter inline 6 @ 322 hp - pretty powerful for a wagon, but as far as preformance wagons go it is nothing. The Volvo V60 Polestar has 4 cilinder engine providing 362 hp.

    There are plenty of ridiculusly fast german wagons out there... here are just a few examples

    BMW M550d xDrive Touring with a diesel inline 6 with 400 hp
    Audi RS4 has a 2.9 liter V6 with around 450 hp (which is pretty much the same output as the ETK "trackday", which outputs 451 hp from it's 3 liter inline 6)
    Audi RS6 Avant has a 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 rocking 597 hp (Actually faster than an Audi R8?!?)
    Mercedes E63S Wagon AMG with a 4 liter twin turbo V8 with 603 hp- almost double that of the ETK 856 ttSport+ which is really pretty fast to begin with.

    I personally don't really see the K-series and the 800-series getting a V8 or a V10. I think it would not fit the feeling of the car, and honestly, I don't think these cars were meant to be extreme high end sport models. The "trackday" K-series further proves it- it's a modified non-factory car, meant to be as fast as possible, yet it's rocking the 3 liter i-6. If the K-series had a stronger engine option, the "trackday" would be built of off that! If an ETK car were to get a new V8 or V10, I think it should be a dedicated sports or super car such as the Audi R8 or Mercedes AMG GT.
    But I think that the 800-series could get the stage 1 turbo of the K-series. 450 hp puts it right in the middle of the field in between those german ridiculus wagons.
     
  10. Fera

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    You all seem to be oblivious to the fact that career mode has been a work in progress for years. If that sentence from the 0.15 blogpost is correct, this would mean that career mode was far enough along back in December for them to think that it could be ready by the end of the year.
     
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  11. Vess Osiris

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    Quick thought, why doesn't BeamNG have a modern muscle car? (Challenger, Mustang, ect.) I personally would have liked to see that over another older muscle car. Don't get me wrong, I love big v8 old school muscle cars, but I think BeamNG needs a more modern muscle car. 0.18 Possibly?
     
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  12. ManfredE3

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    I mentioned that it has been. However, I honestly think someone just got ovezealous while writing that statement. I was skeptical when we heard it with that interview around the time the bus came out, I was skeptical when the 0.15 devblog came out, and I still am. Sure we could see something in the next 4.5 months, but I wouldn't be surprised if we do not. Yes they have been working on some prototypes which they might be able to put in. But I don't think we should assume it will be.
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    There's a ton the game needs content wise, but the old promised content needs to be finished and older content brought up to current standards first. I assume the Wendover will come immediately after the Bluebuck because they probably just want that controversial car over and done with. Plus, there isn't much to add for it. A lot of the LeGran powertrain with little non-factory content, so it should be quick to produce.
     
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  13. Shotgun Chuck

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    One thing about that. When the K-series in particular was released, it was, as far as I can remember, said to be in an incomplete state, with more coming down the pike. That more never came. It is entirely possible that variants like the Kc6tx Trackday will get different engines in the future - remember also the custom & off-road Gavrils when the 5.5L V8 was added to the game.

    However I will admit that the idea of a V8 or especially a V10 in what is, as far as I know, a 3-series-size car, is more in tune with the previous decade when it was still possible to have some differentiation between makes and models, rather than the current decade where even performance cars must pretend to be green.
     
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  14. vmlinuz

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    Lolno



     
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  15. Fera

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    Basing a modern American car off a charger would kill 3 birds with one stone. It would fill the roles or modern American sedan, modern muscle car, and modern American police car.
     
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  16. Shotgun Chuck

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    A few somewhat decent cars in a sea of downsized, turbocharged sameness. Even two of those have replaced their NA V6 base models with turbo I4s, and the one that hasn't is practically a holdover from the previous decade anyway.
     
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  17. vmlinuz

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    It's not "green," it's cheaper to make.
     
  18. zestyfolfdude

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    aw here we go
     
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  19. Srockzz

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    My only comment on the era of i4 Turbos is that, in testing they are infact more fuel efficient, but in reality its impossible to reach those numbers.

    My Bmw for instance comes with a 2 liter i4 and supposedly gets 23 city 34 highway, 27 combined and let me tell you, its a bunch of lies. Its getting 15 at best. The problem is even worse when i compared with the mileage a friend was getting on a 325i (Big 3L i6) getting 22mpg. And even worse when compared witht he mileage im getting with a Chevy Tahoe. That truck consumes the same amount of fuel, while having an N/A 5.3L V8.

    A big example of this and how car makers are not even going away from downsizing is the Fiat Twinair engine. It was almost impossible to get the EPA numbers without driving like a granny.
     
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  20. crazikyle

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    I love how fuel efficient GM trucks are. With careful driving, I've managed to get Silverados and Tahoes up to 25+ mpgs
     
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