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ModNation Racers Goes Region Free

One world united in modding.

One (of a few) pet peeves we had with United Front Games’ ModNation Racers was its exclusionary practice of preventing gamers from different regions getting their race on together. There was some logic behind the madness, with the developers admitting that the xenophobic restriction was more due to how the game works; the need to build courses, mods and mod-mobiles and then deliver the mammoth of user-generated content to everyone involved somewhat tricky in the technology department. Restricting the streaming of assets to just people who were actually somewhat close to you more a performance decision than anything else.

They did admit that this area was something they were looking into, however, and lo and behold, by gum, they’ve cracked it.

ModNation Racers Update 1.4 does indeed now allow cross region invites. I feel a celebratory, one-world Meet coming on. I have to stop. I’m getting all misty.

Source: TheSixthAxis (!)
(Thanks RimJaw)

  1. Kennykazey
    Since: Mar 2010


    Comment posted on 17/09/2010 at 10:08.
  2. aerobes
    Since: Aug 2009

    This was a huge bugbear for me so I find this superb news.

    Comment posted on 17/09/2010 at 10:52.
  3. hol
    Since: Oct 2009

    Was this the patch released yesterday? That patch seems to have speeded up the loading quite a bit ;)

    Comment posted on 17/09/2010 at 12:37.
  4. DJ-Katy
    Since: Apr 2009

    Proving what I said earlier that it was just lazy programming in the first place.

    Comment posted on 17/09/2010 at 13:53.
  5. MXZ
    Since: Jul 2010

    So that update which i was forced to do earlier this morning was not a complte waste of time after all

    sweet :)

    Comment posted on 17/09/2010 at 17:05.
  6. MadJunkBoy
    Since: Aug 2010

    ahh… now i know what kind of modnation update it was=) so it wasn’t 256 mb(or something like that) thrown away=)

    Comment posted on 17/09/2010 at 19:02.
  7. Reedus
    Since: Oct 2008

    now I can finally participate in the TSA competitions! and now that I can, they won’t have them anymore! : P

    Comment posted on 17/09/2010 at 20:09.