XI
you are not logged in
News

MNR: Road Trip To Feature Improved Racing Gameplay

Brakes, collisions, and improved drifting.

When ModNation Racers re-launches for the PlayStation Vita next year it won’t just be a simple port. San Diego Studios recently posted a short lost of improvements it is making to the core racing gameplay, the first being “controlled” drifting, allowing players more freedom of movement when sliding around corners, with drifts now being easier to link too.

Collisions have also been¬†softened too. Anyone who has hands-on experience with ModNation Racer, especially the online component, will know that accidentally trading paint with obstacles can leaving you in last place for the remainder of the race. In Road Trip these “dead stops” are nullified, making it easy to recover after crashing, auto-correcting your path instead of forcing you to reverse and get back onto the track.

Aside from addition of brakes, the developer also revealed that all PS3 tracks imported into Road Trip will be playable with the improved control scheme.

Source: PlayStation Blog

15 Comments
  1. tonycawley
    Pint! Pint!
    Since: Feb 2009

    Modnation was awesome, let down only by horrific loading times and the terrible online meaning races only ever got 4 or 5 people in. Instead of filling each lobby they just created new lobbies and I’ve no idea why. You could also only race against people in your region which was pretty toss. This game was made for vita, if they correct those problems it’ll be an awesome game.

    Comment posted on 13/12/2011 at 15:43.
    • Jim Hargreaves
      Member
      Since: Nov 2009

      Those are the exact three reasons that contributed to me ditching the game despite thinking the core gameplay and concepts were great.

      Comment posted on 13/12/2011 at 15:50.
    • kivi95
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      Well the psvita has alot of more RAM so the loading times whould be alot shorter :D.

      Comment posted on 13/12/2011 at 16:13.
    • Kennykazey
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      Yeah, if they sort those things out I might just be willing to buy it again for the Vita. The track-creation looks much better on the Vita. And it’s the creation I found to be the most fun.

      Comment posted on 13/12/2011 at 20:19.
  2. freezebug2
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Remember people, don’t create a German SS officer mod with his own chauffeur driven limo-kart as I did in MNR. They banned me for a fortnight! :O

    Comment posted on 13/12/2011 at 16:30.
    • HisNameWasBen
      Member
      Since: Mar 2010

      The exact same happened to me. :/

      Comment posted on 13/12/2011 at 16:47.
  3. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    THe main thing they need to sort out are the loading times. If that is cut, I’m buying, if not touched, I’m not buying.

    Comment posted on 13/12/2011 at 16:49.
    • TSBonyman
      Member
      Since: Dec 2009

      I’m thinking that loading times for any portable games would have to be reasonably swift and i think the PSP version loads faster – but that is lower quality and the Vita version will look more like the PS3 version so … this may be where the expensively new but faster memory cards will show their value. ;-)

      Comment posted on 13/12/2011 at 22:24.
  4. james_m2603
    Member
    Since: Jan 2010

    Short lost? ;)
    looking forward to this. Need vita. Need this.

    Comment posted on 13/12/2011 at 18:51.
  5. MICKY17
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    Look forward to playing this on Vita. Really enjoyed the PS3 version and with a touch screen the track creation should be great.

    Comment posted on 13/12/2011 at 18:58.
  6. enroene
    Member
    Since: Nov 2010

    This will be great for the Vita but does it have cross play or whatever its called

    Comment posted on 14/12/2011 at 08:48.
  7. enroene
    Member
    Since: Nov 2010

    This will be great for the Vita but does it have cross play or whatever its called?

    Comment posted on 14/12/2011 at 08:50.
    • enroene
      Member
      Since: Nov 2010

      Sorry for double post.

      Comment posted on 14/12/2011 at 08:51.
  8. bacon_nuts
    Member
    Since: Mar 2011

    Sounds better, got really annoyed by Modnation, might not buy it again unless it’s much better.

    Comment posted on 15/12/2011 at 01:04.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Latest Comments

TSA Meets

  • None today