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Next Car Game Update Adds LAN Support for Multiplayer, New Engine
BugBear Entertainment’s demolition derby racer Next Car Game has been live on Steam since January 15. However, the developers had gone quiet about is for some time until recently.
A new update has been made to the game which adds a long list of new features to the game apart from rewriting the engine completely.
For those of you who have been playing the game and have been interested in getting to play it with your friends sitting close to you, the update has added LAN support. This includes both the race and derby modes and will support up to 12 players at a time.
That being said, the developer has stated in the official change log that ‘the performance of the server has a significant effect on the client’s performance, and if the server is struggling you might experience additional lag on the clients.
If you’re experiencing lag, it’s recommended to lower the quality settings via the launcher.’
The input system for Next Car Game will now support a proper H Shifter, analogue handbrake, D-pad as well as look around for DirectInput devices. While playing the game you will now experience an improved AI behavior (they will stay on track in a more natural way).
More than that, all the camera views have been reworked i.e. FOV, position etc., and a new improved camera system has been put in place. Improvements have also been made to the damage system, user interface, vehicles, vehicle dynamics, weathers and tracks.
Oh and by the way, there is a new American Muscle Car in the Next Car Game now!