- SCEA San Diego Studios Community Manager Ramone Russell
has confirmed today that ModNation Racers PS3 update version 1.02 will arrive on August 4, 2010 and feature many improvements.
To quote: This Wednesday, August 4th at 2:00am (Pacific Time), the ModNation Racers Title Update 1.02 goes live improving many of the issues the community has been concerned about.
On behalf of [Register or Login to view links]
, we want to thank everyone for supporting ModNation and being patient as we've worked hard to make it the best experience possible. If you didn't see the patch details, here is a run down:
Load Time Improvements
While there are still loads, you will see decreases in load times throughout the game.
New "Casual" Difficulty Mode
We've added a "casual" difficulty setting in the options screen.
Challenge friends in XP Series
We've added the ability to invite your friends to XP Races & Series.
No more "Hot Lap" Cheaters
We fixed a bug that allowed players to cut the track and post unbeatable times in Hot Lap.
Get into Online Races Quicker
Along with improved load times, we've removed the online game room from the ModSpot so you can get into the race faster.
Improved Server Stability
We've addressed issues to improve intermittent disconnects that players were experiencing.
Three Challenges now more attainable
We wanted to provide you challenges, but didn't want to sacrifice fun. We found 3 challenges that proved extremely difficult and changed the conditions to complete them. This includes:
• Devastator takedown on Wild Run
• Devastator takedown on Modobahn
• Sideswipe 3 opponents on the cliff side on Fracture
The Tin Bucket Unlocked!
Finally this is an item is unlocked and available to everyone by default.
Collector Card Improvement
Now see all player creations in their entirety.
Improvements to ModNation Racers don't stop here, we are still constantly listening to the community and are committed to making ModNation Racers one of the most enjoyable experiences you'll have on your PS3.
New features on Community.ModNation.com
We added features to the Community site [Register or Login to view links]
to make the experience better too, including:
Check out your series and XP race stats here.
See your Favorites
Now view your favorite creators as well as others' favorite creators.
Search for Friends
Search for other players using the new icon next to login.
Check out you reputation under each creation type.
DLC Voucher Codes giveaway!!
Stay tuned, I'll be giving away some voucher codes for Nathan Drake, Ratchet & Clank, and Kratos DLC in the comments section.
Nukular and Kart available tomorrow!
Previously only available via special pre-order offers, this week's DLC is Nukular and Kart is finally available. They can be purchased separately or as a bundle from the PSN.
ModNation Racers: Creations of the Week
Amazing creations in ModNation get shared every day and we are playing a ton of them. If you are interested in submitting your mod, kart or track to be a future "creation" of the week be sure to visit up on the [Register or Login to view links]
and who knows? You might see your handy work on the PlayStation.Blog.
Mods of the Week
Mod Name: PlayStation Move
Mod Name: MNR Policeman
Karts of the Week
Kart Name: MNR Police District
Kart Name: Green monster van
Tracks of the Week
Track Name: Arctic GP
Created by: dragon_Bremen
dragon_Bremen says: "This track is based on Arctic mountains. It goes from ice-cold seaside to a high mountain peak. From the mountain peak, a big, nasty switchback goes to the finish. Be prepared to have a full action track with mean obstacles and jumps."
Track Name: New York
Created by: Adie23
Aldie says Inspired by New York, this track has several jumps, traps and sights to see!"
Hot Lap Roster for this week
Continuing with the trend we started week's ago this weeks Hot Lap roster features all new community created tracks.
• Monday: Mountain Madness by dragon_Bremen
• Tuesday: Once A Scenic Drive... by StealthReborn-
• Wednesday: Dawn Patrol, by maverick–07-
• Thursday: Broken Paradise by lneon_Inoodle
• Friday: Mystery Track of the Week
• Saturday: Hurghada Morning by DjTechnics
• Sunday: Gardens of Deception by ArgorokX
More news next week, until then... see you in the ModSpot!