Update date, F1 Engine and Truck Wheel Rig - Dev Blog #70
Last week we shared some early work in progress on server side physics for multiplayer. The team is still really focused on getting this up and running and is one of the tasks which is taking up a lot of time from the team. In the next couple of weeks I hope that we can share more progress.
Most of the team are still working on two big features
Damage and destruction
Our next build is a little way away. Our plan is to provide you all with a more substantial update so we wanted to spend a little more time on it. We’re intending to release the next update early September and it will contain the following features:
Hatchback Driving Seat
Hatchback Passenger Seat
Hatchback wheel wide profile
Truck Wheel Rig
Truck Wheel standard profile
Truck Wheel wide profile
Truck Wheel Arches
Truck Arch Flares
Colourable cosmetic headlamps
F1 Wheel standard profile
F1 Wheel wide profile
F1 Driving seat
There will be some other changes including bug fixes and we’re also looking at optimisation improvements too.
We wanted to share just a few items that will make up a part of the next update, including the very first look at the hatchback drivers seat
As you can see, this seat does not have the top plate attached to it and is one block shorter in length and height. It will be one of the very first seats that new players unlock and will have less output ports. The idea is that new users start with seats that are simpler but unlock more advanced parts as they go via the progression system, in order to help onboard them to Techblox.
Work is also going well on the F1 engine!
We’re hoping that we can share some footage of the F1 engine and its accompanying parts over the next couple of weeks! If you have any F1 vehicles to share with us that you want to see equipped with these new parts as part of a video, do send us your save files!
We also have a work in progress wheel rig to share with you!
This is the Truck wheel rig and it’s model is inspired by leaf suspension. Some players were discussing this in the Discord and we decided that it was a good idea to design the wheel rig in this way. Let us know what you think!
And finally, a new programmer has joined Freejam! Please welcome them to the team!