On behalf of the Vector Unit team, I'd like to send a huge "Thanks!!" to all the fans and friends who have written in to express excitement and support as we head towards the finish line on Beach Buggy Racing 2.
Of course the biggest question we've been getting is "When is it going to come out?" And that's pretty understandable, since we originally thought we'd be done before summer, and here we are in ... oh my gosh is it August already? The END of August?!?
OK here's the deal: We're getting close. Really close. But to be honest we've stopped estimating for people exactly when the game is going to be done. Beach Buggy Racing is such an important series for us, we really want to get the sequel right. So we are allowing ourselves time to polish, and tune, and hopefully find that sweet spot which will please existing fans and excite new ones.
But... waiting sucks, right? So to tide everyone over I thought it might help to explore some of the new elements of BBR2 in a series of blog posts, so you can see what we've been working on, and get a little preview of what's to come.
Today let's talk about race tracks.
BBR2 includes 22 totally unique race tracks. There are 7 completely new tracks, including Raytona Stadium, a wiggly off-road motocross style track that twists and jumps through a massive open air arena and outdoor fairgrounds.
In addition to the new tracks, we've included 15 classic tracks from the original game, all polished and re-tuned to bring them up to snuff with our colorful new art style and design standards. Tiki Temple and Crab Cove have never looked so good!
22 tracks is a lot for a mobile racing game. But we wanted to cram even more visual variety into BBR2, so every track now features multiple times of day and weather. Race through Fiesta Village at night or sunset... or experience Shipwreck Reef in a storm, or shrouded in fog.
To punch up the track visuals even more, we've added dynamic headlight support for night levels (and dark caves). There's also additional weather effects, ambient floating eye-candy like fireflies and dust motes, and....oh yeah, did I mention the animated wave textures on the water? Animated waves help to really give you that island vibe when you're crashing through palm trees and beach huts.
Suffice it to say, you're going to have a lot of content to play through in Beach Buggy Racing 2. In my next blog post, I'll tell you about some of our new cars and car customization features.
Until then, thanks again for your support and patience. Talk to you soon!