Big BEAMNG update.Drive allows you to take a fresh look at the game

Many fans of car simulators no longer imagine the game outside of virtual reality – that is why support for virtual reality glasses is becoming more and more common in the games of this genre. The next representative who received such an opportunity was the game Beamng.Drive.

In the update released yesterday 0.30 appeared "Experimental" Virtual reality support support. This means that the appearance of errors should be expected, as well as a significant load on the computer.

Nevertheless, "Almost all" sets presented in the market (t.e. Any model compatible with the OpenXR standard) is already supported, and the game offers such opportunities as walking or cabs of cars with interactive elements, such as pens and switches. More detailed information can be found here.

Let’s move on to what is interested in a wider circle of players, namely the new content and other changes.

  • A new vehicle has been added to the game – SUV Hirochi Aurata UTV. It is produced in several versions, including the racing. They are presented in the video above.
  • The map of the western coast of the United States was replenished previously inaccessible locations – in particular, the island of alleys on which the lighthouse and the oil refinery are located. On "mainland" Parts of the card added steel factory, docks and car dealerships. You can see them in the video below.
  • Two car trailers have been added – an open overturning trailer (with various options) and a closed trailer for transporting goods.
  • A number of new missions on various maps appeared. In addition, it became possible to return to the route during their passage, and races and races for the time that were previously launched from the menu are now also functioning as missions of an open world.
  • The basis of the future career regime in the form of a training program is laid, although so far it is only an early, raw version.
  • In all locations, fuel and charging stations for "Elektrokarov".
  • Changed the mechanics of switching a manual gearbox in realistic mode. From now on, the game measures the time of holding the button responsible for this action in order to determine at what speed the gear shift should occur. Moreover, for some cars, too hasty switching can lead to a breakdown. These changes are a prelude to further modifications of the game.
  • The work of modders will facilitate the new tool – the editor of Blender JBeam Editor, which is used to create parts of cars compatible with advanced physics of the game (in particular, with the damage system).

In addition, the game has many other, smaller changes. You can familiarize yourself with the full list, as well as demonstration images.

As is usually the case with Beamng.Drive, shortly after the update release, an additional patch was released – hotfix 0.thirty.1, which made 25 more corrections. Among them are various vehicles, new locations, the appearance of a career regime and virtual reality. A full list of changes can be found here