Indie developer VooFoo Studios has released their first major patch for Mantis Burn Racing on the PlayStation 4 which brings with it improvements to the online experience along with a new “Spotlight” multiplayer event.
The version 1.02 update, available now for the PlayStation 4 version, introduces a new lobby system which also grants players the opportunity to race with AI drivers online. The update also sees the inclusion of the new “Spotlight” multiplayer event which will see players racing on a single-screen online.
Whether or not it is too little too late remains to be seen as Mantis Burn Racing launched over a month ago with a multiplayer mode that was plagued with problems. Despite this however, we found the single player campaign was very satisfying and the title became one of our favourite indie titles of the year.
The patch weighs in at 316MB and you can view the full patch notes below. Let us now in the comments what you make of Mantis Burn Racing we’d love to hear your thoughts.
Patch 1.02 notes in full:
AI drivers can now be selected to fill the grid of online races
Improved online lobby structure to allow players to race against AI while their lobby fills with human opponents
‘Punching above your weight’, ‘The bigger they are’ and ‘I’ll bring it back without a scratch’ trophies now never blocked from being unlocked
Players XP level now displayed in online lobbies
Online leader board now shown post-race
Mechanic tutorials added for Overtake and Hotlap events as well as x2 upgrades
Improved vehicle stat bar calculation
Ability to fast switch between career seasons
Time bonus for overtaking vehicles in the weekly Overtake challenge
Weekly Challenge distance units now change dynamically with players selection
Improved logic for vehicle overtaking
General bug fixes and polish
Fixed a potential crash when changing screen resolution.
Minor cosmetic bug fixes.