Update Speculation thread

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by crazikyle, Jan 26, 2016.

  1. McBeamer94

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    I totally agree, a Swedish brand could definitely fill at least one niche in BeamNG!
    Even the more basic versions of the old Volvos are cool because of the squared-off shape, the large dimensions and, of course, their vault-like build quality (and weight, since the large RWD wagons used to weigh around 2 tonnes, even with around 130hp lugging them around)!
    And the Volvo Inline-5s are some of the toughest engines ever made, so there's plenty of Swedish material to be represented in BeamNG! :cool:
    Hahaha! I wouldn't say the ETK I-Series reminds me of the Volvo 740 because, unlike that car, it's light on its feet and slidey but to each their own I guess! :p
    Also, the metallic beige colour you're probably looking for is called the "Champagne"! Check it to make sure! :)

    Yes, I can see why they used the PRV because 90° also make for a lower engine block than what 60° can do and because the 60° are easier to be packaged transversely in FWD vehicles than 90°, which are better for longitudinal RWD applications! I had watched Davide Cironi's video about the 155 DTM, where the Italian interviewee said that the basic block design was derived from Lancia but they simply advertised it as being the Busso, purely for marketing!

    P.S.: Check this out! It's from my personal documents and it's almost 5 years old! The car has Isle of Man plates and is RHD (not mine, I just felt really lucky to spot this car outside my house ;))! It was lying around in my neighborhood for a year but now it's probably gone back to the Isle because it was fully operable every time I saw it rolling and I hope it still is!
    Such a car, a big lump of Swedish lead (as Clarkson once said), would be great in BeamNG, don't you think? :cool:
     

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  2. surprisinguser1

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    It would be great! IIRC (don't kill me on this please) Jargl from the concept stage list was Swedish. It is certainly out of date, and cannot really be used for speculation, but it does (somewhat) prove that the devs have thought about a Swedish brand at least once. And I also love Swedish cars (hence my Saab 9-5 NG SportCombi pfp). The I5s are pretty bulletproof. On a somewhat related note, when I first started driving, I was dead set on trying to get a Volvo 960, which was, in essence, the final brick-shaped RWD Swedish mommymobile. I couldn't find one (not surprising, as Michigan winters + Michigan roads + RWD = totaled car), so I just bought an older Nissan Titan, which I loved. That is, until someone threw a glass bottle out of their window, and I ran it over at 70 MPH, causing me to slam into the barrier, totaling my car :p. That was really fun to explain to my insurance company when I was 18. Anyway, now that I am finished with my little off-topic rant about my experiences with cars, what does everyone actually think of the possibility of a Swedish brand coming to BeamNG?
     
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  3. McBeamer94

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    Yes, in that outdated list, Jargl was actually Swedish!
    As I said, a Swedish brand could very well be entering the BeamNG lore because Swedish cars (as we used to know them at least, because now both major Swedish brands are owned by the Chinese and they've gone dramatically different directions) have some unique qualities known to everyone: high build quality, high safety, high reliability, high practicality through the ease of use and, the most obvious, unique design!
    That unique design, I think, brings us to a dilemma: should Jargl (let's use this name because it's the only name ever proposed for the Swedish brand) follow the more traditional design path (which still is distinctive enough) or should it be more 'aerospace-y', meaning it has some crazy design details that take your mind to the aerospace industry? Or should it follow the third and most difficult path, which is mixing both? Hmmm... Questions, questions...

    P.S.: My car experience is nothing to brag about. We only have a Mazda 6 1.8 GH and a '98 Hyundai Atos, without power steering! :p

    edit: Since there are two American and two Japanese brands in BeamNG, there could also be the chance of the Swedish brands being two and each showing its unique automotive approach! Why not?
     
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  4. Koichiro Iketani

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    As long as they give us turbo bricks, I'm good
     
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  5. alex1dp

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    IMO the Mk2 Pessima isn't really the kind of car to compete in the DTM. The cars best suited for that role would be the 200BX, either as a specially developed car for DTM or as a JGTC hybrid, with a JGTC chassis and a 2.5 NA V6, or the I-Series, as the adaptation to the more liberal Class 1 rules of a previous Group A touring car (like the Mercedes 190E)
     
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  6. Koichiro Iketani

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    I just realized how much we need a JGTC 200BX in the game
     
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  7. gtaman788

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    Well on the Topic of 200BX. Since i think 2015/6 They said there will be a V8 swap that never happened ( Think of a 6.9 in the thnig :O )

    And i do hope this new car is Swedish. But that will mean NO RWD ( just AWD as its new )

    And no V8.
     
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  8. Zero ibishu's left

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    Nobody cares what I think about the new Pessima, Or even the upcoming sedan.

    On the other hand Maybe the pessima shouldn't get a lot of engines. For example the Honda accord from the same timeline has 2 engines, the Nissan Altima from same time has one engine. My speculation is that the Pessima might not get any extra engines.
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  9. CaptainZoll

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    considering this has been two update cycles in length, having one scratch-new car and one remaster doesn't seem like that much, and considering the covet and 200BX remasters were initiated a couple of updates ago, I could see them also getting their large pass of remastering work done at the same time.
    at very least, I'm expecting they'll standardise the 1.5, 1.8, 2.0, and 2.7 Ibishu motors among all of the 80s/90s Ibishus, as it currently is with the Gavrils and Bruckells.
     
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  10. Franz027

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    I cant understand or see new things in Pessima remaster
    Could you explain me? Pls?
     
  11. Zero ibishu's left

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    Huh?, I don't think the pessima should have a lot of engine choices. That's all I said.
     
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  12. ThatCarGuyDownTheStreet

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    can you not see the new wing and bumpers and headlight textures and wheels and sideskirts and livery?
     
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  13. EruptionTyphlosion

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    There is still more pbr work to be done iirc and I could see that eating up development resources too.
     
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  14. pacifistduck

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    If anything, Vulkan API integration would probably eat up more development resources, seeing how unstable it is currently.
     
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  15. urbanestdog45

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    by “aerospacey”, do you mean stuff like Saab? also, what are the two major brands? I know that Volvo is owned by Geely (iirc), but what is the other brand and owned by whom
     
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  16. McBeamer94

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    Yes, that's exactly what I mean. SAAB was a specialist in the aerospace design! ;)
    And by saying the "two major Swedish car companies" I mean Volvo and SAAB because these are the volume Swedish brands everyone knows, it's just that we mustn't straight up say "hey Devs, make us a Volvo or a SAAB"! :p
    Both companies are owned by the Chinese (Volvo by Geely, SAAB by NEVS) but only Volvo is successful. SAAB, on the other hand, has been in obscurity for the last decade or so...
     
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  17. Franz027

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    Thanks!
    Btw, the only new thing I found was the grille
     
  18. HeepXJ40

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    the track in that teaser screenshot isn't PBR. my hopes aren't very high for having everything PBR yet, unless they just don't wanna show it off yet.
     
  19. ktheminecraftfan

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    Do you think there would be any new map remasters or map additions (the new garages and car dealers from the wendover update come to mind) in this coming update?
     
  20. Leroux83

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    Maybe the ETK driver center, but if they want to make it bigger with more stuff, it's not probably coming this update.
    But I do think that a cliff remaster is possible, because that's an underrated map, and they can quite easily improve it by adding some ramps, roads....
    They may add some new car dealers/garages, because why not after all, but we could have maybe some new buildings of companies, like in ETS2 for example, for new truck scenarios (I don't have any proofs here this is pure speculation)
     
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