SnowRunner on Epic Games Store
Spintires MudRunner 2 is back in news as Focus Home Interactive and Saber Interactive release another update on the game. The game was originally announced to be released this year but, so far, we had only seen a slight teaser to game’s footage. But recently, in a presentation during Gamescom 2019, the production companies have released the trailer for the MudRunner 2.
As the first game was originally called, Spintires debuted in 2014 as an early release on Steam. Since then, it has sold over a million copies. Focus Home Interactive and Saber worked together in October 2017 to repackage the first game as Spintires: MudRunner for PC and multiplayer-focused consoles.
Adhering to the legacy, things took a twist with the release of the announcement trailer of MudRunner 2, especially with the game title. Throughout the game, the terrains turned out to be so inspired that the developers decided to turn MudRunner 2’s title into SnowRunner. A game that has everything MudRunner has to drive your truck on its own snowy surface.
Another big change is that we are going to see the PC version of SnowRunner on Epic Games Store. Yes, I know. A lot of us were rooting for the release of SnowRunner on Steam but it looks like SnowRunner will be another release in favor of the Epic Games Store service that snubbed Steam.
Throughout 2019, this was the cause of a lot of strife, and with the official announcement of SnowRunner on Epic Games Store, it looks certain that the many upcoming titles will continue to choose them for their release.
SnowRunner will now feature off-roading through maps covered in the thick white powder, as suggested by its name. A few months ago, this was teased, but it is clearly the game’s most important new feature. The snow offers a different gameplay experience than the typical mud and dirt, although there is still that classic style.
Particularly in comparison to the first episode of the series, SnowRunner is engineered to provide much better visual effects and more precise physics procreation. The title includes more than 15 accessible maps full of mud, snowdrifts and countless hills and mountain barriers, some of which may be up to four times larger than the one referred from the original.
In addition to the snow-covered maps, this new trailer also confirms many other details previously suggested: there will be different types of cargo other than logs, visuals have been improved, and a new selection of licensed vehicles.
You must be thinking what happens to the mods, especially since we are not going to see SnowRunner on Steam. Well, the good news is that the developers drop the news on mods compatibility as well. Community Manager, Jellyfloosh, announced in his post:
“We can already confirm that, as you would expect, SnowRunner will feature mod support on PC at launch. We owe so much to our mod fanbase and their endless creativity, and we can’t wait to see what they will create with our new and improved tools! We’ll share more details about this topic in the coming months.”
The game is set to be launched on PC via Epic Game Store and other gaming consoles like PS4 and Xbox One. As mentioned on the official post on Focus forums, regular updates on SnowRunner will be uploaded on the website.