Though it’s been nothing quite so extreme as eastern European wilderness, I’ve spent a lot of time driving on awful dirt roads and spinning tyres through flooded mud. Let me tell you, there’s no more appropriate day for the release of Spintires: Mudrunner than October 31, because navigating that stuff is some true horror.
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Mudrunner is an expanded edition of Spintires featuring the original game’s content plus new maps, new vehicles, a challenge mode, and a total graphical overhaul. All that, plus improved physics and a new day-night cycle.
The trailer above is something else, featuring a more dramatic narrator than you’d expect from the grittiest action film of the summer. I’d make fun of it here, but offroading is no joke and I feel immensely uncomfortable just looking at the footage.
Spintires gained some unfortunate notoriety around its release with some very public disagreements between developer Pavel Zagrebelnyj and publisher Oovee. At various points, Zagrebelnyj had been accused of putting “time bombs” into the game code resulting in big crash problems, which he denied. The particulars of the situation were never made quite clear, but it seems Zagrebelnyj is leading the studio on the new game with developers Saber, with publishing handled by Focus Home Interactive.