One of the very interesting Steam Early Access titles is Bugbear Studios’ Next Car Game: Wreckfest. A spiritual successor of sorts to the popular FlatOut series, this title is looking to be (slightly) more grounded in reality. It’s been a while since we’ve seen a patch though, but Bugbear has announced a major patch will be coming soon.

The biggest overhaul to the game will be the implementation of a “Simulator-Grade Physics Engine”. While the driving feel was surprisingly good as it is right now, there could be improvements. The next update for Next Car Game will feature an improved tire and suspension model. Will this turn the game into a true “sim” in terms of physics? We’ll find out.

Another great addition will be the DirectX 11 support. The graphics have seen an overhaul, to give it more of a “current-generation” look. Hardware MSAA will also be included. Bugbear says that their upcoming “Sandpit” track will be a great way to see the improvements to the graphics when the patch is released.

The update will be relatively light on content updates, but there will be two new WIP cars coming. Not much is known, but one will be American and one will be European.

For the full list of what is added, check out the list below. If you want more coverage of Next Car Game: Wreckfest, check out this video I put out in April! Are you looking forward to the next update? Let us know in the comments!

  • New simulator-grade physics engine with advanced tire and suspension geometry simulation.
  • New DirectX 11 rendering engine with realistic physically based materials and lighting.
  • 64-bit operating system support for optimal performance on modern computer systems.
  • Hardware MSAA anti-aliasing with advanced foliage transparency antialiasing.
  • Dedicated server for optimized multiplayer performance with command-line and remote configuration features.
  • Steam leaderboards and player statistics for tracking and comparing performance with other players.
  • Support for changing the track and the car in lobby as well as adding bots to multiplayer events.
  • New game modes Team Race and Elimination Race, guaranteed to provide explosive racing action for 2-4 teams.
  • One new track and another one completely overhauled.
  • Two new cars, an American and a European one.