We’ve been busy working on some exciting updates to our game over the past month or so and based off of last Mondays livestream, we think you’re going to love what we have in store for you. Here’s a rundown of some of the latest changes and improvements that we’ve made.
Core Loop Improvements
The core gameplay loop in Taxi Life is going to be super important so we must make sure that it’s working correctly. We’ve removed loads of common issues and now you can easily pick up and drop off clients. We’ve also improved the AI traffic flow and will be further improving it later down the line. The AI traffic and pedestrians is what makes the city of Barcelona feel alive and we hope players will get immersed in the city when the game launches.
Garage Panel Improvements
We’ve restored the Garage panel to the game. You can easily enter the garage, repair, refuel, and clean your car, check its parameters, and even buy a new one. Plus, we’re adding more features in upcoming updates, so stay tuned!
Skill Tree Improvements
Now we mentioned this in the past about the skill tree being added into the game, and now, it’s ready to be used. The experience you’re gaining is going to be put to good use and you will gain experience points as you level up to fill up that skill tree and progress your game. Plus, we’ve added basic menus, so you can change resolution, load quick saves, and auto-saves with ease.
Charging Stations and Keeping your Car Clean
Want to make your car look like it’s fresh out of the showroom? We’ve implemented a dirt and cleaning mechanic! The car can get dirty, and you can use the car wash to clean it. You can also clean the car in the garage, and you can even charge EVs at gas/charge stations. We’ve got you covered, no matter what kind of vehicle you’re driving.
Car Model Improvements
We’ve also added some new cars to the game and now they are fully functional from both cabin and TPP view. We’ve also added the small city car (the blue one you guys may have seen in our previos social media posts) with a few things left to fix in the cabin, but it’s ready for you to take for a spin.
We’ve hidden some collectibles in the game world, just for you! If you’re in range of one of them, hold down the action button to get some EXP. It’s a way to level up, and we’ve got some tweaks planned, so keep an eye out for those!
We’ve made loads of smaller and bigger fixes, like map visual improvements and new levels. They look great, thanks to our LA and LD teams, but all levels are still under construction. And we’ve improved the controls for wheel support. It’s better now, but we’re still going to be working on it in the future.
We hope you’re as excited about these updates as we are! We’re planning on releasing Taxi Life at the end of this year and we just wanted to thank the community for sticking with us throughout the entire development process for Taxi Life. Make sure to follow us on our socials and join our Discord to stay up to date with the latest news and updates from our team.
Hasta La Proxima,
Simteract Community Manager