Do you like realistic car simulations? Do you want to play games that have physics as close to the real world as possible? If you like car simulations and realism, you must have played BeamNG Drive. Often considered one of the most granular and moddable sandbox car simulators ever made, this early access title is so successful that there are entire communities created to mod and enhance this game. It gives you control over various aspects of your car, including its looks, engines, and whatnot. Although it is a popular title, BeamNG Drive has been in early access for a long time. Players often wonder about the possibility of a sequel to this game, probably titled BeamNG Drive 2, but since nothing is confirmed officially yet, there is only speculation in this regard. In this article, we are going to take a look at the current state of BeamNG Drive, discuss the possibility of a sequel, predict what its sequel might do differently than the original game, and much more. So, consider reading until the end.
BeamNG Drive 2 Release Date: Will it ever happen?
The main appeal of BeamNG Drive has been its realism, and the developers release consistent updates to provide more realistic gameplay to their loyal player base. This is one of the reasons it is still in early access, over six years after it initially debuted on Steam. The game has a community of fans who support it. Much of the content in the game is user-generated through mods. However, that is not to say there has been no work done for the game by the official team. The developers have seriously polished the way the game looks and works. What was once a clunky game full of blocks and polygons is now on track to be on par with games like Forza and the Crew 2. This makes it an amazing title to experience. This also means the game is likely to go in a live service direction rather than a series-based direction.
Why no BeamNG Drive 2?
Most modern games are transitioning to a live service-based model rather than a series-based model. This is because it is easier to maintain and expand a player base using the same platform rather than releasing a new game with the same mechanics that people have to buy again. While this is followed by AAA studios, it is more effective for indie developers. They lack the resources and funds to keep servers running and content coming for older games once the newer series title is out. This will likely affect the development of BeamNG Drive 2, since the developers would rather release content for the current game and take it to the next level.
This is most notably seen in Ark: Survival Ascended, where the community was outraged by the introduction of a mid-series (Ark 2 is still not complete) iteration of the game they had to buy again. This is going to severely discourage developers from using a series-based system unless it is an established game or one that does not have multiplayer support. Similarly, we don’t think that the developers of BeamNG Drive are going to make the same mistake and hopefully stick to the current plan.
Is there any possibility for a BeamNG Drive 2 Release Date?
Well, as of now, nothing can be said for certain. Since the game is still in early access, the first step would be a full release. If the release is commercially successful, it might be possible for the developers to head towards the release of a sequel. That would mean a late launch for the sequel in the series, but it is nonetheless possible. It might be farfetched at this point to expect a BeamNG Drive 2 release, but nothing is set in stone. We hope the sequel (if there will be one) does not spend this much time in early access and is rather a simple, down-to-earth simulator. The mod support and community-created content are likely going to stay, while the developers could also add a curation team that will handpick mods and publish them officially for the sequel.
Anyway, those were our thoughts on the possibility of a release date for BeamNG Drive 2. If you enjoyed reading this article, make sure to visit Android Gram for more such guides. Also read: City Car Driving 2 Cars List and more details