Posted by Tom
Jan 23rd 2009 - 3:39 AM
PSN user corn_fest on the LittleBigWorkshop forums has been busy analyzing the latest tips video from Media Molecule. He’s noticed a number of new features just by watching the video through a few times. Here’s what he’s seen…
• Radius setting added to magnetic keys
Very handy! This is going to expand the usefulness of magnetic keys quite a bit.
• Current track bubble added to audio objects
A small but nice touch. Bring on more music!
• A new special object
This item first arrived in the MGS4 Story mode levels, and we reported back then that it was not yet available in create mode. We’re pretty certain that this controls lighting levels, allowing for much more atmosphere throughout a level. If you’ve played the MGS Level Pack levels, you’ll have noticed this little tool on screen whenever you enter a section which changes atmosphere using light.
• Infinite lives checkpoint
Nice! This could come in handy for survival challenge levels infact. You could provide infinite lives during a timed ‘training mode’ section, for example.
• Character enhancement system changes
From left to right: Jetpack, unknown item, Jetpack again?, Paintinator. Number 2 appears to be a ‘removal’ tool, walk past it to remove any power ups? Not sure what number 3 is though, perhaps a brand new powerup? We can only speculate, but it looks that way to us.
Media Molecule yesterday announced patch details, with the next patch (Edam) being a bug fixing patch. So that means these features are most likely going to be with us after that, in Cornish Yarg, which is just entering the testing phase. With Mm saying it will have a 6-8 week testing cycle, these features could be with us between March 1st and 16th.
Head on over to the thread to read the discussion. Good work corn_fest!