The next update will come out this Thursday, 9th July
Here’s what to expect:
- 4-way belts. These can be crossroads, 1->3 splitter or 3->1 merger.
- Each company now starts with a random selection of starting ingredients. All ingredients are shared but it diversifies the starting pool of cures more.
- Loan sizes increase as game goes on, interest rates increase with existing debt.
- Improved AI.
- Changed a number of challenges so that they are fixed time, but require greater numbers to achieve expert and master rankings.
Once again, these updates are heavily based on feedback given on this very forum. The idea of this update was to improve the existing core gameplay before adding additional features.
One of the high priorities was to increase the involvement of the AI and maintain the competition element that dominates the early game, into the mid and late game too. This will in turn increase the effectiveness and necessity of patents which will be added in a later update.