Implementing Mario Kart Tour courses in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe didn’t win Digital Foundry

Gaming tech channel Digital Foundry took a look at the courses available in the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass and their implementation in Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. The new class does look quite different from the base game track, with flatter textures and less detail. The lessons are also played differently, as they are simpler and less dynamic than the lessons in the base game. Here’s what Digital Foundry has to say about the Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Booster Course Pass track.

“Booster Course tracks typically have flat, low-detail textures, especially on track-side geometry and foliage. As a result, the new track has a clay-like appearance with very little surface detail in most areas. If you get close to some material, you’ll notice that some dirt and roughness has been mixed in with overlapping detail textures – these contain repeating high frequency details. Depending on the lighting conditions, this looks fine, although it doesn’t quite match the look of the original track However, most of the time, objects appear almost flat shadows, which is especially harsh on grass and other foliage elements. Some of these simpler textures also seem to exhibit some compression artifacts.”

“Compared to the base track in Mario Kart 8, the Booster Course track is less dynamic – fewer booster pads, no underwater sections and limited glide sections. The track layout is simpler, with fewer corners and roads Wider and shorter track length. The best MK8 tracks combine challenging fast corners with extended anti-gravity sections, multiple viable routes and track hazards. By contrast, most new The tracks are all more composed, laid out and laid out, the track features are less interesting, and there are few ways in which the vehicles can be modified. Simply porting the moving tracks without major modifications means they don’t quite match the game concept in Mario Kart 8. “

“Don’t get me wrong – Mario Kart Tour is a good mobile game and I can understand its appeal. Tour wraps popular characters and colorful basic graphics in a simplified variant of Mario Kart , which works very well on mobile – but its tracks don’t play well with the Switch original. For now, the courses players are left with are basically not like Mario Kart 8’s tracks, It doesn’t look like a Mario Kart 8 track or a Mario Kart 8 track.”