With developer Beenox having their rework of the original 1999 title going live about a month ago now, Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled is another nostalgic title from Activision that has fans of the franchise as well as their friends indulge on the same childhood memories once again. From what has already been presented for the game prior to its release and follow suit, players are given a palette of customizations to choose from along with a bevy of different characters to play as.
Following the release of the kart racer with the Grand Prix, players will have new challenges and maps to race towards more items as well as characters. Initially, the seasonal event provided Nitro Points to use towards said customizable items alongside the Wumba coins that players earn through playing the game; however now, the same coins will now be placed as a digital currency that players will have the ability to purchase using real-time money.
In the latest blog post from the developer, Beenox shares that this will taking effect in the next update that is scheduled to drop for the game sometime within the next two weeks.
Starting in early August, players will have the option to purchase Wumpa Coin bundles from their game console stores to supplement the Coins they earn by playing.
The developer in addition to its statement clarified that the option to purchase said Wumba coins will not affect any gameplay aspects for the recently released title. Implied from the post, its inclined that the new update will only allow players to pay for the virtual currency which can be used towards cosmetic variants, which does not apply to pay-to-win features that are not present in the game.
The approaching update is said to include new characters like the new Baby T. as well as the infantile Crash and Coco. A new map labeled ‘Prehistoric Playground’ will brings racers to the landscape of the time before man and into the depths of the hollowed caverns below the surface.
Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled is out now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch.