mudrunner cutting ties with spintires is good and has to happen, only makes sense to me really. oovee owns the rights to the spintires name and game. as long as spintires is in the name of mudrunner then oovee gets a royalty. also this would finalize the separation of the two and with MR2 we should be getting a totally new built game.
gameplay and features are just that, types of gameplay and features. look at how many games have the same features and gameplay as say minecraft, H1Z1, or any other survival type game where you can build craft and fight for your survival? bit of a stretch i know, but still they are generally the same in gameplay and features. just this time you must also add they are the same game created by the same person, just one is updated to the current form by a new publisher.
now, the coding if i remember correctly stayed with pavel, not oovee. this was one of the big arguing points for oovee during their "problem". still though either way they are both game pavel created, so on that point i feel it would be more preference to the player which they want to play and support.
true there have been things taken out of the game since the original and reintroduced as new features. lol i was the first to comment when they did this with the "scavenger" feature. it was in the original and taken out. only now to come back as a "new feature". there have been thing added that truely are new and some i fell will never come back.
the game has a few years under it now when counting both, but the development growth of the game has actually been quite slow imo. basicly the game is a 5 year old infant. MR2 is where i feel it will really grow. mainly due to a better idea of what the community is wanting and better game engine to power what people are demanding from it.
now about oovee. i truly wonder what they are planning to do. they are already behind a rock with the history of what happened and even though there are still diehard fans of spintires still playing to this day and making mods as well. just what is oovee going to do? i feel pavel left them with little to work with and unless they can come up with something then spintires will stay what it is and never grow.
just saying what i honestly feel. mudrunner 2 will take us into the next level of the game while spintires is just going to finally wither away. would be a sad day i feel when that happens, but i can see no other ending for it. if there is to be some sort of competitor to mudrunner, it will be coming from another company, maybe even someone unforeseen. i also feel oovee is only lashing out and getting what they can since they are no longer going to be getting their royalties anymore because of this separation.