Classic Steering should always be an option
The only way to improve it without impacting negatively the original feel of the series is analogic inputs instead of raw one.
IDK if it was already the case for Snowrunner vanilla, but I am pretty sure it's not on Mudrunner.
Classic steering is 2 importants key features :
- No automatic inputs
- The force of physics may modify the turning angle of the wheels
Those twos should never change.
We can add a third one which would be :
- Every vehicle has its own maximum wheel turning speed
What can be improved without touching these above is the impact of analogic inputs.
Analogic inputs is the different angles applied on a stick (light push, medium push, and max push for example).
On Mudrunner it makes no difference. It's either right or left input + the 3 features listed above.
It's already almost perfect like that, but it could be even better if a medium push on the right would stop the wheels at a medium angle for ex.
Another light improvement would be that the light push on the stick would produce a slower steering speed.
It can't really both. Precise angle input, or variable steering speed. I would pick variable turning speed depending of the force applied on the stick. From the deadzone to the max input, turning speed would be 0 to 100%, and 100% would be the set maximum speed of the vehicle driven, which is not always the same obviously.
That is Classic anyways, if they keep the 3 key features.
Now, if some players are unhappy about the classic feel of the gameplay, then, you can add an Arcade Steering, a Sim Steering, a Customizable Steering, a Whatever Steering.
I don't care.
Just don't change the Classic Steering, and don't remove it. You can eventually try to improve the the anologic precision of the inputs, but it is not particularly necessary imo. But I welcome it since it shouldn't have a negative impact. It would provide more "finesse". I am not sure about it, but I think a form of analogic inputs were already implemented in Snowrunner vanilla with the Classic steering.
I like the current names btw.
Classic and Arcade. It is really fitting.