The studio behind Disney Speedstorm has said it has no plans to nerf its most powerful character.
Since the game’s release last month as an early access title, its playerbase has determined that Mike Wazowski from Monsters Inc is the best character in the game.
One reason for this is because his special move is powerful – with the ability to both teleport him a great distance forwards and teleport opponents a great distance backwards.
As a result, high-level ranked multiplayer races are often mostly made up of Mikes, and numerous players have been calling for studio Gameloft Barcelona to weaken the character.
The studio, however, says the main reason for Mike’s popularity is because the game’s first Season has a Monsters Inc theme and players have been levelling up Mike quicker as a result.
“With Upgrade Parts being readily available for him via the Golden Pass, Mike has been a go-to choice for many players at this early stage of the game’s release,” the studio said in a statement.
“While we understand that Racer Mike is extremely popular with players, we want to make sure that everyone can experience racing with many different Disney and Pixar Racers.
“We have also noticed that Mike appears frequently in Ranked Multiplayer with a high win percentage.
“As players upgrade other Racers to match Mike’s level, we should see other Racers and Racer Classes become top picks for players to compete with.
“Additionally, as more players unlock, upgrade and become comfortable with more Racers and Racer Classes, we expect to see the gameplay experience naturally balance out and a more varied set of Racers on the winner’s podium.
“We will continue to monitor the situation and update players.”