First on the list of tweaks coming via the patch, the outlet reports, is:
Slashed Load Times
Yes, there are still going to be load times, but Sony is reporting that in some cases those loads will be 50 percent faster.
A new casual difficulty will be added and it seems that players won't have to go to the game's hub — a journey with load times of its own — to access online play.
ModNation Racers is a great-looking game with excellent track/kart/character editing tools. Being able to play it without sitting through frequent commercial-break-length pauses would be a delight. Let's hope next week's patch accomplishes that.
ModNation Racers Patch Date and Details [IGN]