Reiza Studios have revealed the roadmap for the end of the year, and there is plenty of new content coming soon!
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Automobilista 2 was released back in February this year, and the team at Reiza Studios have been busy improving and updating the game ever since. Now the franchise has announced a wave of new additions that are coming to the game “in the very near future”, which are sure to get racers excited:
The Spa-Francorchamps circuit in Belgium requires no introduction to racing fans, as it features annually on the F1 calendar and hosts sports car and endurance events throughout the year. However, the track has undergone numerous changes over the decades. So to satisfy the purists, Automobilista 2 will feature not only the contemporary layout, but the infamous long lap through the surrounding Belgian villages as seen up to the early 1970s, as well as the 1991 version, with high curbs and the original, more challenging “bus-stop chicane”. And better still – all versions will be added free of charge.
GT1 cars are coming!
Arguably even more exciting still is the news that GT1 racing cars will also be added to the game. The cars dominated the 24 Hours of Le Mans and other endurance races during the late 1990s and early 2000s, and will certainly offer racers a raw, retro challenge in the game. In 1999, Mark Webber proved how temperamental these beasts could be, so let this be a warning to you!
The GT1 class will initially be represented by the Mercedes CLR (see above) and the Porsche 911 GT1. However, Reiza Studios have promised the addition of other cars soon, and even teased a photo of a McLaren F1 GTR. So watch this space!
In addition to the two headliners above, Reiza Studios also sneaked in another announcement which, to serious sim racers, could be the most important of all. A Multiplayer Rating System is a feature that is common on more realistic simulations such as iRacing and ACC, but has so far been missing from Automobilista 2. The system ensures close racing in multiplayer mode by rating players according to a skill-based points system and a safety rating. It then groups racers depending on their level to ensure close, competitive racing and to weed out trolls who just want to crash all the time.
The constant stream of updates and improvements prove that Automoblista 2 is an ever-evolving game with its sights set on the key players in the sim racing scene. To find how we rated it, check out our review:
Which of the updates to Automobilista 2 are you most excited about? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg!