The Tiny Digital Factory will launch a PC managerial game later this year with over 30 licenced cars, real-world drivers and team personnel recruitment.
GT Manager ‘24 is set to hit the Steam store later this year as a new contender to the contemporary vehicle strategy game crown.
The aim is to build your team, recruiting and levelling up team members across GT and LMP-based competitions. Managing resources, sponsorship expectations and changeable in-race weather conditions are set to be near the top of your priority list.
Created by Tony Digital Factory – a team founded by Stéphane Baudet whose previous work includes V-Rally 3 and Test Drive Unlimited – there is a claimed licenced car roster of over 30 vehicles across different categories: GT4, GT3, GT2, GTE and Hypercar. Real-world drivers are included alongside a fictional roster.
From the stylised reveal trailer, we can spot the likes of the Peugeot 9X8 LMH and Porsche 963 LMDh mixing it with some track-only supercars such as the Bugatti Bolide and Aston Martin Valkyrie AMR Pro.
At a guess, we’d also expect the likes of the Lotus Emira GT4, Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport 25, Honda NSX-GT500 and Brabham BT62 to also form part of the roster.
Why so? Well, the Montreal and Lyon-based development team also created GT Manager Mobile for iOS and Android – receiving over three million downloads to date. The cars we mention are present on the phone version.
In the portable title, you work your way up a career ladder. In-race you can instruct your drivers to push to the detriment of tyre longevity and risk of an engine failure. Or back off and play the long game. It’s a balancing act.
GT Manager Mobile is free to play, with optional microtransactions, with some rewards available as ‘packs’. Upgraded parts are earned and allocated to your available team slots. It is not yet clear if the upcoming PC-only GT Manager ‘24 will employ a similar approach.
The development team, however, does claim that the managerial systems have been adapted for PC players and longer play sessions. The ‘expanded’ gameplay includes 12-lap endurance events with driver swaps (alongside seven-lap sprints), with each championship consisting of 10 main races. Steam achievements feature too.
A release date is not yet confirmed, with ‘later this year’ as the current estimate. Once released, we’ll go hands-on and compare it to its chief rival F1 Manager.
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