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  1. Le Mans Ultimate - First Impressions

    Le Mans Ultimate - First Impressions

    I dive into the early access version of Le mans Ultimate by Studio397 part of Motorsport Games and find out just what this sim racing title is all about.I tr...
  2. [UPDATE] RENNSPORT Allegations: ISI-Licensed Code Used As Baseline

    [UPDATE] RENNSPORT Allegations: ISI-Licensed Code Used As Baseline

    In a post on the Studio 397 forum titled "Rennsport (Game) use physic construction from rFactor2", user haunetal1990 points out several examples in the code of RENNSPORT which also exist in rFactor2. This puts RENNSPORT in the spotlight, as its developers have repeatedly claimed to build...
  3. Le Mans Ultimate: Studio Head Hints at Content & Feature

    Le Mans Ultimate: Studio Head Hints at Content & Feature

    Last week, Head of Studio 397 Dom Duhan let information slip about development for Le Mans Ultimate in a developer Q&A. Hinting at content and features, the post also featured screenshots of the game's UI. Image credit: Motorsport Games Now in September, we expect Le Mans Ultimate to release...
  4. rFactor 2: August Content Update Includes Porsche Cup Liveries

    rFactor 2: August Content Update Includes Porsche Cup Liveries

    Things had recently gotten quiet regarding rFactor 2 while developer Studio 397 is hard at work with Le Mans Ultimate. rF2 has not been abandoned, however: The August update brings new liveries, visual improvements and various smaller changes to the sim. More is to come, too. Image credit...
  5. Le Mans Ultimate: Asynchronous Mode to Help Endurance Racing

    Le Mans Ultimate: Asynchronous Mode to Help Endurance Racing

    Endurance racing is a unique challenge and rather time-consuming due to its nature. With the focus of Le Mans Ultimate being the World Endurance Championship, developer Studio 397 had to find a way around this for sim racers with little time on their hands - and the answer is not shorter races...
  6. rFactor 2 Deploys Hotfix to Improve AI Racing

    rFactor 2 Deploys Hotfix to Improve AI Racing

    As the multiplayer aspect of sim racing has become increasingly important, focus on the offline elements of a title has become a rarity - which is why singleplayer-focused racers will likely appreciate the latest rFactor 2 update: A hotfix improves numerous issues concerning AI racing and paves...
  7. Which Upcoming Hardcore Sim Are You Most Looking Forward to?

    Which Upcoming Hardcore Sim Are You Most Looking Forward to?

    Many sim racing titles we are playing with such glee have been out for years, even a decade for some games. At this point, however, a shift might be about to occur. Many new titles are currently under development and have tried generating hype. Which one are you looking forward to most? Have...
  8. 5 Things Le Mans Ultimate Needs to Get Absolutely Right

    5 Things Le Mans Ultimate Needs to Get Absolutely Right

    Towards the end of the year, the long-anticipated WEC video game is supposed to arrive. Titled “Le Mans Ultimate”, Studio 397 and Motorsport Games' new game is looking like it is on track for a release in late 2023 - for the sim to be a success, it needs to get key elements absolutely right...
  9. rFactor 2 | More BTCC Goodies: Honda Civic & Hybrid Boost

    rFactor 2 | More BTCC Goodies: Honda Civic & Hybrid Boost

    In a barrage of news in light of the upcoming Q1 update and content drop, more BTCC-related content has been revealed. Both the Honda Civic Type R as well as the BTCC Hybrid Boost System will be making an appearance in the upcoming update. I'm sure the Honda Civic Type R needs no introduction...
  10. Managing Director Marcel Offermans Leaves Studio 397

    Managing Director Marcel Offermans Leaves Studio 397

    The rumblings under the Motorsport Games umbrella do not seem to stop: While news on the rFactor 2 side have been positive recently with the announcement of exciting content due this month, the end of May is going to be the end of Studio 397’s Managing Director Marcel Offermans at the company...
  11. rFactor 2 | Ligier JS P217 Update Now Available

    rFactor 2 | Ligier JS P217 Update Now Available

    Studio 397 have today deployed a new update for the Ligier JS P217 LMP2 car available within the Endurance Bundle 2 DLC for rFactor 2. Various fixes for wheel and window textures. New liveries. Fixes and updates for wet weather features. Earlier today a brand-new update has been deployed to...
  12. rFactor 2 | Big Lime Rock Park PBR Update Released

    rFactor 2 | Big Lime Rock Park PBR Update Released

    Studio 397 have deployed a new 'V3' update to the Steam Workshop Lime Rock Park circuit in rFactor 2 - adding the latest PBR graphic details and a number of fixes and tweaks. PBR graphics update added. Free track from Steam Workshop. Improved night lighting Lime Rock Park is probably not the...
  13. rFactor 2 | Screen Space Reflections, UX Improvements And More In April Roadmap

    rFactor 2 | Screen Space Reflections, UX Improvements And More In April Roadmap

    Studio 397 have released the April edition of their monthly 'Development Roadmap' for rFactor 2 - giving more insight into the immediate development plans of the PC exclusive racing simulation. SSR functionality coming. Various user experience improvements in development. New track reveal...
  14. rFactor 2 | eX ZERO 2021 Update Deployed

    rFactor 2 | eX ZERO 2021 Update Deployed

    Studio 397 have released a new hotfix update to the electric powered eX ZERO 2021 racer within the rFactor 2 racing simulation. The new release is relatively minor in size, and comes off the back of several recent build updates from the Dutch development studio for the car. Originally...
  15. Paul Jeffrey

    rFactor 2 | March Development Roadmap & Track Updates

    Studio 397 published their Development Roadmap for the month of March last night, with hints at a new recently scanned track and plenty of content updates - following up with new track update releases earlier today. New 'AAA' European track in development. Large PBR update to Lime Rock Park...
  16. Paul Jeffrey

    rFactor 2 | New RC Build And Circuit d'Azur AI Update Released

    Studio 397 yesterday released a new version of their Circuit d'Azur track, plus a substantial 'Release Candidate' build update of the core rFactor 2 simulation. Circuit d'Azur track AI and tweak updates. Release Candidate build adds new auto exposure. Further track updates to follow. In terms...
  17. Paul Jeffrey

    rFactor 2 | New Build Update and Diriyah E-Prix DLC Released

    Studio 397 have released a new build update and the Diriyah Formula E street circuit DLC for rFactor 2 today. New release candidate and main public build available. Diriyah E-Prix track becomes fifth official Formula E track for the sim. Update and DLC day at Studio 397 today, as the Dutch...
  18. Paul Jeffrey

    rFactor 2 | February Development Roadmap

    Studio 397 have released their Development Roadmap for February, looking closer at the latest tweaks and improvements that have are being carried out by the studio in recent days. Keeping up the tradition of monthly community updates about the latest developments in the world of rFactor 2...
  19. Paul Jeffrey

    rFactor 2 | Large GT3 BOP Update Released

    Studio 397 yesterday evening released a new BOP update and physics tweak to the 13 GT3 cars available within the simulation. BOP performance updates applied. Tweaks to sliding behaviour. Updates to aero draft issues Studio 397 last night released a new updated for the full GT3 collection of...
  20. Paul Jeffrey

    rFactor 2 | RCCO eX ZERO 2021 Update Released

    Studio 397 have released build 1.33 of their eX ZERO 2021 electric race car in rFactor 2 earlier today - adding various visual and physics improvements including the introduction of energy regeneration. Added energy regen. New animations and LED lighting. Physics improvements. The new update...

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