Team CTDP has published a detailed and honest blog posting, outlining the team’s past, present & future as the team faces the struggles of a changing community.
CTDP has been active in the sim racing community for more than 10 years now, starting out in Microprose’s Grand Prix and moving onto rFactor & rFactor 2. The team released their most complex mod for rFactor as F1 2006 aimed to recreate a complete Formula One season including all shape & livery changes on every single car, something that has never been done before in simulation racing.
The new blog post explains the philosophy behind this approach and gives some insight on the team’s future. With simulations becoming more complex, it becomes harder for Teams like CTDP to take advantage of all the possibilities, especially as the team size is actually shrinking. It will come as no surprise that a talented bunch like CTDP will raise interest from professional developers, leading some members to leave the team to turn their hobby into a career.
Due to that and other causes, the team is currently down to just five members, slowing down progress on future projects. Due to that, the team’s International Formula Master mod for rFactor 2 might turn out to be their last ever project as the team will decide afterwards whether to move on with F1 1994 for rFactor 2.
For more info on all this, I can only stress that everyone should check out their detailed posting here.
Whatever happens to the team in the future, CTDP has left sim racing a legacy of the finest content created by a group of hobbyists, making them quite possibly the only mod team whose logo has been tattooed onto a fellow supporter.