Does Modding Have A Future?
Highly-accomplished rFactor modder erale has kicked off a new blog and his first posting isn’t exactly positive, outlining a big possible change to the sim racing community.
Entitled “Is Modding Dying?”, Erale takes a look at the two new main simulations for modders, rFactor 2 and Assetto Corsa, and the problems associated with them when it comes to creating content.
According to erale, both simulations will make it a lot harder to create quality content for them due to the technical advantages made.
While rFactor 2 comes with a very sophisticated tire model that requires much more data and patience to get right, Assetto Corsa with its laser-scanned tracks and great looking content sets a quality standard that modders might find difficult to match.
Make sure to check out his full article here as erale explains all this in great detail.
Whether or not this is rooted in the causes outlined above, the change in the community is already well visible. Two or three years ago, the vast majority of content on VirtualR revolved around modding content as there was new stuff from the community on a daily basis.
If we count out the poor quality work and the many, many illegal conversions, this has very much died down as the community is more focusing on all the new titles available and coming up that have steered interest away from modding content.
So, do you think modding has a future? Make sure to read the article and share your view in the comments below!