Ferrari has just released their Virtual Academy 2010 simulator, offering a true to life simulation of their F10 Formula One race car that can be driven on three laser-scanned tracks.
The initial release includes the F10 and Ferrari’s Fiorano testing track, selling for 14,90€.
Mugello will be released on October 14 and the Nürburgring will follow on November 11, both tracks will sell for an additional 9,90€ each.
Along with the download, Ferrari has released the system requirements, revealing that the title is compatible to Track IR, three-screen setups via TripleHead2Go and nVidia 3D Vision. Also available is a list of wheels that the simulation supports with a pre-set profile.
Some new info regarding driving aids is also available as the Virtual Academy 2010 allows racers to use stability-control, braking & gear-shifting aids to get comfortable with the F10 race car. These aids can only be used in training mode as all hotlap-competition times must be set without them.
Operative system: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 – 32 / 64bit
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Processor: 2 GHz
Disc space: 1 GB
3D video card: Compatible Directx 9 – Geforce 7800GTX – ATI X1900 or similar
Integrated audio card
Fanatec Porsche 911 Turbo / Turbo S / GT3 RS Wheel
Logitech Driving Force Pro
Logitech Driving Force GT
Logitech G25 Racing Wheel
Logitech G27 Racing Wheel
Thrustmaster Ferrari 430 Force Feedback Racing Wheel
Thrustmaster Ferrari 430 Force Feedback Wireless
Thurstmaster Ferrari F1 Wireless Gamepad
Detailed previews & a quick review to come soon!
Update: The demand has taken down the official website almost instantly. Seems like a little more patience is required..
Update 2: Steering wheel compatibility list & info on driving aids added..see above.
Update 3: Release info on the two other tracks added above, you can find two high-resolution photos of the presentation courtesy of Ferrari below.