iRacing.com – Monza Announced

iRacing has announced a new addition to their online racing simulation’s lineup of tracks as Monza is poised to join the title next year.

The Italian Grand Prix venue will be iRacing’s seventh current F1 track to be available to its members, the track will come both with the full layout used for the Grand Prix as well as the shorter Junior layout.

Monza is due to be scanned and photographed by iRacing soon, the track is expected to be available during next summer.

GTOmegaRacing.com

  • Anton

    And also Imola

    • Anonymous

      Imola MAYBE. They haven’t signed a contract yet, but they are working it.

      • Drew Duncan

        While Assetto Corsa currently lacks online components in Steam’s early access, it already has laser scans of Imola and Monza at no additional cost.

        Tracklist:
        http://www.assettocorsa.net/laser-scanned-tracks/

      • Anonymous

        Don’t forget that Kunos is an Italian company. So no wonder that there first tracks are from Italia, but lack of e.g. american tracks (compared to iRacing).

      • Anonymous

        Yeah, I just want to know what Assetto Corsa will be in 2018.

      • Anonymous

        I’m interested in seeing all the sims in 5 years time.

      • Anonymous

        iRacing offers laser scanned Laguna Seca, Summit Point, and Lime Rock, (and 7 others) at no extra cost. AC doesn’t.
        iRacing has Spa available right now. AC doesn’t.
        iRacing will offer new tracks as DLC. So will AC.
        I’m not really sure what your point was.
        Some people enjoy iRacing, some enjoy AC… some enjoy both. That is all.

  • Slawek

    After trying AC I am not gonna spend even one penny on iR anymore

    • Drew Duncan

      When you weigh all the money that we have given iRacing over the years, vs the lack of additional content we received, I feel rather cheated.

      Three cheers for Assetto Corsa.

      • Slawek

        $470 over 3 years :/

      • Niel

        Well you can play both. :)

      • Me

        I own it all…do the math…yikes! And I own none of it…they’ve got me for life.

      • Anonymous

        Why would they have you for life? Look up the ‘sunk cost fallacy’. If you don’t like it, you’re going to end up spending more money and time trying to stick with it than if you just move on.

        I’m an iRacing fan, and yes I’m telling you that no matter how much money you’ve spent if you don’t like it you should play a sim you enjoy instead.

      • Me

        I’m fine with it, it’s just a wee bit scary that if they ever close up shop we end up with nothing in the end….no disc to pop in etc…
        I’ve spent too much to ever give up on them, a smart business model indeed. No complaints in the end, after all I liked it enough to keep spending money on it and will continue to do so.
        I support all the sims, we all win in the end.

      • Adrian Herrera

        I spent over $500 in around three years. Don’t regret it too much, but I wont pay any more.

      • Realkman666

        Never give a company money. You should always get something in return.

      • Hurdy Hurdy

        Are you the same Drew Duncan who has been a member since June this year and hasn’t actually driven anything?

    • GamerMuscle

      with i racing it all depends if you get the time out of the content the issue is you cannot really know if you will until you drop $200 + on the service to really know if its for you.

      If you are going to use i racing for your main source of sim racing and to replace you league racing and put 6+ hours a week into it then $50-$300 a year that it costs is not to bad.

      If you are someone that plays all the simulators or lots of games not just driving simulators and is involved with leagues outside of i racing then you probably wont find the value in it and find it rather extortionate.

      For oval racing and pick up racing in things like a skip barber then there is nothing that compares to i racing right now at this point in time.

      • Anonymous

        I think most people can tell if iRacing is for them based on the introductory content, especially with how diverse it is now on the road side. I know I loved even just the two rookie road series enough that if I only had enough cash for monthly fees I still would have stuck with it. At that point, buying content wasn’t needed to keep me happy, it was all gravy. If someone’s looking to race nothing but faster downforce cars, then yeah they need to put in about a hundred dollars to get a solid schedule and evaluate the cars they want to race.

        I don’t think 6 hours a week is needed to get value out of it. Maybe for rookies if they’ve never played a PC sim before. I’m sometimes lucky to get two hours a week now. On the other hand, I know if I log in 45 minutes before an SRF race I can get a few laps of practice, qualify, and have a good clean race, likely with a split field. That’s the value I get, and that I couldn’t get with league racing. Not to paint with too broad a brush, but I have more money than time, and that’s a place where iRacing beats the competition.

        YMMV, of course.

      • Realkman666

        I stopped at the base content and was violently dissatisfied, but I think that some cars seem to drive better than what I tried, judging from videos. But because I like to hotlap and try different tracks, it would be too expensive for me. If I go back to using Linux next year, I’ll probably give it another chance, there isn’t much competititon there.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, for simple hotlapping I would recommend something else, unless laser scanned US-centric tracks is incredibly important to you. If you don’t want to race, and aren’t using it to learn tracks, there are less expensive alternatives.

      • Realkman666

        Of course. The pull for me would have been accurate VIR, Montreal, Bathurst, and cie.

      • Anonymous

        And meanwhile, I’m looking forward to trying AC, but without anything/anybody to race against I’m not interested. And now two of the three Italian tracks I’d want will be in iRacing.

      • Realkman666

        It’s on sale today, if you must know.

      • Anonymous

        Like I said, I’m waiting for multiplayer and AI, I want to hear some reviews on them before I pull the trigger. I don’t have enough time to split between sims if AC won’t be worth racing. I’m pretty sure it will take a 3rd party creating a similar safety system to enforce clean racing to get me to move over, or at least a solid single-player experience.

      • Realkman666

        Ja.

  • Miroslav Davidovic

    Not the biggest fan of iRacing here but…hell they really have some great choice of tracks over there. Recently some nice F1 tracks additions also. How many F1 tracks do they have now? Montreal, Spa, Silverstone, Interlagos, Suzuka, Monza coming, COTA coming, guess I forgot some…

    • Anonymous

      That’s all for F1 right now, unless you were to count former circuits. They say they’ve had difficulties with the F1 tracks due to them requesting bigger license fees (as one might expect, given their desirability). They’ve definitely made big strides getting FIA Grade 1 tracks, and international tracks as well, which is great to see.

      It was mentioned that another game’s license for Le Mans, for instance, was large enough that a quarter of the iRacing membership would need to buy it at full price just to cover the license, before they could start paying for scanning, production, etc. Tony mentioned Mugello as an example of a track out of reach, because Ferrari wants a hefty license fee (because they’re Ferrari).

  • Anonymous

    They’re close to getting Imola too according to a Tony G post on the forum.

    • Anonymous

      Actually, just been made official :)

      • Hurdy Hurdy

        I also see they are making 3 version’s of the RUF. Thought they were only doing 2. With an AWD veriosn of the car coming in 2014 to make it 4. Bonus.

      • Anonymous

        Actually, four versions. The AWD street car will be coming likely next build.

  • Anonymous

    Also Imola!!! It’s official!!! WOOW

  • What

    I guess this their first direct response to AC. I hope for their sake they make Monza free, since Kunos is charging $30 right now for nine laser-scanned circuits (plus a drag strip, drift circuit, and a hillclimb), thirty-six cars, and years of post-release support and mods. Meanwhile $100 in iRacing gets you five laser-scanned circuits (plus five small ovals), seven cars, and a year of ‘service’. Oh, and $15 for Monza, please?

    • Anonymous

      Let’s not underestimate the ‘service’ part of it, that really is the bread and butter. A service built around a feature AC doesn’t yet have…

      In the end, they’re still two different sims going after two different markets. As I’ve said for a while, we will see pretty clearly the sim racers who are interested in physics and laser scanning, and those who are interested in online racing by the membership numbers.

    • Anonymous

      The service provided by AC and iRacing is completely different. For iRacing, you are PAYING for the hosted servers, so (theoretically) you could play iRacing but only hotlapping and on Private dedicated servers (although I know it doesn’t work like this, because they assume you will want to play on the hosted servers which is fair enough given the way that the sim works).

      In AC, you will still be PAYING for the “service”, because it will be DLC. Yes there will be free updates, and some free DLC, but some will be paid too.

      Whilst iRacing’s subscription model isn’t to my taste, and won’t work for me at the moment, it can’t be compared to AC. Apples and oranges.

  • Anonymous

    Is iR feeling threatened for the first time with AC? Annoucing good news after good news in a short space of time hasn’t been iR best skill. Both great titles.

    AC will have AI
    iR has the multiplayer sorted.

    • fkkamil

      I have the same conclusion, iR’s pole position can be taken by AC and iR feels threatened for sure. It’s all about AC’s multiplayer code.

      • Anonymous

        iRacing multiplayer racing is much more than only their netcode.
        It’s a full online environment with matching system.
        Even if AC manages to have the best netcode in the world, it will still be a huge wrecker mess with pickup races. As every sim showed before.
        So for a bit of honest racing you need to join a league.

      • fkkamil

        AC also can have matching system..
        Personaly I think KUNOS won’t relase poor multiplayer environment, they also feel pressure.

      • BackMarker

        yes. i plan to use AC for offline or league racing and iracing for online pickup racing. good times ahead…

    • BackMarker

      iirc, didn´t iracing also start their steam voting greenlight-thingummy at the same time as AC?

      • Anonymous

        They did ‘talk’ about it, nothing has come out of that talk yet. I love racing games too much to bash iR now that AC is out and about.

        Competition is good for us simmers. Both games have laser scanned tracks, both have excellent physics. The graphics in AC makes iR look dated(this will make iR improve their build). With more content from AC, I suspect iR will reduce their pricing structure. We have an alternative to iR that is on par.

        A

      • Anonymous

        Actually, iRacing was greenlit on Steam, about a month ago.

      • BackMarker

        right. AC went on steam greenlight and then iracing went on steam greenlight about a week or two afterwards.

        yes, pcars and AC graphics are fantastic. hopefully, iracing3.0 is in the works for 2014 or 2015 with improved graphics.

      • Michael Hornbuckle

        Actually iracing was on steam greenlight within three days of Ac being on it…and just because this is too easy, would it be too much to ask for the features that were supposed to be in iracing 2.0 to be released before anybody starts thinking about 3.0?
        But seriously, to the iracing members I want to thank you for keeping the doors open and when they finally get things in order and have cars that actually feel the way I think they should feel I will happily renew my sub.

  • Metal Machine

    IRacing is feeling serius pressure from AC. But dont woory, these tracks will be done in 2~ years :)

    • BackMarker

      perhaps and it will be a loss for us to wait so long. still, the iracing tracks are the best so it will be worth the wait! :)

  • Arie Beuker, de

    I have never done Iracing, but this is good news nonetheless.

  • Kendra Jacobs

    The best tracks in all of sim racing! Cant wait for this!!!!!!! Monza skippy battles with everyone drafting, cant wait!!!!!!!!!

    So much talk from all you going on abiut pressure from ac, well if its true then its too bad iracing is feeling pressure from ac cause i think iracing and rfactor 2 physics blow ac out of the water, ac is fun though cause all cars are so accessable to every player to have fun with and soft slow road cars are real good in ac, but when it gets time to get serioue and race with gt or open wheel cars i think iracing and rfactor2 blow ac away overall.

    • Michael Hornbuckle

      I think AC physics are on a whole different level from iracing and rfactor 2 and blow them out of the water…..We feel completely opposite but we have something in common…we have spent money or iracing, rfactor 2, and AC…This is a good thing, keeps our hobby of simracing alive.

      • Kendra Jacobs

        Ya and more productz makes more competition for everyone to improve

    • Jordan Meagher

      hell yes praise the lord !

      • Kendra Jacobs

        Hell ya

      • Karsten Da Silva Sørensen

        yep praise jebus

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