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rFactor 2 – New Track Progress Report

rFactor 2 – New Track Progress Report

Image Space Incorporated’s Scott Juliano has released a new edition of his popular track progress reports for rFactor 2.

In this edition, Scott talks about the progress on a massive historical track with loads of trackside objects. Can you guess which track he might be talking about?

“The last track is about 78% done now (I mean last track for the initial release–there will be plenty more to come after that)–it’s basically missing vegetation, a few props, and grandstands/crowds. The amount of work that has gone into this is… I can’t put it to words. Belgium is 14KM long. While this track is nowhere near that, the details and shear amount of stuff in the confines of the track–insanity

The reason for the lack of updates lately, really, is that we’ve been working on a lot of core features–can’t really show that in a screenie. Plus, I really didn’t want to show anything else until our new graphic features (Post FX, and some other cool new stuff), that will make us current, are in and looking as they should. That also won’t be long I think. We had to put them on hold for a bit as other game related features took priority, but we’ll be back to them shortly. So new media hopefully won’t be too far behind. Besides, it will give me and Luc a chance to finish off this last track, which is really what we’d like to show next. So, it all works out

Someone above mentioned that we haven’t said much about physics updates, etc. That’s not really my area to be able to explain it properly; but, what I can honestly tell you is that I can no longer play rF1 after driving rF2 with the new tire model, new FFB, etc. I just can’t do it. rF2 feels THAT good….

So, we haven’t stopped working (just the opposite–working even more now than we were–probably why we’ve been so quiet ), and we are making good progress, and new information isn’t too far away, I think. So hang tight–we haven’t forgotten about you all. I think 2011 is going to be a good year….”

ISI is looking to include 11 scratch-made tracks with multiple layouts into the new title, some of which may not be included in the initial release.

rFactor 2 will introduce various improvements to the modding-friendly simulation including weather, driver animations and a refined graphics engine. ISI has not announced a definite release date yet, a 2011 release has been hinted at very much being possible though.

  • Floptickle

    Awesome 😀

  • Lars Koldeweij

    “Belgium is 14KM long.” haha, made me laugh. I knew Belgium wasn’t big, but is it really that small? 😉

  • kuato

    “I think 2011 is going to be a good year….”


  • Wish Bone

    RF2 should feel even better to play with my Logitech Dual Action pad than RF1. Nice!

  • phil23

    All sounds good 😀

  • noro

    “2011 is going to be a good year!” 🙂 🙂
    even rF1 with today’s graphics will do for me.. so i think there’s no way rF2 will dissapoints me

  • Jos

    so the mistery track is shorter then spa?

  • Anthony Birch

    “[a 2011 release has been hinted at very much being possible though.]” so does this mean they’re were really aiming for 2012 or beyond…

  • Anthony Birch

    “[a 2011 release has been hinted at very much being possible though.]” does this mean they were really aiming for a 2012 release or beyond.

  • YoShImUrA_HistorX

    It’s not very clear for me but so it seems. 

    I’d be so happy if this track would turn to be 1970 Le Mans… with so many good available info from McQueen’s movie, it could be an amazing track to race through day and night, sunshine or rain…

    Press like if you also would like it to be Le Mans!

  • GeraArg

    I think it´s Monaco.  😎

  • Yo Donny

    Well considering he said “vegetation“, I doubt it’s monaco. While apparently it’s smaller than Spa yet still big. I’m 70% He’s referring to LeMans at this point as they wouldn’t release a track thats already near perfected by teams already such as Mid-Ohio, Sebring, Nords, and etc. LeMans is really the only track left that needs that Pro treatmeant. The Modern version of course.

  • Gniewko Ostrowski

    no, it does not.

  • Jim Slimjim Cassi

    With Le Manns not having that many TSO’s back in 67 makes me think it’s Monaco also.
    and with the time ISI is taking on this project, i hope it’s bug free come release day.
    i don’t think the community wants to pay to do the beta testing again.

  • Gulyo

    ISI is a joke.
    I don’t believe them.

  • f0xx

    I believe hes referring to 1970’s Spa Francorchamps, it was 14km long.

  • Lars Koldeweij

    I know, but because he used “Belgium” instead of “Spa” it looked like he was referring to the country, not the circuit. 🙂

  • Sigmatc24

    I think 2011 is going to be a good year’

    I Hope not for announcements only ISI *DONT_KNOW*

  • JohnSc

    I can wait…so much fun right now with DRM and V8 Unleashed and hopefully Historics GT&TC this year…

  • JohnSc

    I can wait…so much fun right now with DRM and V8 Unleashed and hopefully Historics GT&TC 2.0 this year…

  • DR.Joint

    Keep up ISI! I am sure I will buy this game

  • Gniewko Ostrowski

    All I want is one track, one car. The community will do the rest.

  • Gniewko Ostrowski

    All I want is one track, one car. Modders will do the rest.

  • GTEvo

    All i want is a normal, better realistic Shaddow/Rain/Fog/Sun Grafic System!
     Nothing more is really needed!
     Sound and Physic Engine in rF1 are absolutley ok..Premium Modder can do some Wonder on this Engine

  • The Gimp

    That’s stupid. It took a long time until we see quality mods for rF1. It’ll be the same for rF2, if not longer due to newer features.
    I don’t want cheap rF1 conversions, so I hope rF2 will come with plenty of series and tracks. They have great guys working on content, you don’t need to rely to mods only this time.

  • Blacker

    Oh snap! A developer that gives a squat about the user!

    Lol good show gents, take your time on it. Your work and updates are hugely appreciated.

  • Blacker

    Seriously where is the “Dislike” option when you need it. Pff.

  • BSR-WiX

    🙂    that means i own the entire country.  Good news.

  • Riches

    Every day it takes longer, the better product we will receive.
    Take your time and make it awesome!!!

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