Back in November, Image Space Incorporated announced the pricing of their upcoming rFactor 2 simulation, also announcing an open-beta period for interested customers.
The open beta is due to start later this year and will give rFactor 2 buyers access to an early, content-limited, version of rFactor 2.
The open beta will require a full purchase of rFactor 2 for $43.99, as thank you for participating beta users will be receiving 18 months of online account membership instead of the 12 months included in the retail version.
The open beta version will give users the chance to sample three different cars and six tracks, including both historic and current racing content:
- 1 licensed 1966 F1 car, with generic fillers.
- 3 tracks: Spa, Monaco, and another.
- Renault Megane, Formula Renault 3.5
- 3 tracks (most likely), Malaysia, Portugal, Mills.
The inclusion of the historic Monaco and Spa Francorchamps layouts means that two of rFactor 2’s most anticipated content items will help shorten the waiting time for the retail release.
Even though the officially-licensed F1 car hasn’t been revealed yet, ISI has released two sneak peeks in their forum you can see below, revealing the car to be the Brabham BT20.
A start date for the open beta hasn’t been announced yet, it’s likely to launch in the remaining days of 2011 though.