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Featured Automobilista October Development Update

Discussion in 'Automobilista' started by Paul Jeffrey, Nov 5, 2016.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium

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    Reiza Studios have revealed their 'development roadmap' for the month of October, showcasing the first images of the various Imola layouts due to be added to the game, and the Formula Truck 2013 refugee due to be included as part of upcoming DLC due in the coming weeks and months.

    Interestingly the studio have confirmed they are very close to renewing a licencing agreement with the official Brazilian truck racing series, which could well see official teams, drivers and liveries joining the sim rather than the originally proposed fantasy schemes painted over the truck models. This could, according to Reiza, lead to further season expansions of the popular series in future updates.

    Also confirmed in the October update is the inclusion of the first 'legendary tracks' release, bringing the Imola circuit to the game in versions specific to four different decades. Of course with the ever necessary requirement to adhere to the latest safety standards Imola has undergone several transformations over the years, most notably the re-profiling of the Tamburello corner following the loss of Ayrton Senna in during the 1994 Grand Prix, and many of these variations have been captured by Reiza in the upcoming DLC. With versions from 1972, 1988, 2001 and 2016, the Imola track will make an interesting addition and should provide a very comfortable fit for much of the content found in Automobilista.

    The full development roadmap for October can be seen below:

    To begin with a little retrospective of the past 18 months from the car & track guys - this will probably sound like we´re tooting our own horn a bit :p but mainly it´s a small tribute to a team who have been working exceptionally hard and really shifted up a gear in this last year and a half.

    The image below shows all new cars and tracks released since may 2015, from the end of Stock Car Extreme into the release of AMS, and finally moving into AMS DLCs:
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    A total of 13 new venues along with 20 car models for 14 series have been released over a period of 18 months. That in itself is notable, even more so if you consider that in the same timespan all old content was updated to keep up with newer standards and include all latest features - a total of 27 series and 38 tracks which currently features in AMS.

    It´s easy to underestimate the workload involved in delivering all this - if you´re on the other end waiting for stuff to materialise, it probably doesn´t feel very fast at all :p make no mistake though, this would be substantial output even for a bigger team with bigger budget than ourselves, so there´s a feeling of mission accomplished in delivering on what has been a very aggressive plan. Beyond the sheer volume, there´s also satisfaction from the fact that quality standards have not only been retained but upgraded, and older content has not been left to become too outdated relative to the newer stuff, so the sim remains as consistent as possible no matter what and where you´re racing.

    What's Coming Next
    We´re not going on vacation just yet though - in fact we´re still pushing hard not only with new content but also towards several significant new features and general improvements all across the sim - there are some exciting things already in the works with others being evaluated, but with development being what it is and known to throw some curve balls on occasion we´ll refrain from jumping the gun and push to cover a bit more ground before we confirm stuff. If you´re a Reiza Member though you may not only have a glance of what we´re aiming for, but help influence the development path in this Reiza 51 poll.

    We´ve got one, possibly two updates to be delivered over the course of this month, with v1.15 scheduled for November 15th.

    One important note regarding this update: @gongo has been working on integration with the latest Logitech drivers to better support G29 and G920. This however will require all users on Logitech wheels to upgrade to their latest software - even those running older models like G25 or G27, so those running Logitech gear please be advised to upgrade in time for v1.15 release.

    Upcoming DLC
    Part 1 of Legendary Tracks is next up - Imola is coming, oozing history with 4 distinct versions from 4 different decades - 1972, 1988, 2001 and 2016:
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    The 1972 & 1988 versions are hitting AMS Beta within a couple of hours from this post. 2001 & 2016 should follow next friday.

    Legendary Tracks Part 1 - Imola will sell for US$ 5.99 on release, scheduled to come along with v1.15 on November 15th.

    Before the end of November or at the latest early on December, we´re pushing to wrap another pack:
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    For those of you keeping track of AMS development, it will come as no surprise that the trucks from Formula Truck are bound to come to Automobilista - fully revamped and featuring new custom rules and functionalities.

    The good news is that we´re very close to finalizing a new deal with Formula Truck series, which would allow us to officially release the complete, fully branded series (not just the trucks) for AMS. That would in turn open up the possibility of expanding this pack to include the latest season in a future update.

    One way or another, to begin with we´ll be releasing the Trucks from 2013 after Imola - the pack will also sell for US$ 5.99. As previously announced, this DLC will be free to those that already own Formula Truck on Steam (if you own the non-Steam copy make sure to retrieve your Steam key for it here).

    Always worth reminding also that those who took part in last year´s crowdfunding campaign on any level, acquired our Membership pack or bought the Season Pass on Steam have already secured these and all the other DLC packs to come to AMS.

    And what´s next after the Trucks I hear you ask? That´s subject for our next update :)

    To wrap up I´d like to remind that as more stuff is confirmed, prices for both the Season Pass on Steam & Membership pack here are due to receive another upgrade - by the time next Dev Update rolls out with some more DLC confirmations, the Season Pass will be upgraded from the current US$ 29.99 to US$ 39.99, so don´t wait up too long :)

    Automobilista is available on Steam for Windows PC right now.

    The Automobilista sub forum here at RaceDepartment is the place to go for all the very latest news and discussions regarding the Reiza simulation. We host a number of top quality mods, and run a selection of epic League and Club Racing events to participate in. Head over to the forum today and check out what's on offer...

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    Do you like the new development update for October? Looking forward to trucks? Let us know in the comments section below!
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  2. Tobias Röhner

    Tobias Röhner
    Germany's greatest Indycar Fan. Premium

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  3. There was just a 596mb update now too.
    for "imola" it was - hell yeah.
    Best game gets better.
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  4. Look at the big fellow :D:D You have to go to one of these races to understand it. So much power, so much skills. It's just awesome. :D:D
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  5. Sam Smith

    Sam Smith

    Can we book in a racedepartment formula truck season 1 now ? If so I'M IN! ! ! ! !
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  6. quicksilver384

    Roaring Pipes Maniacs | #85 Staff Premium

    awesome stuff cant wait :)
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  7. Fantastic news about Imola. The track I spend the majority of my time in AC. Will be a great to drive this in AMS as well! Hoping for more F1 tracks - current and classic ones.
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  8. Fabian Biehne

    Fabian Biehne

    Imola 1972 is just fantastic. What a beautiful track this once was. Great job, Reiza.
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  9. If I could only start the game without it crashing to the desktop..never managed to actually play it since it came out
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  10. I can´t wait, am downloading Automobilista beta right now to run at Imola 72 as soon as possible! looks awesome ! And really good news about Formula Truck!! =)
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  11. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium

    +1 :cool:
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  12. I'm confused with this...
    I own a G27 and latest drivers for it are LGS ( a.k.a. Profiler ) 5.10.127 from 2010, and that's what i'm using / have.
    G29 / G920 already uses the new LGS, v8.xx ( older wheels doesn't work with it ) and that's to where the link posted by Paul directs to. Can someone, from Reiza clarify this? I'm good with LGS / Profiler 5.10.127 for my G27?

    Also, can't wait to put my hands on those beasty Trucks. AMS is getting better, and better, at every update :thumbsup:
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  13. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
    Sim Racing News Editor Staff Premium

    @Renato Simioni

    Question for you :rolleyes: sir ...

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  14. Very good news,,, Show!
    Waiting for Div3. :thumbsup:
  15. DaVeX↯


    Logitech released an update on March 2016, same number 5.10.127 but updated to work with win 10 too, you need this one, no matter if you are under Win 7/8/10...
    ...as you can see it adds support for new sdk.
    Hope it helps!
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  16. Multi-class truck vs V8 Supercars anyone? :D:D:D
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  17. Slyfrequency


    Sweet progress!
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  18. I absolutely love what Reiza has done in creating AMS.
    It is without question... the best overall sim on the market today.
    The natural feel of the car during all driving modes, corrections etc...coupled with that realistic track grip never gets old.
    The sense of elevation change in this version of Imola is very nice as well.
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  19. Would be great to see more tracks from Australia or New Zealand from Reiza you guys are the best with the one Supercar in the SuperV8 but just doesn't make it a whole championship without the other Manufacturers, we have plenty of Ferraris and BMW's and Mercedes floating around in the sim world but no full and completed V8 Supercar Series apart from Forza and RF1 & 2.
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  20. Vroom Vroom. Brakes, understeers, bye Truck :O:p