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rF2 Interview, Roadmap and Raindrops

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Paul Jeffrey, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    Following an interesting first reveal at the Sim Racing Expo, check out the new rFactor 2 roadmap including our interview with Marcel Offermans and first footage of the new rain effects...

    Now confirming the beautiful 2017 Bentley Continental GT3 will join the recently released McLaren 650s in the new officially licenced paid GT3 DLC pack, Studio 397 have been hard at work these last few months bringing together a wealth of updates and improvements for their premium racing simulation.

    Whilst of course the new Bentley will be a fairly major talking point for fans of rFactor 2, one of the most impressive improvements featured over at the Expo would undoubtedly be the impressive looking new rain effects coming in a future build, finally adding a much improved visual representation of the wet stuff in rFactor 2.. including windscreen wipers!!

    Now able to match visually what is an impressive physical representation of rain in rF2, fans will no doubt be very keen to try out these new visuals and features (including dynamic puddles, dynamic raindrops etc), and accompanying shader improvements to the main game, once the proposed new build update is released in the coming days.

    Of course with RaceDepartment on hand at the Expo we just had to have a quick chat with the ever jovial Marcel Offermans, spending a bit of time with the S397 CEO to talk rain, Bentley, DLC, updates, the future and plenty more in between. You can check the interview out below:


    With plenty of food for thought coming from the Expo show and tell by Studio 397, the developers have now released the next scheduled monthly roadmap update, detailing what is happening behind the scenes, and shedding some more light (or not) on the next big GT3 DLC car coming in the near future and plenty more in-between...

    Check out the full roadmap posting below:

    We’re back! After a busy weekend at SimracingExpo held at the famed Nurburgring, most of us have both finished vacations and returned to the office, ready to make progress on our next update.

    The Expo was a lot of fun, and we got to meet and greet plenty of hardware manufacturers, software studios, and of course a lot of simracers. Thank you to everyone who came to see us. Studio 397 attended with two cockpits: one triple screen and one virtual reality. Both were running an internal build with the newly announced Bentley Continental GT3 2017 racing in the rain at NOLA Motorsports Park.

    McLaren's World's Fastest Gamer
    Thank you to everyone who participated in the WFG using rFactor 2! It was a stunning success and something we’re really proud of. Not only did we take on a fairly short-notice build of the McLaren 650s GT3 for use in the competition, but we built, tested, and implemented a whole user registration and online session monitoring system that performed wonderfully. This makes us really excited about the future and how a working online competition structure such as that will really get people racing online in rFactor 2.

    Bentley Continental GT3 2017
    We are very excited to announce the Bentley Continental GT3 2017 as the second car in our upcoming GT3 pack. Used in many of the premier GT3 categories around the world, the car has a 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8 and up to unrestricted 600hp. The GT3 pack is due for release in October.



    Also mentioned in the FaceBook livestream was updated damage and a licensing agreement with Tatuus Racing s.r.l. for a number of open-wheel Formula cars. This allows us to fill out the ladder of progression from Karts to Grand Prix racing and will work well within our competition structure due out next year.

    And to whet your appetite, here’s a sneak peek of the next car in our upcoming pack!

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    Very exciting times for rFactor 2 fans, with plenty of development and new content in the pipeline, one year on from the announcement of Studio 397 taking over the licence to develop rFactor 2 and the future has never been brighter for this outstanding simulation.

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    Check out the rFactor 2 sub forum here at RaceDepartment for all the latest news and discussion with regards to the simulation. You can take part in lively debates with fellow rFactor 2 fans and take part in some great Club and League racing events..! Head over to the forum now and share the love this simulation so very much deserves...

    Excited to see Bentley coming to rF2? Looking forward to the GT3 car pack? What do you think of the rain features? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. FeltHat

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    im not rly fan of gt3 but this rain looks sexy, would love to see more splashes from tires etc
     
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  3. gianlucaP

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    Terrific! Great job Studio 397. :thumbsup:
    Can't wait to have this in game.

    The secret car is the Corvette C7 GT3-R
     
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  4. racingenthusiast

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    Bentley has made me hard.


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    So that is Mclaren, Bentley and Corvette so far. Only two to go. RUF is always hard to get a contract with, leaves other popular cars such as Ferrari, Mercedes, BMW, Audi and Lambo. Something tells me it wont be Nissan or anything like that. My guess would be Ferrari and Mercedes are the two missing cars. But I would love to see Audi !
     
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  5. JeffL

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    Moisture, mmmmm.
     
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  6. Karlpeg

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    Literally a game changer!
     
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  7. melanieuk

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    Great, I the like look of the overcast weather and rain, very impressive.

    And can I hear a bit of the Irish accent in Marcel.
    Great Interview Paul.
     
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  8. Chobonator

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    rFactor 2 has always had a thing for Nissan.
     
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  9. MPortnoy

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    Waiting for those bad boys to be released to create a multi-class series along side URD's Prototypes!! :inlove:
     
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  10. racingenthusiast

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    Hmmm I would not mind it tbh. Just not up there with my top 3 haha.
     
  11. Chobonator

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    I guess it's a decent surrogate for Project CARS 2, especially with the rain improvements.
     
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  12. MPortnoy

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    At this point it looks like it will take me 6 months to have a decent multi-class race in PCars2 given the deplorable state of the AI. :mad: Hope I'm wrong
     
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  13. Marisa

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    They don't even mention the new UI anymore, I wonder what takes them so long.
    Rain and cars are nice though.
    I think it was a good move to bring modern GT3 cars to RF2 via DLC since they are super popular.
    But I do hope they haven't forgotten some of the other stuff like proper gearbox behavior for manual cars...
    Once this gets implemented this will be my favorite sim.
     
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  14. Chobonator

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    That sucks. I've been having great fun. Maybe it's just the wrong mix of stuff, and I don't think that's ever going to be perfect, just too many combinations possible.
     
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  15. racingenthusiast

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    Meh played project cars 2 was like yea this aint bad!! Then went back to rfactor2 and was like ok this is the game for sure and got a steam refund on project cars 2
     
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  16. leseb64

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    new UI + competitive online + complete series (GT & other) + laserscan tracks royal Win combo for RF2 :thumbsup:

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  17. Chobonator

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    I'll have to check out the new GT3 stuff coming out, but in terms of features and content... the only thing I miss is the rF2 stock car. The new Fusion in PC2 is pretty good, but I haven't found a setup that works for me yet.
     
  18. Marc Collins

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    I hope the new exciting-looking rain comes with a performance boost for the graphics generally, or not many people will be able to run it at settings that will look impressive.
     
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  19. James Nance

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    I just wanna say, great coverage from RD. Good straight to the point questions and top quality stuff. Awesome to see rF2 continues to improve and always on my radar.
     
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  20. Alex72

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    And rain with raindrops, wipers and dynamic puddles! Dont forget the rain, wipers and puddles! :D:thumbsup::cool:

    BTW the rain and everything looks fantastic! Dont think i will be able to run it on triples with GTX980 though... Looks too good for that.