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Featured rFactor 2 to Feature Official Formula E Licence?

Discussion in 'rFactor 2' started by Paul Jeffrey, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    It appears as if Studio 397 have secured an official licence to recreate the electric Formula E series in rFactor 2.

    Thanks to some impressive detective work from @William Marsh of Sim Racing Paddock, official posts on both the Formula E jobs website and LinkedIn have been spotted that suggest the electric racing series will be getting the sim racing treatment, with Studio 397 and rFactor 2 cited as the simulation software with which the virtual series will call home in the near future.

    Love it or loath it, Formula E seems to be a series very much in vogue these past few weeks, and with an increase in eSport and sim racing awareness amongst racing series throughout the globe, it is perhaps not unsurprising to see one of the big developers snap up an official licence for the championship sooner rather than later.

    Potentially thanks to the close ties between rFactor 2 and Formula E already formed with the recent Vegas $1m eSport event last year, it appears as if Studio 397 have stolen a march on their sim racing rivals and wrapped up the deal to replicate the series officially in a racing simulation.

    Reviewing the advent posted below, it does look like the new deal could mean more than simply locking down a single car from the series (as has been done in other games), with indications strongly suggesting the licence includes a deal to bring all cars, liveries and tracks to the game alongside a very high likelihood of some kind of sanctioned eSport event using the rFactor 2.

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    Could this mean a more prolonged online competition similar to the Vegas event, and can this move from Formula E and Studio 397 mark a first step towards a greater emphasis on structured online play in rFactor 2 in the future?

    It has been well documented throughout many different threads and posts the conflicting opinions of race fans on Formula E and electric racing, however one thing exceptionally positive to come from this deal is yet further confirmation that Studio 397 are making a concerted effort to focus content going forward, rather than the sometimes disjointed approach of single car releases that have often made up the release schedule in years past.

    Studio 397 were unwilling to offer an official comment on the Formula E job postings when approached by RaceDepartment earlier today.

    For those curious, you can read the full job description below, and apply for the post yourself by visiting the Formula E jobs site HERE.

    Role: Gaming Product Manager
    Location: London
    Status: Full Time Employee
    Band: 2
    Reporting to: Senior Digital Marketing Manager

    Your role
    Console/Mobile

    -Work with developer needs (liveries, data) for IP integrations of cars/tracks
    -Push gaming partners to feature FE integrations through competition/exposure within the game
    -Sync marketing, PR and comms across FE and gaming partners

    Sim Racing
    -Develop rFactor 2 with Studio 397
    --Ensure delivery of Studio 397 timeline to release of title
    --Liaise with internal departments to make sure all liveries, tracks and data is passed on to Studio 397
    --Work with Studio 397 to manage the launch and community on Steam
    -Issue a RFP for broadcast/esports competition for providers
    --Confirm dates for the proposed 4 Season 4 online races
    --Work with esports TO/broadcaster for talent, rules and stewarding
    -Team integration
    --Build plan for teams to take game software
    --Help teams develop software integration strategy, with local activations

    At track
    -Manage event space consisting of
    --Moving simulators from DHL drop off point to stage
    --Networking of machines
    --Installing monitors
    --Packing empty lids for DHL to remove
    --Running server to record times and control cameras for eRace
    --Coordinate the fan(s) who are participating in the eRace to attend
    --Manage and train volunteer staff for simulator use
    --Manage queue system and be responsible for customers in the gaming area
    --Coordinate drivers participating in eRace with communications team
    --Coordinate branding with specific driver names on the back on simulators
    --Manage and run eRace with broadcast partner
    --Pack down equipment, box monitors, install lids on simulators and place back to DHL pickup point.

    Desired skills and experience
    The successful candidate must have experience in delivering gaming events to a high standard. Additionally, candidates should be able to demonstrate:
    -Knowledge and a passion for video games and eSports
    -A relatable degree
    -Experience of managing multiple projects from strategic conception to execution and analysis
    -Experience of delivering events on time and to budget
    -Evidence of developing comprehensive marketing and promotional plans to deliver gaming or eSports events
    -The ability to collaborate effectively across business functions to understand and prioritise varying product requirements
    -A recognised Project Management qualification (Prince 2, PMI) would be beneficial


    rFactor 2 is a racing simulation exclusive to PC. You can purchase the game directly from Steam with immediate effect.

    Formula E coming to rF2 4.jpg Formula E coming to rF2 2.jpg

    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...

    Pleased to hear of official Formula E content coming to rFactor 2? Any particular series you would like to see added to the sim in future? Let us know in the comments section below!
     
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  2. chargingcar

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    Mod Edit: English only, please.
     
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  3. gianlucaP

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    I would never install this silent piece of crap in a racing sim. :poop:
     
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    AWESOME! Can't wait for this. Great car and fantastic racing!!!
     
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  5. leseb64

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    No I have horror of the electric car it gives me not envy they seems without souls...BzzzZZZzzzzzZZzzzzzzz
    There is 99.99% of luck that I do not buy this series!!

    Surely a very good series for the future competition Esport has great show!!Good luck


    For me Formula.E is....
    [​IMG]
     
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  6. erniedaoage

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    Seems like Formula-E took a new approach since their work with MakCorp in the past. Or maybe the whole series went bigger so its a better approach to work directly with a developer instead of a mod team.
     
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  7. Will Mazeo

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    The cars
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    The tracks should be fun with USF2000 and the GP3 mod. Also if all tracks are included means we'll get Hermanos Rodriguez and Monaco :thumbsup::thumbsup::thumbsup: and if past season is included then Long Beach :thumbsup::thumbsup:
     
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  8. Kurupt CDN

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    Cant wait to hear the audio lol
     
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  9. ears

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    Must have experience of simulating the racing of golf carts around Monaco.
     
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  10. johnnymat

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    I'm a little disappointed to hear this. The cars may be interesting, but there is no visceral appeal when the cars sound like my Shark vacuum cleaner. Actually, my Shark makes quite a bit more noise and it sounds better. I hope this addition doesn't take anything away from more conventional content being added.
     
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  11. chargingcar

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    Tell them to hire me ,
    Ive been working on the audio all night :geek::geek:
     
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  12. chargingcar

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    If you need more send me a PM ,
    Theres 10 days of samples here boys and girls :geek::geek::geek::roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
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  13. James Cook

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    Not for me.

    While I can still (virtually) drive gas-guzzling cars with big engines and loud exhausts I'd rather do that.

    Sim racing is escapism and I want to escape from the depressing reality of where motorsport is heading.
     
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  14. Boby Kim

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    Oh boy:O_o:...ISI...where are u??:(
     
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  15. nhill40

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    Meh, Formula E has potential, but it's a ways off from being good enough to hold my attention.
     
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  16. Keith Dixon

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    :poop: nuff said
     
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  17. Ace King

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    Electric car "sounds"....yuk
     
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  18. gianlucaP

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    Electric cars are the death of racing sports. We should boycott this stuff in every possible way. :mad:
    This news made me so sad that now I'm watching videos of noisy cars in loop.
     
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  19. Eric Rowland

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    Say what you like, but Mercedes and Porsche entering FE is a coup for Mr Agag. He brings the races to the people and he is going to become more $ucce$$ful as time goes on. There are some good drivers in FE as well. The board of directors of these major manufacturers have made it clear that hybrid and electric tech is the future of motor racing. A real shame for LeMans (ACO) and DTM though. They are going to have to reduce the cost of going racing and get very creative moving forward.....
     
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  20. felippekiss

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    Although it isn't a category that calls my attention, it is good to see if this is confirmed, the rF2 receiving official content through the hands of Studio397
     
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