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Automobilista 2 April 2020 Development Update

Discussion in 'Automobilista 2 - News & Announcements' started by Renato Simioni, May 1, 2020.

  1. Renato Simioni

    Renato Simioni Administrator Staff Member

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    Greetings everyone! We hope you all have been keeping safe and catching up with your sim racing while we continue to go through these surreal times.

    It´s now been a month since Automobilista 2 was released in Steam Early Access, and what a ride it has been up to here! It´s been great to see the game being overall very positively received and that the sim racing community shares our confidence about its future.

    Most will not be aware but with both Stock Car Extreme and Automobilista 1 being free updates to those who bought the previous version of the game, Automobilista 2 is actually our first completely new title release since Game Stock Car 2013 back in November 2013! And despite the less than ideal circunstances surrounding all of us these days, we are happy to say the game has got off to a very strong start.

    As we have continued to stress since the initial announcement, Automobilista 2 is a long term project but we feel we have now crossed the most challenging milestones, and are in better position than ever to develop the game to its full potential.

    We hope you all continue to enjoy the ride as we continue to push on!

    Automobilista 2 v0.8.7 coming up - Time Trial is Now In!
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    Version v0.8.7 will hit Beta in the coming hours, and after some early mileage in Beta to iron out any showstopper it should also be deployed to the Main version of the game.

    The highlight of the new build is the availability of Time Trial Mode, given everyone the chance to see how they measure up iagainst the best in a hot lap running any car / track combo in the game!

    The system is an evolution of the popular Time Trial mode we had in Automobilista 1, with the new engine bringing some great new features such as the ability to load ghost laps (both from the best time in the leaderboard or from your best placed Steam friend).

    The new build will also see the addition of the Classic 1986 Brazilian Opala Stock Car season, fully revamped from AMS1 with all cars featuring their original authentic branding.

    The new version will also bring further FFB & AI updates, along with the usual batch of fixes and improvements.


    Multiplayer Development

    We are pushing to address the problems reported by users with glitchy collisions while running in Multiplayer races - previous builds have already corrected some innacuracies in the collision mesh of several cars, and we are now investigating potential adjustments in the netcode to fully recitfy the problem.

    The presence of this issue and attention it is requiring has pushed back the introduction of the Multiplayer rating system, but we remain commited to complete the work on both fronts before the end of Early Access.

    Next up - Kyalami & Sigma P1

    Next week will see the introduction of the modern Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, to go along with the Historical 1976 version already offered in the game.

    The Kyalami Circuit has undergone a complete revamp in recent years which has put it in the map again of the major international motorsports series. We are very happy to celebrate this classic venue rising profile by bringing the track to Automobilista 2, hopefully doing justice to the technical layout and the picturesque beauty of the South African scenery - check out some previews:
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    Next week´s build will also see the introduction of a new Brazilian Prototype - the imposing Sigma P1 debuted in the Brazilian Endurance Championship in 2019, powered by a mighty Audi V8 turbo engine - the car will be fully revised for the new season complete with an engine built in-house, with the goal of challenging the pace setting AJRs in P1 classs.
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    Later on... Mclaren, Lotus & Brabham share the Track Again!

    We are thrilled to confirm extensive licensing agreements with some of the most iconic brands in motorsports in Mclaren Racing, Classic Team Lotus and Brabham Racing, which will see a number of their Classic Grand Prix cars being added to Automobilista 2.

    The first batch will not take much longer, including beauties such as the Lotus 72D, the Mclaren M23 and the Brabham BT44 pictured below:
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    These however will be just the beginning - more to come where these came from :)

    Automobilista 2 - Early Access Price Bump Incoming

    With Automobilista 2 now one month into its Early Access phease and roughly halfway through the road to v1.0, we will be reducing the current 40% discount over its full release price accordingly next week as we hit v0.9.0. The Game will then remain with 20% off its v1.0 price (US$ 49.99 / €44.99 / R$ 149,99) until the end of Early Access.

    If you haven´t yet got Automobilista 2 don´t miss the last few days to grab it still with 40% off!
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    One last thing, or Two...
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    But we will talk more about these next month :)

    Happy Racing folks, and stay safe!
     
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  2. Ivysaur

    Ivysaur Well-Known Member Reiza Backer

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    Last pic is a GT3 at Nordschleife. :p
     
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  3. Chris Stacey

    Chris Stacey Active Member Reiza Backer

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    Porsche!
     
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    Msportdan Well-Known Member Reiza Backer

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  5. Gordie

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    Awesome stuff Reiza :hurrayreiza:

    Looks more like a 2017 GT3-R to me, different lights than the Cup

    That Sigma P1 though, cannot wait!
     
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  6. Araripe

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    Oh boy. Porsche + Nordschleife :eek:
    GOTY confirmed
    Hype!!!
     
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  7. EmanueleMarra

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    porsche GT3? o_O
     
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    FeltHat Active Member Reiza Backer

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    [​IMG]
    (dont forget about that black Dodge Challenge from br endurance :p)
     
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  9. Joe Leone

    Joe Leone Active Member Reiza Backer

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    Things are looking promising! Great work Renato and Team Reiza! Looking forward to what the future holds for AMS2!
     
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  10. Juan Reinoso

    Juan Reinoso Doctor SimRacing Reiza Backer

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    o_O

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    Stickdeath1980 Active Member Reiza Backer

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    :D awsome stuff guys More Pictures to take :D
     
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  12. Marc Collins

    Marc Collins Well-Known Member Reiza Backer

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    OK, time to please confirm a few elements. Will we eventually be getting:
    1. 70's Opala stock cars to join the '80's version and the "modern" 80's version?
    2. Kyalami - any interim layouts in between the old/original '60's version already in the game and the current layout?
    3. Both 2019 and 2020 Sigma P1?
    4. Metalmoro MR18 (from AMS) to join whatever P class is appropriate?
    I'll refrain from asking about all the other things not explicit in your announcement ;)
     
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  13. mister dog

    mister dog Active Member Reiza Backer

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    Great prospects once more love the licenses but netcode prio 1 Reiza boys, need to get MP working even though I'm sure you're stressing about it already. Much love.
     
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  14. Nackersum

    Nackersum New Member Reiza Backer

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    Last pic is a GT3 Cup!! :D
     
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    2ndLastJedi Well-Known Member Reiza Backer

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    When I read Sigma my first thought was the Mitsubishi Sigma :rolleyes: and am very happy to see my thoughts where wrong :D I do hope that last pic is the Cup car :eek: so much more fun than GT3R :rolleyes:
     
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    It's very likely the GT3-R, because of the lights.^^

    Also the ride height is quite high...mostly needed for a track with several elevation changes and banked sections... :whistle:
     
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    Spectacular, I can't wait to put the 911 on the Estoril Circuit, continue to correct the bugs and we will have many hours of online fun here ;)
     
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    Are there plans for a tyre/fuel burn acceleration to feed in with the time acceleration?
     
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  19. Ayrton

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    Awesome to hear as always. I hope the multiplayer sees work before any rating system is introduced. Iv had a ton of fun racing with some friends online, but we've encountered frequent problems with connections and lag. They're getting pretty frustrated with it, and honestly that seems a lot more important than extra mp rating stuff.
     
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  20. OldDarth

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    Sounds like a great update to come!
    Especially - "The first batch will not take much longer, including beauties such as the Lotus 72D, the Mclaren M23 and the Brabham BT44" :):):):):):)

    Oh Yeah!
     
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