Announcement | Motorsport Games Enters Into Agreement to Acquire rFactor 2 and Developer Studio 397

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  1. Paul Jeffrey

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    For more information on the agreed sale of Studio 397 and the rFactor 2 racing simulation to Motorsport Games, please review the information on the following link: https://www.studio-397.com/2021/03/announcement-motorsport-games/

    As usual, please feel free to post your comments in the comments section of the thread below.

    Best Wishes,
    Studio 397.

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  2. jayarrbee36

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    We'll see what this brings but it seems promising.
     
  3. MarcG

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    "Are other projects going to use the rFactor 2 engine?
    Definitely. Core parts of our engine are integrated into the platform we’re building for the new NASCAR game as well as future games on console and PC. Motorsport Games already announced future products based on the Le Mans and BTCC licenses, so we are looking forward to creating a solid foundation here."




    YES!!!!! :D
     
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    Yeah but what about my lifetime license? (hehehe sorry, just HAD to say it...)
     
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    I was wondering if anyone would notice that.
     
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    BTCC | MOTORSPORT GAMES SIGNS LONG TERM AGREEMENT WITH THE BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP TO CREATE VIDEO GAME AND ESPORTS SERIES
     
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    I would be expecting major updates and advances in RF2 in the next 6 months to show that this calibration is working and not been a hindrance. Only time will tell.
     
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    tracks, tracks, and AI fix please ! And better FFB with the low speed turns.
     
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    Not too sure what to think of this at this time. If this diverts S397 from rF2 to other projects, this is concerning. There's already not enough staff in my opinion to grow rF2 faster. However, if it brings new people working on core rF2, it could be great.
     
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    My confidence in this random corporate entity that's been in simracing news lately remains at a historical low. That said, at least in the short term this should be a positive development for S397 in terms of available resources.
     
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    about BTCC, i think I will pass it, cause I never drive the Bentley GTR3, really never cause I don't want a right side wheel.
    But if it's left side wheel and at least as good as ACC, I'm with it.
    With forza 8 and BTCC, 2022 could be epic. Dont forget Dirt WRC for 2023...Sadly 2021 will be only DLC with our "old" games.
     
  13. buzz hornet

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    Congrats on the sale - hopefully onwards and upwards.
     
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    Pretty shocking news.

    Don't know what to think yet, lets just see what happens. Could be anything very good, or very bad.
     
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    as long as this does not evolve into a deal that will kill rf2 or turn it into a sub product of what it is, i wish you all the good luck in this world!
     
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    brits have to adapt every time they get into a car, now it’s your turn XD
     
  17. davehenrie

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    I remember when we first learned to mod Nascar Racing &THEUSPITS developed touring car imitation. When we got our first crack at right hand drive, I found it easier to approach right hand turns. for a while...:)
     
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    “After growing rFactor 2 in the last five years, we are excited to take the next step with Motorsport Games, advancing rFactor 2 and integrating its advanced simulation technology into future projects..."

    I'm not quite sure what that means, other than they're using it in NASCAR & BTTC? What level of commitment to the existing rF2 community will they provide? 'Motorsport Games' are a stock listed company, so profits will be the key over community. That is what concerns me...
     
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    Nice!!! Hope they focus some of the new resources to develop a proper mechanical damage model!
    The main thing that is missing now, IMO.
     
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