Studion bakom Nascar Ignition har utannonserat Le Mans Ultimate
Få spelhus har varit mer kritiserade under de senaste två åren än Florida-baserade Motorsport Games som förutom floppen Nascar Ignition numer äger Rfactor 2-utvecklarna Studio 397 och har försenat sitt officiella BTCC-spel i omgångar. Trots snack om ekonomiska bekymmer och stök inom ledningsgruppen har de alltså jobbat hårt på deras kommande spel Le Mans Ultimate som utvecklas av folket bakom Rfactor och ska bli en ultimata Le Mans-simulatorn. Det släppts till PC i december och nedan hittar du delar av pressmeddelandet.
"In recognition of the FIA World Endurance Championship - the ultimate endurance racing challenge, cars representing the ultimate in technology, durability and performance, and taking place at the ultimate motorsport venue, there can only be one name for the official game for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and FIA WEC: Le Mans Ultimate.
Expected in December 2023, this special centenary year for the Automobile Club de l'Ouest, owner and founder of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the game has been developed by Studio 397 and will capture all the emotion, speed and glory of the world's most famous and prestigious endurance motorsport event. Studio 397, the developers behind the rFactor 2 platform, have a pedigree for gaming and sports car racing - with their name reflecting the remarkable feat by Audi Sport in 2010, where its R15 prototype lapped the Circuit de la Sarthe 397 times before taking victory.
The PC-based game will feature official cars and circuits from the 2023 FIA World Endurance Championship season, which of course has the 24 Hours of Le Mans as its headline event. Included for the first time will be Hypercars from Ferrari, Peugeot, Porsche and Toyota, which - together with models of all the cars of the 2023 full-season WEC entrants - will be competing on iconic tracks such as Spa-Francorchamps, Monza, Fuji and Circuit de la Sarthe.
As well as high-fidelity models of cars and circuits, class leading physics and performance from the physics engine behind rFactor 2 will be brought into the new game, as well as further innovative gaming and competition features associated with endurance racing. The online gameplay will be powered by RaceControl, a new development from Motorsport Games that powers an interactive multiplayer experience. Features will include both competitive and more casual races, as well as the ability to host a private session. Perhaps most innovatively, the game is planned to include a collaborative asynchronous race mode, whereby a team of players can undertake their stints at a time and date that suits them, with each member fitting in their time in the car around other commitments or time zone restraints.
The fans' chance to be involved in final development
Invited by the ACO, on site at Circuit de la Sarthe from 7th-11th June will be representatives of Le Mans Ultimate who will be offering the fans and spectators a unique First Look Preview Presented by Thrustmaster. Based in the Gaming Zone in the Family Area, there will be 10 simulators on which the general public can either drive the Porsche 963 Hypercar or the Ferrari 488 GTE and emulate their real-life heroes by completing laps of the track.
A competition supported by Thrustmaster allows everyone who signs up to play the game to be entered into a prize draw to win a Limited Edition Thrustmaster T818 Steering Wheel and base. Fans will also be able to give feedback and their views in a post-play survey."