Well it’s been a quiet end to the year in regards to forum and mod activity to the main two games that brought this community together, GPM2 and GPW.
But, I think that 2016 will be a great year for racing management games.
Firstly, we’ve got Formula XD, which has beautiful hand drawn graphics and a distinct sense of humour from it’s creator Nicholas (you just have to read his blogs to see it). Personally, I really love the car graphics in the game, They remind me of the early nineties and the glamour and fun of Formula 1, such as this Jordan F1 inspired car. (You can see some of the designs at the Formula XD website here):
Overall, Formula XD, looks like a really fun game, with a mixture of humorous fun and some more serious race team management aspects that should appeal to a wide audience.
Secondly, Race Team Simulator should be released this year, a limited alpha well be released on Steam, followed by the full game late in the year. And after the positively received race engine demo, this game looks like it will appeal to people looking for a more serious simulation of the sport.
Hopefully, as these two promising games get closer to release, the forum community can grow, so, whether you want to discuss Formula XD and Race Team Simulator or help out on some mods, please join us on the forum. And to those who are active in the forum, I wish you a very good 2016.
After a very successfully received development demo, are you thinking what’s next for Race Team Simulator? or are you unsure of how the rest of the game will be? Well, here we have the answers.
Originally released in March, here’s a YouTube video giving a guided tour of what the rest of the game is going to be like.
The developers have also announced two big pieces of news about Race Team Simulator; firstly, that they expect to the full game to be released in ‘mid 2016’. And secondly, if you can’t wait that long they’ll offer the game on Steam’s “Early Access”, meaning that you’ll be able to play the game before it’s released and as it’s being developed.
The early access version, is expected to be released in late 2015, it’ll allow you to compete in a 10 round championship season, complete with full race weekends, including practices and qualifying, and also retirements, damage and safety cars will be available, features that were not included for the demo.
The developers also mentioned that:
We feel there is a lot of gameplay to be had at this stage and that you will find a lot of variety that will keep you entertained for a long time. Please note, this version will not have any finance, contracts or car development, if this is important to you then please wait until these parts are released later next year.
In other news, they’ve mentioned that all names in Race Team Simulator will be editable, such as drivers, teams, suppliers, sponsors and track names, which will please F1 Management fans, such as the dedicated fans who’ve kept previous Grand Prix management games alive such as GPM2 and GP World on our forums.
Regarding, our own forums, we have created a section for Race Team Simulator, so that the game can be discussed and hopefully in the future, it’ll also be a place to download mods for the game such as the current F1 seasons, so come and stop by and join the community.