The latest updates from Reiza Studios for their popular title Automobilista 2 brings a ton to the table for the future of the simulator.
In a development update post on the Reiza Studios forums, the outline for the 4th June update includes new content to purchase, new free content, and a ton of changes to the landscape of the simulation.
The first part of three DLC packs coming for the Racin’ USA content pack will be released during the update later this week. With three new American tracks (Daytona Int’l Speedway, Streets of Long Beach and Weathertech Raceway Laguna Seca) and four new American-based racecars (BMW M8 GTE, Corvette C8.R GTE, Porsche 911 RSR GTE and Cadillac DPi.V.R), the mostly Brazilian-flavored will start to incorporate some popular US-based racing.
On top of the DLC, a free GT4 car is making its way into the fold for everyone who owns AMS2, that being the BMW M4, but that’s not all that everyone is getting in this upcoming update.
One of the new simulation features is simulated weather conditions based on real-life conditions that are happening now or are in the database having happened in the last 40 years. Different weather conditions will yield different driving conditions, of course, and if you wanted to reenact a historic race at a historic track, we’ll if it’s in the database, now you can reenact it with historic weather conditions.
Various lighting and HDR adjustments are also included in the update to coincide with the new weather, giving even more realism to the conditions around the circuits. Other graphical updates are included as well to give even more eye candy to already made circuits and vehicles, and even the little details, like dirt accumulation over the course of a race have more realistic outcomes.
Physics are also getting an overhaul in this update, and while this might not be the last update to the physics as they aim to continue to improve the feeling over time, it is noted that it is hopefully at a stage where the updates will be less jarring and more fine-tuning.
Finally, the sound is getting an update this week too, where the audio representation of the vehicles is hopefully more realistic in hearing what the car is doing on the track.
OTHER NEAT STUFF
Offline AI Championships are going to be customizable after 4th June, and the AI itself will race at a higher quality. DLC tracks will be available to race in multiplayer settings whether its owned or not. That’s pretty cool, honestly, because that means that the AMS2 users only have to have the game and an online connection to play on all the maps, something that is hardly ever seen in multiplayer simulators. Cars will still need to be purchased to be used, but the tracks being unlocked is a huge step forward.
Anyone who owns the AMS2 Season Pass for 2020 – 2022 will get all the goodies for V1.2 when they update on Friday. Three other options to get part 1 of the Racin’ USA pack will also be available, either getting the part 1 pack separately, purchasing the entire Racin’ USA collection ahead of time to own two future packs, or a new option will also be available in buying the Premium Expansion Packs, a tie in with those that bought the Premium Track Pack already to essentially own a Season Pass.
We’ll do our best to keep up with the release at the end of the week. Let us know what you think about the upcoming changes in the comments below.