Automobilista 2 will be upgrading to V1.4 by the end of the month, and claims it to be the sim racing platform’s ‘biggest update yet’.
Not only was Automobilista 2‘s Racin’ USA Part 3 DLC delayed until the end of August, but also the major update from Reiza Studios coinciding. Automobilista 2 V1.4 just might be the biggest, most substantial update yet. On Thursday (11th August 2022), Reiza dropped some knowledge on the future of the title.
First up, the update looks to add even more new content to the base of the sim. Those new racing vehicles will include:
- Mercedes AMG GT4
- Ginetta G55 GT3
- Ultima GTR
- 1965 Mini Cooper
- Vulkan Truck
Secondly, the team touts that there will be a massive update to the overall physics of the game. Tires, engines, drivetrains, track surfaces and more have all been refined further, continuing the ongoing evolution of the sim.
Other included updates will come in the form of the Advanced Mechanical Damage Modeling, with both engine damage and tire damage joining with the clutch and gearbox damage already found in the AMDM system.
Further development with tires will include a system that sounds similar to iRacing, the inclusion of tire set limits, if that is desired to have implemented.
For the open wheel cars, or in Automobilista 2 terms, the F-style cars, there will also be an inclusion of low aero packages with visually appropriate aero modifications with that being utilized.
There will be driver-specific racing suit and helmet liveries implemented in the V1.4 update. The update will also include things like audio updates, AI updates and other quality of life improvements all around. I think I also read something about a time-trial leaderboard getting added as well.
Oh yeah, multiplayer should be getting buffed up too, per the posting. While the single player racing is pretty spot on for this sim, having a sustainable multiplayer experience will be key for the growth and sustainability of any racing game or sim, so it’s good to see that.
Again, the full list of updates aren’t yet available. We should have them at some point by the end of the month, assumably if these issues in testing can be rectified. The Racin’ USA Part 3 DLC should be coming out in conjunction with this update, be sure to check out what’s included in that bonus content.
The full post by Reiza can be found on the Automobilista 2 Steam page regarding both the DLC and the V1.4 update. What are your thoughts on the latest from Reiza Studios? Let us know in the comments below!
Images and information found via the AMS2 Steam page