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New roadmap teases upcoming rFactor 2 changes

USF2000 rFactor 2

March was a bumper month for the beloved PC-based simulator rFactor 2.

There was the GT Pro Season 3 and GT Challenge Season 3 esports events, the release of a new SC2018x stock car, a revised Circuit d’Azur, updated Formula E venues, new Rome and Diriyah E-Prix circuits, the announcement of a new Release Candidate update and the culmination for Formula E: Accelerate. Busy, then!

The latest rFactor 2 roadmap post hints at more updates coming in April too and provides a window into what the team is currently hard at work on for future releases.

The KartSim DLC will see a large new update soon, with physically based rendering (PBR) graphics adding a new dimension to the content alongside a suite of fixes and improvements. No specifics have been revealed yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we can.

rFactor 2 KartSim

It has also been confirmed that the US single-seater, the USF2000 first released back in 2016, will receive some attention, with a visual refresh and further refinements to the physics and driving experience on update list.

Minor updates for the tracks Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit, Portland International Raceway and Indianapolis Motor Speedway are due imminently. Once that is completed, work will begin on a full PBR visual update to Lime Rock Park.

Finally, the rFactor 2 squad has been laser scanning a new circuit for the sim, but the team is keeping its lips closed. All we know is that it won’t be Daytona, it’s in Europe to a ‘AAA standard’ and the aim is to release it towards the middle or end of 2021.

Alongside the continuation of the GT Challenge and GT Pro esports series, there’s plenty to look forward to then for rFactor 2 fans. As always, stay tuned for more information as and when we get it.

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