The 2021/22 Season 8 drivers, teams and liveries have been added to rFactor 2 as the championship signs a multi-year deal with the developers.
All drivers, teams and liveries from the current Season 8 of the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship are now available for sim racing platform rFactor 2 as part of it becoming the official sim racing platform of the electric single-seater championship.
The original, first-generation, Formula E car plus the current Gen2 vehicle are already available for rFactor 2. Six official Formula E tracks from over the past seasons are available too: Monaco E-Prix, Berlin E-Prix, New York E-Prix, Hong Kong E-Prix, Rome E-Prix and Diriyah E-Prix.
Today’s (28th March 2022) update includes the current Season 8 livery designs and drivers and will be a free update for anyone who already owns the Formula E Gen2 2019/2020/2021 car or the ‘Formula E Pack’ for sim racing platform.
For those who do not already own this downloadable content, the car costs £4.16/$5.48/€4.99 and the pack, which includes both generations of Formula E car and the six official tracks, £29.00/$38.20/€34.80. The new Season 8 drivers, teams and designs will be included upon purchase.
The current Formula E 2021/22 season is being led by ROKiT Venturi Racing’s Edoardo Mortara, following a race victory in Diriyah.
There are 11 teams competing in Formula E this year, from the likes of Jaguar TCS Racing, Tag Heuer Porsche and Dragon Penske Autosport, with drivers including André Lotterer, Jean-Éric Vergne, Dan Ticktum and Antonio Giovinazzi. All are now included as part of this latest rFactor 2 update.
The addition comes as part of a ‘multi-year partnership’ between rFactor 2‘s owner Motorsport Games and Formula E. It means that the Studio 397-developed racing title will become the official sim racing platform of Formula E.
“Formula E is one of the fastest-growing motorsports series and we couldn’t be more excited and honoured to bring it to life fully within rFactor 2,” said Dmitry Kozko, CEO of Motorsport Games.
The news follows the return of the Formula E: Accelerate esports championship, which last season was won by Red Bull Racing Esports’ Frede Rasmussen. It will continue to utilise rFactor 2 and so will the Formula E Gaming Arena used by Formula E at venues during race events.
“Formula E is all about accelerating change, for this reason, we want to give more accessibility to our sport and push the boundaries of what is possible both on and off the track,” said Kieran Holmes-Darby, Gaming Director at Formula E.
Formula E Season 8 drivers, teams and liveries for rFactor 2 release date
The new Formula E Season 8 update is available on 28th March 2022 for anyone who owns or purchases the Formula E Gen2 2019/2020/2021 car or the ‘Formula E Pack’ in rFactor 2.
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