Silverstone to disappear from rFactor 2

The legendary UK circuit will be delisted from the rFactor 2 Steam workshop later this month due to “a change in licencing agreements.”
Formula Pro Series, Silverstone, Race Start

PC driving simulator rFactor 2, developed by Studio 397 and owned by Motorsport Games, will soon be losing the ‘home of British Motor Racing’ – Silverstone.

As of Friday 25th November, the Northamptonshire venue will be removed from the Steam Workshop, and no new drivers will be able to race it within rFactor 2. However, for those who already have access, it will remain downloadable.

Silverstone in rFactor 2, Formula Pro

“Due to a change in licencing agreements, this Friday, November 25th, Studio 397 have been instructed to remove access to the Silverstone circuit in the rFactor 2 Steam Workshop,” reads a statement by rFactor 2 Community Manager Paul Jeffrey, posted to the platform’s forum.

“We remain exceptionally proud to have offered a high-quality, free version of this iconic track for the simulation all these years, and we are certainly as disappointed as you are about this outcome.”

RF2 SHOWROOM SILVERSTONE

The circuit has always been a free venue within the simulation, and while it sounds as if it won’t be returning any time soon, a new zero-cost venue may be on the way.

“We are working very hard to look at alternative options to bring another new, free circuit to the simulation in the very near future,” continues the statement.

This setback for rFactor 2 follows a spate of alleged licencing-based withdrawals of racing game content, such as the Project CARS series in September and DiRT Rally earlier this month.

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