Motorsport Games Announces rFactor 2 Content Update and UI Refresh
MIAMI, Florida – February 7, 2022 – Motorsport Games Inc. (NASDAQ: MSGM) (“Motorsport Games”)a leading racing game developer, publisher and esports ecosystem provider of official motor racing series across the globe, today announces the release of the first rFactor 2 Content Update and 2022 UI Refresh. This content drop, which is expected to continue on a quarterly basis, includes the addition of brand new tracks and car chassis from the world of motorsport. The refreshed UI provides users with an easy to navigate interface that contains all the options needed for players to create the most authentic driving experience. To view the release trailer, please click the link here.
Quarterly content and rFactor 2 UI updates will regularly breathe new life into the simulation platform, consistently providing gamers with the most robust offering for their virtual racing needs. Motorsport Games expects updates to revamp and improve both the rFactor 2 platform and the user experience. The team has already implemented rFactor 2 in its portfolio of live esports events, such as the 24 Hours of Le Mans Virtual Series and the recently announced first-ever edition. INDYCAR-Motorsport Games Pro Challenge (starting February 9, 2022). Motorsport Games’ commitment to continually updating and improving the overall experience within rFactor 2 will ensure the simulation remains the best offering available to virtual SIM drivers worldwide.
“The acquisition of rFactor 2 was a huge enhancement to our product offerings, as we believe it truly is the best-in-class simulation platform on the market today,” said Zach Griffin, Chief Technology Officer at Motorsport Games. “Over the past year, we have not only sought to maintain rFactor 2’s usual standard of excellence, but also iterate and push it further in content, user interface and overall capability. We thank the Studio397 team for developing such a robust product and look forward to releasing future highly requested quarterly content and UI updates for our runners.
“I used rFactor 2 extensively to properly prepare for my real-life races, as no other sim offers the same level of authenticity and feel,” said Fernando Alonso, current Formula One Alpine driver, two-time F1 Drivers’ World Champion, two-time Le Mans 24 Hours champion and former Karting World Champion. “It is of the utmost importance that the drivers feel ready to tackle difficult circuits and the demands of specific cars and rFactor 2 gives me the tools to be completely comfortable behind the wheel on any track. been and will continue to be an invaluable resource throughout my career.
Content additions include the INDYCAR IR-18the BMW M4 for the GT3 classthe Ligier JS P320 for the LMP3 gridand the iconic Daytona International Speedway, both oval and road courses. INDYCAR’s IR-18 addition to rFactor 2 is the latest in a line of additions to replicate as many forms of motorsport as possible within the platform, with the INDYCAR-Motorsport Games Pro Challenge providing an event showcase. These cars will provide users with three highly requested and extremely popular racing options. Finally, the implementation of Daytona International Speedway brings to life the high-end endurance racing circuit in the United States at rFactor 2, allowing racers to achieve glory in one of the most historic sites worldwide. motorsport. The track is fully laser digitized to include as much detail as possible and the IR-18 features both Push to Pass and Weight Jacker.
“During my first year of racing in INDYCAR, I learned quite quickly how demanding and difficult the cars, the competition and the circuits are,” said Romain Grosjean, current Andretti Autosport driver of the NTT INDYCAR series and former Haas and Lotus Formula One driver. “Coming directly from Formula 1, where there are no oval circuits and the cars are quite different, without the time I spent training with rFactor 2, I would not have been able to reach the level of success or familiarity I reached last season. With another full year of racing ahead and new goals in sight, I can’t wait to test myself on rFactor 2 and be ahead of the competition thanks to its many offers applicable to our real-world racing experiences.
“I’ve always been a huge fan of rFactor 2 and I’m thrilled with the additions the team continues to make to ensure it remains the pinnacle of racing simulations,” said Juan Pablo Montoya, current DragonSpeed driver in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and former winner of prestigious races such as the Monaco Grand Prix, Indianapolis 500 and the 24 Hours of Daytona. “As someone who has competed in so many different motorsport series throughout my career, it’s amazing to see every form authentically reproduced in the virtual world. rFactor 2 and its developer team continue to surpass.
All content additions and UI upgrades are currently live in rFactor 2 as of today. Players can find a full feature description here. The quarterly release cycle will continue with content and build updates throughout 2022, with tentative release dates set for May, August and November 2022.
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