Hoping they finally nail an all round product with this one. If they keep it simple, one class, no mods, bug free and get the multiplayer right with some kind of ranking system then it could be brilliant.
Personally I'm not a fan of GT3 and it seems a shame to not have road based race cars, which in my view offer the best racing and most real world interest for me, not too mention AC absolutely perfected the handling of these. However, if they get a focused product that tries to offer less but does it really well then I think they could be onto a winner. For me they just need to work on the UI and quality assurance, I hope the new graphics engine doesn't take up all the focus...
I saw this when it was announced, I'm still a little skeptical because when it launches on Steam in summer, it'll be releasing as an early access, and that has always been a bit of a ehhhhh moment for me. But beyond that, GT3 (my favourite), Official Blacpain (aweeesome), probably the best looking racing sim to date and VR support..
Pricing has been announced for this. If you get it in the first couple of months, it's going to cost €24.99 . This reminds me of what Codemasters did with DiRT Rally early access (another game I bought in early access and played for about an hour). The final price looks like it will be €45 or thereabouts, for which it would have to be truly outstanding in every aspect to justify.
(I'll only get this game if it ends up being a staple part of RSR's scheduled races AND proves to be excellent and stable, otherwise it holds no interest to me and I'm only posting to pass on this news about pricing)
I see the raytracing element being a really nice addition for screenshots and replays. Whilst the technology will eventually catch up to providing a rock-solid 60fps at 1080p and higher whilst driving, I see it as too much of a sacrifice for too little material gain 'from the cockpit'. Give it time though and we'll look back and wonder how we put up with such 'primitive' graphics for so long
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Please keep the thread on the topic of ACC. Any posts moaning about the cost of RTX cards or the relative worth of raytracing will be removed.
If it's £20 on the opening round of EA, maybe. Even then, I won't actually even try it until VR support is added - having only driven in VR for 4 years now (or is it 5?), I have no desire to drive without VR.