ISI’s Scott Juliano has posted a track update to the ISI forums that is well worth a read for anyone interested in rFactor 2. Scott mentions it will probably be the last update before the holidays.
Mills and Toban are classic original rFactor tracks. I was a little disappointed to see that Mills Metro Park had been given a dramatic facelift in rFactor 2 and as a result had lost some of its character. Good news though – Toban will return, even shabbier than last time!
The “new” Toban will be different to the new Mills. Where the owners of Mills had money to upgrade the track, garage and grandstands, Toban has only gotten 6 years older with very little upkeep. So, visually it will have a much different look.
Scott mentions he expects a flow of quick track conversions shortly after the release of rFactor 2 which is good news as no doubt players will want to race at their favorite locations ASAP and concludes with a comment regarding the component/mod system which is a key feature of rFactor 2:
The new component/mod system seems a bit restrictive at first. But, I can honestly say that once you learn to work in a more organized fashion it will be just as easy to add content to rF2 as it was for rF1–even more so because you won’t have all the mismatch madness to contend with. I think league admins will also have an easier time in the long run as they’ll be able to keep their drivers more organized. I have a tutorial doc ready to go that will hopefully help ease the learning process for the new system…
I’m sure most rFactor plays would agree that less mismatches sounds pretty good!
[ Source: ISI ]