At the beginning of the summer, Reiza Studios launched an IndieGoGo campaign to help crowdfund upcoming DLC for sleeper hit Game Stock Car Extreme. Promising a steady stream of content throughout the future that would see the South American hardcore racing sim expand to include globally relevant auto racing series, financial contributors were offered early access to both Circuit Gilles Villeneuve and the 2014 Holden Commodore V8 Supercar.
Those two pieces of content are now available to the general public in the Version 1.38 Update, along with trackside billboard updates and minor sound fixes.
This car, ladies and gentlemen, is The Great Equalizer.
Whether it be in public lobbies or serious online leagues, the guys at the front of the pack won’t be leading the race due to a super secret setup; driving this car is 100% reliant on your talent level. This is the car that will equalize the playing field, and unfortunately be a swift kick in the nuts for those whose skills could use some work. The car isn’t artificially hard to drive, you’re just constantly reminded multiple times per lap that it’s got six gears, no aerodynamic grip, and handles like a boat with way too much horsepower for its own good.
Had this car been released in a stand-alone V8 Supercars title, we’d be referring to that hypothetical game as the next Grand Prix Legends. Those on the fence about buying Game Stock Car Extreme, this is what you’ve been waiting for. Despite the track roster being 85% obscure South American facilities, there is now at least a car most auto racing fans unanimously love for you to bomb around in – and it’s fucking awesome.
To get you all started, I’ve whipped up a baseline setup that already seems to be competitive in public sessions. Hopefully Maple will do a setup guide for these beasts, as after half an hour of driving, I can already tell this is going to be big.
Just a bummer some of the default liveries are ugly as hell.