It’s no secret that Kunos Simulazioni have included third party mods within the default roster of content for Assetto Corsa, as this has become commonplace in the genre as of late, but only now are we starting to see how the modders themselves feel about the whole ordeal.
Vampire, the creator of the classic Lamborghini Muira for Assetto Corsa, did not have many kind words for Kunos when asked about selling the extremely detailed model for use in the popular yet flawed racing sim.
Vampire claims the attitude Kunos are displaying as of late leaves a “bitter taste” in his mouth, and that he’s getting sick of playing a “solo hotlap sim.” He claims Kunos made several glaring mistakes with the model he sold them, and it upset him on a personal level as the car itself was a personal connection to his late wife. Vampire blames these errors on the God complex the small Italian developer has acquired as of late, though I’ll leave what that means for the readers of PRC.net to decipher. He ends his small rant by stating he regrets selling the car to Kunos for inclusion in Assetto Corsa.
Developers buying third party content and acquiring the licenses for an easy way to give their userbase a bigger car and track list is nothing new. Slightly Mad Studios enlisted the help of MAK-Corp to develop several assets for their multiplatform racing sim Project CARS, and ISI have recently added a plethora of third party oval tracks to compliment the Modern Stock Cars found in rFactor 2. Yet, after seeing how a modder reacts to his own content’s inclusion, it may soon become a thing of the past.