Some crazy news for today’s Reader Submission, as an anonymous yet trustworthy contributor has written in once again to leak the details of the highly anticipated V8 Supercars mod for Game Stock Car Extreme – or so we thought. It turns out that the deal with Reiza has fallen through behind the scenes, and the mod will instead be released for both Assetto Corsa and rFactor 2.
I’ll start this off by saying this has to be anonymous. Change my grammar, my spelling, my sentence structure, everything. I get along really well with the Aussie guys and don’t want to mess that up, but at the same time, I want to put what Reiza is doing on blast. I’m not sure if you pledged anything to the Australian V8 Supercars mod, but today we received an email with a PDF file attached explaining a whole bunch of shit, stuff I’ve known for about two or three weeks now.
The big news is that the mod team working on bringing modern Australian V8 Supercars to Game Stock Car Extreme – I’m sure you’ve seen the fancy preview renders of the four other car models by now – well, they’re no longer going to support Game Stock Car Extreme. From my understanding, the deal went down like this:
- The Australian group offered their Holden Commodore for Reiza to finish up, in exchange for continued support from Reiza to flesh out the rest of the mod afterwards. A “you scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours” kind of deal.
- The Holden Commodore was released for Game Stock Car Extreme.
- When it came time to help the Australian team finish the rest of the mod and hold up Reiza’s end of the bargain, Reiza assigned one guy to help them, and then turned around and tried to charge the mod team for his man hours.
- The mod team stopped working with Reiza Studios, found another well-known mod team to cooperate with, and now they’re bringing the V8 Supercars everybody’s wanted to rFactor 2 and Assetto Corsa, NOT Stock Car Extreme.
- The mod will NOT be payware.
Assetto Corsa seems pointless as multiplayer isn’t even close to being good enough for a league, which was one of the main intentions for these cars, but at least it will also be available for rFactor 2. Too bad only a handful of leagues make use of it.
To make things even crazier, Sector 3 might release their own set of V8 Supercars for RaceRoom Racing Experience before the mod discussed above is completed.
I don’t have much to say as this is intended to be more of a news piece submission, but it definitely sucks to hear Reiza operating like this away from the public eye after a rather celebratory summer of 2015 that painted them as the “good guys” of sim racing. As someone who desperately wants to run in an online V8 Supercar championship, it’s nice to know we’re still getting them in the end, and they’ll be on at least one platform that’s suitable for league racing.