EDIT #2: Thanks to our anonymous CIA operative for providing some interesting internal forum screenshots.
EDIT #3: More screenshots from the internal forums, and even EmptyBox has chimed in.
“Please, let’s try to keep this an “inside” discussion for now, so we do not have people jumping to conclusions based on partial information.”
Nah, that’s not fun. This document has been shared internally to members of Reiza’s crowdfunding campaign, and we’ve obviously got our hands on it now for the rest of y’all to see. A mere two pages in length, Brazilian-based Reiza Studios have outlined a rough plan for the future, one which may make certain contributors unhappy:
The condensed version, for those who want a quick summary, is that Reiza want to re-release Stock Car Extreme under a different name due to licensing deals set to expire, and then begin work on the new title set to release in 2017. While not entirely a bad idea on the outset, as the Stock Car Brasil brand is not known well enough worldwide to attract any sort of large audience, content originally planned as a free add-on for Stock Car Extreme will see a release in the upcoming re-branded Reiza title. While Stock Car Extreme owners and those who contributed to the crowdfunding campaign will receive the premium DLC for free, potential customers will have a very difficult choice to make.
With the re-branded title seeing a release in late 2015/early 2016, and the brand new title set to release in late 2016/early 2017, the lifespan of this upcoming re-branded game will last less than a year.
This whole thing is going to cause a bit of an issue, as Sim Racers gave over $100,000 to Reiza Studios to make more DLC for Stock Car Extreme, and are expecting an entirely new game a few years from now. Like, that was the whole point of the campaign. A few short months after the crowdfunding campaign ended, support for Stock Car Extreme has essentially ended, and contributors now have only a brief overview as to when this stuff will all show up, and what game it will appear in. Not cool.
Here’s what some of the backers are saying within the confines of Reiza’s private forums: