Only a few days after Slightly Mad Studios posted a preview render of the Dallara DW12 on Instagram, screenshots leaked to the Automotive section of 4Chan are giving anonymous sim racing fans a taste of the upcoming 2015 IndyCar content for Assetto Corsa, produced by UnitedRacingDesign. The team is well known for their work bringing modern GTE Sports Car racing and the 2013 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters fleet to both rFactor 2 and Assetto Corsa; their next upcoming project is the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series. Unlicensed, of course.
The package will include both the 2015 Honda and 2015 Chevrolet models, though the real interesting portion of these leaks comes from the text attached to the post, as the URD team member has answered questions from the community in a fairly blunt manner. Maybe a little too blunt, as the anonymous URD member goes on to refer to their future customers as “middle aged children”, stating that he himself wouldn’t pay for the car.
Thankfully, once we’re past the extremely harsh clippings, we’re gifted with some fairly nice responses regarding the work going into the technical side of bringing an Assetto Corsa mod to life. Image Space Incorporated supplied URD with the majority of the data required, although the anonymous user notes that almost every piece they needed to create an accurate depiction of the car within Assetto Corsa, they were able to find.
While it may be a bit upsetting to see how mod creators view their own customers, on the bright side, the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series will be landing in Assetto Corsa within the near future. If the Multiplayer kinks get worked out and these cars really resonate among the community enough for somebody to form a league, that will probably be our next stop.
I just shudder when I think of how absurd the painting template will be. Guess we’ll have to dip into the donation money and pay Alex Koda to paint us a few cars.