Codemasters & Slightly Mad Studios – No Effect On Automobilista 2
Two days ago, British game developers Codemasters and Slightly Mad Studios hit the sim racing community with a bombshell.
The world-leading game developers announced that Codemasters officially acquired the London-based Slightly Mad Studios, who are the developer behind the popular Project CARS series and the creator of the awesome Madness Game Engine. In doing so, Codemasters have obtained the rights to the Project CARS franchise and might have some influence on the licensing side of the Madness Game Engine.
The news seemed to divide the sim racing community into believers and non-believers. Some also raised the question if this takeover would have any effect on the Automobilista 2 racing simulator since Reiza Studios licensed the Madness Game Engine to power the upcoming title.
On their official forum, Reiza Studios owner/project manager Renato Simioni has now reacted to these questions, ensuring the fans that the Codemasters/SMS deal will have no immediate effect on the development of Automobilista 2.
The Automobilista 2 racing simulator is scheduled for release on Steam in the spring of 2020.
Official Reiza Studios forum link
Automobilista 2 is the culmination of a project developed over the course of nearly a decade. At its core, it is a comprehensive simulation of the Brazilian motorsports scene, featuring all major Brazilian racing series, race tracks, and manufacturers.
Automobilista 2 will also celebrate Brazilian motorsports heritage by featuring some of the country´s most iconic heroes and achievements through its rich history in the sport.
Packing an even larger roster of diverse cars and tracks than its predecessor, Automobilista 2 will venture further into the best of international motorsports, including prestigious brands such as Mclaren and BMW along with iconic venues such as Brands Hatch and Imola, at the same time continuing to explore the more exotic and exciting forms of motorsports from around the world.
Boosted by a new technical partnership with the developers of the award-winning Project CARS series, Automobilista 2 is built on the MADNESS engine, providing incredible graphical quality, the most advanced dynamic weather and track condition systems in a racing simulator and superior VR support, to deliver a substantial realism upgrade and a fully immersive visual experience.
With Automobilista 2 we aim to combine the strengths that made its predecessor unique with major evolutions in all areas. The sim will offer some exclusive features for both single player and multiplayer, which we look forward to sharing over the remaining months of development!
Official Webpage – www.reizastudios.com