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rFactor2: Luminis partner ISI, nasce Studio 397

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Il team ISI annuncia la nuova collaborazione strategica con la Luminis, gruppo software olandese, per accelerare insieme lo sviluppo del simulatore rFactor 2. La partnership si concretizza nella nuova compagnia Studio 397, nella quale confluiscono risorse di ISI e di Luminis, con un piano strategico già delineato ed ambizioso proprio per rFactor 2: migliorare l'interfaccia, implementare l'engine grafico DirectX 11 ed il supporto VR, aumentare il numero e la frequenza di auto e circuiti nuovi. Qui di seguito il comunicato stampa in inglese.
 
rFactor 2 gets a boost as ISI announce a partnership with Luminis

Image Space Incorporated (ISI) of Michigan and the developer of the rFactor 2 simulated racing platform, today announced a strategic partnership with the Dutch software group Luminis to accelerate rFactor 2’s development. The partnership will be brought into a new company: Studio 397.

Gjon Camaj, Vice President of Image Space Incorporated: “We at ISI are very pleased to have found a partner that shares our enthusiasm and vision for the continued growth of rFactor 2. We look forward to working with Luminis to expand the reach of rFactor 2 both in Europe and beyond. After having worked with Luminis for some time and seeing their passion for motorsport simulation, this partnership was a natural next step. By leveraging each of our company’s individual strengths, we will be better able to serve our current customers and further expand our reach into the world of motorsports.”

Marcel Offermans, Luminis Fellow and Managing Director of Studio 397: “I am really excited by the opportunities that our partnership with ISI offers; rFactor 2 represents the best of breed simulator platform in the industry. Online simracing has been my longtime personal passion, so the opportunity to combine it with my business feels like a great privilege. By infusing the platform with some of our own technology we see great opportunities to accelerate development in general and specifically in the areas of competitions and training.”

The new partnership plans to release an ambitious roadmap for rFactor 2’s further development shortly; initial plans include improvements to the user interface, a DX11 based graphics engine including VR support and new propositions for strategic partners by the end of 2016, as well as increasing the frequency of new car and track releases.

ISI is a Michigan-based corporation focused on applying engineering expertise to develop a range of simulator products. It is the developer and owner of a variety of software products including rFactor, rFactor 2 and rFactor Pro.

Luminis is a Dutch based software technology company employing 150 developers in the Netherlands and UK. It develops advanced technical software related to cloud computing, data sciences and interconnected devices. Luminis also developed and exploits the Summar.io personalized educational platform.

Studio 397 will have its headquarters in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands and will operate under the leadership of Marcel Offermans.


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Gjon Camaj (a sinistra) di ISI e Hans Bossenbroek (destra) di Luminis



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VELOCIPEDE

Da notare che Luminis ha già collaborato con Reiza Studios per lo sviluppo di Automobilista.

 

Marcel Offermans, lead developer, states: “Automobilista, which is based on the proven rFactor engine licensed by Image Space Incorporated, provides a very realistic car model. The small but very talented and dedicated team atReiza Studios managed to build a simulator that combines a wide variety of cars and tracks with a very advanced and challenging physics engine. With several downloadable content packs (DLC) still on the way, Automobilista is a project we are very proud of. Automobilista is available on Steam now. It runs on any modern PC so all you really need is a wheel and pedals to get started!”.

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effettivamente ISI aveva bisogno di una "spintarella" per lo sviluppo :-)

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stef176

Be direi che stavolta è un'ottima notizia! effetto WOW :dribble::thumbsup:

Spero che rifacciano anche una versione svincolata da steam!!

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jakobdylan

Finalmente perchè davvero un sim con i controca...zzi come Rf2 era davvero uno spreco con la grafica attale .

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luck21678

finalmente una bella notizia......

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