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Rumours and Concerns.  

 

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Charging for online play!

We are going to charge for all expansion packs!

Only 1 car and 1 track in the initial release.

Price?

Project too ambitious!

Licensing issues.

We will be in competition with the community!

What assurance can we give that it will actually happen?

How do we verify that what we doing is authentic?

Will I still be able to buy Racing Legends if I donít live in the United Kingdom?

If I download a new car or track do I still get a CD?

Can I have expansion packs on a regular CD?

 

Charging for online play!

No idea where this one came from. We have no intention of charging anyone to race online using Racing Legends. The league organisers pack that was mentioned on the website is purely a suite of programs designed to make it easier for those wishing to start an online league and help them provide a better service.

 

We are going to charge for all expansion packs!

Some confusion here that needs to be cleared up. We do not intend to charge for every expansion pack. If it is a feature that you would normally expect to find in a racing simulator then this will be offered as a free patch for download, features such as weather, damage, replay etc. Complete new functionality or major feature updates will cost and the price will depend upon the complexity of the pack. As an example a one of the packs planned is an advanced aerodynamic and wind tunnel feature. Many people will not be interested in this but some will, it does not detract from the simulator if you choose not to buy it but it will add if you decide to, again we leave it up to the customer to decide.

 

One of the main reasons for choosing to go the route of releasing the core of the simulator and then adding to it was that it allows us to give you access to the simulator months before you would have done had we decided we needed to have all features in place before releasing it.

 

Only 1 car and 1 track in the initial release.

Some more confusion here. It was mentioned at Goodwood that there would be only one car and one track to start with in Racing Legends. This was referring to the initial beta test version of Racing Legends and not the release version. This will come complete with however many cars and tracks are completed at the time of the initial release..

 

Price?

There has been some concern that the cost of Racing Legends will make it unobtainable for some people. Unfortunately this will be the case and we apologise to those individuals who feel it is not fair to price it beyond their reach. The simple fact in this case is that we plan to make Racing Legends the absolute best that it can be and it is also a fact that quality usually comes at a price. It would be a little like us writing to Ferrari and requesting they might perhaps reduce the price of a new 360 Modena in order that we could afford one.

We appreciate that we will lose a certain amount of custom but hope that those who do try it will not feel cheated.

 

Project too ambitious!

There are concerns that the whole concept is just way too ambitious and not achievable. This was another important reason for choosing to go the route of an evolutionary product. This allows us to break the project down into much smaller components with easier goals. As has been said the product you will get on day one will be just a hint as to the product it will have developed into say, a year after launch.

 

Licensing issues.

We currently do not have any official licences for any cars or tracks for Racing Legends. The reason for this being, until very recently, we have not approached anyone to ask for any. It is futile to walk into any meeting to request the use of a car say until you have something to show that will mean you will be taken seriously.

So currently no licences but it is something we are working on.

 

We will be in competition with the community!

We are doing our best to encourage the editing community not compete with it.

 

What assurance can we give that it will actually happen?

None that will satisfy everyone. All we can say is that this is our dream and we have a lot more riding on its success than anyone else.

 

How do we verify that what we doing is authentic?

The only real way of achieving this is by testing and letting those who have driven the real things have a go and get their feedback. The maths and physics involved in Racing Legends are the same as used in dedicated professional tools and that, we feel, is a good start.

 

Will I still be able to buy Racing Legends if I donít live in the United Kingdom?

Naturally. Different language versions of Racing Legends are something that we will be investigating.

 

If I download a new car or track do I still get a CD?

If it is not a free download, a patch or upgrade then you will also receive a CD.

 

Can I have expansion packs on a regular CD?

Yes, you will be able to request this option when you buy the pack.