Published on December 28th, 2011 | by Alisdair1
Live For speed – Progress Report
The Live For Speed Developers have release a very nice progress report on their website detailing things that have been going on behind the scenes at Live For Speed and the hope to release S3 license content as soon a possible, Check out the full progress report below.
In the report the Developers discuss how they have been developing many aspects of the game including one key feature a detailed tyre model structure to help with the development of the ingame Tyre model.
Scawen has been further developing the virtual tyre test rig, a detailed model of a tyre’s structure, to work out various values for the in-game tyre model. For example, what is the contact patch length, width and pressure for a given vertical deflection and how does the tyre’s shape change with forces, torques and camber. These depend on the dimensions and structure of a tyre. By making the in-game tyres behave in a similar way, the driving experience will be as realistic as possible.
They also discuss how one of their main focuses is also the development of S3 features and content which they are hoping to release as soon as it is fully ready.
Eric has been working on the S3 content. After the physics update and the VW Scirocco are released as a free update for all S1 and S2 license holders, we will work towards the S3 version which will provide more tracks and cars to S3 license holders. As usual for an upgrade, the cost of your existing license will be deducted from the full price.