I love LFS and its realism but I am really looking for something new in game. When VW Scirocco was postponed I believe nobody from us expected 7+ years.
I know its not easy and you are not team of 100 people working on it, but if you release new things one by one in longer time period I believe LFS community will appreciate it much more than wait so many years and then got more new things in a bulk. Even if it wont be 100% perfect, everything can be fixed in patches during "full production". It's what we love on this game... developers cooperate with community and constantly improving/adding things.
I see there are still some improvements which are for sure also important, because details form whole impression, but we really miss something new with we can really play with.
So my question is pretty simple and I believe you heard it very often:
Is there some date when you expect to release something we all waiting for? (Scirocco, tyre physics...)
We all want set our countdown and know when we can finally try something new. Because this waiting for some groundbreaking update is really long.
I appreciate your work and thank you for this game. Can't wait for S3.
I know the Scirocco is held up as the holy grail of cars by many people in the LFS community, but it's really just another front wheel drive car, although a nice sporty one. Bizarrely, our greatest ever mistake was the decision to give a release date for it. Ever since, people have held that against us. It doesn't matter how many times we apologise for it, people still come back with the same comment.
All I can say right now is that if you think the Scirocco is more important than the new Westhill, you are seriously mistaken. There is really a lot of fun to be had at the highly developed Westhill track!
The new version of Westhill is getting closer every day and it is not long now. You might as well forget about the Scirocco for the time being. That will be released when the new tyre physics is complete. That's what I'll be working on after Westhill is released.
I'm not saying that scirocco is more important than all other announced news, I mention it as one of most expected NEW thing in LFS, just because it was presented to us before other. That's only reason why I mentioned it as first.
I'm not against you in this... just curious. I thought that everything for scirocco was already developed and it's just pending, waiting until you finish other projects which are currently in progress to be released all together.
It's great to read that new Westhill will be released in close future and I don't want "prioritize" or say that this is more important that this or so... you know best whats priority to finish as first.
Just waiting for something new added in game, doesn't matter which one it will be.
Edit// Honestly I am most curious to try new tyre physics, but I believe that develop this isn't really cup of tea and require lot of time. LFS physics is just best.
It will bring ESP to LFS aswell, and in this aspect it is something that will bring much more good things than only a new FWD : some very powerful cars may be included in LFS ... and would be driveable . I have enjoyed sometimes to drive 599xx in AC, and I have to admit that I find it fun with and without TC help (do not know if it acts like an esp in the game or not ... but in the end, you have the choice to let electronic helping the driver like it is the case in real life). Do not hesitate to build then a clone of it for LFS
By the way, I bought a G27 ... I suppose I will need some help soon, because discovering FFB is not something easy after 14 years with my sidewinder precision racing wheel . Staying on the road is kinda difficult (damn : the wheel is countersteering itself ... weird) ! Hope things are going fine in the plan for releasing Westhill : I AM NOW READY
Rockingham is part of S3 content.
Scawen told that S3 cannot be delivered with only one track (no more promises on upcoming content, you will agree), so before we see Rockingham, the Team has to 'finish' or 'create' a bit more contents.
There still can be a debate around how far is 'finished' Rockingham ... but there only few people may have the knowledge
I'm sure Rockingham is a while away but I'm actually looking forward to this track the most because as far as I know it was laser scanned & so will hopefully be the bumpiest / most cambered track. Makes sense to hold it back for S3 along with hopefully some more racing cars & the new physics.
I don't play much LFS nowadays but it's dying really fast at that rythm due to the lack of updates.... I understand there are only 2 persons working on it but.. It does really take that much time to release more content? I mean its been 7 years we should have the VWS and i'm not counting the years for the S3 .. especially for such low quality textures.. Meanwhile multiples track re-textures has been released (Like Lynce's Fern bay or the Kit H20 Pack if someone remember.. or car mods like smove's)
What are they actually doing? Everyone is moving to Assetto Corsa