rFactor 2 – Improved Rain Teased at SimRacing Expo

rFactor 2 Rain

The SimRacing Expo is bringing us a LOT of news! First, the new wheel from Fanatec, and now RaceDepartment has given us a peek at a new improvement coming to rFactor 2!

RaceDepartment shared a photo of the rFactor 2 booth at the SimRacing Expo, and at first glance, it would seem rather weird. However, look at the lower left corner, and you’ll notice something rather exciting, in the form of improved rain effects!

In rFactor 2, there is dynamic weather, but the visual effects for it were quite poor. For example, there was no raindrops on the windshield/windows, which was disappointing, considering this preview shot from 2010 had solid looking water on the windshield. Now, Studio 397 is looking to improve the visual fidelity of rain in their sim, and this is our first taste! Hopefully more previews will find their way, and I could get some official word on it from S397 themselves.

rFactor 2 rain

EDIT: Another screenshot has popped up, with the Bentley GT3 race car at NOLA Motorsports park in the rain! It also includes realistic wet track textures and puddles! If Studio 397 could bring aquaplaning to the sim, that would make it truly one of the best wet weather driving titles out there!

It’s great seeing Studio 397 continuing to breathe new life into rFactor 2. What do you think? Let us know!