Studio 397, the new developers of rFactor 2

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Post by Riven » Tue Dec 20, 2016 9:11 am

Now let’s talk about online. Since the release of rFactor 2 the pricing consisted of a one time payment and an online subscription, with the option of buying a lifetime version of that subscription. Over the years we have received a lot of questions about charging extra for online access, and what people were getting for this in return.

We understand that online racing is key to the future of the platform. As online racers ourselves, we have decided to provide online access for everybody with the Steam version for free – simplifying the pricing model and encouraging everybody to race online. Steam will take care of automated updates. We recognise that some of you have made this purchase over the past few months, and it was a difficult decision. However, we’re positive that you’ll agree we’ve made the right decision for the future of the platform.

With the Steam Winter Sale approaching what better way for you to relax and driver rFactor 2. Look out for an exclusive offer for the holiday period!
This will certainly help those that don't yet have rF2

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Post by Bold » Tue Dec 20, 2016 12:05 pm

I have the non steam version, without online at the moment, can I get a steam key, or need to repurchase?

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Post by Growler » Tue Dec 20, 2016 2:22 pm

Yes you can but can't remember how to do it.
Have a look on the rFactor2 forum....

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Post by Bold » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:17 pm

Cheers :)

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Post by Growler » Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:18 pm

Estimated start date for the Steam Sale is this Friday if you want to grab rF2...

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Post by Bull » Tue Dec 20, 2016 6:14 pm

Shit I better transfer my copy over to a Steam copy. Never realised they were different.

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Post by Bold » Tue Dec 20, 2016 7:07 pm

Got my steam key :)

Note that free transfers only run until January 31st, 2017, and there wont be any further updates to the stand alone version.
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Post by Mike » Wed Dec 21, 2016 12:40 pm

A new update today, and the lifetime subscription option is now gone from Steam. The game is 41.99NZD, and is going to go on sale in the Steam sale, which is rumored for the 23rd. Historically they've had 40% off, which would make rF2 very cheap.

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Post by Maniak » Wed Dec 21, 2016 3:05 pm

This has got my G25 wheel back out and dusted off .... grabbed a Steam Key and managed to get it all working ... put a smile on my face again just driving the old Brabham around Monza.
It's not how fast you drive, it's how you drive fast.

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Post by Riven » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:11 pm

With the steam sale I'll be buying a key for our server.

Will make it easier to manage, and you'll be able to friend it etc for easy joining

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Post by Riftcreator » Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:17 pm

^ GC _b

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Post by Maniak » Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:36 pm

Riven wrote:With the steam sale I'll be buying a key for our server.

Will make it easier to manage, and you'll be able to friend it etc for easy joining
Good stuff Riven - cheers!
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