Frontier has introduced it’s ending post-launch assist for its inaugural F1 Supervisor sim lower than two months after launch, saying its subsequent patch would be the recreation’s final main replace because it strikes workers elsewhere to “guarantee upcoming F1 Supervisor tasks realise their potential”.
F1 Supervisor 2022, which launched on the finish of August, is the primary of 4 video games deliberate for launch below Frontier’s new F1 licensing deal. It put gamers within the position of a staff principal, difficult them to steer their “drivers, engineers and followers to glory within the 2022 FIA System 1 Drivers’ World Championship and FIA System 1 Constructors’ World Championship”.
Whereas F1 Supervisor 2022 obtained a good important reception at launch, it is drawn criticism amongst gamers for shallow, undercooked options and a big variety of bugs. Many had hoped no less than a few of these points can be correctly addressed by way of sturdy post-launch assist, however Frontier has now referred to as time on additional growth.
Saying the information on the sport’s subreddit, Frontier defined, “This subsequent replace for F1 Supervisor 2022 would be the final important replace that addresses player-reported suggestions, or advised modifications and additions. Any potential updates following this may be minor patches that don’t noticeably have an effect on gameplay.”
This “final important replace” is claimed to supply visible updates to automotive modes for official F1 groups to “additional differentiate their look”, and can, amongst different issues, tackle gas utilization points throughout Qualifying periods, and amend cases of incorrect Estimated Race Time calculations.
Frontier says it is ending post-launch assist for F1 Supervisor 2022 so as “to make sure upcoming F1 Supervisor tasks realise their potential and meet the expectations of each our staff and our neighborhood”. Steam critiques and feedback under Frontier’s publish are awash with points gamers nonetheless really feel should be addressed, however whereas the studio has made it clear no extra main growth will probably be performed on F1 Supervisor 2022, it says it should prioritise unresolved “key studies and requests…from the neighborhood…as we create future iterations on this franchise.”
Whether or not the neighborhood can keep its enthusiasm for these future iterations after as we speak’s sudden announcement stays to be seen.