Changes for Season 52 and Some Important News
Changes for Season 52 and Some Important News
As some of you requested, before they are already implemented, here are all the changes and news we can share with you for season 52 and for the future as well! ;)
As we've been doing lately, here's your seasonal My Racing Career article with all that is coming in the near (and immediate) future. We have been working very hard in the first semester of this year, which means we have a lot of things to tell you. Let's start!
UPDATES ON THE NEW USER INTERFACE
As you might know from the season 51 news article, we have been working for the last 6 months on a new design for the user interface of the game. We can tell you that around 60% of the job is already done, which is basically the most important screens and our newest addition, an interesting update to the broadcast pages. We've begun with the qualification screen, which I can briefly show you with a screenshot.
As you can see, this one feels much more modern, with HD graphics and, if you take a look at the bottom, three buttons to adjust the speed at which you want to watch the session, which was a very requested feature for a lot of time. Apart from this, you can now see the intervals from each sector in the top right corner. The basic version will have the F1 graphics or similar, although as time goes by, the idea is to have similar graphics to the real ones for each Season Series. But these are obviously very specific and small details, so they will be polished in the future. This new broadcast system is already a significant step since it will allow us to make changes more often than with the current one.
In any case, having this doesn't mean everything is ready. Before the start of the beta testing phase, the next things need to be developed, in order of complexity (and priority):
- Races broadcast
- Rally broadcast
- 'Series' screens
- 'Racing clubs' pages
- 'Formula 1' public page (F1 team management will be available from the old game version in the beginning)
- Livery shop
- Super license info + payments
Apart from this, some features are not that important, so they will be only available in the old game version at the beginning and will be added to the new GUI later.
In the last article, we told you that the beta testing program would probably begin between seasons 51 and 52. You can tell that it hasn't started yet :) but the idea is to start it at some point in Q3 2023, while the full release of the new version of the game would happen in Q4 2023. It's just a matter of the MRC Team making their final efforts and a matter of you users waiting a little bit more!
CAREER PATH CHANGES
There has been a lot of discussion going on about career paths, some of it defending that they should be respected as they were designed, while others prefer to let them exist but not 'obey' them at all. This is why we have decided to introduce subpaths. This means that it will not be possible to participate in Season Series suitable for different career subpaths, but racing in Single Races, Custom Series or Rookie Series will be possible. For example, all CIRCUIT drivers will participate in the Formula 4 Rookie Series.
Apart from this, as lots of managers have been abusing the existent void, career path change will be possible only once per driver's career, and career subpath will be possible only once per 3 seasons. This is the division we've created:
PATH - CIRCUIT
* SUBPATH - OPEN WHEEL (Formula) FROM SEASON 52
* SUBPATH - TOURING CARS (TCR, GT...) FROM SEASON 52
* SUBPATH - STOCK CARS (NASC, NASC TRUCK...) FROM SEASON 52
PATH - MOTO
* SUBPATH - MOTO CIRCUIT FROM SEASON 52
* SUBPATH - SPEEDWAY GP (future)
* SUBPATH - ENDURO (future)
PATH - RALLY
* SUBPATH - STAGE RACES FROM SEASON 52
* SUBPATH - RALLYCROSS
AGE RESTRICTION ON NATIONAL F4 SERIES
Take a look at every entry list from the national F4 series. You will quickly notice that there are very few young drivers in the 'top 5' and even sometimes in the 'top 10', making it very difficult for new drivers to have chances on those series until they have been trained for one or two seasons. This is why, since day 1 of season 52, we've decided to implement a U21 age restriction on every Formula 4 National Series, which will be applied for lineups of season 53. If this works well (and if it is needed), age restrictions would be also applied for F4 regional series.
AGE RESTRICTION ON ROOKIE SERIES
At the same time, drivers of age above 30 will be disabled to participate in the Rookie Series. If the manager does not find a place for the driver in any series, he will basically not participate in any season series at all.
CART COMING BACK FOR VETERAN DRIVERS
The old and beloved Championship Auto Racing Teams (CART) is back and coming to My Racing Career! With all its peculiarities, this will be a Season Series only available for veteran drivers. Our idea is to make it for over-30-year-old drivers, but the age minimum could be modified before being released. It will be available for all career paths, without restrictions.
Taking advantage of this situation where we implement a currently non-existent series in real life (sadly), we will allow YOU to participate in the elaboration of its calendar. The plan is to take the whole 'battery' of CART tracks ever used from 1979 to 2003 and choose between 14 and 16 from there. We think this is a nice idea to make the community involved, and if it works well, we would extend it to other series, such as National and Regional F4 series.
AGE RESTRICTIONS FOR CUSTOM SERIES
Right now, when your driver turns 22 or 26 in the middle of the season, U21 and U25 custom series, respectively, are automatically blocked. This modification will apply the same rule used in Nations Cup races (if the driver is 21 on day 1 of the season, he will be able to race on U21 custom series for the whole season).
RETIRED DRIVER RECORDS FOR SL USERS
Until now, track records and trophies from retired drivers couldn't be seen, whether the user was the manager of the retired driver or was simply another user with Superlicense. This was a feature designed for the new UI, although it will be developed for the current design as well.
As you might remember, in the season 50 news article we announced a revision of the rally racing game mode. Due to the advanced stage of the new UI and also new features coming, we've decided to delay the implementation of such changes until this new UI comes out. Everything has already been designed and planned, but developing it will take much more time, the reason why we think this is the best decision.
Last but not least, we have performed a few changes to adapt them to real life in some cases and improve the game experience in others:
- Indy Series point system = all races will score the same now, with no double points in Indy500. This will come into effect before the finalization date of applications to those series.
- Nations Cup will contain four different standings (full classification with all the drivers, and then senior, sub25 and sub21 separate standings with 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and so on).
- In the creation of new private series, you will now be able to reduce, change or keep the selected points system on 'inverted grid' races, just like it is done in Formula 2 or Formula 3 races.
And this is all for today. We hope you like these new features and we are very excited to bring you so many new things much more often than previously. Would you change or add anything? You can give us your opinion and thoughts in the comments section.
SEASON SERIES DEADLINES
- NASC Gold Cup
- World TCS
- TCS Europe
- Formula E
- Formula 2 World
- Moto 1
- Indy Junior
- V8 Supercars
- World GT
- 911 Supercup
- Superb Formula
- Moto 2
- World Rally Series
- F3 World
- Moto 3
- Moto E
- NASC Silver Cup
- World Rally Series 2
- Superbike World
- F3 Continentals
- F3 Central European
- F4 Regionals
- TCS Regionals
- Moto 3 Junior
- World Rally Series 3
- World Rally Series Junior
- Superbike British & USA
- Rally Continentals
- All remaining series not already mentioned
If you have not applied for any of the above for Season 52, then your driver will automatically be entered into the Rookie Series of their chosen path.
In case you want to help the game and have some advantages such as free Super License use as well as coin rewards for a job well done, we have a few vacancies in the MRC Team:
- Translators for Slovenian, Mandarin Chinese, Belarussian, Romanian, Indonesian, Hindi and Greek languages.
- Community helper for the Russian community.
- Two socialmedia managers for Twitter, one for Facebook, one for Instagram and one for Reddit.
For the translator and community helper vacancies, you can contact the MRC Team Leader, beltmann.
For the social network positions, please send a private message to nicorz, leader of Social Media and Promotion.