New iGP in weeks, beta ends August 5th

By Jack Basford
Last updated: Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:19

In a week, on August 5th, we will be closing beta testing of the new iGP Manager and beginning preparations for the official launch of the web app on iGPManager.com. There will be a gap between the close of the beta and the Web App launch, which will come later in August.

We've been working on a few projects in the background for the last few weeks which will arrive with the launch. They include:

  • Improved, higher resolution circuit maps for the live race
  • A revised live race GUI which displays all vital information on one screen and allows adjusting of strategy without leaving the race view
  • More information about your cars during the race such as live telemetry and hard data on fuel and tyre usage
  • A home page (the one used in testing was just information on the beta, and doesn't resemble the new home page at all)

We're excited to bring these improvements (which are not currently in the beta) and more with the web app launch. We don't want to set a hard date on the release just yet, but August is when it will launch. We will give notice of the final launch date when it is set in stone.

The mobile apps which many of you are eagerly anticipating will follow some time after the web app launch. The mobile apps are a big new project, and we want to focus all of our energy on getting that right. Until the mobile apps arrive we would advise against trying to do live races on phones or tablets, however the management screens and practice runs etc. all work perfectly well on most devices in a mobile browser.

If you'd like more updates on development work in the run up to the launch, feel free to follow and ask me questions on Twitter (@jackbasford).

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Jack Basford The new iGP Manager is a cross-platform MMO while MM is just single player, PC only. MM's model, publisher and big team demand a big sales pitch, so of course they'll do informercial videos to butter people up for the sale. Fundamentally though, I think iGP's simulator and car setup is at least as complex, maybe more so. As it's free, we don't need to do as much selling, you'll be able to judge for yourself by playing iGP. We'll also continue developing it based on your feedback.
5 years 286 days ago
Simon Lin MM seems single player so far...would definitely beat the new iGP if it is not improved in the actual launch.
5 years 286 days ago
Matthew Ramrod Really hope we see an expansion of pre-race setup complexity, similar to what we have now. You've got stiff competition coming in September. Fortunately, for you guys, there has been literally zero mention of whether or not it has online multiplayer (despite my pestering).
5 years 288 days ago
David Lyons I may make a return to iGP. Been waiting for this version of iGP for nearly 3 years Jack :)
5 years 288 days ago
Yopie Anggara awesome jack!!
5 years 289 days ago
Jack Basford @Mr X - Everything will be transferred across. Your league, team and progress will all be kept and translated to the new system.
5 years 289 days ago
Fatmir Aysev When exactly does the current game (aka "old igp") end then out of curiosity?
5 years 289 days ago
Mr X what will happen with our current car, driver, researched facility, league and such when new IGP launch?? are we start from scratch?
5 years 289 days ago
Shaun Prior i have a netbook thats a couple of years old and running windows 10 as for the specs i know sod all about computers so have no idea.
5 years 289 days ago
Phyrxes Racing Awesome, thanks for the update Jack!


5 years 290 days ago
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