Le Mans

Official 24 Hours of Le Mans game, Le Mans Ultimate, available today!

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20 Feb. 2024 • 13:57

Le Mans Ultimate, the official game of the FIA World Endurance Championship and 24 Hours of Le Mans (ACO), goes on sale in Early Access today (20th February 2024) via the worldwide PC gaming platform Steam. The adrenaline buzz of being able to drive all the cars and circuits from the celebrated Le Mans centenary year in 2023, showcasing a number of cars never before driven by sim racers, is now placed in the hands of motorsport fans around the world.


This new game has been developed by game and sim racing specialists Studio 397, which is also the creator and supplier of games for F1 Arcade. Le Mans Ultimate is their first solo title, and features all the cars and circuits from the memorable and celebrated Le Mans centenary year in 2023, showcasing cars which have not yet all been available to sim racers. These include Hypercars from Cadillac, Ferrari, Glickenhaus, Peugeot, Porsche, Toyota and Vanwall. Developed with extensive manufacturer support to make them as realistic as possible, and with significantly improved physics, performance, handling and graphics, all Hypercars, LMP2 and GTE-Am models from 2023 feature in the PC-based game.


Players will experience the thrill of piloting these high-fidelity modelled cars, as well as the laser-scanned circuits as seen in the 2023 FIA WEC: Sebring (USA), Portimão (Portugal), Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium), Monza (Italy), Fuji (Japan), Bahrain and the legendary Circuit de la Sarthe in Le Mans (France).


Motorsport and sim racing fans alike can start their endurance racing experience in two ways on day one – offering the perfect blend of offline and online racing excitement. Regular online events, powered by the latest version of our successful RaceControl service, provides the opportunity for multiplayer participation in ranked Daily Races that pair drivers with those similarly skilled for the best possible online racing experience. These races run regularly throughout the day and will provide the opportunity to build the player’s Driver and Safety Rankings.


Race Weekend, the single-player mode, will allow players to drive the most sophisticated machinery to ever hit the track, refine car set-up and learn the circuits ahead of competitive race events (practice, qualifying and race). Striving for ultimate realism, users will be able to adjust the time of day for day/night transitions, session duration and weather conditions before racing against competitive AI drivers.


The sim racing title launches in Early Access – allowing racing game fans to get their hands on the base game at an introductory price offering of €29.99 EUR / £24.99 GBP / $32.99 USD.  Supporting the game early allows entry at the introductory price point, immediate access to the game and the ability to provide feedback throughout its journey and help contribute to the future development priorities. Game development will be a collaborative process, with Le Mans Ultimate providing regular updates on the build of the game, fixes, features, content development and quality of life updates.


As the game evolves through Early Access with a raft of improvements, expansion of features and new 2024 season content, these will be developed and released regularly throughout the year to enhance player experience. These updates will form part of the initial day one price offering and will see incremental price increases for new purchasers throughout the latter stages of the Early Access period.


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