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Motorsport Manager PC and Mac release date confirmed

There haven’t been many great Motorsport Manager games over the years.

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There haven’t been many great Motorsport Manager games over the years.

Back in the days when Microprose ruled the simulation landscape, including their beautifully detailed, pixel art cockpits in flight sims, the only motorsport management game anyone wanted to play was Grand Prix Manager.

Grand Prix Manager was an incredibly detailed simulation, that saw budding Jean Todts and Ross Brawns taking charge of one of the real F1 teams of the day. It covered absolutely everything, from the obvious aspects like race strategy and pit stops, down to the less expected – balancing engineer time on this year’s car versus R&D for the future, or picking which sponsors go where on your team’s overalls – to comprise a remarkably rich experience.

If you didn’t keep a French driver in your team, Renault would sulk, up their prices, and eventually withdraw their engine support for your team; that’s just how detailed Grand Prix Manager was.

Looking to tread in the footsteps of Microprose’s classic, Playsport Games and Sega are bringing their Motorsport Manager series – already popular on mobile devices – to a more serious strategy audience. They’re so serious in aping the Microprose classic, the Motorsport Manager logo even feels like the Microprose logo. Whack a Microprose logo in front of it, and it just looks right:

microprose-motorsport-manager

Anyway, back on topic.

Microprose Motorsport Manager will be coming to PC and Mac on November 10, 2016. There’s also a Motorsport Manager Linux release planned ‘soon’ after, though we don’t have an exact date yet.

Here are the minimum system requirements:

Windows

  • OS: Microsoft Windows 7/8 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space

Mac OS X

  • OS: OS X 10.10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space

Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 14.10 (64-bit)
  • Processor: Intel Core i5-3470, 3.20GHz or AMD FX-6300, 3.5Ghz
  • Memory: 6 GB RAM
  • Graphics: nVIDIA GeForce GTX 660, 2 GB or AMD Radeon HD 7870, 2 GB (Does not support Intel Integrated Graphics Cards)
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Hard Drive: 15 GB available space

Purchase Motorsport Manager on Steam, prior to its November 10 unlock.


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