When GT Legends was announced in 2005, Simbin/Blimey's decision to base the sim on the FIA Historic racing championship threw many people, as other sim-racing games had been based on historical seasons... Realistically, there was no way Simbin/Blimey could have reproduced a 60s or 70s championship. Doing so would involve getting licenses from each driver, each team, each manufacturer, each track and for each advert, with all the imaginable problems. Another issue was probably tracks, producing accurate tracks as they were 40 years ago is a nightmare. But although Simbin's choice of the FIA Historic series was very clever, giving a far wider range of cars than any championship from the 60s or 70s, it does leave a gap for someone to fill... ...and that's where we at GTLW get in, with the Power&Glory project.
AIM OF THE TEAM
The aim of the GT Legends Workshop is to try to fill that gap, even if only partially - to produce the cars as close as we can to the way they were in the 60s and 70s. While in the longer term it would be great to focus on specific championships, we are currently somewhat limited by the lack of tracks from the period. Also while the range of cars included in GT Legends is impressive, there are cars required for specific championships which are not currently available. The name chosen for the overall project is 'Power and Glory'. This project will be released in stages, and in a sense each stage could be considered as a stand-alone mod. Eventually all (or almost all) the cars in GTL will be included, and modified more or less depending on model and limitations. We also hope to include some of the extra cars produced for GTL (with the permission of their creators of course).
CHOICE OF PLATFORM
We believe that our mods will mainly appeal to those who already have the sim they are based on - GT Legends. However, the team's primary focus for its mods is GTR2 as this offers the options of weather and custom championships, as well as improvements in other areas such as on-line and fps.
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