Ferrari Virtual Academy (or FVA) is a sim racing video game for Microsoft Windows developed by Kunos Simulazioni and released in September 2010. The simulation allows the player to drive a Ferrari against the clock at a race track. There are no other vehicles to race against in real time.[1]

In January 2015, the servers (needed even for single player gaming) were down for some time, with Ferrari ending its support for the game.[citation needed] As of February 2015, the simulation can be used, however it can no longer be purchased.[2]

Gameplay

The game offers two modes: Free Practice in which driving aids such as traction control, assisted braking, visible driving line and automatic transmission are permitted and the player can decide how much fuel should be in the car; and Hot Lap mode in which no driving aids are allowed, the fuel amount is fixed and reset each lap. Times set in Hot Lap mode are entered into an online leaderboard.[1]

Content

The initial release offered only the Fiorano test track and the Ferrari F10 Formula One car.[3] Purchase of the Adrenaline Pack upgrade released in November 2011 added the Mugello and Nürburgring race circuits as well as the Ferrari 150º Italia Formula One car of the 2011 season and the Ferrari 458 sports car.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "Ferrari Virtual Academy 2010 – Mini Review". VirtualR.net. VirtualR.net. 9 September 2010. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  2. ^ "Ferrari Virtual Academy non è più disponibile" [Ferrari Virtual Academy can no longer be purchased]. FormulaPassion.it (in Italian). 12 February 2015. Retrieved 26 October 2016.
  3. ^ Kim, Calvin (17 September 2010). "Ferrari Virtual Academy". Road & Track. Hearst Digital Media. Retrieved 4 March 2014.
  4. ^ Papadopoulos, John (16 November 2011). "Ferrari Virtual Academy: Complete + Adrenaline Packs Released". Dark Side of Gaming. DSOGaming. Retrieved 4 March 2014.