Support us on Patreon to keep GamingOnLinux alive. This ensures all of our main content remains free for everyone with no article paywalls. Just good, fresh content! Alternatively, you can donate through PayPal, Liberapay or Buy us a Coffee. You can also buy games using our partner links for GOG and Humble Store.

Orontes Games creator of DRAG gets acquired by iRacing

By - | Views: 9,207

Seems DRAG from Orontes Games has been noticed as something special as iRacing has acquired the team.

Lead developers Christian Folkers and Thorsten Folkers have officially joined the iRacing team, and the statement makes it clear that DRAG will continue to be developed. Not only that, the Folkers will also be developing additional games and bring their expertise and proprietary tech to iRacing.

From the press release:

“We have been on the lookout for opportunities to strategically expand our capabilities and reach. With the release of DRAG, we saw a team with tremendous potential to help. From our first conversations we have been extremely impressed with Christian and Thorsten”, said Tony Gardner, president of iRacing. “They are extremely creative and highly skilled developers, and we are excited to have them join our talented team here at iRacing. Their addition will allow us to further enhance iRacing and position us to potentially expand our offerings in the future.”

“We are extremely excited to be joining iRacing – the proven leader in the simulated racing space”, added Christian Folkers. “iRacing and Orontes Games share many of the same development philosophies so this is a natural fit for both of us. We remain passionate about DRAG and plan to continue development and we look forward to working with the entire iRacing team as we push the company to the next level.” 

Hopefully this means we will see some more exciting improvements to DRAG this year, which was one of the most promising racers we saw in 2020.

Article taken from GamingOnLinux.com.
7 Likes
We do often include affiliate links to earn us some pennies. We are currently affiliated with GOG and Humble Store. See more here.
About the author -
author picture
I am the owner of GamingOnLinux. After discovering Linux back in the days of Mandrake in 2003, I constantly came back to check on the progress of Linux until Ubuntu appeared on the scene and it helped me to really love it. You can reach me easily by emailing GamingOnLinux directly.
See more from me
6 comments

Ehvis 3 Jan
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
Is it still just the two guys? In any case, most of the development was done by them and what they achieved is extremely impressive. Not at all surprised that there would be an interested party.
Well.. at least it wasn't Electronic Arts this time! They already bought out Codemasters, which is a shame because it pretty much means the DiRT series going forward will be wrecked.
CatKiller 3 Jan
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
Hopefully this doesn't mean that they'll be encouraged to drop the native Linux version because of lack of experience from the rest of the team.
QuoteNot only that, the Folkers will also be developing additional games and bring their expertise and proprietary tech to iRacing.

we need a newer rally game, I don't think Feral will continue porting Dirt franchise anymore, something has to fill the gap.


Last edited by Koopacabras on 3 January 2022 at 2:16 pm UTC
Ehvis 3 Jan
View PC info
  • Supporter Plus
Quoting: CatKillerHopefully this doesn't mean that they'll be encouraged to drop the native Linux version because of lack of experience from the rest of the team.

Didn't iRacing itself come in some sort of wine build?
14 9 Jan
This could be good news to keep DRAG development going. Obviously I really hope that doesn't come at a cost of losing Linux support. The cars feel GREAT in the tech demo.
While you're here, please consider supporting GamingOnLinux on:

Reward Tiers: Patreon. Plain Donations: Liberapay or PayPal.

This ensures all of our main content remains totally free for everyone with no article paywalls. We also don't have tons of adverts, there's also no tracking and we respect your privacy. Just good, fresh content. Without your continued support, we simply could not continue!

You can find even more ways to support us on this dedicated page any time. If you already are, thank you!
Login / Register

Or login with...
Sign in with Steam Sign in with Twitter Sign in with Google
Social logins require cookies to stay logged in.