Let’s get up to date with some media and news about the upcoming GTRevival racing game. Straight4 has shared some more info and published new in-game screenshots, including some early footage of the Lime Rock Park track. As Usual, keep in mind that all the included media represents a work in progress.
Furthermore, Straight4 CEO Ian Bell has posted a few interesting facts regarding the upcoming title. He once more confirmed that the shown screenshots are all in-game untouched.
When asked about a possible release window, Ian replied ” When it’s ready, we’re not going to fall into the ‘forced release window’ trap”.
In Ian’s own words, the SMS physics engine was a very good engine, but never got polished. Because it’s now owned by Electronic Arts, a year ago, the Straight4 team started work on a new physics engine from scratch called Seta 2.
Also, Mr Bell would like to resurrect WMD but stated that the outcome will depend on how he can swing it with the authorities and those who invest.
Last but not least and in his own style… When asked what the reason was for selling SMS to EA/Codemasters, he replied “Filling my pockets. Nothing more noble than that.” It does not get more honest. 🙂
Lime Rock Park is a motorsport road racing venue located in Lakeville, Connecticut, United States, a hamlet in the town of Salisbury, in the state’s northwest corner. The circuit was built in 1956, and is, therefore, the nation’s third oldest continuously operating road racing venue, behind Road America (1955) and Willow Springs International Motorsports Park(1953).
Lime Rock is 1.50 miles uphill and down dale, a track that looks deceivingly simple but is immensely challenging to drive quickly.
Lime Rock’s history is inextricably entwined with that of sports car racing. Almost all of the sport’s greats have raced here, from that industry-changing Formula Libre race through the SCCA hay days of the 1960s, 70s, and 80s in Can-Am, F5000, Trans-Am, and Atlantic as well as the Camel GTP and ALMS championships. From the mid-1990s onward, Lime Rock has seen everything from ground-pounding NASCAR stockers and modifieds to the technological tour de force IMSA prototypes.
At the end of 2022, Ian Bell (SimBin, Blimey Games, and Slightly Mad Studios) announced that he founded a new studio branding named Straight4Games or just plain Straight4. The new company announced a Strategic Partnership with German-Austrian media publisher and distributor PLAION, (formerly known as Koch Media GmbH). At this point, Straight4 had revealed they were working on a new racing simulation with the project name GTR Revival, now renamed to GTRevival which should become available for the PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S platforms.
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