SimBin GTR3 – FIA World Endurance Championship Licence Leaked?
After more than a year of silence on GTR3, and a sim racing community that took the word “vaporware” to heart, SimBin Studios UK has apparently obtained a license to produce their upcoming GTR3 racing title containing FIA World Endurance Championship content.
Even more confusing is the fact that the Tweet was accompanied by a render that is showing us the Japanese SuperGT #9 Gulf Porsche 911 GT3R and The Racers Group (TRG) Porsche GT3 R GTD which competes in the American IMSA WeatherTech Championship and not in the announced FIA World Endurance Championship Series.
However confusing this Tweet may be, we will soon enough be enlightened, as the Tweet also stated that SimBin Studios UK will be showcasing the upcoming GTR3 game/sim at the 2018 edition of the Gamescom trade fair held at the Koelnmesse in Cologne, Germany between Tuesday,21st August and Saturday,25th August.
Should this reveal (or leak) prove to be accurate, it would be major news for the sim racing community. Also, content-wise, the FIA World Endurance Championship includes a great many Prototype cars, so we have to ask the question, will this type of racecar also be included in the game?
If so, a full series Simbin title would go head to head with Kunos Simulazioni’s Blancpain GT Series licensed Assetto Corsa Competizione. This raises another question. Since both championships have a 24-hour event as their flagship race, will GTR3 also feature night and day transitions, and will it contain the world famous 24 Hour of Le Mans as a gaming event?
We will keep you posted when more news or confirmations become available.
GTR3 is SimBin’s https://t.co/QpOv3p9j5C latest motorsport release. This sports title is a multi-platform racing game recreating FIA World Endurance Championship and we will be showcasing it at #Gamescom2018 later this month. pic.twitter.com/xMZqGOmApy
— Catalyst (@Catalyst_Games) August 10, 2018