SimBin UK GTR3 Saga – Your Guess Is As Good As Mine

Not so long ago, I posted a little article outlining the social media history of SimBin Studios UK regarding the announced / upcoming GTR3 title.

Without going into the details, it is fair to say that since the introduction back in early 2017, we still don’t have a clue about the what, when, and how of this iconically titled racing game. In the past few years, SimBin Studios UK has repeatedly stated that they were ready to announce more info soon. Sadly enough, and for reasons unknown, the soon has now lasted almost 4 years.

But there was hope. Back in December 2020, SimBin Studios UK introduced the official GT3 Discord channel, and once more, pledged that more information regarding the ongoing development of GTR3 would become available soon.

So here we are, 3 months later, and the actual GTR3 Discord channel has not revealed a single letter of info regarding whatever is in the making.

And while you may think things can’t get any worse, it just did!

Quote Simbin Discord admin:

Hi @everyone, I know you have been worried about SimBin, GTR3 and even me. I do have some news from the SimBin team, although unfortunately this isn’t what you’ve been waiting to hear.

The GTR3 project is undergoing a necessary restructure, and as part of that, we’ll be closing the GTR3 Discord channel at 18:00 UTC on Friday, March 26th. We know this will be disappointing, but we believe it’s the best and most honest thing to do. We would like to thank everyone who has joined the community and followed our social channels, while sincerely apologizing for another false start.

Work on the project will continue behind the scenes. But from now on, there will be no more empty promises. No more optimistic statements. We know we’ve let you all down: not just once, but on more than one occasion over the years. The drive to make GTR3 has always been real: we all want to make something worthy of the GTR name and that desire is still there. The development team has worked hard and made genuine progress. Unfortunately a combination of issues has hindered delivery. The problems have been compounded by over-optimistic communications – but as gaming history shows us, optimism doesn’t deliver results.

You deserve more. Now is the time to reset and go again. The good news is that there is fresh impetus behind the project. Simbin Studios UK is part of the KW Automotive group and sits alongside Sector 3 Studios – the team behind the venerable RaceRoom sim. KW has a rich heritage in motorsport and brings real-world knowledge to the table, supporting teams in top-line series the world over. The RaceRoom studio has produced an amazing array of content and is fully embedded in the sim racing world. KW’s portfolio also includes high-end race sim hardware brands TrackTime and Ascher Racing, making sim frames and amazing direct-drive wheels respectively.

The solid talent in Simbin Studios UK will be backed up by additional resources and a fresh plan. When we re-emerge from this self-imposed exile, it will only be with real, hard facts – from day one. The lessons have been learned.

Even though we’re going to be falling silent on our social platforms whilst we enter this new phase, we want to reassure you that the work continues. In the meantime, I really encourage you to check out the amazing Discord for RaceRoom, run by our sister studio, where you can talk about simulation racing and carry on the discussions you started here. You may even see me there from time to time.


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