In this week's better-late-than-never Weekly Racing Video Game News round-up, Gran Turismo 6 steals the spotlight once again with what we consider to be the most anticipated update in Gran Turismo history: the long-awaited Ayrton Senna Tribute, starring Senna's racing kart, Formula Three car and Lotus 97T.
Not to be outdone, Forza Motorsport 5 struck back with one of its best updates yet. The Bondurant car pack added a slew of previously unseen supercars, including the debut of the Corvette C7 Stingray to the Forza Franchise.
Elsewhere, Fanatec continue to bombard us with new racing peripherals with not one, not two, not three, but four new products, including something that might just be revolutionary to DIY sim racing enthusiasts.
All this and more can be found in the TeamVVV Weekly Racing Video Game News round-up embedded below. As always, links to all articles discussed in the video can also be found below.
‘Ayrton Senna Tribute launches in Gran Turismo 6 V1.08 update: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Ayrton-Senna-Tribute-launches-in-Gran-Turismo-6-V108-update
Mitsubishi revealed Concept XR-PHEV Evolution Vision Gran Turismo: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Mitsubishi-revealed-Concept-XR-PHEV-Evolution-Vision-Gran-Turismo
Volkswagen VisionGTI Roadster coming to Gran Turismo 6 in June 2014: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Volkswagen-VisionGTI-Roadster-coming-to-Gran-Turismo-6-in-June-2014
Volkswagen's VisionGTI Roadster to debut at Worthersee Festival on May 28th: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Volkswagens-VisionGTI-Roadster-to-debut-at-Worthersee-Festival-on-May-28th
Gran Turismo 5's last ever update patch to be released on May 31st: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Gran-Turismo-5s-last-ever-update-patch-to-be-released-on-May-31st
Bondurant Car Pack now available for Forza Motorsport: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Bondurant-Car-Pack-now-available-for-Forza-Motorsport-5
Fanatec ClubSport Static Shifter Paddles & Handbrake announced: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Fanatec-ClubSport-Static-Shifter-Paddles-Handbrake-announced
Fanatec Drift Rim revealed: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Fanatec-Drift-Rim-revealed
Fanatec announces Universal Hub: "A revolution in Sim Racing": http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Fanatec-announces-Universal-Hub-A-revolution-in-Sim-Racing
Indianapolis 500 confirmed for Project CARS: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Indianapolis-500-confirmed-for-Project-CARS
Dallara DW12 IndyCar & Indianpolis released for rFactor 2: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Dallara-DW12-IndyCar-Indianpolis-released-for-rFactor-2
Codemasters details GRID Autosport's endurance race events: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Codemasters-details-GRID-Autosports-endurance-race-events
McLaren P1 makes Project CARS debut in Build 73: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/McLaren-P1-makes-Project-CARS-debut-in-Build-731
Tweaks and fixes for Assetto Corsa in V0.10 update: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Tweaks-and-fixes-for-Assetto-Corsa-in-V010-update
Tour Moscow in a McLaren 12C with latest World of Speed trailer: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Tour-Moscow-in-a-McLaren-12C-with-latest-World-of-Speed-trailer
SBK14: The Official Mobile Game launches Fanslock campaign: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/SBK14-The-Official-Mobile-Game-launches-Fanslock-campaign
Mercedes-Benz GLA compact SUV coming to Mario Kart: http://www.teamvvv.com/en/news/comments/Mercedes-Benz-GLA-compact-SUV-coming-to-Mario-Kart-8’
The screenshots look like photos, never underestimate the power of realistic looking trees. Assetto Corsa can we have these now please? 2D trees are so last year. Seriously though, this looks (graphically) a lot better than WRC 5 and given Milestone's background in racing games the physics are more likely to be decent. Haven't really see what Kylotonn can do though so I'm keeping an open...
I still play SBK2000 and SBK2001 regularly. Physics is pretty good but imo not quite as realistic as gp500. There are two camps on that argument dating all the way back to 2001! I agree SBK2001 is pretty good but the more you grow accustomed to the physics of motogp14 on the limit with no riding aids whatsoever and zero or low tcs plus a decent set-up the more one realises that motogp14 is...
Reason I misunderstood you Travis is that Dorna have already confirmed to Milestone that they are retaining the motogp licence for 2015. Milestone have already started work on motogp15. In fact they have been working on this for quite some time now as I understand it. Also we at xbla are provisionally lined up to commernce a beta testing programme on the game. We have been running monthly Q&A...
Here's a recent example (one of many) in which Milestone have listened to us and have acknowledged that improvements are needed in motogp14:
Questions and Suggestions to Milestone S.r.l. from the XboxLiveAddicts U.K. Motogp14 Community
Now that it appears you will be retaining the Dorna licence for 2015 can you please address what is arguably the...
By the way, and I don't really endorse this concept myself (I would rather Milestone dropped it) the whole idea to combat the understeer in motogp14 is to use a manula "tuck" button. Hey presto..no understeer. Use the "tuck" as you come off the brakes and get on the power.
Personally I would much rather Milestone dropped the manual tuck requirement though. There is no manual "tuck" in...