Simbin Studios, who recently came back in business, has announced they will release GTR 3 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in 2018.
Annnounced via a forum post on RaceDepartment, the hardcore sim title, which utilises the Unreal 4 engine, will mark the third installment of the much loved and respected GTR series and is the first title from Simbin since 2010.
Simbin Studios Head Allan Speed provided some comments on the announcement: “It will be proper simulation but for the console version the casual user is just as important. At some point RaceRoom will switch over to the technology we are creating and we’ll just take that a different route, as in simulation with support for both console and PC.”
Sector3 Studios CEO Chris Speed is also very involved in the title and wants to strike a balance between the hardcore PC sim market and more casual console market: “I think another point we need to take note of is, whilst the PC community would love this hard core simulation thing which is fine, as Allan said there is a console community that aren’t going to fully adhere to that. The product at the end of the day needs to appeal to both sides, hardcore racer as awell and the casual gamer. A game that does that really really well is Formula One. I can have fantastic fun in the simulator on PC and I can have just as much fun as a casual gamer on a console. They do it really well. I’m not saying that’s something we are going to follow completely, I’m just saying that they’ve done it and it’s possible… The best way to put it is neither side will be forgotten.”
Development of GTR 3 is underway and Simbin are currently in the process of recruiting additional staff members to aid progress. According to Allan Speed, the development team should have a playable version of GTR 3 after six months which will feature one track, weather, damage, new particle system, physics and AI.
We’ll have more on GTR 3 very shortly, let us know in the comments if you’re excited to get back in to the world of GTR or indeed if you are looking forward to playing the title for the first time.