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WTCC 2015 Release Date

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by BoogerMac, Dec 17, 2015.

  1. BoogerMac

    BoogerMac
    Premium Member

    Has anyone heard any news / updates regarding the WTCC 2015 release? S3 mentioned it was in development and "nearing release" back in June; however, I haven't heard anything since.

    Any news is appreciated.
     
  2. Dave R

    Dave R
    Premium Member

    I'd guess February or March
     
  3. Piotrek Blaszczak

    Piotrek Blaszczak
    Premium Member

    One of the starting screen (Buriran track) in R3R have a WTCC 2015 Cars (Huff in Lada , and Benani in Citroen ) so maybe realase date is very close :).
     
  4. Lorenzo Bonder

    Lorenzo Bonder
    #for├žaChape Staff

    It might be coming sooner than expected, hence January. They were so far nearing driver tests and final feedback from them.
     
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  5. Your words in gods ear, Lorenzo. If I've read February or March I get goose pimples.
    Let us all hope that it'll come very soon, that must be our mindset! :)
     
  6. Dave R

    Dave R
    Premium Member

    Perhaps late January. Keep in mind that Formula RaceRoom and the NSU both still need to launch
     
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  7. James Cook

    James Cook
    Marcas fan

    You know more than most of us Dave, but I feel a little disappointed that it's looking like a 2016 release for WTCC 2015. I was hoping for an end-of-season release sometime around the Losail race or at the very least the same calendar year. If the 2015 pack hits a few weeks before the 2016 championship kicks off then it's already out-of-date as such.

    Also it sounds like many of these upcoming packs are seriously delayed right now for various reasons.
     
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    4 8 15 16 23 42 108
    Only the 5th-most famous race driver from Kerpen Premium Member

    When did 14 come last year? That could be a line. I wonder, most cars are old, the Lada is modeled, what could be missing?
     
  9. Dave R

    Dave R
    Premium Member

    Either March or April. i cannot remember when.
     
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  10. James Cook

    James Cook
    Marcas fan

    Not sure what's happening with this to be honest. As you said, the new Lada Vesta is modelled and images of it have been out there for some time. The rest of the field is largely unchanged with the exception of some aerodynamic modifications to the Honda Civic.

    Perhaps Sector3 is waiting on permission from the WTCC to release or they are still testing the new physics?

    I did notice the 2015 cars are pictured on the splash screen advertising the newly released Chang International Circuit. This is generally a good indicator that the 2015 pack is not too far from being released.
     
  11. And don't forget that ADAC 2015 is also coming soon...
     
  12. Brandon Wright

    Brandon Wright
    I'm just here for the snacks Premium Member

    I thought I remembered them saying it was going to be delayed a bit because they were waiting on some drivers to be able to come test it before releasing it. Might have been in the RD interview? Or I could be imagining it.....
     
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  13. Lorenzo Bonder

    Lorenzo Bonder
    #for├žaChape Staff

    That.
     
  14. James Cook

    James Cook
    Marcas fan

    You're probably right. It seems Sector3 want to get their flagship content tested and approved by real drivers wherever possible and that can only be a good thing. The input of real drivers so far has been very beneficial in taking the physics to a more believable level.

    I'm very impatient for WTCC 2015 but I'd rather they get it right. If that takes another month or two then so be it.
     
  15. Sometimes I think Sector3 staggers the release of their new content to keep us satisfied even when it's ready to be released. If they released a bunch of content one week then it was three months or more before the next new content came out the whiners would be blowing up the message boards.
     
  16. James Cook

    James Cook
    Marcas fan

    To be honest, I'm not too bothered about having a constant stream of content. I'd rather have a more regular stream of updates to the core game so that after over three years I can have some basic yellow/green/blue flags or working wipers or headlights I can switch off or the ability to drive the formation lap or.....you know where I'm going. But regular, well-spaced content releases feed the business model so I think that is the strategy whether Raceroom would admit it or not.
     
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  17. Kenny Paton

    Kenny Paton
    Embarrassingly, Backmarker Champion 2015 & 2016 Staff Premium Member

    Although I leans towards your side of the argument especially where flags are concerned, it is nice to get new toys to play with. I'm really looking forward to the FR release even more than the WTCC 2015. (there now I've said it in public and it feels good:whistling:)
     
  18. Brandon Wright

    Brandon Wright
    I'm just here for the snacks Premium Member

    The stream of new toys does tend to keep us distracted from the other things that are missing.
     
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  19. James Cook

    James Cook
    Marcas fan

    Some of us. ;)

    I went back and played Race 07 the other day for the first time in what must be a year or so. While it's dated in every way now, it was a stark reminder of how much R3E is missing in terms of features, big and small.
     
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  20. Brandon Wright

    Brandon Wright
    I'm just here for the snacks Premium Member

    I didn't mean that in a positive way, I meant it more like S3S are magicians saying "look at my right hand" to distract you from what their left hand is (or isn't) doing. ;)

    Yeah, I recently had a go with the GTR2 PnG mod and it's shocking how much more complete that game is than any of the modern sims.
     
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