Donington Teased for RaceRoom Release

KW Studios, developers of RaceRoom Racing Experience, released screenshots of a new circuit today. Eagle-eyes racers and fanatics alike immediately recognised the teased track to be nothing else than classic Donington Park Circuit.

Hitting close to the heart of many racers, the inclusion of Donington in RaceRoom is a phenomenal new addition. Even though to avid followers it might be a surprising one. Seeing as during a live-stream event on the last track release, Interlagos, the next circuit was said to be "less well known".

What is Donington Park Circuit?​

For those who might've not heard of the track yet, Donington Park Circuit is a race track drenched in history close to Castle Donington, Leicestershire.

The track was the first-ever permanent park circuit in the UK, ending the monopoly of Brooklands in 1931.

The most impressive feature of the circuit is that its current layout still closely resembles the olden days. 2 thirds of the track, the part from the Craner Curves until Starkey's Straight, remains virtually unchanged. The main difference is a few buildings and trees have been demolished in the meantime.

In that regard, the fast and flowing parts of Donington, what makes it really stand out nowadays, are still a leftover from the wild west days of motor racing.

When Will Donington Park Release For RaceRoom?​

An exact release date is yet unknown. As customary for KW Studios, the announcements reads as follows:
A new track is coming to RaceRoom very soon!
The classic Soon™. What we can expect is the release may happen anytime from tomorrow until 1.5 months from now.

In any case, it is queued as the next release, so here's to hoping we may indeed very soon get to enjoy this beautiful track in all its glory all over again!

What do you think of Donington's Inclusion in RaceRoom? Let us know in the comments down below!
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If this sim could only get a graphical upgrade and a little more love on the multiplayer...it would do really well. It has the best sounds, best selection of cars and tracks, best car textures and now the FFB/Physics are top notch. Also, they truly have the best UI for setup changes, no one comes close on that one.
 
If this sim could only get a graphical upgrade and a little more love on the multiplayer...it would do really well. It has the best sounds, best selection of cars and tracks, best car textures and now the FFB/Physics are top notch. Also, they truly have the best UI for setup changes, no one comes close on that one.
If it succeeds on other things it really doesn't need the graphics to be top notch. It doesn't look bad at all on max settings anyway. Better looking than iracing imo
 
New track, good! But no words about the upcoming new Formula racing car.
Think it has been abandoned.
 
If this sim could only get a graphical upgrade and a little more love on the multiplayer...it would do really well. It has the best sounds, best selection of cars and tracks, best car textures and now the FFB/Physics are top notch. Also, they truly have the best UI for setup changes, no one comes close on that one.
Graphics honestly don't matter at all. Imo raceroom just needs more work on mp and get rid of their weird drm which requires you to download cars and tracks again and again. Raceroom matchmaking is already awesome
 
M D Gourley
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Graphics honestly don't matter at all. Imo raceroom just needs more work on mp and get rid of their weird drm which requires you to download cars and tracks again and again. Raceroom matchmaking is already awesome
Graphics don't matter:cry::cry:;):D...This will depend on how people enjoy their Sims, personally I enjoy taking Screenshots just as much as racing so Graphics are very important (personal opinion).

Very much looking forward to Donington, any new content is always welcomed
 
DND
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Oy mateys, I can't tell you guys how hyped I am for this. My favourite track in my favourite sim.
And you know? I have been wishing for Donington in the R3E Discord for a while now, so maybe I was a part of the reason we got this.
One can hope! :roflmao:
Thank you for your dedicated efforts, Julian. ;) Can I ask you to use your wizardry to get Mosport?
Donington is one of those tracks that can host any type of car and that, like Brands Hatch and Mid-Ohio make it a must race whenever on a server regardless of vehicle. Great addition!
 
of course graphics matter, if they would not then iracing for example would not continue to upgrade its assets over time.
they are not the most important aspect of a sim racing game, that yes, but to say they don't matter is utter bs.

i don't know however if i would call R3E's ffb and physics "top notch" though.
the game is definitely in a better place compared to a year or so ago but still does not play in a league with the big boys as far as ffb and physics go.
 
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I love raceroom a lot, physics, ffb, there are many great aspects that make the sim shine. What bothers me is shadows and the grass which looks like flat green surface. I love racing in the dusk but shadows keep popping up and dissapearing which is kind of distracting. These little things contribute to the overall experience a lot. At least for me...
 
of course graphics matter, if they would not then iracing for example would not continue to upgrade its assets over time.
they are not the most important aspect of a sim racing game, that yes, but to say they don't matter is utter bs.

but i don't know if i would call R3E's ffb and physics "top notch" though.
the game definitely is in a better place compared to a year or so ago but still does not play with the big boys as far as ffb and pysics go.
Apart from the netcode and sound engine, there is very little "top notch" about R3E in 2022. Left behind by management that refuses to invest in anything but endless eSports competitions, it has become a game for beginners and keyboard drivers to crash around in the rookie lobbies with its understeery, mostly unspinnable cars with a worse tyre model than vanilla AC has. Meanwhile the aliens are sliding cars around with absurd wheel inputs because it's the only way to break free of the crippling understeer and actually go fast.
 
Donington is a very nice track, those who enjoy R3E must be glad.

Lots of graphics talk here. R3E graphics can be decent, I always liked to race at morning/sunset presets as it looked better than boring blue skies and masked some of the weaker points of the environment graphics. Then of course performance degraded massively with lots of sutters so I no longer play (DX9, CPU usage related). Here and there I install it to check out new cars. And what I found is that of course the dash data display units are very different from real life which bothers me a lot, and as far as graphics are concerned car/cockpit models are pretty low poly generally and the material they use for alcantara is slightly shiny which really (REALLY) pokes my eyes.

R3E's only big strength for me is the track roster honestly, that's why it's a shame I can't enjoy the sim around that.
 
Graphics certainly matter in order to attract (and retain) new players to your product. That's just how it is and how it has to be if sim racing wants to grow out of niche status. We don't spend what we do on our PCs to run games that don't look their best.

R3E has fallen behind a little in this regard although it still looks good considering the ageing platform it's built on.

On topic: I'm excited for Donington. It's one of my go-to circuits in any sim.
 
I would not say i am a graphics-whore, and Raceroom is still my no.2 sim by played hours on steam.

But i deleted it some time ago, mainly because of the visual and performance disadvantages against AC or AMS2

Sad but real :(
 
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