FIA European Truck Racing Game Confirmed

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Not to mention how to get a license to companies/teams that doesn't exist anymore.
If the company or team does'nt exist anymore, you don't need a license. Point. And expensive license is often an excuse for developers and imo totaly BS. Some of you may know Model Factory Hiro from Japan. They produce 1:12 multimedia scale model kits, very cool and detailed. And expensive (500-600€). MFH is a very small companie and they don't make big money with their kits. They had a Ferrari license till the End of 2018. So it can't be THAT expensiv.
 

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Looking forward to this. It uses Kyloton’s game engine so I hope it handles better than TT Isle of Man. FTrucks in AMS are fun and I think these kind of trucks were in TOCA 3 as well.
 

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If the company or team does'nt exist anymore, you don't need a license. Point. And expensive license is often an excuse for developers and imo totaly BS. Some of you may know Model Factory Hiro from Japan. They produce 1:12 multimedia scale model kits, very cool and detailed. And expensive (500-600€). MFH is a very small companie and they don't make big money with their kits. They had a Ferrari license till the End of 2018. So it can't be THAT expensiv.
Models and games are not the same.

And when I talk about not existing anymore, it goes for the old teams - who owns the right to the names? As we saw with Lotus and Lotus in F1. One of them got their Lotus name from the old F1 team, the other did not.
Brabham got a court ruling in 2013 to keep anyone from outside the family to use the brand. Though Motor Racing Developments Ltd. which is the original, actual Brabham-team, seems to be owned by a certain Bernie Ecclestone. He is at least still the director of the firm.

There are loads of such companies from those old teams. They are not existing in the sense that we don't see them anymore, but they are still owned by someone, somewhere, who still have the rights for different aspects.
It's all about finding the right persons.

March seems to still be owned by the guy who bought it in 1993. Even though Wikipedia states he wound up the company in 93, he still owns it - and tried to get on the F1 grid in 2010.

And we can go on for ages. Most companies actually still exists, either due to family connections, enthusiasts who wanted to try and keep the name going, or someone getting it in hope to score some nice cash later. It is those people one have to track down and get the licenses from.
 
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Models and games are not the same.
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when I was in negotiations with Skoda for a license for game, they send me a form that was used for different company making the actual scale models, so the contract and all that was exactly the same , price I would imagine too but that one of course I can't know for sure

It probably depends on company too
 

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when I was in negotiations with Skoda for a license for game, they send me a form that was used for different company making the actual scale models, so the contract and all that was exactly the same , price I would imagine too but that one of course I can't know for sure

It probably depends on company too
It will depend on companies, some are less happy to be in games, some are less happy to have their cars virtually damaged and so on. Some are rather delusional *cough* Toyota *cough*.

However, it is quite interesting, I would've believed that companies like that at least had two different forms for two different licenses. Unless the license basically covered the name of the car connected to the shape (to simplify it)
 

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Reiza's truck DLC to rFactor 2 and it's enough for me ;)
This and the Stadium SuperTrucks. :)
But I turned a thread into a wishlist ... Now, I feel ashamed. :redface:

I hope that this game will deliver good physics (trucks, tracks surfaces, collisions ...). I will definitely buy this if it isn't too arcadey. I love the Formula Truck Series in AMS (, although the sounds could be a bit gruntier/louder).
 

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I loved Mercedes-Benz Truck Racing, as much for the unique style (speed limiter on, still shocking how hard to stop in time) but also they had all the tracks; short version of A-1, Contidrom, Grammer, Lausitz, Most. I would be racing it now but I cant get my Fanatec Clubsport shifter to be recognized. (No stick shifter, no truck racing)

Regarding Laguna in a truck - I have video somewhere of various truck races I taped from 2002-2003. Besides European Truck Grand Prix highlights (Motorsport Mundial!), there is S.T.R.A.N.A. Super Truck Racing from ESPN2. On the preview show Boris Said is doing a test run at Laguna Seca. I believe Boris was mic'd up and said he was surprised how much he could slide and practice car control in such a heavy vehicle. Finally, a cockpit big enough for him. Gotta love Boris.