- Nov 29, 2014
Sector3 has held a new dev stream about the upcoming Raceroom Racing Experience update.
Gentlemen, start your engines: there's an R3E update coming out next week, with dedicated servers and other new features.
The stream mentioned many new contents boiling in the Sector3 pot, but I reckon that the WTCC 14 pack is the one we'll be seeing first. WTCC 14 will not be an experience, and it will be made of a car pack and separate track releases. The devs mentioned that we'll definitely be seeing Macau and Shanghai soon.
There's no release date for the carpack yet, but it's going to be "as soon as possible".
Confirmed, also, is the future introduction of open wheelers, with a Formula 4 style rookie car, a GP2-style car and a "high end F1 car". The studio has also teased the new Audi TT Sport Cup in the past few days, along with the Audi R18 (which will be added to the existing protoype class). New prototypes are also on the way, and they will possibly be split into Prototype 1 and Prototype 2 classes.
The update coming out next week will feature dedicated servers and a new clutch bite option along with the possibility to make manual starts (and jump starts). Among the raft of fixes (including a "huge AI improvement", we'll see faster menus and loading times and also an "experience" bar that will make switching between the game's several Experiences faster.
DTM 2015 skins will be included in the next update, but they will not be on sale. Those cars will only be available for "big online competitions", so stay tuned.
New graphics and sound options will be available next week as well.
Raceroom Racing Experience will receive in the future the Nordschleife in its many versions: the studio plan on releasing as many layouts as possible, including the Endurance one. The developers are currently working on finding a way to avoid a necessary outlap, since it's a fairly long circuit. Spa-Francorchamps is in the works as well.
You can watch the dev stream on Sector3's Twitch page by clicking here.