Sector3 Studios Producer Sonat Ozturk has revealed some early details regarding the next patch for RaceRoom Racing Experience, revealing some interesting insight into the direction of the sim going forward. Sector3 long ago announced their intention to no longer build "Experience" packs as seen with the ADAC and DTM add on packages for the sim. The idea of an "Experience" pack in R3E was, at the time, a rather neat feature and helped separate the game from some of the other sim racing titles available for PC. The basic idea of an Experience pack in RaceRoom was to give a unique feel to certain licenced pieces of content. Content such as ADAC and DTM had their own menus and backgrounds, unique branding and colour schemes as well as the bespoke rules and racing formats for those championships. Effectively bringing a new game for that series within the main RaceRoom title. Well as this was implemented in RaceRoom, the segmentation of content and difficulty navigating between differing online lobbies has caused some concern amongst the community. Coupled with the fact that features found in some experiences haven’t yet filtered into the main game, Sector3 decided the idea had run its course and become redundant as RaceRoom has developed. In a comment regarding when the next patch will be available to download, Producer Sonat Ozturk confirmed the team will be "phasing out experiences and thereby adding and exposing more session settings to RaceRoom". This is good news for fans. Personally I like the experience approach. I enjoyed playing what felt like a standalone DTM/ADAC title and I will be sad to see it not continue in RaceRoom. However the news from Sonat that Sector3 will be "adding and exposing more session settings" is a much needed boost to fans. With such a diverse amount of content currently in game, many players have been calling out for session setting functionality, things like reverse grid races, two race formats and driver swop amongst the most often requested. No official confirmation of what exactly will be added / removed from the update has been forthcoming as of yet, however Sonat did go on to mention "The patch will have things like ipv6 compatible netcode... "Revamp of portal store along with new implementations that just improves the store overall. Tidied up and added more stuff to shared memory (which also broke all applications using them). And more" Probably due to be deployed some time towards the end of September, the new patch, if it includes just some additional session settings in the main game, will be a good step forward for the RaceRoom offline Experience. With a spate of recent content announcements, things look bright indeed for this often underrated simulation. Check out the RaceRoom Racing Experience forum here at RaceDepartment. Take a look around the chat rooms, post some comments, download a setup or two and get involved in our mightly Racing Club events held daily. Enjoying R3E currently? What would you like to see in the next patch? What is missing from RaceRoom in your experience? What does the sim do right? Let us know in the comments section below!