Sector3 testing new graphics engine...

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by LTC_Mike, Mar 15, 2016.

  1. LTC_Mike

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    Just stumbled upon this in the sector 3 forum:
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    As the sector3 CEO Chris Speed states, they "have a very small team investigating and evaluating newer technologies for the future" and this seems to be from some actual tests with the Unreal Engine. Very promising I think.
     
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  2. Rodent

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    The FFB patch and now this? S3 are stepping up!

    Granted I can't imagine an engine transplant can be done in a few weeks but color me excited. :x3:
     
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  3. Andy_J

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  5. Martin Larsen

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    I hope this mean dynamic daylight and dynamic weather that they told no to before... And when sector 3 dont even mention soon then I guess we dont see this in 2016 atleast...
     
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  6. azkaratevil

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    Nop they said that this preview is a very very early work yhey just started working on it
     
  7. Emerson Meyer

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    RaceRoom Beta 2?
     
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  8. Lars Hansen

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    Don't even hope.
    Not only do they have to re-program the entire engine to Unreal, they haven't even procured the rights to it yet (least far as I know).
    It's one thing to do some in-house development, quite another to gain the distribution rights.
    Not to mention that even if S3 thinks it's a good idea, they're not calling the shots.
    The company (and all its IP) is owned by KW.
    So while I'm just as excited about a possible change from the rather dated engine they're using now, we're talking way, WAY, down the road.
     
  9. James Cook

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    I'm pretty sure Sector3 wouldn't be undergoing these evaluations without authorisation from the parent company. A very small team of 10-15 people cannot afford to divert resources away from the main project unless it's something they are deadly serious about.

    A switch to UE may also help them recruit new programmers, something which they have found difficult to do.

    I get the impression UE will happen but how far off...who knows? I don't think it will be a 'R3E 2' though. R3E will be one of those long term projects like iRacing i.e. they continue to upgrade the game while selling new content.
     
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  10. 2scoops

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    News coming from Sector 3 that they are experimenting with a new graphics engine, being Unreal Engine 4. Screenshot of a BMW Z4 GT3 at the Spa-Francorchamps during a night race.
     
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  11. Erik Springelkamp

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    Not the entire engine.

    Many modules can probably be plugged into the backend of the engine.

    I think that they only intend to use the Unreal engine for rendering, but in principle all of the physics and AI parts can probably be carried over.
     
  12. Kenny Paton

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    I've merged these 3 threads together to keep the discussion neat.:)
     
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