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Bram Hengeveld

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On the iOpener website there is a very interesting article about an upcoming World Rally Championship simulator:

World Rally Championship's next game: Racing live against rally heroes

The next generation WRC computer game will allow players to 'compete' in live rallies", states ISC chairman Neil Duncanson in the April version of SportBusiness International magazine. ISC, the global promoter of the World Rally Championship (WRC), mentions WRC's ultimate goal as building up an online gaming world championship alongside the real thing.
ISC and the computer gaming industry believe the next step in gaming is this 'live' competition between gamers and real drivers, made possible through iOpener's patented technology.
ISC CEO Simon Long says: "Now we are a global promoter, we want this to be multi-platform, multi-publisher, multi-territory."
For Long and Duncanson the new game is part of WRC's broader efforts to appeal new fans beyond the hardcore enthusiastics. FIA's chairman Max Mosley has said the virtual champion will be honoured at the WRC's annual end-of-season awards ceremony in Monaco.

Source: iOpener Media

Last April we already brought you the first news about iOpener Media's beta testers recruitment for their Real Time Racing project.

The news about this technology where virtual racers can compete against the real drivers on the track in real time is now spreading amoung the simracing communities.

iOpener is still looking for the worlds best simracers to join their beta test program that's about to start soon. If you are interested in joining then you can sign up on the RTR website
 

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Wow it's a really wonderful idea. But it should have a perfect realistic driving for such a thing. I hope they will do it.

Bram vs. Loeb !! :shock:
 
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Amazing! Finally, a new WRC game AND it has iOpener built in!
Can't wait :D

Can we hope for other classes and events other than the WRC as DLC? Custom skins and driver profiles? Oooooo...
 

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According to the article we need to be patient for a few years untill it's release, so he has all the time in the world to train :)
 

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World Rally Championship becomes a PC simulation!

A while back i posted a news message with regards to WRC and simracing.

Today this is the breaking news:
The World Rally Championship is working on breakthrough gaming technology which would allow rally fans to compete for their own world title on real-time events from the comfort of their own homes.

Chairman of International Sportsworld Communicators - the global promoter of the WRC - Neil Duncanson has confirmed that live gaming is the one of the next major steps in the development of the series.

He said: “Unlike any other major sport, the WRC is absolutely built for live gaming. That’s the ability for you or I to sit at home our sofas and drive in a rally in real time on your computer.”

Click here to read the full announcement on the WRC website
 

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Quote: "We’ve been talking to some of the major computer game companies and the technology is there to enable us to do it now. It’s just a question of getting what are fairly hefty development costs underwritten by one of these guys and then we’re away"

So hold your horses :p Agreed Bram, they think about the idea - that's as far as they are.
 

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someone from the devs said:
He said: “Unlike any other major sport, the WRC is absolutely built for live gaming. That’s the ability for you or I to sit at home our sofas and drive in a rally in real time on your computer.”

I can not drive "real" sims out from the sofa! What does that tell you? Will it be a new Colin McRae rally?
 

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