R3E – First Camaro & Mid-Ohio Preview Video

Simbin has released a new video of their RaceRoom Racing Experience title, showing an upcoming addition to the Free to Play racer – Mid Ohio.

The video shows a complete lap around the iconic American racing facility as we get to watch several GT cars battle it out on track. The video also gives us a first look at a new car as well, the Chevrolet Camaro GT3.

Opened in 1962, the 3.8 kilometer Mid Ohio track has seen its share of sports car history, hosting notable Group C, Camel GT, Grand Am and American Le Mans Series races just to name a few. Even open wheelers are no strangers to the track as the CART championship and the IRL have hosted races at Mid-Ohio.

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  • Alejandro Gorgal

    I haven’t tried this game in a while, have they added a single player career or multiplayer yet? I can see myself giving it another go if they do, otherwise I cant understand how they can keep adding content to a game lacking core features.

  • Anonymous

    Looks nice, except for the ridiculous big fantasy corner markers and the over the completely over the top fake advertiments.

  • Mario Strada

    No, they haven’t. They are too busy arguing the theological significance of the large brake markers for now. As soon as they figure that out I am sure they will come up with a leaderboard update. Maybe alternate color rows.

    As far as the AI is concerned, there is a screenshot of a Obutto cockpit with a big glass jar sitting on it. Inside the jar, suspended in a liquid, There is a brain with a single eye and a bunch of wires going out to a button box. On the screen, in the “chat” window it says Haaaaaaaaaaaa!
    But apparently it still crashes you at T1.

  • Anonymous

    Awesome… I will support them on this combo package! Thanks R3E

  • Paul

    Still no additional game modes I’m afraid – just more cars, liveries and tracks to purchase :(

    Decided to uninstall this today and I’ll probably put future funds to other titles. It’s working out rather expensive now, and there really is no incentive to play anymore.

  • Franklin Silva

    sad, but true, after years of waiting this is all we have, trial times, the more expensive game I ever play, If you would a few cars and tracks needs to expend more than 100 dollars, even liveries are paid…

  • Jay Ekkel

    No additonal game modes yet, but they are in development internally. The game is only 6 months into its beta stage and there are many facets that needs tonbe developed, and although 6 months may seem long in human time, in development time its not that much.

  • Jay Ekkel

    It might be sad but its not true. R3E has hardly an connections with the old games beides the physics engine, so yeah after 6 months of public beta there are no additional game modes yet, but they will come.

    We are a small group of developers, so dont expect any miracles overnight! We never made that promise, we only promised to work hard and get things done in a pace that fits the size of our team!

    And the price is something personal, if its not for you, not much we can do about that. We do have offers (now 30%) on some cars and packaged deals will come in the near future aswell!

  • Jay Ekkel

    How did you know about the jar?

  • Troels Hadberg

    Jay, you guys need to do something different, either cut the prize on all beta content or narrow down the content and make it free. There’s only fanboys left playing beta, and you wanted the opposit to happen. It doesn’t matter what you think of your own game or the 24/7 time you use in development, it almost feels like it’s blinding you. It is too expensive atm compared to the flaws. You do need to put in a single freerace, and with so much content already, it’s odd you haven’t launched a mp-beta. I have more fun playing timetrail in the 458 FVA, and Race07+feelsreel still has better ffb than RE3, why are these factors true to so many of us? Rather close the beta down and get it right than put out more unneeded content.
    I personally feel raped buying half the content and already spent a full game’s price, and the one thing that puts the smile on my face is the sound of this game. Get that guy a raise…
    Btw, I’m 38 and have simmed for 15 years, and I’m closing my eyes as a first on this development. Fingers crossed though.

  • Ricoo

    AI races was in all SimBin games (except Raceroom) and even in small games as Volvo the game.

    Pity it’s not in R3E.
    Packaged deals (and Steam special offers) is a great idea, are much wanted and would help make the game more visible.

    But indeed as still in beta we need to be patient.

  • Anonymous

    Even though I’ve bought all content, I have to agree strongly with the statement in Troels Hadberg post. The only reason I’ve continue to purchase added content is because like a Simbin believer, in the development of the game, I bought a lot of in game credits/vrp’s. I will not be adding anymore until you guys add multiplayer and / or AI and begin showing progress in the game and not only in content.

    We all understand you’re small but it seems all you focus on is adding a car and a track here and there (monthly) to keep us all hopeful.

    I like the game, though it needs more… finish the Beta then follow the GTR2 platform. Add AI, Multiplayer, races that allow you to determine laps, fuel usage, tire wear, and pit stops for starters.

    If not you guys may want to prepare to be less and less supported. I’ve always supported Simbin, own all games in Boxed versions and even bought them on steam to helpout… but will not any longer until you guys keep up your end of the development promises. Thanks and good luck!

  • Jay Ekkel

    Ill send anthony your regards, he lives in his own universe with regards to sounds!

    I hear you with regards to prices, all we can do is collect the feedback see what the sales numbers are and react accordingly.

    As you may have noticed we are trying different price levels to find a good balance between price and quality. ATM we are cheaper then most F2P race games price wise, but other games currently deliver a more full fledged experience since they are out of development.

    So once R3E gets features like SP and MP added our cars are a bargain…

    If in doubt of buying new content, wait for the test drives! And I promise you there are more then a few “fanboys” enjoying R3E!

  • Jay Ekkel

    You have to make distinction between artists who create cars and tracks, and programmer who write and create game features.

    Where as art is something visuals you can see, our coders do as much work as our artist, you are just not aware of it……..

    Ofcourse the game needs more, w are 6 months into the beta, features have been in development since, and soon enough we will start releasing more features to the game.

    We have to go through a lot of iterations, experiments and thourough testing by the test team before something will find its way into the public. Eventhough it is a beta, releasing somthing that creates havok/crashes is the last thing we want to do, so we like to eliminate that chance as much as possible.

    Fully appreciatie the civil feedback though!

  • Jay Ekkel

    Yeah but older games were all based on a fully completed code base (race/Race07), R3E is a complete new base for us, so everything needs to be done from scratch! It might “look all the same” in the end…a race is still a race…its all scratch made!

  • Anonymous

    Hi Jay anyway being small is both good and bad. After the split with Ian’s guys some of the features that were offered in GTR2 did not carry over to Race and you guys did a great enough job to make the Race series a great collection of titles but this split did happen many years ago and the features you are trying to work into R3E could have been in the works for quite a long time now even if as side projects. I am not one to look down on recycling materials when justifiable because it’s common sense to do so with certain things. I also have no problems you have continued to be tied to parts of the ISI game engine. I still wonder why more work was not put into Lizard to make it a viable PC game engine. Maybe money and time? We are seeing just how long it can take to put polishing touches to a game engine with regards to madness but they are doing it and will become SMS greatest asset when the time comes that those guys can lean back kick their feet up on the desk and smoke a cigar. You guys have all the potential in the world and need to surround yourselves with all the creators of 3rd party materials in the industry because the fact these people have brought great things to the industry cannot be ignored yet you push them away with guide lines rather than collaborating with these people. Yes I may be very wrong with some of this I don’t work for SimBin and do not have the internal information that you do and don’t know if you use contractors or not but if you don’t your team should think about it.

  • Anonymous

    Brain in a Jar wrong dev team.

  • Anonymous

    Yes I am like you Randal I have always been supportive of SimBin and yes in some cases own more than 1 copy of a title to be supportive. Like buying all the expansions individually for Race 07 and then buying Race Injection knowing it was the same thing just to be helpful and supportive. I even bought 2 copies of a re-release GTR1 to give one of them to a fellow WMD member. So yes I do wish the SimBin team the best of luck.

  • Anonymous

    People are still saying it’s based on ISI motor? Tell us differently if the case. This kind of stuff interests me. There are other types of questions Simbin is not answering. A big one is GTR3? Even if you guys were to say that you are using R3E to further fund the development of a GTR3 title I think people would be supportive of that like Kunos coming right out and saying buy NKP it will help fund AC and we will give you the tech demo. They are as far as they claim fully self funded with sales of their other titles. As for RaceRoom I always thought it would end up being a MP platform more so than a game title featuring MP for all SimBin titles. iOpener was on the right track too bad it did not work out.

  • Anonymous

    I’ll have to admit if I had not given SRW 150 bucks you guys might have gotten that money and even if I didn’t play R3E I would have felt way better that the money went to you guys instead.

  • Troels Hadberg

    Or there’s alot of fanboys, like myself, that want the next simbin-game to succeed, depends on how you look at it.
    If there were enough playing, the prize should show you’d think.
    I’m poking a bit, no harm intended. It’s fine you want to use a sad business practice like “f2p”, cuz it earns good money for starters, but then the actual hands on gameplay should be up to par at least with the older simbin titles from the beginning.
    I know ins and outs of gamedevelopment, but making the right choices has nothing to do with graphics, sound or programming.
    I hope you get it right, I wish for this game to succeed, and I definitely don’t want to see any more exclamation points used in all answers to criticism, it just looks like putting out the obvious fires.
    That said, I will actually wait for the test drives or to finally read in the news that RE3 has functional sp/mp and ffb fixed. Then you can have my money, again.
    Godspeed, Jay
    ;)

  • Jay Ekkel

    No worries, everyone is entitled to their opinion! All we can do is try and change your mind!!!

  • Troels Hadberg

    Exclamation points, Jay, exclamation points!!!
    Well, please continue trying by all means :)

  • Jay Ekkel

    I cant help myself with the exclamation marks, its weekend and I am enjoying the nice weather, all excited and stuff!! :D

  • Troels Hadberg

    Fair enough, guess swedes don’t need alcohol after all to be loud…
    Now go get things right.
    Cheers

  • Jay Ekkel

    I am dutch, happy and excited 24/7

  • Troels Hadberg

    I’m terribly sorry then for the incorrect assumption, should’ve looked up the Ekkel name history first, did sound swedish too me.

  • Peter

    I think your prices are mostly ok, but as long as you make us buy points to be able to purchase content I won’t spend a single euro on this game. And of course the amount of points we can buy and the prices of the content is made in such as way that we will always have a few spare points left that we probably wont be able to spend on anything.

  • Jay Ekkel

    No need to be sorry, its saturday after all ;)

  • Realkman666

    You do not feel raped at all.

  • Realkman666

    Whoa, that’s a lotta bucks!

  • http://virtualr.net/ F1Racer

    Yeah I think I’m going to be adding a word to the keyword filter. I find it quite inappropriate.

  • Anonymous

    Jay, as I can see, there’s a lot of complaint about the game features (which I can fully accept). My opinion is, why don’t SimBin make physics & track configurations for everybody? I mean, maybe you can include a track which contains that brake markers, and one without it, using the numbers as in real (which is not a braking marker, as everybody know it). So, maybe is it possible to make a game like ’2 in 1′? Both for hardcore simracers & arcade gamers.

  • Anonymous

    great another mid ohio. why not make a really good fantasy track, for what is an arcade game. then it might actually be fun and i’d play it.
    infact R3E would be amazing as a multiplayer arcade game, half arcadey cars with nice engine sounds, with fun fantasy tracks.

    mid ohio. i mean who gives a ****

  • Jay Ekkel

    that is the intent, but currently the system does not allow for swapping scene items. So if for example, hockenheim with big signs needs an update to a version with normal brake markers then you would requier and additional copy of the track. That would double the disk space of the current ingame trackside, and that is quite a large downside.

    We rather update our file system so for example an small config file would decide which markers/signs to show and have a much smaller disk space requirement.

  • Jay Ekkel

    That you dont like the track, doesn’t mean someone else shouldn’t…

    Until new features are ready to be released into the beta, new content will appear, test it, buy it, ignore it, that is up to you.

    Right now the game is good fun imo, you can jump in and have some fun…the gmae will mature with time to come. So maybe when it has you will be able to enjoy mid-ohio. :)

  • Jay Ekkel

    Well there is a long back story to the above which will most likely will never see the day of light.

    But a long story short, the older games are just that, older games. What ever has been done in those games feature wise, we have taken that experience and will work on getting the good bits over to R3E and improve where we can.

    With regards to pushing out 3rd parties with guidelines, I know you are a pCars fan (which is all good!!). How would you feel if suddenly all the great cars and content would be converted to rFactor2 for free….Do you really think Ian would be silent about it?

    With regards to modability we are always looking at ways to get more user interaction/freedom, but these will be baby steps, and hopefully over time we will be able to allow some sort user created content to the game.

  • Anonymous

    No I don’t think Ian would be silent especially since the game is not even released yet and is happening already with content being used and some claiming it as their own work. We have discussed modding for pCARS and is something that will not happen in the beginning of it’s release but not ruled out for the future. There has to be some demand for the slated DLC as it’s released. The selling point for pCARS will be it’s platform and features as much as it’s content. The same cars and tracks really do end up in just about every title out there who’s to say virtua-lm is not working on a version of the Ring and we just got AFAIK a RD version of the Ring for F Truck that IMO is better than any before it so It will happen just a case of when. I am just saying if the situation arises in one form or another at least be open minded about working with some of the reputable 3rd parties out there because they could also bring very useful content to you as well as possibly wanting to convert a piece of your IP. If they are good enough to contact Simbin don’t ignore them.

  • Anonymous

    Ya and it started good but some bugs arose that some(not everyone) were experiencing that ignite could not find but made the game unplayable it was more than a month before I gave up and when I tried again the updater was buggy with a wrong version code but still would not update. Anyway when it was running good it was pretty good even the simplicity of getting into MP sessions. To me IMO Ignite took a good game engine and broke it with the more of their own touches they tried to include.

  • Jay Ekkel

    You might be surprised how many “known” people from the community work with us :)

    Maybe not in a modding capacity right now, but for sure not letting their talents go to waste..

  • Troels Hadberg

    Exaggerated? There, edited just for you.

  • Troels Hadberg

    Respect to that, and no exclamation points, good job ;)
    Infact I raced RE3 yesterday after a long pause, it was better, the g25 profiles felt better although I used 30 minutes adjusting ffb, but still felt a little like flying. Do you have any words on why there’s no vertical ffb? It feels as if you’re driving on the excact same horizontal plane all around the track.

  • Anonymous

    That’s a good thing!

  • Realkman666

    It must appeal to some people. Somewhere. Somehow.

  • Realkman666

    No, not exaggerated. Something else.

  • Anonymous

    Well I will agree that I am ATM still more fond of a couple of older titles than what we have nowadays. Seems like everything is getting released prematurely due to the fact development costs have risen substantially. We still do not have the perfect sim some 15 years after this genre went into high gear. I believe that a handful of developers can make all the difference in the world but as new things are being tried it seems they are met with mixed reactions across the board. Also I agree it may be good being small and slightly reclusive and not pushing out material until it’s ready. +1 for Kunos. As for the others their talents speak for themselves and it’s only a matter of time until the standards of excellence are met.

  • Jay Ekkel

    yeah it is, but we don’t flaunt with it

  • Anonymous

    I think it is better to give the deserving a mention working in efforts to try to boost their careers as was you at one point of your life and you have done very well for yourself as others are trying to do. Just food for thought. :)

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