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R3E – May Dev Stream Recap (Lots of Previews!)

Sector 3 Studios held their monthly dev stream on Twitch yesterday, revealing plenty of news regarding their free to play sim racing title.

Sector 3 Studios held their monthly dev stream on Twitch yesterday, revealing plenty of news regarding their free to play sim racing title.

The development stream did include an interview with Audio engineer Anthony Monteil who talked about the new audio transmission model that will include improved backfire effects.

Furthermore, the team has shown off R3E’s much-requested dedicated server functionality, a feature that will become available with the next update for the title that is expected as soon as next week.

A bit further away are plenty of content additions that have been shown off, including the 2014 World Touring Car Championship season cars as well as Macau & Shanghai. The video features a lap around the Chinese track driven by WTCC driver Tom Coronel.

Other content mentioned in the video includes:

DTM 2015 cars – Interestingly enough, the 2015 will not be available for purchase but part of online competitions only (are DTM’s often strict licensing regulations at play here?)

Spa Francorchamps – R3E’s take on the popular Belgian F1 venue is progressing nicely as seen in plenty of previews

Audi TT-R Cup Car – Audi’s newest cup car that races in support of the DTM is seen in first WIP shots.

Audi R18 TDi LMP1 – Audi’s Le Mans challenger can be seen in new previews, still awaiting physics and sounds.

Open Wheelers – As rumored before, R3E will finally receive some open-wheelers as several semi-fictional open wheel cars are planned to be added

Nürburgring Nordschleife – The stream also includes first sights of the Nürburgring Nordschleife in R3E, including a look at the scan data used for the track creation as well as some very early WIP footage of the track.

All of this can be seen in the development stream below. Those of you who can’t be arsed to watch the full thing can also find the main previews below, courtesy of VirtualR!