Out of the blue, Simbin Studios UK have announced to revive the GTR franchise as GTR 3 is planned to be released in 2018.
Created by Simbin Studios UK, a sister studio of Sweden-based Sector 3 Studios, GTR3 will be powered by the Unreal 4 engine and come with features such as weather, day & night transitions as well as a comprehensive damage model.
Coming to both PC and consoles, GTR3 is planned to strike a balance between simulation physics and accessibility, with the creators citing Codemasters’ Formula One series as an example of the planned direction in terms of handling.
With the full version to be released in 2018, Simbin UK plans to have a playable version available within 6 months time. You can check out some proof of concept previews below, more information is available at RaceDepartment.
Simbin Studios UK will be continuing the GTR’s franchise heritage that goes back all the way to the SBDT modding team and the iconic GTR mods for F1 Challenge which led to the foundation of the original Simbin Studios that, led by Ian Bell, developed the successful first two installments of the GTR franchise.