Simraceway Online – New Info & Previews
Back in July, Ignite Skill Gaming, owners of Simraceway.com, announced to have acquired $7.5 million of capital to turn their site into a full-blown free of charge online racing game.
Despite my initial doubts that their game would try to attract arcade gamers like most online games, Ignite Skill seems to be serious about catering to fans of realistic racing as some of the project details sound pretty promising.
First and foremost, Simraceway Online is based on Image Space Incorporated’s gMotor 2 engine so there is no doubt if the physics engine behind the title is sophisticated enough for realistic racing.
Furthermore, the game will be using laser-scanned tracks, making it the first free-to-play title to offer such high quality content. Aside from signing license agreements with several manufacturers and tracks, the company has also secured the services of Indy 500 winner Dan Wheldon, ensuring a healthy dose of real-life racing experience is involved in the project.
Simraceway Online will use a real-time skill matching system that allows players of the same skill to be paired up for racing without using levels or licenses that need to be unlocked.
Below are first previews, showing off the Renault Megane Eurocup car and the Mid Ohio Sports Car Course.