SimRaceWay To Develop Indycar Game

Ignite Skill Gaming’s SimRaceWay brand has announced to be working on an official Indycar series title.

The company has signed a licensing agreement with Indycar, allowing them to create titles with all cars & tracks of both the Indycar Series and Indy Lights, not just for the current season but future years as well.

The iconic Indy 500 race is part of the agreement as well, other than that info on the new title is still rather rare. The current SimRaceWay game is based on ISI’s trusted gMotor 2 engine, it remains to be seen whether the new Indycar title will be using the rather aged engine as well.

Either way, SimRaceWay will have plenty of feedback to work with as multiple Indycar Champion & Indy 500 winner Dario Franchitti will be involved in the title’s development. The Scottsman recently tested SimRaceWay’s virtual DW-12 Indycar racer that will also be featured in the Indycar title.

One detail known about the new title is that it will use SimRaceWay’s “Skillquant” technology, described as “The world’s first highly-accurate, real-time skill quantification system” that will ensure close online racing competition.

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  • Anonymous

    World’s first driver skill ranking system to ensure close online racing, huh? Are they targeting a release date of 2007?

  • http://twitter.com/zudthespud zudthespud

    If this is a full standalone game, not based on buying individual cars and tracks separately, and it really does have all of the tracks laser scanned there is great potential. Very interested.

  • http://www.facebook.com/George.D.Talbot George Talbot

    Please dont waste anymore of your time and money on a project that really does not have any potential. Unless you will be investing in a new Graphics/Physics engine then there really is no point. iRacing owns the oval/US market, a project like this wont be able to topple iRacing.

  • Nathan Robinson

    Fancy seeing you round these parts mr. talbot. Thank you for your little nugget of wisdom :)

  • http://twitter.com/Sobby_23 Richard Sobolewski

    I’M NATHAN ROBINSON!

  • http://www.facebook.com/George.D.Talbot George Talbot

     lol, sorry but had to be said, too many projects being announced that are doomed before they even start….

  • http://twitter.com/Sobby_23 Richard Sobolewski

    I’M NATHAN ROBINSON!

  • Nathan Robinson

    LOL. Very good Rich, you can say my name. Any input on this indycar release? For sure you will say it’s shite. I agree with george that Iracing has the Indy stuff in the bag, all except for the actual tracks that they race on. I’ve really liked the idea of doing an indycar league but without tracks like long beach and sao paulo (how ever the hell you say it) it just doesnt seem like fun. Less tracks like twin ring motegi and more street courses for iracing! Sorry to have veered off topic :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/George.D.Talbot George Talbot

     Agree with the tracks. Maybe with time iRacing will get them, apparently they have the data for Long Beach, just not the system in place to make it run well, however, I am not 100% on that. I thought Interlagos had been announced but maybe I am wrong.

  • http://www.facebook.com/RedApex Ryan M J Callan

     They don’t race at Interlagos young Talbot ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcus-Caton/647940120 Marcus Caton

    Sim Raceway to rip off IndyCar mod?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_HEJQFMZIIWS55MFDYTKUR2F5KI Firefox

    I have a hard time with SimRaceWay after their own game turned out to be more promises and hypes than they could deliver.
    Also using the “trusted” Gmotor2 engine doesn’t make it sound any better imo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/George.D.Talbot George Talbot

    I really am a tool! Time to hoover up this mess…. Where has Henry gone….

  • Anonymous

    Did they say laser scanned?

  • Anonymous

    The system to make it run isn’t the problem, the insane number of roadside objects taking lots of development time is.

  • Brian Duddy

    Well, they are using the rFactor engine…

    I suspect they’ll have enough “differentiating features” to point to so that they can say it’s totally different and way better than iRacing is doing. Whether it will be or not, who knows…

  • tgn motorsports

    Absolutely Beautiful model. Don’t listen to the 13 year olds that invested there life savings into iracing.

    If you make a solid game people will be interested in indy cars.

  • tgn motorsports

     they don’t have to topple iracing.

     I racing already have proved they can’t topple their own product. N2003. Which is still better then Iracing and actually made a profit. LOL.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001244358167 John G. Hill

    This is something I wanted iRacing to do, the complete Indy Car series.  And now some other sim comes along with it’s sketchy business model, but plenty of cash thanks to some big investors, and they snag the rights to be the official Indy Car game.  I think it will eventually crash and burn, but who knows?  This reminds me of Tony George coming along with his IRL, and destroys the Cart franchise, and to who’s benefit?  Well, naturally Nascar.  IndyCar has never been the same.  Most sim racers utilize iRacing and like it that way.  iRacing is much more diverse, with cars from every part of the motor racing world.  SimRaceWay offers a starter model for free, but obviously at some point they’re going to ask for money.  Is there enough of a market to support iRacing and SimRaceWay?   They’re both PC based, and I think there’s a limit to what people will buy.  Stay tuned.

  • Anonymous

    Hark at tgn – someone who thinks Codies’ F1 rubbish is better than iRacing and its Williams.  Sure.

  • Anonymous

    don’t be silly.

  • Anonymous

    y, WTF?    Anyway, their biggest issue is going to be getting any players at all, let alone matching them up appropriately.  

    Why don’t they sell SkillQuant to an employment agency, and leave RacingSims to the pro’s?

  • Boss Player

    LoL zud, if they tell you: RebBull gives you wings….

    well, it doesn’t really

  • http://www.facebook.com/antoniaphil Philip Antonia

    Gr8 to see Indycar licenced, but wary of SimRaceWays involvement. I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt as I’d like to see Indycar get it’s own game. Also no membership blah blah, crap just a full game you can buy and play till you hearts content!!!!

  • Anonymous

    They dont get my money.

  • Anonymous

    Good post, SRW pretty much sucks. Not too fancy they buy the rights.

  • Anonymous

    Their advantage would basically be in getting the street circuits, since the only non-street course iRacing is missing is Auto Club.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, if we learned anything from iRacing, it’s that skill matching only works when there are enough drivers to split the field.

  • http://twitter.com/zudthespud zudthespud

    I saw misinformation on Twitter, edited it after reading the actual blog post on their site.

  • Anonymous

    Figured. Good deal.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001244358167 John G. Hill

    Well the copy coming out of the SimRaceWay press release says,
    THEY have exclusive rights to the new car. Exclusive means that. If
    it’s true, it means iRacing is not getting the new car, no matter how much
    time passes. My feeling is someone over at SimRaceWay was smart enough
    to attract some big investors, but that doesn’t mean their plan will
    succeed, it might end up as another company that had a lot of money
    poured into, only to discover the business model was crap from the
    beginning. I remember when I saw my first “Restoration Hardware” store.
    I told my girlfriend at the time, “There are not enough people that
    can afford the merchandise displayed in this store”.  And they built the
    stores everywhere. I was right, it wasn’t long before they were forced
    into bankruptcy.   Somebody, however, once looked at their business plan and thought it
    made sense. The rich aren’t as smart as they think they are.

     

  • Anonymous

    Hopefully it isn’t exclusive, those kinds of deals never do anyone any good.

  • Anonymous

    Wait, point out where it says ‘exclusive’. Doesn’t say anywhere that it is anything more than just ‘official’.

  • Anonymous

    Well, more generally, SimRaceWay said this in the past:


    “Simraceway has agreed over 600 licenses for modern and historic race and road cars from some of the biggest brands in the automotive industry, including Bentley, Bugatti, Mitsubishi, and Saleen. Many of these will be exclusive to the game. ”
    ===

    If ‘exclusive really does mean exclusive, it’s a worry and hardly in the racer’s interest.   I don’t much like the idea of these neophytes at IgniteGamingTechnology signing up loads of “exclusive”deals.Exclusive sounds like a good thing.  But think about it?  It isn’t.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001244358167 John G. Hill

    Latest news, SimRaceWay does not have exclusive rights to the new Indy Car.  Tony Gardner, head of iRacing, just told me they are also licensed to make the sim version.

  • Anonymous

    Still no indication this car is exclusive. They’ve got a few exclusive classic McLaren F1 cars, but the MP4-12C is not exclusive.

    PS, Tony Gardner confirmed iRacing still has a DW12 license, so I’m not worried about this being an exclusive.

  • tgn motorsports

    so?  how is this a surprise? maybe the exclusive part is with the Scotchman?

  • tgn motorsports

     ya that store didn’t have a billionaire backing them that could write the losses off like IR can.  :)

  • tgn motorsports

     if tony george did not come along you would not have cart champs or indycar rite now. they both would be out of business.   not big fan of his but have to give credit where it is due.

  • tgn motorsports

     go back to your radio.  :)

  • tgn motorsports

     evidently you sir, spend to much time on the radio!

     ”I racing already have proved they can’t topple their own product.
    N2003. Which is still better then Iracing and actually made a profit. ”,  you think this is silly prove me wrong radio boy. 

  • Anonymous

    I will wait for the free rFactor 2 Indy Car mod thats coming..

  • http://twitter.com/luke_wj Luke Ridgway

    To quote Tony Garden exactly, in the iRacing forum he posted ”
    We have a license with Indy Car, Dallara and IMS for that matter and great relationships with all three. We just have not built the new car yet.”

    So there we go, not exclusive.

  • http://www.facebook.com/goblowsoup Colby Martin

    Why can’t the IndyCar Series ever license games for consoles. I love my PC and PC sim Racers, but there’s a huge market looking for IndyCar Racing Sims on Console. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001244358167 John G. Hill

    They did.  Several years ago, Codemasters made the official IRL game.  I think it had all the tracks, including the airport course at Cleveland.  I owned it and had fun playing it.  Before the days of online play, and you couldn’t spin the rear out under any conditions.  Of course racing games have evolved with each new build, but a huge market for Indy Car?  Not sure about that. 

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