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Game Stock Car Extreme – Coming to Steam Soon!

Reiza Studios have revealed a teaser screenshot showing their Game Stock Car Extrem title on Valve’s Steam platform.

Reiza Studios have revealed a teaser screenshot showing their Game Stock Car Extrem title on Valve’s Steam platform.

The Brazilian studio has often hinted at the possibility of their simulations coming to the popular gaming platform and it now seems to be only a matter of little time until the next simulation arrives on Steam.

Back in 2006, Simbin’s RACE title was the first simulation to use Valve’s new platform. Over the years, Steam has become pretty much the on-stop spot for gaming on the PC and the PC sim racing scene is no different as Reiza’s move to Steam makes rFactor 2 the lone ones of the current PC racing simulations not to be available on Steam.

More info on Game Stock Car Extreme can be found on theΒ official website.

  • SeriousSpy

    Oh hell yeah! I might have to buy this now!

  • StarFoxySxv550

    Better investment than risk being in that 25%

    • Andrew

      what

      • melanieuk1

        Meaning better to sell your product on steam, than not to, and make only bread crumbs, like those that refuse to move to steam.

  • Chris Wright

    A totally sensible move. Hopefully us existing owners will be able to make the switch to Steam, though I seem to recall being told that Steam policy has changed on that, following an irritating recent experience with a DCS add on.

    • TC

      Reiza already state on FB that existing owners will be able to redeem it through Steam.

  • Patrik Marek

    Great news πŸ™‚ much more likely to get it now

    • 2tyred

      That’s a really sad and bad attitude if you won’t get a game if it isn’t on Steam πŸ™

      Firstly, you help to create an environment where Steam has a massive monopoly which greatly diminishes consumer rights and power.
      Forced patching is really bad for a start – your games can be censored or diminished at any time.
      Also Steam’s monopoly encourages high price fixing – most things are much more expensive on Steam than retail and elsewhere.

      But secondly, something that I thought you might have more sympathy with – the developer gets far less of the money if you buy something on Steam than if you buy it directly from them.

      • Xteria

        You can disable automatic updates, steam game key codes are avilable on lots of gaming sites at lower prices, the steam service as a whole provides so much more scope as a platform to expand games on. Workshop, community hubs etc.

        You’re entitled to your opinion, but i doubt many will agree πŸ™‚

      • Alan Dallas

        +1 to everything Xteria said. Plus I’ll add there is no monopoly with the likes of GoG, Origin, etc etc. If a developer is choosing only Steam to distribute on then that is their choice given there are alternatives.
        Also by distributing on Steam they[Reiza] give themselves a lot more exposure and potential new customers. Not all gamers that use the Steam service are aware of GSCE. Hardcore sim racers yes. Every day gamer… not so much.

      • Xteria

        I would also add, pretty much most sim racers who are interested in Reiza Studio games, will already have purchased the titles released by them. Granted, some of the newcomers from Steam may not be the best racers, but the additional sales will be massive. I’d imagine the numbers would probably exceed total sales to date πŸ™‚

      • Aaron Carlisle

        High price fixing? Where do you live? In the USA, Australia (especially Australia due to how expensive physical games are there due to their import costs), Canada, etc. games are a crap ton cheaper; ESPECIALLY the Steam sales. On SteamDB, it says my account is worth over 4000.00, yet I’ve spent less than 1000.00 on games due to the Steam Sales. Besides, it’s the publishers that set their prices, not Valve/Steam.

        Therefore… You’ve just proven that you know absolutely NOTHING about Steam.

      • melanieuk1

        Cheers and claps, they will not lose any income, if anything they will make more than they ever did, selling their product, the way they are currently selling it, steam user’s will buy their games, even if they don’t play them, let alone install them, Reiza will wonder why they didn’t do this in the first place.

      • Aaron Carlisle

        Steam has a ONE HUNDRED MILLION active userbase… with around 6 to 8 million concurrent users at any time (to put into perspective, the record for Xbox 360’s concurrent Gold users is only 3 million). Just the userbase alone when the game is on sale… they’ll sell 10x more during that then they have the whole time GAME Stock Car has been released. I’m a person that prefers to have as much on Steam as possible… so I honestly can’t wait for this to come out on the platform.

        Also… I’m still trying to figure out why ISI hasn’t put rFactor 2 on Steam yet. If anything, for the exact reasons I gave as to why GAME Stock Car going on there is a good thing.

      • melanieuk1

        Theres something about steam, where if you don’t want it, you always end up buying it, just because you can, I have no doubts Reiza will do well on steam, out of the 230+ games I own on steam, I’ve only ever played two percent of them.

      • Aaron Carlisle

        I have 320+ games on there… and I have someone on my friends list w/ over 3000. I’ve ran into the #firstworldproblem more than once of where I went: “Oh, I’ve been waiting to buy this game, and now that it’s on sale, I w…. Crap, I already own it.” lol

      • melanieuk1

        And I bet that friend of yours just like mine, always buys games every week without failure, my collection of games only increased two years ago, from less than twenty games to what it is now, now that my son five, and I have a little more me time.

      • Patrik Marek

        so you’re saying I’m better of buying my games somewhere like Gamestop? that makes huge money from the second hand market ( re-selling games, consoles , phones ) without any of that “new” money going to the developers ??

        yes, I could buy directly from the Reiza, which means that they get more money for them from that sale,

        but that also means that I will have 20-30 sites where I buy games from, and that will be nightmare to manage, keep updated etc.

        I prefer keeping things at one place and for that Steam is perfect, and unlike Gamestop it actually gives the money to developers from every sale they make

      • dbagg

        It’s still better than supporting heavily restricted consoles like Xbone and PS4.

    • melanieuk1

      Well said and same here, though I will not play it, I’ll be supporting them by purchasing all the games they have released in the past, if they are all on steam, gone are hard copy days, steam rules hands down, kunos, Sector3, and Slightly Mad knew this and went the right way.

      • http://batman-news.com Leeman

        Why on earth would you not play this sim (especially if you bought it)? And please don’t tell me it’s because it looks old.

      • melanieuk1

        Oh you mind reader. πŸ™‚

      • http://batman-news.com Leeman

        Oh you’ve GOT to be kidding me. So you must be a huge Forza fan.

        Seriously, if you consider yourself a real racing sim fan you owe to yourself to give this a try. Dollar for dollar (or pound for pound, if you prefer) it’s the best sim on the market.

      • melanieuk1

        This perception that if someone likes updated 2014 visual must be a forza fan needs to go the way of the caveman, I consider myself as a gamer, just like everyone here that plays sim racing computer ‘games’.

      • http://batman-news.com Leeman

        My point is, simply, that some really good games don’t necessarily look terrific by today’s standards. It doesn’t mean they’re not worth playing.

        I like virtually all sims. I like the looks of R3E way better than the looks of GSCE. But, IMHO, GSCE has better feel, physics and FFB than R3E. I can enjoy both games. I don’t need to exclude one just because it’s older.

        Some people, and you may, or may not, be one of them, are only interested in eye candy. Whatever. That’s fine with me. But, I prefer to look beyond the surface.

      • melanieuk1

        Isn’t it a wonderful world we live in, where everyone doesn’t think the same, it would be boring if we all thought the same, I’ve tried the gsce demo, and r3e and to me they all share the same low speed spinout that all isi motor engine games have, yes I will not play it once I purchase it, but that isn’t the point, I will be supporting them though, yes I like great visual, just like I like great sounds, and ffb, physics, a good menu system and gui, and ease of use of a software I’m using.

      • Gui Cramer

        You speak a lot about games without seemingly owning them. You can’t praise without having supported and this Steam-only attitude is absurd.

      • melanieuk1

        Quote” You speak a lot about games without seemingly owning them. You can’t praise without having supported and this Steam-only attitude is absurd.” End of quote.

        I know you’re new to VirtualR, though you’ve made a few post, and don’t claim I don’t own any racing sims, when you’re new to virtualr and know nothing about me or what I own, and for the record, it’s my choice, if I don’t want to purchase any games outside of steam it’s none of your business, and below is a list of some of the racing sim titles that I own, lets see your list.

        Racing simulators:

        Assetto corsa, GT Legends, GTR, GTR2, GTR Evolution, Live For Speed, NKPro, R3E, Race07(with all the expansion packs/dlc), Race Injection, Race On, rFactor, STCC the game 1&2, all the Shift series, and all the Grid series, all the dirt series, TDU2, and would
        own iracing if it had single player none subscription friendly, you think I’m one of those that just talk but own nothing.

      • kenpat .

        MelUK, if you enjoy open wheelers then you really should give this a go. I’m sure I’ve said that to you before.

      • melanieuk1

        I’m not into open wheels, plus it’s not on steam yet, when it does arrive on steam I WILL be supporting them, after that no more ISImotor sims for me, I own them all, I like a change for good.

  • LogiForce

    I hope I can just use my existing key into Steam, or maybe get a Steam key somehow as an existing customer.

    • marts

      Everyone who owns it already will get a steam key

      • LogiForce

        Great service! Thanks Reiza Studios. πŸ™‚

  • Xteria

    I see Formula Truck 2013 aswell πŸ˜€

  • Gui Cramer

    In response to a post below:

    You can get the same updates through GSC Sync as you would for it on Steam (the automatic piece isn’t in place but certainly something can be donw) and Reiza gets 100% of the revenue, not 60-70% as it would through Steam.

    For those not in the simworld “know” it is great that it will be in the big window that is Steam, but for those of us who know, we have no excuse not to go straight to the devs.

    • RKipker

      Are for those of us that feel these guys desrve extra, buy it again!

      • http://batman-news.com Leeman

        I love GSC. But, “buy it again”? Seriously? No thanks. Why would I, or anyone else, need to own two of the exact same product? But, feel free to buy an extra copy for me. πŸ™‚

      • RKipker

        Buy it to give (for Christmas) or trade to a friend… that helps Reiza!

      • http://batman-news.com Leeman

        In the words of Dr. Evil. “How ’bout no.”

        I’ve got no one to buy a copy for. But, again, feel free to buy as many copies of the sim as you want. I only need one.

        And, by the way, I’m actually not averse to owning multiple copies of a game. I own the console and PC versions of several games (I own 3 versions of BF4, 2 versions of BF3 and 2 versions of Skyrim). I can play with some friends on my XBO and some on my 360 and some on the PC so I get to use and enjoy all of them. I may end up with the console and PC version of PCars in the spring. But I’m not buying two PC versions of GSCE while I’m only able to enjoy one of them. That’s just throwing money away.

      • RKipker

        Some folks call it a “Donation” …. never needed you to justify your own actions… do as you like!

      • http://batman-news.com Leeman

        Ahh, a “donation”. Exactly the response I was expecting.

        I donate to the American Heart Association and the American Cancer Society (I’m a cancer survivor) and my wife gives to her local church along with Big Brothers and Sisters. And we both donate hundreds of dollars a year in clothing. Those are charities worthy of donations. I don’t count racing sim developers among them.

        It blows my mind that people are expecting customers to pay TWICE for the same content.

        Why don’t you go buy multiple copies of Windows 8. I’m sure Bill Gates would be grateful.

      • Sim Antics

        Everybody has a cause or many causes in life. If there are people whose cause is to do as much as they can to help support the industry responsible for their favorite hobby? I give them a big thumbs up!

    • Richard Hessels

      100% of 10.000 copies and the need to do all promotion & distribution yourself, or 60% of 50.000 copies and promotion & distribution is done by Steam…
      A virtual copy cost nothing, promotion and distribution are quite expensive.

      • Gui Cramer

        Re-read my post. “For those not in the simworld “know”” covers that aspect of users that weren’t reached first.

      • Aaron Carlisle

        Valve only take around 10/15%. Still much less than the retail market.

      • Gui Cramer

        Valve may only take 10-15% from titles like Call of Duty, as an example.

      • Aaron Carlisle

        A lot of Indie devs said Valve even takes less than 10% in some cases… CoD get’s no special treatment from Valve.

      • Gui Cramer

        I got my info from other devs including in the sim racing business. For the sake of them I do hope there was a shift towards the lesser rate as you describe.

  • RKipker

    AWESOME….. to show support to these guys for all they’ve given us (the Sim Racing Community) I will buy every game to list on Steam… again! Yes, I have all thei stuff, but I will buy them again…. full price as soon aas the are listed.

    Great stuff Reiza!!!!

    • Matthew Arnold

      don’t say that lol. I cant afford to buy it again lol. especially with Xmas round the corner πŸ™

      • RKipker

        Not everyone can, but for me I can and will to show appreciation for all the updates and new additions they’ve done over the years for FREE!

  • stef4o23

    Game Stock Car Extreme is the best game for open wheelers in my opinion! No other sim can get close to it.
    Now, buying from the Devs instead of Steam is both good and bad! On the one hand the devs get 100% of the revenue, on the other hand, more sales on steam will make the game more well known and more popular to the gamers there! As a conclusio, buying on steam might give less profit but should eventually lead to more sales!

    • Dunlop Arkaid

      I read somewhere article form one developer. They had game published on steam for two years, they decided that they will make sale 90% off for 24hours I think. By that time, they earned much more money than for whole 2 years. Steam sales are amazing, its kind of like when girls see handbag on sale. They dont need it, they dont want it, but it is on sale!
      Perfect marketing and it works πŸ™‚

      • Memots

        That was PIxelJunk Eden.
        The game went from 10$ to 2$ and so many people bough it that they made more money at that price that the 2 years at 10$.

    • S- mann

      what other sims u drive ???

    • melanieuk1

      Ignore that less profile talk, you’ve probably picked that up from someone on the net, that doesn’t know what they are talking about, steam brings more funds to reiza, way more than how they are currently selling their product, which will help them to develop their new Ayrton Senna title.

      • RKipker

        Also, they can release add-ons like new tracks and charge for them as they deserve to be paid. Like I said earlier, I will be repurchasing all their games listed on steam… GSC Extreme and FTruck

  • TC

    Good move. I really hope that i can stay with my non-steam version with Reiza GSC Sync for updates, i like Steam a lot but i don’t need it in these case.

    I really hope that all those “i’ll buy it when is on Steam” keep this word on this one πŸ™‚ , not only for buyin it, and “help” Reiza, no, because is a hell o a sim.

    A great game (best game overall right now, imo) that it can reach a lot of potential users. Although i’m a league racer, it would be a joy see the lobby with a lot of open servers…

  • Dunlop Arkaid

    Amazing!
    You have new customer here! (okay, not now, but when available πŸ™‚

    • Memots

      Same with me. I have a crazy backlog and Still play race07 , Raceroom and Ac have been taking all if not most of my time and i have been holding out on buying GSCe for a while. i am glad i did. I will buy it day one on steam.

  • http://www.facebook.com/steve.shears.37 Steve Shears

    Good luck to them. I hope they get more fans. Its not just about more exposure – some people trust steam more then some game “site” (which may have less security). Why spend money on a site you don’t know if its secure? Good move for Reiza.

  • Marco Hooghuis

    Good call. The more people know about GSC the better. Steam is getting a lot more ‘realistic’ lately. A lot of serious sims are being released or planned to be released on steam. I’m just guessing here, but this might also be an opportunity for sims to become more mainstream. You get recommendations based on your purchase and play history on steam and those people who normally only play GRID will now see the GTR series, GSC and Assetto Corsa in their recommendations…
    Fingers crossed.

    • melanieuk1

      Yes that is how it is with steam now, your personal store page is automatically customized to reflect, the games you play more, and what game’s type may interest you.

    • Matthew Arnold

      Yes developers of software other than games are coming to steam a lot lately.

      I recently bought Spriter, a very cool application for animating. In fact ive bought a few pieces of software from Steam lately, word of warning though, Software on Steam is sometimes NOT cheaper than buying it elsewhere πŸ™

  • Jorge Araujo

    Now I’m gonna buy it. Hope rF2 make the same path soon enough. The easier to buy those games, the better it is for everyone.

    • http://genuineracing.eu/ Joona

      Hell no, you see what happened with Assetto Corsa? 80% of drivers are some kids who are crashing around.

      • Jorge Araujo

        Sorry, hardly care about public multiplayer. I like to hotlap alone or eventually play with friends in non-public races.

      • Dunlop Arkaid

        atleast there is someone playing on servers, not like in GSC

  • Daz

    Can I redeem a normal key?

    • Matthew Arnold

      I bloody well hope so πŸ™‚

      No way im buying it twice πŸ™

  • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

    This is one of the only sims I can play these days without getting frustrated at what it might be seriously lacking.
    I’ve given up on all but one of the next gen sims for a good while until hopefully things get sorted with them. The only one I can stick with right now is rF2.

    Until then I’m spending all my time now between Elite:Dangerous and Far Cry 4.

    • Cock Pit

      Funny cuz I already forgotten about GSC long time ago and get frustrated with it.!

  • Gui Cramer

    I still don’t understand people knowing about the game and holding out for Steam. Going on Steam or other large distributors like Origin is a great maneuver for studios that can’t advertise as their title reaches an otherwise nonexistent pool of potential customers. Yes, that is a large benefit and NOBODY questions it.

    The issue is only buying a game when it goes on a very specific distribution platform, and I will not even merit an argument on the issue of one company dominating so much of the segment.

    • Sim Antics

      Well the no brainer support you get from the Steam Platform as far as keeping your product up to date and avoiding the AV industry slapping you with a reputation warning because it is not a widely downloaded product is a great selling point having your product on Steam. Keeping Reiza Products up to date has been a chore I don’t even have my FTruck game installed because it is too much of a pain keeping up with it and then the occational rebuild of the OS and having to do it all again? Steam makes things easy!

      • Gui Cramer

        I don’t understand the issue with keeping up to date. F-Truck you need that separate download, yes, but if not for this Steam-planned move it’d have likely received a FTSync.

      • Sim Antics

        I had to rebuild my OS and I have to get back with Reiza support to reset my activation and then make an exclusion for the.exe because my AV dumps it so I have to restore it and then dig up the key out of hundreds of saved emails. I have to do none of this with my games on Steam. It’s simple Demand your products be available on Steam as well as offline.

  • kenpat .

    Hopefully it will be like GTR2 on Steam and I can still run my separate installs. It’s the thing I dislike about Race07.

    • http://conticreative.com/ Mario Strada

      You can use renamed folders for that. Works pretty good. You can have multiple, renamed “gamedata” folders or simply create multiple inner folders.

      • kenpat .

        Thanks Mario, could you elaborate on that please. I don’t think I phrased it well. As in rFactor & GSCE where I have several installs for different mods, I would like to be able to continue to do this. I would also like to be able to do the same with Race 07.
        I have tried googling it but with no luck.

  • Rob Gray

    I just want it on Steam so I can easily see how much time I spend playing it :p Same reason as iRacing on steam.

    • XXVIIRACING

      Thing is when you start doing that you contemplate life and why you wasted it playing video games :p

  • Sim Antics

    Wonderful! FTruck too?

  • Sim Antics

    If Reiza increases it’s sales by let’s say 5x’s or better being on Steam they will be in pretty good shape and won’t have too many problems to give Valve a small cut of the action

  • TR7_LS1

    Anything that gets Reiza more sales and more overall income to keep making better sims and more great content Is only a good thing. I have just started racing GSCE in club and league events and now it’s very difficult to enjoy the sub-par ffb in AC or Pcars. If you are in love with AC or Pcars, be warned that driving GSCE will make it hard to go back.

  • Ian Hare

    Hopefully this way you will have to worry about reactivation of the sim as is currently the case as I found out after new build then completely ignored request and site asks you to buy all over again.

  • http://www.shaktigardens.com Don Dreaming Eagle

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EIAeIjkG544

    yummy stuff one of my favourite tracks

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