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R3E – Big Grid Previews

The next update for RaceRoom Racing Experience will introduce the ability to run very large grids as visible in new previews.

The next update for RaceRoom Racing Experience will introduce the ability to run very large grids as visible in new previews.

As confirmed by Sector3 Studios, select tracks will be able to run up to 99 cars (including Spa Francorchamps and the soon to be released Nürburgring Nordschleife), provided sim racers have a machine that is able to handle such large grids performance wise.

The new feature can be seen in action in new previews below. Furthermore, the studio has also released a new teaser of the upcoming Nürburgring Nordschleife, also allowing us to listen in on the car sounds, undoubtedly R3E’s standout feature.

The legendary Green Hell will be R3E’s first-ever laser-scanned track addition, coming with four different layouts:

  • Nordschleife:
    This is the layout without the GP track attached. Timing starts and ends after “T13” next to the “old paddock”
  • Nordschleife Tourist:
    On this layout, you will start off on the famous Tourist carpark, next to the long straight known as “Döttinger Höhe”, which serves as a meeting point for many car enthusiasts from all around the world.
  • Nordschleife VLN:
    This is the layout used by the popular german VLN Series, holding regular races on the Nordschleife featuring a wide variety of different car classes, ranging from small road legal cars to professional factory teams racing GT3 cars.
  • Nordschleife 24h:
    The annual Nürburgring 24h Race is a Highlight for many race drivers and fans, and we made sure you will experience exactly why that is.

Aside from working with laser-scan data, Sector3 also had access to suspension data from the experts over at KW Suspensions to further refine the replication of the track’s challenging track surface.

  • Jovica Ilic

    Listen to that bloody sound!!! Amazing news, Sector3 Studios is rolling great

  • FataL

    Give me this ffb update asap plz!!!
    I have to find the best ffb settings for my T300 in order to enjoy this awesome game!

  • Leper Messiah

    99!! holy hell! Glad I’m getting back into RRE at the moment!

  • ImageArtSigns .

    Did anyone count the cars…LOL…amazing sounds and really excited to finally get some new content for R3E when it arrives

  • Francesco Kasta

    I tried some free content and tested a few cars up for sale and I am not super thrilled to be honest; I think the content is overpriced and I really dislike their marketing system.

    That being said, this could be the time I am finally purchasing some R3E content: I am thinking Group 5 / DTM 1992 @ Nordschleife!

    • Guimengo

      I used all the credit I had on Group 5. Honestly, if you don’t mind waiting, save it and wait for the GTO class. The Group 5 cars handle… interestingly. When you look at the setups, you immediately feel disappointed. They also look like very well made 2010 rFactor mod cars.

      • Francesco Kasta

        Great advice, I’ll keep my eyes open for the GTO class, those cars look spectacular !!!

      • Guimengo

        You’re very welcome. I’m holding out on r3e but when i notice progress in specific areas I’ll be happy to adopt it.

      • gimmelbop

        The Audi 90 Quattro is amazing! But also waiting for a GTO pack before purchasing 🙂

    • gimmelbop

      Buy credits at sales, and then only purchase stuff at sales. So far I’ve spent like $30 and have lots and lots of content. The group 5 pack is epic, one of the best.

      • Xteria

        Not long ago i got all content for something crazy like £25 or less. I can’t remember fully what i paid but it wasn’t much:D

      • Bulle

        Black-Friday-Deal I guess? That was really an awesome deal for those who were not in R3E before…

      • Xteria

        Yes i think it was black friday, i’d dabbled a bit with r3e on and off with a controller and this deal was excellent 🙂

      • Francesco Kasta

        Interesting. Where can you buy credits? On the online store I can only see Cars, Tracks and Packs.

      • gimmelbop

        Just checked and it used to be up to the right where it says how many credits you have left. Seems like they have removed it. It used to be a 2-step process; buy credits and then buy stuff using credits.

      • Nic Van
      • Francesco Kasta

        Thank you, I’ll bookmark the page and wait for a vRP sale then.

      • http://batman-news.com Leeman

        I’ll second that. The Group 5 cars are awesome. I’d also highly recommend the DTM 1992 car pack. And, if you can afford it, I’d recommend the European Track Pack.

  • Rantam

    Nice sounds 🙂

  • Jetexocet

    Are they referring to A.I grids?. If so, that must be taking some programming, as I’ve been lowering my A.I grids down to about 12 or so, as recommended by Empty Box, to achieve decent off line racing without the kamikaze A.I drivers. Be interesting to see.

    • Matt Orr

      Yes, or else the guys in the video are super precise drivers who always follow the car in front of them like robots. 🙂

      It’s going to be interesting to see how it plays out though with so many cars… R3E AI seems less prone to pileup on the start for the most part (Macau doesn’t count) but also more willing to door bang like mad.

      • Jetexocet

        Yep, banging or rubbing doors in corners I have no problem with, I just put that down to good old aggression, nothing wrong with that, but an explosion in a mattress factory off the start, or slowing down in corners to let ducks cross the road……Come on, this is 2016, no need for it.

  • CT

    Any idea of what the specs would have to be to cope with 99 cars? I’m contemplating what to get for my first PC.

    • Jetexocet

      Talk to NASA.

    • EZehn

      Go with a rig that is capable of VR since that is also, basically, just a very, very competent gaming rig. Vive and Rift specs are in the Google.

      • CT

        Thanks, well I have a rig capable of VR at least the minimum specs.

  • Hash

    Hopefully from what I remember, it should come with SP multigrids too, combine dtm 92 with touring car classics will produce a insanely awesome grid.

  • Marcel

    That’s awesome and suddenly I’m interested in R3E. I hope Kunos does this too for AC at some point. Let the community try it them selves if it makes sense or not, but at least allow it. We are old enough 😀

    • gilez

      If i don’t get it wrong, it is actually already possible to add pit boxes (=cars) to AC tracks. Check this thread in the official forum:
      http://www.assettocorsa.net/forum/index.php?threads/kunos-tracks-with-extra-pit-boxes-updated-to-ac-1-4.28132/
      Maybe not 99 cars but I see Spa with 40 pitboxes, Nordschleife 34 etc. Enough for leagues. Have a look.

      • Marcel

        Yeah i know, i have these mods but it would be nice to have at least 64 or something like that and officially supported

    • EZehn

      I can’t run more than 10 cars in AC without getting massive slow downs and CPU warnings. I can already run more than double that in RRRE without issue.

      Not sure what’s going on in AC but it’s why I only hotlap practice in it.

      • Marcel

        Do you mean SP or MP? I´ve never used the AI in AC so i can´t tell but in MP i have not any propblem with 30+ cars

  • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

    I’m still waiting for the ability to save car setups.

    • Bulle

      It’s in the next Update…

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        That will be good then 🙂

  • http://batman-news.com Leeman

    Well, I’d been putting off upgrading my CPU and RAM. Looks like now’s the time.

    • melanieuk1

      Do it, I did last year and all the latest modern driving/racing simulators run absolutely great.

  • Ian Hare

    Excellent, not before time!

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