Sim Racing Round Up: January 2015 – WTF1

Sim Racing Round Up: January 2015

Clearly racing game developers do not take a break over the winter, and have started 2015 with a bang.

The guys over at Kunos have let slip a teaser trailer for their first upcoming DLC content for Assetto Corsa, the Dream Pack, a set of 10 rather exclusive cars ranging from road-going sports models to a Le Mans Group C Classic. The video features the famous Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti used in the DTM for 4 seasons between 1993 and 1996.

The full list includes:

  • Alfa Romeo GTA
  • Alfa Romeo 155 V6 Ti
  • Alfa Romeo 4C
  • BMW M235i Racing
  • Corvette C7.R GTE
  • McLaren F1 GTR
  • McLaren P1
  • Sauber Mercedes-Benz C9
  • Mercedes-Benz 190 E 2.5-16 Evolution II DTM

Meanwhile in Sweden, as well as moving to new premises, the Sector 3 Studios crew have been busy working on new content for their free-to-play sim RaceRoom Racing Experience, including a stunning looking recreation of Sonoma Raceway. Now that’s Californography! Even more classic cars are also on the way to compliment the 1992 DTM season cars in the form of the Porsche 935 and Nissan Skyline R32.

Porsche 935 from RaceRoom Racing Experience
Porsche 935 from RaceRoom Racing Experience

Staying with the PC, iRacing has finally made the jump to Valve’s Steam platform, opening up the online-only multiplayer motorsport-fest to a further 100 million-or-so users. The service recently added Circuit of the Americas to its impressive track roster, with news that the Nurburgring is on its way. As for cars, the Holden Commodore V8 Supercar will soon be available alongside the Ford Falcon, and Aston Martin have been announced as a future partner.

Circuit of the Americas from iRacing
Circuit of the Americas from iRacing

And finally, the news out of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit that Turn 10 Studios are working on Forza Motorsport 6. With the issues that Forza Motorsport 5 had, that’s probably music to Xbox One-owning petrolheads’ ears everywhere. The poster car for the 6th iteration of the Microsoft racer is the jaw droppingly stunning 2016 Ford GT, which was also revealed at the show. Further information on the game is Expected at E3 in May, with a release likely before the end of the year.


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