GTR 3 confirmed, coming to consoles and PC next year

Simbin UK, the newly formed studio that’s working alongside Sector3, has confirmed that its first project will be GTR 3, and that it’ll be coming to PS4, PC and Xbox One next year.

The announcement comes , with Sector3 head Christopher Speed and brother Allan, head of Simbin UK, going into slightly more detail. GTR 3 will be built using Unreal Engine 4, with early shots suggesting it will introduce variable time and weather – a feature missing in Sector3’s otherwise excellent RaceRoom. It will share some attributes with RaceRoom – a good thing, seeing how the fundamentals of the PC game are some of the finest in the business – while making a push for accessibility.

“It will be proper simulation but for the console version the casual user is just as important,” Allan Speed told Racedepartment.com. “At some point RaceRoom will switch over to the technology we are creating and we’ll just take that a different route, as in simulation with support for both console and PC.”

The SimBin name is making a comeback

SimBin, a name once synonymous with the very best in racing games, is making a comeback with the opening of a new studio in the north west of England.

The new studio is being set up with the assistance of Sector 3 – the Swedish studio that once went under the name of SimBin – and is to be headed up by ex-Bizarre employee Allan Speed. His brother and Sector 3 CEO Chris Speed (no, I’m not making their surnames up) commented on the announcement in an official release.

“”We are extremely excited to announce the collaboration with newly formed SimBin Studios UK being headed up by Allan,” he said.