GTRevival Newsletter Confirms Lister Storm GT as Official Content

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In its most recent newsletter, Straight4 Studios has confirmed that the Lister Storm is the first official car signed for GTRevival. Are more GT1 cars on the way?

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As a company emerging from the wreckage of countless development teams before it, Straight4 Studios has great history behind it. Indeed, it is essentially the same team that gave us the Project CARS series and GTR.

It is this original title for the team that plays a major part in its new project. Today, we found out that that major part is not just thanks to its name. The most recent Straight4 Studios newsletter reveals that the Lister Storm GT will feature as official content in GTRevival. What does this mean for the game, set for release next year?

Lister Storm GT​

Towards the end of the 1990s, after Group C had very much disappeared and as LMP classes were tiring sports car fans, a new GT class emerged. GT1 brought forth a new age of sports car racing in which GT cars were at the forefront of people’s minds. With the class came a number of oddball vehicles.


The most obvious unique creations were the homologation specials like the Porsche 911 Strassenversion, but the Lister Storm was just as infamous. Whilst not baring the outright speed of prototype-esque GT1s, it went on to garner a successful life in the class’ twilight years.

Indeed, despite launching in the mid-1990s, its true years of success came in the FIA GT Championship of the early 2000s. Racing the likes of Saleen, Chrysler Viper and Ferrari, the V12 monster proved rapid. Thanks to low budgets and quirky design, it soon became a fan favourite. That public perception continued with the release of the GTR series focusing on this age of sports car racing.


A fantastic sounding car with unforgiveable handling characteristics, driving it was nothing if not thrilling. Those unlucky enough to miss this pair of releases in their day will get the chance to experience the car now however. Indeed, it is coming to GTRevival, Straight4 Studios’ newest project.

A New GT1 Sim?​

Throughout GTRevival‘s marketing campaign, the game has been all about the development team returning to its roots. With this latest announcement, it is clear to see what they mean – but will this trend continue further?

GTRevival Ferrari 550 GTS Maranello Cockpit Teaser.jpg

More GT1 cars may be coming to GTRevival. Image credit: Straight4 Studios

Indeed, the big question following this announcement is whether or not more GT1 cars are coming. In previous newsletters, fans noticed the cockpit of the Ferrari 550 GTS, so perhaps many fans’ prayers are being answered with GTRevival.

During our interview with Ian Bell a few weeks ago, he pointed out that every car in GTRevival will fit within a box. Whilst Project CARS was an open sandbox featuring anything and everything, this new game will not be. Instead, it will feature several cars of a similar class. Following this latest announcement, that class may well be GT1.

Are you looking forward to drive the Lister Storm in GTRevival? Tell us on Twitter at @OverTake_gg or in the comments down below!
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I'd wager they'll probably license all the models from the RSS GT1 mod? Nothing wrong with that IMO. Looks and sounds very promising in any case, but I'll wait for the first reviews before getting too excited.
Considering RSS have no licence to any of those cars it'll be interesting if your hunch is correct (and i agree you maybe right), how Ian Bell goes about it, will he get the actual license as using fake names but exact shapes and bodies is a very very grey area and one which RSS so far are able to get away with, i doubt a full game title made by people behind PCars will get the same room.
 
I'd wager they'll probably license all the models from the RSS GT1 mod? Nothing wrong with that IMO. Looks and sounds very promising in any case, but I'll wait for the first reviews before getting too excited.
Is quality good enough for a new "next gen" title though? They really upped their game recently, making their original mods a class lower.
 
The Lister was the primary foil of the Mighty Vipers at the end that era. Always liked that bright roof on top of the black.
 
Well, I'm intrigued but, we'll see how things pan out in time through user reviews. I'd certainly have no complaints with that era of GT cars, though.
 
will he get the actual license as using fake names but exact shapes and bodies is a very very grey area and one which RSS so far are able to get away with, i doubt a full game title made by people behind PCars will get the same room.
They got the license for the Lister. Don't think they'll take the risk to have have unlicensed cars based on real cars. For Project CARS 1, they weren't able to get the license for the Audi A4 DTM they had already modelled (called the Asano X4 Touring during the development), so they had to scrap it completely for the released game.
 
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Just come back from the newsletter... looking good, oh yeah, for all those "no VR no buy" bods, of course it's going to have VR, and prolly by the end of the month we'll have an interview from the VR devs.
Now stop whinging.
 
I dont't trust any more Ian Bell since he has claimed that PC3 will be 200% better than PC2, when he was knowing PC3 will be fail arcade game....
No thanks, AC2, LMU, why not, Ian bell, no thanks
Lol, yeah... those tweets with the abundant use of the words "massively improved" have aged like milk
 
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I dont't trust any more Ian Bell since he has claimed that PC3 will be 200% better than PC2, when he was knowing PC3 will be fail arcade game....
No thanks, AC2, LMU, why not, Ian bell, no thanks
Some people LOVED that game.
 
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Just come back from the newsletter... looking good, oh yeah, for all those "no VR no buy" bods, of course it's going to have VR, and prolly by the end of the month we'll have an interview from the VR devs.
Now stop whinging.
Do you work for the studio?
 
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Is quality good enough for a new "next gen" title though? They really upped their game recently, making their original mods a class lower.
Gary said much the same when it was confirmed by RSS that the Screenshot of the Ferrari 550 Interior was a somewhat retextured model by them here: https://www.racedepartment.com/news...ld-teases-non-gt3-car.1260/#ams-comment-60971. No idea if it's legit, I just noticed Neverkrash retracted his "Permission granted" comment on the following page.

If those are only placeholders or will be used in the final game, or are a showcase for the modding capabilities is anybody's guess.
 
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No idea if it's legit, I just noticed Neverkrash retracted his "Permission granted" comment on the following page.
It is legit. Neverkrash added another comment about this here: https://www.racedepartment.com/news...es-non-gt3-car.1260/?page=4#ams-comment-61087
If those are only placeholders or will be used in the final game, or are a showcase for the modding capabilities is anybody's guess.
Not sure what there's to guess. Those are WIP images of cars that are meant to be used in the final game.
 

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