GTRevival WMD Crowdfunding Delayed Until 2024

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GTRevival, Straight4 Studios’ first scheduled project, has delayed its WMD crowdfunding setup until 2024. The studio’s final newsletter of 2023 informed fans that patience was in order.

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GTRevival is one of the most highly anticipated sim titles in the community right now. Being worked on by the majority of the team behind GTR and GTR2, GTRevival aims to ‘Revive’ that feeling of immersion and passion so many got from the GTR franchise.

Ian Bell, the CEO of Straight4 Studios, is ever active on X and the development of the GTRevival project has been very public so far. The delay has a reason. Rather intriguingly, the newsletter states that “we can’t talk about it – yet”.


The project’s delayed crowdfunding is not necessarily a sign that there are issues, though. Delaying the opportunity to crowdfund money shows discipline and a level of calmness to the development that is hard to come by in the fast, cut-throat modern game development scene, especially considering titles like EA Sports WRC and Forza Motorsport feeling rushed out of the gate at their respective launch dates.

Plus, the phrasing in the newsletter hints at a positive reason for the delay – time will tell if that is true.

First Gameplay Trailer​

Progress has been shared recently, though. Earlier in December, Bell showed a gameplay trailer featuring a Ferrari 296 GT3. This first bit of footage of the game in action did not tell fans much but showed that there was more than just the screenshots that have been continuously coming from the Straight4 CEO.

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, check out the video below and head over to our summary article here on OverTake.gg.


New to GTRevival? Check out our ‘Everything we know so far’ piece on Straight4’s GT project! Let us know your opinions on GTRevival over on X @OverTake_gg or in the comments below!
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It kinda sucks that every single article here tries to direct you elsewhere. If I wanted to be reading overtake.gg's article I'd be on their site! Also ditto for overtake.gg's twitter !

Furthermore that twitter post is over a week old from Ian Bell, and this article contains about three lines relating to the newsletter - telling us scant more about the newsletter than the title ! Why not include some of the newsletter that is relevant?

For context, I don't even mind Overtake. But since I already watch their YT and see their X feed, I don't want to find this turning in a shell of a site, just directing us to their content !
 
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It kinda sucks that every single article here tries to direct you elsewhere. If I wanted to be reading overtake.gg's article I'd be on their site! Also ditto for overtake.gg's twitter !

Furthermore that twitter post is over a week old from Ian Bell, and this article contains about three lines relating to the newsletter - telling us scant more about the newsletter than the title ! Why not include some of the newsletter that is relevant?

Gah. Be better, Connor !

One of the many reasons I rarely come on here anymore.
 
It kinda sucks that every single article here tries to direct you elsewhere. If I wanted to be reading overtake.gg's article I'd be on their site! Also ditto for overtake.gg's twitter !

Furthermore that twitter post is over a week old from Ian Bell, and this article contains about three lines relating to the newsletter - telling us scant more about the newsletter than the title ! Why not include some of the newsletter that is relevant?

Gah. Be better, Connor !

For context, I don't even mind Overtake. But since I already watch their YT and see their X feed, I don't want to find this turning in a shell of a site, just directing us to their content !

^^I'd like to 2nd this opinion, old links are not cool. Not entirely pointless - but not far off...

I'm sure more news and updates will follow before long, there had been regular pics until recently.
 
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It kinda sucks that every single article here tries to direct you elsewhere. If I wanted to be reading overtake.gg's article I'd be on their site! Also ditto for overtake.gg's twitter !

Furthermore that twitter post is over a week old from Ian Bell, and this article contains about three lines relating to the newsletter - telling us scant more about the newsletter than the title ! Why not include some of the newsletter that is relevant?

Gah. Be better, Connor !

For context, I don't even mind Overtake. But since I already watch their YT and see their X feed, I don't want to find this turning in a shell of a site, just directing us to their content !

I know the guys always appreciate feedback, how would you see this being addressed in a way that would be of benefit?
 
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I know the guys always appreciate feedback, how would you see this being addressed in a way that would be of benefit?

I think its fairly simple, but appreciate I may have sounded off. I'm a long-time user and many year long supporter of RD and even the same article posted on each site is better than a half baked article, with links to 'the other website' which seems to have the underlying intention of driving readership to some other site.

It's not my problem that they have to populate two sites - that was known at the time of take-over of RD. I don't want to see RD become a shell. It was a massive community website - give to it the service it deserves.

I do give plenty time to overtake.gg's output generally - I love Sim Racing in general. But, I'm a PAYING member here, and don't want be sent elsewhere, although I appreciate the overtake site isn't ad-overload.

Sorry Connor, I'm on a grump day lol. Keep doing what you do !

p.s. That overtake.gg site needs a dark mode, stat!
 
I must be out of touch. Not once while reading the article did I have concerns about clicking the X link or clicking off-site. The article gave me the gist and informed me about things from places and people I don't normally follow. Nothing wrong with that. it's race department not journalism department.
 
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It kinda sucks that every single article here tries to direct you elsewhere. If I wanted to be reading overtake.gg's article I'd be on their site! Also ditto for overtake.gg's twitter !

Furthermore that twitter post is over a week old from Ian Bell, and this article contains about three lines relating to the newsletter - telling us scant more about the newsletter than the title ! Why not include some of the newsletter that is relevant?

Gah. Be better, Connor !

For context, I don't even mind Overtake. But since I already watch their YT and see their X feed, I don't want to find this turning in a shell of a site, just directing us to their content !
Everything that was of relevance in that newsletter I put in this very short and simple article. It’s a news piece, not an application for journalist of the year.

With respect Colin, I don’t really appreciate being spoken to like I’m a child. ‘Gah. Be Better, Connor’
 
the gameplay with interlagos and the 296 is far from being attractive, I wonder if I prefer Rennesport, the game for which I have zero hype....they both try to spit what we already have in the others sim, I call this cash grab and golddigger :), AMS2 has tried...and we all know the result.
 
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Wow, the comment thread at RD continues to entertain.
Seems like these guys are trying to make a Sim and be transparent about it. Always nice to see the negative Nancy's complain after not spending one penny on it nor even having to ever spend one penny on it. I'll however continue to keep getting newsletters and follow the progress as it develops instead of talking about things I really don't have answers for or know for certain in the first place. Some things never change in here.
What do I know though? I'm about to turn on AMS2 and have some fun so I probably know nothing.
 
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I think its fairly simple, but appreciate I may have sounded off. I'm a long-time user and many year long supporter of RD and even the same article posted on each site is better than a half baked article, with links to 'the other website' which seems to have the underlying intention of driving readership to some other site.

It's not my problem that they have to populate two sites - that was known at the time of take-over of RD. I don't want to see RD become a shell. It was a massive community website - give to it the service it deserves.

I do give plenty time to overtake.gg's output generally - I love Sim Racing in general. But, I'm a PAYING member here, and don't want be sent elsewhere, although I appreciate the overtake site isn't ad-overload.

Sorry Connor, I'm on a grump day lol. Keep doing what you do !

p.s. That overtake.gg site needs a dark mode, stat!
Thank you for your apology, I hope you have a better rest of your week!
 

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