Straight4 Completes First Internal GTR Revival Build, Teases Non-GT3 Car

Straight4 Ferrari 550 Maranello GTS Cockpit Teaser.jpg
The very first screenshot of the upcoming GTR Revival by Straight4 Studios is not even a week old, but the developer decided to show another pre-alpha image as part of its most recent newsletter. Meanwhile, the first internal build of the sim has been completed - progress is being made by the team.

Image credit: Straight4 Studios

Just last week, Straight4 CEO Ian Bell posted the first in-engine screenshot of what is to become GTR Revival on his Twitter account, leading to parts of the community groaning about yet another GT3 sim. An Audi R8 LMS GT3 Evo (possibly a 2022 version of the Evo 2) can be seen from the inside, heading into the S do Senna at Interlagos in the shot.

Straight4's latest newsletter states that the first internal build featuring one car and one track has just been finished at the end of July, so it is reasonable to assume that the Audi and Interlagos are the two content pieces in question. "The current test mule car was selected for certain physics properties (as well as our ability to compare side-by-side with external parameters)", reads the studio's statement.

No New GT3s for Now​

More cars - all of them outside of the modern GT3 class - are set to be implemented now, one of which got teased via the screenshot in the header image of this article, along with the hint that "those who enjoyed GTR will recognize the mythical icon from the early noughties." Looking at the interior of the car, it becomes clear that the car in question is a Ferrari 550 GTS Maranello, which raced from 2001 to 2005 in endurance series like the FIA GT Championship, featuring a rather glorious V12 scream.


Additionally, the input of the community via the numerous surveys Straight4 has hosted over the last few months is highlighted as well, largely focusing on assists and how to improve as a sim racer. Interestingly, they show that the answers of experienced drivers and those who are relatively fresh behind the wheel and want to improve are relatively evenly spread, so with Straight4's community focus, we can likely expect optional assists and training modes in GTR Revival.

We have attached the results of the survey questions included in the newsletter to this article if you want to take a more detailed look yourself. Image credit belongs to Straight4 Studios. Meanwhile, a WMD-based Early Access program is possibly launching in time for Christmas, according to Bell.

Your Thoughts​

With the new information about GTR Revival in mind, what do you think about the title and its development? How much are you looking forward to the Ferrari 550 GTS Maranello and its competitors from the GTR and GTR2 days? Let us know in the comments below!
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if its not all gt3 then remain interested. I even fired up pc2 the other day, and even though I only tried with a gamepad it still looks pretty damn good and the wet weather effects still work well
 
It still smells to vaporware. If they really have something they should wait until they have something groundbreaking to show, until now they have been no different to what the west brothers did with racing legends. They are probably trying to raise money from investors, so they need to create hype over the just renders product they have as of now.

For those that were too young back in the mid 2000's this is what I'm talking about:


 
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That's more like it. Now if you have an internal build let's see some real video.
 
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It still smells to vaporware. If they really have something they should wait until they have something groundbreaking to show, until now they have been no different to what the west brothers did with racing legends. They are probably trying to raise money from investors, so they need to create hype over the just renders product they have as of now.

I don't think Reiza, who is involved here, is likely to embark on vaporware.
 
It still smells to vaporware. If they really have something they should wait until they have something groundbreaking to show, until now they have been no different to what the west brothers did with racing legends. They are probably trying to raise money from investors, so they need to create hype over the just renders product they have as of now.

For those that were too young back in the mid 2000's this is what I'm talking about:


... As opposed to AC2, which we've seen a lot of things already right?...
 
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Build with one car and track is completed?
Where is in game footage then?
 
I wonder whether this title will spell the end of the AMS2 career mode, i hope not! both this title and AMS2 will be somewhat of competitors i guess.
 
Knowing how difficult it is to develop a racing sim game (financially and technically) it is hard for me to get hyped for a new title. I'm just patiently waiting until the game is released, bugs ironed out, and price slashed on summer sale.
 
I recognised it as the model i created for RSS straight away, though I can see a few tweaks on the textures.
In fact, seeing the model as a whole being used in a modern title did make me chuckle a bit; its a little... sparse, by todays standards. I'm sure they'll spruce it up a bit - the materials are already looking great
 
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So glad to see this proper GT racing car. Modern day "GT" racing series - the series' in or similiar to the ones in ACC and so insanely repetitively overplayed in the entire simracing scene lately - are probably the worst series in the entire history of all motorsports.
 
Well done! Almost all the AC mods are rips from big and well known racing titles, now the big companies do the same!
If they have a license they can take from a modder who doesn't, I believe codemasters did this with a Ferrari F1 model in fact.
But I'd wager they asked permission from RSS on this.
I'm amazed Ian Bell being the type he is never went after Kunos for all the SMS rips in AC to be honest.
 

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