Straight4 Studios have apparently reached some new milestones in development with both their physics and graphics engine. And to celebrate the news, there’s been some early GTRevival gameplay video footage shared online.
The clip features Lead Handling Designer Doug Arnao (former racer and car builder who also worked on titles including Grand Prix Legends, GTR and Project CARS2) driving a Ferrari 296 around the Interlagos circuit.
With a PC and console release planned towards the end of 2024, this is very much a work-in-progress clip with Bell mentioning missing elements including head physics movement and audio etc. But it certainly looks pretty good so far, and it’s nice to see an in-game clip to build on all of the static images previously shared of GTRevival
Sadly I’ve not experienced driving a Ferrari around Interlagos in real life, and it’s hard to judge the feel of a sim from video footage. But it certainly looks like the steering is responsive, with no perceptible lag. And even at this early stage, the graphics and audio aren’t miles away from comparable titles, so it definitely seems like things are coming together well. Given the time left before GTRevival might get a release date, I’m focusing more on the video documenting the progress made so far, rather than comparing it to titles currently available.
Other recently released images have focused on car interiors with realtime in-game illumination and details.
The October 2023 newsletter from the studio mentioned the WMD (World of Mass Development crowdfunding) build, which would be the first hands-on version any sim racers could try for themselves. Originally pencilled in for the end of 2023, the video suggests that it might not be far away.