FIA European Truck Racing Championship - July 18 2019 (PS4, XOne, Switch and PC)

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  1. er185es

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    FIA EUROPEAN TRUCK RACING CHAMPIONSHIP

    THE GIANTS AWAKEN!

    Lesquin, April 25th, 2019 – Bigben is happy to announce FIA European Truck Racing Championship, the official racing simulation of the ETRC, developed using the KT Engine, a specialised game engine for creating racing simulations (WRC, TT Isle of Man, V-Rally) by n-Racing. The game will be available on PlayStation 4TM, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch™ in July 2019.

    FIA European Truck Racing Championship promises a new experience for fans of racing games as well as the large number of trucking simulation fans. Taming an overpowered, 5-tonne monster is entirely different than driving a race car or a motorcycle. It’s an unprecedented challenge that will require some racing game expertise.

    In this game, a FIA ETRC race consists of 12 trucks on a circuit, facing off in four sprints of 45 km each, with special passing techniques, physics and inertia distinct from any other type of vehicle, special penalties, and a reservoir of 200 litres of water that must be managed manually to cool your brakes, avoid overheating, and finish the race.

    “We are delighted with the quality and attention to detail within the official racing simulation for the FIA ETRC designed and produced by the renowned Bigben company. The techniques employed by those engaging with this educational, fun and detailed software mirror those faced by truck heroes whether on track or on the road. It also shines a light on how skilful and dedicated you have to be in mastering the intricate controls of a large scale vehicle like a truck. We cannot wait to embrace the FIA European Truck Racing Championship when it is launched on multiple formats this July, and we are sure that thousands of ETRC fans will be delighted with this fascinating engagement which will help breed new truck heroes all over the world.” says Georg Fuchs, Director of ETRA

    For several years, the championship has grown quickly and draws a larger and larger crowd every year. The amazingly spectacular races have ignited a growing passion for the discipline, and the media gives it wide visibility. The confrontations between these mechanical behemoths takes place across the greatest circuits in Europe such as Le Mans, the Nürbürgring, Misano or the Hungaroring.


     
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  2. ImaRobot

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    Oh man, I need this. Always wished T10 would have expanded with theirs, but I think this'll do nicely.
     
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  3. MagpieRacer

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    This should be fun. I remember Mercedes Benz Truck Racing way back when and that was great fun.
     
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    This is super cool. I played Super Trucks Racing back in the day and it was good fun. Just might have to pick it up. :tup:
     
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  5. Scuderia Paul

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    In delighted to see truck racing finally present in games again. A race truck is something I've wanted in GT Sport but seeing a fully fledged game is even better.
     
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    Yeah man I agree. When T10 added this is Fm6 it gave me hope we would get a few more down the pipeline but nope. Now FH4 has the Volvo iron knight which i think would be better in FM7 along with at least another truck to add to the Mercedes.
     
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  7. AlanH49

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    This looks very promising.
     
  8. Joey D

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    I don't know why this racing series exists, but I'm really happy it does.

    Also given how much GTPlaneteers seemingly like truck sim games, I'm guessing this will be the biggest racing game of the year :lol:
     
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    Great bit of news that ETRC is finally getting its own sim - I'm just hoping that Bigben can give it a bit of a better sense of speed than their WRC games.

    As for the article itself, could I just suggest a bit of a look at some of the typos? Paragraph 4 turned 'rockets' into 'rockest', the one following makes the words 'also' and 'too' redundant by applying them to the same two words and the second-to-last one turned 'Nuerburgring' into 'Nuerbuergring'.

    Sorry if I'm a bit too nitpicky there.
     
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    BIG BOI truck racing?

    Sold.
     
  11. Naveek Darkroom

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    I could get behind this.
     
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    Always great to see lesser racing series get their own game. My introduction to Truck Racing was the similarly named game on the PS1, and it was abysmal :lol:



    Nowadays if I wanna drive one of these bad boys I turn to Automobilista :D



    If Bigben can nail the physics it'll be a fun game. I'm most looking forward to the brake temp management feature. Looking at the ETRC schedule they have some pretty interesting tracks that hasn't been seen in many racing games like Slovakiaring and Autodrom Most.
     
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    They better make this good.
    I need this in my life
     
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    And time to break out the HH pattern!
     
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    The only game I recall best is "Super Trucks Racing" on the PlayStation 2 in regards to big rig truck circuit racing. I thought it was fun racing big rig trucks in "ToCA Race Driver 2," "ToCA Race Driver 3," "Sports Car GT" (as a mod), "rFactor" (as a mod), "GTR2" (as a mod), and "Automobilista"- all as part of my experience. A dedicated game on the FIA European Truck Racing Championship seems like great fun! It should be quite interesting to see how this game shapes out.
     
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    I wonder if this has anything to do with ETS2's One Truck Family Event. :p The event featured these racing trucks which had to be delivered to the place where the Championship takes place.
     
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    Lets see how good the game will actually be - and how realistic. The series is sure interesting and this could be a welcome addition to the sim racing market.
     
  19. Elitekilla29

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    Oh hell yea im definitely picking this up!
     
  20. Scaff

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    Oh yes, this could well be fun.
     
  21. Letadlo

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    Are you sure with this information's , because there are not 45 trucks in real FIA ETCR championship and as I know also no Volov.


    The official FIA ETRC game is a real new alternative for all Racing simulation fans.
    • 45 trucks and their official liveries, including the most prestigious manufacturers: Volvo, Man, Freightliner, Western Star, ...
    • 20 teams that allow you to embody the best drivers of the championship
    • 14 circuits including those of the ETRC (Nürburgring, Le Mans, Zolder, Misano ...) but also Laguna Seca, Circuit of the Americas, Fuji Speedway ...
    • Split screen multiplayer
    • 5 Solo modes and 5 multiplayer modes
     
  22. er185es

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    They put that information on the Steam page

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  23. EinsTheOne

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    If the online matchmaking is based on a Safety and Driver Rating, with a solid netcode and it's decent on the controller than I'm in...

    I'll literally buy any console racing sim that fulfils those criterias...
    GT Sport has raised the bar too high for me :lol:
     
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    Another racing game that I didn’t know I wanted and needed :O

    Crossing my fingers that it turns out to be good.
     
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  25. Ducktail

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    Got to say, I'm strangely excited for this. The first race I ever saw in person was the British Truck Racing Championship at Brands Hatch about 10 years ago, so they'll always be special to me. Looks like they've done a good job on it as well.
     
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    Yeah MBTR was great. Had a great feel. Just enough challenging handling with a wheel. Loved it on pc back when it appeared.
     
  27. fd24

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    I'm happy that were getting a truck racing game on consoles. The last one was truck racer on the
    ps3, it was arcade style. Hope that they don't make the game too tough to play and hopefully there
    will be official license for trucks (example MAN, DAF, ect)
     
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    This game actually looks cool. After so long being an avid car racing game collector this might be something different with it's own set of challenges and fun. Man I wish T10 would have included more in forza 7 though, such a shame.
     
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