It looks like we will need to wait a bit longer for GTR 3. In a recent tweet, SimBin Studios said it’s aiming for a release sometime in Q2 2019.
When we first learned of the game in early 2017, its target release date was sometime this year. Shortly after that announcement, we got a taste of a few screenshots. Then everything sort of went dark from SimBin.
However, at this year’s Gamescom event, SimBin and GTR 3 popped back up on the radar.
While the details are a bit scarce, from what we do know, it sounds promising. In an interview with Liverpool-based Catalyst Games, SimBin said it would work to recreate the FIA World Endurance Championship.
Assuming all this pans out, it means tracks like Sebring, La Sarthe, and Spa.
Cars will be a bit harder to judge. With endurance racing, some of the cars in the LMP class change year to year. However, vehicles like the Porsche GT3 R should be more commonplace.
Also, with any luck, we could see the new “GT1” class come to the game as well. Even though it’s not due until 2020, we already have an idea what it could look like. Cars like the Mercedes-Benz Project ONE, Aston Martin Valkyrie, and the Toyota GR Super Sport are all potential entries.
Seeing those cars come to GTR 3 first would give the franchise a huge boost. Although if SimBin isn’t able to bring them out at launch, we’d keep our fingers crossed for DLC.
Unfortunately we don’t know just how far along GTR 3 is. With that said, it’s a little hard to predict whether or not this date reasonable or not. Hopefully it is, since more sim racing games are always excellent.
A Q2 2019 release for GTR 3 would also line-up with Assetto Corsa Competizione too. While the Early Access for ACC is starts today, the full game is scheduled for Q1 2019. Both ACC and GTR 3 could hit within a few months of one another. This would give sim racers the opportunity to run both the FIA World Endurance Championship and the Blancpain GT series digitally.
As we find out more regarding GTR 3, we will be sure to let you know!