Happy New Year From The Simpit

Shaun Cole On January 1, 2017
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2016 was an incredible year for sim racing.   To end the year Shaun Cole of The Simpit gives his thoughts on what made 2016 special as we prepare for an even bigger year in sim racing. 


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Paul Casilio On 2017-01-13 22:01:00
Paul Casilio

Thank you, Shaun, and because of your thorough review I ended up with my Rseat N1, which I love.

Quit simply, I think 2017 will be split between two main stories.  First, I believe by the end of the year one of the major sim racing companies will come out with, or at least announce, a direct drive wheel.  Secondly, we'll see a doubling of not only the number of games using VR, but of the games' quality, as well.  I think it is going to be a great year for our hobby/passion!


Luc Thijs On 2017-01-01 20:06:34
Luc Thijs

Raceroom made big improvements and is now, at the end of 2016, a real contender on the market!


E Sport On 2017-01-01 06:03:52
E Sport

991 GT3 OMG! Happy 2017!


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