Interview with Jay Ekkel of Simbin


Shaun Cole On September 2, 2014
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Simbin has for a long time been a fixture of the sim racing community as the makers of some of the most recognizable racing titles ever made.  GTR, GTR2, GT Legends, Race 07 and Raceroom are just some of those games.  Recently Simbin has been in the news with rumors of bankruptcy, closing up shop or some form of restructuring.  With that going on Shaun Cole of The Simpit was able to sit down via Skype with Jay Ekkel, the licencing manager for Simbin.  They talk about the company, its past, its future and a little bit of general sim racing talk.

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matthew arnold On 2014-09-03 13:43:00
matthew arnold

I was happy when i saw this in my sub box on youtube. It even spurred me to fire up R3E and DTMex again for a few hours smile

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Tim Chitwood On 2014-09-03 00:38:15
Tim Chitwood

I am super stoked to hear they are doing the ADAC GT series. My biggest complaint is the complexity of setting up a wheel and now that I am running it triple screens. I would like to see better triple screen video and more fps. My other thing is looking forward to being able to assign the wheel buttons and my button boxes for adjustment on the fly. I own most of the cars and tracks outside of DTM already, but I am looking forward to the ADAC cars and tracks. For now I am just glad to hear they are spooling back up to full speed. 

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