FIA ETRC - The Giants Awaken!
Bigben [a leading interactive gaming company] has announced the launch of the official racing simulator of the FIA European Truck Racing Championship, developed using the KT Engine, a specialised game engine for creating racing simulations (WRC, TT Isle of Man, V-Rally). The game will be available on PlayStation 4TM, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch™ in July 2019.
The FIA European Truck Racing Championship promises a new experience for fans of racing games as well as a 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, each round is comprised of four, 45km-long sprints with 12 trucks fighting on track. Special passing techniques, physics and inertia distinct it from any other type of simulator. Special penalties and a reservoir of 200-litres of water that must be managed manually to cool down the brakes add up to the challenge.
"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," said Georg Fuchs, Director of ETRA.
"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 skillful 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 game 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.”
For several years, the championship has grown quickly and attracted bigger and bigger crowds 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 take place across the greatest circuits in Europe such as Le Mans, the Nürbürgring, Misano or Zolder.