Rennsport’s new simulator has been causing quite a stir in recent weeks, with their launch event taking place in Munich, Germany, and the feedback from the attendees has been quite positive so far. Rennsports’ next stop was the Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, teaming up with Porsches esports team Coanda Esports, to demonstrate the capabilities of Rennsports and their sim. We spoke to one of the attendees of the launch event, three times ADAC GT Masters Esports champion Moritz Löhner, for his thoughts on what Rennsport has in store.
What was the event about?
They build up a “pop-up store” like container with four sim rigs at the BMW World in Munich. It’s publicly available to anyone and offers a first experience of the very early alpha version of the game.
How did you get involved in the event?
Rennsport posted the event on their social media accounts and because I am living in Munich it was an easy decision to just go there, check it out and have some talks.
How did their game meet your expectations?
Expectations were not too high as I know it’s still early alpha but I was genuinely surprised by how well the game is already running. Unreal Engine 5 looks beautiful and the Hockenheimring track surface is really detailed with all the bumps there are in real life. The curbs need to be worked on but the developers know about that. Driving physics obviously also still needs some work as the car has too much grip for my taste, especially front-end grip but I am sure they will get behind it. But for this early stage of the game, they made a very good job!
The next step in Rennsports marketing march is one of the biggest gaming LANs in the world, Dreamhack Summer, which is run in Stockholm, Sweden, from the 18th to the 21st of June. Following Sweden is then a very bold move for a sim racing company, heading over to the UK for the Goodwood Festival of Speed, an annual event that celebrates motorsport past and present, hosted at the Goodwood estate from the 23rd to the 26th of June. Rennsport then returns to familiar territory, both in terms of location and audience, when they head back to Germany for ESL One in Cologne. A hugely ambitious marketing strategy, but if successful, then this could really pave the way for more campaigns that aim to blur the lines further between sim racing and real racing in the future.
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