Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ddd01, Oct 31, 2013.
Just wondering how the BTCC honda is coming along? cany wait to try it!
It's done (although we'd need to refine some things when we get further data, and possibly new sounds in a future update to it). We've been waiting on approval to release from Honda.
It's just waiting for approval I think.
Tim, should we politely ask the Honda Yuasa team on Twitter/Facebook what the status is to give them a little poke?
Thanks for the quick reply! Hope approval doesnt take to long. Looking forward to it.
It's not them. They approved the livery a few weeks back, waiting on worldwide approvals.
How does approvals work? I'm just interested in the process. is it by region or country etc..? who are these people, what do they do?
I will probably wet myself when it comes out.
This one was a little different to usual. Usually you license from someone who can give approvals direct, so you build it, send them screens, video, whatever they want to see, and they have a certain number of days to say no (which means they ask for a change, not "no"). They'll approve and you can release.
Honda has both regional and worldwide approval processes, which means the person you talk to in the UK, USA, has to then ask Japan about worldwide release. My contact with Yuasa was primarily for technical data, and marketing once we are able to release.
Most of the time there's no approvals process at all, they don't really seem too bothered. This is the first one where we've been held up at all, anyway.
Does that mean this one could take a while?
As long as it takes. Don't know how long.
Do you get any requesting to test drive their car before giving approval? We know Luciano Bacheta tested the F2, but was that at their request for testing or yours?
Yeah, sometimes. That was their request, but if we could, we'd always do that. Depends on the car, team and manufacturer. For example we did not get data from Honda, we got it from Yuasa, specifically Matt Neal, who has been massively helpful and hyped about this happening.
That`s really good to hear.
Lets hope he can get other teams interested, how great would it be to get more BTCC cars in game
Yes something with rear drive like BMW.
I will wait for it.
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As soon as the idea came to add Pirtek liveries, it was Matt who asked them. Other manufacturers I am hoping once the Honda is launched I can use that as leverage.
If racing teams understand what ISI is doing it's a no brainer to get involved!
Just don't show them the multiplayer.
Very interesting info, Tim. Thanks. Matt sounds like a very cool chap.
Matt Neil just get better and better.
BTCC would be great. you can race Rfactor at BTCC events using some really nice sim setups
THIS is what I'm hoping for with all the hope can hope. lol
Even if we can get just two more at least it will mix up the fields and make for some interesting races.
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