The Traxion Podcast - Racing video games, esports and sim racing

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The Traxion.GG Podcast is your entry into the world of racing video games, esports and sim racing. If there's a game or platform out there – we will cover it and discuss it with each guest. That includes motorsport drivers, racing esports stars and game developers. Listen if you're interested in releases such as Assetto Corsa Competizione, Gran Turismo, iRacing, Forza, Formula 1, MotoGP, WRC and more. A racing game and sim racing podcast from the Traxion.GG team.

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EA SPORTS WRC: "Here we are four years later!" Developer Interview | S8 E5
28-09-2023
EA SPORTS WRC: "Here we are four years later!" Developer Interview | S8 E5
Join Ross Gowing, Senior Creative Director, and Jon Armstong, Game Designer and real-world rally champion, to discuss EA SPORTS WRC with Thomas Harrison-Lord, covering all the smaller details you may have missed.Are stages 1:1 recreations of the real-world WRC venues? How was the 2017-spec Volkswagen Polo captured? How did the project come about?The first official World Rally Championship games, by Codemasters, hear how the team has worked with Unreal Engine, refined DiRT Rally 2.0's handling system and implemented the new-for-Rally1 hybrid system.All are answered here, but also be sure to let us know your thoughts via the Traxion website's comments section - we'll try to answer your questions!If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.EA SPORTS WRC full car list - https://traxion.gg/ea-sports-wrcs-full-car-list-is-for-the-bobble-hatters/EA SPORTS WRC location list - https://traxion.gg/ea-sports-wrc-locations-list/EA SPORTS Gameplay preview - https://traxion.gg/first-ea-sports-wrc-gameplay-showcases-seasons-stunning-locations/EA SPORTS WRC Clubs, Multiplayer and Builder detailed - https://traxion.gg/ea-sports-wrcs-expansive-career-clubs-and-customisation-detailed/Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
Rory Alexander's unrelenting passion for Gran Turismo | S8 E4
21-09-2023
Rory Alexander's unrelenting passion for Gran Turismo | S8 E4
For nearly two years now, Rory Alexander aka EERIEISSSS, has been a full-time sim racing content creator, driving Gran Turismo 7 and Assetto Corsa Competizione. It follows his first upload over five years ago.Here, Thomas Harrison-Lord speaks to Rory about the shift to a new job in life, and balancing family with the will to push his YouTube channel forward. How Shorts mixed with live streaming works for him, the motivation behind his process and how to keep the channel financially secure.We also touch upon his incredible supportive community, and how his streams are a constant distraction for Tom.Recorded at the Gran Turismo World Series Showdown, where Rory won the Pro-Am competition paired with Igor Fraga.Subscribe to Rory: https://www.youtube.com/@EERIEISSSS/Follow Rory:https://www.instagram.com/roryalexander/https://www.tiktok.com/@eerieisssshttps://twitter.com/eerieissss/Watch Rory win the Gran Turismo World Series 2023 Showdown Pro-Am event: https://youtu.be/QwI8GHfiPZw?si=qNqOHnZRJdMR4TI4If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecFollow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG.
How Max Esterson plans to go from iRacing to F1 | S8 E3
12-09-2023
How Max Esterson plans to go from iRacing to F1 | S8 E3
Max Esterson grew up in New York City playing Formula 1 video games, and latterly, iRacing. He didn't kart for a decade.Yet, here's racing, and winning, in GB3 - the UK's premier single-seater championship, on the ladder to Formula 1. He aims to compete in FIA Formula 3 next season and has backing from the sim racing subscription-based platform.If you've seen the Gran Turismo Movie, well Esterson is working the sim-to-real career, but without winning a reality TV show competition. Just raw talent, guile and passion.In this episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast, Thomas Harrison-Lord is joined by Piers Prior - who is not only part of the Traxion family but co-commentates and co-presents the GB3 championship - find out what makes Esterson tick, his lofty ambitions and how iRacing has supported his efforts.If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Latest iRacing news: https://traxion.gg/category/games/iracing/Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
Why Karting Superstars is make or break - developer interview | S8 E1
06-09-2023
Why Karting Superstars is make or break - developer interview | S8 E1
We’re back with a brand new season of the Traxion Podcast, and we begin with a riveting conversation with Circuit Superstars and Karting Superstars developer Original Fire Games.On this episode of the Traxion Podcast, Thomas Harrison-Lord speaks to Carolina, Alberto and Carlos Mastretta of Original Fire Games about its upcoming title Karting Superstars.The team talk passionately about its newest game, which sees you race in a chase camera perspective using karts in a world familiar to fans of its previous release Circuit Superstars.Karting Superstars has only been a couple of months in development, so here you’ll learn about the eye-opening reasons for its existence and the team’s aims and development plans.Let us know in the comments below if you’ve got any questions or messages of support for the team, and don’t forget you can watch our initial hands-on gameplay video.Follow Original Fire Games: https://twitter.com/CircuitSUPHands-on Karting Superstars gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CCwLEgQ0cv8Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
The secret of Coach Dave Academy’s success – David Perel and Steve Worrell | S7 E14
31-07-2023
The secret of Coach Dave Academy’s success – David Perel and Steve Worrell | S7 E14
In this insightful interview, we discuss the benefits of a sorted car setup in sim racing, how to sell your used equipment and the perfect segue.On this episode of the Traxion Podcast, Thomas Harrison-Lord speaks to David Perel and Steve Worrell about what makes sim racing setup shop Coach Dave Academy tick, how its Delta app is making competitive driving easy, the future of The SimGrid and a new venture, SimTrader.Ferrari GT driver Perel explains how real-world motorsport competition helps his Speed Capital company stand out from the competition, while Worrell highlights his new role at the business.The trio also discuss the challenges and opportunities the sim racing industry faces over the next 12 months, and which titles catch their eyes.We hope you gain some valuable insight into the business behind one of sim racing’s leading enterprises.Let us know in the comments below if you’ve ever used Coach Dave Academy for training or setups, and are interested in the new equipment trading website.Follow David Perel: https://twitter.com/davidperelFollow Steve Worrell: https://twitter.com/vernwozzahttps://coachdaveacademy.com/https://www.thesimgrid.com/https://thesimtrader.com/If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
The importance of My Team, F1 World and anti-cheat – F1 23’s Lee Mather | S7 E13
24-07-2023
The importance of My Team, F1 World and anti-cheat – F1 23’s Lee Mather | S7 E13
A Traxion Podcast interview with Senior Creative Director at Electronic Arts, Codemasters, Lee Mather – who’s responsible for the official Formula 1 game’s direction each year.Mather has worked on the F1 games since 2008, spanning a 15-year stint. We asked him about his time working on the yearly motorsport titles, but also what the thinking was behind the F1 World game mode, if we’ll see more Braking Point in the future and how the new car handling was developed.We also touch upon the importance of esports and league racing, and the company’s plans to implement anti-cheat measures. Will classic cars ever make a return? Is My Team and Driver Career still important for the franchise? Are we to expect more limited-time liveries?All of these key questions are answered – but of course, be sure to leave your F1 23 feedback in the comments below!If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
How to be a Formula 1 team sim driver, with Sebastian Job | S7 E12
05-07-2023
How to be a Formula 1 team sim driver, with Sebastian Job | S7 E12
Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports driver Sebastian Job has tasted virtual success, previously winning the Porsche Esports Supercup world championship on iRacing and he currently competes at the top level of sim racing: ESL R1, F1 and Le Mans Virtual to name but a few are on his CV so far.But where next? The actual Red Bull Racing Formula 1 team, that's where.John Munro spoke to Job at the team's Milton Keynes base to hear what it's like working with an F1 outfit and also the differences between sim racing and motorsport simulation.Are there transferable skills? Did his work affect real-world set-ups? Can we have a go too, please??This is an extended director's cut of a video interview we first published in February, which you can watch here: https://youtu.be/YhZvIgqbAxwFor the full lowdown, listen to this audio-only podcast version.If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Follow Sebastian:https://twitter.com/SebastianJob_https://www.instagram.com/sebastianjob_Follow Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports:https://twitter.com/redbullracingEShttps://www.twitch.tv/redbullracingesportshttps://www.instagram.com/redbullracingesports/https://www.facebook.com/RedBullRacingEsports/Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
How Assetto Corsa Competizione v1.9 has made it to consoles with 505 Games | S7 E11
20-06-2023
How Assetto Corsa Competizione v1.9 has made it to consoles with 505 Games | S7 E11
On this episode of the Traxion Podcast, Thomas Harrison-Lord is joined by Ben 'Rwaggy' McConnell of 505 Games, where he is the Brand Community Manager for Assetto Corsa.They discuss how Assetto Corsa Competizione gets ported to console and why it's so important for 505, Untold Games and KUNOS-Simulazioni. In particular, the date (27th June 2023) for the Version 1.9 physics update, free McLaren 720S GT3 Evo and paid-for 2023 GT World Challenge DLC will be available on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.So, if you've ever wondered how one of the most-popular sim racing experiences makes it outside of PC and why the gap between PC and console updates is diminishing, give this episode a listen.If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Follow Ben - https://twitter.com/Rwaggy_Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
Your Rennsport questions answered by the dev team! Mods, Multiplayer and Beta | S6 E10
06-06-2023
Your Rennsport questions answered by the dev team! Mods, Multiplayer and Beta | S6 E10
Online multiplayer ranking systems, a ladder of esports opportunity, VR support, car classes, beta roll-outs and modding tools. It's all covered, direct from the source, in this latest Traxion Podcast Episode covering the latest Rennsport and ESL R1 updates.How is the tyre model implemented, what will the second season of ESL R1 look like and where will mods be hosted?It's all here, and more, thanks to our recent trip to Rennsport Summit 2 and ESL R1 Spring Major in Munich. Guests on this episode are:Morris Hebecker - CEO RennsportRoger Lodewick - President Sports Games, EFG, ESLKrzysztof Szczech - Lead Programmer, RennsportWatch our Praga R1 and Monza vehicle handling impressions/gameplay: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EOY7t4vLTMcWatch our Rennsport Mod gameplay/hands-on and event opinions: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x77pYaPCpfU&t=310sThe latest Rennsport news: https://traxion.gg/category/games/rennsport/If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
RaceRoom’s fightback plan with Jean-François Chardon | S6 E9
29-05-2023
RaceRoom’s fightback plan with Jean-François Chardon | S6 E9
On this episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast, we are joined by Jean-François Chardon, Head of Studio at KW Studios, responsible for RaceRoom Racing Experience.He’s worked at what was formerly SimBin Studios, then Sector3 and now KW Studios since 2009, so this interview is hopefully interesting for those who’d like to know more about RaceRoom’s story and are part of the cognoscenti.We also hear about a prior Unreal engine prototype and how the platform is now in a strong place for the future, with the investment needed to hire developers and a clear plan for revised UI, ranked multiplayer and a content roadmap.The team is even investigating a new graphics engine as it commits to the long-term evolution of the platform. We even touch upon the now-failed GTR3 project and how it impacted development.This, then, is why RaceRoom is one to watch in 2023 and beyond, with host Thomas Harrison-Lord.Don’t forget you can email podcast@traxion.gg if you have any questions you’d like us to answer on future episodes.Follow RaceRoom:https://twitter.com/raceroomIf you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
Dave Gaming on how this season's F1 games are shaping up | S6 E8
15-05-2023
Dave Gaming on how this season's F1 games are shaping up | S6 E8
David Karapetianm, aka Dave Gaming, has over 200,000 YouTube subscribers and 90,000 Twitch followers and primarily creates F1 game content, whether that’s the driving games by EA Sports or the management titles by Frontier Developments.There’s no one better to ask about the current state of Formula 1 gaming, his favourite titles to date and what EA SPORTS F1 23 and F1 Manager 2023 must do in order to succeed.His content is primarily in German, but in this English-language interview, Thomas Harrison-Lord gets to the bottom of Dave Gaming’s rise to prominence, his ‘go niche go big’ mantra and where his passion for the sport comes from.Follow Dave Gaming:https://twitter.com/DaveGaming73https://www.twitch.tv/davegaming73https://www.youtube.com/@DaveGamingLatest F1 23 news: https://traxion.gg/category/games/f1-23/Don’t forget you can email podcast@traxion.gg if you have any questions you’d like us to answer on future episodes.If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
Jardier and the future of Assetto Corsa Competizione | S6 E7
10-05-2023
Jardier and the future of Assetto Corsa Competizione | S6 E7
Is version 1.9 a step forward? Will ACC continue to receive support? What’s it like creating a sim racing community? Jardier reveals all.On this episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast, Thomas Harrison-Lord speaks to Jaroslav Honzík, aka Jardier, about his sim racing content creator and esports career, but also, crucially, what the future may have in store for Assetto Corsa Competizione.While Jardier does create content about, and stream playing, iRacing, Richard Burns Rally and rFactor 2, he’s known for his ACC racing, community events and SRO-based competition. He’s the 2021 Alpine Esports champion to boot.So here, we discussed the hard work and dedication it takes to reach 100,000 YouTube subscribers, whether league and race-finding services are good for sim racing and what he’d like to see next from Kunos Simulazioni.We also touch upon his recent Alpine GT4 test at Magny-Cours and why it’s been difficult to bounce back from the taste of real-world motorsport.Follow Jardier:https://twitter.com/JaroslavHonzikhttps://www.youtube.com/user/JardierDon’t forget you can email podcast@traxion.gg if you have any questions you’d like us to answer on future episodes.If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
Jeremy McGrath on SX success and being in the Supercross 6 game | S6 E6
20-04-2023
Jeremy McGrath on SX success and being in the Supercross 6 game | S6 E6
On this episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast, Thomas Harrison-Lord speaks to The King of Supercross, Jeremy McGrath.The seven-time Supercross champion, and one-time Motorcross champion, is these days an ambassador for the sport, and here he discusses his early days, a career in Supercross and why he decided to get involved with Monster Energy Supercross 6 - The Official Video Game.Working with developers Milestone, McGrath discusses here why games of official motorsport series can help the championship reach a new audience and his gaming legacy.Follow Jeremy McGrath:https://www.instagram.com/jeremymcgrath/https://www.facebook.com/jeremymcgrath/Follow the Supercross games:https://www.facebook.com/supercrossthegame/Don’t forget you can email podcast@traxion.gg if you have any questions you’d like us to answer on future episodes.If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
The REAL motorsport advantage gained from sim racing with Cooper Webster | S6 E5
07-04-2023
The REAL motorsport advantage gained from sim racing with Cooper Webster | S6 E5
Ever wondered what a racing driver really gets from sim racing?So often all we hear about is being able to learn the tracks, but those in the know realise it can be much more than that.Which is why we spoke to Cooper Webster at Donington Park recently, as the young Aussie motorsport competition prepares for his season ahead. A real-world competitor, he’s also an avid, competition, sim racer.He will be participating for Evans GP in the GB4 championship this year plus the Australian S5000 championship, while simultaneously being an Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports driver – currently competing in iRacing’s Porsche Esports Supecrup competition.There’s no one better to gain sim racing/motorsport crossover from, so that’s exactly what we do in this podcast episode, alongside catching up on his career path and esports exploits.Follow Cooper Webster:https://twitter.com/cooperwebstrehttps://www.instagram.com/cooperwebster37Follow Oracle Red Bull Racing Esports:https://www.redbullracing.com/int-en/red-bull-racing-esportshttps://twitter.com/redbullracingEShttps://www.instagram.com/redbullracingesportsDon’t forget you can email podcast@traxion.gg if you have any questions you’d like us to answer on future episodes.If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
How Formula Retro Racing: World Tour was created | S6 E4
03-04-2023
How Formula Retro Racing: World Tour was created | S6 E4
On this episode, we are joined by Andrew Jeffreys, aka Repixel8, and Jon Wetherall from CGA Studio to talk Formula Retro Racing: World Tour.So often, we take the racing game and sim racing scene a bit too seriously. Formula Retro Racing: World Tour is a vivid, approachable, retro driving title that harks back to the arcade cabinet.It’s just simple fun, but with contemporary features, such as virtual reality and online leaderboards.With Andrew the solo developer of the 2020 original, he and CGA have partnered up for a 2023 sequel, and it’s this we’re discussing.Full disclosure, this was recorded a month or two ago, since this conversation the game is available now on PC, Switch and Xbox, with PlayStation following in April. We did encounter some internet challenges too, which we’ve tried to edit around.So, without further ado, how Formula Retro Racing: World Tour was created and why you should check it out.Joining us are:Andrew Jeffreys, Repixel8Jon Wetherall, CGA StudioWATCH our Formula Retro Racing: World Tour video review: https://youtu.be/B9IsdFo55b4Everything you need to know about Formula Retro Racing: World Tour: https://traxion.gg/everything-you-need-to-know-about-formula-retro-racing-world-tour/Don’t forget you can email podcast@traxion.gg if you have any questions you’d like us to answer on future episodes.If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
Behind the scenes of TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 | S6 E3
30-03-2023
Behind the scenes of TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 | S6 E3
In this episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast, we’re going behind the scenes of the upcoming motorcycle simulator, TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3.To bring you up to speed, this is the official game of the yearly real-world road racing event which is world-renowned for the skill and bravery of the riders and also the 37.73 mile or 60.72km course.This third game is developed by RaceWard Studio, part of NACON Studio Milan, who previously created RiMS Racing – a road motorcycle simulator released in 2021.We visited the Italian studio recently to speak to the team behind the upcoming title and also TT competitor Davey Todd, gaining insight into its development and certain design choices.Make no mistake, this is a brave game with some surprising features. The full Snaefell Mountain Course, laser-scanned, is present and it aims to be an accurate representation of the event.But, you can now traverse over 200kms of island in-between events and compete in optional challenges in the open-world environment.Joining us are:Fabio Respighi, Head of Design.Alex Carullo, Lead Gameplay DesignerDavey Todd, Milenco by Padgett’s Motorcycles riderTT Isle of Man: Ridge on the Edge 3 launches 11th May 2023 for PC (Epic and Steam), PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch.Don’t forget you can email podcast@traxion.gg if you have any questions you’d like us to answer on future episodes.If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Everything you need to know about TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3: https://traxion.gg/tt-isle-of-man-ride-on-the-edge-3-everything-we-know-so-far/Watch our TT Isle of Man: Ride on the Edge 3 video hands-on preview: https://youtu.be/7QhYhgLOuFEFanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quwTrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0KuBuzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
How LEGO 2K Drive redefines family driving games | S6 E2
23-03-2023
How LEGO 2K Drive redefines family driving games | S6 E2
We’re back, with a brand new season, and we have a lot coming up for you so thank you for listening!Join Thomas Harrison-Lord, Editor in Chief of the Traxion.GG website as he speaks to Mark Pierce, Executive Producer and Emmanuel Valdez, Art Director, from developer Visual Concepts South.In this episode, we discuss their brand new driving game, targeted at families: Lego 2K Drive.It’s open world, coming soon to both PC and console, features cross-platform online multiplayer, can be played online or via couch co-op and will hopefully appeal to a younger audience, but parents and grizzled racing games fans alike.We’ve been hands-on with an early preview build of the game at 2K’s London offices recently, hence this discussion, but also a full article on the Traxion.GG website and video on our YouTube Channel.It’s quite the departure for 2K, who hasn’t been active in the racing game scene for several years, and developers Visual Concepts, who usually make the WWE and NBA games. But here, you will be able to understand how it hired a brand new team for this LEGO game, the first in a multi-title deal.LEGO 2K Drive releases on 19th May 2023 for PC, Xbox, PlayStation and Switch.Don’t forget you can email podcast@traxion.gg if you have any questions about sim racing you’d like us to answer.If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Lego 2K Drive, everything you need to know: https://traxion.gg/everything-you-need-to-know-about-lego-2k-drive/Read our Lego 2K Drive hands-on preview: https://traxion.gg/hands-on-with-lego-2k-drive-your-familys-next-driving-game/ Fanatec affiliate link: https://geni.us/txn-fanatecMoza affiliate link: https://mozaracing.com/?ref=r7OBYTBC8quw TrakRacer affiliate link: https://trakracer.com/?ref=VPpUf1OAhYB0Ku Buzzsprout affiliate link: https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
How Alpine is bridging the gap between F1 and sim racing | S6 E1
28-02-2023
How Alpine is bridging the gap between F1 and sim racing | S6 E1
A special early episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast before we start our new-for-2023 season, we visited the Alpine F1 Team's home in the Cotswolds to see its ambitious sim racing esports plans for the season ahead.It announced the return of the Alpine Esports series, which anyone can enter via Assetto Corsa Competizione, its new-look F1 Esports Series Pro line-up and a host of new partners that are linking the real and virtual worlds.In this episode, Piers Prior interviewed members of Alpine and the Alpine F1 team to get the lowdown on why it's betting big on virtual competition.Hear from:Guillaume Vergnas - Head of Esports, Gaming & Web3 - AlpineRichard Arnaud - Président - Race ClutchGregory Ballati - Manager and Coach - Race Clutch and Alpine F1 EsportsZouhayr Alami, Enterprise Data Architect - AlpineJohan Akkerman - Global Business Development Manager - Trak RacerFollow Alpine Esports: https://twitter.com/AlpineEsportsFollow Guillaume Vergnas: https://twitter.com/G_Vergnas Follow Richard Arnaud: https://twitter.com/l1ftandcoast The first Alpine Esports Podcast from 2022: https://traxion.gg/how-alpine-uses-sim-racing-to-shape-its-future-feat-james-baldwin-taxion-gg-podcast-s4-e13/ GT4 prize drive on the line as Alpine Esports Championship returns for 2023: https://traxion.gg/gt4-prize-drive-on-the-line-as-alpine-esports-championship-returns-for-2023/Alpine reveals ambitious 2023 F1 Esports Series Pro lineup: https://traxion.gg/alpine-reveals-ambitious-2023-f1-esports-series-pro-lineup/Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.twitch.tv/traxiongghttps://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/
Why Thrustmaster went direct drive with Xavier Pieuchot | S5 E18
04-01-2023
Why Thrustmaster went direct drive with Xavier Pieuchot | S5 E18
Joining Thomas Harrison-Lord today on this episode is Xavier Pieuchot, Product Marketing Manager at Thrustmaster. It’s been a big month for the gaming and simulation equipment manufacturer, as its first-ever direct drive wheel base – the T818 – was launched and shipped to its first customers.Here at Traxion.GG, we were lucky enough to receive one of the first loan units for review. But, we wanted to get deeper under the skin of the T818 and see why the American-French company chose now as the time to enter the increasingly competitive direct drive market, which has quickly become the expected technology for sim racing.We cover its launch, development process, why it’s manufactured in France and console support.Is this the most pivotal moment in its 32-year history? Let’s find out…Thrustmaster T818 review: https://traxion.gg/thrustmaster-t818-wheel-base-review/Thrustmaster T818 video review: https://youtu.be/_BmmOuEnYt4 Thrustmaster T128 review: https://traxion.gg/thrustmaster-t128-review-the-best-budget-gaming-steering-wheel/Thrustmaster T128 video review: https://youtu.be/NqsTePHB98sDon’t forget you can email podcast@traxion.gg if you have any questions about sim racing you’d like us to answer.If you’d like to hear more episodes like this one, please follow, like and subscribe on your podcast app of choice. If you enjoyed this episode, please leave a comment on the Traxion.GG website or a review. Your feedback is invaluable and helps us to create more episodes in the future.Sign up for Buzzsprout podcast hosting (affiliate link) - https://www.buzzsprout.com/?referrer_id=1675699Follow Traxion.GGhttps://twitter.com/TraxionGGhttps://www.instagram.com/traxiongg/https://www.twitch.tv/traxiongghttps://www.youtube.com/traxiongghttps://www.facebook.com/TraxionGG/