Straight4 and Reiza Studios officially announce partnership

Ian Bell secures a key ally with his return to the media spotlight. Reiza Studios, who powered Automobilista 2 with the MADNESS engine developed by SMS (formerly Bells Studio), will now team up with his new company to develop the next big title.

Straight4 Studios today announced a strategic partnership with Reiza Studios, developers of classic racing sim titles like Automobilista and Automobilista 2. Straight4 Studios has many key talents that have shaped the sim racing legacy for over two decades, including AAA bestsellers like the GTR® series and the award-winning Project CARS franchise, which won twice Best Simulation at gamescom and has sold millions.

The studios will pool their decades of experience creating iconic sim racing titles, starting with Straight4’s upcoming racing sim title.

“Renato and I have been discussing this possibility for a long time, ever since we created Automobilista 2 with our MADNESS engine. Everyone at Straight4 has been extremely impressed with what Renato and his studio have achieved in terms of sensation and handling with Automobilista 2. “The combination of the talents of our studios is exciting news for everyone at Straight4, and I have no doubts that it will be fantastic news for the entire sim racing industry as well,” said IAN BELL, CEO of Straight4.

“Ian and I have been talking about this strategic partnership for some time, but our studios have always been working on different projects at different times, which has delayed any decision. With Ian and his team finally hard at work on their upcoming game, it’s the right time to join forces. With the new project Straight4 is working on, it was an easy decision for Reiza to join what we believe will be the next big sim racing title. “We will be releasing more news about our games portfolio for our fans in the coming days,” said Renato Simioni, CEO of Reiza Studios.

Straight4’s new, yet untitled racing sim title will be available on PC, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series

The new game is published by PLAION.

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