Back in March, a new utility from the maker of Bob’s Track Builder was announced. Race Track Builder was unveiled alongside a 40 minute preview video, showing off some of the quite impressive capabilities of this WIP software. Now, Race Track Builder has been put onto Steam Greenlight.
For those of you who don’t know, Steam Greenlight is a system rolled out by Steam to approve independently-developed projects. This system has seen the likes of rFactor, Assetto Corsa, and iRacing be approved onto the Steam ecosystem, and now Race Track Builder looks to join that list. If you can shoot a thumbs up on the Steam Greenlight page, that will help this powerful utility make it onto Steam.
Bob’s Track Builder was known for being one of the most popular track-making software utilities for racing sims such as rFactor and Richard Burns Rally. Now, Brendon Pywell is looking to add functionality via Race Track Builder, and it looks like it will be ready for the current generation of racing platforms!
Note that this utility does NOT export directly to racing games, but it will generate FBX 3D files, to at least give a head start on your development. This utility looks to require more involvement and technical knowledge than Bob’s Track Builder, which was built to support racing titles, but RTB may have a greater reward, namely in the fidelity of the tracks.
I could see Race Track Builder sparking some major breakthroughs in track development. For example, earlier I discussed the idea of rally in rFactor 2. I think this tool could make some great rally courses for ISI’s sim, as well as Assetto Corsa. What are your thoughts on Race Track Builder? Let us know in the comments!