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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 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, RaceRoom, rFactor 2 and more. A leading racing game podcast from the Traxion.GG team.

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 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, RaceRoom, rFactor 2 and more. A leading racing game podcast from the Traxion.GG team.

Location:

United Kingdom

Description:

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 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, RaceRoom, rFactor 2 and more. A leading racing game podcast from the Traxion.GG team.

Twitter:

@traxiongg

Language:

English


Episodes

Thank you for listening to Season 4

7/11/2022
The fourth season of the Traxon.GG Podcast has come to a close - thank you to everyone who made this our most listened-to run so far and to who went on the show to discuss sim racing and racing video games. Over the past 15 episodes, we spoke to the great and the good from our little corner of video game fandom, from independent game developers to racing esports event organisers and everything in-between. Fret not - we will be back with a new season later in the year, with planning already...

Duration:00:07:18

How VCO Esports is shaking up sim racing, CEO Florian Haasper | S4 E15

6/25/2022
A sim racing print magazine, a yearly awards ceremony and now an esports competition with a difference - the Virtual Competition Organisation, aka VCO Esports, has a lot going on, and its aims are to enhance our community. Joining us on this episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast is VCO CEO Florian Haasper, who explains how his BMW Motorsport and sports journalism background are helping push VCO and his agency bürosüd plus to new levels. We discuss Munich's new role as a sim racing hub, how the...

Duration:00:38:32

How to run a successful sim racing team, feat. Burst Esport | S4 E14

6/20/2022
On this week's Traxion.GG Podcast we are joined by Jesper Pedersen, co-founder, and Michi Hoyer, racer, of the Burst Esport squad to discuss how a professional sim racing esports teams earns a living, stays competitive and punches above its weight. Competing in several rFactor 2 competitions such as the Le Mans Virtual Series and Formula Pro Series, the Danish squad has been expanding its horizons of late competition in the multi-platform VCO Esports Racing League and looking to take part...

Duration:00:20:59

How Alpine uses sim racing to shape its future, feat. James Baldwin | S4 E13

6/13/2022
On this episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast we are going to be talking about French sportscars, specifically Alpine sportscars. The company makes the delectable A110 at present but has big plans for shaking up the car market. Sim racing and esports are part of those plans, so listen as we speak to established professional sim racer (with Veloce Esports) and real-world British GT race winner James Baldwin plus Guillaume Vergnas head of partnerships and esports at Alpine, to try and find out...

Duration:00:29:18

Why F1 Manager 2022 is a giant leap, developer interview | S4 E12

6/8/2022
With F1 Manager 2022 on the way in August – the 30th to be precise – we were invited down to the creator’s Cambridge studios to try the game and speak to some of the development team. Joining us on this episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast are Frontier Development’s Adam Woods, the title’s Executive Producer and Andy Fletcher, F1 Manager 2022’s Game Director. Hear how important the Formula 1 licence is to the team, the challenge of balancing realism with accessibility and what happens if you...

Duration:00:18:38

RENNSPORT will shake sim racing establishment, CEO Morris Hebecker | S4 E11

6/2/2022
On this episode of the Traxion.GG podcast we are joined by Morris Hebecker, CEO and Co-founder of new sim racing platform RENNSPORT. In this interview hear confirmation that the latter feature is not an NFT or blockchain-based venture and how you will be able to play an early build of this game sooner rather than later. Think of it as a brand new driving game that simulates racing, aiming to be the next Assetto Corsa Competizione or RaceRoom Racing Experience. It is unique, however, built...

Duration:00:23:03

Jarno Opmeer explains the key to sim racing success | S4 E10

5/19/2022
Joining us today on the Traxion.GG Podcast is Jarno Opmeer, one of the quickest sim racers in the world. He’s a two-time, back-to-back, F1 Esports Series Pro champion and a Mercedes-AMG Esports driver. Earlier this year he won the eRace of Champions event and just wrapped up the Premier Sim Gaming League title for the fourth time. His career so far isn’t the normal route, coming from a karting and Formula 4 and Renault Academy motorsport background. Since then, he’s 100 per cent focussed...

Duration:00:31:18

Why BMW takes sim racing so seriously, with Rudolf Dittrich | S4 E9

5/16/2022
Joining us today on the Traxion.GG Podcast is the BMW’s Head of Sim Racing, Rudolf Dittrich. Dittrich has worked for BMW’s M Motorsport division in the past, his last role before stepping into the virtual racing world being Head of Vehicle Development. On this episode, he explains that BMW believes sim racing to be another branch of motorsport and equally as important to the business. The prevalence of BMW vehicles in racing games and sims is no coincidence, therefore, with BMW cars and...

Duration:00:31:58

F1 22's Lee Mather explains how the Formula 1 games are evolving | S4 E8

5/9/2022
Joining us today on the Traxion.GG Podcast is the Senior Creative Director for the new and upcoming official Formula 1 game – EA SPORTS F1 22. Lee Mather has been working on the F1 games now since the very first one created by Codemasters, F1 2010. With over a decade’s experience working on these titles, we thought there was no one better to discuss F1 22 with. In this chat, we will discuss some key elements, like who made the VR functionality, how the online cross-platform multiplayer...

Duration:00:34:04

How David Brabham is extending the family legacy | S4 E7

5/2/2022
Joining us today on the Traxion.GG Podcast is David Brabham, son of three-time Formula 1 world champion Sir Jack Brabham. This is pertinent to our conversation as David is continuing over 70 years of Brabham lineage through new and exciting areas – be that a track and road car, Brabham liveried racing simulators and a brand new racing esports team. He has a long and fêted career in motorsport, racing in Formula 1 for Brabham and Simtek, but also two class victories and an overall win at...

Duration:00:30:55

How Valerio Gallo became the world’s best Gran Turismo driver | S4 E6

4/25/2022
In this episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast, we dig into the mind of possibly the world’s quickest Gran Turismo driver, Valerio Gallo. For those who aren’t aware, the Rome-based Italian won the FIA Nations Cup World Championship last year, which followed the inaugural Olympic Virtual Series crown. These accomplishments were in GT Sport, which also netted him an appearance within Gran Turismo 7 and the opportunity to race against Sony AI’s pioneering Gran Turismo Sophy. What I hope you glean...

Duration:00:43:53

Why the future of Assetto Corsa is so exciting, with Marco Massarutto | S4 E5

4/18/2022
For this edition of the Traxion.GG Podcast, we speak to Marco Massarutto, co-founder and Executive Manager of Kunos Simulazioni, an Italian development team headquartered near the Vallelunga Circuit. We discuss the background and inspirations behind Kunos’ biggest and most recent hit games, including 2014’s Assetto Corsa, plus the official GT World Challenge game, Assetto Corsa Competizione, first seen in 2018. The future of the Assetto Corsa franchise is also talked about; we already know...

Duration:00:46:09

How Jimmy Broadbent is transitioning from sim racing to motorsport | S4 E4

4/11/2022
In this latest episode of the Traxion.GG podcast, we are joined by none other than Jimmy Broadbent – the leading sim racing online content creator, former shed-dweller and now also a real-world motorsport competitor. He’s currently competing in the 2022 Praga Cup for Fanatec Praga Team 87 alongside Geordie Mutch and the duo are sitting second in the standings after a podium at Oulton Park recently. We talked here at Silverstone in the Praga paddock on a cold day of pre-season testing,...

Duration:00:18:19

art of rally's Dune Casu on the game's inspiration and future | S4 E3

4/4/2022
Enjoy a conversation with Dune Casu, the founder of Funselektor Labs, creator of Absolute Drift and 'art of rally'. Here we discuss the inspiration behind his two popular racing games, in particular where the visual style and love for rally originated from. As an independent game developer found out how he created his first game and used that as an opportunity to enter the industry. He currently resides in a camper van on the west coast of America, which is where he spoke to us from. The...

Duration:00:31:29

How Hot Wheels Unleashed surpassed expectations - developer interview | S4 E2

3/28/2022
In this episode of the Traxion.GG podcast, we speak to Federico Carlo Riccardo Spada, the Hot Wheels Unleashed lead developer at Milestone. He's worked for over five years at the Milanese game developer, before working on this hugely successful racer that has re-energised this segment of the racing game genre. Hot Wheels unleashed recently sold over one million copies, was profitable from only its second day on sale and has seen unique post-release content such as the Gucci Cadillac. We...

Duration:00:28:10

Romain Grosjean interview - helping find a new generation through esports | S4 E1

3/21/2022
We spoke to Romain Grosjean about his Andretti Autosport deal for the 2022 IndyCar season, his passion for sim racing and the future of his eponymous team, R8G Esports. Listen as we discuss how he decided to back young talent through creating an esports team and hopefully one day creating real-world opportunities. Grosjean is a keen following of racing esports and participates when his busy real-world schedule allows. Hear how he activity follows, supports and mentors the next-generation...

Duration:00:22:43

Monisha Kaltenborn interview, from F1 to sim racing pioneer | S3 E11

12/20/2021
Join Monisha Kaltenborn, former Sauber Formula One Team CEO, Team Principal and Co-owner, who delivers insights into the future of virtual racing as the now CEO of Racing Unleashed – an innovative sim racing outfit that creates motion rigs, esports competitions, driver training and driving lounges. Having expanded around central Europe through 2021, we hear about the plans for a global expansion, creating its own in-sim circuits and the vision behind a new kind of simulator...

Duration:00:26:51

The inspiration behind BeamNG.drive, developer interview | S3 E10

12/13/2021
Hear from Nataliia Dmytriievska and Jared Samuelson, part of the team behind soft-physics simulator and driving game BeamNG.drive as we discuss its origins, the meaning of its name, developmental challenges and what the future holds. For those unaware, BeamNG.drive – or BeamNG or just Beam for short – is available via Early Access for Steam, and has been since 2015 following a demo in 2013, initially based up Rigs of Rods. A v.024 update was just released, with several improvements, PBR...

Duration:00:46:27

How GRID Legends aims to be fun for everyone, developer interview | S3 E9

12/6/2021
In this episode of the Traxion.GG Podcast, we speak to the team behind the upcoming racing game GRID Legends by EA and Codemasters. Chris Smith, Creative Director and Steven Brand, Associate Creative Director, on the title chat through the vision, their aims and what's new for the GRID series. Hear about the new story mode, Driven To Glory, but also how the handling has changed compared to the last GRID in 2019 and the lengthy Career and online multiplayer options that include vehicle...

Duration:00:40:22

How rally sims could improve, with BRC champion Matt Edwards | S3 Ep 8

11/29/2021
Three-time, and 2021, British Rally Champion Matt Edwards speaks to Traxion.GG about his career, his victorious season and his involvement in rallying esports events. Newly crowned the best rally driver in Britain for this year, and taking part in the Jersey eRally, Matt explains the differences between real-world motorsport and sim rallying, plus where he’d like the genre to progress in the future as technology evolves. He was thrust into the rallying esports scene when the...

Duration:00:34:01