News Citroën's "Au revoir!"

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  1. J-F Chardon

    J-F Chardon Sector3 Producer Developer

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    We are sorry to announce to all of Citroën and FIA WTCC fans that after a very successful presence in both the real and the virtual WTCC series, the vehicles of the french manufacturer Citroën are no longer allowed to be sold in the RaceRoom store.

    As a consequence, all Citroën cars within RaceRoom are pulled out of the RaceRoom store as well as DLC packages on Steam.

    Players who had purchased those cars can continue to use them without limitations.

    The Starter Pack, which used to promote the french brand by featuring the C-Elysée TC1, now contains the Volkswagen Golf GTI TCR as a replacement.
     
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  2. KOKORO ga PYONPYON

    KOKORO ga PYONPYON Well-Known Member

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    What is the cause?
    Is the license extinct?
    Can other cars happen in the future?
     
  3. bearr

    bearr Active Member

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    I have already bought a starter pack. Can you change my Citroen to Golf?
     
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  4. G.Deurwaerder

    G.Deurwaerder Well-Known Member

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    ??????????:(:(:(:(:(:mad::mad::mad::mad:
     
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  5. Ablaze

    Ablaze Well-Known Member

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    Oh boy, here we go. Money is the only reason I can think of. Those greedy ******! Don't they realise that showing their brand in games is a form of advertising for them?

    Couldn't that be communicated a bit sooner to allow users to complete their collection before it's too late?
     
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  6. rad

    rad Well-Known Member

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    Then make it free ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
     
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  7. Balrog

    Balrog Well-Known Member

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    I hope this won't become a trend.
     
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  8. Patrick van der Meulen

    Patrick van der Meulen Well-Known Member

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    Time for the Citrus B-Limone TC1 fantasy replacement? :innocent::tonguewink:

    Quite strange move by Groupe PSA... Hopefully not a trend. :(
     
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  9. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    Bonjour Citroën, you will be missed.

     
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  10. totalgamertb21

    totalgamertb21 Active Member

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    Yes, actually. If there is a next time (but hopefully there isn't), then we should be told about a week or so in advance, or as soon as the responsible manufacturer has informed S3 of the licence cancellation.
     
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  11. 2Lame2Aime

    2Lame2Aime Well-Known Member

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    Maybe this is the case? I don't think S3 got that message 2 two weeks ago and just didn't tell us because they don't want to sell their products...
     
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  12. DustySticks

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    Still would have been nice to have a grace period where we were notified so users like myself could grab them before they are gone for good. I was holding out on the premium pack until the next car was released (whenever that would be) and instead I now have incomplete WTCC grids because of it. I'm not blaming Sector3 just saying that a grace period would have been very much appreciated.
     
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  13. Skidmark

    Skidmark Well-Known Member

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    You definitely won't be able to buy or drive it but it might still be on the grid as AI - I don't know - anyone?
     
  14. Scout

    Scout Well-Known Member Beta tester

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    I would think this would still be possible.
     
  15. Ablaze

    Ablaze Well-Known Member

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    They don't appear in the AI selector. That was the first thing I checked. Other cars I don't own can be selected there though.
     
  16. testdriver69

    testdriver69 Member

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    how do i get access to it when i have to reinstall my PC / re-download the sim ?!?!?
    or is it a case of: you didn't read the fineprint when buying ..?
     
  17. Pierre Hox

    Pierre Hox New Member

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    They don't appear in the statistics page either.
    I just checked to see how much laps I did with these cars because I can't remember driving one :)
    It's funny to see how some people will miss these cars now we can't buy them anymore.
    I would be curious to see the sales figures of the Ruf from the moment S3 announced that they won't be available in the store after the Porsche would be there :)
     
  18. Christian Göpfert

    Christian Göpfert Topological Agitator Beta tester

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    The car will still be present in the game's files after you re-download it, and if you own it, it will still be unlocked through your account. New users just won't be able to buy it anymore.
    This might be a bug, happening due to the fact that these pages draw their info from the store page. If the cancellation didn't require S3 to remove them from those menus, I'm sure they'll restore the cars on those pages.

    However, the cars will get used by the AI if you don't use the AI selector.
     
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  19. Olaf Hülse

    Olaf Hülse Well-Known Member

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    Fortunately, if you own a WTCC car, you can still race with the whole field of that year!
    Simply do not use the Ai Selector, just use the 'oldschool' selecter of opponents.
    How many, you ask? Here you go:
    WTCC 2014 17 cars included, so select 16
    WTCC 2015 24 cars included, so select 23
    WTCC 2016 21 cars included, so select 20
    WTCC 2017 16 cars included, so select 15

    There won't be any double cars or less cars, it will be the exact grid as we all know and love :)
    Sadly, you will not be able to combine the whole grid with other classes when you don't own every Citroen:(
    Let's understeer again, guys!
    Greetings
     
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  20. DustySticks

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    Thanks for this tip. Will suck to not have anyway of driving them, but at least the grids will complete. Appreciate the tip!
     
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