During this year’s Gamescom, we were present at the Main Stage in the ESL Arena during the Project CARS World Final! After a long year packed with epic competitions between the biggest names in sim-racing, the Project CARS eSports season built to a thrilling climax at Gamescom 2017.
DiRT landed their DiRT 4 trailer at the WRX Lydden Hill circuit to give WRX fans the chance to play DiRT 4 against their racing heroes in high end Playseat® Sensation Pro simulators! Together with DiRT we provided the best possible racing setups, which are used at home by professional drivers!
As a tribute to our cooperation with Red Bull we present the Global Rallycross edition of the popular Playseat® Evolution model, for a unique, highly immersive driving experience and lots of fun! This official licensed Red Bull racing simulator is designed with a passion for racing and features the artwork of the Red Bull Global Rallycross series on the ever popular Playseat® Evolution!
The Playseat® Car Pack is coming to Forza Horizon 3! Launching on Tuesday, February 7 the Playseat® Car Pack brings seven new vehicles to the wide-open roads of Australia. The list of cars begins appropriately with one of the favorite cars of an Aussie racing legend, Pete Brock’s 1985 HDT VK Commodore Group A.
We partnered up with Codemasters and Koch Media for the official announcement event of DiRT 4! During a big press event with a massive Playseat® simulator line up, it was announced that multi-million selling off-road DiRT franchise returns on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in June 2017!
We celebrate our partnership with Formula E with a new licensed Playseat® racing simulator in the official Formula E style! We proudly present: Playseat® Formula E! Together with Formula E we want to be the bridge between gaming and racing, and there is no gaming simulator in the world that is more connected than Playseat®.
We have a collaboration with Formula E and will provide state-of-the-art gaming simulators for eRace events, including the inaugural Visa Vegas eRace on January 7! A number of top-level international racing drivers use Playseat® gaming chairs to replicate the position and feeling of racing on track. That’s why the collaboration with electric street racing series Formula E is a perfect match!
We are very proud to have a collaboration with PlayStation resulting in two awesome PlayStation branded Playseat® chairs! Our brands strengthen and complement each other, always striving to give all gamers worldwide the best racing experience. With PlayStation racing games and a Playseat® racing simulator, you have the perfect combination for the most fun and realistic racing experience!
Looking ahead to the Vegas eRace, Daniel Abt talk with Sian Welby about the Road to Vegas eSports competition, where gamers and Formula E drivers get the chance to win a share of $1 million! Ten gamers who qualify online for the Vegas eRace will compete against twenty Formula E drivers with Playseat® and Thrustmaster setups on a completely new track.
This January gamers can compete againt Formula E racing drivers during the “ePrix” in Las Vegas, with $250K reward for the winner and a total prize money of $1 million! People can qualify for the Vegas eRace via the Road to Vegas Challenge, organized by Cloud Sport. The ten best gamers will be joined by the 20 regular Formula E drivers for the virtual race on a specially designed track that will incorporate the famed Las Vegas Strip.
The best gaming chair for the ultimate gaming experience is finally here: Playseat® L33T! It doesn’t matter if you’re a shooter fan, play FIFA every day of the week or are conquering online worlds from your console or PC, with Playseat® L33T you will play like a pro! This elite gaming chair is truly tailored to the gamer, with optimal comfort and support for hours of gaming.
We went to Berlin, met lots of interesting people, saw professional racers compete while seated in a Playseat® F1 simulator and had a great time at the Formula E event! t’s a unique event where fast cars race through the streets of big cities, past iconic landmarks. Last weekend the race was held in the heart of Berlin!
Gran Turismo Sport was presented at the Copper Box Arena in the best way possible: with Playseat® racing simulators. Especially since Gran Turismo Sport focuses on online racing and eSports, closing the gap with real world racing. In the Copper Box Arena they lined up Playseat® F1 models, so people could experience the game the best and most realistic way possible.
It’s the second season of the FIA Formula E Championship and this season there’s a nice extra feature: eRacing with Playseat® racing simulators! The Formula E fans who visit the races, can compete against each other in a big eRacing booth, where Playseat® F1 simulators are lined up. The fastest fan is rewarded with a prize and gets the chance to race against Formula E drivers!
When someone like Max Verstappen – youngest Formula 1 driver ever ánd Playseat® racer since he was nine! – needs a new racing setup installed, Playseat® gladly goes by for a visit! We placed a custom made “Max Verstappen F1 seat” in his gaming room. The simulator is completely tailored to Max’s wishes: a unique Playseat® rig!
We proudly present our newest racing simulator: the Playseat® Project CARS! This is an officially licensed race chair, developed with our partner Project CARS! The Playseat® Project CARS features the well known, colorful Project CARS logos and imagery combined in one awesome design on the seating and the base of this racing chair.
Hardware editor AussieStig from RaceDepartment has written a great review about the Playseat® Sensation Pro. AussieStig is a big sim racing enthusiast and has written many articles for RaceDepartment.com, a well known sim racing and motorsport website that offers news, games, mods, hardware, forums and online racing events.
You can race with Playseat® in Project CARS! The new Renault Sport Car Pack features new cars and new liveries, including an awesome Playseat® car skin.
11-11-2015: Playseat® at the F1 Fan Zone in Mexico
Formula 1 fans had a great time with Playseat® F1 racing simulators at the F1 Fan Zone in Mexico:
— DriveSkills (@driveskills) November 11, 2015
8-11-2014: Red Bull Racing Quali session Our friends form the Red Bull Racing team are ready to get into the spirit:
8-10-2014: F1 Gamezone: can you beat the best?
Not many drivers are lucky enough to compete in the Formula 1 races, but F1 Gamezone offers all racing fans who want to show their skills a change to compete against the best racers, including professional drivers! They are of course using Playseat® F1 racing chairs.
7-10-2014: New release: Driveclub for PS4!
The release of the long awaited PlayStation 4 game Driveclub is finally here! On October 7th (today!) Driveclub becomes available in America and October 8th Europe can enjoy the next gen racing game.
3-10-2014: Verstappen makes F1 debut in Japan
Max Verstappen delivered an impressive performance on his practice debut in Japan. The Dutchman racked up 22 laps, and was only four tenths slower and two places adrift from his future teammate Daniil Kvyat, before suffering a late engine failure. Having only turned 17 on Tuesday, he became the youngest driver to have appeared at an F1 weekend, taking the record from Vettel, who raced his first free practice aged 19 years and 53 days. Verstappen impressed the crowd by finishing his first ever grand prix weekend session in 12th place ahead of the Force India, Lotus and Sauber drivers, and just four-tenths behind regular Toro Rosso driver Daniil Kvyat. However, with just a few minutes remaining, plumes of smoke emerged from the rear of the Toro Rosso car, forcing him to stop. Nevertheless, it was an impressive public debut for the Dutch youngster.
1-10-2014: Playseat® in Denmark for the GameStop Vendor Show!
Playseat® was once again a welcome guest at a racing game event: the GameStop Vender Show in Denmark. Playseat® supplied game chairs to make sure every visitor could enjoy the unique Playseat® quality and comfort, while playing the newly released Forza Horizon 2 and other games.
23-9-2014: As seen on TV!
Playseat® is proud to have been able to contribute to the dream of Gianni, in the television program SynDROOM of RTL4 (Dutch television).
SynDROOM (DROOM = dream in Dutch) is a program that realises the long cherished wishes, ambitions and dreams of people with the Down syndrome, autistic disorders and related syndromes. In the second seizoen it was Gianni’s turn to see his wish fulfilled. Since he was two, Gianni has loved Formula 1. SynDROOM arranged an intership with Olav Mol (Dutch Formula 1 commentator and presenter) and he even got to ask a Kimi Räikkönen – his biggest idol – few questions! To make his incredible day perfect, SynDROOM surprised Gianni with his very own Playseat® gaming chair.
From now on he can race like a real Formula 1 driver!
On September 19th, nVidia and the PC gaming industry kicked off an unprecedented 24-hour event: GAME24. This unique 24-hour gaming event in London had one simple goal: a worldwide celebration of PC Gaming! Of course Playseat® was attending, with a nice set up to support Thrustmaster.
Guess who will be back at the largest European gaming event? That’s right, we are! We enjoyed it last year so much that we are back for Gamescom 2014 in Cologne. So if you are in Cologne between the 13th and the 15th of august, be sure to contact us for an appointment and visit us at booth A021 in market point pavilion hall 4.2!
We will gladly show you our products, so you can learn more about the Playseat® chairs and accessories and of course try them yourself! We hope to see you there!
Playseat® at E3 2014
Ofcourse we’ll be at the E3 again this year and we have some very exciting news, so be sure to visit our stand. Our stand number is 5212. See you soon! UPDATE: Playseat® is announcing three brand new gaming chairs! Playseat® TopGear Xtreme Elite, Playseat® TopGear Evolution and the Playseat® and Playseat® TopGear Office seat will make their debut at the E3 2014 expo in Los Angeles. There will also be a special simulator: the Playseat® Motion. So if you can’t be at E3, be sure to watch our news and product pages for all these new products! Playseat® Motion Playseat® will be introducing its first ever motion simulator at E3 2014! Designed specifically for Playseat® brand seats and engineered with some of the finest motion coding technology available in the industry the Playseat® Motion takes the Playseat® simulation experience to an insane new level! Stop by and check it out first hand! Playseat® TopGear Xtreme Elite The Playseat® Xtreme Elite is the perfect solution for all in one fixed setups for gaming centers, traveling events and promotions! Features the framework needed to easily setup and transport the Playseat® simulation racing experience wherever it needs to go! Playseat® TopGear Edition Evolution Playseat® is pleased to announce its partnership with BBC’s TopGear and will be debuting the new TopGear Edition Playseat® Evolution at E3! TopGear fans rejoice! Playseat® TopGear Office seat The new TopGear branded Playseat® Office seat will be shown for the first time at E3! A must for every TopGear fan who wants to sit comfortably in their office. Playseat® ProKit 2.0 The new Playseat® ProKit 2.0 TV/Monitor screen support accessory will be debuted at E3! The new stand alone accessory now supports TV’s up to 40″ and larger and allows for 3-screen setups.
Sneak peek at the Playseat® Motion system
The Playseat® Motion system is an electronic system designed as an add-on for Playseat® gaming chairs to improve the racing experience. The Playseat® Motion is a compact home solution that is compatible with every Playseat® gaming chair and is designed for PC. Adding the Playseat® Motion to your gaming chair makes racing a real deal. The Playseat® Motion can move up- and downwards and is able to bank left, right, forwards and backwards. Do you want to experience the same feeling as racing drivers when they are racing, braking or spinning? If yes, then check our video below and take a sneak peek of the Playseat® motion. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ziqx-9a_wos