Posts Tagged Codemasters
DiRT 3 is, arguably, going to be one of the best looking racing games out there (CodeMasters has always done a really awesome job of making great looking games anyway). They recently released a collection of 5 shots from the game, which show a lot of the detail in the game, as well as the diversity in the tracks (something DiRT 2, at least, was lacking in).
I love racing games, and DiRT 2, in my opinion, is still one of the best off-road racers (though, RalliSport Challenge 2 might edge it out on track variety, but it appears DiRT 3 could take that away from them). Can’t wait to get this one. With older rally cars being a part of it (it was mentioned in a press release a couple weeks ago), I’d like to get my hands on an old Lancia Stratos, assuming it will make an appearance in there. It’s one of my favorite rally cars. Be sure to check a larger version of this picture, as well as 4 other ones, after the jump.
This is the final Developer Diary for Codemasters F1 2010 and features the career mode detailing the many facets of an F1 driver’s life. The car setups sound great with slight tweaks being all that’s needed to fine tune the car. I’m really hoping they have a Fallout 3 style dialogue tree for the paddock/interview areas allowing you to build your own reputation and smack talk other drivers. Secretly I hope you get the chance to chat up the grid girls, but then that might not be realistic assome drivers seem care about their car more… F1 2010 is due out the end of this year.
If anyone has been watching the X Games on ESPN today, the reveal trailer for DiRT 3 was shown (I missed the trailer on TV, but I did watch most of the RallyCross event). The trailer shows off drive-by shots of some of the supposed tracks in the game (which blend into one another), and one of the new features seems to be snow, and the track variety seems to be kicked up a notch, which I hope is the case as, despite DiRT 2 being a great off-road racer, the track variety was lacking.
At the end, it appears that there might be a stunt arena of sorts, which would be pretty cool (the ramp in the background almost looks like the 70 foot ramp from today’s event, though). Given that, I wonder if they would have cross-over races like that in the game (1-on-1, with one person starting on one half of the track and the other driver on the other half, with both racers eventually crossing over and racing the entire track).
Another Dev Diary from Codemasters detailing their attention to detail in respect to handling in the upcoming F1 2010 due in September. I’m a little sceptical of how they can claim it handles realistically when it runs at 30fps, especially when you consider Studio Liverpool managed to make a decent F1 game back in 2006 run at 60fps… I’ve added the video after the jump along with some new screenshots, unfortunately they are still of 2009 season cars but the video does show some crashes and car damage in action.
This is a developer interview video but shows some pre-alpha footage of F1 2010, it’s all last season like the screenshots posted already but it gives us an idea of how the dynamic weather will look. Unfortunately there’s no video of crashes or any damage to know how that is. Lets just hope the game ios more exciting than the snooze fest that was the season opener in Bahrain last weekend…