With Codemasters concentrating on promoting F1 2013's classic content, we've seen very little coverage on the core game representing this year's championship.
With this in mind, Alan managed to have a quick hands-on with F1 2013's contemporary content and filmed a quick race in a Ferrari racing round Monza.
Here we get to see the new revamped pit menu with added crew animations, a novel touch that adds to the authenticity and immersion, but the most striking improvement is the visuals. Yes, the the visuals have steadily improved every year with each new F1 title, but this year Codemasters have truly outdone themselves. The textures, reflections and lighting look incredibly polished, and is a testament to Codemasters' ability to squeece every last horsepower out of the current gen hardware. Let's just hope the final console versions don't suffer from frame rate issues as a result like in Grid 2.
Likewise, the handling has seen similar refinements, and while we sadly didn't have access to a wheel, the improvements were instantly detectable, as the handling felt noticeably smoother than F1 2012 according to Alan.
There's still a trickle of Gamescom coverage to come, but in the meantime you can catch up on, including a time warp back to Spa in the classic content and an interview with the developers that delves into the difficulties of securing the classic licenses .
I'll look forward to it and for once I'm not bothered wether its DLC or not because in terms of racing sims, Assetto Corsa is definitely more friendly on your pocket - free multiplayer etc. I hope that doesn't change when it leaves early access.
Its nice to see that they're not using lens flare, it really annoys me when its used in cockpit view because cockpit view is often for a more realistic driving experience yet it can be ruined by lens flare which is an effect only present on lenses (unsurprisingly). *ehem* Next Car Game *ehem*.
Yes this certainly has huge potential and mixing bikes with cars could be a good thing in terms of investment. Bike games have often been a mixed bag in terms of reception, so perhaps we'll see some bikes in GT7 and then if that works out, a full blown Tourist Trophy 2 further down the line.
I'm not going to get my hopes up because there have been too many rumors for far to long. But after GT6 the only thing that would make me buy another GT title would be the addition of bikes (and a good selection of those at that).
In regards to Tourist Trophy, that game still holds up today. Not perfect (bikes a tad to floatly) but over all it gave me the closest sense of how it feels to...
once upon time I use to buy multiple copies of Milestone titles (PS3, PC, Euro and US versions) but not anymore. Why try to support a company that doesn't care about it's customers. Can't say that MotoGP 14 was a disappointment because it was about as good as expected and that's not saying much. Same issues as always......A LACK OF EFFORT. and as such after 4 laps I just put the game away....