With the MotoGP championship currently underway, Milestone has released a shiny new set of previews that showcase several previously unseen tracks for MotoGP '13.
Picture-perfect reproductions of the Jerez (which was featured in the recent gameplay trailer), Sepang and Laguna Seca circuits are all featured, and there's very little to complain about graphics-wise. Indeed, from what we've seen so far the environmental detail far surpasses anything we've seen before in a MotoGP game.
The picturesque panoramic shots of the circuits perfectly highlight Milestone's advancements in graphical prowess. but it's the screenshot of the rider falling off the bike that intrigues me most.
Developers rarely get the art of kissing the tarmac quite right - veer into a corner with too much exuberance in previous MotoGP games, and the resulting crash would be somewhat anticlimactic, with a pathetically jerky, unnatural animation representing the tumbling rider. Hopefully Milestone will set a new example, and judging from the animation seen in the debut gameplay trailer where the rider nearly loses it, there's certainly cause for optimism.
In addition, the minimum and recommended PC requirements for MotoGP '13 have also been confirmed, which we've listed below:
Operating System: Windows®XP™ SP2, Windows®Vista™ or Windows®7
Processor: Intel™ 2.4Ghz or similar
Hard disk space: 5,5 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA® Geforce 8800 GT or, AMD® Radeon™ HD 3870 or higher (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 512MB of display memory
Processor: Intel™ Core 2 Duo / AMD™ Athlon 64 X2 or higher
RAM: 2 GB on Windows®XP™, 3 GB on Windows®Vista™ and 4 GB on Windows®7
Screen: 19” LCD Wide Screen or bigger.
Video card: NVIDIA® GeForce™ series 9000 or higher, AMD® Radeon™ HD4000 series or higher (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 1GB of display memory. Laptop versions of these cards are not fully supported
Supported peripherals: Xbox 360 Controller
Interesting there's no mention of any classic car content, given that it was such a major selling point of F1 2013.
Yes the power gulf between PC and consoles has expanded to a point that the PC is already a next-gen system.
Of course a much better TT bike racing experience than Tourist Trophy by most likely much better than Jester and Grand Tourismo 7 already exists. The TT Isle of Man Moutain course add-0n for the gp500 pc game.
Aracde physics? I'd rather play something better myself..
Yes, F1 2015 will be on PC. Codemasters announced it on their Facebook page.
Hopefully the "Next Gen" F1 2015 game will also be on PC and not just a console exclusive! Great news that they're releasing new games earlier in the season now!