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GRID 2's Cockpit Cam Removed to Appease Console Owners

GamerZines writes:

In an exclusive interview inside this month’s issue of FirstLook Magazine, GRID 2′s senior producer Vincent Meulle has confirmed that the reason cockpit view isn’t featured in the sequel is purely down to technological constraints associated with the current generation of consoles.

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The_Infected1150d ago

Well solve your constraints from current consoles and bring it to next gen.

Diver1150d ago (Edited 1150d ago )

"Appease console owners"? Was there an online petition to get it pulled?

Seriously just a trash headline dude. I want cockpit views on console an if you can't engineer it on current consoles you're a dud dev.

Larry L1150d ago

In racing this would be called Race Car Driver's Excuses. In this case, it's Developer's Excuses. So they're trying to tell me that SMS a small studio, making Project Cars which is a 50% publicly funded game with a total budget of around $7 million dollars can make a game that looks amazing and has interiors even better than GT5's, extremely good physics and A.I. and dynamic EVERYTHING....and we KNOW it's running on PS3, but Grid2's developers "just can't". PLEASE

And it's not like Grid's racing experience is any good in the first place. I am a racing fan above all other genres, have been since before even the NES days. I've played them all (exaggeration, but more than most), and GRID is damn near the #1 worst automobile racing game of all time as far as I'm concerned. I don't know what those "cars" are supposed to be handling like in GRID, but it CERTAINLY isn't any kind of 4 wheeled vehicle in this reality.

To me the physics in GRID are quite obviously the PERFECT physics for riding a huge inner-tube down a 90 degree snow slope, and then they just skinned over their awesome snow tubing sim with car racing.

When it comes to physics and handling, which are the most imprtant thing in racing games, especially "realistic" racing games which GRID is trying to be, GRID 1 was an absolute joke, and I don't feel like I'm exaggerating when I say it's the worst racing game ever made. I literally CRINGE every single time I see people on forums and boards suggest GRID to people looking for a racing game. WORST ADVICE EVER !! Unless of course you're in that niche group of gamers in need of a really good snow-tubing simulator. GRID is great for that.

SilentNegotiator1150d ago (Edited 1150d ago )

What a pathetic attempt to displace the blame from lazy modelling.
Code Disasters strikes again!

There's no reason to buy when there are so many high quality racing game alternatives.

MVGeneral1150d ago

Gran Turismo, nfs shift begs to differ. Excuses for lazy programming.

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SavageKuma1150d ago

Looking Forward to when this drops, great time with the first title.

Kurt Russell1149d ago

Agreed, I played the first one loads, especially online touring cars. The in car view thing is a bit of a dud, hopefully they will at least have a bonnet cam otherwise I will be sad :(

aviator1891150d ago

Honestly, this sucks.
I love driving from cockpit view.

BanBrother1150d ago

Same. Even before cockpit views, I always had it in '1st person'. When more games starting using cockpit views, I was extremely happy. I always drive in it.

UnholyLight1150d ago

I totally agree. Almost always drive in cockpit view, it doesn't make sense to make a racing game without a freakin cockpit view!! Probably won't even buy this game now

Cirran1150d ago

As awesome as cockpit view is (I prefer to use it), You do gain an advantage and it makes the game easier to use the 3rd person/car view.

creeping judas1150d ago

Just bought GRiD on the 360 marketplace for $9.99. Thought I'd give it another spin before GRiD2 drops. The cockpit view in GRiD is punishing, as you hit another vehicle the window cracks limiting your view. It is one of the games that I have actually gone back to 3rd persion view, because of that.

FunkMacNasty1150d ago

@ creeping judas

yea, but that's part of the immersion and excitement for many other GRID players. It makes it more of a challenge to race with precision and avoid the temptation to bounce off other cars to make a pass.

Just another reason why Codemaster's shoulda left the cockpit cam in the game.. that way players who still want to use it have the option, and those who preferr third person or the bumper cam have the option as well.

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