F1 2012 – New Developer Video Diary

Codemasters have released a new developer video diary of their F1 2012 title, introducing us to some of the most significant changes coming to the new title.

Featuring Codemasters’ Paul Jeal & Stephen Hood, the video shows off some of main improvements the new version will offer, including a refined weather system, improved suspension physics, new replay cams and of course the all-new UI concept.

F1 2012 will bring all cars and drivers of the current Formula One World Championship season to the PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. The title is due to be released on September 21, a demo version will be available around September 14.

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  • Alan Dallas

    Dang it! I was hoping Steam would have it on the Pre-Order list already, but they don’t. :(

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alex-White/655487760 Alex White

      Yeah, I’m waiting on it as well. :)

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        They should change the meaning of the word Vapourware for games that you get on Steam. (Groan!).

        I admire the bravery of the pre-orderers. I would have considered doing that on Amazon but I just don’t want to be let down a 3rd time.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711429307 Chris Wright

        I really fail to see why anyone would preorder at this stage. It’s really pleasing they are doing a demo this time, but I still don’t think they give a stuff whether the sim community likes it or not.

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        Nope I’m sure they don’t care anywhere near as much as we’d like them to. To make matters worse the relatively tiny sim community are on PC’s too and that’s where all the piracy is. So we’ve got more things working against us. Thankfully they are at least not as bad as Ubisoft who simply don’t make PC versions of some games because of the piracy.

      • Alan Dallas

        To be completely honest I don’t usually pre-order. But when it hits the Pre-order listings on Steam it allows me to add it to my wish list so I don’t forget the release date.

  • Juhan Voolaid

    If you believe half of it, you are still getting screwed by half.

    • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

      Ah but you could believe half of it and all of it could still be bad. So you’d get screwed by it all even though you only believed half. Or…if you believed it all..but only half was… oh never mind.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcus-Caton/647940120 Marcus Caton

    Feel it huh…

  • http://www.facebook.com/lukas.juventinis Lukas Kvietkauskas

    joystick? way to test the game…

    • Anonymous

      That is not joystick. That is gamepad. And yes, there are differences.
      Btw, this game is mostly angled (I couldn’t find better word) towards console players who, would you believe it, mostly use gamepad as controller. So yes, that is the way to test the game as it will mostly be played that way

      • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

        Exactly. Oh and ‘angled’ works just fine. As would ‘leaning’ ;)

  • Anonymous

    Looks fun, definitely will buy it. With rf, gtr2, gtr evo, gtl, pcars, rf2, simraceway, still on my hdd, I will still buy wrc3, F1 2012, race room premium contents… yes I’m addicted

  • Guilherme Cramer

    One thing I will praise about codies is their marketing and public relations. If only their F1 games could be half as good!

    • Harold

      If you cant save a race half way through there is just no point.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1711429307 Chris Wright

        Well I have to say that would make the game ten times more usable than it is. What irritates me about this video is that they talk about improved replays, but you just now it’s going to be the same old unsatisfactory set up.

  • Anonymous

    Didn’t they say similar things like this from last year? I am still going to buy it anyway. Those footage are probably from consoles which looks so damn horrendous. Hopefully the PC will be much better.

  • Anonymous

    Well at o:51 you can see they have fanatec CSR Elite Wheel… assuming its actually hooked up!

    • Guilherme Cramer

      Method of control means nothing if the game is ridden with bad bugs and glitches :p

  • http://twitter.com/Martin_Keets Martin Keets

    Damn it, I said I wouldn’t buy it but these Dev Diaries reel me in. I’m weak. weak I tell ya!. Take my money Codies, Take IT!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Marcus-Caton/647940120 Marcus Caton

      Hahahaha GL bro :D

  • http://racingrenders.com/ F1Racer

    Great news about the replay cams if they’ve FINALLY got rid of those unrealistic camera and panning shots. Proper believable TV cams is how it should be (take note SMS, hehe :) )

    However, this won’t be enough to convince me this time to buy this game for a 3rd season. I will be trying it first so hopefully the demo will be enough to make me decide one way of the other but I’m going to need some convincing.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1588818685 Paul Kelly

    The new menu system looks mega. A DRASTIC improvement over the 2011 menus. The paddock-based menu was so damn clumsy.

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