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F1 2010 – Italian Preview Video

F1 2010 – Italian Preview Video

Below is a new video of Codemasters’ Formula One 2010 title for the PC, Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3, showing us some more gameplay footage from Spa Francorchamps.

Made by Italian gaming magazine SpazioGames, the video is narrated in Italian but very well worth a watch for everyone as it includes some good-quality footage of the title’s E3 demo.

Following their maiden Formula One title that was released only for the Playstation Portable and the Nintendo Wii, Codemasters will be bringing the 2010 Formula One season to the PC, the Xbox 360 and the Playstation 3. F1 2010 has been confirmed to be released in September 2010.

  • mike84

    FSONE 2009 > this

    nah jk will be great when reviews come out.

  • jonelsorel

    It seems that companies looking to showcase their driving games always find the most stupidest most erratic driver to do the test.. Amazing choice.

  • the_last_name_left

    jonelsorel: It seems that companies looking to showcase their driving games always find the most stupidest most erratic driver to do the test.. Amazing choice.

    indeed. why bother? “This is how it plays in the hands of a 5 yr old…..” /amazing.

  • http://racingrenders.com F1Racer

    Well clearly its just played by someone using a gamepad (again) and doesn’t know the track layout.

    It does amaze me how CM can take this game to E3 to have it on display in one of the most prestigious events of the year and not provide a steering wheel setup or even a small sim rig like rFactor had a few years back.
    There is no excuse (like it not being programmed for wheels properly) at this stage. There is no point even going down the semi-sim route at all if gamepads are going to be the focus and treated as the primary input device.

    Not going to comment on the game itself as it looks amazing and because of the way it’s being driven there are no clues as to how it really handles with a wheel and a driver who knows a track layout.

    Come on CM, get a damn wheel hooked up and let someone drive it who knows when to brake and when to turn !

  • Uff

    Honestly, I think this guy drives better than 90% of the other people we’ve seen: considering he’s using a joypad and that he probably hadn’t had a chance to try the game before, the final result is quite good. There are some mistakes here and there, but that’s normal: it’s one of the few times we can see someone who actually stays on track!

  • f0xx

    Tracks lookt nice.

  • digitalxni

    I agree with F1Racer. Looking at these videos where the person playing can’t handle the car makes me think this is a rubbish game with rubbish handling. What they really want is someone who is good at racing games on a decent wheel that will turn to the camera and say: “this is my first time on this game and look how easy it is to drive!”

    I look forward to the release date. Any news of a demo in the next few months?

  • carbonfibre

    It looks amazing and it warms my heart to see continued investment on unique effects only for racing games like the changing tyre shaders. Makes a change from a continued re-hash of the same technology at least.

    They still need to sort out the connection of steering wheel to front-end, it looks odd.

  • rich1701

    It is almost as if the steering angle and sensitivity is at a constant level regardless of the speed you travelling at. So Anthony davidson how did you miss that?

  • entershikari

    Graphics look awesome, but gameplay and physics look so aracadish that i would really like to vomit my lunch all over my desk :weird:

  • http://racingrenders.com F1Racer

    entershikari: Graphics look awesome, but gameplay and physics look so aracadish that i would really like to vomit my lunch all over my desk

    To me, that comment is 10x worse than any video we’ve seen of any arcade racer ever.
    You’re trying too hard.

  • hoboracer

    Great, now I have to go buy a gamepad for my pc! :weird:

  • pascaljackson

    what about the f-duct? was it ever mentioned that it will be usable? Or the adjustable frontwing? looks nice though, and for the physics…someone said im a bitch in that part^^ but this does not look too off for me, lets hope…and even if the physics are not that nice, im looking forward to play the career mode.

  • zer0ryd3r

    First off, i’m american so i don’t know too much about f1. I was clueless about anything other than nascar until i started sim racing. Now i love road racing more than ovals. Anyway, from what i’ve seen, i’m not too excited. I agree that it sucks watching a vid using a gamepad. The steering wheel motion seems so unnatural in these videos and takes away from any realism for me.

    I may be wrong here, but it seems like there’s a lot of focus on the rainy weather driving. In all honesty though, what is the percentage of f1 races that actually take place in the rain?

    Also, the daylight colors on spa seem a little saturated but i could be overly critical here.

  • Apex1024

    I am also an american but i hate nascar and will never be caught watching a race of nascar. i haven’t missed an F1 race in 7 years and have been to a few gp’s. (said that just to prove that all americans don’t just watch nascar ;D and mainly said that because of the comment above.) now that is stated, I do want to say that i have a lot of faith in this game, however i agree with most people and say that it is a bit ridiculous that they haven’t hooked up a steering wheel at all to showcase it. anyone of us knows that if you want to showcase a “sim” game you would want to set it up at E3 with a force feedback wheel or some sort of wheel. I will still buy this being a F1 fan. But i do hope that they at least show a sim setting video soon to show to me that they aren’t lying to us all saying that it will be sim when a person can play it w/o knowing the track and still win. (i know that it is set on easy for everything.) you would think that after all the flak they are taking that one of them would want to mention that they should make a sim video to showcase that aspect of the game.

  • Timber

    pascaljackson: what about the f-duct? was it ever mentioned that it will be usable? Or the adjustable frontwing?looks nice though, and for the physics…someone said im a bitch in that part^^ but this does not look too off for me, lets hope…and even if the physics are not that nice, im looking forward to play the career mode.

    Don’t know about the F-duct, but the adjustable front wing is in the game. In one video you see a front wing setting on the left top of the screen where you kan adjust it with the directional button of the PS3.

  • http://racingrenders.com F1Racer

    Timber:
    Don’t know about the F-duct, but the adjustable front wing is in the game. In one video you see a front wing setting on the left top of the screen where you kan adjust it with the directional button of the PS3.

    Well I don’t have a PS3, so that’s me screwed then. :tongue:

    @ Apex1024: Couldn’t agree more ! At this stage it’s kinda worrying that they are not showcasing the sim side to this game and letting the sim crowd (who they claim to be catering for) see how this game runs as a sim racer would play it and not a casual arcade gamer.
    We need to see a wheel attached, aids off and a driver that knows the track.
    If they don’t start doing this, I’m going to wonder what they are afraid of or avoiding.
    Like you I still have some faith in this but it’s depleting with each passing showing of an arcade video. But I guess at E3 you expect it to be set for the everyman. Lets see if CM can showcase something a little more serious after that.

  • AndreasT

    I can’t understand why they don’t ask Anthony Davidson to make some laps with a proper wheel for promotional purpose. Or is he using a gamepad? :tongue: What we’ve seen so far (the driving) is imo more or less embarrassing, especially if you consider that CM frequently emphasizes the sim aspects of F1 2010.

  • hoboracer

    I believe the ISR video shows the use of a steering wheel. It sure looks better than any of the other videos.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LbmX8xFz0_U

  • michael

    jonelsorel: It seems that companies looking to showcase their driving games always find the most stupidest most erratic driver to do the test.. Amazing choice.

    You’re thinking of Renault and Nelson Piquet?

  • michael

    AndreasT: I can’t understand why they don’t ask Anthony Davidson to make some laps with a proper wheel for promotional purpose.

    Because it makes absolutely no difference. You can’t determine how the game feels and handles from watching a video. No matter how good or bad the driver is or what controller he uses.

    Note, no company releasing a game is deciding who drives here. They want to sell games. So these are journalists for various game magazines attending a preview at a show, whose primary purpose is to go away afterwards and write in their magazine or website about the game (or, as here, create a video) for their readership (being primarily gamers)

    The chances are pretty high (going on their past titles) they’ll have a demo. Wait for that (although, let’s face it, no one is sniffing around this title because of the great contribution to PC racing games that these so-called “sims” are ever going to provide. Certainly not now or in the future if they ever did in the past…and definitely not for F1)

    The reason autosim magazine, inside sim racing and virtualr fill their content with these games is because – this is it. NFS shift, F1 2010, Dirt 2, GT5 – these are the modern driving / racing titles people who read their sites are interested in and are buying, modding (at least where possible) and playing. A few might have older titles and / or iracing subscriptions, but there are no sims.

    This game has had a couple of videos with no assists with folk spinning at every corner as well as at least one video with no assists that has just had the guy more or less smoothly driving around the track. Of course the buffoons see one and say “Yeah it’s difficult!” and see the other and maybe decide it isn’t. But you simply cannot tell. No more than you can tell what a piano feels like to play by watching someone play it – whether the pianist is brilliant or completely rubbish and unable to play.

    Just sit back and enjoy the pretty pictures (and the glimpses we get at the features they’ve implemented which, to me at least, suggest they’ve hit the nail on the head when it comes to deciding the most important features to implement to get the F1 racing experience. Let’s just hope they get it finished and out the door on time.

    Tomorrow you can watch qualifying for a real F1 race and hit the red button and watch the onboard video, you will learn absolutely diddly squat about how realistic the handling and physics are in the real F1 race from watching it – except perhaps for the assumption we can make that the physics in real life is likely to be realistic 😀

    All you will see is – at least for the vast majority of the laps driven by the top drivers – someone smoothly and quickly driving along the line.

    In fact, the driver you’re suggesting “makes some laps” has pointed this out that onboard F1 looks easy and doesn’t show how the cars handle. Anyone doing the same in codemasters game wouldn’t tell us anything about the handling either.

  • Apex1024

    The thing that people need to realize is that when they release this game, people will be making mods to make the things that are a little bit arcadish more realistic. you can take for example need for speed shift, which wasn’t suppose to be a full sim. and people have made that game 100% if not more better than what the initial release was of that game. With the modding community growing and look more into “fixing” games to make them a sim rather then an arcade racer, that is what gives me hope into believing in this game. Sure if it is released and it isn’t what all of us imagined/what codemasters has said it was going to be, the modding community will fix the flaws in the game and will bring it one step closer, or more, to a sim racing title. So all i am saying in this is just give it some hope that even if it isn’t what it should be, that people will end up fixing it in the end.

  • AndreasT

    @Michael:
    Of course you cannot judge on the physics and handling from a video. Nevertheless I’d like to enjoy such a promo video which I cannot really with a gamepad being used. AD just came to my mind when I remembered that Red Bull have their simulator videos on the internet. Anyway, let’s wait and see…

  • eddiespag

    This is what it should look and sound like. The most accurate and genuine in car F1 visual/sound experience I have ever seen.
    http://en.espnf1.com/f1/motorsport/story/21552.html

    Hopefully they will reach for the stars and come close to this! :happy:

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