F1 2012 Dev Diary #3

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In this F1 2012 Developer Diary from Codemasters, they take a look at the weather system which is much more dynamic than in recent games. WIth this weather system, it could be raining at one end of the racetrack and bone dry at another. This type of gameplay brings a whole new element of strategy to the game – would you use dry tyres or intermediates?

The handling system has been revamped too, meaning the car feels more “weighty” and the rear end kicks out more when the car is given more gas coming out of a corner.

The replay system looks promising as well. You can set up cameras at different points around the track to get those moments where you’re really hustling the car – and add in some slow motion and it will be difficult to see the difference between real life Formula 1 footage and F1 2012 gameplay.

This game looks awesome, I highly recommend buying it if you’re looking for a racing sim. At least give it a rent.

F1 2012 is due out on September 21st for the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3.

Nick Marcantonio

Nick interns in Manhattan while living on Long Island. His gaming passion runs deeper than the Mariana Trench. A graduate with a Music Industry degree, he passes the time playing FIFA 13 and eating cookies for breakfast.

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