Riot on bringing back Featured Gameplay Modes: "No mode is off the table"

The Walking Dead Season 2 concludes next week, so prepare your emotions

Firaxicon: Firaxis is putting on its first official convention next month

GRID 2

Codemasters respond to complaints about lack of cockpit view in Grid 2

In response to complaints from the community regarding the lack of cockpit view in GRID 2, Codemasters reveal that only 5% of players actually used it.

Announced less then 12 hours ago and Codemasters are already receiving complaints about GRID 2. The main point of contention is the loss of in-car camera view that was available in the original. Though Codemasters say their decisions was justified.

“There seems to be some confusion about where we get our data from to help us make these decisions,” speaking to Eurogamer, executive producer Clive Moody said, “While we do use research and focus groups, the most important data source for us is the enormous amount of telemetry data we can obtain from our servers that tells us exactly how and what our players are doing across all our games. So it's not a case of just a sample of people we've spoken to in research, it's a fact that only 5% of Codemasters Racing game players ever used the in-car view.”

Considering the cost involved in implementing the in-car view – Grid's was a fully fleshed out affair with detailed vehicle interiors, subtle head movements, and animated limbs – you can catch their reasoning for dropping it. And, that cost, as Moody explains, isn't just financial: “By making this educated call, we can use the extra available memory to make the on-track racing a truly mind-blowingly immersive experience.

“We can author and run higher resolution vehicle models with more detailed geometry. We can feature higher resolution external vehicle textures and work further detail into our environment textures. We can dedicate more processing power to our improved physics systems, integral to the GRID 2 experience, and push other systems to the next level, such as particles and real-time lighting.”

It's a shame for those 5% but when faced with that data it would have been difficult to justify its inclusion. Moody also points out that there will still be a bonnet cam for those players who use racing wheels.

Login or Register
Alienware - Game VictoriousNvidia Shield - Titanfall
Heat Signature: surviving in space for as long as you can thumbmail

Heat Signature

Heat Signature: surviving in space for as long as you can

Riot on bringing back Featured Gameplay Modes:

Riot on bringing back Featured Gameplay Modes: "No mode is off the table"

The Walking Dead Season 2 concludes next week, so prepare your emotions thumnnail

The Walking Dead Season 2 concludes next week, so prepare your emotions

Firaxicon: Firaxis is putting on its first official convention next month thumnnail

Firaxicon: Firaxis is putting on its first official convention next month

Script Kiddies: PvP hacking with a hint of tower defence thumnnail

Script Kiddies: PvP hacking with a hint of tower defence

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter: the case opens in September thumnnail

The Vanishing of Ethan Carter: the case opens in September

Noir Syndrome is a randomly generated murder mystery game thumbmail

Noir Syndrome

Noir Syndrome is a randomly generated murder mystery game

Renowned Explorers: International Society trailer sets the scene for globetrotting and artifact theft thumnnail

Renowned Explorers: International Society trailer sets the scene for globetrotting and artifact theft

How To Train Your Drakken: Endless Legend's next playable race has been revealed thumnnail

How To Train Your Drakken: Endless Legend's next playable race has been revealed

Ancient Space: a Paradox-published RTS with a cast from Star Trek, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica thumnnail

Ancient Space: a Paradox-published RTS with a cast from Star Trek, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica

Is World of Warcraft's Robin Williams tribute a genie NPC? thumnnail

Is World of Warcraft's Robin Williams tribute a genie NPC?

Metal Gear Solid 5's online base infiltrations look absolutely hilarious thumnnail

Metal Gear Solid 5's online base infiltrations look absolutely hilarious

Gamescom 2014: Hands-on with Alien: Isolation thumbmail

Alien: Isolation

Gamescom 2014: Hands-on with Alien: Isolation

Minecraft Bukkit project lead quits, Mojang take over thumnnail

Minecraft Bukkit project lead quits, Mojang take over

Hi-Rez: Steam free-to-play games have a discovery problem thumnnail

Hi-Rez: Steam free-to-play games have a discovery problem

Watch a man and his elephant go clay human shooting in Far Cry 4 thumnnail

Watch a man and his elephant go clay human shooting in Far Cry 4

Na'Vi Dota 2 squad has

Na'Vi Dota 2 squad has "lost its leader": Puppey moves on with "no regrets"

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 box art and screenshot make a brief appearance thumnnail

Resident Evil: Revelations 2 box art and screenshot make a brief appearance

Some new Star Citizen stretch goals thumbmail

Star Citizen

Some new Star Citizen stretch goals

Hitting the bottle: Brainiac gets his own Lego Batman 3 trailer thumnnail

Hitting the bottle: Brainiac gets his own Lego Batman 3 trailer

Overkill's The Walking Dead takes place in the comic universe, but with new survivors thumnnail

Overkill's The Walking Dead takes place in the comic universe, but with new survivors

Hellgate is quietly attempting a comeback through Steam Greenlight thumnnail

Hellgate is quietly attempting a comeback through Steam Greenlight

Celebrate Final Fantasy XIV's anniversary with free game time thumnnail

Celebrate Final Fantasy XIV's anniversary with free game time

Sienna Storm: a spy thriller and digital card game from Deus Ex and Knights of the Old Republic 2 devs thumnnail

Sienna Storm: a spy thriller and digital card game from Deus Ex and Knights of the Old Republic 2 devs