GRID 2: ‘No cockpit view because less than 5% of gamers use it’ – Codies respond

Monday, 13 August 2012 11:36 GMT By Dave Cook

GRID 2 doesn’t have an in-car cockpit view, much to the dismay and anger of many gamers. Developer Codemasters has responded to fan backlash by explaining why the viewpoint won’t appear in the game.

Speaking with PCGamesN, GRID 2 executive producer Clive Moody explained the cut, “There seems to be some confusion about where we get our data from to help us make these decisions. 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,” Moody continued, “It’s a fact that only 5% of Codemasters Racing game players ever used the in-car view. 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.”

Did you use cockpit view in GRID, would you like to see it return?

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