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Edited by chickendoughnut

haha COCKpit view
but in all seriousness it looks pretty good.

Posted by Buttes

Looks pretty good. However, the last few NFS games had previews that looked good, and they sucked. What a shame.

Posted by szil45

looks real nice

Posted by HeaveyMental

i love the sound
been missing that is most games, not just racing games

the weak sounds (everything equally weak) is killing me
(example) the ambassador in tf2 was announced like a canon, a BIG gun ... it's not that big, and it's sound doesn't have any personality

this for saying : gj EA, shift is really appealing

Edited by Rio

looks good.  I will definitely consider picking this up.  Does anyone know if this has a date yet? If it comes out around Forza 3 its gonna have to go on the back burner for a bit.

EDIT:  Hmm it does come out around Forza, well its out before it so I may still pick it up.

Posted by Kontrapunkt

Looks good, and your SURE I can't zoom out, right?? :(

Posted by Fbomb

Looks like it's time to buy a steering wheel.

Posted by Iainzor

...and that's why you keep your eyes on the road.

Posted by fingofongo

I don't think they got the cockpit view very well
You can't see enough, the interior of the car takes up half the screen

Posted by Lotan

What is with all this love for cockpit view?  I can't play any racing games that way.

Edited by fooflighter737
@HeaveyMental said:
" i love the soundbeen missing that is most games, not just racing gamesthe weak sounds (everything equally weak) is killing me(example) the ambassador in tf2 was announced like a canon, a BIG gun ... it's not that big, and it's sound doesn't have any personalitythis for saying : gj EA, shift is really appealing "


That's the first thing I noticed was the sound, pretty awesome..

Wasn't too jazzed at first when I heard the series was going this route but now looking forward to more
Posted by Reuben

That video was badass

Posted by crapdragoon

Man holy crap the sound is amazing, the way the brakes squeal and the way the transmission whines,very authentic touch indeed.

Posted by Reetesh

This is what happens when a very good studio of a great yet less known franchise gets bought by a big studio, reshuffles them and makes them work on a very well known and kinda stale franchise. PURE AWESOMENESS

ofcourse, theres also the sad part that friends from the old team have to part ways and work on different things. Also the franchise they loved the most will now not be the same... oh well.. thats life I guess :P

Posted by Sneakybadger

well the steering wheel is on the wrong side  :D

but yea its nice looking and i usually play in cockpit anyway
Posted by Johnny5

Sure its made by SimBin but its not a fullon sim like they normally do, its like a sim for those who are sim curious lol

Mostly because of the amount of contact the cars seem to make in the movie...its quite a lot for professional racing...

Edited by ApplePI
Question:
Why is it that in cockpit view the camera is always fixed to what is in front of the car? In real life you anticipate by turning your head towards the corner/road in which you are headed. By doing so you can see what is coming and anticipate. It would help a lot if the camera is aimed at where your headed instead of being fixed of what is in front of you...
Posted by ahoodedfigure

A little more ramming than normal :) But still probably the racing game perspective I've been waiting for ever since I knew about racing games. 

Posted by Johnny5
@ApplePI: Hmm like most games it'll probably have a look left and right button or something. Its still not a great solution but Im yet to think of a better one (dont say head tracking! lol)
Posted by MeatSim

Yea I never did care for cockpit view in racing games.

Posted by darkjester74

Looks a lot like PGR...not that that's a bad thing, mind you.

Posted by polariod

It looks pretty good, but it reminds me of GRID so much (not that thats a bad thing)
 

Posted by darkspirit138
@ApplePI said:
" Question:Why is it that in cockpit view the camera is always fixed to what is in front of the car? In real life you anticipate by turning your head towards the corner/road in which you are headed. By doing so you can see what is coming and anticipate. It would help a lot if the camera is aimed at where your headed instead of being fixed of what is in front of you... "
Then itll either be really hard to steer (you dunno how mush youll need to) or, if the car automatically steers where youre facing, youll just steer straight.
Posted by FlipperDesert

It looks impressive, but my shit gets wrecked when I drive in-cockpit, unless you have several screens showing you a panoramic view it just doesn't work.

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Posted by Binman88

Thank god it has a guy at the start to tell you that the lights have turned green and that you should go. I never know what to do at the start of the race but now I'll have that constant reminder.

Also, notice how after the contrived crash sequence (which seems to be the game's main selling point), the spectators behind the rails are still clapping as though nothing happened.

Posted by natetodamax

Looks pretty cool.

Posted by Fr0Br0

That was some awesome sound design. Not too sure about how it will play though.

Posted by imayellowfellow

ehhh so they're going back to prostreet with a more realistic angle in mind?

Posted by SilentMike485
@Binman88 said:
" Thank god it has a guy at the start to tell you that the lights have turned green and that you should go. I never know what to do at the start of the race but now I'll have that constant reminder.Also, notice how after the contrived crash sequence (which seems to be the game's main selling point), the spectators behind the rails are still clapping as though nothing happened. "
..................It's a video game, calm down.
Posted by TheGremp

It looks fun, but way too much like GRID.  So much that I wouldn't be surprised if they simply looked at GRID and said "Go make that game."

Posted by Binman88
@SilentMike485 said:
"
@Binman88 said:
" Thank god it has a guy at the start to tell you that the lights have turned green and that you should go. I never know what to do at the start of the race but now I'll have that constant reminder.Also, notice how after the contrived crash sequence (which seems to be the game's main selling point), the spectators behind the rails are still clapping as though nothing happened. "
..................It's a video game, calm down.
"
Yes, nothing gets me more angry than demos of games at E3.

I was poking fun at the demo buddy, no cause for alarm.
Posted by Sly_Ry

Looks and sounds amazing! I don't usually play racing games...but I might pick this one up for sure.

Posted by gbpackers94

I'd rather have Forza 3 or GT5.

Posted by Media_Master

nice

Edited by lihtster1

Cockpit view is the way to go... And I hope this has mouse steering, because I'm not spending money on a wheel for a game. This is gonna be 10% NFS, 91% GTR.     hopefully :D