Gran Turismo 5 may be getting all the hype in the video game world – and rightfully so – but there’s another auto racing game that’s slowly turning some heads around here. What’s more, the game is set to drop in stores tomorrow, September 21.
Take that, GT5.
Not that we’re going to bump Gran Turismo 5 down a peg for the comical delays it has had leading up to highly anticipated debut later this year, but since the game isn’t out yet, F1 2010 by Codemasters is a pretty good consolation to keep our minds – and hands – busy until the GT5 release.
Now, if you’re a fan of Formula One or any form of auto racing for that matter, you can watch this new video of some action-packed footage from the game, including scenic shots of the Singaporean and Abu Dhabi GPs, and if your hands aren’t itching to play this game, then something is most definitely wrong with you.
Press Release after the jump
See FORMULA ONE stars race into the night in the new F1 2010 gameplay video released by Codemasters®, now showing at www.formula1-game.com. F1 2010 will be released on September 21 in North America and September 23rd across EPAC territories with a UK street date of September 24th for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and PC Games For Windows®.
Showcasing the stunning lighting effects from F1 2010, the new gameplay video features the full 24-car grid taking on the spectacular Singapore night race. For the first time in a FORMULA ONE videogame, players will experience night racing in high-definition as they go wheel-to-wheel on the city streets, set against a backdrop of fireworks and skyscrapers. F1 2010, powered by the award-winning EGO engine, authentically recreates the effect of the circuit’s hundreds of thousands of individual light sources as stars including Lewis Hamilon, Fernando Alonso and Sebastian Vettel take on one of the most dramatic events on the FORMULA ONE calendar.
The video also showcases the world’s finest racing drivers slicing and dicing at Yas Marina. The 2010 FORMULA 1 ETIHAD AIRWAYS ABU DHABI GRAND PRIX is shown as the race takes place at dusk, highlighting the unique atmosphere at the circuit set to host the final round of the thrilling 2010 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPTM.
F1 2010, the official game of FORMULA ONE, will include all of the official teams, drivers and circuits featuring from this season’s thrilling competition. The game can be enjoyed in an extensive career mode, a range of quick-fire races and time trials or full GRAND PRIXTM weekends. Players will experience the exhilaration of racing motorsport’s most advanced cars at the world’s finest circuits, in single player and online multiplayer modes.
In production at Codemasters Studios Birmingham, F1 2010 is being developed on the EGOTM Game Technology Platform, an evolution of the engine that powered the critically acclaimed, million-plus selling DiRT 2 and GRIDTM. The under-the hood technology has been tuned to simulate the unique aerodynamics and handling of 200MPH+ FORMULA ONE cars, taking players closer to the sport than ever before.
FORMULA ONE fans can watch the new video by speeding over to www.formula1-game.com, the home for all the latest screens, news and videos straight from the studio. F1 2010 will be released September 21, 2010 for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Games for Windows.
Source: Motor World Hype