GRID 2 Cockpit Cam Removed Due to Console Constraints
Developer needs “to look at the whole aspect of the game”.
In another case of “better-if-PC-exclusive”, Codemasters’ senior producer Vincent Meulle for GRID 2 stated that the cockpit camera has been removed due to technological constraints on the current gen of consoles.
“The thing is that [removal of the cockpit view] was a really big decision for us. It allows us to be able to push other things in the game, like with the visuals. We’ve been able to extend point-to-point events, we’ve been able to add more cars to the track, and that’s really pushing things forward. It’s a good decision for the game and we don’t regret it.”
“We have complete respect for those that use a cockpit cam, but we need to look at the whole aspect of the game. If we just had to do this game for PC we obviously would have a cockpit cam, but we only have so much power to play with [referring to consoles].
“We’d prefer to focus on the race experience, and that unfortunately lead us to make some difficult decisions regarding the cockpit cam.”
GRID 2 releases on May 28th for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC.