Art and audio is always important for a game- even a racing game, as this video demonstrates.
F1 2018 launches later this week, and ahead of that release, developers and publishers Codemasters have released the final developer diary for the game. This developer diary focuses specifically on the art and audio in the game- the latter is especially important to completely nail in a game trying to be authentic to motorsports, as any discerning automobile fan can tell if your sound design is off for cars.
The former is especially important for F1 2018, because, as I noted in my review for the game, while the game is trying its very best to be as authentic as is possible, it falters on the graphical front- the technical realization of its visuals simply isn’t as great as many other similar games manage. A strong art style can compensate for technical shortcomings in this area, however- so it’s good to see that this was a focus for Codemasters during the development of the game, too.
F1 2018 launches on August 24 for PS4, Xbox One, and PC.