I guess this would be F1 2019.5 then, could hardly call it F1 2020
They don't want to spend the money to get the additional licenses for the new tracks. It's all about the money. That's what it always comes down to.I wonder why the sponsors are happy with a track such as Spa in the F1 games. That track is an abomination to what is possible with today's standards. (Unless they have a several year contract with the track for it to be used in its current state).
I just don't get it. (Unless they can't get contracts as the track owners have seen what horrible job Codemasters can do with building Spa for example )
1.) Agree with you that you shouldn't buy it if you are angry with them about the content they put out.Call me a dick in a room full of pussies but I am glad they are being exposed for the sham they are. All I hear all day every day is support developers, buy the game anyway, if you don't like it play something else. For the record, I have no problem with people who do that, but they have a big problem with me.
It's not that hard to produce a model of clarity and stick to it. In other words, if you say you are an arcade game that is only interested in cosmetic updates every year, and requires 22 patches, then get the cosmetic updates right and nothing else.
If you say you are a sim that gets the physics right, then release one good engine every 3 years and only DLC the cosmetic updates with no patches.
I have no problem with the game being **** in both departments. However, they seem to have a problem with me saying that it is **** at replicating F1 at 100%, and it is **** at updating yearly content on time. So the fact it calls itself an F1 official game 20xx when it does nothing to represent official cars cornering in cockpit mode or adapt to the yearly changes makes it insulting to advertise and release titles to an F1 fan.
Also the fact they resort to half-baked legendary content instead of taking the opportunity to release something like F1 19xx shows there is no initiative or care.
And actually a 20xx career title where you are stuck in the pit at Australia, have to wait months, and then do two races at Austria with no fans would be legendary.
No, they are all very kind. I am sure they will all get everything right on time and everything will be amazing. Don't be scared because there ain't nothing to worry about. Let your hair down.
People that socialize are simply irresponsible to the point of being culpable
They think their daily lives and routine are more important then the hundreds of thousands have died
Shame on them all
1.) Agree with you that you shouldn't buy it if you are angry with them about the content they put out.
2.) This is not a sim, that's for sure. Formula 1 is way too secretive for them to get it right.
3.) If they can't add mouse support for their PC version, that surely show them to be lazy or cheap.
4.) If they can't add tracks that they have done from past games that have fallen off the calendar, it can't be that much work to update them to the current format. They must be lazy or cheap.
I could rant on some more, but that's probably enough.
One thing in defense of Codemaster is that they must be paying a fortune for the the rights to the formula one game. Hence their cheapness.
if they were to go through and license these tracks. its at an unknown price that that track owners deem their worth to f1 (we can guess it would cost a fair bit)
then it needs to be made, the wages of all the art staff and some of the coding staff, not just having to make the tracks, but it'll then be months of beta testing to make sure game logic and AI even works
and talking to a developer of another similar game, contract talks can take over 6 months and its owned by a company more ingrained in IRL Motorsports than codemasters
it'll take to the end of the year and that time isn't being spent on next years game.
they they'll need that money back so it'll need to be DLC and i dont think people are interested in that.
theres also the initial contract which codemasters signed with f.... we have absolutely no idea whats even in it, and never will. we can only speculate that its based on other commercial contracts before the season even starts