Codemasters ‘Race Driver: GRID’ Launch Party @ Zouk KL

I was fortunate to get 3 VIP passes for this event from Azmi. See, he’s the Senior Games Artist and Group Leader (Car Design) for GRID. An avid gamer myself, I jumped on the opportunity to see how game studios do product launches. More of curiosity I guess. One thing we can be proud of is that most (if not all) the car modelling and design is done here in the KL studio. Proof of this is printed in the game credits. I read somewhere that this is the first and biggest international game done on our shores!

For those not in the know, Codemasters is one of the most successful game design studios in the world rivalling the likes of Sony and EA. They are best known in the racing genre so it’s not surprising that the word over the grapevines is that the next Formula 1 game will be designed by them.

I didn’t get to test the game as the queue was overwhelming. But I feel the graphics is awesome. Be informed that this is arcade-like rather than a feature packed driving simulator (as with GT5 Prologue on the PS3). So, expect to have more fun! The best part is that you have damage simulation! Yes, the cars vitually fall apart with the more damage it takes. Cool…


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