F1 2010 will feature “the most complicated weather system ever seen in a racing game” which is integral to F1. When rain starts to fall, the track will gradually lose grip, with some areas losing grip faster than others. “Overhanging trees, for example, will shelter the track, while dips and indentations in the tarmac will hold more standing water and provide a greater risk.”
When the rain stops, a “drying line” will start to appear which will provide more grip which will make it easier to drive. If a car strays from the dry line, the tyres will lose grip and it will be harder to drive. Evolving track will also be featured elsewhere in the game; at the start of a race weekend, the track will be “green” and therefore have less grip, but as the weekend progresses, rubber will be laid down onto the track, increasing the grip.
Research will also feature in F1 2010. Consistently out-race a teammate, and the player will receive new parts, updates and upgrades as they are developed. The player’s team will develop new parts and updates for their car throughout the season, evolving the car as the season progresses.
The game will feature a career mode consisting of either three, five or seven seasons (depending on the user’s choice). Where players can drive for any team, each having their own objectives GGйјGЗЈ “For example, race for Ferrari and anything other than winning the Driver’s and Constructor’s Championship would be a failure, while a mere points finish when driving for Lotus would be a huge success.” Media interest will also differ depending on whether the player is racing for one of the top teams, or a team at the back of the grid and will reflect the progress the player makes; more success will equalmore media attention.
[*] Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP, Vista or Windows 7
[*] Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo@2.4??? or Athlon X2
[*] Operational * Memory: 1GB (2GB for Windows Vista, Windows 7)
[*] Video: GeForce 7800 / Radeon X1800 or higher
[*] Free disk space: 12.5 GB
[*] Sound: DirectX compatible sound card
[*] CD-ROM: DVD-ROM Drive
[*] Additional software: DirectX 9.0c
[*] Management: Keyboard, Mouse