I'm just out of a very quick meeting with Bizarre (thanks again for cutting short your meal time for us!) about PGR3. Impressions inside, with a nice video of the track editor.
The version we got to see was about one month old now (latest "stable" build) and it was already much better than what I got to see in Leipzig. This time the game seemed mostly content complete and needed only a lot of small touch-ups everywhere.
Firs we got to see the menus and options, especially for the Career and online career modes (seems a bit like Forza's). We then gpt to see the track editor (see video) and then we finally saw the game itself running.
This build was running at 30 fps but sometimes it was difficult even for trained eyes like mine to be sure it wasn't 60 fps thanks to the excellent motion blur. Most visual effects were included and except for the building textures being still in low resolution (needing some streaming fixed first) it looked just great. It looked exactly like the screenshots, except it now moved very nicely. The sound was also really good now, with big differences between the inside car view (also great) and outside.
The Kudos system has been refined and now reflects your actions more accurately. Using or not the handbrake will change your kudos score accordingly for example. Mostly it's now easier to understand why you get Kudos for something or not.
We could not stay long but we finally got to see the photo mode, lots of options there (camera shutter, focus, sepia color, you name it) for a very cool looking final image you'll be able to save on the hard drive of the console.
The Bizarre team seemed very confident about the game being ready for launch, and it also seemed that the game running at 60fps is still very much possible.
@GriftGFX: Doesn't that make DotA a team RTS with heroes? :P (2 Hours ago)
That gamasutra articles doesn't mention either MNC or DirtyBomb though. So I think we can agree that people tend to overlook gaps in the genre's history. This shit did not kick off with Battleborn/OW. (7 Hours ago)
OW and DirtyBomb are not MOBA-light games. They are team FPS games that have heroes. (7 Hours ago)
DirtyBomb did something that was at the time unique. You could not call it unique anymore. (8 Hours ago)
@Tinks: I know you think that. But they're not really the same genre. (8 Hours ago)
I could be wrong, but I think the first MNC really did just have classes and no overlapping roles. Think they added "pros" in the sequel. (8 Hours ago)
some lean more moba, or more tower defense, or more shooter, but I think everything we're talking about is connected (8 Hours ago)