The "Neon Engine" is a cross platform engine. It was made since they needed a way to exploit the power of the PS3 and no current engines (such as Unreal and Renderware, which both they tried) allowed them to do what they wanted to do with it, thus they talked to $ony and got inside info and built a new engine with the help of $ony. One that would allow them to exploit the power of the PS3 and combine it with being able to also exploit the power of the X360 at the same time. Meaning both versions (X360 and PS3) will do the most it can with their respective hardware. Cool stuff IMO.ThomasGOAL said:Codemasters developing 'Neon Engine' for PS3
Colin McRae: DIRT launches for the PS3, Xbox 360, and PC in June. The three versions will be almost identical, but Raeburn admits that Microsoft leads the way with its online service:
"Xbox Live set the benchmark with regards to online console gaming, so it is a compliment to Microsoft that we are endeavouring to replicate much of this on the PS3 and PC platforms."
How can you not like the 10-15 min stages? I really miss that feature in Rally games. I had this one from around the win95/game still ran in DOS days on the computer I forget what it was called, but there was nothing close. Ahhh, the days of driving in the snow at night for a real 10-15 and even sometimes 20-30 mins. This game was advanced for its time also. Rain and snow would stick to the windsheild and the wipers would actually wipe it off. Mud, snow, water stuck to the car........Thinking about this is starting to piss me off now. Why is it a game from the 90's did this stuff but 99% of games today, with the powerful hardware we have now can't do it is beyond me. Oh nevermind, I forgot most developers have become lazy and spew out the same crap year after year.But if you make stages too long and too sim based it will alienate alot of the market.........
I have enjoyed the McRae series, and it has moved on from Rallying I guess, but I still think there is a happy medium. I know I was driving on my wits in some of the races, and I dont fancy a full sim based 10-15min stage, that would put me right off. Sega Rally with it's min to 2 min stages where too short, although I have enjoyed that series alot.
Fuck yeah!!!!!!! It was just called Rally Championship in the states(was released in 1996 or 1997) but we are indeed talking about the same game and oh boy was it a great game........countless hours wasted...........did I say wasted, I meant countless hours put to good use :pI had that, got it for Christmas (along with a steering wheel) - if we're talking about the same game. Network Q (or something like that)?