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F1 2018 Game Ideas

ShahRiyaadh16ShahRiyaadh16 Member New Car Smell
F1 2018 Game Ideas

F1 2017 Game is so far, in my opinion the best ever game within Codemasters franchise. However, every amazing game still needs improvement. So today, I'm going be talking about F1 2018 and ideas that could be implemented for the new game, next year. Obviously, I am aware of FOM regulations/license etc. But hopefully some of these ideas can be implemented. 

- AI are more defensive in the slipstream/straight
- AI hang around a corner or might make a huge dive bomb into a corner
- Show characteristics of actual F1 drivers when you are in any racing mode (Alonso does a lot of cut backs or Ricciardo dive bombing)
- Use feeder categories such as; F4, F3, F2 or Go - Karting within the gameplay for career mode (get promotion from teams and so on)
- Bring back conferences and interviews even a interview outside the F1 world maybe in a boat with a special broadcast or something 
- First and third player format of the F1 world, which includes the, garage, pit lane, motor home, paddock area
- Have YOUR own celebration when you win or do well inside and outside the cockpit
- Put more womens in the cutscenes
- Produce standing water, if drivers go on top of this they aquaplane
- Once it rains, make some drivers go on the non - racing line like Verstappen 
- Different setups for different tracks
- POV view of the podium like Monza, Silverstone and so on 
- Pre - Podium scene or POV view. Drivers talking etc
- Once a race finishes YOU get to drive back to parc ferme
- Marshals come out on tracks to clean debris instead of it disappearing
- Have winter testing running before the season starts so you and the team can develop the car but you get less R & D
- Keep legendary cars
- Get legendary circuits back
More reversal tracks
- Tyres can de - laminate or explode instead of losing pressure all the time 
- Get to talk with team bosses
- First lap crashes need to be sometimes bigger and catastrophic. 
- Drive to your own pit box
- Commentators speaking within the race David Coulthard and Ben Edwards ( I like his commentating) 
- Engineer talks more and tries to motivate you 
- Podium talks, POV
- On race day, by yourself you get to go to the starting position and team rolls you into your grid slot
- AI needs to be more aggressive
- Time Trials delete laps which don't seem to be correct
- Getting demoted or out of contract by a team much more quicker then 13 races 
- Getting demoted mid - season
- Drivers from other feeder categories participate in P1 and P2
- Red flag when there is heavy rainfall
- Once red flag YOU get to go back to either the pits or grid slot
- Getting told off for a mistake or crashing into a teammate by the team
- When cars hit one another, sometimes there can be terminal damage, such as water leak/ hydraulic leak  etc causing you to stop
- Get a charge button this means drivers and players can only go for a lap, then charge battery for a lap, then go again. This reduces wear of tyre and tests players more
- More mechanical failures 
- Be able to change engine settings
- Have more information on the steering wheel, lap times, battery charge
- Being able to use ERS
- Double flap DRS 
- Story mode of an young talent, you get to choose the path to get to the Formula One World
- White lines can make the rear slide away in the wet or cause you to go off 
- Be able to analyse your driving. Where you lost time and so on or being able to watch your lap
- If you win the world championship you get it on December or whenever it is, so maybe a cutscene for that
- Have a more realistic trophy cabinet
- Have a series where you start in the a 2000's car and then as the year progresses new drivers, new teams, new cars start to get implemented until 2018
- Being able to unveil the car during launch and asked questions
- Being able to change helmets or customise your own helmet

 These are all my ideas, I'll be happy if anyone of you can leave more ideas for Codemasters, which will make the game better for the years to come. By the way I'm not saying Codemasters hasn't done a good job it has done an exceptional one but it just needs a bit more of a tweak to become the best racing game in the world. 
 

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  • StaatsfeindNr1StaatsfeindNr1 Member Wheel Nut
    Quit your Contract and give the License to SMS ;) OR do ALL what that dude says and that BUG FREE! sit down on the pants floor!
  • HaguroHaguro Member New Car Smell
    I also wanted to have more engine modes and battery power, but then decided that it would be too difficult for beginners and overall useless
  • akinozdemirakinozdemir Member Unleaded
    AI penalties and component/engine/gearbox usage follow

    Rival teams’ vehicle development detail
  • Dboyking1Dboyking1 Member, Drivers Co-Driver
    Don't get why people want the license removed/sold, codies are a small company and personally if the FOM wasn't on their backs all the time, the game would be densely improved. Plus a bug free game is impossible. I am willing to bet £5 if a company like SMS would take the license it wouldn't be all that. ;)

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  • RaalteRaalte Member Co-Driver
    Raalte said:
    How about the same content as now but then bug free. 
    Come on, mate. We should be at least a liiiittle bit more realistic.

    OK, a few new features with bugs and some bugs from 3 games ago.

    I hope for the online players that mp will be better at launch
  • sebasdenbsebasdenb Member Unleaded
    Guys, please leave the "Codies shouldn't make another F1 game because there are so many bugs" posts for another forum, this one's for ideas that would improve the next game. I suggest you use your creativity instead of your negativity :smile:

  • FRACTUREDFRACTURED Member, Drivers Champion
    I'm being creative.

    If they stopped trying to make an MP game they could focus on releasing the best possible single player game. Much easier to add all the things people have requested over the years if they're not constantly worrying about how Update X for offline will ruin Function Y online.

    They could cater to that part of the market and those hoping for something league-able could finally move on to something with a better development timeframe.

    Based on the achievements completion many don't play online anyways, better to make 95% of the half the people happy than 50% of all the people...at least for their forums. 

    In the meantime whilst they insist on being all things to all people they'll just have to put up with it, this is the game they have released, if people aren't happy they've every right to vent their spleen.
    You remember when you first came to my office? I asked you, "Do you want to be an eagle, or do you want to be a **** bird?" And you said "I want to be an eagle".
    You got to be what you say you're going to be, which you aren't.
    You got to do what you say you're going to do, which you haven't.
  • sebasdenbsebasdenb Member Unleaded
    FRACTURED said:
    I'm being creative.

    If they stopped trying to make an MP game they could focus on releasing the best possible single player game. Much easier to add all the things people have requested over the years if they're not constantly worrying about how Update X for offline will ruin Function Y online.

    They could cater to that part of the market and those hoping for something league-able could finally move on to something with a better development timeframe.

    Based on the achievements completion many don't play online anyways, better to make 95% of the half the people happy than 50% of all the people...at least for their forums. 

    In the meantime whilst they insist on being all things to all people they'll just have to put up with it, this is the game they have released, if people aren't happy they've every right to vent their spleen.
    I understand where you're coming from, and my comment wasn't directed at you, fyi. I believe CM could make an incredible single-player game, and you're correct, there are more people playing offline than online, but it'd be a very bad move from them to cease multiplayer. 
    Removing MP would not make sense at all given this new F1 eSports thing they've launched - how ridiculous would it be for F1 to have an eSports competition on the official F1 game, when the game doesn't allow players to race each other online? 

    In my honest opinion, I would not be against Codemasters focusing more on stability rather than innovative features next time around, as I believe the game we've got right now (bar bugs and glitches) is rather decent - not perfect or optimal, but if they were to release a game next year which had barely any glitches and a few new and enhanced features I'd be very happy to buy it. The fiasco that is the F1 game's post-release glitches isn't satisfying anyone.

    This doesn't mean we shouldn't think of new features though, and OP has had some great ideas already. Let's keep 'em coming.
  • FRACTUREDFRACTURED Member, Drivers Champion
    edited September 21
    Personally I think it's ridiculous that they are running any sort of eSports as it is, with so many problems online. It doesn't look great when people join a live stream to watch some racing, and the leader gets DSQ'd crossing the line for some tyre glitch etc.

    I can be harsh on them but that's just personal feeling having spent so much time playing F1 from 10-14 and just feeling ripped off with the last two games. Hence I stick around here once more hoping finally for some good news RE: patching online.


    Idea: sort out the display on the wheel, add screens to cycle through for information like Motec or Indycars/FC/FB in pCars. Please. It's needed for cockpit view.
    You remember when you first came to my office? I asked you, "Do you want to be an eagle, or do you want to be a **** bird?" And you said "I want to be an eagle".
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  • auroborosauroboros Member Wheel Nut
    Put more women in the cut scenes.... Lol
    You actually wrote that.
  • TACKLEBERRYDKTACKLEBERRYDK Member New Car Smell
    Great with ideas for Codemasters. Love F1 2017 but still lots of possible improvements out there:

    * Commentators during race + the commentators talk about how you are doing in the season, reflect on you form and so on AND they call you by name not just "and a Force india in pole :-("
    * Replay with highlight of crashes, cool overtakings etc (like done in FIFA)
    * more feeling of an actual career, more cutscenes, interviews between races, silly season, new drivers coming in to the game, 3rd drivers get a chance. Your F1-job has to be on the line here:)
    + all ShahRiyaadh16  said ;-)

  • Flazh92Flazh92 Member Wheel Nut
    I agree to all those points. I'd add a real Replay mode with original TV HUD. The camera should automatically jump where overtakes happen and not stick to the car you chose to watch. The Standings should be displayed like in real TV.
  • LilBrown47LilBrown47 Member Wheel Nut
    edited September 22
    I'd add these points to your great list mate:

    -official TV HUD (it's a no brainer in a "officially licenced" F1 product)

    -official camera angles as a default, players can change it to their liking afterwards anyways (currently it's still impossible to replicate the real life onboard camera angle in both TV POD and COCKPIT)

    -more sense of speed and camera shakiness / driver head shakiness (would make the driving experience more natural)

    -driving school for nubs and scrubs (it's desperately needed for all those struggling to drive clean and or without assists)

    -more information on the wheel display to promote cockpit driving and driving without the HUD switched on (especially cockpit enthusiasts will be very thankful for that feature)

    -leg protection / driver leg padding in the cockpit (this has been suggested at least a couple of countless times already and tbh it looks absolutely weird to see the virtual car model not being 100% accurate in a "officially licenced" F1 game)

    -helmet cam + VR (PCars2 currently has got the "perfect" one out there in the racing branche)

    Either way i highly doubt Codies will put all these features in their game during the next 3 years, as almost 90% of this thread has been reappearing for 8 straight years now.....
  • ShahRiyaadh16ShahRiyaadh16 Member New Car Smell
    edited September 22
    Alright, thank you for the ideas, it means a lot. Every single one of you. At the end of the day everyone has there own opinions and I have read every single comment. Can you try to get more people involved with this discussion (or people who are reading this to post something even if its the same thing as someone else said) in order to make F1 2018 the best game yet. I believe Codemasters still needs to reach out not just to youtubers etc. but to the people playing because we all have phenomenal ideas that SHOULD be implemented.  I'm not here to make this a big thing, I just want Codemasters to be the best racing game ever. So it can influence other games like Gran Turismo, Project Cars and so on. Obviously, its pretty clear that Codemasters won't add everything into one game, because if you think about it the next games would pretty much be rubbish as there won't be anything to add cause all the ideas have gone. But here's my reply to all of your comments just to show you that I mean it. I will do a second part if the comments go exceptionally well. By the way, sorry for taking most of the idea, but do repeat them to show that you agree with the idea. 

    They could stop with the multiplayer aspect of the game and focus on all your points above - FRACTURED

    They could do that but, as SebasdenB said, even though there is a low amount of people playing MP (multiplayer), to be honest MP is there to show your talent off to the rest of the world. Additionally, not much work is needed on multiplayer, just a few tweaks of bugs, lag and glitches.

    How about the same content as now but then bug free - Raalte

    Definitely, agree with you. Bugs screw over the you and the game badly. 

    Come on, mate. We should be at least a liiiittle bit more realistic - ImDyingYouIdiot

    I guess you are right. But any idea is a good idea. 

    Quit your Contract and give the License to SMS  OR do ALL what that dude says and that BUG FREE! sit down on the pants floor! - StaatsfiendNR1

    Definitely, agree with you mate. 

    I also wanted to have more engine modes and battery power, but then decided that it would be too difficult for beginners and overall useless - Haguro

    True that, but maybe it can be used for like elites once you change the difficulties or something like that in terms of battery power. More engines, I believe the 2017 game allows you to use above 5 engines but you go above that. However,  you might or will receive a penalty. If I'm mistaken sorry, I don't know much about the power unit penalty rules. 

    AI penalties and component/engine/gearbox usage follow

    Rival teams’ vehicle development detail - akinozdemir

    I believe F1 2017 does that and it would be implemented on the new game. But, yes I guess we the players get harsher penalties than AI. We could introduce stop/go penalties etc. If you don't believe me go check tiametmarkduk's youtube channel season 1, Japan of AI's getting penalties. Its a mixed grid order. 

    Don't get why people want the license removed/sold, codies are a small company and personally if the FOM wasn't on their backs all the time, the game would be densely improved. Plus a bug free game is impossible. I am willing to bet £5 if a company like SMS would take the license it wouldn't be all that.  - DBoyKing1

    Definitely agree, But these are just ideas if it does happen. Bug free is never impossible. Nothings impossible just believe.  It will come to a point where it will 0% bugs. Inshallah. 

    OK, a few new features with bugs and some bugs from 3 games ago.

    I hope for the online players that mp will be better at launch - Raalte

    LOL. JOKAAA. 

    I got a new idea: Option to turn the Halo off. I don't know if I want to watch that thing when driving - Raalte

    LOL. BIG JOKAAA. But we could run it in a practice session as a programme. That would be pretty cool. 


    I'd add these points to your great list mate:

    -official TV HUD (it's a no brainer in a "officially licenced" F1 product)

    -official camera angles as a default, players can change it to their liking afterwards anyways (currently it's still impossible to replicate the real life onboard camera angle in both TV POD and COCKPIT)

    -more sense of speed and camera shakiness / driver head shakiness (would make the driving experience more natural)

    -driving school for nubs and scrubs (it's desperately needed for all those struggling to drive clean and or without assists)

    -more information on the wheel display to promote cockpit driving and driving without the HUD switched on (especially cockpit enthusiasts will be very thankful for that feature)

    -leg protection / driver leg padding in the cockpit (this has been suggested at least a couple of countless times already and tbh it looks absolutely weird to see the virtual car model not being 100% accurate in a "officially licenced" F1 game)

    -helmet cam + VR (PCars2 currently has got the "perfect" one out there in the racing branche)

    Either way i highly doubt Codies will put all these features in their game during the next 3 years, as almost 90% of this thread has been reappearing for 8 straight years now..... - LilBrown47

    Thank you for the compliment, love it :). Your ideas are great mate. Yes, official TV HUD would be amazing. I like your idea about the head shaking or bouncing with tracks like Monza etc. Driving school, I love that idea bring back that 2012 kinda game play. Indeed, more information on the wheel display like project cars. Very true, about leg protection/head protection pad etc. They should implement that idea, it won't take to long. Helmet cam/VR would be so cool absolutely amazing idea mate. 

    I agree to all those points. I'd add a real Replay mode with original TV HUD. The camera should automatically jump where overtakes happen and not stick to the car you chose to watch. The Standings should be displayed like in real TV. - FlazH92

    Totally agree with two of the points you made. At the end it can show highlights maybe, just like FIFA at the end of the match.

    Great with ideas for Codemasters. Love F1 2017 but still lots of possible improvements out there:

    * Commentators during race + the commentators talk about how you are doing in the season, reflect on you form and so on AND they call you by name not just "and a Force india in pole :-("
    * Replay with highlight of crashes, cool overtakings etc (like done in FIFA)
    * more feeling of an actual career, more cutscenes, interviews between races, silly season, new drivers coming in to the game, 3rd drivers get a chance. Your F1-job has to be on the line here:)
    + all ShahRiyaadh16  said ;-) - TACKLEBERRYDK

    Agree with every single point. Good ideas. :). Thank your for the add on of my name. Appreciate you liking some or all of my ideas. 

    Put more women in the cut scenes.... Lol
    You actually wrote that. - aurosboros

    Why not ;) ? We need some more girls in here. There's too many men too many men . Naa I'm jokinh . Formula One is still an male athletes sport. To have womens in the garage would be nice because there are some females within this industry. One or two. Not just Emma. Imagine having pit girls or paddock girls or something. Idk. :)))

    Guys, please leave the "Codies shouldn't make another F1 game because there are so many bugs" posts for another forum, this one's for ideas that would improve the next game. I suggest you use your creativity instead of your negativity smile  - sebasdenb

    Lol. Why don't you do the honour of making it. Cause I haven't experienced any bugs. :)))). You may become famous with your forum chat. ;)

    I'm being creative.

    If they stopped trying to make an MP game they could focus on releasing the best possible single player game. Much easier to add all the things people have requested over the years if they're not constantly worrying about how Update X for offline will ruin Function Y online.

    They could cater to that part of the market and those hoping for something league-able could finally move on to something with a better development timeframe.

    Based on the achievements completion many don't play online anyways, better to make 95% of the half the people happy than 50% of all the people...at least for their forums. 

    In the meantime whilst they insist on being all things to all people they'll just have to put up with it, this is the game they have released, if people aren't happy they've every right to vent their spleen. - FRACTURED

    Your opinion is invalid mate. Naa I'm joking. That's why this forum is here. To make your ideas into reality which hopefully will go into the game for next year. Obviously, you know that. Hopefully : / . 

     I understand where you're coming from, and my comment wasn't directed at you, fyi. I believe CM could make an incredible single-player game, and you're correct, there are more people playing offline than online, but it'd be a very bad move from them to cease multiplayer. 
    Removing MP would not make sense at all given this new F1 eSports thing they've launched - how ridiculous would it be for F1 to have an eSports competition on the official F1 game, when the game doesn't allow players to race each other online? 

    In my honest opinion, I would not be against Codemasters focusing more on stability rather than innovative features next time around, as I believe the game we've got right now (bar bugs and glitches) is rather decent - not perfect or optimal, but if they were to release a game next year which had barely any glitches and a few new and enhanced features I'd be very happy to buy it. The fiasco that is the F1 game's post-release glitches isn't satisfying anyone.

    This doesn't mean we shouldn't think of new features though, and OP has had some great ideas already. Let's keep 'em coming. - sebasdenb

    Agree. 

    Personally I think it's ridiculous that they are running any sort of eSports as it is, with so many problems online. It doesn't look great when people join a live stream to watch some racing, and the leader gets DSQ'd crossing the line for some tyre glitch etc.

    I can be harsh on them but that's just personal feeling having spent so much time playing F1 from 10-14 and just feeling ripped off with the last two games. Hence I stick around here once more hoping finally for some good news RE: patching online.


    Idea: sort out the display on the wheel, add screens to cycle through for information like Motec or Indycars/FC/FB in pCars. Please. It's needed for cockpit view.

     Agree again.

    Thank you for all the comments, I will be reading all of the suggestions until a month before the game releases next year. Already 400 views in 24 hours I believe. So yeah keep up with the suggestions. 
  • ShahRiyaadh16ShahRiyaadh16 Member New Car Smell
    More Ideas on the way:

    - Open world environment. Allows the player to walk around the paddock, to see other drivers/talk with them, to have small interviews which the player may or may not want to, to sign signatures for fans which the player may want to or may not want to, walk around the garage/talk with the mechanics or engineers, this allows players to have a real insight of the F1 world.
    - To add a bit more entertainment you can have a 3rd and 1st player view, like GTA V.
    -  Driving to parc ferme when the race has ended or in qualifying/practice. As you make your way to parc ferme engineers can talk to you about lap times, positions, team boss may want to talk to you.
    - When you win a world championship team boss will congratulate you, which normally happens in Formula One. 
    - Being apart of the parade lap.
    - Team gives you an order you can either reject it or do what they say. If you don't do it you might get told off after.
    - Objectives. Your teammate is trying to win the world championship. Team objective might be to keep the contender away from your teammate. 
    - The AI makes mistakes, misses an apex, runs wide, crashes with other drivers or with the players. I think we  need more first corner incidents, which have to be either very big or very small. 
    - Winter testing. Tiametmarduk said they should add this and I believe this too. With the new R & D the game should allow you to test the new upgrades on the vehicle when your doing a winter test. When doing a winter test, you can have that long tube at the top. Don't know what its called. Test engine power and so on. 
    - Improve crash model slightly. 
    - When you lock up, heavily a black spot can be seen which causes vibrations like Nico Rosberg in 2015, Russia, I think. 
    - Being able to see data from your car such as lap times, braking/acceleration, G - Forces, gear changes and so on after the race.
    - If there is a huge crash at the start, safety car takes you along the pit lane instead of start finish straight. 
    - Medical cars come to the scene as well if there is a huge incident.
    - Oil leaks (rarely) the powder added to the top of the leak for effect.
    - Rarely, animals coming to the track like Singapore 2016 or even birds flying across the sky or in Canada, honey badgers coming out onto the track.
    - Debris hitting your face or your helmet. 
    - Being able to tear off the visor screen. 
    - More practise programmes such as; installation laps etc.
  • StraffoStraffo Member New Car Smell
    A proper tutorial mode. Teach people how to save tyres, or fuel. Teach them how to understand a setup. How to drive with different assists turned off. A proper, full tutorial mode by Anthony Davidson or Paul DiRest or someone. Better than those useless 30 second videos.
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