In my opinion, great games are made because of great details, and this is one of them.
It’s been a long time since we haven’t had the Spanish announcers on the F1 games, to be more exact, since the F1 Championship Edition game on the PS3 console, released 13 years ago.
Spanish narrator Antonio Lobato is the one who has been there almost always for us, he’s the face (or the bald, because he’s got no hair since he started on it) of the F1 here in Spain. In addition to him, Pedro de la Rosa has been always there when he wasn’t actually driving on the grid, and nowadays, we have a perfect third compliment in Toni Cuquerella, former engineer for HRT, BMW Sauber, Ferrari...
Ok, so now with this introduction, I want to request my petition. Get them in the game. Straight to the point. Why? Let’s have a look.
As we all know, Fernando Alonso, the guy who made this country interested in this sport, is coming back. This is huge, to the point that the interest in F1 has been increased here with him not even driving yet. And Carlos Sainz, who as you all know aswell, is signing with Ferrari for next year, another big deal aswell.
I know it probably there is (or I think so) some issues in getting them to the game because it may cost Codemasters an extra money that maybe you were not willing to spend all this years since you took over the F1 Games license. But having some generic narrators (and in my opinion, horrible) for our country is so bad. Specially seeing Holland, for example, getting the real commentator in the game, or at least I think it’s like that nowadays.
As I explained in all of this post I think I gave some arguments to why you should implement them into the game. In complete seriousness, at least not having Antonio Lobato is like a crime, he’s been always there narrating, apart from a few years where he took a break, and hearing another generic dude in the introductions makes it so strange and unrealistic with the cutscenes, and, as I said, details make the difference.
Hoping that Codemasters sees this,