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Just thought it would be interesting to see how the forum will use the return of cockpit view. I'll use it occasionally, I'm a bonnet cam player but occasionally I'll have a session where I want to experience that feeling of being 'right in the heart of the pack'. I won't use it a lot because I've always found it too restrictive to view what's going on around you. Without the ability to move my head as in real life I don't agree with people who claim it's the most realistic way to play a racing game.
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What's T-cam? 3rd person? And yeh for single seater I'd probably use cockpit view the most, damn those choices that don't fit easily into my poll options :D

It's the camera view just behind and above the drivers head in the F1 games https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkGDklo2ziw



It's not me racing but was just showing you what T cam was

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I voted for "Will use occasionally" because in races i will use cokpit camera , but i drift a lot, and there i use camera that shows my entire car :) 
Anyway, for me, it depends how good the handling will be, if its like in grid1 and better i will use cokpit camera for sure in all races with my wheel, if handling is like grid2 than gamepad and other camera ...
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gor said:
openwheel cockpit or T-cam
an you miss one option for voting : "will not use" option)
I was going to include it but I just thought that surely everyone will use it at least once especially when they first play the game. And I'd be really suprised if anyone on this forum would never check it out at least once :)
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RubyRuby said:
I checked the box that ain't there.  Won't use it at all.  But I'm glad for you guys that it's in GRID A.

Frank
PC/keyboard, offline single player -- with a single 24" display.
Card carrying 95%'er.
same here I've tried using cockpit view in racing games before and can't see enough of the track when I do the only time if and when I do use cockpit is generally only in replays. I like to see a fair distance ahead as it helps me plan my moves.
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Wont be using it at all. I like to see my car, and whos around me.  :)

Cockpit view im sure is great, if you have 3 screen setup.  

With 1 tv and bonnet or cockpit cam, people cant see whats going on around them.  Atleast thats what I figure due to all the "sorry i didnt see you"  talk, I can hear while playing GRID 2 on the 360. 
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Since i will spend most of my time in Touring I will use the cockpitview without thé wheel probably. Just like i did in Toca Racedriver 2. For openwheelers and proto occasionally.
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I'll abstain from voting: it depends on how detailed the interiors will be for GRID Autosport. I'd at least like to see working dials and data loggers at a minimum, but preview videos don't show that.
I voted yes, but like you i'm also afraid that the Grid Autosport cockpit won't be much better than the ones from the "cockpit mods" in grid 2. Looking at a screenshot from one of the video's you i see:

-no working dials
-no working mirrors


Judging form the interview with Andy Steward when asked about the cockpit view and i quote "The perspective it self is focusing more what's going on around you on the track rather than actually inside the cockpit, but that's the way a real racing driver would see it"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC8jFfM6FfA#t=94
You can hear it somewhere around 1:30


I can only hope for the PC version the texture pack will solve that, but i asked Loore about in the "texture pack" topic and got no answer 

So my guess is no detailed cockpits in Grid Autosport, which would be a shame
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Ever thought  off track-ir Joe?
Yeah tried it a few years back (V5).  Its good for what it does, but the Rift is a whole different ball game.  You are IN the car (played Assetto Corsa with the DK1).  If you haven't tried one yet, trust me its a game changer (in every sense), or will be with the DK2 version (higher res plus positional tracking).
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Yeah I have the v5 version aswell and still use it but not always I must confess. 
I have to believe you on youre word, I never tried it.
I believe there isn't much chance here to do that in holland.
But defentllty gonna see if I can try it out here.  :D  
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yeah but not all time....depending my mood , the cars, modes etc
for example in derby mode i prefer chase camera to see the colissions and my car's damages better..
some cars have  wide field  (open wheels) of vew some othe have not ...
but i always like the option of a cokpit view...

B-)
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Just thought it would be interesting to see how the forum will use the return of cockpit view. I'll use it occasionally, I'm a bonnet cam player but occasionally I'll have a session where I want to experience that feeling of being 'right in the heart of the pack'. I won't use it a lot because I've always found it too restrictive to view what's going on around you. Without the ability to move my head as in real life I don't agree with people who claim it's the most realistic way to play a racing game.
This. Cockpit view is fun offline now and again, but even with the proximity arrows it’s much harder to tell what’s going on around you than it is in a real car. So in fairness to other drivers who have a reasonable expectation that I won’t randomly drive into them, I doubt I’ll ever use it online.
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I love to use it sometimes, but most of the time I use the far cam because it is easier to see what's arounnd you. But cockpit has more immersion. Occulus Rift would really a nice addition especially for racing games :).
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The only time I used cockpit cams was in CMR1. After that, I've been always using 3rd (outside camera)  in all racing games but the old F1 games for the ps2 plus these new anual bug fests CM Birmingham got us all used to.

I'll be using outside car camera too on Grid2 but with those similar to F1 cars. I'll use the T-cam on those.
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I noticed in this video, that the interior is blurred out, because "that's how actual drivers see it". I think this is nonsense, because when you look on your dial, or in your mirrors, you'd like to see what your dials are showing, and if there is someone next to or behind you...
Positive
  • Cockpit view is back
  • 'Hide' steering wheel option so you don't see two steering wheels.
Negative
  • Cockpit view is blurred, which makes mirrors and dials useless.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uC8jFfM6FfA
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Will always use it. I don't like to play as a floating eye behind the car. I'm all for the immersion.
Me too. But without a multi-monitor setup, cockpit view doesn't give me a realistic field of view without having to press buttons to turn my "head", which rather breaks that immersion. And usually makes me crash  :))
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With the Oculus coming up and having seen some awesome videos of people looking around in the cockpit in Assetto Corsa, I think you guys should really consider giving us a proper cockpit view like DiRT 2 & DiRT 3 had, instead of a blurred one that was shown in the gameplay video's...
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