Despite realistic racers not really being my thing, I remember being very impressed by the original Need for Speed SHIFT. Now that the brand is working to create its own unique vision outside of Need for Speed, Slightly Mad Studios is really stretching the boundaries of realism within the racing-sim sub-genre with SHIFT 2 Unleashed.
This behind the scenes look goes in-depth on the production values of SHIFT 2 Unleashed, and discusses the methods the team have utilised in order to make sure the games is as realistic as possible.
Our favourite innovation is the helmet cam, which attempts to replicate the tension and immediacy of racing at top speeds. Sense of speed is a huge factor in any racing game, and we were really impressed at the lengths Slightly Mad Studios has gone to in an attempt to really push the envelope.
So far so good.