"Codemasters: Birmingham" really doesn't have the same ring to it as "Eidos: Montreal" or "2K Czech" does it? But despite its inauspicious origins, their F1 2011 is looking pretty snazzy. Also, from my non-F1-caring-about perspective, massively daunting. It reminds me of when F1GP2 came out in 1734, and my tiny brain couldn't understand why you'd play a game where touching gravel once in three hours was a game over. But that's because I'm an idiot of the highest order. Check out the launch trailer for the game below.
It's almost climbed out of the uncanny value and onto the other side of photo-realism. It's freaky. I would say the only weakness is the sense of contact between the tyres and the tarmac.
Coo lummee. The game is out on the 23rd. i.e. Friday.