At a recent press event for F1 2011, chief game designer Steve Hood has revealed he’d “love” to make a new game in the TOCA series, the last of which was based around the British Touring Car Championship.
When quizzed on the possibility of another TOCA, the experienced developer admitted that the idea “often comes up internally” but for the moment Codemasters’ substantial talent pool is busy on other projects.
“There’s the Racing Studio team who have rolled onto another project now after doing DiRT. Obviously in Birmingham we’re doing the F1 title and we’re ramping up to do another title which hasn’t been announced yet and that’ll be mentioned at some point,” he explained.
Famously the TOCA IP became TOCA Race Driver and finally GRID, but none of the latter iterations featured a round by round, driver by driver, emulation of the UK’s most popular tin-top championship.
“I personally would love to do touring cars again at some point, because I used to love TOCA – it was amazing! I’d love to go back and pick that up for Codemasters and do it again, but I don’t know. I need you guys to bang on about it!”
Roger that Mr Hood!
So it seems all we need to do to get another TOCA game is talk about how great the previous games were (mission accomplished) and perhaps bug Codemasters about getting hold of the British Touring Car Championship license again, via their official forums.
We can hear the petitions being signed already…
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