Grand Prix 3

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Grand Prix 3
Grand Prix 3 Box
Box art
Developer(s) MicroProse
Publisher(s) Hasbro Interactive
Designer(s) Geoff Crammond
Series Grand Prix
Platform(s) PC (Windows)
Release date(s)
  • NA August 24, 2000
  • PAL June 2000
Genre(s) Racing simulation
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer
Distribution CD-ROM

Grand Prix 3 (GP3) is a computer racing simulator by MicroProse. Released in 2000 by Hasbro Interactive featuring the 1998 Formula One season (with all drivers except Jacques Villeneuve, who is instead replaced by a fictional character, John Newhouse). The game wasn't as well received as its predecessors,[1] but at the time was widely considered to be the best racing simulation available.[citation needed]

An add-on to the game, called GP3-2000 or GP32k,[citation needed] was released by Hasbro which updated the game to the 2000 Formula One season. A few other changes were made as well including: updated damage physics including damage from on-circuit debris, improved AI, a new replay system, and EAX 3D-sound.

Since the release of Grand Prix 4, the GP3 modding scene has slowly declined, and with the cracking of track editing for GP4 many track modders left GP3 for the newer title.[verification needed]

Major Changes from Grand Prix 2[edit]

Weather - GP3 not only added the possibility of 'wet' races, it also added variable rainfall, i.e. the track's wetness changing throughout the course of a race, and varying levels of wetness at different points on the track. GP2 did not feature wet races.[2]

Commentary - Players received communications from their team, about incidents on the track or when they needed to pit. Some of these sounds were included in Grand Prix 2 but were not active in the game. It should also be noted that this feature is only present in the Grand Prix 3 2000 season add-on.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grand Prix 3 Critic Reviews for PC". GameSpot. Retrieved 2009-07-03. 
  2. ^ Grand Prix 3:In-House Review. Retrieved on April 13, 2010.

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