Being a video game designer sounds like fun. And when the video game you're designing involves recreating famous racetracks from around the world, you're definitely having more fun than the average cubicle-dweller.

The developers at Turn 10 Studios have to do exactly that for the upcoming Forza 4 video game. It's an interesting process, and Turn 10 has released a video showing us how it's done. It highlights the nearly three-mile-long Hockenheim circuit in Germany, which features 13 turns and plays host to both the German Grand Prix and DTM events.

We won't spoil the track-creation magic for you. Instead, click past the jump and let Turn 10 demonstrate how it happens.


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      Art Vandelay II
      • 3 Years Ago
      Will be interesting to see if it can compare to iRacing. None of the previous versions did; nor was GT5. I'm sure it will be a fun game, but they've got their work cut out for them to even get in the ballpark of iRacing.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      karmakid
      • 3 Years Ago
      we will get an autoblog car pack, perhaps where all the cars are those of the writers/editors, maybe all of them in dan roth bucket brown ;)
        Jeff Glucker
        • 3 Years Ago
        @karmakid
        I'd love to see my FREE '00 Civic Si in virtual form... complete with mangled front end.
          Elmo
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jeff Glucker
          What about the AutoBlog Long Term Garage Pack? lol They would run like crap after just 2 or 3 races. But hey, who said this WASN'T realistic? lol
      ShutoSteve
      • 3 Years Ago
      Wasn't this on the Autoblog front page a few days ago???
      SuperSkyline89
      • 3 Years Ago
      Beautiful! Now just give us the rest of the Formula 1 calendar. Especially Spa and Monaco.
      StephenT
      • 3 Years Ago
      I was hoping they might also include the old longer version of Hockenheim with that long blast into the forest but I don't think it's going to happen.
      lorsgirl
      • 3 Years Ago
      So, how are they using a car that hasn't been completely released yet - the new M5?
        Duk3ofN3rd5
        • 3 Years Ago
        @lorsgirl
        That M5 was just in the video game, they used the Audi in real-life to map the track. I guess it's so realistic, it can fool a girl? LOL.