Originally Posted by NorthernUnion
Surely that is mostly the fault of SImbin trying to cash in on a popular title? I don't blame them for wanting to make more money, if they didn't then we wouldn't be looking forward to what should be an outstanding sim thats about to be released in GTR3. But they could have made it clearer that GTR EVO is an expansion to Race07.
Another thing i'd like to see in the new title is animated pitcrews and or more information passed verbally from the pit chief.
You might not blame them for wanting money. But once the spell of money gets into their heads, mediocrity soon follows. It never fails. As soon as money becomes the sole purpose for doing something. What ever it is you're doing becomes secondary, and any little bit of effort you do becomes something to haggle about. You want licensed cars. Flag rules. Pit stops. Accurate day/night changes. Realistic weather and damage. Proper tire modeling. That's all gonna cost you. And individually at that. Money corrupts everything.
Why do you think GT5 is in shambles as a game? Why do you think Forza is charging for DLC? It's because money has corrupted Polyphony Digital. Definitely Sony. And it is corrupting Turn 10, and we know Microsofts long history with money. They are still trying to suck people dry with how much it costs to buy Windows 7.
Anyway, that's what bothers me. That they will only put just enough into the game, to get it into stores by Christmas. And not put everything they can into the game. That's GT5's problem. And Perhaps Forza's as well. We can't have every sim out there being just another suedo sim trying to cash in. We need for at least some of these to be about the audience.
It's like actors, they make tons of mass market blockbusters, so that they can make the indy projects they really care about. We need a studio that makes lots of C.O.D type games, so they can make enough money to focus on making a good sim that they care about, and they know the fans will care about.
But somehow, I don't see too much more of this happening. People only seem to care about money anymore. Movies, games, music, even books. Everything seems to be going in the same direction.
I'd like to have more confidence about this, but until we see concrete details, and have player reviews, I wouldn't hold my breath, or take anything for granted.