don't forget the biggest feature of GT4 was going to be online multiplayer... and they never even delivered that
After getting harassed by one of my car buddies I finally broke down and started playing Forza 2 just last week... the game is awesome and not only is the game expansive in terms of the tracks, cars, and online competition but the skin builder and tuning options combined with the in game auction house has created it's own micro-economy where you have people who don't even race but spend hours tuning and painting cars for sale at the auction house.
Forza 3 is rumored to be released in 09
... The fact that the GT's lead developer admitted to having never played nor even looked into the Forza series to me shows how far removed they are from what makes a good modern racing simulator.
I mean seriously... take a good hard look at what the GT series actually offers TODAY, and think about the features the series is still missing at this point in console history. Back in the PS1 days I thought GT was great... and it was, GT3 was pretty good, nothing innovative just more of the same moved up a notch, better graphics, sound, AI, and physics... At this point they only reason anyone is clamoring for anything is because of the Brand Name.
Put out prologue under a different name, and make this press release and you'll have gamers shrugging it off with a "why should I care?"This post has been edited by twistedsymphony: Jul 23 2008, 06:54 PM