Eden didn't have that much money to play with either, with the publisher being Atari.The biggest question is if they have the sort of money to give a game like this justice, Horizon has a big budget and the crew is done by Ubisoft who are also a massive studio, this will need funds.
[...]now there is tough competition given Horizon exists. They will have to come out with something really REALLY special to make it worth having
[...]The Forza Horizon and The Crew games do not cut it, in my opinion.
[...]Horizon has a big budget and the crew is done by Ubisoft who are also a massive studio, this will need funds.
and I'm going to disagree with this hugely. Killing off Test Drive was unnecessary, I really don't think TDU2 (or Ferrari Legends) should've marked the end of that franchise. TDU2 only failed because of poor management from the studio plus taking a few steps back, but it still had great attributes about it. Honestly as great as the current open-world racing games are, I still feel that TDU could stand out on its own as there are things these modern racing games lack that TDU had.Honestly, not to offend anyone, but they just need to keep Test Drive dead instead of burning it into the ground. Why even try when you have Forza Horizon, The Crew and NFS? Why of ALL the ideas will you attempt to make a sequel to a game that failed miserably years ago? All it is is people getting hyped over it because of nostalgia, and have their expectations so high up they'll eventually complain endlessly after it launches.
They've been in talks to finalize a date since, what, last November? We still haven't seen the game in action, nor have we heard the slightest hint of when that could possibly happen.
It's not first party, so you can play on Playstation, or Windows 7 (EDIT: if it comes out soon enough), which I still greatly prefer over Win10 .
TDU2 only failed because of poor management from the studio plus taking a few steps back, but it still had great attributes about it.
I am cautiously optimistic as always. Don't want to see yet another franchise brought back from the dead just to me monetized to hell and back, utterly destroying the franchise as a whole.
And until that's proven otherwise, this means literally nothing.
For sure, I'm aware of the issues of TDU2. Hence why I said a few steps back, I was irritated by TDU2's driving physics and their horrid dlc additions. The story mode was cringe aswell. TDU1's physics, I don't think were too bad in comparison to the other arcade games out at the time.Some good ideas, sure, but the game throws one boneheaded move after another, and the actual game, not the driving around and exploring, is crap. The physics the series has, has been at best adequate, and in the worst case (as TDU2 showed) trash.
While I think Forza Horizon 4 is excellent and I really enjoy NFS Heat and The Crew 2. However, there's a few things that TDU had that I miss such as the ability to buy houses. FH4 has this, but they're just backdrops. Meaning that there was no incentive to really buy them other than having another fast travel spot or a few rewards. In TDU, the houses functioned as part of your progression as a way to increase your garage space, like in real life. I liked that in TDU2, you could even interact with the houses.Look, I like the idea of the TDU games, but as talked about before, what place does TDU in a new, modern context have? Everything that has been done by it, has been added onto, or expanded upon, in later titles from others. Forza Horizon, as it stands now, is the game TDU wished it could have been, if it had a better budget and better support, and it's only getting bigger in terms of ideas and scope.