Well PD can't give us grindable seasonals when they still want us to pay real money for credits.
Yeah, they really didn't think through, or at all, their monitization stratagy... A scary hint when wondering if those promised features could also be an afterthought.Well PD can't give us grindable seasonals when they still want us to pay real money for credits.
I'm for hire, Sony. I have lots of visions and directions GT should take
Can you give us a livery editor (still can't believe GT has been around since '98 without one)? Can you give us quality engine sounds that will immerse us in the racing? Can you add manufacturers that deserve to be in the game like Koenigsegg and premium RUFs?
GT is too comfortable with itself and I think it all has to do with the Japanese culture (for better or worse); Japanese pride is strong, maybe too strong! I absolutely believe PD is the type of developer that will proudly sink with its ship before it decides to change its ways. There are numerous calls warning of an impending iceberg....Kaz, will you pick up the phone and right the ship?
Doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that if you wanna go ahead and release a major franchise on an old system, you better not wait too long after the next gen consoles are released... Sony was right to push them for the holiday period in 2013, as it was the only way they could still squeeze the most money out if it. The blame for the decision to release it on PS3 and the way they screwed up their deadlines YET AGAIN, releasing it half finished, rests solely on PD's shoulders (just like those idiot design decisions).Problem is, I'm sure the release date was set by Sony, so the only way PD could meet that date was by releasing the features they knew would be working in time. I guess the PS4 release date was the reason for the December launch.
"Gran Turismo 6 looks set to be a high profile casualty of the jump to the new generation consoles, selling an estimated 300,000 copies in the US since its release, according to analysis firm Cowen & Co.
The 300,000 figure compares poorly with the 1,169,074 copies which Gran Turismo 5 managed in the same period back at its launch."
And risking losing more fans than they already have? I understand that the usual lack of communication from PD is concerning - especially in this day and age - but unless Kaz has replaced the entire team with semi-retarded monkeys, I highly doubt that is the case. Only God knows what they're up to.I fear that because the sales numbers are so bad that we may never get a "complete" game. PD may just wright this one off and focus more on GT7 and from what little we have heard from PD (the lack of updates for GT6 and updates for GT5) this may very well be what they are doing.
Maybe a swift kick in the arse would be better.Formula might be next as the new season starts soon.It might explain the bits & pieces we have been receiving from then.But its all speculation on our part,well at least mine anyway.The storm clouds are gathering over PD at the moment.
Wait six mths or so then buy it from a pawn shop for a bargain.I was silly enough to think gt6 was a game also,even bought it new.Which is rare for me. Lesson learnt the hard way,wont happen again that;s for sure.5 was not to bad as I lucked into a brand new ( still in wrapper)copy super cheap a mth after it came out.I joined online then & forgot about it as there was no content.Tried again 6 weeks ago,so have plenty to enjoy before it closes.Though not impressed with the updates & changes.Have no interest in endlessly repeating the tiny amount of content in gt6.Log on to keep the prize money at 200% & do the occasional race to keep the feel of the game.There really needs to be a 'flipping the bird' emoticon here. I'm a pretty patient bloke and try to avoid the endless ANd mindless "where is my new toy" posts/threads. This however really is beyond a joke. The lack of communication and inability to meet self imposed time frames with nary a shred of information or explanation about the tardiness translates to a lack of respect to the hardcore fan base who look to drain every bit of 'play/usage' out of the game that they can.
Yes, they will get their dollars off the casual game buyer who buys the game simply because they want a driving game. And maybe that is all they really care about. Well, if that is what they (*PD/Kaz) want, that is what they get and if they (Kaz) care at all about any legacy then it is close to being too late. I paid full price (Anniversary Edition) for a portion of a game with the promise of more to come with the only timeframe met so far being the initial update. I was willing to pay this premium cost as those features promised something I was willing to wait for. The single player content is far from sufficne t to qualify as a game....pathetic additions (the TT's) are only played to grab some paints. But I can go for a drive on the moon...seriously!!!
For me I'll hang around here to check for upates, play TT's to grab some paints, and occasionally play my third time through the single player game just to keep my eye in. At the moment it is extremely unlikely that PD will get another cent out of me and I am sure I am not alone in this. No, the world will not come to a standstill and Kaz has probably never heard of those who think his 'vision' has descended into the pits of irrelevance and have opted to step out. But any legacy he may have built is rapidly declining each day which is sad, as this was once a great concept. I bought in at GT3 and enjoyed it thoroughly, then swept onto GT4. Loved both games. Then came 5 which was ok, but the market/car share concepts added to community (I don't race online as I think I'd lose friends due to a driving style which whilst not nasty would still provide too many collisions to keep friends) for me which made up a great deal for other obvious shortcomings in the game.
So yeah, unless he pulls a five-headed rabbit in black chrome with paws in gold polarised paint from his hat this time, that's it for me. And that means one less PS4 for Sony sales as well. I'd rather find alternative options for my general media equipment dollar.
I don't feel ripped off. I don't think I will from any GT game. However, that's because I'm a big fan of the game, I could play it anyday of the week. I know 95% of the people who buy GT are just casual players, so I know why they would feel ripped off, paying £35 to race against poorly made A.I and unreliable online servers.
I fear that because the sales numbers are so bad that we may never get a "complete" game.
That's what I was feeling the last couple of weeks as well. Shifting resources towards GT7 to make it the best possible game and thereby pushing PS4 sales in the process.I fear that because the sales numbers are so bad that we may never get a "complete" game. PD may just wright this one off and focus more on GT7...
They probably aren't legally binding, but they are morally binding to fans patiently waiting for them. Many GT fans feel they have a special relationship with Kaz and all but the most ardent, lovestruck fanboys would be pretty upset at Kaz abusing that relationship by working on the next game and forgetting the current one, if that indeed comes to pass. I think a great deal of the goodwill built up over the past 15 years will evaporate for some players and they'll have to start over and win them back, all the while competing against a whole new generation of state of the art driving/racing sims. That won't be such a easy road.That's what I was feeling the last couple of weeks as well. Shifting resources towards GT7 to make it the best possible game and thereby pushing PS4 sales in the process.
Allthough I'm not sure how legally binding all those promises of updated features are. They heavily advertized a lot of that stuff (course maker, GPS, community features, etc.) as part of the game, after all. So there could be some lawsuits on the horizon.
Not so sure about that. He would still be working on the franchise, after all, and the GT brand may even improve in the long run if priorities were shifted to the developement of GT7, in order to make it as good as it can possibly be.Many GT fans feel they have a special relationship with Kaz and all but the most ardent, lovestruck fanboys would be pretty upset at Kaz abusing that relationship by working on the next game and forgetting the current one
Valid points of course, but there is still a ton of brand loyalty out there for PD/Kaz, although I suspect it's fading fast. People are much more like you (and I) nowadays, much less likely to rely on a name or a brand, and more likely to simply research and go for the best product available that suits my needs. This is PD's achille's heel. They found their popularity in a day when information was not so widespread, and communication was not expected like it is now and they haven't grown with the genre or the general business community. Can they adapt? Can they really get everything done that they need to get done to make GT7 revolutionary? I have serious doubts.Not so sure about that. He would still be working on the franchise, after all, and the GT brand may even improve in the long run if priorities were shifted to the developement of GT7, in order to make it as good as it can possibly be.
Yeah, a lot of people would be pissed off if GT6 was abandoned (including me), but if GT7 turns out to be the revelation of console sim-racing most will buy it anyway, imo.
I owned every GT game since day 1, but I don't have any emotional attachment to PD. If there was a better console sim than GT right now, I would jump ship in a heartbeat. And I would switch back to GT7 if it proved to be better, just as quick. Key for me is: 'who has the better product?' No misguided brand loyalty from me, sir.
They probably aren't legally binding, but they are morally binding to fans patiently waiting for them.