I know people will have less free time when they got older, but I hope that this won't mean that games will take the route for players who had less free time such as making the campaign significantly shorter (which GT6 kinda is... made in mind for less free time thus short) or, showering the player with rewards such as dozens of fast cars in a very short time.When I think about it though, I think part of the issue for me is also that I simply don't have the same amount of free time anymore. So when I do have a free evening do I want to go out for a meal, do I want to watch a film or TV program, do I want to relax to some music and open a bottle of whisky, perhaps read a book or do I want to pop a game on.
When I was younger I often could spend a couple of hours gaming and then watch a 2 hour movie, then spend a bit of time doing something else. But I just don't have that free time anymore and I think in some way, that puts me off games that will take considerable time to get the most from.
Combine that lack of free time, with new games that tend to primarily be a rinse and repeat of what came before and I think the racing genre is in a bit of a corner for me. I love it, I love cars, I have loved racing games all my life, but if I am going to play a game, I find that I'm far more drawn to quick fixes these days. Not that I don't play racing games anymore, I still do, and I still get enjoyment out of them, just not for as long or as much as I used to.
What'd you say for other racing games such as Horizon 5 here? And there's also something like WRC games where the developer did little to nothing regarding the game's physics from 8 to 10.GT7 so far offers literally nothing new of significance at all. Just cars and tracks, everything else they've shown so far, other than minor things, is from the past games. The fact GTS changed the focus a bit doesn't change that.
It might be what people want but it's bringing nothing new to the table, at all. So far anyway, since it's also not released and fully unveiled either.