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This is the discussion thread for an article on GTPlanet:
It wasn't specifically referred to (again, we weren't in this interview, as it was for continental European media), but on the basis of previous comments about GT players' age ranges you're looking at Gen X and above (40+) being the older players and Gen Z and younger (up to 22) being the younger players. Gen Y likely straddles the camps.What’s the age ranges here?
Those out run times... I still hear magical sound shower in my ears, cruising coconut beachIt's an interesting thought, I'm 51 years old and have been playing racing games and sims since day one. I was fortunate to have grown up near an arcade which in the late 70's early 80's had all the latest games, and that included racing games. Then obviously I was lucky enough to play racing games on the then new ZX81 through to the currant P.C's and PlayStation console. I completed all of the Trophies' on GT7 back in August, and like the article says, I mainly play off-line, but do enjoy a good close "non cheating" on-line race.
28? Noooo!! Here 47...I'm approaching 29. I have played GT since GT1.
When GT Sport was active, I used to invest heavily in Sport Mode and FIA events, both financially and time wise. I play with a wheel, spend hours every day practicing, and got up to A/S before I stopped from the stress and frustration, most of which stemming from how PD seemed to have given up entirely on the penalty system. I now play once a week with a group of friends whom I know are clean and are more than trustworthy. With the comical mess that is GT7's lobbies and now even with a screen freezing issue for PS4 players, me and that group of friends still don't want to touch GT7 with a ten metre pole, hence why my "play" time in GT7 is exclusively SP. If Kaz wants to dig deeper into my data, I'm sure he'll find my mileage is almost exclusively on the Tomahawk S and Blue Moon Bay.
GT7's online experience is in shambles and not worth my limited time, but maybe I'm just running out of patience with age. Thing is, I don't think I'm that old.