- Phoenix Az.
100% agree.ABS off implementation is very poor in GTS. Too easy to lockup and very hard to recover once it does. Plus the longitudinal tyre grip issue and non linear pedal compounds the problem. IRL you would adjust brake pressure but this setting isn't available in GTS (brake balance is not the same thing). Weirdly they got this better implemented in GT6 and ABS off is actually usable there.
The fact that you could rather easily duplicate your fastest times in GT6 with ABS off, tells me that there is something very wrong with the braking in this game. And, I was using the cheap Logitec Driving Force wheel/pedals, not some fancy load cell setup.
I'd go a step further and say that even with ABS on in game, it is quite unrealistic.
I'm not sure how many people that play GTS have, in real life, been threshold breaking to the point of having ABS kick in, but, in my experience it's unnerving in the sense that some of your braking is lost due to the brakes pulsing... especially so when one of your fronts is activated entering a corner.
Yes, it's safer because you can still steer... no, it does not allow you to brake harder/shorter/more controlled than true threshold braking... at least in real life... in my experience.
Apply the same logic TCS has in game to ABS... you are quicker accelerating when you do not trigger TCS.
Same should be true braking, you are quicker when you do not activate ABS.
Yet in game there is no such sensation that you've triggered ABS, much less the performance degradation.
IMO, ABS in game is like some magical ASM for the front end of the car while braking... and that is unrealistic, and does not reward a good skillset.