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This is the discussion thread for an article on GTPlanet:
I think it shows car manufacturers' dedication and desire to be in the game. Even Volvo and (allegedly) Lotus developed VGT cars but of course their parent company Geely has kept them out of the game. Car companies want the opportunity to show off and be represented. Unfortunately, it takes PD forever to actually model anything and add it to the game.Continuing to produce VGT cars baffles me.
I'm amazed this myth is still going, given that we've already addressed it in an article and repeatedly throughout the forum.of course their parent company Geely has kept them out of the game
Thanks for clearing that up.I'm amazed this myth is still going, given that we've already addressed it in an article and repeatedly throughout the forum.
Lotus withdrew its cars from GT before Geely (actually ZHG; Geely is another car brand under the ZHG umbrella) took a controlling stake, and that notwithstanding it's not even how car licensing works except in the much more recent case of Stellantis. Brands have control over their own IP at a PR and licensing level, rather than it being ceded to the parent company. Except at Stellantis. In fact it's commonly even more strange than that; the fact it's been brought up in this thread gives me cause to smile wryly, because not a single one of my JLR contacts knew about this at all, and that goes to the top of Jaguar GB's PR team. I play Gran Turismo with one of them!
I can, with absolute certainty, tell you that another ZHG brand is interested in being in GT - because I spoke to the licensing manager regarding its appearance in another game - which should be the nail in the coffin of the concept of an edict from ZHG over the individual brands and their video game licensing.
Lotus and GTS was a simple contract value dispute. Lotus discovered that another "similar" manufacturer was getting more money and felt it was being undervalued. It's mere coincidence that ZHG took a controlling stake in the company at about the same time.
They could have 5,000 modellers, still if one of them is doing VGTs it's one less real car.Then the problem is PD understaffing their modelling department. Let us have our VGTs
I’m against all forms of discrimination. VGTs shouldn’t be judged based on the fact they aren’t real cars. Many of them are realistic and some were even built and driven in real life. Kaz has always loved concept cars and it likely won’t change as he’s probably too old to change now. ThankfullyThey could have 5,000 modellers, still if one of them is doing VGTs it's one less real car.
I'm not saying you shouldn't have your VGTs, if that's what PD want to model there isn't much we can do about it. I'm just explaining why people who don't like them would prefer they weren't modelled at all, because it always means one less real car for them. Just "don't buy them" won't change that.