Sorry if posting this under minds VG in some way, but its a great read for any GT fan and anyone who had negative feelings towards GT5, and doubts the future of GT.
Gran Turismo 6 Interview(9 posts)
"Online features are something that we have to have, but that’s not going to be the part of the game that will be the deciding factor for most people. The basic simulation is still the core of the game."
Someone who knows his audience.
Wow, I came back to see if anyone had any thoughts on my post and realized I didn't even put the link? :D silly me. And here I'm like, "he shits all over the PS3 and no one has anything to say about it!?" I should have known something was wrong. I'm dumb :P
Wow, he's a pro racer driver AND a game developer? That's cool.
@Chuncky If you own GT5 check the videos of the 24hr race he partakes in. Its pretty cool, if you like racing in general.
He's not a professional racing driver in the likes of Alonso, Vettel, or Hamilton if that's what you're thinking.
Endurance race is more about, well, endurance rather than pure speed. As long as you have the basic skills, the required licence and a proper machine you could easily partake in one.
Even old farts like Clarkson, Hammond, and May did it.
Anyway, the interview completely underlines why GT is so disconnected with the entire racing genre. He's not focused on facilitating a competition. When you think about it, GT is no different than those quirky simulator titles we see in this site.
I guess this is why I'm starting to lean on Forza lately, they gave me a better racing experience.
@Fihar I think you're reading into what he saying wrong. The competitive aspect is fine and will be there, he just feels that the simulation comes first when making the game. Its the priority. GT is the real driving simulator. Always has been. That's just what he prides himself on, the way the game feels first. That's my take away anyways.
It does sound like I'm complaining aren't I?
I'm actually not, it's just that I think Kaz still doesn't see the need to adapt. Forza did, and even FM4's online components are miles ahead of GT5, not to mention FM5.
I know that it is The Real Driving Simulator and all, but it can't hurt for him to peek outside the bubble for once.
Even Kojima took note of The Division.
The way he said it seems to indicate that he included online multiplayer just because, like an afterthought. Which would be fine if the AI doesn't completely suck.
Anyway, it seems that you were right after all. The prolonged development WAS because of Cell.
Odd that they were able to release Prologue in 2008 though.
^ I do agree with you a little. I think the issue at hand is more of a Japanese cultural thing. Look at Square too yeah? I think they'll come around. Forza being from MS the online features had to be good. GT5 being PD's first attempt to do online, I think it'll get better.
Edit: "The prolonged development WAS because of Cell"
I've been reading between the lines of what a lot of devs say about PS3 architecture. This is actually the first interview I've ever read where someone has actually put some perspective to it. No one wants to bad mouth it right. I mean he compares it to PS2, and it being better for what they need to make GT. It is funny that we were just talking about this. It does give me hope that GT7 won't be too far away. We'll see I guess.
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