Yeah, i completely agree, PD releasing a full game AND a half game over 5 years is way too much, the money grabbing whores!!
Meanwhile Forza manage to release 3 'full' titles in the same timeframe, Gotham Racing has done 4 titles with 2 year intervals also. We wont even go down the Simbin RACE route.
DAMN YOU PD, ALWAYS AFTER MY MONEY!!!!
'They dont make you buy it' is a pretty lame come-back to such comments, but i have to say that its pretty fair in circumstances like this. Some companies milk the customers for every cent, EA being experts at finding something they can charge you for. I can have sympathy for people who dont like DLC which kinda forces you to buy into it else you get left behind, but there are certain things which are worth paying for, some things which arent.
I've never had a problem buying a Prologue/Concept title simply because i know i'll get my moneys worth from it, and i need that fix.
I cant see the arguement in it at all to be honest, its not like they're doing it to milk their customers, its more like them caving to pressure i'd say, and as long as they're not charging full price for a half measure, i have no complaints (though GT5P is the only one ive not purchased, simply because i have a beta and no cash, i'd have found the cash otherwise).
Its speculation which has pretty solid legs though to be fair.
The most likely scenario is that its Indy GP layout, with Spa being used for round 2 of the GT Acad.
The only thing that stands out in my mind is this snippet which is all thats known of the track:
“To enter the Academy racers will have to post their best overall leaderboard times negotiating a specially created section of a new Gran Turismo 5 circuit.”
Indy and Spa are both new to GT, but 'specially created' IMO doesnt really describe the GP layout. To me it implies a unique layout THEY have created, not a layout which exists in real life and F1 cars have been up and down (even if 60% of the grid only did 1 lap one year!).
Im sure we'll find out in the next few days though as its only 12 days away.
I've been online in GT5P for all of about 45min on 1 day, a good year or so ago.
So unless your on the EU beta team (unlikely judging by your flag), i'd say nah-aah
Im really dreading what they'll come up with for GT5's online, cos they were told how stupid/ineffective their penalty system was, but they ran with it anyway. Hopefully the lobby side is better too, as it was frustraiting waiting to get a race only to be kicked out once the race had finished and then wait around to get into another one.
I have not really been online in the last 9 months do to deployments to Iraq and getting back to japan and racing/drifting in reality more than online. Ill check it out today and see if the system is better.
The only issue I seen was when punters would hit me from behind and I would get the penalty lol.
I'd be very surprised if it has changed in GT5P, i just hope something more accurate and fair has been coded in for GT5 because IMO it should never have made it to GT5P Beta, let alone ship like that.
And yeah, thats the biggest issue i had with it. Seeing people abuse this flaw and brake when they knew you were faster and about to pull out to overtake, its bad enough people having no racing etiquette and weaving and shoving to make/block a pass, but slamming on the brakes to initiate a speed penalty on someone else is disgraceful.
It needs private rooms, thats the only reason i ever really wanted to have Gran Turismo move online, being able to race with a mate over the wires rather than split screen.
Yea guys over at GTplanet were making systematic times to get online and race together.
However Its something I like to do but its not my life. I use clash with them a lot because they played the game and spoke as if they race in reality and they didn't. So I don't race under the GTP name any longer.
I just got the g25 and its very solid on GT5P over my DFPII. I'm re downloading LFS at the moment to test out the G25 with. Should be very cool I would think.