In a way Microsoft has played this really well by not speaking out at all. The fever pitch intensity that is exponentially rising as we near May 21st is astounding. When the PS4 event was announced everyone was really curious, but with the XBOX event people are literally dying to know.
@minipato: Well I was just curious how many people would be willing to actually pay the "ransom." It would obviously be better to make a poll but I don't think that sort of thread would go over too well, and the mere mention of "Endurance Run" is taboo these days. Despite the fact that each time they do something even slightly similar like Bradley May Cry or BioForge everyone is ecstatic.
@kishinfoulux I think it's worth examining why the community would turn this way. It's a bit silly to think that everything is as awesome as ever and people are become ever more agitated for no good reason. If everything was great we wouldn't have these sort of threads popping up as often as they do with increasing number of long time members voicing their concerns. I'm talking about the civilized people that explain their points of view in a detailed and rational manner of course; not the ones that are just yelling how everything sucks.
I don't really like realistic driving sims but I did enjoy GRID and both DiRT 2 and DiRT 3
Then again, those games are kind of like hybrids of those genres in a way. I don't think the Dirt games are ultra realistic but they're also not very arcadey. At the same time both Resonance and FF13 aren't traditional JRPG's.
@washingmachine: Apparently Codemasters did some analytics on their products and saw that cockpit view was only being used 1-2% of the time (or by 1-2% of players, can't remember which) and decided to not make cockpits for this game.
I would consider their conclusion to be flawed though, considering how many people have voiced their disappointment at the lack of cockpits. Personally I never used cockpits in past Codemasters games because I never found them to be all that well done, while I do use them in other games that do cockpits better.
It certainly isn't a dealbreaker for me, but it is disappointing that they chose to do away with them rather than bring them up to par with other racing games.
That's surprising to me. I've driven exclusively in cockpit view since PGR3 I suppose..
On the flipside I have played a-many driving games and have never used cockpit view. Bumper cam, maybe, but never cockpit view. Maybe with VR glasses it would be neat if I could turn my head around and get more situational awareness but as is you end up with over 60% of your viewable screen being obstructed by a useless cockpit. I can imagine not having to realistically render dozens of cockpits saved them a lot of time that they invested in other areas of the game.
@minipato: I have against better judgement watched a few of those Annoyed Gamer videos and you are right in thinking that there is nothing of worth to see there. He basically reiterates things everyone has said before except he is British and very snarky so somehow this means his voice should somehow stand above others. As evidenced by his own admission to jumping on that stupid trophy "controversy" he's not above preaching about inane topics without adding anything interesting to the conversation.
GameTrailers is actually beefing pretty hard with Kotaku it seems since Pachter called out kotaku in his show as well earlier this week.