GRiD Game Designer: "Most Exciting Racing Game Ever Made"
Ooooh, we're big fans of over-the-top statements. It proves just how confident a developer is with his/her project, and it also sets the bar super crazy high. Makes for darn good news titles and quotes, too.
According to a ButtonBandits interview with GRiD Chief Game Designer, Ralph Fulton, racing fans are in for one of the best experiences ever. In fact, he says flat-out that this anticipated game will be "the most exciting racing game ever made," and that competitors like Gran Turismo and Forza are more about the "car list rather than the racing."
“We have been desperate to get everything into it we wanted to get into it and I think we’re all really pleased now the dust has settled on it with the product we’ve got," said Fulton. "I think it’s a really exciting racing game, I’d go as far to say it’s the most exciting racing game ever made, it looks stunning and I think were all going to take a well deserved rest after this."
Well, that's certainly encouraging, isn't it? Over 1 million people downloaded the demo, and most sources say GRiD is very promising. Some might say there aren't enough cars in the game, but Fulton has an answer for that, too-
"Yeah I can understand that. When you have competing games like Gran Turismo and Forza, which pride themselves on the car list, they're all about the car list, that’s their focus. I know Turn 10 have been quite open about the fact that Forza is just really a car list. Which is great for them. Does it make sense for Codemasters to try and do the same? Probably not, I think from a number of perspectives. Not least of which is that their doing that already. I think you can put a different slant on a racing game and I think we have done that by making it about racing."
Well, we may have to disagree with ya there, Ralph. Gran Turismo may have a lot of cars, but as any racing enthusiast will tell you, it's all about the realism, accuracy and above all, the racing. Let's not forget that. The amount of money and research dumped into GT5 is absolutely insane, and that level of quality is already clear in Prologue. But we're not taking anything away from GRiD, which could be poised to be a major financial and critical success. Here's hoping!
Related Game(s): GRiD
5/26/2008 Ben Dutka