It is the year 2022. Everybody has internet and practically every electronic device and entertainment service requires internet. Who gives a shit?
“B-b-but 15 years from now I might not be able to play it!”
A. by that time there will be a new iteration of GT that does everything better, nobody aside from a few purists are going to want to go back and play it
B. They’ll probably patch it and remove the online check once it’s EOL
C. For fuck’s sake, it’s a $70 entertainment product that I’m going to play and enjoy until I get tired of it and play something else. It’s not some lifelong investment. I’ve spent more money for dinner and a movie.
What a pathetic post. The fact that it got gold is beyond depressing.
A.) I would like to play my old games, thank you very much. I DO NOT care that there is a new iteration out. I continue to play Unreal Tournament '99, even though there are newer iterations out (but those are still old). I still play GT1, 2 and 3 to this day. What if they had an online connection and their server were shut down? I'm out of luck then.
B.) Give me a guarantee that they'll provide that and I'll buy this game day 1.
C.) I don't get this argument. So down the line, if I want to play it, and I cannot, isn't that a waste of money and resources? Irrelevant that I've already played it in the past. If I want it to keep providing me entertainment, and it cannot, is that right?