Originally Posted by The Outcast
An interesting read on the whole "Forza 5 Downgrade" thilng that's been floating across the interwebz.
Just thought I'd post for people to see what some sites are saying.
It funny how much people have been talking about this. Heck, it never crossed my mind. The power of the Web for sure. Regardless, I am playing the game and I am enjoying it.
Interesting story and thanks for the link. It's pretty obvious to me that Turn 10's primary objective is maintain 60 FPS. If that means scaling back some of the graphical candy - as the comparison videos and screenshots show - then that's what had to be done. Was it the right decision? It's a subjective issue that will vary with personal taste. I'm more of a frame rate guy when it comes to racing games, so I'm willing to sacrifice the I/Q to optimize frame rates. Still, there's no doubt which version makes for better post card shots!
I should clarify that I'm speaking on this as someone who is on the fence about their next-gen console choice. I'd probably have an XBox One in my house right now if it was compatible with my Fanatec Porsche 911 GT2 steering wheel and pedals, mounted on a Playseat Evolution, outfitted with Aura Bass Shaker Pro subwoofers. I've got too much invested in this rig and enjoy it too much to not be able to use it with one nex-gen console, when it will work with another next-gen console (PS4). Not only do I royally suck at racing games with a gamepad, I don't get nearly visceral feedback that I get from the feel of a quality force feedback steering wheel sitting in a cockpit that is producing rumble and vibration proportional to the car's disposition.
The PS4 doesn't have a racing game yet that sniffs Forza's quality, yet, so I can't give it any consideration until that changes. I get the sense that Drive Club could fit the bill, but there's still a lot of unanswered questions about it. What I'd really like to see is some sort of deal be struck between Fanatec and Microsoft, where and adapter could be made to make the Fanatec steering wheels that are currently compatible with the 360... compatible with the One. Not holding my breath on that one though, even though Fanatec has already made their case with Microsoft about it.