EA Boss Wants to Kick Gran Turismo 5′s Ass
My personal favorite kind of corporate bickering is the kind we have here today. And what we have here today is EA senior VP Patrick Soderland taking some potshots at Gran Turismo 5 (holy s**t that game is out tomorrow) in an attempt to prop up EA’s own NFS: Shift franchise. Let’s see what he had to say to CVG.
If you compare Shift and Gran Turismo, I actually do see Shift as a direct competitor to Gran Turismo for sure.
What does make sense to me… I think they have a very sterile, almost car collecting type of product where that’s mainly what we do, and I think we can offer something different. Our idea is that if we can offer the most authentic driving experience and portray what it feels like being inside a race car, then I think that’s where we can excel and where we absolutely will beat them. That I know for sure.
<analysis>”For sure,” eh? I s’pose we’ll find out soon enough, since Shift 2 comes out in March. </analysis>