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>

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2 Comments on EA Boss Wants to Kick Gran Turismo 5′s Ass


On November 24, 2010 at 3:16 am

well EA put more freaking cars in your games then you got yourself some competition, but as long as you had 3 cars of the same model but different design in your hyper class in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC then your not gonna get anything out of shift 2 because that sounds like you guys ran out of cars. Plus why do you have the Aston Martin cars in their in a high tear if they can’t compete against a Lamborghini in NFS: Shift. I know Lamborghini is a very excellent car making company and so is Aston Martin, but get this straight, GET MORE FREAKING CARS!! oh wait GT5 has 1,000+ cars? they have WRC, Track Editor(very Important to racing titles now days), Open Wheel Euro Racing, NASCAR(big deal to America), Japanese Race cars[GT versions](very cool), and god knows what else cause I’m crapping my pants over the 1,000+ cars. And how many can I drive in Shift 2? Because if its any less than that I’ll stick with GT5 my friends.


On November 27, 2010 at 11:41 am