The Racing Genre Needs New Hardware

Posted May 1, 2012 by in Latest News

Headline:: The next gen is coming and gear heads are waiting.
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The racing genre needs new tech

by Jason Moquin
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Gareth Wilson, in a recent interview with OXM, said “The problem with Blur, Split Second or Motorstorm is they’re probably just a bit too niche for the modern market. They’d probably do great as downloadable titles but the market just isn’t there any more. “We need a new console,”

He later stressed the point of having new racing titles at the launch of new hardware, “Racing games always do well when a new console comes out, and you do a new physics engine and improved graphics, but towards the end of a console cycle it’s always quite hard to push racing games, I think, because if you’ve DiRT 1 do you need DiRT 3? If you’ve got PGR3 do you need PGR4? I’m not so sure. It really relies on technology, the racing genre. Maybe more than other genres.”

With the WiiU being the only next generation console being released how does he feel about his newest game, Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed, performing?

“I think our game’s got more of a future because it’ll appeal to kids and families. Parents are desperate to find games that aren’t about blowing people up. Then we’ve got all the retro fans – people emailing us from fanclubs asking us to put things in. Then we pick up some mainstream gamers too.”

Fans of Gareth Wilson’s “creations” will be able to get their hands on Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed this holiday season.

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Jason Moquin

Jason has been around video games since he's been born. He's also been around Godzilla, Giant Japanese Robots, and the Marx Brothers.

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