I’m sure most of you have heard by now, but if you haven’t the ability to paint the spoiler is coming to GT6 very soon. Of course the first reactions from most is negative. Some saying painted spoilers do nothing and are pointless while others saying GT6 needs so much more improvement painted spoilers should be the last thing to fix. I however welcome any new editions to the game, (especially for free) but what is most important here is the past, present, and future of the Gran Turismo series.
Anyone who has grown up with Gran Turismo games know first and foremost the cars from the manufacturer are the star. They have never tried to make the cars anything else, but what the manufacturer intended. It was either a car you could buy from the dealership or a race car. Then in 2005 Forza motorsport was released and everything changed. Full customization of everything was now possible. Tons of people bought the game and it was a huge success. Now in 2015 Forza still allows you to customize your car to really make it your own while Gran Turismo allows barely any customizing like always.
However looking at the current updates of GT6 has made me think it won’t always be this way. So far we have gotten unique wheels/sizes, custom spoilers, ability to paint brake calibers, and soon to be painted spoilers. Plus of course many more skirt and splitter options than ever before. It’s obviously no where close to the customization that Forza allows for, but will they ever go as far? It wouldn’t be that insane for them to add a custom paint picker or at least small decals like stripes. But why stop there
You may remember near the end of it’s life GT5 was hacked and people started modding their cars with all kinds of cool upgrades. Huge insane amounts of horsepower, removing spoilers, suspension so low it was slammed to the ground, etc. People spent many hours making the car THEY wanted to play with. Obviously it took a lot of effort since they had to do the work themselves and Gran Turismo did not like their game being changed, but considering so many people started doing it Polyphony Digital (makers of Gran Turismo) must of seen the demand. They have slowly been adding more and more customization to GT6 since the hack happened. Personally I love playing all the Gran Turismo games since it allows me to drive cars that I would never be able to own, but the number one thing I would like to be able to do is take a car and make it truly my own. To go online and show off the car that I made and no one else in the world would have. Wether this will happen one day we will just have to wait and see. I would like to know your thoughts on this, do you think Gran Turismo should add customization or stick to what they are doing?