The most annoying thing for GT fans are the licensing restrictions that have plagued us for years. The big three in the automobile simulation industry are Gran Turismo, Need for Speed, and Forza. They each have their own pluses and minuses however the most annoying trend especially for Gran Turismo is licensing of certain car manufacturers.
Gran Turismo’s influence on the automobile industry is apparent and its obvious car manufactures wouldn’t mind tag teaming with them or its competitors to further promote their cars and brand. Brands that have yet to come on GT are Porsche, Koneigsegg, and others. Porsche has always been on the list, but with their exclusive contract with EA, dollar signs and rules appear which restrict GT5 from using any Porsche models. This also happened in Forza 4, just as Forza was becoming more and more popular the contract with EA obviously got pricey (in my opinion) and had to use 2 RUF models instead. They did offer a download of the previous Porsche’s that were on before, however you had to pay $14.99+ to get the pack (WTF).
This also goes with Ferrari which partners with Turn 10 and Nissan with Polyphony, however these partnerships aren’t as ridiculous as Porsche and EA. It gets frustrating with all these monopoly’s, but I guess it makes people want to buy other games since they have different cars. Whatever the case it frustrates and annoys me whenever I see a car I want to drive on a different game and only exclusive for a system I don’t have, I can’t afford a PS4 and Xbox One!