I've been curious, it looks like from American Wilds (AW) and onward that Focus/Sabre are going to be licensing all their vehicles. Do you think this is a good or bad move?
On one hand I see it good from a marketing standpoint. You can tout the game as having actual real life brands like Ford, Caterpillar, and Western Star. But is this good for the player?
Prior to AW the dev's could put any vehicle they wanted into the game, and as many as they wanted. Give them a generic number instead of a name, and make some slight tweaks to like grills to avoid copyright, and you could put anything into the game.
Now though, the dev's are going to be limited by licensing agreement's. So you know, we can ask for Mack or Dodge all we want, but without a legal license the dev's (and as a result us) are flat out of luck. Meanwhile before the dev's could of made a copycat vehicle, make it 98% accurate with some tweaks here or there, give it a generic class-number and we could of had anything in the game.
So what's your guys opinion on them moving away from generic vehicles in favor of licensed vehicles. Is this going to be a good or bad move?