Dear gamers in the Giant Bomb forums
When I was researching the popularity of video games across the internet, so here is what I saw, the Call of Duty series appears to be more popular than the Battlefield series, because of its faster pacing, more accessibility and fewer strategy requirements during online matches.
Meanwhile, Playground Games' Forza Horizon series and Ivory Tower's The Crew series both have about 20-30 million players in total, both appearing to be more popular than Sim Racing (iRacing, Assetto Corsa Competizione, etc) and Simcade (Gran Turismo, Forza Motorsport, etc) because of having faster pace, fun factor, well optimized for controller pads, more forgiving handling model, more social features, many other things to do and not requiring to have moderate physical momentum.
Oh, there is one more thing that I would like to mention, arcade-style kart racing (Mario Kart, Crash Team Racing, etc) still remains to be the most popular sub-genre of racing games in the whole video game industry because it attracts several kinds of gamers in the world regardless of their age, suited for both genders, focuses more on fun factor, and not required to like racing games and cars in order to play them.
Then this inspired me of creating this thread as I want to see you guys share your thoughts.
- Here is why Sim Racing and Simcades both require more physical momentum because the players require a lot of concentration just like real motorsport racing, where the players must perform with good cornering skills while controlling the steering angle, modulating the throttle & brake pedals accurately in order to achieve good lap timings and keep up the pacing plus entering pitstops to change tires and refilling the gas tank during full-length races, but if the players don't, their tires will be completely worn out and the gas tank goes empty, making them unable to complete the race or get disqualified except in some games.
- Not everyone likes every sub-genre from each particular gaming genre.