Developers who are somewhat outside the circle of well-known companies who make big games with big ideas, try their best to implement the same level of creativity while not trampling the copyright line. Well it looks like unknown studio ‘Sailfish Games’ didn’t get the memo, with their new Android app titled ‘Gran Turismo’ amassing 100,000 downloads from the Google Play Store in the first day of release.
The game has no official ties to the actual console racing simulator, or with longtime developer Polyphony Digital, but uses the game’s logo and plays as a racing title. How an obvious attempt to use the fame of the actual Gran Turismo series came to happen is simple, Google Play does not filter content prior to release, which has made developers and fans angry at the policy.
Amazingly not many reviews for the game criticize its familiarity with the original, with most of the negative reviews branding the gameplay buggy and non-responsive, yet still getting a four-out-of-five-star rating, madness! It’s just a matter of time before Sony contacts Google to unleash the legal hammer, I give it until the end of the day.