OK folks round 2 details are up on Page 1 now.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT FOR FUTURE SEASONS / PC USERS
IT'S LONG WINDED BUT I'D APPRECIATE IT IF YOU READ IT FULLY.
As you will notice when you run the track, there is a huge amount of prop placement at the tail end of the lap.
The intention was to have the whole track propped in this manner and generally a lot more detailed and better laid out.
However because of the nature of the way Creator works I'm doubling the amount of work for PC, as a result what you see so far in this track is about 50 hours work switching between PS4 and PC.
Those of you who spend a lot of time in Creator will know how much often you will change things as you work, i.e. you place a load of props, get to the end of that section then go back and move them. Sometimes you will end up with a layout different to that you intended because you adjust bit by bit to get the finished article.
So, what does this mean?
To get a track like the current round finished and working properly on both platforms I estimate around 100 hours work if not more. The main issue is you lose that flow (for want of a better way of putting it) while making the tracks and it becomes a little bit of a chore.
I've already had to change some ideas I had for this year for this reason, particularly the fact that Advanced Placement co-ordinates actually differ between PS4 and PC version.
At the end of last year I said that I would start the year running PS4 & PC and see how things go. In light of the above I just cannot justify continuing PC indefinitely.
So I shall continue to the end of this season (round 5) including PC but then from Round 6 onwards we shall be PS4 only.
It's not a particularly nice decision to come to and although we have only a small amount of PC players entering some of you have been our most regular competitors.
But between self employment, Creator and the fact I intend to also start full time study again in September I cannot spend that amount of time on tracks to ultimately end up producing something that I am not happy with myself anyway. We left PS3 behind this year because it was holding back what we could do, but have ultimately then moved to a point where PC is doing the same thing just through the sheer time factor involved.
Thank you to those of you on PC who have supported me with the Time Trials over the last year or so. It is because of that support I have tried to continue the PC side and will continue to the end of this season.
Obviously should R* ever offer us cross platform then the above will be null and void. I am several others have suggested this in the past, but I suspect it's something very low on their radar.
What I would offer is that if someone wanted to do something PC based themselves I will of course support them as best I can by entering myself and offering advice should they need it.