I personally don't understand why people want to buy these games at full price, when you can just wait a few months and just play the previous ones in the mean time. I've talked about the lack of patience of gamers, and the reason these games are released once a year is because of the lack of patience. We have the regular sports games that people like getting. FIFA, NHL, Madden, NBA, etc each year. We have also seen other franchises have yearly releases like Call of Duty and Assassin's Creed. We might actually also see this with Battlefield.
Forza has even become a yearly release for the last few years. I think forcing developers to release games in a timely fashion is wrong, and it stops the creativity for the game. We don't see the big changes in this game except for being really polished. There are also a few additions each time, but they barely have anything new in them. It's rather unfortunate that we're seing the industry choosing money everytime over game quality.
The best games we have seen the last few years have not been these yearly titles. Madden never wins game of the year. That should be telling, but somehow people settle with that. The games are great, but they could be excellent if given more time. Seing how if games are rushed, it does not help the developers. Because it affects the quality of the game itself.
I would suggest that they rather release updates for the games digitally for 40 bucks and you can buy additional stuff with 60 bucks for example. This just me thinking out loud, any input?