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ONT
06-12-2016, 00:25
Right after start/finish line, over the track, its not at the Suzuka track (not a licensing thing), so what's up :)

cxMilk
06-12-2016, 01:31
Got removed a good while ago in one of the patches, don't remember which. Don't know if there was ever a specific reason, but licensing seems to be the argument thrown around (even if it doesn't make sense in this particular incident). See here for more info. (http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?48032-Sakitto-has-a-new-logo)

Konan
06-12-2016, 05:32
It was...even some parts of an "unofficial" track can't resemble those of the official one...same issue with the ferris wheel...

ONT
06-12-2016, 05:41
Correct it looks like it was an asset from a Korean track :)

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Sankyo
06-12-2016, 07:41
Got removed a good while ago in one of the patches, don't remember which. Don't know if there was ever a specific reason, but licensing seems to be the argument thrown around (even if it doesn't make sense in this particular incident). See here for more info. (http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?48032-Sakitto-has-a-new-logo)

It was a licensing thing, and the fact that the bridge doesn't belong to the track in reality does not mean that you can copy it and put it on another track in an official racing game. In these things, any landmark or specific characteristic can be licensed and especially when used in a similar context (i.e. a racing game) you cannot place it in different surroundings and think you circumvented licensing with that :)

eracerhead
06-12-2016, 11:54
Maybe it was the Korean trackowners that complained, not officials from Suzuka.

And it could have been a pride issue; many Japanese would be offended if we were seen to think that just any Asian landmarks could be plopped down in their country. Japan (and Korea as well) are rather nationalistic, after all. And neither get along with each other all that great.

cxMilk
06-12-2016, 18:52
It was a licensing thing, and the fact that the bridge doesn't belong to the track in reality does not mean that you can copy it and put it on another track in an official racing game. In these things, any landmark or specific characteristic can be licensed and especially when used in a similar context (i.e. a racing game) you cannot place it in different surroundings and think you circumvented licensing with that :)
I didn't recall the Sakitto bridge looking that similar to the Korean bridge, but after searching some screen grabs, I stand corrected. Had always thought it was just a stylized asset SMS created.

http://img.youtube.com/vi/EZ3FUWXHXmM/sddefault.jpg

Yep, I see why now.

PS, Apologies if this pic breaks any forum rules in regards to showing off anything technically non-licensed in game. Remove if needed.