These days, everyone needs a reward for doing something. So if you pre-order GT6, the lowest reward you can get is four free cars. That's right, just for pre-ordering a video game, you get a BMW Z4 GT3 racer, Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3, Tesla Model S Performance, and a Corvette C7. And that's before you play the game.
If you pre-order from GameStop, you get 20 free cars, including the four above. If you pre-order from Amazon, you get $1 million in credits in the game right at the start.
Ok, so pre-ordering now takes the challenge out of GT. This game is about working from the ground up. You get slow cars, you tune them, you buy faster cars. One of the most important choices was your first car purchase in the series. Free cars and money basically negates the game.
People don't want to work for anything anymore. Half the fun of GT was that challenge of working up the ladder. If that's gone, what's the point?