I have to assume GT was taken from sports cars. GT is always used on sports cars to signify they are the suped up version."Common knowledge" possessed by nerds on a tech forum. Sure, you can Google it. But the point is it isn't obvious by looking at the name.
good video, too bad Rambo (IV) was not out when this video was made so he could rant about that one. He only speculates what Rambo 4 will be called in this video.
The numbering does bother me. Yes, a real sequel with a following number should be at least new engine, new assets, & moderately new gameplay.For a collector like myself who wants physical copy of everything, it just so annoying to have the same type of games with the same graphic and one said Tomb Raider and the other said Rise of the Tomb Raider. It just a small gaming pet peeves of mine. Don't mind it too much on movies since I don't really collect though but equally as annoying.
Then you get to the point where some games should not have a solid number like Far Cry 4 and Assassin Creed 3 and 4. They should be Far Cry 3.5 and Assassin Creed 2.5 and 2.6 respectively. Games should only have solid number when it a true sequel with updated game-play, engine, and graphics. But I'm guessing I'm opening up another can of worm at this point.
This, I remember back when there was the 8800GT and stuff. GT because cool sports cars had that and so it sounds cool in people's head, like it's a high performance version of something. Like the Golf GTI (go wonder what the I stands for, I know the D in GTD stands for diesel though).I have to assume GT was taken from sports cars. GT is always used on sports cars to signify they are the suped up version.
Just like the 980ti. TI was brought back because back in the day it was used as a way to signify it was a fast card. I believe it originally stood for Titanium.
In the end, we learn the new naming conventions, and move on with our lives.