Yes, unfortunately Crew and TDU and other open world games never give the real driving feeling of some of the sims.
There is still a niche market there to fill for some brave development team. Maybe one day someone will make a open world game with more realistic driving behavior. It does not even have to be 100% simulated, as jumps would break suspension etc.
I did drive Crew at the Ivory Tower studio on the original HC Mode (no assists) on a T500 and that was awesome. But nobody else could drive the CTR3 and they did not understand how i could drive it. Unfortunately they ditched that handling mode and released the game with nerfed handling to bring everything more close together for competition. Makes sense, but the base Crew physics are much better than the dinky handling it has now shows.
Something similar happened to TDU2, when they had to nerf the physics, because one of the Atari executives could not drive with it.
I say never back down to serve the weak. But they provided the money.... when they still had some
I will re-install Assetto as well on my new PC when it is ready.
Edit; just grabbed all remaining DLC, including the awesome new Ferrari 70th anniversary pack.
http://www.assettocorsa.net/ferrari-70t ... sary-pack/
But i really hope they ditched the pre-programmed slides. You can not control those and that ruins the experience for me. If things go wrong, i like to catch the car and continue and not automatically spin into the gravel. It even continued to do so after a forced lock up brake straight line slide. Loose the brakes and the spin continued its pre-programmed path. And there were more things like that. Some of these "solutions" did not feel right and outdated.
In addition to that, there were no good "factory" setups. And that is unrealistic. Every team and manufacturer sets the car up right for each track to begin with. Fine tuning will get you the last couple of tenths. And i really do not want to spend 75% of the game time setting up my car. Last time i played, i used the setup from a friend. And beat his time with it.
One of the reasons i prefer open world games where you can just get in the car and drive. If the base setup is OK, you can have instant driving fun, like you should.