i think they are. I think with MW2 they were, i remeber reading how Activision paid.
Ive also read that Elite is suffering hard.
Im really on edge though about the game, because my motocross buddies have got it and want me to get it since we have a distance friendship so we talk and stuff through gaming. However, i definitely don't want to spend $60 on this game again.
Im also rethinking about the change in the series. I don't think people want to much change to it because they love they way its kind of evolved into a fun late night non try hard fun game. However, they do need to bring in a new engine for enhanced animations, mechanics, and slight change in the way the game plays
How about a complete new engine for starters