Bolded and italic; opinions in this thread, albeit a small sampling, appear to be about 50/50. I don't think it's that abnormal. I understand Sony wanting to expand upon big IPs, but the way I see it there are other ones much more suited for movies or TV shows. Racing games rarely, if ever, make for good movie adaptations.
But you were questioning why license it (as if expending money to pay for the license), but it is their own stuff =p
I liked the recent racing movies I saw, be them biographies or the Le Mans Ford "documentary".
Fast and Furious is a racing franchise and it earned a lot of money.
duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"
Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"
Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."