Playground Games is manned by people that worked for Bizarre Creations, Black Rock Studios, and Codemasters. Their racing pedigree is sound.
From Wikipedia: When asked about Playground Games' involvement, Dan Greenawalt, the head of Turn 10 Studios, said, "I wouldn't trust this partner as much as I do if I didn't expect them to surprise me and surprise our players. I have respect for their ability to come up with great ideas. So I think yes, they are challenged by the customers the same way we are to surprise them with innovation. That's how they see themselves, that's how we see them, it's how they see us. It's really a shared goal." See Wikipedia for source.
I rather spend my money here then anywhere else. Could we have an idea when the LCE will be available? I don't want to have to cancel my order all together and order from somewhere else for the LCE version.
Thank you for the information. For now, I have the regular pre-ordered since I prefer Amazon and will pass on the collectors edition if Amazon wasn't going to get it. Plus, with the pre-order price guarantee, I've already saved money when Need for Speed Most Wanted and Medal of Honor dropped to about $53 a piece. :)