Yes unfortunately I have found that by using a PS2 or X-BOX that the game will be severely limited on overall variety of boats, engines and tune ability. The only way to get this to fit in such a format would be to degrade the video and sound quality. I just don't have the room to create the game that would satisfy me and most importantly the OSO group. However all is not lost.
I can have it all if the game is made in PC format. Of course it would take a hell of a PC to play this but at least everything we ever wanted would be there; PLUS the option of using other controllers such as a joystick or wheel. I'm now looking into this.