So my biggest problem is right now, is once you’ve overall finished your factory, thats kinda it (took me 8 hours to complete my first small factory). Yeah sure theres the A.I. thats keeps encouraging you to develop your cars more and add more features. But eventually theres a limit and you’re just sorta satisfied with what you got and want to move on. Heres the problem, theres no way to move on past this point, if you want a bigger factory, you have to start COMPLETELY overall, including all the money you earned, and all the technologies you researched (this is my biggest complaint).
If you look at Prison Architect, they counter this problem by allowing you to sell your prison once it meets a certain criteria. Selling the prison gives you all the money it took to build it and more, and then you can use that money to build a completely new and bigger (and hopefully better) prison.
I think something similar needs to happen here. Once you’re happy with your factory, you should be able to “sell” it. You get either a partial or complete refund of all the money you spent building the factory, you keep all the extra money you earned, you get extra money based upon the efficiency of the factory, and you also (most importantly imo) keep all your research.
Maybe this could be coupled with some sort of “multi-factory” mode where you can manage multiple factories simultaneously after you buy a whole new factory.
Writing this after I just ‘finished’ my first factory (a small one after 8 hours), I’ve jammed pack every space, yeah the “rival companies” is slightly encouraging me to upgrade my cars, but not enough to rebuild entire sections of the factory (doesn’t help there isn’t some sort of mass bulldoze feature either). I’d rather just have a new empty factory but keep all my research (and some extra money preferably).