What's goin' on here…? Where'd this come from?

As noted by GTPlanet , online retailers like Amazon, Newegg, and Buy.com are suddenly listing the "Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition." Amazon and Newegg say it's coming on January 17, 2012 with a price tag of $39.99.

Apparently, Sony mentioned this edition in a short Sony FAQ pertaining to their PlayStation Rewards Program earlier this month, but we haven't seen or heard anything since. Unfortunately, none of the aforementioned retailers have specific details concerning this "XL Edition," but the general consensus is that it'll be the US version of the GT5 Spec 2.0 disc update recently announced for Japan. That sweet update included all the software updates and available DLC.

Of course, we say it would've been a better idea to release such an edition around the holidays. The first quarter is once again full of hot titles, too. But maybe you've been putting off jumping on the GT5 bandwagon for too long, and you've always regretted it…

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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frylock25
frylock25
10 years ago

i got a feeling that is is just the newest version of the code with all of at least the free stuff. i still own my gt5 and love it. i need a wheel to do some of the harder stuff. tax time is almost here… i may just have to get one.

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

If the code is updated and optimized that may be a reason to buy this game again. Playing GT5 now after all the updates, it feels like a new game.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
10 years ago

Yeah, I got an unfinished vibe from it as well. I was a little letdown by the tile. I was always blown away by the past GT games…but not GT5. I definitely think the premium/standard car split was a bad idea from a design standpoint. It got dinged up in reviews for that, and rightly so in my humble opinion. A lot of its problems are only skin deep but when a series is known for perfection that hurts it a little bit in my eyes. I also question the wisdom of going for 1080p. Sounds great in theory…but clearly the game could have used those extra resources to clean up the awful shadows, and some of the flat texture work seen in parts of the game.

It's still a good racer, but one that's wrapped in a couple of bad design choices. I do think if it was a little more polished, and if that premium/standard car split was removed it would have drawn a lot better scores. Oh well, I'm probably not qualified to judge it anyways. I'm just a gamer. :/

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
10 years ago

oops my comment/opinion was supposed to land under Axe99's. I messed up. Sorry guys.

Qubex
Qubex
10 years ago

I think I may have been right to actually wait as I said almost a year and a bit ago.

When I finally have this game in my collection, it will be utter complete… I can then enjoy it the way it was meant to be…

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

Jawknee
Jawknee
10 years ago

It was cool seeing the game evolve though for those of us who bought it on day one.

Axe99
Axe99
10 years ago

It was still an _awesome_ game on day one – clearly unfinished, but I've played more GT5 than anything else in the last 12 months (which includes 200 hours of Civ V, plenty of time on SOCOM and Killzone 3, Mass Effect 2, and a bunch of other games) and don't regret it for a second. For people that know what GT is, it was an awesome purchase at launch. That said, it is only getting better :).

___________
___________
10 years ago

dident they already announce a new disk version with the spec 2.0 update installed?
pretty sure they did but i think it was only for EU so maybe this is the US version of that.
eh, after playing forza 4 i just cant go back to GT5!
its like playing ps3 games on a SD TV, then finally switching to a HD TV.
id never be the same again.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
10 years ago

This is what should have been released last year.

This is the REAL GT5.

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
10 years ago

Definitely picking this up, no matter what it is.

PDI has evolved the game in brilliant fashion as most of what is featured is fan requested.

tes37
tes37
10 years ago

This is a great buy, but there's no way I could've waited over a year to get GT5.

FM23
FM23
10 years ago

I might pick this upd if this version of the game cuts down on the install data size because this game is raping my 40gb.

Clamedeus
Clamedeus
10 years ago

Always try to go for a bigger hardrive, when I had my 80G PS3 that thing filled up pretty fast. lol

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
10 years ago

FM,

FYI….
If you keep on the lookout at Amazon, Fry's, & Newegg, occasionally you can find a 640GB,750GB HD or even a 1T HD there real cheap.

I wound up only paying $49.99 for a factory refurbed 750, another 69.99 for a brand new 750, and only $79.99 for a brand new 1T HD earlier this year.

And all were name brand HD's, Samsung & Western Digital.

Robochic
Robochic
10 years ago

Cool I was going to buy GT5 on boxing day cause it was 2o bucks but i couldnt' find it, glad it was sold out now i can get him this version instead.