Although we got the mot important news of the year at GamesCom 2009 – the PlayStation 3 price drop – we had also expected to hear that Gran Turismo 5 would launch in 2009.

Well, that didn't happen, and now we turn our anticipatory attention to the Tokyo Game Show, which kicks off towards the end of September. Everyone keeps asking series creator Kazunori Yamauchi about the impending release and the most recent evidence comes from a Japanese Multiplayer interview (as posted at GTPlanet ). In response to the question he must've heard about a million times in the past few months, Yamauchi replied:

"The game is still under development but its release is not too far, it will be after the PSP GT release and, very probably, it will be a simultaneous world release."

Yamauchi goes on to confirm the numbers on the official site – 1000+ cars, 80+ tracks – and also talks about the new damage modeling mechanic, which "some players will like, others will not." It seems there really will be full NASCAR and WRC races in the game, too; we won't just have the vehicles from those special leagues, as some naysayers may have expected. Lastly, Yamauchi once again says we can expect a silky smooth 60 frames per second in beautiful 1080p high definition, which we already knew about…heck, it's what gets us drooling. But this release info is promising; Gran Turismo PSP is slated to launch alongside the PSP Go on October 1, which means we should see GT5 any time after that.

How's about an early December release? Sound good?

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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lfcjake
lfcjake
11 years ago

and also talks about the new damage modeling mechanic, which "some players will like, others will not.

I guess that confirms that the damage is just cosmetic. Oh dear.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

From the linked article
KY: ”The damages are not only visible, they will affect the driving style.
It depends on the player, some players will like it, others will not”

So it sounds like it's an all or nothing thing. Either you enable damage and deal with the consequences to the car's performance, or you don't use damage and deal with having no damage.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
11 years ago

HARDLY all cosmetic.

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

As it should be with GT5!

Now we'll see who really wants damage modeling and who the posers are.

BTW, those who complain the damage modeling is TOO realistic are the posers.

Xra897
Xra897
11 years ago

they're just making the game feal more like a real driving experience, than a game

OtisFeelgood
OtisFeelgood
11 years ago

I can't wait for this game! ;o

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

Sounds great!

Craigo
Craigo
11 years ago

The Forza team are bragging about them having 80 cars with "most of them having in-car view". HA!

Im not looking for reviews or game-play because I, and everyone else on PSX knows its going to be great. I just hope the online is up to scrach.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

I do hope that the damage modeling can be disabled. It could be a barrier to some players.

I bet that damage modeling will be required for online play, and trophy acquisition though.

Either way, just release the game already!

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Indeed. There are a ton of games out there in the upcoming months that I want, but they all take a back burner to GT5.

Options are always the way to go. All devs should start realising this.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

For the love of God give us a date already Polyphony!

Jalex
Jalex
11 years ago

They're definitely going to have huge sales numbers if they release it simulataneously worldwide.
I mean, '3' sold over half a million in Japan alone (first week sales) when there were only about 5 million PS2s in said country. So, taking that into account, then factoring in modern conditions and adding what will obviously be big numbers from America and Europe…yeah, I repeat, it's definitely going to be huge.

Gogaku
Gogaku
11 years ago

I might actually have to preorder this game to be sure to get it on release day, hehe.

Can't wait!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

GT5: proof everyone else fails because 60fps and 1080p IS possible.

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

Wardevil will prove it's possible too.

mustang750r
mustang750r
11 years ago

My eyes need to some hyper car porn PD. GT5P helped but I want the real stuff. I'm happy Car Porn is going portable that way I get my fix any time any where.

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

Sounds like you really enjoy your GT.

Game is going to be awesome.

jdt1981
jdt1981
11 years ago

Fortunately we have some awesome games releasing over the coming months to hold us over if GT5 ends up being an early 2010 release. If Uncharted 2 and R&C weren't coming later this year it would be unbearable.

Ricochet
Ricochet
11 years ago

Team 10 is sweating in their pants……

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

They are doing something in their pants…

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

This is the game I bought my PS3 for. This is the game that really defines Sony's hardware imo. Their largest franchise, their biggest and loudest following. GT5 is my holy grail, and I shall drink deeply from it.

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
11 years ago

October 27 is the day GT5 needs to come out.

Mornelithe
Mornelithe
11 years ago

FYI – http://www.fragland.net/news/GT5-not-far-away/21203/

"The singleplayer structure will also drastically change, just like in the PSP version. He also added that the damage model will do more than just crack the surface of your car. The driving behaviour will suffer from your crashes. Last up he also said the game will run at a constant 60FPS in 1080p."

If anyone can understand the video interview, feel free to add more detail…but there you go folks, probably the first serious word that the damage model will impact driving that I've seen anywhere.

___________
___________
11 years ago

this is what all games should have, most of the time games are sitting in the shops for ages.
example batman AA has been at EB for the last 3 weeks but they cant release it till thursday.
all games should have a worldwide release date, if its ready to release in europe it should be ready to release here to since its using the EXACT same game same language same TV mode PAL.
they dont have to change anything so why am i waiting weeks longer than europe?
batman AA for example was released in europe on what the 27th of august?
why do we have to wait till the 3rd, last time i checked it does not take 7 days to ship several thousand copies from europe to here.
i ship stuff to the US and Europe UK normally and its there in 3-5 days.
i could of bought it from the US and finished it by now, and i would of saved me some money to.
same with the PS3 slim, its date was broken in the US and in europe, it was not suppose to come out till september 1st but it came out early.
it broke its date in europe and the US so why not here?
street dates only apply here?

TH3G4MEMASTER
TH3G4MEMASTER
11 years ago

OMG look th release date for uk is 4 dec its on argos catalouge look heres the link please ben read this!!!!!! http://www.argos.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Search?storeId=10001&catalogId=1500001801&langId=-1&searchTerms=Gran+Turismo+5&Submit=GO+%3E copy that in to get the page which says delivered free on 4th Dec!! Pls read ben!!