Edit: Guys, I will re-iterate what I posted in the comments section below:

The pic where Yamauchi is holding a GT5 package only shows ONE case being the actual game – the black one. You can clearly see the top case is a Gran Turismo 5 case. You can tell because you can see the Japanese CERO rating (like our American ESRB), and the transparent white PS3 case, with the new PS3 logo. And the bottom two look like instruction booklets, or car booklets that detail all of the cars featured in the game (this is something Polyphony has done many times in the past).

That's all it is. Three Blu-Rays this will NOT be. — Arnold K.

The hotly anticipated simulation racer won't arrive in Japan until March and "not much later" in North America and Europe, but that doesn't mean we can't continue to salivate.

We all know about many of the appealing aspects of the game, but this news pertains to the packaging itself. Why? Because it appears that Polyphony will include not one, not two, but three Blu-Ray discs in the final Gran Turismo 5 package that will be on store shelves. According to a recent video featuring the new Mercedes SLS AMG, Kazunori Yamauchi is seen holding a GT5 box with three BD discs – one black, one red, one blue – clearly shown at one point. The only question is, what could they be? And why do we get the feeling that we're looking at a Collectors or Limited Edition, or something like that? Other information gleaned from the video tells us that Polyphony may consider putting the new Mercedes on the cover of the game, as Yamauchi says "it'll probably be the most exciting car in the world when GT5 releases." We also learn that GT5 "uses one single physics calculation model" so all the designers do is enter the parameters for each car, and everything plays out from there. Yamauchi said, "if the original car is made well, it'll drive well." Well, that's nice and everything, but what about those three discs…?

This isn't last generation and we're not talking about the Xbox 360. We're talking about Blu-Ray; we haven't yet needed multiple BD discs for any game, even though some titles – like MGS4 – have nearly filled the 50GB worth of space available on one disc. So the mystery continues…we imagine someone is going to ask Polyphony about it at some point, though, so stay tuned.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

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bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

well either way what ever it is, its good news!

whiskeytango74
whiskeytango74
11 years ago

Holy Crackers 3 disks??? thats insane. i cant wait for this game.

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

How about releasing the game sometime before I'm an AARP member. That'd be worth getting excited over

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

so that means youll be turning about 65 in the next 6 months? 😉


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 10/20/2009 11:02:41 AM

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

Yea, let's hope it's March 2010. Half a decade already….

Thrill Kill
Thrill Kill
11 years ago

I think of willow when i read your comments…troll

JJJames
JJJames
11 years ago

Must be something BIG otherwise why stick it on 3 BLU-RAY Discs?? Can't wait to see whats on those discs.

HANZ64
HANZ64
11 years ago

It's a limited/collectors edition box. There are BD discs out there that have more than 200GB of space. If they needed the extra space there is no need to use separate 50GB BD's.

AnonymousPoster
AnonymousPoster
11 years ago

The PS3 is not capable of using BluRay discs that have more than 2 layers. 50GB is the max.

Doosharm
Doosharm
11 years ago

I'd say a special edition seems likely. It probably includes some behind the scenes specials and stuff. I know the game should be pretty big but I can't see the game itself taking up more than on disk.

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

Don't get too excited. They're probably just spreading out content across the 3 disks as a "perceived vaule" marketing gimmick. They do that all the time with movie Blu-Rays.

Thrill Kill
Thrill Kill
11 years ago

you behave like a child.

bigrailer19
bigrailer19
11 years ago

im not saying it istn out there but i havnt ran across a movie that doesnt have all content on a single blu-ray disc, none the less a single game on a blu-ray disc.

They have no reason to run a marketing gimick for gt5, the players will be buying this game to play it for gt5, not because they are selling it with 3 discs that u claim may be a disguise of spreading extra content. as for the 3 discs well, who knows my guess is special edition or something, either way it wont be a gimick!

what thrill kill said you act like a upset child that didnt get his cookie!


Last edited by bigrailer19 on 10/20/2009 12:37:07 PM

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

LOL, why are all you getting your panties tied up over this? I'm a huge GT fan too, just disgruntled by the half decade development time. Go ahead, thumbs down me.

And to answer somebody's question, putting bonus material on a seperate BR disk (when it would all fit on just one disk) is something other movies have done. I have a Pirates of the Carribean BluRay where they did this. It's just a marketing gimmick. Maybe that's the case here with GT, maybe not.

Everyone calm down, I'm not slaying the sacred cow that is GT5 🙂

fluffer nutter
fluffer nutter
11 years ago

Marketing gimmick or not, I have yet to pay anything extra for these "bonus" discs. I still end up getting the blu-ray movie releases for less than $20 USD. I just picked up T:RotF for $15 and it was labeled as a special edition 2 disc release.

Nynja
Nynja
11 years ago

Side note; Hopefully GT5 will support custom soundtracks like the PSP version does.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

It does.
Merry Christmas!


Last edited by Banky A on 10/20/2009 10:18:30 PM

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
11 years ago

150GB worth of data?
Impossible…..unless it's the year 2015.

Random_Steve
Random_Steve
11 years ago

who sed all 3 are filled up

Robochic
Robochic
11 years ago

WOW thats insane, damn I really hope this game is not that expensive to many game out early 2010 and the hubby really wants this one.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

1. Japan
2. Europe
3. North America

Aye aye!

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

we're second? YESSSS

AshT
AshT
11 years ago

holy carp

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

Either way I hope the game is all on one disc. Changing discs is annoying.

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

MGS4 eh? half way through the game,
"Otacon: snake, change the disc
Snake: huh
Otacon: you see the disk marked 2?
Snake: no
Otacon: oh wait, we're on bluray, dual layered too, wow (etc)
Snake(grr): otacon!"
LOOOOOL

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

I am sure the game will be on one disc. If that is indeed the packaging, I am sure the content will be something else.

On the video, you can see the SLS AMG getting "put together", and to me, that's what is amazing.

March is along ways away, but I can wait for perfection.

Mandalorion382
Mandalorion382
11 years ago

Looks like this game is gonna show what the PS3 is really made out of. No problems with it being on 3 discs at all. Just means more gaming fun!

ArnoldK PSXE
ArnoldK PSXE
11 years ago

Here I am to kill the rumors. The pic where Yamauchi is holding a GT5 package only shows ONE case being the actual game – the black one. You can clearly see the top case is a Gran Turismo 5 case. You can tell because you can see the Japanese CERO rating (like our American ESRB), and the transparent white PS3 case, with the new PS3 logo. And the bottom two look like instruction booklets, or car booklets that detail all of the cars featured in the game (this is something Polyphony has done many times in the past).

That's all it is. Three Blu-Rays this will NOT be.

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

Every Top Gear series ever on two discs !!! 😀

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

i'd rather just the more recent series, the earlier ones weren't as good.

Thrill Kill
Thrill Kill
11 years ago

the early ones were definately the best by far…

mexgeo86
mexgeo86
11 years ago

Some say he is illegal in 17 US states, and he blinks horizontally…

Some say that he lives in a tree, and that his sweat can be used to clean precious metals…

Some say that his voice can only be heard by cats, and that he has two sets of knees…

…All we know is, he's called The Stig!

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago
___________
___________
11 years ago

no, not the stig.
michael schumacher.
i was wondering how the hell they let the stig drive a F1 Renault car.
they dont just let any ordinary racing driver into one of those.

Charger7302
Charger7302
11 years ago

Does anyone know if Polyphony releases a list of the cars there game will have before the game comes out? I really want to know if the Dodge Charger made it in.


Last edited by Charger7302 on 10/20/2009 3:53:49 PM

Diggity Dan
Diggity Dan
11 years ago

No, they only include good cars 🙂

But seriously, they usually do not release the full car list until game is out.

Streets_74
Streets_74
11 years ago

See I'm a lil bothered that no one was bashing this game for being multidisc, on the other hand had it been on the 360 it would have been been bash to no end. I know it's been clarified now, but still I come here because it used to be a shelter from 360 fanbots, now it seems it's getting a little biased here not to ruffle any feathers.

dlte
dlte
11 years ago

it isn't multidisc……..

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

Oh well … I was kinda hoping for three discs.

King James
King James
11 years ago

I was hoping for 2 coupon books for featured cars.

godsman
godsman
11 years ago

Even the box is classy. It'll be the true game that will stand out in sales.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Owww c'mon why would GT5 be on three dics? It will be a big game but Polyphony would never do that 😉

I'm subscribed to Mercedes-Benz TV on YouTube so I found this fast. Video is awesome and totally unexpected. Kudos to Mercedes for making it.

Now everybody go subscribe to their channel!

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Owww c'mon why would GT5 be on three dics? It will be a big game but Polyphony would never do that 😉

I'm subscribed to Mercedes-Benz TV on YouTube so I found this fast. Video is awesome and totally unexpected. Kudos to Mercedes for making it.

Now everybody go subscribe to their channel!

sabitrulz
sabitrulz
11 years ago

the red disk is the actual game,blue 1 contains the soundtracks & the black 1 contains the digital edition of the car manual & the 1080p making of videos

___________
___________
11 years ago

aint sony suppose to be releasing those 150GB bluray disks next year?
if GT5 is using 3 disks and is coming out next year, wouldent it be commonsense to delay GT5 till there ready?
and use GT5 as a marketing ploy for the new disks

David Macphail
David Macphail
11 years ago

I knew 3 discs would be ridiculous. After all, MGS4 only needed 1………

DGo8
DGo8
11 years ago

At ___________ Delay GT5…even more..would be a piss take!

I heard Blu-ray players cant play them new discs coming out doe.

DGo8
DGo8
11 years ago

…and i'll be picking up GT5 Collectors or Limited Edition what ever one comes wit tha best shiiit lol

Please let us yuse are own music in game like GT-PSP