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