NASCAR. Rally. Road races. A variety of inclement weather. Gran Turismo 5 has a number of features to make any racing fan smile but perhaps it's still missing one major piece: motorcycles.
Now, this could pose a problem in terms of authenticity and realism, as Polyphony would really have to work hard to adapt; a motorcycle is nothing like a car so if the physics are to turn out just right, this addition might take some time. But according to an IGN Q&A with series creator Kazunori Yamauchi, if there's enough of a fan outcry for cycles in GT5, there's every possibility that the team may include them in the future. Or, and this may be a better idea in the eyes of many, they could simply start work on Tourist Trophy 2 . Said Yamauchi:
"…if that's what users really want in the game, I think that's a possibility. Or we could consider making a Tourist Trophy 2 as well."
Obviously, we wouldn't expect Polyphony to halt production and suddenly focus on motorcycles, thereby pushing GT5 further into 2010; we expect that if they really do toy with the idea, it might show up as DLC some time down the road. But actually, we're behind the Tourist Trophy 2 idea; GT5 will already feel very different with the inclusion of NASCAR, so we don't need to toss in more changes or additions. Besides, motorcycle fans have been waiting for a new Tourist Trophy for…well, for a damn long time.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5