All indications are that Gran Turismo 5 will indeed make it for the holidays, and most are expecting a technical tour de force.
It has been a staple of the franchise: cutting-edge graphics and overall technical composition that pushes the boundaries of the hardware. And although one might assume the PlayStation 3 has enough power to satisfy Polyphony Digital's needs, it appears boss man Kazunori Yamauchi's ambitions know no bounds. Speaking to Esquire UK and as summarized at CVG , the GT creator says quite frankly that even with the potential of Sony's machine, "it's still not enough:"
"Software has to be created under the restriction of the hardware. With each new PlayStation, the vessel has become bigger, but it's still not enough. With Gran Turismo 5 we've made it as clean and beautiful as possible within the confines of the space we're given – but of course there's a lot more that we want to put in."
Oh, "of course." We should've known. We're willing to bet that if we ask Hideo Kojima about MGS4, he'll say he wanted to "do more" and that he always feels restricted by a system's power. That's the mark of a true visionary: one who always wants to excel; to reach the next level; to see beyond the current limitations in any industry or venue. It sort of implies that GT5 will be just what we expect it to be: masterful.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5