Scheduled release date:
Q1 2010
Publisher:
SCEA
Developer:
Polyphony Digital
Number Of Players:
1-2 (16 Online)
Genre:
Racing
Release Date:
November 24, 2010


So, Gran Turismo 5. We're sure that you know that you have to wait another five months, or so, until the game is released and you get to partake in a midnight launch at your local GameStop or Best Buy – you know there will be one. But all of that extra time is there with good reason, as it's given Polyphony the opportunity to add a whole plethora of stuff they've been conceptually experimenting with for the game. As hard as it may be to wait for a game like GT5, once you read exactly what you'll be getting with the full package, you'll understand that the wait is well worth it.

First off, we all know that originally, during Games Com in August, Sony and Polyphony commented that GT5 would boast 700 cars, with close to 200 of those being premium models capable of being fully damaged. Then comes Tokyo Game Show, and Kazunori Yamauchi gives us an all new official number of over 950 cars. Later on, we come to find out that the total of cars is actually closer to 1000 than it is to 950. See, it's not proper marketing practice to say "almost 1000", and thus we have "over 950". Anyways, originally, it was said that just about 200 cars will be the "premium" vehicles, which will be fully deformable. That number does not exist on the GT5 fact sheet, as Kazunori Yamauchi says the decision for choosing how many cars are capable of full deformation is not complete.

The way GT5 is designed is that, essentially, with the flick of a switch, any car in the game will be susceptible to the game's all new damage model. But believe it or not, there are still a number of manufacturers still giving Sony a hard time about seeing their cars damaged in such intricate detail. Let's face it, there is no game out there that looks as good as Gran Turismo 5 or GT5: Prologue. But, it seems like a lot of progress is being made in negotiations, as Yamauchi has confirmed that every car will see damage of some sort, and that the premium cars will boast exceptionally detailed damage modeling.

Just how detailed? Allow me to quote the creator himself: “The damage physics are going to be applied to things like a bent suspension arm, tires hitting the wheel wells of a car, deformation of the body affecting alignment, the loss of power to the engine,” says Yamauchi. “We’re actually still working on setting the sensitivity level of the damage. You can have it so if you have a single hit your car isn’t going to be able to be driven anymore. It’s a matter of adjustment.”

So it's not just flying doors and other cosmetic stuff. These premium cars will put the physics to full use and give you an experience as proper as possible, without being too frustrating, obviously. As far as the damage that'll be applied to the other cars, Polyphony is ironing those details out as we speak. We will either see scrapes and dents, or more drastic damage that'll demonstrate more wreckage, albeit leave the mechanical aspect of it out.

As far as tracks, there will be a total of 70 tracks spread across a total of 20 different locations. Expect most of the tracks from Gran Turismo 4, with a good dose of all new real and fictional tracks – and yes, the Top Gear track is in. Additionally, you may already know that the WRC and NASCAR licenses are present in the game, so expect to see a number of races focused around those two events. Furthermore, during a press tour at the Polyphony Digital studios in Japan, a game journo managed to snap a picture of a programmer modeling a Lexus SC430 GT500 – a Super GT race car, which is an indicator of GT5 possibly boasting a Super GT license, as well. Amazing, isn't it?

Moreover, expect the customization aspect to be bigger and better than ever before, with more options to tinker with. Support for the EyeToy is also being planned, which should enable head tracking in the game, allowing the player's actual head to act as the head of the driver in the car. So if you angle your head slightly to the left, the game will recognize the motion and angle the view allowing you to see what's going on to the left of your car. Clearly, head tracking will only work when you're using the game's in-dash view.

You can expect virtually every desirable manufacturer in the game, including Bugatti, Ferrari, and Lamborghini. Recently, Yamauchi has said that Porsche is being decided on. An alleged exclusive contract between Porsche and Electronic Arts is supposed to expire, which will allow Sony to use the Porsche name and cars without having to also pay EA a licensing fee. We're not entirely sure of the details on this relationship between EA and Porsche, but we've heard numerous times it does, or did exist. But with madhouse Porsche-tuner RUF likely on board, the possible lack of Porsches in GT5 is still not that big of a deal. Not to me, at least.

Other extras you can expect is 16 player online races with a fully fleshed out online setup. In addition to that, you'll be able to connect your copy of GT5 with your copy of Gran Turismo PSP and transfer the cars you've earned in the PSP game into the PS3's GT5. To add to that, Gran Turismo 5 will boast custom soundtracks, so you don't have to listen to what Polyphony and Sony have chosen, you can dip into your PS3's hard-drive. The photomode will enable players to take high-resolution pictures 8-megapixels in size, but Polyphony is trying to bump that number up to 20 before the game ships. Insane.

The remaining features include Dolby 7.1, YouTube replay uploads, theater mode, arcade mode, museum, and, of course, a game engine that runs at 60 frames per second, rendering a 1080p picture. Yep. And we don't have to tell you how fan'f-ing'tastic GT5 looks. It's practically approaching perfection…it's hard to imagine what we'd be looking at five years from now on Sony's next platform.

If everything goes according to plan, Gran Turismo 5 should launch around the same time in North America and Europe as it will in Japan. GameStop currently has the God of War 3 release pegged at April 1st, which means Sony pushed it back two days in order to launch it as a fiscal 2011 game. So that gives Gran Turismo 5 all of March to play with. Current GameStop has a February 2nd release date, but I wouldn't bet on that for us North Americans.

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te la meti 14
te la meti 14
11 years ago

we have no doubt, will be the greatest racing game of all time

drinking too much of that gran turismo Kool-aid

Bandit1
Bandit1
11 years ago

This game is going to be AMAZING!!!! I can't wait!

N a S a H
N a S a H
11 years ago

I can't wait.

archs13
archs13
11 years ago

i can't wait until dan greenwalt chokes on his own words when this is out.. that guy is full of it.

ChronowerX_GT
ChronowerX_GT
11 years ago

Oh god I want this game. I bought the PS3 for this!!!

Zorigo
Zorigo
11 years ago

and yet you still dont have it.

ed_winchester
ed_winchester
11 years ago

I thought the head-tracking feature was already confirmed. It sounds ace!


Last edited by ed_winchester on 10/11/2009 3:28:46 PM

kevinater321
kevinater321
11 years ago

Soooo excited!

Titch1794
Titch1794
11 years ago

OMG, GT5 sounds simply amazing, bliss on a disc. GT5 is gonna leave Forza for dust.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

easily

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

70 tracks

^That right there has me drooling
Wow every time I see the list of features it looks more amazing every time

The photo mode sounds freaking awesome! Get ready to purchase bigger hard drives! You'll be hooked saving everything in this game!

I can't wait to get my hands on this.

This game is literally the most engrossing and most professionally developed racing game there is*

Simply amazingly mind-boggling!

psxe racing team, get ready!

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I wonder if the 70 tracks are the final number cause it's pretty darn weird seeing Forza 3 having more tracks than GT5;although 70 tracks is a pretty impressive number considering the number of cars.

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Quality > Quantity
Although I haven't seen all of Forza 3's tracks I'm sure a lot of them are generic

GT's tracks are each very individualistic and technically very different.

We'll see, I'm sure we will all love the selection of tracks in GT5

ArnoldK PSXE
ArnoldK PSXE
11 years ago

Aren't many of Forza's tracks variations of one track, though? I mean, I know GT5 will do this too, to an extent, but I believe Forza 3 does it more.

EddPm6
EddPm6
11 years ago

What? You mean the people over at Turn10 arent talented enough to make distinct differences in the tracks in the game? Im shocked! *not*

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

The fact that GT5's tracks can become day/night time during races should also be taken into consideration.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Forza 3 only has 24 unique racing circuits (GT4 had more). With 134…. 134 (they use this as the real track count) tracks all together including the variants. That is really bad advertising for a consumer I must say.

But nah 70 tracks on GT5 is way too positive.

@ Hexen
No game has ever had that many unique tracks 🙂

I think there's going to be around 40-50 unique tracks in 20 locations (like regions around the world) and all the 30 variants will add up to 70 // 25ish + 45ish = 70ish.

BTW if you guys want the link to the FM3 track list then ask me.


Last edited by Banky A on 10/11/2009 10:52:21 PM

Veritas Vincit
Veritas Vincit
11 years ago

@Arnold So what is theater mode "Replay" mode?

And do you know if we will be able to transfer cars and credits from GT5P to GT5? I think you could transfer credits but not cars from 3 to 4 am I right?


Last edited by Veritas Vincit on 10/11/2009 4:56:07 PM

EddPm6
EddPm6
11 years ago

YEs you could transfer up to 100k cr. No cars, but at 100k cr +the 20k they start you with, thts not to shabby.

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

I know my Dad will really enjoy the NASCAR aspect, but I just can't wait to Rally race. I love watching it on the tele and now in the highest resolution with solid frame-rate? I can't ask for anything more of a racer.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Let's just hope it's more like Richard Burns Rally (maybe even better) but not the stupid rallying in past GT games ^_^

convergecrew
convergecrew
11 years ago

I wonder how many hours you have to log to fully experience everything this game offers?

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

GameStop must die a little on the inside every time they have a Sony exclusive midnight launch.

HAMCHUNKS
HAMCHUNKS
11 years ago

man i h8 GS
but nice 1 dude

EddPm6
EddPm6
11 years ago

I CANT WAIT FOR GT5 IM SO PUMPED!! I bet ten years ago if you told Kaz all these same specs of gt5 the only thing he would ask is "WTF is YouTube?" LOL!

HAMCHUNKS
HAMCHUNKS
11 years ago

lol i actually laught out loud
nice 1

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Hah.

redman479
redman479
11 years ago

Not a really a racing fan but this looks really good! So I think I'll pick it up.

newchef
newchef
11 years ago

only possible on the PS3

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
11 years ago

Do you know if the IMS or the Brickyard will be in GT5? I'd love to play at Indy. Will the Bugatti Veyron be in there?

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Yep the Veyron

JMO_INDY
JMO_INDY
11 years ago

Sweetness and possibly 3/4. Yay for the Veyron!

HAMCHUNKS
HAMCHUNKS
11 years ago

dude i'm from US and i even know of the TOP GEAR RACE TRACK
i hope i can beat the STIG's top time lol
man that would be may favorite track i just have to buy it now skip FF13

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

I will beat the Stig or die trying!

The Stig
The Stig
11 years ago

No one can beat my time, ha ha ha.

rogergent
rogergent
11 years ago

Gran (duke nukem forever) turismo 5 is its new working title

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

The thing is GT5 already has a pretty solid release date(March 2010;still needs a exact day)unlike DNF which never had any solid date and never will.

furbiesmustdie
furbiesmustdie
11 years ago

ha clever. in between playing lbp i've been staring at screen shots for years now.

A2K78
A2K78
11 years ago

rogergent, I would rather GT5 be another duke nukem forever than something rushed out and end up being crap. The very fact PD isn't rushing out GT to meet Forza 3 tell they care more about a quality product and rushed product.

Anyhow other than GT5, I really hope PD is cooking up a sequel to:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v421/Andrew2/IMG_0027.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v421/Andrew2/IMG_0001.png
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v421/Andrew2/IMG_0000.png

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Mornelithe where art thou!

Okay you guys know how much I hype this game and talk about it in it's articles 😉

All I'm going to say is.. I hope PD make the WRC true to real life and with realistic rallying. Colin McCrae, WRC and Richard Burns Rally from last gen had way better physics than the stuff in GT4.
That would make me so happy ^_^

And this quote from Kaz leaves me in bliss:

"You can have it so if you have a single hit your car isn’t going to be able to be driven anymore"

I wanna' feel how NASCARs feel in a GT sim. I don't live in US so I never watch it.

Thanks Arnold.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Oh and Arnold can you not talk about the '70 tracks' thing?
The details on it are so vague that we know very little about it. Nobody knows if it's 70 whole tracks (most in any race game ever) or 70 variations. Or ARE you talking about variants? Haha.

I'm very optimistic but I don't want to disappoint others if we get it wrong =D

ArnoldK PSXE
ArnoldK PSXE
11 years ago

The 70 tracks includes the variants. We already know many of those variants from GT5P, GTPSP, and GT4. If GTPSP has 35 unique tracks, 45 if you includes variants.

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

Oh wow GTPSP only had 10 variants for it's 35 tracks? So there are hardly any Reverses?

Qubex
Qubex
11 years ago

It should be an exceptional game…

Q!

"i am home"

jlch777
jlch777
11 years ago

Oh My Precious!!! Patiently Waiting for you!!! haha!!!

JackC8
JackC8
11 years ago

I like to gripe about the delays, but I'm really looking forward to this. And looking, and looking 🙂

slayerkillemall
slayerkillemall
11 years ago

Excellent!…

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Not concerned over any of the following —

– Physics
– Graphics
– Damage
– Online
– Tracks

However. I am concerned over the customization features on GT5. We hardly have any details on the subject.

Dingodial
Dingodial
10 years ago

I'm gonna be mad if they don't let us customize other things besides stupid wheels and spoilers! It would be nice if they could offer the deep customization that the midnight club series has always offered.