Gran Turismo 5
Gran Turismo 5 is the fifth edition of the Gran Turismo racing simulator series. Developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, it is due for release in North and Latin America on November 2, 2010 and both Europe and Japan on November 3, 2010 on the PlayStation 3. Other regions' release dates are to be announced. It expands on the Prologue version and will be the first of the main numbered series to feature on the PlayStation 3.
For the first time in the main series, an online mode will be available in the game, with 16 player capability. A damage model has been confirmed with variations of damage depending on whether the vehicle is "standard" or "premium". The final vehicle count for the game is not clear, with the number ranging between over 1,000 to 950 cars. The game will feature 20 different locations and 70 different tracks. Night racing will make a reappearance for GT5, with every course having the option for night racing.
World Rally Championship, NASCAR, and Super GT licenses will be featured for the first time in the Gran Turismo franchise.
o Detailed damage model has been confirmed with variations of damage depending on whether the vehicle is "standard" or "premium".
o Weather effects are confirmed to be included, although the extent of the implementation is currently unknown.
o GT5 will have optional Stereoscopic-3D.
o Head tracking with the PS eye to look left and right in the interior of the cars.
o Go-Karting will make its first ever appearance in Gran Turismo 5.
o Dynamic skidmarks, dust and grass being kicked up and affected by other elements and the ability for drivers to use turn signals ,reverse lights and flash their headlights.
o A new feature that will be included for the first time in the GT franchise will be a Course Maker.
o Photomode allows users to take, save and upload photos of their cars up to 18 Megapixels.
Gran Turismo 5 will feature 20 different locations and 70 different tracks. This is a significant leap from the previous iteration in the main numbered series, Gran Turismo 4, which featured 51 total tracks. Dunsfold Park, located in the United Kingdom – the test track of the British automotive television show Top Gear – will be included in the game. The playable demo of Gran Turismo 5 at Gamescom 2009 featured the Tokyo Route 246 track, seen in previous incarnations of the game. Various real-life circuits will be returning from previous games in the series. These include Daytona International Speedway, Nürburgring Nordschleife, Tsukuba Circuit. New circuits will be included in the game, these include Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Monza circuit, a special karting track based around the Piazza del Campo - a historic public space in Tuscany, Italy used for the Palio di Siena, and two new Rome and Madrid city circuits.
Gran Turismo 5 will include both mechanical and external damage modeling, including a real-time deformation engine that will process model deformation according to the speed and angle of impact. In addition, it was revealed at the 2009 Tokyo Game Show that it will also be possible to overturn cars for the first time in the series. The vehicles in GT5 will be separated into "standard" and "premium" vehicles. Standard vehicles will feature a very basic damage model with scratches, dirt and dents appearing on the car in the event of an accident as well as internal, mechanical damage. The more detailed "premium" vehicles will feature the full damage model with more accurate damage such as panels being ripped off.
Polyphony Digital aims to achieve the 1000-car milestone but actual details on the number of cars in the game is still unclear, with the number ranging between 950, 1,000 and 1,000+. Lamborghini and Bugatti will make their first appearance in the game, following on from their introduction in Gran Turismo PSP, and it has been confirmed the new "gullwing" Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG will appear, along with Ferrari's recently unveiled 458 Italia. McLaren will also make their first appearance in GT5 as a native manufacturer, with the inclusion of the McLaren F1 road car (the F1 GTR race version was in Gran Turismo 4, but was included in BMW's dealership). Le Mans spec cars will make a return appearance. Early demos show no damage and only one track but more details may be revealed before the game is released. In an article briefly posted on Polyphony Digital's website, the introduction of electric cars was confirmed; this includes the latest Tesla Motors vehicle. Hybrids were previously included in Gran Turismo 4 with the Toyota Prius and the Honda Insight. At the 2009 Tokyo Game Show, Yamauchi mentioned that the latest hybrid and electric cars will be included, including the Tesla Roadster. The cars in GT5 will be separated into two types, "standard" and "premium". Standard cars will have standard headlights, very basic interior modelling and basic damage modelling. Premium cars will be extremely detailed inside and out, have headlights capable of high and low beams and an extensive, detailed damage model. The game will feature significantly fewer "premium" cars because they take longer to model.
Car tuning returns to the franchise and has been revamped, but in depth details has yet to be revealed at this time.
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Gran Turismo 5 Editions
A highly-desirable upgrade for serious racers and motoring fans, this eye-catching edition comes with plenty of added horsepower inside its high-end collector’s box. As well as the game itself, you’ll get:
• Exclusive Special Edition inlay sleeve art
• Exclusive limited edition 1:43 scale diecast 2009 Nissan GT-R Spec V with custom Gran Turismo livery
• 200+ page ‘Apex’ driver’s magazine with hints on driving technique, car tuning, future technologies and more
• Five Collector’s Edition artcards featuring exclusive artwork
• In-game ‘ChromeLine’ vehicle pack: five performance-enhanced cars ready to race
• Exclusive dynamic theme to customize your PS3 XMB
• Custom etched Gran Turismo key chain
More info @ Gran-Turismo.com
Reminiscent of a no-expense-spared supercar launch, this luxury edition puts the pedal to the metal as soon as you open its contoured steel case – which is finished in Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG ‘Obsidian Black’. As well as the game, the ‘Apex’ driver’s magazine and the ChromeLine car pack, you’ll get:
• An exclusive, branded Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG 1:43 scale model car
• A Gran Turismo leather wallet and metal Gran Turismo key fob
• A Signature Edition coffee table book featuring the beautiful cars and locations of Gran Turismo
• A Gran Turismo 5 USB key with a trailer showing the collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and Polyphony that brought the SLS AMG to screen
• Six additional in-game ‘Stealth’ cars including the McLaren F1 and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and a dynamic theme
• For those 18 or over and resident in a participating country, the chance to win a real-life Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG
More Info @ Gran-Turismo.com
- Over 1000 cars
- Racing styles include road, rally, drift and Nascar
- 1-2 players local
- 1-16 online
- Dualshock 3
- 3d game
- 1080p output
- Firmware 3.50 or higher required
"We received a lot of demands for having more regulations placed on the online play. We're going to perform an update on the 27th that will include things like max power restrictions and weight restrictions," Yamauchi said.