The lights are on
During a Gran Turismo 5 presentation with Polyphony Digital at Tokyo Game Show this week, the team provided some new details on the long-awaited PS3 racing title including new cars, community functionality, Gran Turismo Anywhere service, special event races, the game’s dynamic weather system, and more. TracksLaguna Seca and Trial Mountain have been remastered for the PS3. You can also race on Sarthe Lamonte race track that the team promises will make you feel like you’re racing on the real thing.CarsVolkswagen Kubelwagen – Designed by Ferdinand Porche with a drive system similar to the first beetleVolkswagen Schwimmwagen – Amphibious vehicle also designed by PorcheVolkswagen Samba Bus – A sweet ride giving a nod to the hippie culture of the 70sIsuzu 4200r – Concept car announced at the 1989 Tokyo Motor Show. Mid shift vehicle built by today’s top designers who now work at Nissan, GM, VolvoGT by Citroen – Citroen designed the exterior, Polyphony designed the interiorMy Home, Gran Turismo AnywhereHome base in the Gran Turismo main menu, My Home, allows you to manage messages, gameplay logs, get together and race with friends using My Lounge, keep track of your photo album, check out gifts, and more. The communication features available in My Home can also be accessed from your web browser. Check your messages, play log, check out photo albums online all via Gran-Turismo.com. You can log in using your PSN ID. The website will launch on November 2 when the game is released. Another interesting feature of Gran Turismo Anywhere is the ability to engage in remote races from your web browser. GT5 has B-Spec mode, or director mode for racing, which you can access on your web browser and play with friends. Check out positions of your racers, their times on each section, and other updates going on during live races. The folks at Polyphony say they recognize the browser game industry and console games are completely different things, but the team hopes to bridge the two with this feature.Special EventsA special events menu is shown during the presentation featuring Gran Turismo Kart Racing, AMG Driving School, Jeff Gordon NASCAR School, Sebastian Loeb Challenge on dirt tracks, Gran Turismo Rally, and more. The team goes into more detail regarding Gran Turismo Rally. Tracks are randomly generated each time you enter a race. Dynamic Weather SystemThe game’s dynamic weather system simulates weather changes in real time. You’ll be able to see changes in pressure and humidity, and surface conditions like raindrops and frost on windshields. This feature may appear in custom tracks.
This game is looking better and better.
I personally believe this will be THE definitive racing sim. Shaping up to be a doozy. SO much content!
I can't believe how much more stuff they keep adding. But I guess it has been in development for what, 40 years now?
i might get it.
WOW!!! Just WOW!!!!! This is going to be the ULTIMATE RACING GAME. Just when you thought that Sony might re-release an HD version of GT4, Sony keeps on adding new features everyday to better the overall racing experience. Hey GI staff, not to sound threatening, but this game better recieve a 10 or I'm going to come knocking on your door all the way from California.
Has this game come out yet?
Ill probably get it just to have a nice racing game.
'no mercy' you make no sense. theyre trying to bridge the gap between web based gaming and console gaming, not force you into web based, if you dont want to use it, dont, its that simple. but i guess you'll be too busy listening to linknk park, the f outa here man...
I have bashed this non-stop for what I think is an embarrassingly long development cycle, but if they can actually pull all of this off, I will officially submit my humblest apology and purchase it on day one. I have not been even remotely excited about this game until now. I'm not talking about Gran Turismo anywhere stuff either, I am stoked for the actual dynamic weather system. I hope they can pull it off.
If an abundance of polished content could kill, then GT5 will surely kill us all! xD
WOW I might just have to get this game
I'm glad sony is delaying the release since it will pay off when it comes out
The enthusiast racer to end all...
Wow they really want to outdo the competition.Hopefully they succed.