• Jul 26, 2007
Holy cow! This is going to be one fine looking game if it can come even close to half the realism of these trailers. The newest one we found on YouTube shows a few new vehicles and another dimension of realistic rendering. Sun and shade and even color shifting paint, all look so much like the real thing that it's hard to imagine it's not HD video you're watching. As we told you recently, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue should be in stores later this year. This latest GT game will also include Ferraris, as evidenced by the F430s shown in the trailers, though it turns out this is not the first time Ferraris have appeared in a Gran Turismo game. That small honor goes to Gran Turismo HD, which was released as a free download on The Playstation Store last year. The full version of GT5 won't be coming until at least the spring of 2008, however, so Sony is taking the interim step of releasing this smaller Gran Turismo 5 Prologue game to keep us interested. Although likely limited to a small stable of cars and limited track options, Prologue will reportedly allow online racing, which is another feature the GT series has gone without for too long.

See the YouTube video after the jump or the original at the read link.

[Source: Polyphony Digital]




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      • 7 Years Ago
      wow, that video got my heart racing a little bit. It's been a while since a GT video did that. Very well made.

      Also, I've been saying that the only unrealistic part of racing games today is the camera angles. Have a true cockpit view for racing, and more realistic (albeit less-exciting) camera locations/movements for replays, and that would be pretty much perfection. Oh, and add some commentary. Not a single racing game I know of (save crappy Nascar) has a decent commentator.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Everyone seems to be oohing and aahing over Ferrari being in GT5, but unfortunately I have yet to see a Porsche in there, and their absence upsets me more than Ferrari's. And dont say RUF is Porsche, because they aint.

      Also GT5 needs to incorporate a LOT of stuff. I am talking decent AI, Damage, and realistic sounding engines. These are all things that Forza has the jump on and GT has to play catch-up.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I think Forza still looks like the better game, although GT5 is bound to have more cars. I guess i'll never know, because I sincerely doubt we'll ever see a 360 version.
        • 7 Years Ago
        You will -never- see a 360 version since Polyphony is a first-party Sony developer, and GT is a Sony published game. They make games for Sony platforms, that's it.

        And no there won't be damage, which is one of the biggest reasons I really don't care about this game. Pretty lipstick doesn't make a game good, I've already had that with the previous four games. It's time for Polyphony to step up and deliver some actual substance, such as much deeper tuning, damage (even if it's just mechanical), AI that actually shows a form of intelligence, and other things like variable weather conditions and such.
        • 7 Years Ago
        Since both forza and granturismo are first party games(forza/ms gt/sony) your VERY unlikely to see one on the other platform ever.

        For me the big question is will gran turismo be good enough to justify a ps3 post real price drop purchase. the original gt made me a a ps convert back in the day but as of yet ps3 has nothing for me to justify its price of entry. the stale coldness of gt-hd hopefully will be abandoned for something a bit more interesting, innovative and next gen aside from just pretty trailers that arent in game engine.
        • 7 Years Ago
        That'll never happen since Sony owns Polyphony Digital - the company who makes GT.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Did anyone else notice they used the Japanese/Word Mustang? The rear reflectors are the giveaway because I saw one of these at the Narita Airport near Tokyo while arriving for my flight to Shanghai. It was interesting to see the Japanese people all stare at this black Mustang and then when a older (60's) man got out of it their mouths dropped!! That was the only good thing that came out of missing my connection and spending a night in Japan because Northwest Airlines SUCKS!!!!
      -Sorry about that!!
      • 7 Years Ago
      anyone notice the e-brake in the up position at 1:20?
        • 7 Years Ago
        lol yea it was up, but in a Dodge, what do you expect. probably doesn't work. So its just like real life!!!
        • 7 Years Ago
        ^^^ says the guy that has probably never driven a Viper.

        And why are they using the old Viper anyway?
        • 7 Years Ago
        Yes. WTH is up (NPI) with that?
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow. I was smiling all throughout that video. Now there are three/four games for which I have to get a PS3: GT5, Rock Band, Skate, and LittleBigPlanet.
      Oh and the Audi skidding out of control at around 17 secs left... wow! Look at those physics!
      • 7 Years Ago
      GT5: Prologue won't be "available in the stores", as it's only downloadable from the PlayStation Store on PS3s, and only in Japan. The cost is unannounced at this point, but it's probably going to be pretty cheap. I'd guess less than $10.

      It'll be available for download in October 2007 according to Sony.
      • 7 Years Ago
      More High Definition (Quicktime) videos are here:

      http://www.gametrailers.com/game/5158.html

      • 7 Years Ago
      What's the difference between this and GTHD?
        • 7 Years Ago
        This will have more features like 40 cars 4 tracks (reversible) and the fact you can race with more than 15 cars on the track. Still no word on damage, but I guess we will have an inboard view since there was a model of a Mercedes 300SL Gullwing interior a few months ago and now with the view of the interior in this scene as well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      sweet
      • 7 Years Ago
      Have no doubt, this is the GT5 engine and not a rendered video, in my book polyphony are one of the few companies around that allways deliver the goods, i remember early footage of gt3 and it was like wow but the actual game when released was a massive improvement, not many companies do that, its normally the other way around. GT5? bring it on, can't wait.
      oh another thing, i don't want to sound like a fanboy but
      forza 2 better than gt5???? its not on the same planet,
      forza 2 has some nice touches, damage for one although a limited model, and the paint options etc but visually it just does not compete with the realism of that demo of gt5 and the other developers just can't seem to get the replays right, why is that?
      • 7 Years Ago
      One major thing the article fail to mention is the inclusion of "cockpit view". In addition to the use of 900deg G25 with H-shift; Unlike Forza.

      For most of us, the GT series is nothing more than a game, but for the Kaz, his ultimate goal is to create a virtual library of cars. Many complained about the exclusion of "car damage"; the reason why Kaz deliberately not include car damage is because the car damage that ultimately he would like to see in the series is not some fictional interpretation of what "damages" look like.

      His ambitious goal is to utilize actual crash data to create mathematically and physically accurate damage. He know with todays technology and resources, he will not be able to achieve such high level of detail, and nothing less than that will satisfy him.
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