• May 13, 2009
Audi is obviously looking forward to being in the coming Gran Turismo 5. After all, the Quattro company has created a website to promote its car on the Nürburgring in real life and in the game, and it interviewed GT5 mastermind Kazunori Yamauchi about what fans can expect. Yamauchi-san revealed that the game is going to offer not only more vehicles, more online features, and increased detail, but it will also include night racing, damage rendering (previously confirmed), and weather changes.

If you watch the Audi R8 Meets Gran Turismo 5 video, one of the game developers even talks of one day providing weather reports for an entire 24-hour race, and you can read the interview with Yamauchi-san by clicking on a PDF link here. The graphical and gameplay additions are surely welcome and long overdue, and could return GT5 to the head of the racing sim pack – whenever it finally gets here...



[Source: GT Planet]


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      • 5 Years Ago
      Won't spend 400 bucks on a PS3 for this game. I think Sony has their heads up their ass with the PS3.. Bring it to the Xbox!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Except that Sony are the ones who are behind the entire Gran Turismo series. Polyphony (developers of GT) are Sony's in-house team, and it's Sony's money that pays for all the development costs of Gran Turismo, hence...

        just like Metal Gear Solid 4, Little Big Planet, God of War, and Final Fantasy Versus, you'll never see this game on the Xbox 360.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Now that it has new features instead of just updated graphics and more useless and boring cars(I dont want to drive in the Ford Ka Cup! I want the Ford GT cup!) online play and is actually a NEW game instead of an upgrade...

      Il get it
      • 5 Years Ago
      Perhaps they will also drop the "arcade" handling physics for more realistic "simulation".
        • 5 Years Ago
        @HAAS599,

        Some of us would love to have a wheel and pedals but just do not have the place to put them.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I feel sorry for anyone that has to play GT without a wheel and pedals
        • 5 Years Ago
        Steve: GT has had analog gas for a while. The PS2's buttons were pressure sensative, and the new GT5 Prologue can use the analog triggers.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I like how they name the walkthrough for GT "Driving The game" (http://www.amazon.com/Gran-Turismo-Driving-Prima-Official/dp/0761548742/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1242232716&sr=1-6)

        As if it were anything like real life.... Just a quick note on how there's multiple options for acceleration, I don't want to either floor it or use no gas. In forza, you get to use just as much as you need to get through a turn...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Default controls have the thumbsticks enabled for steering, acceleration, and braking. They are by far the easiest controls to modulate on the PS3 controller, so that's what I use -- I've gotten several top 100 online timetrials.

        And as to the "its not like real life" comment, you are full of it. I have track experience, and you are wrong. Go play "Grid" and see what an arcade game is like.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I the only one more excited for Need for Speed Shift?
        • 5 Years Ago
        Don't get yourself too excited about it, trust me. I so badly want to be excited for NFS: Shift but I remember how ProStreet was supposed to be a sim-style reboot of the series. It was going to be developed with heavy input from professional racers and it was going to blow away Gran Turismo and Forza to be the best racing sim on consoles. It fell FAR short of that mark - in fact, it wasn't even a mediocre sim - it was a terrible disappointment. Ever since that game, I've completely lost interest in the Need for Speed series.
      • 5 Years Ago
      i really want to see some damage rendering videos. realistic damage rendering is one of the most difficult things to do in all of game design, but if anyone can do it, the brilliant team at polyphony digital can.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Forza 2 physics imo are worse than Gran Turismo. In GT4, no matter how much you tune in oversteer (toe-out to the rear, stiffer rear sways, increased rear rebound damping, etc), an FF car always feels like an FF car. In Forza, you can pretty much make any FF feel like a balanced FR car with enough tweaks. That said, Forza had cooler cars and damage modeling.

      I'm buying a PS3 the day this game comes out. I hope they increase the modding possibilities though, especially engine swaps, aero mods.
      • 5 Years Ago
      GT5 release date is 2015, lol..

      • 5 Years Ago
      I hated the series because of the lack of damage rendering. It ruined the sense of excitement.
      I hope they don't half-ass it like Forza did.
      If I'm going 200mph into a wall, it should damned well LOOK like it! lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        I don't care about damage modeling, for one reason. I'm a good enough player, that I don't hit things. When you don't hit things, you don't need damage...
        • 5 Years Ago
        Damage isn't for people who don't hit things; it's to give the other guy an incentive not to hit you.
      • 5 Years Ago
      It's called Forza Motorsports 2 for the Xbox360. Go check it out. Been out for approx. 2 years. Real time EVERYTHING, real DAMAGE, real AWESOME!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        okay man chill out. i'm gonna quote a famous person when they said "don't knock it 'til you tried it." And by "try" i don't mean like a little kid tries green beans. write that down.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Real crap. Been there, done that, hated it. Been playing GT since GT1 and IMO nothing has ever come close. (on a home console) Although I will say that GT does need visual modifications to the cars, but based on some cars that I have seen in GT5:P we will see that in GT5.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I won't mind picking up a used PS3 for $100 when this comes out. I was pretty impressed with how they changed the handling (read: added oversteer, but didn't go wild with it like Forza did) and the graphics were simply stunning. I'd be happy to buy it if it turns out to be everything it looks like it's shaping up to be.
      • 5 Years Ago
      You need to add a poll referencing the fact that it was supposed to be a launch title for the ps3...

      so perhaps

      HECK YEA, if i don't die of old age before it comes out
      • 5 Years Ago
      What he doesn't say is how it will be released on the Playstation 4.
        • 5 Years Ago
        No S!! I bought a PS3 specifically for this game 2 years ago and every one I know plays 360. Since my wife won't let me have both I'm forced to play online games with strangers. It'll all be worth it if it's as good as I think it's gonna be!

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