• Jun 2nd 2009 at 8:01PM
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Gran Turismo 5 – Click above for new high-res image gallery or watch HD trailer after the jump

That screen cap you see above? That's the first evidence that Gran Turismo 5 will finally have damage rendering. The image is courtesy of the new GT5 trailer (posted after the break) Polyphony Digital released today at the E3 gaming expo. Other bits to note: fully-licensed NASCAR and WRC racing have been added for the first time, and, in typical Gran Turismo fashion, PD hasn't released a firm date for the game's release.

However, even more compelling than GT5's imminent arrival is what joined the release of the PSP Go (right), a lighter, more compact version of Sony's Playstation Portable (priced at $249.99). When the new 16-gig PSP arrives on October 1, you'll be able to download the first portable version of Gran Turismo – aptly named Gran Turismo Mobile – to the device. According to Kazunori Yamauchi, the man behind the GT series, this won't be a stripped-down version of the game. It boasts 60 frames-per-second rendering, 800 cars, 35 tracks, career and arcades modes, and the ability to play against three friends over the PSP Go's wifi connection. We haven't been able to find out if Gran Turismo Mobile will work on the current PSP platform, but we might be willing to shell out the coin if it means we can practice running the Nurburgring on our next flight to Germany.

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to view the full GT5 and PSP Go trailers, and check the galleries below for plenty of brand new high-res screen shots.

[Source: GTPlanet]

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      • 6 Years Ago
      The Gran Turismo 5 gallery is eerie how it looks so real.
      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm blown away by people thinking that because Forza has fast cars its for "boy racers". It's a RACING simulator! There is no NHRA or SCCA racing league for your mom's Prius so why would it be included? Personally I fail to see the appeal of a game made by folks who would rather include a 15th plain-Jane Civic trim level than having a Koenigsegg.

      GT has always been a game with a split personality, it's a racing sim yes, but also just a driving sim. Forza is racing only. You want to drive an Astra? Tough. You want to drive the VXR version? You've got it, now give 'er hell. Sure that means you can do MORE in GT (customizability excluded) but that's like commending a Grand Theft Auto game that enables your character to sit around the house and wank. Yeah it's more than other games but it's superfluous.
      JDM Life
      • 6 Years Ago
      The Graphics......THE GRAPHICS !!!!!! ( pulls out hair )

      My precious...my precious. You will soon be mine....the wait is worth while.

      • 6 Years Ago
      I'm still waiting for the Forza 3 nonsense.

      Gran Turismo won this fight before Forza ever existed. GT is the auto industry on a PS3. Forza is a simulator that makes you wonder how they got it so wrong.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Really? 4 games and still no damage modeling? That's what you call right? I'd take Forza 2 over GT anything any day of the week. At least the bumper caves when you smack a guardrail. Some simulation.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Forza gives more satisfaction in terms of mastering car control. GT4 (or maybe 5) have always been a bit of a boyband, it got options (showing off photos, replays, music selections), looks really good, sounds kinda decent but no talent underneath. Forza series, always looks like crap, frustrating replay options, stupid track design, limited options but successfully balancing a viper with 930bhp without TC and abs around nurburgring has never been so satisfying. I call it the video game equivalent of tracy chapman.
        I still remember the first time i manage to drift a ferrari all the way through spoon curve at suzuka on FM2. try and do that on gt4...
        • 6 Years Ago
        Yeah, except for the fact that, while GT looks better, it offers nowhere NEAR the customization that Forza offers. And I'll take that over GT any day.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Dear Polyphony,

      Please allow us consumer folk the ability to "rollover," if you will, our cash-money and F2007 from Prologue into the upcoming GT5. It would be much appreciated, and with all due respect, it's the least you could do after tricking me into paying forty dollars for what is basically a demo, you dirty b*tch.

      Winston St. James III
      • 6 Years Ago
      That looks stunning...the trailer looks more captivating and complete than Forza 3's trailer.
      • 6 Years Ago
      To be clear, I own both the PS3 and the 360. I am also a HUGE fan of both Forza and Gran Turismo and have either owned or played every game in both series.

      However, for my money, Forza 2 was substantially better than GT4. Graphics can only take a game so far and the physics in Forza 2 are simply outstanding and much more realistic than GT4's.

      That being said, GT5 is sure to be an absolutely amazing game when it releases and I will definitely be picking both it and Forza 3 up.

      But like some others have said, come on folks, GT5 does NOT HAVE 800 cars in it. It has more like 300, but each of those 300 has 10 different model versions and they are counting each one of those as a different car. I do not need the Civic EX, EX-L, SI etc etc etc and definitely wouldn't count each as a different car, it's a Civic.

      Regardless, I will be driving in Forza 3 this winter and GT5 sometime in the future.

      Buy both systems and stfu. Stupid fanboyism is annoying.
      • 6 Years Ago
      This Forza/GT fanboy nonsense is ridiculous, grow up. They're both good games in their own respective rights.

      As for the the kids that cry about waiting too long, I'd say let them take their time on it. I'd rather wait for one awesome sequel then a tarted up high-res version of GT4 (which is what Forza 2 essentially was). I love the Forza series, but wish Turn10 would actually delay the release, and spend more time making each sequel.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Damn this means I'm gonna have to buy both a PS3 and a PSP Go >_
      • 6 Years Ago
      Stop sucking on Nurburgring's titty AB, my gawd its in more than a few PS2/PS3/Xbox systems already BIG deal. Its a cool track and formerly forbidden fruit for console and even PC racers. I like Spa much MORE, its been neuter for sure, but its still SILLY fast and challenging unlike "The Green Hell" which is fast and challenging but diffcult to get right, when I was already lapping Spa at track record pace in PRD3.

      The great news is the GT is finally coming to a portable machine and there won't be a hardcore car nut/gamer that without this game including myself and this might be the only game I buy for the new style PSP. I never liked the control of the original unit and never found myself in need of one bad enough to buy one.

      NASCAR on GT? The translation will be better than anything EA has done and you'll be able to drive them on classic road courses like around the world and not just the US, imagine the racing series you could have with FEWER cookie cutter ovals and drive some tracks that put hair on your chest.

      I for one don't care about damage modeling and feel its overdone in PRD3. This I feel this will only please the hardcore sim racers that play GT because you just put the game in the console and it runs and won't be on No Grip looking for answers of why GTR2 won't run on your brand new Vista machine....

      It also attracts the Burnout Takedown crowd and the last thing we need is these people making accidents and crying out "Bitchin" or whatever these backward hat wearing, tatted up freak saying on the headset. I'm hoping the rumor of PRIVATE races, groups and rooms becoming a reality in the game, there's already complaints of bashers in GT5:P's online mode.

      GT is a fun game that's taken seriously by its fanbase, its an insult to have casual fans screwing around because they can't seem to drive straight...

      • 6 Years Ago
      for all the idiots calling this the "duke nukem forever" for ps3....reallly? I mean really? first off Polyphony has a real team. Second off, obviously they took the time to make this game GOOD. Yes we've been all been waiting for damage modeling but come on this is the company that brought you the very first most realistic console racing game ever. They wanted it to be as realistic as possible.

      You guys can make comparisons to forza all you like but as Jeremy Clarkson said about the M3 vs the C63 and the RS4, "They are all copies, good copies but not like the original"

      For all the whiners go with the release date impatience, maybe you should go with some ricer arcade game instead. Me? I'm excited and will patiently wait for what looks like the most diverse and best GT ever
        • 6 Years Ago
        read comment 71 its for you.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Exactly waht I think, Gran Turismo 2 has more cars than Forza 3.

        Forza and PGR seem to concentrate on supercars, and appeal to the dumbass Viper and Ferrari 360 crew only.

        The amazing thing about Gran Turismo games is that I can buy a f**king 1997 Daihatsu Move or something. It's not Ferrari, but if I want to buy it, it's there, and that's because these guys strive to make a game that includes everything practically possible.!
        • 6 Years Ago
        never mind # keeps changing.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Finally a reason for me to buy a PS3... and a new TV lol
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