• Oct 21, 2009
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Gran Turismo 5. We've teased you in the past with constantly shifting debut dates and posted most every video we can find. But today is a new day, and this time we're going to show you... another video. GT5 creator Kazunori Yamauchi sat down with GT Planet to discuss how much work goes into the five-year project known as Gran Turismo 5, along with some speculation as to which vehicle will grace the game's cover.

It's no secret that the Mercedes Benz SLS AMG will be featured in GT5, and Yamauchi actually took the uber-exotic gull-winged supercar for a spin on the legendary Nürburgring to ensure that GT5 has the proper driving dynamics. Both the 'Ring and the SLS AMG were digitally rendered pixel by pixel, aided by the game's physics calculation model. Yamauchi calls the game a driving simulator because the calculation model adds exact information about every physical aspect of each vehicle, ensuring that each one behaves in the game exactly how it drives on the road because "that's something we can't actually touch. If the original car is made well, it'll drive well."

Yamouri likes the SLS AMG so much that the vehicle could hold the honored position of being the cover girl on the upcoming game's packaging. And speaking of the game's cover, the video also shows a few seconds of Yamauchi handing over what appears to be a GT5 box set to a co-worker. The glossy box contained what appears to be black, red and blue Blu-ray cases. We're thinking it's a special edition box set for the most rabid of fans, and we hope we're right.

Hit the jump to check out the video. Let's hope that Daimler's newest supercar isn't ready for a refresh by the time GT5 finally hits stores.



[Source: Joystiq]



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Ok. 1: The SLS is not the official car, but is at the top for consideration.
      2: That is NOT the final box. Those are press boxes, which contain bonus features, soundtracks, and some other goodies. Or, its just a prototype box, because who knows when this video was made.
      3: To the first poster. You said it should have been out 5 years ago. The PS3 has only been out for 3 years, and the 5 year period really is nothing new to the GT series. It took them 5 years for the first one, and between GT3 and GT4, ironically, there was a 5 year wait. It takes time to develop a game, especially one from the ground up. FM3 took only 2 years because they basically took FM2 and polished it with 60 grit sandpaper. Just some new cars, and tweeks to the physics, and interiors. Sadly enough, the developer said that the interior work for the 400+ cars was very grueling. Funny, he complains at 400+ cars, yet GT5 has 950+, all with interiors.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Polyphony can keep making pretty trailers, but Forza Motorsport 3 comes out NEXT WEEK.

      Game, blouses. You snooze you lose, Polyphony.
        • 5 Years Ago
        That's ok. GT5 will still be better. GT5 is LEGO, Forza is still Mega Bloks.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Shoot the J, SHOOT IT!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Polyphony, assemble your crew.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Polyphony never said they'll churn out games every 2 years, like Turn10 is doing. FM3 still has almost the same graphics (jaggies and all), flawed models for a lot of cars, no weather, no nighttime races. In another words, they made a lot of compromises working under a quicker turnaround.

        How quick someone can turn around a game has no bearing on whether one is better or another. If you weren't a FM3 fanboy you might realize that.
        • 5 Years Ago
        And Gran Turismo 5 will still be a better game.

        Even now, visually, GT5P has the better graphics.

        Forza3 handles well....tight gameplay. But Polyphony are masters and their visual presentation rules.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The miracles of piracy...I played that yesterday on X360 :)
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sweet! I can't wait until 2015 for this to finally hit shelves!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is anyone else blown away that the chose the SLS as the cover vehicle? I'd have to say that between Forza 3 and GT5 that Forza is the clear winner in the "vehicle we chose to promote the game with" category.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is there a cover curse? Like there is for Madden.
        • 5 Years Ago
        More like a cover-blessing.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Amazing video, great news.

      Don't you people understand that there are poeple who don't realy care about money in the first place?? Kazunori Yamauchi is concerned about making one of the most realistic and beautiful racing simulators in the world, so he doesn't care how much it will take him as long as he knows that he is working as hard as he can!

      He is willing to make you taste how it feels to drive some of the most exiting cars on earth that you will probably never be able to drive, don't you guys want to thank him!

      And talking about the best job in the world (i'm referring to the" jeremy clarksson has got the best job in the world" post), i think Kazunori's job is not bad either, it's even better!

      Enough said, if you think i'm right, maybe you should visit my little blog and see what i think about some cars: http://enginedbeasts.blogspot.com/

      thanks!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I respect autoblog immensely for reporting automotive news - even digital automotive. I'm not being negative towards AB one bit, but I'm gonna file this post under 'Who the f$%^ cares?"

      GT5 is so 5 years ago... when it was supposed to come out.
        • 5 Years Ago
        you've been served
        • 5 Years Ago
        Five years ago was 2004, which also happened to be the year GT4 came out. If you're going to criticize, at least do it properly.
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