• Dec 28, 2009

New Gran Turismo 5 trailer – Click above to watch the video

Are you starting to wonder if Gran Turismo 5 is ever going to see the light of day? We are, but at the very least we understand why it is taking Polyphony Digital over five years to release the latest edition of its standard-setting racing series. Every video we see shows more detail, more tracks and greater diversity of motoring types. The newest video comes courtesy of the Asia Gaming Expo 2009 show, and it provides a glimpse at some of the many race tracks coming our way when GT5 finally graces us with its presence.

Hit the jump to watch some pretty amazing footage that was unfortunately shot by a consumer grade-camera capturing images via projection. Most of the 1:45 video isn't in-game footage, but it does show some pretty amazing new courses and some breathtaking rally shots. There is footage from Madrid, Rome, Indianapolis and Tsukuba, plus NASCAR, Super GT and more. Among the shots that make this video worth the watch is footage of a race at the airport that features a large passenger jet following close behind a pair of LeMans racers. Wow. The video is bad and the audio cuts off after about 30 seconds, but if you're dying to get your hands on GT 5 we're sure you'll click through to watch the video. Thanks for the tips, everyone!

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      • 5 Years Ago
      I am trying to figure out why everyone still endorses GT5. Have you guys played prologue or the most recent demo? They are both a big bag of suck. The latest demo is so bad, I don't know why it was even released. Visually its a step backward from Prologue and it doesn't seem that they've done anything with the physics (understeer into corner, oversteer coming out...repeat, repeat, repeat.)

      The door is wide open for someone to take GT's glory away on the Playstation platform. I like Forza, but I won't buy a xbox to play it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        See my reply to Gruv on the first page of comments, it will explain a lot.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I thought Prologue was great. I'm hoping GT5 is along the same lines as Prologue but with some tweaking.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can't really tell much from that video but I'm looking forward to some of the racing series in the game.

      Has anyone heard if the ALMS cars will also be in GT5 or is that a Forza exclusive?

      I downloaded the demo over the holiday and it was pretty much just like GT5 Prologue. For those that keep screaming that the surroundings such as the people and trees and such are cheap looking, it's a DEMO. They are not going to give full effects in the demo. It's more about the cars and how they drive and not how a person is represented. All of that will be taken care of in the full game.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I saw some LMP cars in that the video!
      • 5 Years Ago
      How come they can come out with 2 versions of Forza Motorsport in the less time than it's taken Polyphony Digital to develop one FULL (non-prologue) GT game?

      I mean seriously, Forza 3 has 400+ cars (half as many as GT5 will have, though), full customizability (GT5 will not have exterior designing), full interior detailing (new to Forza, GT5 will have this too), and some pretty damn impressive graphics (almost on par with what I've seen in the previous GT5 trailer).

      I really hope GT5 will be amazing, but given the amount of time it's taken Polyphony Digital to develop one GT game, will the wait really be worth it?

      I don't know, but I'll tell you what, I will be playing the hell out of Forza 3 until GT5 comes out. Time will tell if twice the cars and better graphics really make it a better game.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Anthony
        "I am not worried, when it comes out, it comes out. Good things come to those who wait and I'm waiting"

        Dont tell that to the people waiting for Duke Nukem Forever lol
        • 5 Years Ago
        Because in reality Fozra 3 is more like Forza 2.5, its an update of the last graphic engine.

        That said its good game. GT is built on a totally new engine, its not GT4.5 or GT3.1 or something its a brand new game from the bottom up.

        I am not worried, when it comes out, it comes out. Good things come to those who wait and I'm waiting.

      • 5 Years Ago
      is that red strassenbahn a track in frieburg?!
      • 5 Years Ago
      It is possible to turn off the ghost car. Just press the up button on the D-Pad.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I dunno why Forza fans bitch about GT so much... if it sucks so bad, go play Forza then! Us GT fans, though disappointed and running out of patience will still buy it when it comes out. Just like watching a movie or buying an album, I never take anyone else's opinion as gospel when it comes to video games. People have different preferences. Pick your poison and shut the hell up about the other guy's choice.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Well, hats off to Polyphony for their slick strategy of milking the fan base to come up with the best game possible.

      Yes it took 5 years and $60 million to develop this game, but the company has already sold 4 million copies of GT5 Prologue at $40/pop. Even if they made just $15/game, they've already recouped the $60 million development cost.

      Once they release the full version, every copy will be pure profit for them.

      I'm guessing they'll sell at least 6 million copies, and eventually 10 million. If they make $30/copy, it'll be a $180-$300 cash bonanza for Polyphony.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ahhh GT5, How I wait in eager anticipation.

      Atleast the delays are par for the course. The tradition of delayed GT titles goes back as far as GT2.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Is anyone else worried that they can't even get a NASCAR style pitstop correct? What is with the four tire changers? They do two tires at a time, not four. If Polyphony is going through the trouble of making a realistic NASCAR Cup Car, why not at least watch a NASCAR race and make note of how a pitstop is done. Maybe they will get it fixed before they release the game.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Except to the rest of the world (you know, a majority of it) NASCAR is a joke. I'm going to take a guess and say that Polyphony didn't think it was worth the time.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Let's hope there's a "Please skip all the NASCAR crap" option in the game.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why can't they just release GT5 and give up updates to the game online? The wait has become ridiculous and has only soured much of the anticipation.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I'd rather have everything on the disc personally. It might take longer, but I respect that they don't rush things and sacrifice the quality of their work. I still play GT4 pretty often, and I'm sure GT5 will be able to keep occupied for just as long or more, once it's released.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If you look closely you can actually see steam coming from the screen.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Gruv

        Just do it man get Forza 3 if you really love racing games that are challenging and fun then just get it. I have not put it down yet since I got my copy on release day. I got so sick of waiting for GT5 I sold my PS3 because that is the only reason I even had it and just quick waiting for it to come out. Forza 4 will be out by the time this steam actually turns into water.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @agent55

        You said that "Its clearly stated by the developer at the demo's opening that it's intended purely as a PHYSICS DEMO." I just started the demo up a couple times over and I'm not seeing such a clear statement. It doesn't help that not much time is given to read the three screens of text before the developers logo comes up... hence why I loaded it twice to try and find it. Can you provide an online reference to this "clear" statement?

        And if it is just a physics demo, it has still missed the mark entirely.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Gruv has one point correct and that is the inability to turn off the ghost car. That has always been my one big gripe with Gran Turismo. I was really hoping that they had fixed that issue but I'm afraid they haven't.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Gruv - why would they read the ramblings of an idiot and take 'em seriously. Anyone who's played prologue on a 1080p display knows nothing on earth compares, save driving the real cars. Who takes the crazy people on the street muttering to themselves seriously? Especially after others have taken the time to explain to you why your perspective is flawed. What next? Go drive a versa and make a grand generalization that the GT-R must be inherently crap and a step backwards?
        • 5 Years Ago
        @ Gruv

        Just to clarify your complaint of the latest GT5 demo. Its clearly stated by the developer at the demo's opening that it's intended purely as a PHYSICS DEMO. Notice the tiny 200 or so MB download? Yeah, you're not going to see a full-on graphics display in a file size that small. The full version will in fact melt your face-off with its realistic look, the trailer is actual gameplay. As for your other complaints, if you don't like the presentation or how it plays, fine. I thought it immediately "felt" like a GT game in terms of presentation and style (including the mellow menu music), not sure why you liked GT4 and not this. I found the gameplay to be challenging (especially on the street rubber, wow!) if a bit touchy with the standard controller. Trying to get down to some good lap times with the race-prepped 370, I researched online and found the fast guys disabled all electronic aids. Felt much better trying to push the car.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think that steam might have been heat from the jet plane.

        @Gruv

        Yup, Forza's great. It looks no better than it's previous iteration and when I gave it another try today at BestBuy all five of the people hanging out there noticed that the game kept trying to drive for us. That's what I want, a computer that thinks it knows better than me.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I should add that my above comment was aimed at Gruv >.>
        Sorry for the double post.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Polyphony dropped the ball a bit here, they really should've put a more accurate and informative description of GT5 TT (time trial) on the PSN.

        GT5TT is a competition. That's it. It's a demo, with the difficulty stuck on maximum, purely for the purpose of finding the best drivers. If you post in the top 20 in your country (america not included, amongst others) you then go to a special meetup where you race the other 19 people in your country. The winners of these heats then go on to join a race school/camp with the winners of every other country involved. The best two people from this join team Nissan as a professional race driver, in real life. This was run last year and the winner came second in a race with career race drivers.
        You need to look something up called 'GT Academy'.
        This demo is aimed solely at race sim fans, the kind of people who play LFS etc and dont notice the dated graphics. This was not designed to show off any of the features that they've listed so far for release, ONLY the physics. Even then, the track is made for the competition so that you can't cheat: touch a wall and the current and next lap is invalidated, the grass is lice ice so you can't cut, and if you cut too much your lap is invalidated. It's all in place so you're forced follow racing rules.

        Your complaint (ie "in a turn, at full throttle, with no slipping. Then, suddenly your rear end slides out. For no reason") about the physics has its roots in a few main things:
        -Lack of feel: in a real car you would probably start to feel the back go a tiny bit on a sweeper before it completely lets go but in a game you have no indication of it.
        -Lack of observation: both cars never reach their top speeds. They are accelerating in every corner. If you're flooring it around a sweeper, and at the start of the turn doing so didn't spin you, but later in the turn it did, then the thing that's changed that you hadn't noticed was the fact that you were going faster later in the turn.
        -Lack of understanding: If you floor it around a corner, and that doesn't upset the car but it 'randomly' slides later on, do you think that the car might have revved to peak power or torque? In both cars you need to be careful of what revs you are doing around each corner.
        -Lack of knowledge: There is a limited amount of friction force available at each wheel. Accelerating, braking, turning, and lateral loads (not to be confused with turning) all use this available friction. They are all vectors and vector addition isn't as straight forward as adding magnitudes. "Friction Circle Theory" is simple physics for car people, go learn about it.

        "As soon as you stop turning, the front wheels snap TOTALLY STRAIGHT, INSTANTLY" This shows A) you're using a controller and B) that you dont realise that the wheels are linked to your movements of the analogue stick. If you just let the stick snap back to centre, the game thinks that's what you want to do, and it does it.
        Also, you did not place 118th. Getting that far up takes a lot of skill and insight.

        To surmise, GT5TT is not supposed to be pretty, entertaining, fun, or a good demonstration of the new features they were talking about (damage etc). It's ONLY there for serious sim fans to compete with each other.

        P.S. The menu delay is infuriating... it's a strange oversight that i have no explanation for.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I just got the demo a few days ago when it came out. Wow. How much does this suck, let me count the ways:

        1. On our 1080p TV, it really does not look much better than GT4 while racing. Yeah, the replays and care detail is better, but overall, it really isn't much of a step. Not visually impressive, at all.

        2. THE MUSIC! s this an exciting RACING simulator, or a FREAKIN' ELEVATOR!?!? It is SOOOOOOO bad. Like, cheesy 90s japanese VCR commercials bad. Fake saxophones, smooth jazz. Jesus ****ing christ what were they thinking?!?!

        3. Really seems like an HD version of GT4. Not good.

        4. Massive delays, every time you select something in the main menu. It just sits there and does nothing.

        5. Cars feel not realistic. You'll be in a turn, at full throttle, with no slipping. Then, suddenly your rear end slides out. For no reason. No change of steering angle, no throttle input difference, no braking, just POOF suddenly you are correcting the car from spinning out.

        6. Still no damage.

        7. It is not FUN. Like, it is NOT ENJOYABLE even. It just feels like a huge chore. Now, instead of feeling good about yourself for winning it says what "rank you are" in the global stats for lap times, meaning everytime you finish it says you are like 5,242nd in the world. Wow. Thanks, go **** yourself.

        8. Still only 3 views. Inside, bumper, and outside. Holy crap. Need for speed had those three views. Back in 1995. WTF.

        9. The cars just do not TURN. At full lock, they just slide. If you touch the grass, at all, say goodbye to any sort of traction you'd expect, even when you get back on the pavement.

        10. Oh, and if you go off the course, the car is limited to about 2000rpms, and about 10mph. I've driven cars on grass. Guess what? They still go really fast. They just don't turn or stop as well.

        11. As soon as you stop turning, the front wheels snap TOTALLY STRAIGHT, INSTANTLY. This ruins how clean many of your exits are. Just. God. Awful.

        I realize that some of these flaws may be considered "more realistic", but it really kills any sort of "fun" the game has to offer.

        Jesus. Forza is going to destroy this so badly. So so so disappointing. At this point, I am seriously considering getting an Xbox 360, purely for Forza III.
        • 5 Years Ago
        GT5 all the way...the attention to detail is overwhelming. This surpasses forza on every level
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Gruv We at PD would like to thank you for your critique and we hope u apologize to us with the same passion(in 1000 words no less) in the near future after u play GT5...thanks in advance

        That is all,Good day
      • 5 Years Ago
      At this point it should be called "Gran Nukem"
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