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One day we're going to finally get our hands on Gran Turismo 5. And when we sample Polyphony Digital's long-awaited sequel we'd be amazed (and delighted) if the game lives up to its constantly growing hype. While we still have absolutely no idea when GT5 will hit the shelves, when it does arrive it will come strong with a raft of new features gamers have been clamoring for.

Beyond damage rendering and a cornucopia of racing styles, GT5 will reportedly also come with Data Logger Visualization. DLV will enable gamers to go to a track in the real world and shoot in-car video, upload that clip to the PlayStation 3 and then compare that footage side by side against a virtual run in GT5. The folks at Polyphony Digital tested the functionality for themselves, and the resulting video after the jump is pretty impressive. Amazingly, the only difference between the live and game footage is that the real-world camera was shaky and uncrisp while the GT5 video is expectantly perfect. Very cool. Now if we can only get a copy for ourselves before Forza 4 arrives for the XBOX 360...



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      • 5 Years Ago
      Yes because this portion of the game will be used by 80% of the game buyers making it worth the hold up... UGH! This should be Downloadable content after the game is released... oh well.. Fall of 3000 can't come soon enough.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If I had a habit of racing cars around real tracks, I'd have no reason to waste my time pretending with GT5 in the first place. I imagine this will be the most unused feature of the game. But what do I know..
        • 5 Years Ago
        The problem with real life racing is its expensive and not frequent enough! Plus, you can't hurt your car in the game.

        I did a track weekend over the summer and went home and played GT4 the next day. I have my exact car in the game, and it was pretty amazing how similarly it handled in real life vs the game (err...simulator). I thought I was still on the track! The only unrealistic thing is the makers of GT4 don't know what an LS1 actually sounds like... but I'll forgive them since everything else is perfect.

        Personally, I think racing in real life just makes gran turismo that much more amazing.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Also, I noticed that certain things in GT5 are closer on the approach than in real life at the same time as having other things farther away on the approach than real life... They need to reconstruct the track architecture...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Will racing tracks still be around when GT5 comes out?
      • 5 Years Ago
      duke nukem, is that you??
      • 5 Years Ago
      Sorry, I haven't heard much in the way of "hype" about this game; all I ever seem to hear about is constant delays. The amount of time it is taking Polyphony Digital to bring this game to market is absolutely unacceptable.

      Maybe they should stop adding features and release it already. Better yet, put a decent physics engine and damage modeling so that they can compete with Forza 2. At this point I'm not sure there is any way it can live up to expectations.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why don't they just release a game for normal people. And then release a game for racers. Why do we have to wait an eternity for GT5 to unveil itself lol
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is going to be a vintage car simulator when its released around 2050!!! In the meantime, any news about it is just a waste of time!!!!
        • 5 Years Ago
        To true.

        It's about time to switch back over to Rfactor/simraceway. Poly is pissing me off. GT4 is only fun for so long, especially after beating the Prologue multiple times
      • 5 Years Ago
      So it shows you a virtual version of the video you've shot? That seems pretty pointless. If it showed your real vs your saved GT5 laps, then I can see some point. Or if it just showed the outside view of the car. Or it created an in-car video purely from your data. This seems to be the answer to a question nobody asked.
        • 5 Years Ago
        "Or it created an in-car video purely from your data."

        Read the article- that is what it does.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Read the article? Do you people not have jobs? Scan headline, read first two lines of article, watch 20 seconds of video, click boring powerpoint open again. Repeat.
        • 5 Years Ago
        The video is purely optional. If you'd actually read the source it states...

        "This technology involves taking real-life CAN (Controller Area Network) data, used to manage car and GPS positioning data, and using it to reproduce a visualization of the recorded driving within Gran Turismo.

        Simply put, CAN and GPS data recorded in a real car is exported to a USB memory stick and fed into Gran Turismo's simulation engine, producing a replay or recreation of that data within the game."

        You export your real car's track data to the PS3 and GT5 will create a virtual representation of your lap. The camera was just to show how accurate it actually is at mapping your virtual lap to what you really did.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wow, the feature everyone was willing to wait longer for. And by everyone, I mean noboby.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Yada yada yada, wake me up when the game is actually out not just pointless videos. We get it, it looks awesome, the best thing since the invention of wheel, but it wont be much good if we cant play it. It's like watching a porn with the actress telling me how good and nasty she's going to be but never took her clothes off.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why do they keep teasing? I'm sick of waiting, but I will wait...
        • 5 Years Ago
        No offense, mate, but it's not like you have any choice :)
        You will only hurt yourself (and PD a little) by not buying this game when it comes out in summer 2012.
        • 5 Years Ago
        @Paul

        Don't worry. You'll be inclined to buy it when it comes out.

        The only way I wouldn't be inclined to buy this is if someone gave me a McLaren MP4-25 Formula 1 car and told me I can drive around Silverstone at my convenience. Until then, GT5 all the way!
      • 5 Years Ago
      Why didn't i know about this BEFORE buttonwillow last weekend :/. I woulda strapped the nano to my front grill :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        boo... but still awesome for any of us that take part in frequent track events :)
        • 5 Years Ago
        This part of Autoblog's article is completely off : "DLV will enable gamers to go to a track in the real world and shoot in-car video, upload that clip to the PlayStation 3 and then compare that footage side by side against a virtual run in GT5."

        You do not shoot in-car video then upload it to your PS3 for comparison.

        The system actually logs GPS coordinates as you are racing on the track, and this sequence of coordinates is then uploaded to your PS3, allowing your laps to be virtually reproduced by GT5's engine. Shooting video and comparing real laps against virtual ones is totally optional.
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