• May 18th 2010 at 3:01PM
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Gran Turismo 5 at the Nürburgring – Click above for the high-res image gallery

Gran Turismo 5 is taking longer to push to market than most automakers need to bring a vehicle from CAD drawing to the showroom floor, but Polyphony Digital is taking every opportunity to show off just how fantastic the racing simulator will (eventually) be. Spectators arriving at the 24 Hours of Nürburgring were surprised with a series of GT5 demo stations featuring the Grand Prix, Nordschleife, and the 24 Hours courses.

We have been both expecting and demanding that the full Nürburgring experience be included in every copy of the long-awaited game when it finally (hopefully) hits store shelves in time for Christmas, and it looks like our expectations will be met. Check out our ever-increasing gallery of GT5 images below. The first eight shots come straight from Germany, and the quality of the images is very impressive. And make sure to check out the aerial photo of tent city. In true Euro form, almost every virtual vehicle is a wagon.

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      • 5 Years Ago
      They need to include the Bathurst/Mt. Panorama track. Been waiting for a game to do it right. V8 Supercars 3 (i believe aka super touring cars 3) had it, and it is brilliant. My favourite track in the world that i know of. Apart from the mandatory Nuerburgring of course.
      • 5 Years Ago
      They can't release it yet, they have to add the hybrids, and EV's and all that stuff. World's gonna run out of oil before this comes out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      is that a Suzuki SX4 on the Nurburgring?...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Enough with the teaser pics and "prologues", just release the damn thing already! I'll say this, as an owner of Forza 3, Sony better make a mode that is less simulation than all the other GT games I've played because Forza 3 nailed it with the variable difficulty settings ranging from very easy to super sim. I like the concept of a racing simulator but the fact remains that unless they recreate g-forces and all of the other sensations you get when you are driving a real car, simulation games will just come across as overly difficult due to a lack of very necessary realistic forces. Bring it on Sony and make it well worth the wait!
      • 5 Years Ago
      I want to get excited; but there is something called law of diminishing returns or over-saturation. It is one thing when you flood the market full of screen-shots when you can play the game; but at some point they actually need to product. Seriously Forza Motorsports will be on there 8th edition on the Xbox 1080 by the time this thing comes out.
      • 5 Years Ago
      GT5 is the reason I got a PS3, and will continue to be. There's a lot of other great games out there for the machine, but I'm still gonna buy GT5 the day it comes out.

      As for using the Forza 3 model of addon packs, etc - by all accounts, that IS what PD are going to do with this game. You'll be able to buy tracks (like Dunsfold Aerodrome) and cars online to add to what you already get with the game.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Seriously. I'm not against GT5 at all. personally i'd love it, but in a way i'm hoping they get terrible ratings for this game. If it isn't absolutely PERFECT by the time they release I will be disgusted. With this amount of time they could have released 2 games, or created a whole console just for their game. It's ridiculous.
        • 5 Years Ago
        I think that's the problem though... judging from the photo gallery they are, rightly, proud of the level of detail for things such as crash damage, but the issue is that this relentless pursuit doesn't appear to have an end. And without an end there is no shipping product.

        The similarities between this process and the death of Duke Nukem Forever are striking. If you haven't read it, its an excellent piece: How Success Killed Duke Nukem: http://www.wired.com/magazine/2009/12/fail_duke_nukem/all/1

        You could insert GT5 in place of DNF (ironic, no?) and get a similar storyline playing out...
      • 5 Years Ago
      Man, after over a year of waiting I've lost all excitement for anything related to GT5.
      I'm looking forward to Codemasters Formula 1: 2010 as it actually has a firm release month; September of this year.

        • 5 Years Ago
        Sweet! I've been waiting for a good F1 sim... there hasn't been one released in ages.

        I lost interest in GT5 after I heard they were wasting time on NASCAR... that and wasting money on Prologue.
        • 5 Years Ago
        hell yea! F1 2010 is what i'm waiting for atm as well. Still play Forza 3 but the biggest quarrel with Forza was the fact there was no open wheel cars. I know having an F1 car requires licensing but I just wish they would even put the ariel atom in the game or something to get my fix until F1 2010.

        at least the screenshots thus far look good. Here is hoping that it will be a good sim game.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Wake me when its out and I'd still buy it instantly.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Taking too long....blah blah

      Tree's aren't 3d...blah blah

      Not going to buy the game now....blah blah

      So sick of hearing all the whining. E3 is in one month. Sony is already telling us that announcements will be made at the show, and they seem to be dropping hints at a possible near future release. (anyone who knows what Man Furismo Jive is knows what I am talking about)

      If it bugs you that much, don't buy the game. Stop complaining about it, ignore these posts and move on. Nobody cares that you're tired of waiting. I have been waiting too, patiently at that, as I continue to play GT:5 Prologue and still enjoy it.
        • 5 Years Ago
        And the announcement will be it's delayed again.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Glad to see the sdf show up, even if it is just you... Taking this long is a problem. Maybe if they wouldve stfu like 2yrs an only made announcements once the game was 95% done but to brag on a game for this long an still not even havd a release date, is just asking for an epic fail.
        • 5 Years Ago
        Oh really, you're sick of people complaining? You want to know what I am sick of? People who complain about people who complain.

        How long has this game been in developement? WAY too long. I have been a die hard Gran Turismo "fan boy" since the first installment of this great series, but this is getting ridiculous. Prologue is okay, and I used to enjoy it until Forza 3 came out, but let's not pretend that Prologue is nothing more than an overpriced, glorified demo.

        When they released the free demo download not long ago, I wiped the dust off of my PS3 and fired it up, ready to get my GT fix. You know what, that demo was horrible! The physics were dreadful, the Nissan's car modeling was not very impressive, and the track looked lackluster at best. I know the demo was to showcase the physics, but as I said, the physics were horrible.

        I am still going to buy the game no matter how long I have to wait, but I am getting tired of the game PD is playing. For as long as we have had to wait, the game better be damn near close to perfect.

        Yes, the game will most likely be the best LOOKING racing game ever on a console, but I hope the physics are improved a bit from Prologue and the recent demo, and at least on par with Forza 3. Forza 3 has a lot of issues, but the physics are what keeps me playing it for the time being.

        As far as those cheesy looking trees in the screen shots. If it were a rushed game like Forza 3 or even Need for Speed, it would not be that big a of a deal, but for as long as they have had to make something as mundane as a stationary tree look at least a little bit realistic, that is a pretty pathetic attempt.

        Yes I am complaining, and I believe I have a right to do so. So take your own advice, ignore the complaints, and move on.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I hope I get this for Imagination Christmas.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Can't wait!
        • 5 Years Ago
        Too bad, because you are indeed going to wait.
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