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Gran Turismo 5 Course Maker – Click above to watch video after the jump

As of right now, we're a little more than a week away from the latest official release date for Gran Turismo 5. Thanks to the ridiculous frequency of delays, we aren't exactly betting on having the game in our hands on November 24. But if, like us, you've been confounded by the repeated launch setbacks, you'll likely find this latest video intriguing. Apparently one of the biggest reasons the game has been pushed back is the addition of a new course creator that allows players to generate their own tracks.

That means that with a little patience, you can cook up just about any combination of turns, elevation changes and the like, and then share them with friends. Something tells us we're going to be working on getting Virginia International Raceway down pat for awhile. Hit the jump to see the clip for yourself.

[Source: Joystiq]



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      • 4 Years Ago
      hopefully the weather has better effects than in the last video we've seen... like the most basic ones - a water spray from car ahead of you when it's pouring
      • 4 Years Ago
      Damnit Autoblog, it's coming out on the 24th, the game is already stocked in major stores, it CANNOT be delayed.

      Anyway, yea can't wait. At first I was really pissed about only 200 cars having interior and that a lot of the original tracks have been omitted. But I think ppl are going to love this game for what it is, instead of hating it for what it isn't. Check out some of the gameplay videos on GTPlanet, it is ridiculous.
      • 4 Years Ago
      FordGTGuy, Turn 10 called out Polyphony, let them defend themselves since they're up to it. Nice damage control though. Every car can be modified in Forza, but every car looks off due to the lack of a proper lighting engine in the game. GT5 smokes it in visuals, deal with it. GT5 has a track editor, deal with it. It has licensed motorsports including Rally, deal with it. The cars issue is moot because I'd rather the expansive museum of cars compared to half the cars done half-fast, and the 200 premium cars are on a totally new level compared to other racers. GT5 has the Top Gear test track, deal with it.

      Gran Turismo is the biggest name in the biz when it comes to sims. So big, PD actually works on real cars (GT-R says hi). GT was the reason the US started getting some "one-off" cars like the WRX/STI/EVO, because it generated that much interest in them.

      People love trolling GT5, it's cool to attack the king after all. But Turn 10 started the flames which it's blind followers carried, now everyone has to eat crow. If you really love cars, there's no reason to be hating on GT5 as it's giving people the most complete racing experience to date, and for $60. Experiences that if sold as individual games like they could would jack the price up beyond $180 (base price, non-SE/CE editions).

      F3 was great for it's time, and time has passed, thus it's going to look/feel outdated, especially when up against Polyphony Digital. I'm sure F4 will be a great game if it's not rushed.
      • 4 Years Ago
      "As of right now, we're a little more than a week away from the latest official release date for Gran Turismo 5. Thanks to the ridiculous frequency of delays, we aren't exactly betting on having the game in our hands on November 24."


      I think you mean less
      • 4 Years Ago
      Someone build Watkins Glen so I can practice for track days!
        • 4 Years Ago
        It should be in there already. From what I understand it has the whole NASCAR circuit in there! Have fun!
      • 4 Years Ago
      Call me crazy, but this has absolutely zero appeal to me. There are enough real tracks in the world; Many with incredible racing histories that we have never heard of or have ever been rendered in a video game (targa florio). If I'm going to render my own track, I would think i would want more cusomtization than a couple sliders... Otherwise, I will leave it to the pros, and hope the do the real tracks justice
      • 4 Years Ago
      What's really weird is that I was just at Best Buy tonight and there pre-order thing said it wouldn't be out until 12/31... I'm assuming/hoping it was wrong.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I work at Best buy :P
        • 4 Years Ago
        They are. It's coming on the 24th and it's already been shipped to some sellers.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It is already on sale. I bought mine during a trip to Paris, french version, yesterday.
      I am playing it right now.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Dose anyone else love the music!?
      • 4 Years Ago
      I only find this compelling if you can use it to recreate real tracks.

      I don't see any evidence of the topography being manipulated in this video. It appears that you can move the track you're creating around the existing area but if you can't change the landscape then it's kinda "meh". I would play around with it a little bit but imaginary tracks just don't get me that excited.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I would rather make my own unqiue track... they one already known... what fun is that.
      • 4 Years Ago
      It seems to me that the track creator is pretty basic. You don't so much fiddle with turns and elevation changes as you decide complexity and the creator random generates a track. But then again, this was a pretty short video, and not particularly in depth.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree. I was already looking up maps of how to get my hometown track Barber's in there, but it seems you can't really make your own design my fiddle with existing designs. Not impressed with that feature at all.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is awesome!!! Each new feature I see is making all these delays worth it but I do have one suggestion; purchasable add-ons.

      I was reading through the car list and noticed the cars cut off at 2010 when "2011" models like the new 5.0, STi, and Legacy aren't included even though specs for these cars came out earlier this year and they're on the market now. Purchasable stealth cars would be great too (*cough* 787B *cough*)!
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