PlayStation 3 Gran Turismo 5 revelations – Damage included and more inside!

Unconfirmed reports speak of series’ magical future

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An engine, yesterday
An engine, yesterday
Following the conference earlier this week outlining Polyphony Digital and Sony’s plans for the future of the Gran Turismo series, some startling revelations have come to light.

Although we have yet to receive official confirmation from SCE direct, it would appear that Polyphony, after four iterations of the sector-leading franchise, has managed to convince the somewhat backwards motor trade to allow car damage in Gran Turismo 5.

Following the announcement of the game, for PlayStation 3 naturally, series lead Kazunori Yamauchi explained that full aspect damage modelling will be included. No further details were offered, such as whether the cars will be flippable, another omitted feature that has detracted from the series since launch.

In other news, the game will be compatible with Sony London’s wondrous EyeToy camera, with various reports suggesting that cars will be mappable using images captured. Reports that actual cars will be able to be included in the game, as photographed by your good selves, seem dubious in the extreme.

Enhanced view options, as well as a greater diversity of weather effects, were also discussed.
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cleric20 10 Nov 2004 14:10
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Nice one... This nicely heralds the PS3 as the consol of choice for the next generation!!
Ben Furfie 10 Nov 2004 14:48
2/12
How does it? What for the other consoles to announce what they are doing before making brash comments.

Its nothing other races haven't been doing for ages anyway. Look at Project Gotham, ok so its mickey mouse damage, but its still damage.

Now if its full body damage with realistic crumple zones depending upon angle and speed of impact, then and only then will I be impressed.
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btnheazy03 10 Nov 2004 17:32
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this doesn't prove anything exept for the fact that this car mania is getting a little too unhealthy for his own good .. next thing you know he's having sex with the exhaust pipe
ozfunghi 10 Nov 2004 17:57
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cleric20 wrote:
Nice one... This nicely heralds the PS3 as the consol of choice for the next generation!!


Yeah, but don't you mean for the NEXT NEXT generation? By the time GT5 gets released, Microsoft will be fully advertising Xbox 5.

I'm not about to buy a console for one game i may very well have to wait 8 years for. Come to mention it i wouldn't buy one for ANY "one" game.
fluffstardx 10 Nov 2004 21:05
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Wow... so GT5 can do what was already shown off running on an Xbox in the XNA Crash 1 and 2 demos?

Amazing. Like, wow.

No wonder i sold my PS2...
animegt 11 Nov 2004 05:55
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cleric20 wrote:
Nice one... This nicely heralds the PS3 as the consol of choice for the next generation!!


what the hell are u talkin about KID - please i doubt that the stupid eyeshit will do the job, imagine the damn graphics ull see on the car u got on the game; how f**kin nasty. Like this other guy said, "Wow the PS3 is going to be able to do stuff that the Xbox did on tech demos...." lol.
claudioalex 11 Nov 2004 12:40
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I dont see future in this car games, they are the same since the first gran turismo title, so, i would play a car game but with diferent interactivity. taking from real life a car model wont make me feel happy enough to buy this game, i will look for revolution.
tyrion 11 Nov 2004 13:29
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animegt wrote:
Like this other guy said, "Wow the PS3 is going to be able to do stuff that the Xbox did on tech demos...." lol.


Doing in a game what was previously only possible in a tech demo is an indicator of serious upgrades in computing power.

In a tech demo, like the Crash ones, you have nothing else going on but the processing required to simulate one car crashing into an object.

In a game like GT5 you have user input, the whole landscape and track, several cars, possibly crashing into each other and various environmental effects all going on at once. Not to mention the whole simulation of engines, gears, suspension and the other workings of the cars.

Doing the same level of deformation processing in a game that was done in the XNA demos would be an extremely impressive accomplishment.
Joji 11 Nov 2004 14:35
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In my opinion GT4 should have done it. It's not spectacular news really is it?
saurian 18 Nov 2004 13:56
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cleric20 wrote:
Nice one... This nicely heralds the PS3 as the consol of choice for the next generation!!



Wonder if it will manage an online mode ????
bob 11 Nov 2007 22:06
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I swear this game best own forza and the s**t on xbox the shut the people that know nothing up that xbox is better than ps3 when it clearly isn't!
Chris 1 Feb 2009 00:24
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Really, will there be pit stops? I have owned gt3, gt4, gt hd and gt5 prologue, damage would add lots of depth
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