Tuesday, January 29th 2008

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Priced and Dated

SCEA announced today the April 17 North American release date for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, available exclusively for PS3. Developed by famed Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available for $39.99 on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and as a download via the PLAYSTATION Store. The BD version will offer added value with an exclusive behind-the-scenes High Definition (HD) video feature called “Beyond the Apex”. You can also visit the US PlayStation.Blog here and check out the new Gran Turismo 5 footage.

Source: PlayStation.Blog, Shacknews
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27 Comments on Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Priced and Dated

#1
ktr
:rockout:

April seems to be a good month for gamers, good for the ps3 owners (something to justify their purchase ;))

April 9 - Star Wars: Force Unleashed
April 19 - GT5:P
April 29 - GTA4

and perhaps MGS4...
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#2
WhiteLotus
but i want it now... for PC!

ah cant have everything i suppose
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#3
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I am a big fan of the Gran Turismo series, but I'm not sure about this one. Mainly I don't like that you have to buy most of the content via the Playstation Store.
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#4
ktr
by: newtekie1
I am a big fan of the Gran Turismo series, but I'm not sure about this one. Mainly I don't like that you have to buy most of the content via the Playstation Store.
What content? The only content to buy that i can think of is episodes of your favorite car shows (eg... Top Gear, BestMotoring, etc.)
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#5
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
I thought I read that most of the Cars and Tracks would have to purchased in GT5.
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#6
marsey99
by: newtekie1
I am a big fan of the Gran Turismo series, but I'm not sure about this one. Mainly I don't like that you have to buy most of the content via the Playstation Store.
thats just those to lazy to play and unlock the cars, so if you wanted to you could buy the f1 car and romp the clubman class races :rockout:
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#8
newtekie1
Semi-Retired Folder
Ah, my mistake then.
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#9
ktr
by: newtekie1
Ah, my mistake then.
Now with that taken care of, hopefully you are sure with this one ;)
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#10
theonetruewill
I really don't want a PS3.......but I love the Gran Turismo series.... Oh hell....
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#11
Jimmy 2004
Those graphics look outstanding if they're real in-game footage.
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#13
X-TeNDeR
The KING of pc racing! oh wait.... :cry:

I want a PS3 now, please.



The only 2 things missing from this game to make it the perfect racer, is in-car view, and a decent damage system. they got the in-car view with this one, now all we need is a damage system in the next... and its all Tiff Needle'ing GT-R's 'till the tarmac wears off :rockout:
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#15
ktr
I personally don't consider it as a demo. Its a full fledged game with all the trimmings (60 cars, 5 tracks, full online multiplayer, tuning options, GT:TV, etc.)

Consider this GT5: Lite. This game has more content for its worth compared to most racing games out these days.
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#16
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
this game is going to own. finally a game that showcases the power of the ps3!
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#17
renozi
I can't believe they pushed back the American release date another month! It was suppose to come out on March 18th. Oh well, still have mine pre-ordered! :D
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#18
ShinyG
Compared to how many cars GT4 had, this is a demo!
I don't want to think how much will the full-fledged GT5 will cost when it comes out!
The graphics are superb, but the absence of a damage model is a big -. I've seen some trailers on the net, and the collisions look like two billiard balls hitting each-other... Completely unrealistic and annoying! I hope they corrected this issue.
I've learned from past experiences that racing "sim" games that have as main features complete in-game dashboards but absolutely no damage tend to be bit of a dissapointment (ex: Test Drive Unlimited)... I sincerely hope this game is not in that category!
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#19
OnBoard
Only reason I'd want to own a PS3 :) Might buy it in 3-4 years though with GT5 :p
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#20
Xaser04
by: Easy Rhino
this game is going to own. finally a game that showcases the power of the ps3!
I think games like Ratchet & Clank and Uncharted:Drakes fortune have already shown what the PS3 is capable of (as long as the developers are competant) but I definately agree GT5 is going to be excellent (I love the demo).
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#21
mdm-adph
by: ktr
They are ;), I have the GT5p Demo, and that is how they look.

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/29041.html

http://www.gametrailers.com/player/29043.html

^^I know they dont look all high and fancy, but when you put it up against a nice 1080p...its beautiful.

edit: you might get a better quality at stage6
You know, I guess some would say it's kind of a silly thing, but I'm really digging the visible steering wheel with hands that shift and stuff -- that was feedback that I always though was missing from the earlier versions.

Great -- now I have to go out and buy one of these damned overpriced PS3's, thanks. :laugh:
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#22
ktr
by: mdm-adph
You know, I guess some would say it's kind of a silly thing, but I'm really digging the visible steering wheel with hands that shift and stuff -- that was feedback that I always though was missing from the earlier versions.

Great -- now I have to go out and buy one of these damned overpriced PS3's, thanks. :laugh:
First you can get a 40gb ps3 for $299 when you buy in from Sony and open a sony credit card (12 months no interest). Secondly, you getting more bang for your buck compared to the other consoles (such as wireless, blu-ray...).


as i said in another post...
The funny thing is that the 360 cost more than the ps3 if you think about it.

The ps3 80gb cost $500 bucks, and the equivalent 360, the elite, cost $350 bucks.

Now the 360 does not have built in wireless ($100) nor high Def player ($180).

So the equivalent 360 will cost $630, and that is not including a XBL gold subscription.
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#23
Ravenas
To those saying this is a demo, it a 40$ game with plenty of cars and tracks. Also has full online playablity. If you call this a demo, something is wrong with you:
GAME OVERVIEW
----------------------------------------


PUBLISHER: Sony Computer Entertainment
DEVELOPER: Polyphony Digital
GENRE: Driving Simulator / オンラインカーライフシミュレータ (Online Car Life Simulator)
NUMBER OF PLAYERS: 1, with up to 16 when online
JIZZTASTICS: Full (Upscaled) 1080p resolution — 60fps in game/30fps replay
DISTRIBUTION FORMAT: Blu-ray ¥4,980, PlayStation Store ¥4,500
REQUIRED SPACE: 5121mb
COMPATIBLE PERPHIRIALS: SIXAXIS, DUALSHOCK 3, Logitech Driving Force series wheels and G25 support

RELEASE DATE:

Japan: 13th December 2007
Asia: 21st December 2007

http://asia.playstation.com/eng_hk/i...hp?q=node/1209

OFFICIAL WEBSITE:

English: http://www.gran-turismo.com/en/gt5p
Japanese: http://www.gran-turismo.com/jp/gt5p


RECOMMENDED PERIPHERALS
----------------------------------------

Logitech G25
http://www.logitech.com/index.cfm/ga...ls/devices/131
http://store.logicool.co.jp/lcs/cata...cts_id=2000271
Logitech Driving Force Pro
http://www.nz.playstation.com/ps2/hw...echdfpro.jhtml
Sony DUALSHOCK 3
http://www.jp.playstation.com/peripheral/ps3/


GT5 PROLOGUE FEATURES
----------------------------------------

Increased Realism
Unparalleled recreation of environments, vehicles and an improved simulation model. A new cockpit view is also included with fully animated driver.

Evolution of AI
With up to 15 opponents per race, AI was reworked creating a more competitive and enjoyable experience.

Gran Turismo TV
A new feature, GT TV delivers car related content to players who may not normally have access to it, this includes programs such as Best Motoring, Top Gear, Car Graphic TV and original content produced by Polyphony Digital.

Online Car Dealer
Fully integrated into GT5P, car manufacturers will be able to delivers news, and promotional videos to players.

16 Player Online
A long awaited online mode has been included. Future updates will bring voice chat and a variety of other functions.

Game Modes
Arcade (Singe Race with Maximum 16 Cars)
Arcade (Time Trial)
Race Events (3 categories / 24 events)

Default Online Features
News
News
Dealer News

Information
Motor Sports News
Map and Weather of Major Circuits Worldwide
Calendar

Gran Turismo TV
“First Impression LANCER EVOLUTION X”
“TOKYO MOTOR SHOW 2007”

Additional Online Features will be provided on Dec. 25, 2007
Online Features
Online Events (Multiplayer Race with Maximum 16 People)
Online Events (Time Trial)
Online Time Trial Ranking Boards
Download Ghosts from Online Time Trial Ranking Boards

Information
Museum (Car Dealers' History)

Other Features
Gran Turismo TV
Dec. 14 “THE GT-R Legend INSIDE STORY II”
Late Dec. “THE GT-R Legend INSIDE STORY III”

http://www.gran-turismo.com/en/gt5p/news/d1520.html
http://www.gran-turismo.com/jp/products/software09.html
http://www.jp.playstation.com/shoppi...0712/gt5p.html


CURRENT VEHICLES — 38/50(ish)
----------------------------------------

Acura
NSX '91

Alfa Romeo
147 TI 2.0 TWIN SPARK '06
Brera Sky Window 3.2 JTS Q4 '06

Audi
R8 4.2 FSI R tronic '07
TT Coupe 3.2 quattro '07

BMW
135i Coupe '07
M3 Coupe '07
Z4 '03

Chevrolet
CORVETTE Z06 '06

Daihatsu
Copen Active Top '02
OFC-1 '07

Dodge
VIPER GTS '02

Ferrari
599 '06
F430 '06

Ford
Mustang V8 GT Coupe Premium '07

Honda
INTEGRA TYPE R (DC5) '04

Lancia
Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione '91

Lexus
IS F '07

Lotus
Elise '96
Elise 111R '04

Mazda
ATENZA Sport (2007 Tokyo Motor Show reference exhibit)

Mercedes-Benz
SL 55 AMG (R230) '02

Mitsubishi
Lancer Evolution IX GSR '05
Lancer Evolution X GSR Premium Package '07

Morrison AM
Corvette Roadster (C1)

Nissan
Fairlady Z Version S (Z33) '07
GT-R (R35) '07
GT-R Proto '05
Skyline Coupe 370GT Type SP (V36) '07
Skyline Coupe Concept '07
SKYLINE GT-R Vspec II Nur (R34) '02
Skyline Sedan 350GT Type SP (V36) '06

Renault
Clio Renault Sport V6 24V '00

Subaru
IMPREZA WRX STI '07

Suzuki
Cappuccino (EA21R) '95
SWIFT Sport '07

TVR
Tuscan Speed Six '00

Volkswagen
Golf IV GTI '01

Uncomfirmed but likely to be included
Ford GT LM Edition Spec-II Test Car, [2]
Lexus SC430 Bandai SuperGT '06
Nissan Fairlady Z Xanavi Nismo SuperGT '06
Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec R33 '97


CIRCUITS
----------------------------------------

Suzuka Circuit
Suzuka Circuit
Suzuka Circuit East Course

Daytona International Speedway
Superspeedway
The Road Course

Fuji International Speedway
Fuji Speedway F
Fuji Speedway GT

Eiger Nordwand (Forward)
Eiger Nordwand (Reverse)

London (Forward)
London (Reverse)
http://ps3forums.com/showthread.php?t=112073
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#24
Ravenas
by: ShinyG
Compared to how many cars GT4 had, this is a demo!
I don't want to think how much will the full-fledged GT5 will cost when it comes out!
The graphics are superb, but the absence of a damage model is a big -. I've seen some trailers on the net, and the collisions look like two billiard balls hitting each-other... Completely unrealistic and annoying! I hope they corrected this issue.
I've learned from past experiences that racing "sim" games that have as main features complete in-game dashboards but absolutely no damage tend to be bit of a dissapointment (ex: Test Drive Unlimited)... I sincerely hope this game is not in that category!
GT is based on real racing, not focusing on some damage model. GT fans don't care about damage because they know how well racing is in GT. GT sets the bar for racings sims. If you want to go play some game where you want to see damage go pick up Motorstorm or Forza. Have fun hitting people and running into walls on purpose just to see damage models.

Good racing makes for a better game than damage models. That's why GT is so successful.
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#25
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
by: Ravenas
GT is based on real racing, not focusing on some damage model. GT fans don't care about damage because they know how well racing is in GT. GT sets the bar for racings sims. If you want to go play some game where you want to see damage go pick up Motorstorm or Forza. Have fun hitting people and running into walls on purpose just to see damage models.

Good racing makes for a better game than damage models. That's why GT is so successful.
i agree! the only thing im worried about is driving on courses where smashing into the wall and using it to make tight turns is actually beneficial.
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