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Gran Turismo 5 boss wants quick release

Gran Turismo 5 boss wants quick release

Gran Turismo 5 has been in development for a while now, but the racing sim is finally nearing a release. Hopefully.

Gran Turismo 5 boss Kazunori Yamauch has commented that he wants to release Gran Turismo 5 as soon as possible - something we're not sure anyone is actually against, really.

Gran Turismo 5 has been in development for a while now, with even the delays getting delayed it seems. Although Polyphony Digital released a cut-down (read: demo) version of the game as a PlayStation 3 download title a while back, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue mostly failed to live up to expectations.

The good news though is that the game is apparently getting much closer to release now, with a few new features recently having been confirmed at E3 2009 - most notably the addition of car damage models, which is a first for the long-running series and something which doubtlessly lengthened the development time for the anticipated title.

"I want to release it as fast as I can, but GT5 for us, when you talk about its status, it's at a point we can release it any time we want," said Kazunori Yamauch in a comment to Eurogamer.

"[But] we can always keep working on it. It's very important for us to make sure everything is done perfectly and everything is done in detail."

There's still no firm release date announced for Gran Turismo 5 on the PlayStation 3, nor has there been any real confirmation of whether or not the rumoured PC version of GT5 will materialise either, though the equally delayed Gran Turismo PSP has been confirmed as a launch title for Sony's PlayStation Go.

Let us know what you think of the Gran Turismo series and how it compares to other recent racing games in the forums.

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M4RTIN 5th June 2009, 14:04 Quote
any time they want? sounds like a load of old testicles to me. it'll be end of year at the earliest
Darkedge 5th June 2009, 14:16 Quote
Oh god more bulllcr*p - yeah and you can get it out now with damage? I doubt it.
How about some AI for a change not just follow the same path every time for the other cars? I doubt it.

Sorry Forza has taken my heart and GT unfortunately hasn't been a good game since GT2 - no change to the game just got prettier. Forza 3 for the win.
Skiddywinks 5th June 2009, 14:22 Quote
GT was definitly top dog for a long time, but I'm sorry; after seeing some of the Forza 3 trailers on gametrailers lately, they are going to have to pull of something damn amazing to trump the guys at Turn 10.
p3n 5th June 2009, 14:42 Quote
I've got many hours out of prologue, can't wait for the full game just for some new locations, and the RPG aspect of earning all the cars/licences etc.
Goty 5th June 2009, 15:06 Quote
They can take as long as they want, GT3/4 are still keeping me busy =)
Gunsmith 5th June 2009, 15:17 Quote
I'd rather they take thier time and do it right then rush it.
Narishma 5th June 2009, 16:23 Quote
@Joe: The new PSP is called PSP Go, not Playstation Go. You called it like that in the other article too.
thehippoz 5th June 2009, 16:48 Quote
man that game brings me back to the late 90's.. me and my roommate would play it on a 140 watt home stereo system.. lived about 3 houses down from a gas station and our neighbor had finally had enough when she was down there getting gas- and she said all she could hear was rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... rrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr... mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm lol

the house would shake and we'd play with the windows and doors open.. I'm not sure if I like the whole damage thing- I mean heads up you could make another player wipe out if you know what your doing.. basically the same thing but it keeps players in the game
Squallers 5th June 2009, 18:57 Quote
To be honest i think when he says "we can release it whenever we want" he doesn't actually mean that its ready. I think its more of a valveish attitude of we can take as long as we like to release it because it's going to be awsome. So they may well want to get it out the door asap but at the same time they're not going to be rushed.

I'm geting a bit fed up of waiting for it but i must say that prologue has kept me amused for a very long time. Especially since i finally got the credits for the ferrari F1 car and have spent the last few sessions just hammering round suzuka trying to break the top 500 in the online time trial (i'm enthusiastic but not actually very good)
Turbotab 5th June 2009, 19:08 Quote
A properly ported PC version of GT5 could be jaw droppingly gorgeous, I doubt it will ever happen though. Hopefully the PS3's relatively small user base, compared to its rivals, will force Sony to develop for the PC, in order to maximise its revenue.
gavomatic57 5th June 2009, 21:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by Darkedge
Oh god more bulllcr*p - yeah and you can get it out now with damage? I doubt it.
How about some AI for a change not just follow the same path every time for the other cars? I doubt it.

Sorry Forza has taken my heart and GT unfortunately hasn't been a good game since GT2 - no change to the game just got prettier. Forza 3 for the win.

I dunno, Forza 2 was a disappointment. It's only redeeming feature was being able to tune a mk2 Golf GTI up to 900bhp, with a turbocharged V6 and 4wd. I quickly grew tired of it and sold my 360.
Madness_3d 6th June 2009, 00:46 Quote
I can just tell that "he who plays this on a consile" is going to get an attemp at some lovely lighting, reflections etc... but no anti aliasing. And oh god it will look bad. see those prerendered shots? done on pc they are...
WildThing 6th June 2009, 13:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Turbotab
A properly ported PC version of GT5 could be jaw droppingly gorgeous, I doubt it will ever happen though. Hopefully the PS3's relatively small user base, compared to its rivals, will force Sony to develop for the PC, in order to maximise its revenue.

That would be sweet, I only ever played GT2 back when I had a PS1, but I loved it. Would love a PC version of GT5 but like you say, it's doubtful. :(
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Originally Posted by Madness_3d
I can just tell that "he who plays this on a consile" is going to get an attemp at some lovely lighting, reflections etc... but no anti aliasing. And oh god it will look bad. see those prerendered shots? done on pc they are...

Yeah, although at 1080p it might look ok.
talladega 6th June 2009, 21:06 Quote
GT5P looked pretty awesome at 1080p
bagman 6th June 2009, 22:02 Quote
if they relase the game on psp you are going to need like 50 different discs, the game is going to be huge played GT 4 on ps2 memory got corropted when i got to 50% so gave up on it couldn't be asked to do it all over again
lewchenko 7th June 2009, 22:32 Quote
GT5 (full version) should have been ready just after the launch of the PS3... it would have sold millions of consoles on its own.

Now its too late.

Releasing the prologue version was a huge mistake. I bought it and thought that graphically it was stunning, but gameplay wise, I actually preferred Project Gotham on my 360! I certainly wont be wasting any more money on the full version GT5.

The delays in the production of this game are ridiculous, and Im glad that Forza seems to be steaming ahead now... as the GT team obviously need a kick up the rear.
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