219w ago - After Sony's Keynote address, Kazunori Yamauchi has just announced at the Sony Computer Entertainment Japan press conference at the Tokyo Game Show that the official release date for Gran Turismo 5 is March 2010.
Additionally, the following GT5 modes and features were revealed:
• GT Mode: World Map, My Garage, Car Dealer, Tuning Shop, Championship Race, and License Test.
• Online: Open Lobby, Text/Voice Chat, Private Room, Online Photo Album, Online Replay Album, and you can export replays to YouTube.
• Photo Mode: Photo Drive, Photo Stage.
• GT TV: Improved UI, export of videos to PSP, and progressive downloading.
To quote: "Featuring lots of new cars, lifelike graphics, and amazing racing physics, GT5 will quickly become regarded as the top racing simulation game of all-time.
The game will feature over 950 cars, 20 locations, and 70 tracks.
A new YouTube feature will also be included along will a deep online mode including: open lobby, text/voice chat, private room, online photo album, online replay album, and you can export replays to YouTube."
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Same thoughts here. If we want quality games, we better wait for the developers to finish it perfectly. When it comes to games especially Next Gen ones, I would rather choose quality over quantity anytime.
Ok lets look at it this way, the game was first revealed at E3 in 2006 it is now coming to the end of 2009, and the official word is it will be released in 2010 so within ~4 years they've produced nothing other than a Prologue of the game, a few videos and a few screen shots, the prologue of the game made it look like another standard racing game that any competent studio could have released within half the time.
As per you point about the game being "made to last", I put to you doesn't downloadable content add to the replayability of a video game?, It seems to me if they release the game this year with the amount of cars and tracks that have been completed and implemented into the game it would already be "made to last" since they could later release the rest as addons.
"honestly its not like there arent any other games to play while we wait" -
See thats where your wrong at the moment GT5 is the only good upcoming racer on the PS3, I picked up NFS: Shift yesterday from my local game store and returned it this morning due to the fact it is utterly sh*t.
"Pick up a copy of gt3 or 4 or something. Those games were made to last." - I bought a PS3 to play 'next gen' games not 'last gen' games.
So yes I stick to my original point the guys over at Polyphony Digital are completely incompetent.