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Gran Turismo 5 to be Totally Different to Prologue on PS3

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223w ago - In this month's PSM3 issue, Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi has stated that Gran Turismo 5 will be "totally different" to GT5: Prologue on PS3.

Fans have been waiting over two years since Prologue hit PS3 for a full release of GT5 - but Yamauchi has reassured them that the full game's "scale and diversity" is far superior.

To quote: "Prologue is really only a prologue," he told CVG sister mag PSM3 this month.

"Though the look and feel of Prologue and the full version will have uniformity, the full version will be totally different in terms of scale and diversity in comparison."

Yamauchi said earlier this year that GT5 was '90 per cent' complete. His new comments come as part of a eight-page racing preview spectacular in May's PSM3, which also features F12010, Modnation racers, Blur, Split/Second and more.
 

Video: Gran Turismo Does NASCAR - GT5 Prologue PS3 Trailer

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229w ago - Update: Magnus of [Register or Login to view links] has now shared (below) the leaked GT5 trailer from the God of War 3 retail release.

Today Sony Product Marketing Specialist Brian Dunn has proclaimed that Gran Turismo Does NASCAR, and made available a GT5 Prologue PS3 trailer video with Polyphony Digital at the Texas Motor Speedway.

To quote: I'm sure all of you Gran Turismo fans out there remember that Gran Turismo 5 Prologue featured the Daytona oval and road course layouts.

And with [Register or Login to view links] at E3 last year, you saw that NASCAR stock cars would be making their debut in Gran Turismo 5, adding yet another official race sanctioning body to the Gran Turismo lineup.

Rest assured that Kazunori Yamauchi and the hard-working team at [Register or Login to view links] are putting as much attention to detail into recreating the NASCAR stock cars, tracks and experience as they do with every other element that goes into the Gran Turismo series.

In addition to visiting the racing team to photo shoot and sound-record their vehicles, Kazunori and crew visited their first...
 

Gran Turismo 5: Prologue Details out via PlayStation Home BETA

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296w ago - Over at GTPlanet, Marky264 discovered that you can get some cool Gran Turismo 5: Prologue stuff, including future information about private multiplayer races, via PlayStation Home BETA.

This only applies to folks who received invites to try out the BETA version of PlayStation Home, and it should be noted that these selected individuals need to have or create a Japanese PS3 account.

Once inside the Home BETA area (using Japanese account), you will see the Tokyo Game Show 08 booth become available. Once in there, you can get access to GT5: Prologue racing pods, with some content worthwhile of checking out.

Please note that the actual content doesn't come alive till some time in the future, but just letting you know it's there.

Nice to see fans finding these little details. Keep it up. Here are also some pics of the PlayStation Home GT5 Pod seat and a couple other interesting features.
 

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Update Available, Includes NEW CARS!

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304w ago - Taku Imasaki (Producer, SCEA) of the PS Blog writes today:

Hello Blog Readers and GT Fans! I enthusiastically return to the blog with very good news. Hitting on our promise to continue to evolve the GT series, a new update for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is NOW available. This update adds three new vehicles to the game's line-up, plus a number of gameplay and performance enhancements we think you'll be excited about. Here we go...

New Vehicles
All three vehicles and manufacturers have special ties to Gran Turismo developer Polyphony Digital. They will be added to their respective Dealership areas in GT5 Prologue.

GT by Citreon - The "GT by Citroen" concept car is the result of a groundbreaking collaboration between French automaker Citroen and Polyphony Digital. The formal debut of the vehicle took place yesterday at the Paris Motor Show, coinciding with the release of today's update to the game. A video of the "GT by Citroen" can be viewed in HD within Gran Turismo TV.

The two other new cars are the Ferrari California and the Lotus Evora. They are a lot of fun to drive. For a look at these sexy vehicles, check out the images (linked above).

The GT by Citroen is available for 1 Million credits;...
 

A Grand Update for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

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313w ago - Sony has revealed that on August 1st, Gran Turismo 5 prologue owners will be able to receive a great update. In addition to some Gran Turismo TV preparation, other gameplay enhancements will include fixes in penalty judgements, more tire choices and improved collision physis in online races.

To quote: On Friday, August 1st, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue owners will receive a significant update that will take their racing and automotive experience to a new level.

The heart of this update is a new line-up of exciting automotive programming for "Gran Turismo TV", our in-game automotive media channel. Gearheads will enjoy a host of new free and pay-per-view programming, including "Top Gear", UK's premier car entertainment program, and Japan's "Best Motoring" video magazine, dedicated to the pursuit of the pleasure of driving.





Whether you're in the mood to tour Ferrari's factory in Italy with Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi, or to be insulted by Jeremy Clarkson talking trash about your favorite cars, or even sitting down to watch some mad Japanese race drivers play 'car soccer', there is a variety of choices for all types of car fans. Gran Turismo TV is housed within Gran Turismo 5 Prologue so access and videos is all in-game!
 
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