Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Track Editor Confirmed by Polyphony Digital

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233w ago - Update: IGN has now done a Q&A with Kazunori Yamauchi where he also hints at the forthcoming GT5 track editor.

According to several sites this weekend, including E4G.info (linked above), Polyphony Digital has confirmed that a Track Editor will be included in the upcoming release of Gran Turismo 5 for Sony's PS3 console.

To quote: With the recent rumors and videos that have been going around about Gran Turismo 5 having a track editor, we decided to contact the developers to find out if it was true or not. Now, we have a official answer.

They were kind enough to give us a quick response and this is what a representative said:

"Yes it will have a track editor. You will be able to rebuild a track from scratch or edit the tracks that are already put in Gran Turismo 5."
 

Video: Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Packaging Reveals Three Discs

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235w ago - GTPlanet (linked above) reports today that Gran Turismo 5's PS3 packaging has been revealed by Kazunori Yamauchi himself in the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG video below... which shows how the car made it into the game.

The GT5 packaging includes room for three mysterious Blu-ray discs.

To quote: The most curious thing, of course, is the fact that the packaging clearly contains three separate Blu-Ray cases - one black, one red, and one blue.

What could they be? While the conspiracy theorists get to work, here's a list of other interesting tidbits from the clip:

• Gran Turismo uses one single physics calculation model, so they simply enter the parameters for each car, and the handling characteristics play themselves out within the game. As Yamauchi says, "If the original car is made well, it'll drive well."

• We get a closer look at the 3D model of the SLS AMG in Gran Turismo 5, along with a corner from the Nurburgring Nordschleife.

• Mercedes' narrarator suggests that Yamauchi is "considering" putting the new SLS AMG on the cover, but Yamauchi's following comments (along with the box art seen earlier) all but confirm it will be the star of the show.

As he explains, it "will probably be the most exciting car in...
 

Video: Gran Turismo 5 - Toyota FT-86 Concept Debuts on PS3

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236w ago - Toyota has released a video of their upcoming FT-86 (in conjunction with Subaru) all in a true Gran Turismo style.

The car looks stunning in it, and a similar version is expected to be released to the market next year for PS3.

To quote from the video's caption, courtesy of GTPlanet:

"A quick look at a new car and new tracks for Gran Turismo 5, featuring the Toyota FT-86 Concept car."

Those interested can check out the video below, via YouTube!




 

Gran Turismo 5 Dated at TGS 2009, Hits PS3 in March 2010

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238w 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."
 

Gran Turismo 5 PS3 Pre-order Lists Date as May 5, 2010

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243w ago - Apparently Gran Turismo 5 is coming out on May 5, 2010... at least that is what can be concluded from a Newegg (linked above) pre-order listing for the game which is selling for $56.99.

Here's to hoping that its not accurate and GT5 comes sooner to silence the Forza 3 fans.

Did you know that a feature listed for GT5 is "total Forza 3 Pwnage"?

To quote: The next installment of the award-winning racing franchise, Gran Turismo 5, is coming exclusively to the PLAYSTATION 3 system.

Known for its signature beauty and precision, the highly anticipated racer will showcase new jaw-dropping cars, real-life tracks, and diverse racing styles.

Gran Turismo promises to deliver exciting advancements to the series in the most comprehensive racing experience ever.
 







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