140w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Sid Shuman has shared some video footage today highlighting community features, legacy tracks, weather effects, the X1 prototype and more in Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 at Tokyo Game Show 2010.
To quote: At last night's Gran Turismo 5 panel at the Tokyo Game Show in Makuhari Messe, Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi gave an extensive update on new features coming to GT5.
Highlights included new community features related to My Home, weather effects such as rainfall, returning legacy tracks, and new cars. For more details, see the full announcement on Gran-Turismo.com.
But first things first! Watch the new Tokyo Game Show trailer for Gran Turismo 5 below.
My Home Detailed
Gran Turismo 5 will include a big focus on social media functions and community interaction. The record of your playing experience, as well as your future objectives, are all organized on the "My Home" screen -- a sort of "home base" for GT5 players.
In addition to your PS3, My Home will also be viewable from your PC's web browser starting on November 2nd, GT5's release date. Kazunori explained...
144w ago - Producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda has shared details on the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 announcements from GamesCom 2010 today.
To quote: Guten Tag Gran Turismo fans! We're coming to you semi-live and sort-of on-location from ze lovely German city of Cologne, site of this year's gamescom, with a quick update on the latest news on Gran Turismo 5 and some of the features we'll have ready for you come November 2nd.
Below are some brief notes on these features, but for a more detailed break down, brand new screenshots and some cool historical bits, visit the official Gran Turismo website.
Single Player Career Modes: A-Spec and B-Spec
In A-Spec, you are the driver and it will be your driving skills that decide where you stand on the grid.
B-Spec, you are the Team Director, and your job is to study the competition and properly play to your driver's strengths to come out on top. Winning will be a team effort, with every race a chance to improve your driver's technique and help him develop into a top-tier driver. This is a brand new style of racing.
Garage: A Virtual Rolodex for Your Rides
Gran Turismo 5 gives you the chance to own over 1000 hyper-detailed cars, and the Garage section will be their home, complete...
145w ago - Today Theresa Custodio at SCEA Brand Alliances has introduced a giveaway contest where participants have a chance to win PlayStation Move, LittleBigPlanet 2, or Gran Turismo 5 before you can buy them at Subway!
To quote: We've been hard at work these past few months working with our partners at SUBWAY to bring you a promotion so hot, it could make Kratos sweat. It's the Fiery Footlong Frenzy fueled by PlayStation and it starts today at SUBWAY restaurants around the U.S.
If you visit a participating SUBWAY restaurant between now and October 17th and purchase one of SUBWAY's 32 oz. drinks, a specially marked SUBWAY breakfast sandwich or select bags of SunChips Monterey Jack and SunChips Sundried Tomato, you can collect codes that make you eligible to participate in the frenzy.
We'll be giving away an average of one prize per minute, many before they can be purchased in stores. We have over $1 million in prizes to give away, including PlayStation Move hardware and software bundles, Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 5 Collector's Editions, LittleBigPlanet 2 and LittleBigPlanet 2 Collector's Editions, and Invizimals PSP Entertainment Packs.
146w ago - Sony's European Brand Manager Penrose Tackie has announced Gran Turismo 5 Special Edition PS3 details today, as follows:
I am absolutely delighted to be able bring what will hopefully be very exciting news to those patiently (or impatiently) waiting for more information on Gran Turismo 5.
During E3, our American colleagues unveiled their rather tasty looking Collector's Edition. Today I can now confirm the special editions of Gran Turismo that will be heading Europe's way later this year.
First up, we have a very special version of the game; one that, with its artfully sculpted exterior, glossy black finish and meticulously designed premium content, exemplifies everything the Gran Turismo brand has always stood for - beauty and precision.
This version of the game is known as the Signature Edition and the recommended retail price will be €179.99. It contains a whole host of exclusive additional content, which is listed below.
• Metal sculpted box finished in SLS AMG Obsidian Black
• Exclusive GT branded SLS AMG 1:43 model car
• GT leather wallet containing Signature Edition competition entry card
• Branded USB key with Polyphony/Mercedes-Benz trailer
• GT branded metal key fob
• Signature Edition coffee table...
153w ago - Sony's Social Media Manager Jeff Rubenstein has shared a recent interview that James Gallagher conducted with Gran Turismo Creator Kazunori Yamauchi of Polyphony Digital.
To quote: With a November 2nd release date now on the horizon for Gran Turismo 5, our dashing European counterpart James Gallagher sat down with Polyphony Digital's Kazunori Yamauchi yesterday.
While the new Gran Turismo 5 trailer at the SCEA E3 press conference was still fresh in the mind, a select few journalists were invited to a behind closed doors presentation from the father of GT, Kazunori Yamauchi, at the Los Angeles Conference Centre.
We were shown the Lounge feature, which gives every player a dedicated area to host their car collection and results, and the online lobbies where you and a group of friends can race, perform test laps, chat and watch other people driving. The floor then opened for questions with my favourite being when someone asked if Kazunori had visited every location used in the game.
"I have to be moved by something in one of my games so...