Gran Turismo 5 Impressions

Gran Turismo 5 is firmly back on the radar, thanks to a brand new trailer shown at Sony's E3 2009 press conference.

It's been a while since we heard anything about Gran Turismo 5, especially since we had the Prologue edition to tide us over last year. However, Sony marked E3 2009 with a spectacular new trailer for the game, and while it revealed little about the game or the release date, we gleaned plenty of hints about what to expect.

The trailer opened with an homage to cars, with Ferraris in the city and racing cars out on the track looking as good as ever. It was a flashily edited showing, particularly when the Balloon Angels planes screamed overhead. That said, it was difficult to ascertain whether the footage was in-game or prerendered, but that's a testament to the visual fidelity we've come to expect from the series.

The biggest news from the video is that both the WRC and NASCAR licenses will be included, which should please a lot of racing fans who are used to seeing them featured in their own separate games. The rally driving looked as impressive as ever, particularly the dirt-racing segment we saw, and we even saw a bit of damage to the front of one of the rally cars. Perhaps it was a sign that fans will finally get deformable vehicles in the series?

With Microsoft unveiling Forza Motorsport 3 yesterday and now Sony doing the same for Gran Turismo 5, it's clear that hardcore racing games are back on the agenda. No release date was announced today, but we'll be all over the Sony booth today to find out more.

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88 comments
alexowner
alexowner

cant wait, best racing game ever, i love Gran Turismo since my PS1 xD

camaro122
camaro122

1000 cars,my god!now that's a racing game.

koominseo
koominseo

@profileap600 do u read SCEA below the "Gran turismo 5"? that means sony actually owns this game just like kz, uncharted, GOW, and etc..u know what i mean rite? so it can't come out in xbox360, unless m$ buys whole sony company..

playstation_dad
playstation_dad

why has it been put back to december, i know it will be worth the wait but come on sony we have waited long enough.

ganges40
ganges40

But,GT5 NEEDS a better gameplay. I don't want to pilot stones,like in GT4.

ganges40
ganges40

That's the worst part of the great japanese games,wait for a ultra rare new about it,and wait a century to get your hands on it.Only to increase the hype. Nowadays,my eyes are on DiRT 2,a great promise.

wii_sean_wii
wii_sean_wii

bcoz they announced they wer making gran turismo 5 aaages ago the game has built up so much hype i just hope it lives up to it and is a truly great game

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

I just can't believe that prologue will be done graphically. I was like, are you effing kidding my man sack? GT5 Prologue is the most graphically intense driving game on the market. Not to mention that when it is paired with a wheel it becomes the most realistic driving simulation title to date. The knowledge of another Gran Turismo title being released was the nail that drove me to purchase a PS3. Let's hope it hit by spring of 2010.

kiramasaki
kiramasaki

So basically if i understand this, we still dont know when this is coming out. Gran Turismo is a lot like heaven/paradise, it sounds very appealing and its been promised for a while, but in the end if it exist/ever happens is a matter of faith.

Dogswithguns
Dogswithguns

Im interested in this....a true driving game.

callumchilled
callumchilled

I wonder if it will it be available as download from PlayStation Network?

profileap600
profileap600

I hope the cars in GT can flip over as they will be able to in Forza 3!

profileap600
profileap600

I am a Forza and Gran Turismo fan. I have owned every simulation game for both consoles since Gran Turismo came out for PS1. I wish Gran Turismo would come to Xbox 360 because i'm going to have to buy a PS3 when it comes out! I didn't buy a Ps3 when prologue came out because I was too busy with Forza 2 to give.

Kris024
Kris024

NASCAR and WRC in GT5 is great news. Hopefully it gets released before 2011.

cagivaelefant
cagivaelefant

I'm suprised the Forza fanboys haven't turned up.

lucasc130
lucasc130

I can't wait for this game, it's going to be huge. I mean, you can buy a PS3 and only GT5 and will have fun for something like a whole year if you are a racing fan

Egatti
Egatti

I just hope its released before the next millennium.

Asmodeious
Asmodeious

This looks like its going to be one of the most inclusive racing games ever made. I just hope its released before all the cars in it are out dated.

cagivaelefant
cagivaelefant

After looking at the pics on IGN, i am soooo buying this and Wipeout HD Fury will keep my attention once more.

sumsoomi
sumsoomi

Personally, one of the most anticipated games for me. The graphics look breath taking, can't wait to get my hands on it!

playstation_dad
playstation_dad

Prologue actually dissapointed me, it looked nice but nothing that i didnt expect the online was pants. But when i saw the video for this it blew me away. I hope this is the game engine and not just for show. I dont know where 2010 has come from unless its been held back back but i thought it was due for release in sept 09.

cupcake12
cupcake12

2010?! i thought that it was supposed to come out sometime in 09! it'll be well worth the wait though...

pacomontoya
pacomontoya

GAMESTOP has a release date for 05/03/2010. Don't know how much that will change of course.

Crocosaur
Crocosaur

Default_Usernam - I take it you missed last week's race at Infineon Raceway? Proof that NASCAR isn't just about turning left...and who says that we can't take the "stock" cars to the other tracks? Having said that...with Forza raising the bar, I feel that GT has reached it, if not gone over and raised it further. We'll see when the games come out...but all I know is that in the end, we all win...Forza fans, GT fans, and all racing sim fans in general.

Default_Usernam
Default_Usernam

I hate NASCAR. You only turn left. Wheres the fun in buying a Logitech steering wheel only to have it bust cause you turned left too much? I'd rather be driving on windy roads

booty56
booty56

I've been playing Gran Turismo 3 because of this

booty56
booty56

Give us a release date please!

Mr_Fujiv1
Mr_Fujiv1

Come on give us a release date! PLEASE. we have been waiting for so long! I wont buy it if you dont! actually i will :P

darkl0h
darkl0h

I cannot wait for this game!! I Keep seeing different things everytime I watch this video. I only just noticed the Mazda 787B in the 2nd last scene in the video! That car was amazing! I hope I can get it in the game...

romiholland
romiholland

One thing that forza 3 has over GT5 is a release date.

Slay3r7023
Slay3r7023

Ok, first of all i love driving games, i actually loved Forza 2, im in no way a fanboy but i do like my PS3 better than 360, but screw Forza 3 i want this game so friggin bad now, it just brings back all the memories of when i was a kid playing GT2, i spent hours upon hours on that game, AT Gordonke and UnknownPerson55 i member that turn all to well i blew an hour and a half endurance race because of that turn and figured last lap i could go without changing tires, but couldnt, that turn i spun out and got 4th when i was in 1st from lap 7 untill last lap :( lol, good(and not so good) times. I also member the escudo, i tired not too use it too much because it just made the game such a breaze, lol, nothing in the entire game could touch the thing, but it sure was fun eating all my competitors alive when i decided to take it for a spin, lol, sry all for long comment and hope if u read the whole thing it wasnt a waste of time.

BludshotPolaris
BludshotPolaris

Come on X-mas '09 release! (Well, I'd like that, give me an excuse to get myself a HUGE X-mas present). God of War 3, now this, I'm drooling at the graphics. I'm gonna need a better TV...

trigun0006
trigun0006

lol microsoft had the balz to say forza 3 will be the best racing game ever, they got outdone in numbers of cars by gran turismo portable. then they showed this. PWNAGE

UnknownPerson55
UnknownPerson55

@gordonke i remember that, all i did was use the suzuki escudo, u didnt even have to turn since it was so powerful u could still outrun everyone

BLKGZUS04
BLKGZUS04

No matter how long its been, any game that looks that good has to be great plus worth the wait.

felipenet7
felipenet7

all I care are the physics. no point in a great looking game with everything looking so real but physics letting it down. so please PD give me a great sim physics engine and I'll be very happy! this game makes Forza 3 cry!

sambear4
sambear4

how long have we been waiting for?

meatloaf1993
meatloaf1993

Audi R10 plus what looks like a ford doran can mean only one thing 24 hours of le mans!

gordonke
gordonke

Hope this nascar license adds a bit more other than a 50 lap endurance race on a speedway circuit. If you played GT3 and did that race you know how soul destroying it is. Eitherway cant wait to try n to that tricky turn at laguna seca with a slippy dodge viper under a time limit. :)

dalejrgamer
dalejrgamer

Story: EA chose not to renew their NASCAR license, so now anyone can make a NASCAR game. That includes Sony, apparently. Quite a shock for them to include NASCAR, tho.

Nikdesik
Nikdesik

Hell yeah man...so life-like...but i still wonder,will it show car damage,for a game that look so real,it's something that bothers me a bit,i'll probably get it anyway

allen_mnemonic
allen_mnemonic

Sound promising as usual. But I already sick for waiting.

SSBFan12
SSBFan12

The game has very awesome graphics I might get it.

guynamedyeah
guynamedyeah

@vegeta-sama do you know what nascar is? do you know what gran turismo is?

guynamedyeah
guynamedyeah

i thought forza looked too colorful and looked like any next gen low end racing game...gt seems like its trying for realism. gt5 is going to be unforgiving like all the gt games...cant wait! :)

alexisbellido
alexisbellido

I love my GT 5 Prologue and am sure this new version will be one of the best racing games ever. Great work, ultra funny game.