Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Update

Sony offers up some more details on its highly anticipated entry in the Gran Turismo series.

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Sony showed off a work-in-progress version of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue for the PlayStation 3. The near-final version of the game didn't differ much from the preview version we recently saw, but the press event gave Sony reps a chance to reveal some updates to the game. In particular, they explained the differences between the game that will ship to stores on a Blu-ray disc and the version that will show up on the PlayStation Network store.

For those who haven't followed it, GT5 Prologue is a meaty tidbit that Polyphony Digital is dropping for fans of the Gran Turismo series to tide them over until Gran Turismo 5 hits. The game has a respectable selection of gameplay modes, including online multiplayer, and a selection of cars for fans to hone their skills on in anticipation of GT5.

As in Japan, the game will come in two flavors: one you can download from the PlayStation Network and one you can pick up in a store on Blu-ray. The key difference is a documentary-style movie that offers a history of the series and follows the team as they go about their business working on the game. The behind-the-scenes flick will be exclusive to the Blu-ray version of the game, which will feature the same content as the PSN game without taking up the hard-drive space. In addition, GT5 Prologue will contain content not seen in the Japanese release, which hit late last year. Fans can look forward to 70 cars, exclusive music tracks, six racing tracks, 16-player online support, GT-TV mode content updates, and two-player split-screen play.

With the game so close to release, all we've got to say is check out the media we've taken for the game and drool. The wait won't be too much longer. Keep an eye out for our full review of GT5 Prologue soon.

Discussion

130 comments
jeo272712
jeo272712

I got GT5P yesterday, am done with the C class events, am just need one more race to finish the B class events and the game runs smoothly. Graphics are great, and the selection of cars is pretty decent for something that people call an extended demo, I think is really good it doesn't matter what those xbots say. Cant' wait to get the full version when it comes out.

skater924
skater924

I just bought this game a few hours ago and it froze 5 times already. I didn't even get to race yet!!! I hope this gets fixed.

edmakel
edmakel

I've been reading about GT5 for 5 YEARS!!!! Kinda Bored now!!! Release it or Don't release it.....at this point My patience is kinda out. I'm not buying a 'HOLD ME OVER TITLE" unitl the real thing drops!!??? What the Frack!!! I'm having fun anyway.....

foxy42
foxy42

Jesus christ you love the sound of your own voice. Give it a rest. I like Forza and GT. There's room for both.

n3ck
n3ck

infrared13, its up to you, i just think its a waste of money, this should have been free. What do IGN know about cars, i don't trust reviews as they are paid to give good reviews. If IGN said GT5 was crap then Sony would remove support from the site, no more exclusives , wont get review copys etc. I've got the game and am pointing out its flaws, you can sit there and say its perfect all you like , I've played far better racers than this. The only thing amazing about GT5 is the grafix on the cars.

infrared13
infrared13

n3ck Everything your saying sounds wrong from all the hands on reviews Ive read. Not sure Ill be getting it but it does not sound like you played it. Also its 39 dollars and IGN hands on said there is more content here then in full race games like NFS. Also it is for FANS of GT so they have something to play till the full one. Also you will be able to build up your cars and take them over to the full version. Read IGN's review because you are way off

GodOfSyn
GodOfSyn

No way n3ck, GT5's physics are far more realistic than Forza, just becuase it doesn't use damage to the vehicle, which I find as a loss but sometimes I do remember how awesome it is to have a car in pristine condition. My point is, that just because it doesn't have damage doesn't mean the processors are cranking away at the physics, don't forget this is a 1080p game at 60fps with multiple cars on the track as well as physics for each.

n3ck
n3ck

Yes the Corrado VR6 was too expensive, but its so well made and its engine sounds like a Porches, its got a 15 Degree V6 which sounds amazing, it sold poorly because it was expensive and came out during a Recession, also it was expensive to insure. It is compared to the Integra because both are Coups, Both have Near 200BHP, Both were 90's fastest front wheel drive cars, and their 0-60 times are close, the Integra out handles the VR6 because its 200lb lighter and has a more hardcore set up, the VR6 has 50 TORQUEs extra and is better on the road as its engine sings at any rev range, on the track though the Integra has the edge and the VR6 needs all the power it can muster, in the end its very close, as i keep saying i go to Nurburgring all the time and my mate has a Japanese Integra and its close, he comes into corners faster but the VR6 has the top end grunt which gives it the edge on the ring. Yes it is compared to a Porsche, but i think thats a complement.

n3ck
n3ck

Forza 2 isn't perfect, no game ever will be, but its a damn sight more real than any other game out at the moment including GT5. GT5 prologue is a waste of time and money, all i'm saying is its better to rent it rather than have to buy the game TWICE over. Its not finished and the flaws ruin the experience, it would be better to wait for the full version. People say Forza has unrealistic crash effects and yes this is true, you dont see a car crumple and explode into a thousand parts, BUT the point of damage was not a visual one, its to simulate WEAR on the car parts which effect the cars performance in a realistic manner, you cant crash your way to a win! Every hit causes damage which realistically effects the car, Expect Forza 3 to improve on this further. PS3 has the most advanced CPU and this game does not use it at all, the CELL was designed to handle physics such as crashing, for GT5 to not have crash physics would be a waste of potential in the PS3, and if SONY wont push the PS3 cell CPU, then WHO WILL ?

jeo272712
jeo272712

@n3ck First of all thank you for reciting something that sounded right out a website on the comparison between the Corrado and Integra Type R. Second the Corrado was on the same class and price range of the Porsche 911 series, so you are trying to compare two way distinct cars, but oh well... It seems you and I we played a different version of FORZA 2. To me the IA seems like the only mission of the others cars is to crash into you, and yes FORZA 2, also has a lot of glitches.

Tahsin
Tahsin

i m a huge fan in the GT series and i couldn't wait for the GT5 to come out. however n3ck, u played GT5 and say that you thought the game was rubbish. at first i was mad, but your proofs in your argument was really strong and it does seem like your not trying to be biased. thanks for the honesty, and i will take your word for it by waiting for the full version of GT5 in the upcoming year instead of wasting $40 on the prologue version.

n3ck
n3ck

Call me fanboy all you like, i own all systems so i hold no loyalty to anyone. I don't hate PS3, but i do hate its exclusive games which have all been rubbish so far (Apart from Ninja Gaiden Sigma),

n3ck
n3ck

reasons i think GT5 is Rubbish - Install game, if i wanted to install i'd get a PC - NO Anti Alising 1080p looks horrible with jaggies, 720p is better. -AI drivers have no awareness, they drive like your not there - No damage Physics on cars or parts - Slowdown (unforgivable in a racing game that relies on realism) -Updates crash HALF WAY THROUGH???? - NOOBS CRASH INTO YOU TO OVERTAKE ON CORNERS WITHOUT BRAKING , RUINS THE RACES - No friends options, playing with strangers only. -Drifting isn't realistic. - Prologue means DEMO, why charge for a demo when every other game demo is free. When you buy the full game will there be any discount? i dont think so. - various Bugs -Game difficulty is stupid, some races can't be won with TC on. - Doesn't have a race feeling where you have to be cautious, find space, all the things that make racing INTENSE are missing from GT5 - Its Boring, nothing happens, you just drive round a track, wheres the AI drivers making mistakes, or cars crashing and seeing wings and bumpers flying off at high speed, or being ahead with a smoking car and watching the others catch up, GT5 has no racing tension! - Physics and car dynamics are wrong, good for arcade racer, but nothing on a real driving sim like Forza2. + GT5 has very good car Models, +Refections look fantastic, +Replays can look much better than Forza +In car camera, nice :D + Ferrari are in it FINALLY! + Game is not finished so it can be improved. Conclusion- Nice grafix, shame about the actual game, Online is pointless (Can't play friends), rent it from blockbusters and Wait till next year for the complete version as this is just a rubbish tech demo with a lack in gameplay and realism and CPU AI is terrible

n3ck
n3ck

At the end of the day play what you want, but i think GT5 is Garbage, even if their was no Forza 2 i'd still say GT is rubbish, CodeMasters make better racing sims, the point of Damage in Forza isn't to show cars exploding, its to show the real world effect damaged parts have on the car, when you lose a spoiler you lose down force, or if a shock gets hit the car bounces on hard cornering, these things set forza2 a cut higher than the rest. Im no fan boy, i say it say it as it is. GT5 is pure hype, Get Grid instead

n3ck
n3ck

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n3ck
n3ck

jeo272712 a Corrado VR6 196 BHP is considered to be one of the finest handling frontwheel drive cars ever made, the only rival is the Integra Type R, VR6 never came out in USA shows how much you know about cars. In the USA its a Corrado SLC 170BHP (USA), and uses the 2.7 SLC lump, a VR6 uses a 2.9 lump Corrado's are not that old, mines 1996 and drives like new. 0-60 in 6secs 0-100 in 13secs, top speed 155mph. Fanboy all you like, you can't convince me that a rubbish game is good, anyone who plays both will tell you, GT5 is lame, its no comparison to Forza2.

n3ck
n3ck

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jeo272712
jeo272712

I can't wait for this game, I have had it in reserve for the last 3 months. @skee_uk , the GT force is strong in you...sorry I came way too late in the argument by thanks for supporting GT. @n3ck in America we don't know what a Corrado VR6 Turbo is, oh yeah now I remember it got discontinued by the Volkswagen corporation about 30 years ago. And what the heck is a proper driver... GT rules......, FORZA 2 lame........

guerillaKZ2
guerillaKZ2

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is going to beat forza motorsport 2 sooo badly. the graphics look awesome. hte physics look really impresive and the sound is coming along pretty well. another game that **** fanboys won't get their pathetic hands on

guerillaKZ2
guerillaKZ2

awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is going to beat forza motorsport 2 sooo badly. the graphics look awesome. the physics look really impresive and the sound is coming along pretty well. another game that **** fanboys won't get their pathetic hands on

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

I'm really looking forward to playing this game.

Gameboy2k
Gameboy2k

Waiting for 5. Half games dont cut it for me.

Praggia
Praggia

All i can say after playing it is that this game has a few bugs Anyone else picked these up???

PostedOval
PostedOval

Why the HELL do they release these cheesy half-games?! It's just annoying...and probably confusing to the average buyer.

jeremiah06
jeremiah06

ok i like GT but buying this seems like a waist of money i can just wait for the whole game

Jazzer2k8
Jazzer2k8

Dnt bye this? what do you mean dnt bye this? oh you mean Buy, troll gtfo

klazz3
klazz3

WARNING! WARNING! WARNING! Can I download the prologue update somewhere else? Can't upgrade this **** in the game. Don't Bye this ****

PumpkinBoogie
PumpkinBoogie

OMG.....I'm in mad spaz-out mode waiting for this!!! Well all competitors in the simulating-race genre (note I didn't say street-racing, as I'm sure MC:LA will dust off the competition in that genre....granted RockStar doesn't throw in any more delays....:roll: ) better be ready w/ a box of Kleenex on hand, as they will certainly have to wipe the tears...or smoke...from their eyes as GT5: P blows smoke trails past their asses, LOL. ;)

Jazzer2k8
Jazzer2k8

Forza 2 sucks imo anyways i couldn't stand the game i have both consoles both games and i hardly play 360 anymore why would i want to play fps on a console when i can play FPS on a comp tbh consoles aren't for FPS there for racing 3rd person shooters beat'em ups and stuff and tbh i dnt like aim assist on my fps

antrosg24
antrosg24

GT5 Will be great!!!! But so is Forza 2, it got a 9.2 on gamespot and that alone makes it a great game. Both are great games for two great concoles. I have both concoles and at the moment i play more Xbox360... This year it may change :)

skee_uk
skee_uk

@Jazzer2k8 ok will do, some more news 2day also where makers of gt5p state visuals will be improved including weather effects. it puzzles me somewhat that people think gt5p is what gt5 will be when its released next year. prologue will be updated for free they are deffo adding new online cummunity features and damage, i really do hope they add that new bugatti

Jazzer2k8
Jazzer2k8

F1 + the makers on gran turismo = win all over imo thank god i got the ps3 it's going to be a good year and years to come with the likes of socom MGS4 coming and killzone2 this year cant ask for more :D and the damage i'm not fussed about i know that it'll be realistic and it'll probley be annoying vs people who are **** holes :P lol skee_uk add me on psn btw matey Jazzer2k8 :P

skee_uk
skee_uk

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue gets Smashed Vehicle deformation could arrive as soon as Autumn says Yamauchi. by Martin Robinson, IGN UK UK, April 3, 2008 - It may have taken more than a little time for Polyphony to warm to the idea, but Gran Turismo head Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed that the series is finally going to be implementing damage, saying it could be included as a downloadable feature for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue as early as this Autumn. In an interview with IGN earlier today, Yamauchi said that, "maybe by Fall we'll be able to implement it," before confirming that it would feature as a download for Prologue, which launched in the UK and across Europe last week. Gran Turismo has long been famed for its refusal to include any vehicle deformation, despite heightening demands from its fan-base, and any inclusion of the feature would be a massive boon for the series. We'll have the full interview tomorrow, including Yamauchi's verdict on working on a Formula 1 title in the future, so check back for further details. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ this update will obviously be free, chuck a few cars in there also please, especially that new bugatti. and the damage is gotta be realistic as polphony stated earlier. i dont want a few scraps of paint faling off. gt5p is getting better by the day, im sorry but this is nail in the coffin for those who puke on about gt5 having no damage. also he said a possible F1 title, a gran turismo F1 title???? count me on board

Jazzer2k8
Jazzer2k8

@skee_uk You just pwned him /clap :P lol

skee_uk
skee_uk

@n3ck lol what a load of cobble. im happy to award you the gamespot fanboy rant of the year. congrats:) i have to reply to some of the points you made. i usually wouldnt have but its insane what you have said. you said game is a massive dissapointment, as far as the overwhelming majority of buyers they like this game aswell as reviewrs, my user list is full of prologue players, its well worth the asking price. next you said it has slow down, well no game is perfect, and gt5p runs smoothly at 60fps i notice slight dipps if theres a scamble in a corner but that really is only a click or 2 in dips, its runs very very good for a game that has 16 cars on track at once, and this isnt even a final game. you will also notice slight dips in forza 2 also especially on them crappy snakehead tracks when theres a pileup going into a corner, but its nothing really at the end of the day you cant slate a game if it has a hicup here and there just as you cant slate forza for doing the same.. forza2 also holds up very well, no point in telling porkies is there? next you said rubbish AI, well the AI is better than previous gt games, cars behave more like real cars do compared to gt4 next you said rubbish car dynamics, well car dynamics are superb, just as they are also superb on forza give credit where its due, in fact the car dynamics are so good that the new evo handling was shown off by using gt5p. next you said no crash physics, lol i challenge you to drive 100 miles an hour in forza into a wall, and tell me what crash physics there are, mabey a paint scrape or a minged out bumper fallen off. damage hopefully will be coming to gt5p, polyphony digital havent ruled it out as an addon later on for gt5p, but they said it would have to be realistic. next you said constant bugs crashes, im afraid you are teling porkies on that one, i havent had any bugs crashes, sure all games can sometimes freeze up on you, but youre trying to make out as if gt5p is somewhat unplayable, my idea of bugs crashes is test drive unlimited. next you said long updates, and needs installing. the update took me 25mins and was worth it becase you get a plethora of free extra content compared to the japaneese release 30+ more cars extra track etc etc have a look on the web to see the free updates that you get. i like the way you said gt5p has long update(s) when it only has one, and the 25min install is well worth it, races load up str8 away its just totally seemless and well worth the install. you said the install is 4gig when actually its just over 5 gig mabey even 6gig with the update, so obviously you cant even count. next you said tracks get boring fast, well lol they dont lol, sure it only has 6 tracks with alternate routes, but for a budget price game its more than worth it. next you said massive slowdown as the cars get faster, take a look at this youtube video of an real life f1 car and gt5p f1 car on same track, simply stunning, and shows how real the actual speed indication on screen is compared to a real life car http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L023Gxp4pWM next you said nothing new from gt4, well actually this is bigger and better than gt4 just as forza2 is bigger and better than forza1, i have to admit thats a lame comment you made. next you said this is a broken demo and showing its age, firstly its not a demo, demo is a free 1 track 1 car jobby, this has 6 tracks with alternate routes 70+ cars, online, split screen, event mode, gt-tv mode, drift and time trail modes all for £19.99 and at some places £17.99 for a brand new release this is not a demo. next you said this game is only worth a 5.5 lol. well i agree with reviewrs because its not a full game id hover about the 8.0 or 8.5 mark and next the worst statement to come from you, is that you said that this should be free and that ppl need to make a reality check, im afraid its you that need a reality check, a game that has more features than many full price games, who the hell would release this for free. ah......... another race driver, its apparant that somehow out of the blue, on many online threads since the launch of the stunning gt5p, fanboys have all of a sudden become race drivers to make thier comments about gt5p you also siad theres no point in gt5p, well actually there is, its a racing franchise that people want to play surely its a million seller, with 650k already for a budget price game thats brilliant, there is a point in gt5p after all. lols you said it feels like ridge racer, iver never heard anyone who says it feels like ridge racer, i think youre trying your best to stop people from buying this game but your plans wont work. and finally you made a jibe about forza2 being better, which totally exposes your fanboyism in this post you, made, i always state if someone belives forza2 to be better then thats thier opinion there entitled to it, but dont spew out riddiculous claims about a game which obviously isnt, bad as you are trying to make it out to be. gt5p is superb, and its just a teaser for the full game, out next year. im enjoying my purchase aswell as many others so just get over it, you obviously have an IQ of a potatoe thats just farted then followed through!

subarulez
subarulez

AMAZING that is all there is to say and that there is NOTHING better

JPaulC
JPaulC

that`s rght PS3 is more good dan xbox GT is the best game of cars

Jazzer2k8
Jazzer2k8

At n3ck Mate the fact is your lieing because most game sites have said forza feels bland compered to GT5Prologue yet forza is a actual full on game and GT5prologue is a demo right PS3 has more physics power then the xbox with ever come close to :D And agermemnon i'll give you a link to how good your forza game really is they cant even do shading propley for god sakes http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p_NaGxgjd3M oh yeah the damage in forza IS fake as **** whats the point in damage if it's not real?

Agermemnon
Agermemnon

@skee_uk not a rant or opinion just fact dear boy lol

skee_uk
skee_uk

@Agermemnon lol i kinda knew you would put in a reply. well i dont like starting rants with anyone, but at the end of the day if thats your opinion regarding gt5p, thats your opinion youre entitled to it. mine is that gt5 is better than forza. its best to keep it at that

Agermemnon
Agermemnon

@skee_uk man try taking the blinkers off please as for damage lol this i very much doubt as it would have already been in our ver .

n3ck
n3ck

Games a massive disappointment, Slow down, rubbish AI, rubbish car dynamics, no crash physics, constant bug/crashes, LONG UPDATES, needs installing even though we have blu ray, and needs 4gig space, takes 2 hours to install, driver AI is as bad as always, tracks get boring FAST, Massive slowdown as the cars get faster, nothing new from GT4 this is a broken demo and its really showing its age, people need a reality check this game is poor, not worth more than 5.5, its should be free, but sony is charging you to play a broken demo. After playing Forza 2 and being a proper driver in real life (I race a Corrado VR6 Turbo) I see no point in GT5, it feels more like ridge racer. If you've played Forza 2 then u'll Laugh at how unrealistic this game is.

mafdys
mafdys

i love this game!

daveg1
daveg1

this come out for the uk last thursday plus i can get it on bd from asda for 19 whole english pounds lol

dirty55409
dirty55409

I've never understood why Prologue even exists... Can't finish a game in under half a decade? Just pop out half a game with a behind-the-scenes movie. Brilliant, just brilliant lol

NND1
NND1

Sony should give this demo away as appreciation to people who have bought their system and as a system seller... Yes Pack it iN Baby .. And U will sell a ton of units ....and Sell the full game when it comes out why dont U????

hitomo
hitomo

I love GT... but these days you can see it as kind'a nerd version of games like GRID or DiRT, if you get what I mean ... where GT is something like Flaspoint.2 and GRID is like Crysis...

skee_uk
skee_uk

@Agermemnon il state again, try forza2 with a viper on susuka track then do the same on gt5p same track and same car with same viewpoint. gt5p feels better, drives better and looks better. full stop. the game is not sluggish at all its very quick and regarding the menus, yes forza 2 menus do look very very dated in comparison to gt5p menus, compare yourself as far as im concerned gt is the best driving game, the full release next year along with touted damage will be a totally aaa exclusive