GT5 'about a year away'

Post on PlayStation blog gives the official word that the first full PS3 iteration of the franchise is still a long way off.

Gran Turismo 5: Prologue is nearing its release date in both North America (April 15) and Europe (March 28).

However, some gamers may be forgiven for wondering whether to splash their cash on the Prologue or simply wait until the full version of the game, Gran Turismo 5, is released.

Gran Turismo 5: Prologue follows a similar concept as the game Gran Turismo 4: Prologue, which was released in Japan and Europe about a year before Gran Turismo 4. It gave gamers a significant taste of what was to come but fell short of being a full game.

However, those holding their breath for Gran Turismo 5 proper had better have a decent lung capacity. According to Sony America associate producer Chris Hinojosa-Miranda, the game is unlikely to arrive much earlier than this time next year.

In answer to a fan's pondering on the Official US PlayStation blog as to whether or not to buy the game, Hinojosa-Miranda said, "To further clarify, GT5 is still about a year away. You should just decide now to buy it [Gran Turismo 5: Prologue], enjoy it, go online and race against anyone and everyone, rank number one worldwide, get the girl (or guy), and become the most popular kid in town. The end."

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Kris024
Kris024

When GT5 comes out I hope the Case doesn't advertise that the game has over 600 cars like GT4 did when most are pieces of crap with less than 200 HP. Honestly the reason people play racing games is because we get to drive cars that we normally wouldn't be able to drive like Ferraris and Audi R8s and Nissan GTRs and F1 cars. If I want to drive a FORD TAURUS or an EAGLE TALON then I would walk down the street to the local used car lot and test drive one. This is a good racing series but they should focus more on race cars. Imagine a GT5 where all 700 or more of the cars are LeMans Race Cars, F1 cars, Grand-Am race cars, DTM cars, Champ Cars and super cars that each put out over 500 HP. A game like that would be legendary and would blow the competition away.

_Peoples_Champ_
_Peoples_Champ_

Prologue is only a visually updated gt4 game, all other racers have some sort of damage to the cars, where as this 40$ demo still has bad A.I. for the other computer controlled cars.

DeanoFantasy
DeanoFantasy

If you haven't played GT5 Prologue I recommend it now! yes It has way over 65+ cars I never acquired them all, and its a good start leading to GT5 with very real driving simulation physics as expected from the series, It will be March 09 probably before we get a taste of the full game because they are probably designing all new model cars, 700+ and with interior! plus more tracks and probably damage! it all takes time.

yaygamesyay
yaygamesyay

i got prologue and its no disappointment: its still got more cars than most of its rivals and the tracks are beautifully made. sure it's not the full game but it will still keep you amused til the full version comes out

jackrocks123
jackrocks123

can't wait, will be good as all the gran turimos are.

ZooM-out
ZooM-out

well. since they've worked so long for this, i bet it's gonna kick ass! man i can't wait! this game is gonna be intense! i hope atleast..

ivo_gta69
ivo_gta69

just going to wait for the full gt5 to come out [= cant wait its gonna be a good one

exileddeuszero
exileddeuszero

wait a minute, hang on, how long has this game in development? i bet it gets scrapped and redone for the ps4.

trusake3
trusake3

another year? I don't even know if I'll be alive in another year, can't it just be released now? I'm alive now!

lordofgames_86
lordofgames_86

OMFG I HATE THIS GAME SO MUCH ANOTHER EFING YEAR!!!!

mcshorty73
mcshorty73

i cant wait for any of the games, especially this one.

Weebuns
Weebuns

A years not to long hve GTA4 and MGS to keep me going untill this comes out.

nf1994
nf1994

looks good but ill wait for the full game

callumchilled
callumchilled

An online experience with GT5:Prologue for about £20? Sounds good to me. Got mine, and you'll see me tearing round in a bright yellow Lotus. Can't wait for the Top Gear episodes on GT:TV.

littlealien
littlealien

At the end of the day 75 cars and 6 tracks would be a full game in most cases and thats it. The knowledge that this is just to wet your Appetite and get the practice in for the full game. Bought my copy yesterday £18 bargin. and the games great, 0_o

kavadias1981
kavadias1981

I'll buy the full version when I buy a PS3 at the end of the year.

bakasora
bakasora

when has video gaming become cheap?

mikekare79
mikekare79

So....you buy a demo version and then get the real version later? Seriously fanboys, this is sooooo lame. Just send money to Sony with a letter that says. "Dear Sony, I work hard for my money but who cares. Here is some cash, I don't really need it. Thanks for being Sony. By the way, thanks for a next gen system that has a third of the games as the American version. Who wants to buy American anyway, besides, I can't buy American, I keep giving you money for...nothing."

bashmentkid
bashmentkid

Sony employee suggests buying Sony product shocker! more news at 11.

cybergooch
cybergooch

Hinojosa-Miranda said, "To further clarify, GT5 is still about a year away. You should just decide now to buy it [Gran Turismo 5: Prologue], enjoy it, go online and race against anyone and everyone, rank number one worldwide, get the girl (or guy), and become the most popular kid in town. The end." This is a Japanese executive that said this? Lol, God bless Hinojosa-Miranda, Japan, and GT5 Prologue. I am now buying a PS3 ONLY because he made it seem less "stuffy".

truenextgen
truenextgen

Thats not a surprise. I mean when you think about what GT 5 is. And what is need to do compared to GT P. Anyone that has read loads on GT knows GT5 wont be just some racer.

Xomonuchi
Xomonuchi

I am not getting Prologue i am going to wait for the full version

AngelCage
AngelCage

@LordReithgar ...Heck I bought Dragon Quest VIII in part because it had the FF XII demo inside. .-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-.-..-.-.-.-. I also brought DQVIII just for FFXII demo... and as a matter of fact i played first the demo a couple of times before shove DQVIII disc in my ps2... in the end DQ result in a excellent game that catch my attention for MONTHS, but that was not my intention when i brought it... i was perfectly happy with my $60 FFXII demo... surprise surprise. Heck, warhawk cost $40 to download.... and the quality isn't comparable with prologue specs... prologue will offer much more then warhawk for the same price... i can't complain.

MC_Raptor
MC_Raptor

i got the girl, and am the most popular kid in town, i guess all thats left in life is to finish gt5:prologue. the end

ocdog45
ocdog45

like htey said prologue is just a taste. the real deal is gonna be somehting no other game will be able to top for some time.

Calmed_Fury
Calmed_Fury

this is very nintendoesque in that they release two versions of the same game (ie. pokemon, nintendogs, etc...)

dmish82
dmish82

There are so many bad facts on these posts that it's ridiculous. 1) The game is NOT full price. Full price is $60, the Prologue costs $40. That is 2/3 of full cost. 2) The game is $40, not $30. 3) 70 Cars, 6 Tracks, 16 Player Online Racing is NOT a demo. A demo would be one track, a car or two, and no online component. 4) You are not being forced to buy this game. If you can't wait for GT5 (much like myself), it's a very sizeable offering of the full version to hold you over. If you think $40 for what is more than most full release games is too much, there's a simple solution: Don't Buy It!!!

bourne2083
bourne2083

i'll be getting it 30 dollar mini gran turismo game gives me somthing to play while i wait for the full gt5

Yuck_Too
Yuck_Too

--skee_uk -- What would be a superb deal is if they knocked the $30 off the price to "upgrade" to the full version for those that buy this. Otherwise it's like paying $90 for the game.

skee_uk
skee_uk

what demo? 75 cars tuning 6 tracks split screen online multiplayer gt-tv all for £17, i think il certainly be getting this, no matter how many people try to put this down its a superb deal at the price. what a superb exclusive to be released in 2009 full game gt5 - cant wait

Martin_G_N
Martin_G_N

I just got my GT 5 prologue, and I'm a very happy man. There is no car game like it. If you play it with a pad, your better of with an arcade racer, but use a steering wheel...OMG....nothing like it. Why is it a shocker that it will take time to make a game like this with almost 1000 cars??? Polyphony use several days, maybe weeks making one car.

LordReithgar
LordReithgar

Peeps jsut have to remember here... that with every version of Gran TUrismo there has been a Prologue version. People pays for it because they are anxious to get the game. Heck I bought Dragon Quest VIII in part because it had the FF XII demo inside.

xanderenigma
xanderenigma

If we buy prologue and unlock loadsa stuff will that be usable in the full game when its released? Or will you have to go through all the beginning empty pockets races again?

naz18h
naz18h

$40 is not full price, $60 is the full price of PS3 games....but wait we don't actually use real facts on the internet...

Shmoe82
Shmoe82

When GT5 does come out, it better have all the stuff they said it was suppose to and the things they left out of GT4 because of the lack of technology the PS2 had. There better be thousands of cars, more downloadable, better course, the expensive cars better drive well unlike in GT4 (what was up with the 250,000+ dollar cars driving worse than the Honda del sol), etc.

bennae66
bennae66

i just bought my bluray3 only 2 days ago and i will certainly not be buying a prologue game. a version .5?? you have got to be joking. very poor marketing sony, that wont stop me using your machine for flow and hi def movies. i really believe that many ppl dont understand that its not the full game. its merely a cash cow, i think forza2 and pgr4 can keep me going if i must have a car fix till then on my beast60. sorry fanboys!

The_Tron
The_Tron

I think this is a really lame way to keep the consumers at bay. Sure lets give them half of the game that we've got working so far and just release the full game later, oh by the way we're charging full price for that first half.

Zoomer30
Zoomer30

I hope this does not set a bad precedent. Instead of releaseing a game you release kinda sorta demos of a game and make people pay almost full price for it. Come on, get the thing done alrerady!!! Its a no win situation. You buy now and there is no real reason to get GT5 since you will know pretty much what to exepct. You dont buy and well....GT4 anyone?!

FreddieGermany
FreddieGermany

they need to take there time and make the Ai better and add vehicle damage

ctg867
ctg867

I think this is just more good press for Prologue. GT5 is a year away, and if you want GT, you should buy it now while it's hot, because the next one's a whiles away. So now at least we know that there are still gonna be some hot PS3 games in 2009... And really, anyone calling this a glorified demo is just being ignorant. The amount of cars, tracks, extra features, and songs for the soundtrack added to the game was done specifically for skeptical Americans like you guys, and you still give them ****. Give it a break. It's worth $40, if you don't want to play it, you can continue to auction the same pictures of naked anime girls on cars in Forza 2. THIS IS NOT A GLORIFIED DEMO, IT'S A PROLOGUE. GET IS STRAIGHT.

blancobo
blancobo

It is funny when we review how people look at Gran Turismo. This franchise is probable the MOTHER/FATHER of all driving simulators. It has also become a renowned racing game... probably the game who brought the Impreza and the EVO to the states popularity... the first original idea before PGR and Forza... heck! A GT Prologue game is good enough for me! There is tons of material to milk away, online racing, and BEAUTIFUL graphics. Let's not loose that perspective. If some still want to compare others to the original, innovative, spearheading, true -REAL Driving Simulator... then let them talk... it is their GOD given right! We just don't have to listen.

TheRaiderNation
TheRaiderNation

I think that is shady charging for a glorified demo; regardless of how you look at it, its a glorified demo

AngelCage
AngelCage

I can't call GT5 Prologue a demo, cause the quality and quantity of content simply put in shame almost every modern racing game out there. Yes is a demo of GT5... but that's cause GT5 isn't in the same leage as every racing game in existence... GT5 will be HUGE without any competitor... I simply can't catch a fault or a misperfection in the car models in any screenshot or video that poliphony show to us to this day. 70 cars and 5 tracks with a MASSIVE online support don't sound like a demo in any way or shape... But i think that prologue is a little overpriced... It should not be a free product in any way, but $40???? Something like $20 or $25 could be a lot better... with a $20 price tag no x360 fanboy in the world could throw crap to prologue... By the way, How much cost Warhawk????? cause both games should have more or less the same price... warhawk is a success in any way you want to see it (maybe not in sales, but i don't know) everyone who played it can say is simpley awesome and worth every penny it costs (if is priced under $40 of course...) So, if warkhawk is so good, being not a 'complete game' and if is priced in $40 or less... then maybe Prologue is just a little overpriced or simple have the correct price tag...

gimlifn
gimlifn

Its more than a demo because it comes with online functionality. If you don't want it then wait for the full version but if you want it then it will be a very enjoyable taste and a good chance to give the developers some feedback.

raverrozza
raverrozza

since its only like 20 quid im def gettin prologue. if just to satisfy my thirst

Flame_Blade88
Flame_Blade88

I can wait. I figured something like this would happen. Just in it for the more $$$

RandomBeast
RandomBeast

Wow. I'm expecting a lot from GT5 now..

artson1966
artson1966

lol 1 million people in eo have pre ordered it so looks as they will make some great cash on this one.