Gran Turismo Prologue Free Download

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It has been confirmed this morning that the Gran Turismo Prologue demo is going to be released as a free download on the 24th of October.

It is also being reported that the full Gran Turismo Prologue will be available to buy on the 13th of December. Now if someone could explain to me how the Prologue got promoted to a full game I would really appreciate it ๐Ÿ˜‰

GT Channel – Gran Turismo Prologue Breaking Information

Last Updated: October 14, 2007

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • PillsburyDeeBoy

    Sure, I’ll explain: Historically, Gran Tourismo: Prologue has served as a pre-cursor to Gran Tourismo, the final game and Prologue has ALWAYS been a retail game. Prologue would contain a handful of the final selection of cars and tracks such that avid GT players could sharpen their skills beforehand. Also, Prologue , importantly, allowed players to do their licensing tests early and record all of their data to their memory cards such that as soon as GT came out, they wouldn’t have to waste time practicing and doing the whole licensing procedure.

    So, what I imagine, you could conceivably get is:
    1) A demo of Prologue – which has a smaller set of cars and options extracted out of prologue WITHOUT the ability to reuse data in Prologue.
    2) Prologue itself – which is a precursor to Gran Tourismo the final build and includes, importantly, the licensing test.
    3) A demo of Gran Tourismo 5 – which would have a similar but smaller selection of vehicles and tracks then Prologue but, importantly, EXCLUDING THE LICENSE TEST and SAVE DATA (like Time Trials)
    4) Gran Tourismo 5, the game, itself, which removes the complexities.

    So, basically, with Prologue, you pay for the right to record performances and licensing tests. Money leeching? Of course ๐Ÿ˜€ . Is it not obvious?

  • LazySAGamer

    Well that really sums it all up, I think????

    So is Sony ripping us off by offering what they are offering or not? What are they actually offering?.. When did being a computer geek get so complicated? ๐Ÿ˜€

  • abev

    I definately dont think Sony is ripping us off, in fact I think quite the opposite. Prologue as always been a retail version in the past, the fact that it is now free is AWESOME!!!! Prologue includes 50 cars and five tracks as well as full online play! Pretty much a full game, but ultimately serves as a teaser to what could and should be the best racer ever to grace a console!

  • Insanie

    abev – according to the article, the Prologue isn’t free. The demo for the prologue is free, and the retail version will be available to purchase on 13th of December.

  • abev

    Nah the way I understand it is that, the online version of prologue is free but you can buy a BD version in stores, Lazy just referred to Prologue as being a demo.
    Am I right Mr Mannion?
    A demo of a demo would be a pretty silly concept and besides demo’s are always free.

  • LazySAGamer

    @abev, the way I am reading this is that you will receive a demo of the Prologue and will then have to buy the whole prologue. But I agree it is confusing.

  • abev

    It is damn confusing, why would they anounce that the demo is free? All demo’s are free on the psn! A while back you reported that the whole version of prologue would be free online, that seems to make more sense.

  • LazySAGamer

    Quoted from the source site

    “The October 24th downloadable demo of Prologue should hold fans over long enough until the December 13th release of Gran Turismo Prologue. Pricing will be set at 4,980 Yen for the Blu-Ray disc and 4,500 as a straight download. If it’s only four bucks, give us the disc; we don’t want a download that costs as much as a full game. ”

    So yeah they are offering a free demo, stupid really. Just say demo otherwise you are confusing people.

  • doobiwan

    This is Sony. “Confusing” is the only thing the do really well :p

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