GT5 Car Damage not up to scratch

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GT5 Car Damage

Kotaku is at GamesCom this year and has managed to get their grubby paws on a brief demonstration of GT5’s much anticipated car damage.

Not to put a damper on the whole thing but it sounds pretty terrible to be honest.

Kotaku’s write up is pretty repetitive about the fact that the game is still in development and that Polyphony Digital were only offering a severely limited demo of the functionality but that doesn’t excuse a bad implementation.

The car damage appears to be completely superficial with the bumpers coming loose (but not scratching), the doors not closing properly (but not denting) and the bonnet becoming the teeniest bit damaged.

However the lights and wing mirrors, easily the most fragile pieces of a car, were completely unscathed.

Added to that we apparently now have super reflective mudflaps and licence plates which just makes us feel that Polyphony haven’t even finished the basic polishing yet so I don’t expect much of an improvement in the physics engine responsible for the damage.

It’s early days yet but take this as a warning and don’t hold your breath for decent car damage in GT5.

Source: Kotaku

Last Updated: August 24, 2009

Gavin Mannion

I for one welcome our future robotic overlords

  • Faheem

    :sick: Lets hope they make some serious changes and quick.

  • easy

    umm i don’t think its actually that bad! its not brilliant, but the affected bumper moves like it should.
    and forza’s damage looked pretty generic from what i’ve seen.

    don’t think either outfit has managed to pull it off properly.

  • darthdad

    To Lazy,
    3/10 Must try harder. :silly:

  • eXp

    Gran Turismo 5’s damage modelling is unfinished:$1320295.htm

    Quote: Yamauchi-san explains in an interview with GamesBlog that the GT5 code brought to GamesCom “marks only the first step of what we want to achieve for damage.”


  • janrik

    So they have 3 months to rewrite the engine to add decent damage model?

    It will ship broken, or delayed.

  • Ozzy

    nope. they just have to match forzas damage which is nothing special either. either way, its still looking like the better of the two.

  • never once did I mention Forza yet 3 people have defended it against Forza :ermm:

  • WitWolfyZA

    hey i know that track! It was my fav in GT3 its that Tokyo track… Hercules Hercules!!

  • darthdad

    Ok, remarked to a 5/10.

  • easy

    oh come on! i used it as a reference, and merely stating neither of the two most anticipated racing sims were shining in the much touted damage feature.

    at any rate, apologies for causing you undue distress!

    sigh. :tongue:

  • spl0it

    Agree, this game is almost finished, now ways will they be able to write in more damage code. PHAILURE!!!

  • You know what I’m stressed about.. no one complimenting me on the awesome headline 🙁

  • I thought it deliciously punny.

  • ocelot

    Who said the GamesCom build was the latest build? :whistle:

  • Fudzy

    GT5 might not have realistic damage models but at least it supports the G25/G27

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