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GT5 – Videogame Vs Reality – Some Neat Tech

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I love videos like this, they always show how far we have come technologically. The keywords for this video are “Data Logger Visualisation Technology”.

You see, not only is the video below a sweet comparison between the realism in Gran Turismo when compared to real life, but it actually shows off the tech that Polyphony Digital uses to capture a real lap of the track. The tech then takes the lap and converts it into a lap in the game, going as far as logging what both the car and the driver is doing.

That way, they can then do their magic.

It’s all really neat stuff, so check out the comparison video through the link below.

[Thanks to e1ace for his heads up via Twitter]

Last Updated: January 22, 2010


  1. They should have made a split screen right in the middle with the steering wheel of both overlapping. Left hand side of track real and right hand side GT.

    Still a very good video.


  2. Someone

    January 22, 2010 at 15:01

    I don’t care it they say they have this awesome tech that somehow creates an 18yo (female) asian striper to give you lapdances while you drive.
    All this is useless unless the game acutally comes out.


    • GoldenSilver

      January 22, 2010 at 15:28

      You sir, made a valid point


  3. lans

    January 23, 2010 at 21:33

    Fantastic feature, its a pity, though i only drive a POS Yaris i wonder if this feature will work in kyalami?


    • Nick de Bruyne

      January 24, 2010 at 04:53

      Well, it pretty much works like motion capture for cars, so as long as they have a track detailed to spec they should be able to capture pretty much any cars motions.


  4. lans

    January 24, 2010 at 10:37

    That is pretty cool feature, i wonder if they’ll add the bumpy camera in some form, it would be nice as an extra camera view point, GT is so frustrating sometimes they only show 50% of features of their products at any given time! some demonstrations have damage, otheres do not, some have good graphics but no physics, other demos have slightly worse graphics but excellent physics, it is very confusing, i can see why they are always so reluctant to show any footagem as it will be very confusing.

    I wonder if professional teams will use this feature? the only reason im interested is that i hope polyphony can get an f1 and porsche licenses soon.

    Im also worried about the rally in this game, as i played gt3 and gt4 and the rally is god awful, its like you driving on ice, i hope it looks like colin mcrae dirt, and i hope they change the game engine spec instead of just tweaking their physics engine, because there physics engine is fail for dirt as it usually over exaggerates understeer and oversteer tooooo much!


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