Shuhei Yoshida confirms GT5 Go-Karting – And the Track Editor!

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In an interview on, SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed a host of features for the very eagerly anticipated real racing simulator.

While features like weather, damage and the oft-mentioned track editor have been frequently mentioned – and in fact previewed – there’s been no certainty that these features would make it in to the final game- until now.

“Gran Turismo 5 will offer gamers an experience more rich, more in-depth and more exciting than they might expect – even from a series as closely identified with innovation and invention as Gran Turismo.

“Not only will Gran Turismo 5 deliver an even more comprehensive set of cars and courses than gamers saw with previous iterations, it will also feature new game-enhancing graphical effects such as damage, night racing and weather.”

He continued, saying:

“These innovations are twinned with the option to join millions of like-minded individuals globally within the Gran Turismo community and to find a driving experience to suit, whether that is taking on the Top Gear test track, chucking cars around stunt arenas, go-karting, creating and sharing your own track or intense head-to-head races. Who, where and what to drive is completely down to the individual.”

A long time coming, the game has finally been confirmed for a November 2 release in the US. According to our man Nick, the game is pretty damned awesome, but certain newer features seem a bit tacked on. Still, we’re waiting eagerly for word of a PAL release.

Me? I’m most looking forward to the Go Karting, despite the fact that the karts likely wont fire shells or banana peels.

Source : Playstation

Last Updated: June 22, 2010

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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