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

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In an interview on Playstation.com, 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


  1. KaL

    June 22, 2010 at 10:36

    Go Karting sounds freaking awesome. Bumper cars can be a DLC :whistle:


  2. Uberutang

    June 22, 2010 at 10:46

    Oh my sweetness.


  3. Luna

    June 22, 2010 at 12:28

    I’m just wondering … How much does PAL / NTSC really mean any longer? With HD being the standard, and 60hz required for so many games in SD now, how much of an issue is this? I’m honestly not trying to put you down or to challenge you… It’s something I’ve been wondering for a while, as I’ve seen even Australians playing American Xbox games.

    As for GT5, I was on board from the very moment they mentioned the Top Gear Test Track. Actually, I’ve been on board since before Prologue came out. I’m not sure if you can tell, but I want this game. ^_^


  4. Geoffrey Tim

    June 22, 2010 at 12:34

    These days, it means really nothing with regards to video games, and is used more as a territorial marker.

    Back in the old days games actually had to be retooled for PAL after their NTSC debuts, but that’s obviously no longer the case.


  5. RSA-Ace

    June 22, 2010 at 12:38

    It still matters for PS1 games (even downloadable ones on the store).


  6. Geoffrey Tim

    June 22, 2010 at 12:52

    Quite right! Wii Vc games too.


  7. AC!D

    June 22, 2010 at 13:02

    GT5 just gets bigger and better. I wonder if they will fit all that content on 50GB of disc. Damn!


  8. lans

    June 22, 2010 at 16:05

    Thank you for such an immaculate accurate, visceral and exciting post, i did not think you had it in you.


  9. mitas

    June 22, 2010 at 16:17

    or those new 100 gig blu ray disc’s?


  10. AC!D

    June 23, 2010 at 03:00

    At the moment PS3 can only play 50GB discs which MGS4 used. They might possibly give us a firmware update to allow for bigger Blu Ray discs but im not entirely sure if Sony even can add that kind of support since PS3 tech is quite old now. Someone with more tech knowledge could probably answer this question for you. Oh and by the way they are busy creating a 1TB blu Ray disc at the moment just for FYI. Who the hell needs a HDD hey?


  11. RSA-Ace

    June 23, 2010 at 06:38

    There are a few companies trying to larger discs that can still be used on the same 405 nm laser.


  12. RSA-Ace

    June 23, 2010 at 06:39

    I just checked Wiki and found this nice quote

    “On Jan. 1, 2010, Sony, in association with Panasonic, announced plans to increase the storage capacity on their Blu-ray Discs from 25GB to 33.4GB via a technology called i-MLSE (Maximum Likelihood Sequence Estimation). The higher-capacity discs, according to Sony, will be readable on current Blu-ray Disc players with a firmware upgrade. No date has been set to include the increased space, but according to Blu-ray.com “it will likely happen sometime later this year.””


  13. Q121

    June 23, 2010 at 11:23

    Go Karts and Top Gear test track!!!



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