Gran Turismo 5 Weather, Track Editor Confirmed

June 21st, 2010 by Jordan

Jokes were made when our inside man, amar212, first mentioned a track editor coming to GT5 more than a year ago. Today, he gets the last laugh, as president of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios, Shuhei Yoshida, has confirmed “track creating and sharing”, “go-karting”, and a “weather system” is coming to the game in an interview posted directly on the official PlayStation UK website. Here’s the relevant portion of the article:

What can we look forward to when Gran Turismo 5 releases on PlayStation 3?
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-enhacing graphical effects such as damage, night racing and weather.

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.

This time around Gran Turismo is likely not just to be the definitive driving experience but a definitive gaming experience full stop.

Thanks to owen.c93 for the tip!

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  1. Jun. 21, 1:25pm
    Blinkwing

    I think they will make a track editor for rally tracks.
    That would be great!

  2. Jun. 21, 1:23pm
    dalejrfanfreak

    Although this sounds awesome, I’ll believe it when I see it.

  3. Jun. 21, 1:22pm
    RafaelRJ

    Don’t care if it’s easy or difficulty, complete or limited…

    I’ll do my best to recreate these tracks: Jacarepagua (Both F1 and CART versions), Interlagos (both pre and after F1) and Curitiba (WTCC)

  4. Jun. 21, 1:16pm
    Marcus

    People when you get your hands on this please recreate classic courses like brooklands rather than pointless stuff. Unless you plan to have 8 corkscrews followed by 10 carussels and two turn 8s from istanbul park to top it off.

    • Jun. 22, 7:53am
      lukeconnelly

      the drivers head will fall off

  5. Jun. 21, 1:16pm
    Stefan1904

    The german version of this Interview states that you can total your car in the stunt arenas.

    • Jun. 21, 3:14pm
      JayKayEm

      Have we not learnt any lessons about the danger of translations over the past five years?

  6. Jun. 21, 1:14pm
    logisteini

    Woooooho!
    Whose up for the task of making the Complex String track from GT3?

    • Jun. 22, 3:28pm
      PhilmanGT

      LOL i assure you…. not me!!

  7. Jun. 21, 1:12pm
    LordVonPS3

    GT5 FTW. Kazunori Yamauchi = A LEGEND.

    For all the doubters, it is on the UK PlayStation blog (2/3rd’s of the way down). http://uk.playstation.com/ps3/news/articles/detail/item285382/Talking-games-with-Shuhei-Yoshida/

    The discussions will only become more focused now that people can start looking forward to the things they WILL receive and not what they might receive. What a difference that makes!

  8. Jun. 21, 1:12pm
    JuMy

    Lot of good thing, but…
    It will have test licenses like others GTs? That is what I am looking for, not Playstation Move or 3D stuff…
    The essence of GT are the Licenses :D

    • Jun. 21, 1:17pm
      Marcus

      yes it will and a new driving school

  9. Jun. 21, 1:08pm
    jerone

    THIS BETTER NOT BE A JOKE!!!!!!!!
    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!

  10. Jun. 21, 1:08pm
    SpaceDynamics

    Holy crap stunt arenas! Track editor! *xplodes*

    I’m so happy I think I can cry…

  11. Jun. 21, 1:08pm
    Kilborn230

    I think I just pee’d myself a little.

  12. Jun. 21, 1:07pm
    mobius

    this is too good to be true. someone please please try to confirm or deny this.

  13. Jun. 21, 1:06pm
    danielwhite74

    “What can we look forward to when Gran Turismo 5 releases on PlayStation 3?
    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-enhacing graphical effects such as damage, night racing and weather.

    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.

    This time around Gran Turismo is likely not just to be the definitive driving experience but a definitive gaming experience full stop.”

    Best. Gran Turismo. Ever.

  14. Jun. 21, 12:56pm
    Zenith

    Wow. Hopefully this is a bit more serious than a simple program to set up cones

  15. Jun. 21, 12:53pm
    alucard0712

    Sorry guys – don’t believe at all.

    • Jun. 21, 1:01pm
      Sam__NY

      I’m a bit skeptical myself as well, however it was an official Soony guy who said it, but I’ll believe it when I see it.

    • Jun. 21, 1:13pm
      Paulo

      Myself included. Do you know how much time and effort goes into creating a real life track? Does anyone here actually think they can re-create one in that sense? It will never be as close as a track created from the ground up by PD. It’s just really hard to grasp for me right now. The only thing I can think of is a setting like Driving Park, real generic BG in which you can make some basic track layouts. We’ll see.

    • Jun. 22, 2:59pm
      Autavia

      Everyone can make snap shots, but it takes skill and experience to capture a stunning photo using the same equipment. That said I believe the very best amateur enthuisiast might be able to recreate tracks that are – not perfect – but very close to the real thing.
      It takes huge amounts of time and effort to make them as good as we are used to see them in GT, but some seem to love spending hundreds or even thousands of hours researching facts from various tracks – even historic layouts or tracks that don´t even exist anymore – and then construct them as close to the real thing as they can. Given a sufficient and powerful enough tool and a true simulator to create tracks for, I expect a group of serious track aficionados to emerge and show some true skill.
      We have seen this happen before, with PC based simulators.
      The most impressive recreation i’ve seen is the 71.98 km (44.73 mi)long track Targa Florio on Sicily, set in 1967 for GP Legends.
      Se it here: http://www.strima.se/visa.php?f=4b21fae3b3f75
      This is the kind of tracks I want!

  16. Jun. 21, 12:51pm
    Marcus

    also stunt arena. That sounds awesome haha. Anybody think this is the ‘undisclosed’ feature

    • Jun. 21, 12:55pm
      Drogahnus

      Nah, I think it’ll have something to do with customization. Anyways, stunt arena sounds like a gymkhana-type of area.

    • Jun. 21, 1:12pm
      Tarlach

      I’m guessing it’s the room with a slippy black floor we see in some of the car screens where they’re doing powerslides

  17. Jun. 21, 12:51pm
    memo

    First, Great News. I wished it and I got it.

    Second:

    Three out of three Things I’ve predicted comes true. Right after I’ve seen what is behind the scenes from Kevin Butler ad about Modnation Racers and there you have it guys.

    http://www.gtplanet.net/what-rhymes-with-man-furismo-jive/#comment-29840

    Well, I guess I’m a better analyst than Michel Pachter after all, loooool.

  18. Jun. 21, 12:51pm
    Mickle Pickle

    WOW Really??!! Did PD managed to do the impossible there?
    I have always been very skeptical on this, track editor and weather… but if it really is what we are thinking and been wanting, it will be GREAT!
    I literally drop my breakfast on the floor as i open the news section and reading it this morning!

    Did i hear Stelvio Pass? or even the TransFaGaRasan mountain Road?! ahaha! I cant wait to drive the figure-8 track that some of you will make! LOL.
    Wow LBP GT-style! I are now all part of the PD team!
    All we need now is Livery Editors!

    Go-Kart too?? wow, that’s over the top! i wonder if they will have cockpit view LOL. Is this news going to make some forget the endless debate on interior and cockpits.

    • Jun. 21, 12:52pm
      Marcus

      hopefully it will

  19. Jun. 21, 12:49pm
    Tarlach

    I love how karting is probably a direct result of this website

  20. Jun. 21, 12:49pm
    Marcus

    YYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    p.s. Go karting?

  21. Jun. 21, 12:46pm
    snaketus

    Someone just have to create Best Motoring touge course.

    • Jun. 21, 12:49pm
      Bekim

      Best Motoring Touge Course…my brain is melting. That would be AMAZING!! but let’s not get ahead of ourselves because I don’t think it’s going to be possible

  22. Jun. 21, 12:46pm
    GT-Relentless

    Lets hope for a new demo soon to keep us all going until November!

    • Jun. 21, 12:51pm
      Drogahnus

      Pretty sure Kaz said on his Twitter that we won’t get be getting a new Time Trial or demo. Oh well.

    • Jun. 22, 2:02am
      UCLA’09

      I hope they include the Gunsai touge course already, without us needing to create it.

  23. Jun. 21, 12:43pm
    Jon-Mike

    It will be interesting to know where these track creations end up. Are they client or server side? I imagine they’ll be downloaded to the hard drive, in which case I see GTPlanet possibly needing to tackle a resource center for all the tracks to be downloaded. Start upgrading those servers ;)

  24. Jun. 21, 12:42pm
    NBH

    This is exactly what I wanted to hear. Now hopefully I can make a track, pick a car, set my fastest lap then send the challenge to my friends to see if they can beat my time. Maybe in the future we will be making the tracks on GT5 and racing round them in GT6 with lots of nice premium cars.

  25. Jun. 21, 12:40pm
    zzirGrizz

    If possible, im going to make drifters playground and a 2 mile straight :)

  26. Jun. 21, 12:40pm
    Belisario93

    I wouldn’t get too hyped up about this. I don’t personally expect a track creator (as in, you would be able to create a real life race course or a city course), but more the ability to place cones around a gymkhana, or something similar.

    However, if it does end up the way everyone seems to be thinking it will, then there’s just that extra bit that makes it even better.

    A stunt arena seems kindof odd and makes me wonder what they mean by that.

    Karting seems like it will be fun. Finally something that actually fits right on Autumn Ring.

    • Jun. 21, 12:45pm
      Bekim

      Yeah I don’t expect the track editor to be as robust as people think. If it takes PD 2 years to make a track like Toscana…you see what I mean? I think you are right, it will be something like placing cones or something similar, something not so big in scope

    • Jun. 21, 12:46pm
      JBO

      the cool thing about it we could make4 or even 6 lane drag strips…i would so spank skylines with a fulliy mod 7 sec rx-7

    • Jun. 21, 12:47pm
      Flunkus

      haha @ Autumn Ring reference, brings back memories of seeing that tiny pixellated map whilst losing the very first races of GT1, what was there like 6 turns in that.

    • Jun. 21, 12:48pm
      Bekim

      Props to you me fellow rotary fan

  27. Jun. 21, 12:38pm
    Bekim

    What if all this turns out to be a mistake…GTP will go absolutely nuts, I hope it’s not though

    • Jun. 21, 12:39pm
      Brett

      Sony executives have a bit of a history of a getting things wrong about games… I doubt weather is confirmed because Kaz would have said so if everything was completely ironed out.

    • Jun. 21, 2:15pm
      jBat17

      “go-karting, creating and sharing your own track”

      sounds like modnation racer to me. probably just a case of bad editing.

  28. Jun. 21, 12:31pm
    Ben Comana

    OMG!

  29. Jun. 21, 12:31pm
    Shokz

    I’ve got to say i’m still sceptical (after all, who can trust press releases not made by the studio responsible for the game?), but i sure hope it’s all correct… Forza, you poor thing :P

  30. Jun. 21, 12:28pm
    tyl0r_r

    Karting and a track editor confirmed? This is the stuff of fanboy dreams come to life. Never thought in a million years we’d get this stuff. Nice.

  31. Jun. 21, 12:25pm
    Read it again :(

    Read the details regarding ModNation Racers. I think its a typo booboo on the PS3 website :(

    Modnation Carting
    ModSpot is refered to as the main lobby area for ModNation Racers. It works online where players can meet up, race and create own tracks.

    I do however hope I’m wrong

  32. Jun. 21, 12:24pm
    DarthStig1

    It must be good if its Chris’ favourite thing

  33. Jun. 21, 12:23pm
    [The Stig]

    nice.
    now show us some RAINy gameplay in cockpit view :)

  34. Jun. 21, 12:23pm
    DarthStig1

    I am more than happy with this revelation. Although I stated earlier that I wasn’t bothered to much about the weather system, it was because in GT4 I didn’t much fancy the Tsubuka circuit in general, which was the only wet circuit avaiable. I’m sure that the system here is much more advanced, and we’ll have to be ever more precise with our driving. A track editor would be the last thing I thought of but it’s excellent news, just need to see it now, can’t wait any longer!!!

  35. Jun. 21, 12:23pm
    riph

    PD dont bribe us with that..i still want cockpit for All cars.im still sick

    • Jun. 21, 1:03pm
      danielwhite74

      We do have cockpit view for all cars. What are you talking about?

    • Jun. 22, 10:14pm
      riph78

      standard cars dont have cockpit right? black tinted window.

  36. Jun. 21, 12:22pm
    ell470

    1000+ cars & unlimited number of tracks!

    Gt5 is a dream come true!

    November can’t come soon enough!!

  37. Jun. 21, 12:21pm
    Hernan

    Great news! i hope is a complex track editor so the most skillfull can make great tracks or replicate the real life tracks.
    This is making up for the 800 standard cars fiasco.

  38. Jun. 21, 12:19pm
    MasterFocus

    Make’s me wonder if the Go-Kart will be “Premium” or “Standard”

    • Jun. 21, 3:04pm
      freeman140

      lol. probably standard with tinted windows

    • Jun. 21, 4:53pm
      ElieTheBear

      thaa lol

    • Jun. 22, 1:59am
      UCLA’09

      They have to go preium, mario-kart was premium and it was created ages ago.

  39. Jun. 21, 12:17pm
    zz

    I feel it is more like Track editor. Give you a big empty ground and you can place cones, flags etc there to make it like a track. Similar to live for speed. Since GT 5 is a PS3 game not a computer game it seems hard to make a totally new track. This is just my guess. Anyway this is exciting news.

    • Jun. 21, 12:22pm
      GTracerRens

      I also think it will be like that.. I cannot believe that there is spend much time on the track editor like for example in Modnation Racers where you are able to create everything by yourself.. But still, creating your own testtrack on a huge parkingplace with cones and flags would already be amazing besides the rest of the game to offer!! :D Can’t wait for this. I think this game has more surprises which aren’t announced yet.

    • Jun. 21, 1:49pm
      zz

      The first thing I will create is a skidpad to practice drifting:) I am so excited.

  40. Jun. 21, 12:17pm
    sjwk

    I apologize in advance for being negative :)

    If this actually happens and isn’t a mistranslation, then that’s great provided the track sharing is managed better than LittleBigPlanet’s user-created content and doesn’t just become a free-for-all, where any genuinely good content created by people far more talented than me is buried under a landslide of pretty mediocre Sonic the Hedgehog themed stuff, kept popular by reciprocal voting… :)

    • Jun. 21, 1:08pm
      Marcus

      I think they should adopt a system were you can give a track up to ten stars. That would make it clear whether or not the track was any good.

  41. Jun. 21, 12:17pm
    Maxitsu

    I don’t care the track editor. but WHEATHER OWYAHHHH!!!

    but still i need i want, cockpit views for all cars.

  42. Jun. 21, 12:15pm
    RacecarBMW

    The possibilities are endless this game basically has unlimited tracks, With all the skilled GT fans they can easily recreate many circuits

  43. Jun. 21, 12:14pm
    Mario

    And, i’m gonna to race everyday with an Enzo or a McLaren… i don’t give a f**k about the cockpit

    • Jun. 21, 12:36pm
      Bernd

      You do know, you have to win the NASCAR-series to win the McLaren, don’t you ? Which means a zillion-billion laps on some epic oval-tracks ;-)

    • Jun. 21, 1:06pm
      Marcus

      Bernd. How do you know this. If you know more please enlighten us

    • Jun. 21, 1:53pm
      Steady_Dave_2JZ

      Joke…

    • Jun. 21, 2:22pm
      Bernd

      Of course, it was a joke. But I bet, we’ll have to race our asses off to win that epic car !

    • Jun. 21, 2:52pm
      Berlino Bear

      Why would you limit your game play to only 2 cars. And two cars that every other sod will be playing with as well.

      Lame.

    • Jun. 21, 4:50pm
      ElieTheBear

      just buy the collectors edition theres is a PD sls, gt-r, mclaren and two others

    • Jun. 22, 2:18pm
      Autavia

      @Bernd
      Yeah, and the,if there is one particular color You like, You have to do it all over again. :#
      Seems like a livery editor does have some merit after all.

  44. Jun. 21, 12:13pm
    Mario

    Shit! O_O I’m gonna create Monza! Or Spa? … I want to see how to create tracks, i want create one.

  45. Jun. 21, 12:13pm
    Renzo

    YES!!! my hopes for point to point rally stages may be a reality now, wohoooo!! **hip thrust**

  46. Jun. 21, 12:12pm
    Drogahnus

    Screw cockpit views – THIS is awesome!!

    • Jun. 21, 12:20pm
      Bekim

      100% Agree!

    • Jun. 21, 1:54pm
      the stig

      100% Disagree!

    • Jun. 21, 3:14pm
      lilmann73

      100% disagree your disagree!

    • Jun. 21, 5:10pm
      HenGTX

      I agree with your disagee to disagee.

    • Jun. 22, 1:03am
      BWX

      I agree with your agree to his disagree to disagree.

    • Jun. 22, 1:49am
      Alex

      I disagree with your agree to his agree to his disagree to disagree.

    • Jun. 22, 2:12am
      sidsid118

      im lost!

    • Jun. 22, 5:13am
      turismo_san

      Skinner:”Looks like we’ll just have to agree to disagree”
      Krabapple:”I don’t agree to that”

    • Jun. 23, 11:58pm
      NotaSonyEmployee

      I aggree that sidsid118 is lost, but I disagree that we agree to disagree. Motion in favor of pink unicorns say supercalafragilisticexpyallidotious…

  47. Jun. 21, 12:10pm
    danielwhite74

    I, for one, was highly sceptical about rumours of a track-editing tool. The last thing I was expecting was for one to be announced. This is most likely that “undisclosed feature” mentioned during the IGN interview, or could there be more to come..?

  48. Jun. 21, 12:10pm
    hellooooo

    helllooooo,

    can someone please put in the irony-mode. i never believe, what is been written up there. it may be a dumb joke oder a fake, but it is certainly not the truth.

    As we saw GT5 will have Damage + Night Racing, that is even dynmic, at least on some tracks. But for me it is not even sure, if night racing will be fully dynamic on all tracks and with full grid, because all we have seen is a really track with one or two cars at the same time.

    so i’m not sure if they even can put a weather system on top of that.

    but i certainly doubt they will bring a track creation tool. what for, if they can sell you tracks as dlc? i could imagin they have a few go-karts, just to mix up the driving lessons and as sort of mini game, but i wouldn’t really miss them anyway.

    an finally, come on, stunt arenas? who is supposed to believe that!!!

    • Jun. 21, 5:08pm
      HenGTX

      Stuntarenas could point to Top Gear Challenges or something like that

    • Jun. 21, 10:51pm
      JesseDeya

      Hi hellooooo,

      You’re full of doubt. How sad.

      Here are some reasons why they _would_ include a track editor:

      1) People will buy they game like their life depends on it
      2) People will create some beautiful, gorgeous, stunning tracks and that will make GT5 even more popular, increasing point 1)
      3) People can only make tracks from the resources PD make available to them. It is possible they will create more art resources (textures, buildings, evironments etc) and offer them as paid DLC for the track creators to purchase and use. Tracks made with said DLC packs could then only be available to people who have also bought the DLC.
      4) They could release in house, professionally made tracks using the DLC mentioned above, and as part of the DLC mentioned above to encourage people to buy it.
      5) They may have an approval process whereby you can submit your track for quality assurance by PD and only the best tracks get the PD tick of approval, those tracks could be sold for either real funds or ingame credit. This would encourage the best tracks makers to create truely awesome work.
      6) Track sharing creates a strong sense of community, as do most games that allow modding. PD have said the community aspect is redesigned and very strong in GT5 so this will work well.
      7) Stunt tracks! Just look at Forza 3 and see how popular the skid pan was for this kind of thing. Car football was a massive hit – people want it – why not provide it?
      8) With a new damage system, and roll overs – stunts will be awesome!
      9) GT5P was criticised for being far too sterile, with not enough ‘fun’. Whilst many (like me) find pure racing fun, why not also allow some alternative fun like go-karting, stunt driving and track creation?

    • Jun. 23, 11:52pm
      NotaSonyEmployee

      Ok, I’ll bite.

      1) People will buy they game like their life depends on it

      This assumes the popular opinion of what a “track editor” is, is correct, and means in depth track creation, and not just placing cones and tire walls on an exsisting track. There could very well be many dissapointed souls on day one, and a weak track editor could end up has not having much if any influence on purchase numbers one way or another.

      2) People will create some beautiful, gorgeous, stunning tracks and that will make GT5 even more popular, increasing point 1)

      See my awnser to point one has well.

      3) People can only make tracks from the resources PD make available to them. It is possible they will create more art resources (textures, buildings, evironments etc) and offer them as paid DLC for the track creators to purchase and use. Tracks made with said DLC packs could then only be available to people who have also bought the DLC.

      Again assumes a definition of track editor that includes alot more than what is in evidence in this article. Even if there is significant layout creation involved, it does not mean that PD will dedicate much, if any, developement time to supporting it. It’s much more likely they will be busy with GT6, under pressure not to make people wait yet another half decade.
      In fact, most “editors” provided with games remain largely “use at your own risk” bits of software that developers actively state they will not support, or provide few updates other than fixes and basic improvements.

      4) They could release in house, professionally made tracks using the DLC mentioned above, and as part of the DLC mentioned above to encourage people to buy it.

      Possible, but given they allready have the capability to release thier own tracks, with whatever objects they want, there is no need to tie it into a third party developer structure, and have to provide support for it.

      5) They may have an approval process whereby you can submit your track for quality assurance by PD and only the best tracks get the PD tick of approval, those tracks could be sold for either real funds or ingame credit. This would encourage the best tracks makers to create truely awesome work.

      I doubt they will deticate time and staff to reviewing tracks, putting the PD seal on them, and letting third party makers profit from it, even if they got a cut. Has for in game credits, there isn’t a GT yet where you don’t end up with more credits than you know what to do with before your halfway through the game, so it’s not really an incentive unless you make credits hard to earn, thus harming everyone elses ability to earn credits.

      6) Track sharing creates a strong sense of community, as do most games that allow modding. PD have said the community aspect is redesigned and very strong in GT5 so this will work well.

      Mabey. Mabey not. PD says many things, and I don’t recall them ever saying, “We have this feature, and we screwed it up, ran out of time to fix it, and dropped it/ left it half working.”, but they do run into such trouble on occassion. (“emoition physics” AI comes to mind…)

      7) Stunt tracks! Just look at Forza 3 and see how popular the skid pan was for this kind of thing. Car football was a massive hit – people want it – why not provide it?

      I’ll give you this, but you probably just ticked off every fanboy in the world.

      8) With a new damage system, and roll overs – stunts will be awesome!

      Matter of opinion. I could care less.

      9) GT5P was criticised for being far too sterile, with not enough ‘fun’. Whilst many (like me) find pure racing fun, why not also allow some alternative fun like go-karting, stunt driving and track creation?

      I’ll give you this has well, though now your probably pissing off the purists, mainly with the stunt driving part. lol

      In closing, many of us with a wait and see attitude have aquired such because:
      1) leaks and public statements from sony employees are highly unreliable.
      2) PD itself hasn’t come out and announced this officially, with details, screenies, etc.
      3) not all of us immediatly assume “track edidtor” means comprehensive creation. Some of us read it has the ability to edit, I.e. make changes of some sort, to included tracks, and perhaps not even all of those. Liscensed tracks could be an issue in that regards.
      4) some of us old farts that have been around since GT1 have learned to take anything GT related with a grain of salt prior to release. PD and Sony have a good record of providing an outstanding game, but they also have a history of over hyping what turn out to be features dropped or “not quite has advertised” by the time the version in question goes gold. It’s only the overall quality that allows people to forget such things, but after years you learn to be a bit skeptical about whats being promised before hand.

  49. Jun. 21, 12:07pm
    Rob

    AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Time to pre-order, anyone know the best place to buy from the US ? im from the Uk and im going to import it if our release dates going to be a few weeks later

    • Jun. 22, 12:42am
      Lekink

      I’m pre-ordered on Gamestop.com for a Gran Turismo 5 Collector’s Edition.

  50. Jun. 21, 12:06pm
    hellseek

    drag strips, Inital_D style mountain passes to drift on with various conditions to race with. Amazing!!!

    • Jun. 21, 12:20pm
      Bekim

      Hell Yes!!

  51. Jun. 21, 12:05pm
    Krystian Majewski

    I’m skeptical. They say “creating and sharing your own track or intense head-to-head races”. It’s a wonky sentence but technically they don’t speak of tracks but “Track races”. I think they are referring to choosing a track, conditions, opponents and allowed cars.

    • Jun. 21, 12:13pm
      Jon

      That could be because it’s at the end of the sentence. It could have been “… whether that is creating and sharing your own track, chucking cars around stunt arenas or intense head-to-head races.”

    • Jun. 21, 3:23pm
      Tim

      Indeed. Analyse the sentence and it doesn’t neccessarily say what people think it does:

      “…creating and sharing your own track or intense head-to-head races.”

      That can easily be read as: “creating and sharing your own [track / intense head-to-head] races.” i.e. creating and sharing *races* not tracks.

    • Jun. 21, 10:39pm
      JesseDeya

      What the hell is a ‘track race’ and how would it differ to a ‘head-to-head’ race?

      You guys are clutching at straws here.

      If you look at the sentence it is structure perfectly and consists of several distinct elements, each separated by a comma except for the last which naturally is separated by the conjugation ‘or’.

      “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.”

      1) taking on the Top Gear test track,
      2) chucking cars around stunt arenas,
      3) go-karting,
      4) creating and sharing your own track or
      5) intense head-to-head races.

    • Jun. 22, 12:56am
      BWX

      “whether that is taking on the Top Gear test track, chucking cars around stunt arenas, go-karting, creating and sharing your own track FOR intense head-to-head races.”

      Or the “OR” is a “FOR” and was a misprint.

    • Jun. 22, 2:08pm
      Autavia

      Some say: texting and driving can be hazardous to Your health and others, should You choose to do them simultaneously.
      Hence, my interpretation that when You choose to spend some quality time with Your beloved PS3 You have the option to:
      Drive a few laps on a track of your choice – or – try the the new track editor – or – do whatever is permitted on a stunt arena – or – do some serious racing against AI or network. It seems You can even customize a car if Your none of the above gets You in the mood.
      I may be out on a limb here, but I expect the challenge of taking on all of these tasks at the same time to be more than any one, with only one console/screen and the standard human set of only two arms, can manage.

  52. Jun. 21, 12:05pm
    kerrak

    I can’t imagine what the community will create. Of course there will be 1000s of inaccurate, boring tracks. But on the other hand the best creators will give us dozens of exceptionally crafted tracks.
    The real question is how powerful the editor will be and how easy it will be to share assets between creators.
    I am sure track design, elevations, and so on will be spot on, but the real revolution is scenery, surroundings, buildings and so on.

  53. Jun. 21, 12:04pm
    Codename6

    Wow..hope this is true. So much to do in this game I won’t know where to start.

  54. Jun. 21, 12:02pm
    Luke

    Oh and if there is a Initial D fan here with enough time –> Mount Akina :)
    Driving the AE86 downhill at night in GT5 must be one of those moments even god only refers to as – epic.

    • Jun. 21, 12:06pm
      hellseek

      I’m down with that

    • Jun. 21, 12:20pm
      Bekim

      If I were to drive Mount Akina in GT5 I would have a heart attack

    • Jun. 21, 1:37pm
      G

      count me in, we’ll get some 4 car tandum downhill going… WOOOO! Dibs on the Black R32…

    • Jun. 21, 1:39pm
      Bekim

      dibs FC RX-7

    • Jun. 22, 3:25am
      Luke

      In that case dibs (shotgun here) on the AE86 with the race tuned 4A-GE :)

  55. Jun. 21, 12:02pm
    Wait!

    Guys, not to sound overly cautious, but:
    Is he confusing GT5 with MODNATION RACERS ???
    “Stunt arenas” and “go-kart” doesn’t exactly sound like GT5, does it?

    • Jun. 21, 2:50pm
      lilmann73

      Guys, stunt arena’s that is being referred to is not jumping through flaming hoops of death! It’s performing precise car control. See here:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SV29FnEBx4o
      With the exception, of course, changing a tire on two wheels and whatever it was he was doing at 9:10.
      Jumping probably won’t be in there either.

    • Jun. 21, 6:02pm
      funrun

      That would be a massive mistake on Sonys behalf to post this on their Website. But what is scary is that there was a major misprint in the Official Playstation Mag back in Feb. refering to the Indy Series making an appearance in the game which was later reported to have been a false statement. What also I find weird is why they would release this info right after E3 and not have presented these facts there for the world the hear? I hope these statements get backed up with further detail.

    • Jun. 21, 10:31pm
      JesseDeya

      Is the President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios confusing GT5 with MNR?

      No, he isn’t.

  56. Jun. 21, 12:01pm
    Tim

    I’ll believe it when I see it.

  57. Jun. 21, 12:00pm
    Luke

    Wow, i was hoping for weather, but i seriously never expected GT to include a track editor. THe overall quality of the game is so great that probably no user created track will match that quality. I probably won`t be using the editor, but i`m interested in how powerful it is and what the the user around the world create with it.
    Maybe i`ll create my way to work :)

    • Jun. 22, 1:40pm
      Autavia

      I… will-never-be… late… to work again!
      Damn, that sidewalk on Main’s got a mean kerb …

  58. Jun. 21, 12:00pm
    MANU56BZH

    I never doubted that.
    Ahaha this game will be a monumental massacre with all the options it offers, it will have a HUGE life.
    My track is already on paper and computer graphics for over one year.

    • Jun. 22, 12:35am
      Lekink

      Really? tats cool. I’m looking forward your track.

  59. Jun. 21, 12:00pm
    AMC

    Well then this explains the short clips of the Ferrari around that desert track we saw in the trailers, I think that was representative of the kind of track you get in the editor.

    • Jun. 21, 12:17pm
      Alan D.

      I didn’t catch that in any of the videos that I saw. Does somebody have a link to the video AMC is referring to?

    • Jun. 21, 2:37pm
      lilmann73

      Alan D, here’s your trailer:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TXpXclylWg

    • Jun. 21, 4:42pm
      ElieTheBear

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3TXpXclylWg
      458 italia trailer
      1:46 and 1:57

    • Jun. 21, 10:57pm
      breadrolls

      Looks a bit like the Tuscany rally stage but with a tarmac road

    • Jun. 21, 11:59pm
      Kenneth

      I dont really think all of that is gameplay, it was a “tribute” to the Car

  60. Jun. 21, 12:00pm
    Johan

    track editor, maybe that customization some I found, mean track editor ???

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lEzHGSnWnz0

  61. Jun. 21, 11:59am
    Bernd

    I still want a LOOPING ! Oh, and sloped corners of course, where you can drive almost head down (is sloped corner correct – or banked ??)

    • Jun. 21, 12:00pm
      Owen

      Sloped like a hill. Banked like an oval track.

    • Jun. 21, 12:23pm
      Bernd

      Thanks Owen. But that’s not “banked” enough . What I really want are these corners which look like a C or ), with your car driving in the upper half. That would be fun !

  62. Jun. 21, 11:58am
    WonkyFonk

    I may never see my girlfriend and natural sunlight after November 2

    • Jun. 21, 11:59am
      Owen

      Your a good man.

    • Jun. 21, 12:01pm
      Luke

      At least you realized :)

    • Jun. 21, 1:56pm
      Shane

      Same x:

    • Jun. 22, 7:42am
      Maxiboy

      I second that … although im gonna make time for your girlfriend.

    • Jun. 22, 8:13am
      WonkyFonk

      Il make sure to let her know ;)

    • Jun. 22, 9:11am
      dearlybeloved

      hi there, kinda the same here, when i found out the release date i told my wife that you have me until the 2nd of november and then after that goodbye! you might as well look for another husband!!

      anyways peace out.

    • Jun. 22, 9:20am
      Maxiboy

      Just got back from work and have booked in the 2nd,3rd & 4th off work!

    • Jun. 22, 4:00pm
      LoneWanderer

      Same, nobody would see me for about 20 years after november 2.

  63. Jun. 21, 11:57am
    Tao

    Sorry but I believe it when I see it.

  64. Jun. 21, 11:56am
    thewabel

    This has to be a joke – sure it not a misprint and actually referes to ModNation Racers? sounds fish like

    • Jun. 21, 12:14pm
      Paulturismo

      That’s what i thought, perhaps referring to mod nation racers. You never no tho. I so hope it is true, i have had a local track planned and always wanted to race it on GT, it could actually happen. WOWEEEEE

  65. Jun. 21, 11:55am
    THEPUNISHER

    unlimited straight track

    • Jun. 21, 11:56am
      Bekim

      Haha that’s what I was thinking, Perfect for Top Speed runs :)

  66. Jun. 21, 11:54am
    Tim

    correction forza is split to 2 dvd’s my bad.

  67. Jun. 21, 11:54am
    Fritter

    What is this I don’t even O__O

    Can’t believe this, this is awesome news. With all the new stuff that’s been announced in the past week, GT5 is gonna kick a**.

  68. Jun. 21, 11:54am
    Sasek

    Great news!

  69. Jun. 21, 11:52am
    Tim

    track editor at last at least with get some clarification whether it exsisted or not , I think I will recreate some local tracks with a few deviations

    having the option to create tracks will put it ahead of forza which we know is limited to space on the dvd (8.5GB) where it’s sounding pretty much confirmed that gt5 is going to use an entire bd disc.

    I personally would have liked to have seen a touring car leauge maybe BTCC or WTCC or even STCC i dont know what the us one is. unless there is and we havent seen it yet.

    the rally cars look better with every picture seen.

  70. Jun. 21, 11:51am
    estranger

    For YEARS I have envisioned how I would setup a city GT circuit in my home town, and maybe now I can actually do it :)

  71. Jun. 21, 11:50am
    zod

    If this turns out to be as good as on paper, I won’t need anymore games until GT6 …that sounds just too awesome :D

  72. Jun. 21, 11:49am
    shadynader

    Excellent news! Jordan, any chance of an unlock of Amar’s thread as i would like to thank him for giving us this track editing info over 14 MONTHS AGO! wow didnt know it had been that long tbh.

    • Jun. 21, 12:02pm
      Jordan

      Great idea – I’ve just opened his thread here. After all the abuse he’s taken, I’m sure he would appreciate the kind words. :)

    • Jun. 21, 4:24pm
      Chris

      Indeed it would seem Amar was right all along!! Shame on all of those who did nothing but abuse and insult him!!

      On topic – this is fab news Roll on November!! And thanks to Amar for giving us the heads up on a lot of these features a year and a half ago!!

  73. Jun. 21, 11:46am
    CeeJay

    I’d be cautiously optimistic. This sounds VERY cool but I need some sort of better confirmation of this info.

    • Jun. 21, 1:50pm
      Angry_Moth

      I agree, this needs to be confimmed before I let myself get too excited. The interview is on playstation as a whole and even though the question is about gran turismo it kind of sounds like he’s talking about racing games in general on Ps3. That makes more sense to me at least than them adding go carting to gran turismo

  74. Jun. 21, 11:45am
    Alex p.

    Really can’t believe what I’m reading, absolutely unreal. O.O If the game will offer even a livery-editor, than it’s pretty much PEFRECT, period.

  75. Jun. 21, 11:44am
    Flunkus

    Extremely good news!!

    Although it almost seems to me as if after he mentions the Top Gear Test Track, he gets GT5 confused with ModNation Racers, :P

    Oh well, I think others will stand by me in saying I hope they didn’t spend too much time on these amusements and forget about the core game.

    But who am I kidding, it’s PD and Yamauchi!

  76. Jun. 21, 11:44am
    Jos

    how can one create a sophisticated track on a console?

    • Jun. 21, 12:08pm
      danielwhite74

      This most likely relates to the kart racing feature. For example, creating a simple layout on a flat plane of tarmac. Still, should be great fun nonetheless.

    • Jun. 21, 1:33pm
      G

      Why would it being on a console make it a problem? its the tools that make it… I’m thinking it will have scalextic style segments that snap together then can be tweeked later. the themes setting would decide more on the surface say, Street track will be slightly more rough and bumpy than the Track theme, then you could have offroad rally theme with a selection of different surfaces, Gravel, snow, sand, mud!
      while it may not be possible to create a track to the standards of poly, it will still be fun and will open up the game to whole new tracks the game makers could never have dreamed!

    • Jun. 22, 1:45am
      tyl0r_r

      PS3 supports Keyboard and Mouse and has a HD so pretty much the same way one would do it for a PC game.

    • Jul. 2, 11:39pm
      Joshua

      go get MNR and try it out.

  77. Jun. 21, 11:41am
    Bekim

    Why is everyone questioning stunt arenas? I think it’s great. Drifting is a form of car control and extremely fun to do, so are car stunts, I’m loving all these new features. And besides, the more features the better. Bring on November

    • Jun. 21, 11:45am
      SPM

      totally agree. The coffee breaks in gt4 were fun. If anything fun features like this will the game fresh and noobs out of serious online races.

    • Jun. 21, 12:58pm
      Marcus

      I think we will be able to do ken blockesque new vids

    • Jun. 21, 8:19pm
      wsoul

      I’m a little cautious about stunt arenas. If they mean something like auto-cross with jumps and hairpin turns that require drifting, that would be cool to check out (even though I detest drifting…). If they are referring to Hot Wheels or Stuntman style stunt arenas with loops, explosions and launchers, then I will be sorely disappointed. It IS a driving simulator after all, not a fantasy simulator.

  78. Jun. 21, 11:40am
    Dan

    *mind explodes*

  79. Jun. 21, 11:39am
    Gradly

    Woooow

  80. Jun. 21, 11:38am
    priesty_lfc

    Nice!!!!

    Looking forward to karting, that could be awsome!

  81. Jun. 21, 11:38am
    hardvibes

    Bring the champagne

  82. Jun. 21, 11:38am
    F1 fan

    Great news about the track creator, but Stunt arenas? Go karting?

    Hope it’s done well.

  83. Jun. 21, 11:38am
    Steady_Dave_2JZ

    SICK!!!!!!!!

    I cannot believe I am reading this.

    Honestly, putting my hands up, i’ve never believed there would be a track editor on here as thought it would be too complicated to make but hey there you go.

    I suppose, if done correctly then yes as mentioned above people could make any track in the world, lol.

    First request for someone to make Llandow for sentimental reasons…actually screw it…i’ll do it myself.

    WOOHOO!!!!

    • Jun. 21, 11:57am
      Jon Sparks

      I’ll be making Llandow ;)

    • Jun. 21, 1:47pm
      Steady_Dave_2JZ

      Haha, it’s not just mean who likes that then.

  84. Jun. 21, 11:38am
    SPM

    I knew it

  85. Jun. 21, 11:35am
    iCyCo

    GT5. 3rd Title in PLAY.CREATE.SHARE

  86. Jun. 21, 11:35am
    Jake

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
    Livery editor now please? :D

  87. Jun. 21, 11:34am
    witham

    YES YES YES, amazing, just been playing modnationracers and was hoping that there would be a track editor in GT5 and there is. This new feature could set the bar for racing games even higher.

  88. Jun. 21, 11:33am
    socomkiller59

    So track editor really equals to track-creator?

    If so, basically every track in the world will be able to race on, as long as the person who made it is %100 correct on the specs.

    But, I’m sure it will be easy to find track dimensions on certain websites. This should be amazing…

    • Jun. 21, 11:38am
      witham

      Good idea, there are some amazingly creative people out there (me being one of them :)) so as long as the tools are good enough we can have every circuit in the world, circuits like Yas marina all the way to circuits like goodwood circuit.

    • Jun. 21, 1:15pm
      L8 Apex

      Totally. If we can in fact build them from scratch, I’d love to remake Riverside and race it with modern cars (I know there are modded PC games that will let you do that, but this is GT we’re talking about!).

    • Jun. 21, 3:29pm
      boohamdan

      am willing to pay anyone who can re-create Yas marina :)

    • Jun. 22, 1:17pm
      MarkPL

      Yes, and notice that there’s gravel too, so it’s possible to make rally-cross tracks! And remember the ‘off to the grass and loose grip’ feature? For me it sounds pretty amazing, imagine the possibilities :)

  89. Jun. 21, 11:33am
    eMke3

    I likeeeee :)

  90. Jun. 21, 11:32am
    spats

    nice amar ;P

  91. Jun. 21, 11:32am
    Gran_Turismo

    Who cares about 20% Premium and 80% Standard cars when you have a Track Editor/Creator system! Weather is a very nice addition.

  92. Jun. 21, 11:32am
    happy fella

    Go-karting? Whoa wasn’t expecting that! :D

    • Jun. 21, 12:57pm
      Hoodie1878

      I dreamed of go-karting, I also dreamed of Kelly Brook waking me up of a morning.

      At least one dream will come true!

  93. Jun. 21, 11:32am
    Spazza

    YES! i have literally wet my boxer shorts over this. GIVE ME GT5 NAO!

  94. Jun. 21, 11:31am
    homerfreak

    Kazunori, you’re a GOD!

  95. Jun. 21, 11:31am
    Darius

    oh YES!

  96. Jun. 21, 11:31am
    W89rnr

    Sweet

  97. Jun. 21, 11:30am
    Thor

    stunt arenas?

    • Jun. 21, 11:55am
      JBO

      i dont think the track creator is suc a great idea imagina all teh horrible dumb stunt tracks and ugly tracks that not so talented communities are goona make..but on the plus side there will be some people that can create nice looking and fun to drive tracks….a great exapmle of this is farcry 2…

    • Jun. 21, 12:15pm
      Maxitsu

      stunt arena’s? its a simulation right?

    • Jun. 21, 12:21pm
      kekke2000

      To JBO!

      How can it not be a good idea? If you dont want a stunt arena dont play the tracks called “Stunt Arena” :P I want to do Axamo Ring!! :D

    • Jun. 21, 12:26pm
      Jellyform

      @JBO

      You dont have to use it and there will almost certainly be some amazing tarcks made if you do wish to try them.

      Before LittleBigPlanet was released there were loads of people attacking it saying all the created stuff would be rubbish but while there is a lot of rubbish there are also huge amounts of levels better than anything that came packaged with the game.

      I would imagine if the editor is powerful enough it wont be long before all the Forza, Grid etc tracks are made and real world tracks like Cadwell Park, Oulton Park etc.

    • Jun. 21, 12:41pm
      Tompie913

      Top Gear Football (Soccer) pitch anyone?

    • Jun. 21, 12:43pm
      snaketus

      I hope someone can and will create best motoring touge track. If it’s not included by PD. And what comes to those ugly and pointles creations from untalented people, just skip them. Sharing tool just needs to be good and needs reliable rating system, so you don’t need to search two hours quality creations from all carbage.

    • Jun. 21, 12:54pm
      Marcus

      @ Tompie lets do it

    • Jun. 21, 1:22pm
      G

      I assume the stunt arenas will be more like the indoor events they have at say Wembley, as for Track editing, I’m thinking Modnations style while brilliant, will be too cartoony, instead a digital Scalextic, track segments that snap together and then can be tweeked, and like modnation you’ll have themes say, Track, City, Rally, Mountains… if I were a betting man I’d be thinking more those lines for GT5
      As for people moaning people will make garbage, let them, they do it on Modnation and they dont get downloaded. simple!

    • Jun. 21, 1:25pm
      Teccboxx

      You guys really need to think outside the box, and keep in mind this is a euro exec that is talking. As far as stunts he is probably thinking Drifting and Drag racing. I doubt we will be jumping buses or off the Grand Canyon.

    • Jun. 21, 1:59pm
      G

      HAHA, I dont think I would want to jump buses or that, but the thing I was talking about are the kinda indoor rallies, they have two tracks and little jumps and stuff… or like someone said maybe a big open airstrip Ken Block style!

    • Jun. 21, 5:26pm
      RACECAR

      @JBO

      Its not all that bad of an idea, infact you could say its like Livery Editor. Sure someone is gonna make something undesirable to you or maybe me but at the same time, their will also be some creations that are well made and well received.

    • Jun. 22, 10:26pm
      lilmann73

      Smokey Mountain, anyone?

  98. Jun. 21, 11:30am
    Joost

    The post mentions go-karting as well! If that is true, that is very very cool! :)

    • Jun. 21, 11:32am
      Thor

      maybe career mode will mean something. start with karting and move up through different series, etc.

    • Jun. 21, 12:55pm
      Marcus

      @ thor. Now that would be interesting

    • Jun. 21, 8:39pm
      TTownEP

      Interesting? I think you meant to put awesome.

    • Jun. 22, 1:49am
      Philmangt

      ^^ Yes VERY AWSOME ^^

    • Jun. 22, 7:59am
      BLADErunner80

      I think there is a kart track allready in gt5 prologue, at Fuji to your left as you exit the first turn cant see it from onboard but is visible on some replay angles.

      PD have modelled the track and its surroundings perfectly so if a real world track has a kart track on site then they would have modelled it anyway, so giving us one kart model and access to the kart track makes sense

  99. Jun. 21, 11:29am
    Thor

    awesome!

  100. Jun. 21, 11:27am
    dennis

    very nice!

    • Jun. 21, 11:43am
      ADR_XCLUTCH

      WOW! I was not expecting this. A track editor? That is just awesome! Thank you PD. You have now made GT5 two times more wantable for people. Now we can make every single track in the world. As long as the creators of the track make it correctly accurate.

    • Jun. 21, 1:25pm
      LordVonPS3

      For those reading who expect to go away and recreate Silverstone, Brands Hatch or some other amazing track experience… Keep in mind this is more likely to be a track “editor” than a “creator” in the truest sense of the word.

      To quote Amar… Expect that “new skypaths will be built by birdtamers from the parts of existing skypaths.”

    • Jun. 21, 7:23pm
      viejaloca

      Wow, Kaz, you’re amazing. You have heard every word we have been saying and have put all the features we wanted! Honestly, this is the game I’m most excited for in the history of gaming.

    • Jun. 22, 6:53am
      Jake

      now i can finally test the circuits i design!! gr8! ive always dreamt of this!! if this is really true, my psn user is Jake_said . U’ll surely find my circuits and ill upload d1 drivers circuits they create that are built up of their favourite corners of real life circuits!!!!!!

    • Jun. 22, 6:54am
      Jake

      d f1* drivers’

    • Jun. 22, 8:35am
      brellnob

      I almost want to cry with this news. Absolutely wonderful.

    • Jun. 22, 10:16am
      racingchamp30

      It is showing that yamauchi and polyphony went to pain stakingly ways to make GT5 mind blowing. This leaves all others racers in the dust!!! HAHAHAHHAHHAHA

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