More Multi-Platform Gran Turismo Rumors

April 6th, 2009 by Jordan

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There may be a hint of sensationalist link-baiting in VG247′s latest headline about Gran Turismo 5 – indeed, you can’t help but wonder why they didn’t mention these comments by SCEA Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller in their article last month.  Regardless, his additional comments reinforce the important notion that the GT series is coming to platforms other than the PS3:

“[Polyphony Digital] report directly into our CEO, Kaz Hirai, so it’s a little bit of a ‘wait and see’,” the exec told VG247 when asked when we can expect to see GT5.

“But we look for that franchise to continue on as many platforms as possible.”

You won’t see GTPlanet jumping to any rediculous conclusions about a PC (or Xbox, ha!) release, but Mr. Koller’s broad choice of words there is still raising a few eyebrows.  E3 2009 may be even more interesting than we originally thought…

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  1. dedyradix

    Yessssssssss…excelent…We need GT on PC !! We don’t care about sony and Microsoft and all about their company competition..and all about sony income for sale their PS3. Stupid Reason…and we must keep support all PC gamers in the world..LolololoLLL

    On PC microsoft just a popular gaming Operating systems. If Sony relesed GT on PC we are buy SONY product and Microsoft product…so what’s the problem hah…???

    Sony vs Microsoft Just an OLD stupid competition market…and kill 3rd person..like PC Gamers…

    Let’s Gamers choose who’s the best..??
    Microsoft Product or Sony Product..just it…

    If sony released GT on PC game for wINDOWS…we not only need one of them (sony/microsoft)…but we need both of them to run it on PC hardware. So it’s fair ….

  2. sony1234

    SONY SHOULD LET GT GOTO XBOX360..and swap halo for ps3..and no1 screw anyone..but i cant see this happening not at all….

  3. dedyradix

    Hope sony create new team developers for PC game title like Grand turismo …>600 CARS and +96 TRACK until now …no PC title have it…

  4. dedyradix

    Pc remains a possibility, as i see that happening. A bad ass high end gaming rig, maxxed out settings etc… o.O…

    We just want Grand Turismo PC.. it will be more have great graphic and posibility built in LEVEL Editor

    /////////////////

    If sony can’t ported GT to PC ..i hope there is will be other title PC game like grand turismo from other second SONY/POLYPHONY Developers …

  5. As eluded to in the cryptic message by Amar212. The ps3 (2 versions), possible psp2? It wouldnt suprise me if there was a watered down version of GT5 on the ps2, and even the psp.

    Some might think it would be pointless to have a watered down ps2 GT5 title, but I still know many, many people still have, and play the ps2 with really no intent on buying a ps3. (atleast not yet… maybe on the next possible price drop.)

    Pc remains a possibility, as i see that happening. A bad ass high end gaming rig, maxxed out settings etc… o.O

  6. dedyradix

    Ok..lets finish this….this is a Really Rummor or 1 million Bulsyet FAKE !!!!! ahhh…or it just April Fools…Kazunori Yamauchi must explain it….. ?????

  7. dedyradix

    I will say the best thing on Grand Tursimo Just Only on huge Car Colection ….>500 cars and great simulation racing games gameplay…Others NoTTTHinGG. Graphic,PhySX and others…not to good.

  8. Cocomoto

    dedyradix, are you serious ?
    So, microsoft have to port Halo and Gears of War to PS3 too ? Or maybe Sony bring to pc and 360 God of War ? Or maybe Nintendo port all the stuff of Wiimote to others games only because isnt everyone who can have a Wii ?
    Cmon, open your eyes…

    PS: Sorry for the bad english

  9. dedyradix

    Iam gamer from indonesia….always hope and hope…someday GRAND TURISMO will PORTED into PC GAMES….If you just care for PS 3 gamer fans you are so suck….SONY egoistic…SONY not cares for all PC Gamer in the world…they all hope someday their one of the most legendary favorite racing games “Grand Turismo” ported to their PC…

    Not all people have PS3… i hope SONY not egoistic….

    May be this is imposible hope,…but we are here always hope and hope this dream someday will come true…

    Hello, My name is dedy. Iam PC gamer from Indonesia. We are here PC gamer always hope and hope…someday Grand Turismo Ported

    into PC. I know GT series exclusive for Playstation, because sony computer made this game for their console (Sony

    PlayStation).

    Grand Turismo have incredible car collection in the world for video game car racing…until now.. nothing Racing game for PC

    have car more than 200. Only GT series have it…

    I hope someday Sony Pholyphony release Grand Turismo Exclusive for multiplatform….PC and other platform…PLEASE..only 1

    word i can say to you SONY….

    Thank You…and remember…

    We are here always hope this dream will come true…PLAY Grand Turismo on Our PC…

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    About Grand Turismo Rumor Ported to Multiplatform
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    http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/2008/04/15/gran_turismo_to_hit_the_pc_/1

    Gran Turismo to hit the PC?
    Author: Joe Martin
    Published: 15th April 2008

    Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of the Gran Turismo racing simulation series on the PlayStation, has hinted in an interview

    with a German website that the series may be making the move away from Sony exclusivity and towards the PC.

    Speaking to DerStandard, Kazunori said that it was hugely unlikely that Gran Turismo would come to the any consoles other

    than the PlayStation 3, but it was possible the racing sim could make the jump to PC. For some reason he hinted that this was

    an even stronger possibility for the Chinese market too…

    “It’s very, very unlikely that GT will be appearing on another console. But maybe it’ll be released on PC. Particularly for

    the Chinese market,” said Kazunori.

    The comment doesn’t clarify exactly if Kazunori is referring to ports of the old GT games or multiplatform releases of the

    upcoming Gran Turismo 5, but it would seem logical to expect that he’s referring GT5 rather than a port of an original

    PlayStation game.

    It begs the question then, are racing simulations of that depth and quality of interest to PC players, or are the better

    played with a controller than a keyboard? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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    More Multi-Platform Gran Turismo Rumors

    There may be a hint of sensationalist link-baiting in VG247’s latest headline about Gran Turismo 5 – indeed, you can’t help

    but wonder why they didn’t mention these comments by SCEA Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller in their article last

    month. Regardless, his additional comments reinforce the important notion that the GT series is coming to platforms other

    than the PS3:

    “[Polyphony Digital] report directly into our CEO, Kaz Hirai, so it’s a little bit of a ‘wait and see’,” the exec told

    VG247 when asked when we can expect to see GT5.

    “But we look for that franchise to continue on as many platforms as possible.”

    You won’t see GTPlanet jumping to any rediculous conclusions about a PC (or Xbox, ha!) release, but Mr. Koller’s broad choice

    of words there is still raising a few eyebrows. E3 2009 may be even more interesting than we originally thought…

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    Gran Turismo 5 to be Released on “Multiple Platforms”

    In a revealing statement from last week’s Game Developer’s Conference, SCEA Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller

    mentioned that Gran Turismo 5 will be released across “all platforms” when it “makes the most sense”. The comments came from

    a Q&A session and were just picked up by VG247:

    “Ultimately, they [Polyphony Digital] are a developer who makes a lot of their own decisions, but we are looking at GT5

    across all platforms, just to see what makes the most sense. [...] Seriously though, there is really nothing we can really

    say about it, other than it’s a franchise we would like to continue. So, other than that, we don’t really have any

    announcements regarding the game at this time.”

    Now, what the heck does that mean? GT5 will almost certainly not be released on any hardware that competes with Sony’s

    franchise, and it won’t be on older systems (PS2). That leaves the obvious PlayStation 3 and re-affirms that development of

    Gran Turismo Mobile for the PSP is ongoing. This idea is in line with recent comments about GT Mobile from Kazunori Yamauchi

    himself, and fits the cryptic hints about GT’s future shared by highly respected GTPlanet member amar212 in our forums.

    Of course, it’s worth mentioning two more “radical” interpretations of John Koller’s comments which, despite being highly

    unlikely, can logically be made. Less than one year ago, Kazunori Yamauchi declared that Gran Turismo could be coming to the

    PC, and that the mysterious Gran Turismo for Boys is still in the works. Could both or either of these games be what Mr.

    Koller is referring to? Time will tell…

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    PLEASE CARES YOUR PC GAMERS FANS GRAND TURISMO HERE…
    ]WE ARE ALL HERE HOPE SONY NOT EGOISTIC JUST RELEASE GRAND TURISMO ON PLAYSTATION….

  10. Quote=BMFan, “The main reason i bought the PS3 was for GT5,if i didn’t care about GT i would have probably not bought the PS3 and upgraded my pc with the money.Could of bought a much better GPU than the 1950gt.
    If it go’s to Xbox i will sell my GT5P copy and never buy a PD game again,which will be a sad day because then i have to rely on the NFS franchise”

    Haha, right, and your upgraded PC would already be well out of date anyway, so what would you have achieved?

    How pathetic. You bought a PS3 for GT5, and if it goes over to Xbox 360 as well you won’t bother at all with the franchise? Your loss kid, it’s stupid logic, but clearly you are one of the fanbotic idiots who despises any other gamer who gets the chance to experience their beloved franchise on another format. GROW UP.

  11. Although it’s highly unlikely that GT5 will turn up on any non-sony platform, It might have something to do with this OnLive thing (if that doesn’t turn out to be vapour ware).

    It just seems as the only reasonable multi-platform jump for PD.

  12. I don’t think GT5 will have a release on the Xbox 360. Maybe the other series like GT6, GT7 or something. Because there already is a GT5 Prologue on the ps3, there is an exclusive Logitech Driving force GT ps3 wheel (which I am using :P), the cars from GT Academy were sponsored by Playstation, so I just don’t (want to) believe that GT5 will have a release on multi platforms. :P This cannot happen. Like other people said: I bought a ps3 because of this game!!! :D

  13. Lucozade

    He didnt say “multi platform” so he means there going to be more GT’s on the next PS4, PS5 ect.

  14. Allen Ray

    besides i have GT5 PROLOGUE only??!! =D

  15. Allen Ray

    i agree what Joachim is saying about GT5!!!?? :P

  16. Allen Ray

    its won’t make sense if Gran Turismo 5 was coming to the 360,its will only make sense when it’s in the PS3 and PSPs!!!??? ;P

  17. I think, as many others have said, that he was merely referring to other Sony consoles. PD are a first party developer, they are simply not allowed to produce a game for anything that isn’t made by Sony (without Sony’s permission) and I can’t think of an example where Sony have ever let one of their first party devs make a game for anything without ‘PlayStation’ in its name.

    It could also be a mis-translation, he may be referring to the media type? e.g. blu-ray and PSN? Seems a bit of a long shot though, I mean think how big-a-download the full GT5 is going to be? No thanks.

    Also, not wanting to sound like a dirty fanboy (I’m not) but I don’t know that a 360 is capable of running this. I mean PD always get the best out of the console so it wouldn’t be a simple port to 360. They’d have to re-code the entire thing, with optimizations for the 360′s hardware., which is pretty damn different. PC would be easier I guess, since they could do a Crysis and just wait for the hardware to catch up. Still, seems extremely unlikely.

  18. Joachim

    IF GT5 will be able on xbox 360, I get realy sad.. I bought PS3 60GB for 7-800$ in 2007 because they said GT5 would be released on PS3 that year.. and now, we can hear that it will be able for xbox 360 gamers to play GT5 for only 200$! F**k I hate it :( But.. as you also are saying, I don’t belive that GT5 are coming for Xbox 360, but we’ll see..

  19. The main reason i bought the PS3 was for GT5,if i didn’t care about GT i would have probably not bought the PS3 and upgraded my pc with the money.Could of bought a much better GPU than the 1950gt.
    If it go’s to Xbox i will sell my GT5P copy and never buy a PD game again,which will be a sad day because then i have to rely on the NFS franchise

  20. Mr Latte

    Its only taken 5 years to get to this point.
    HAA what about PSP version, and now talk of other platforms what a load of …..

    Even if it gets announced it will probably take them AGES to actually release for PC or whatever they are considering.

    I wish GTP would find something concrete to report and its amazing a website such as this dedicated to the core fan CANNOT get a scoop of information direct from P Digital.

    E3 whats happening?
    Has GT5P updates been dropped?
    Will GT5 appear 2009?

  21. firas sabri

    i think Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller he didnt know about what he is saying !!!

    polyphony digital is a part of “scew”

    so how gt5 gonna realese 2 another console

    is it true i think kazunori gonna realese a mini edsion for PC called “GT ONLINE” and its goes to ” sony online entertainmet”

    coz sony always make “mmorpg” games exclusive 4 pc from (SOE)

  22. dbarrade

    Again, I think this is refering to media as platforms, BD and PSN.

  23. Yes, like that. Personally, I don’t think even a PC release can reasonably be expected.

  24. So, like the future like PS4, PSP2, those stuff?

  25. As others have noted, I think his comment ultimately refers to the long-term future of the series on the next several generations of Sony hardware.

  26. mimaximax

    People already bought ps3 just to play GT5. If we have to buy a bluray drive to get the game with maxed graphics on PC, I think lots of people will download it instead.

  27. d3br34k5

    I have a blu-ray drive in my PC.

    Anyone who wants to play GT5 on a PC is going to have to shell out big bucks for the hardware to run it.

  28. mimaximax

    Or maybe selling the game on several DVDs.

  29. mimaximax

    What about DVD vs Bluray format ? Do people think GT5 will be shrinked to a dual layer dvd ? I think it will be hard to release the game on bluray for 360 and PCs…

    Or maybe 9gb is enough for the whole GT5…

  30. Jordan, you sound like you’re hiding something from us until it happens. Are you?

  31. Commenter1

    “But we look for that franchise to continue on as many platforms as possible.”

    I interpret this as PS3,PS4,PS5…

    and PS2 PSP

    Could be a misunderstanding because of a translation too…

  32. bullshnit

    I highly doubt it will come to PC or 360, PS2 and PSP is possible. PD is owned by Sony so I don’t understand how they operate as a separate entity like the previous article says. With a console race as tight as ever you’d think that Sony would keep it exclusive.

    I too bought a PS3 for GT5. I would be seriously disappointed if it went multi just because the quality will go down (fact). Everyone would just pirate it on PC (including me) and that would take away millions of sales.

  33. Watevaman

    I’m not reading this as a mutlicompany multiplatform statement, but rather as a statement that GT5 is not the end of the line and that they want to keep making GT on Sony consoles as they keep coming out.

    However, I’m probably wrong.

  34. random guest

    I think multiplatform is allways a good thing. It means more people can buy and enjoy the game, though I don’t really think it will be coming on 360 or PC… Well, looking forward to E3.

    Though if they do release it on multiple platforms, I fear the final product might not come out as polished as it could be. I’m still sure that I’m going to enjoy it, so I don’t really care.

  35. CyborgGT

    Obviously a competing console, such as 360 or Wii, is out of the question as long as Polyphony is owned by Sony (it was an SCEA employee who announced this news afterall, not PD), but I see the PC as a very likely possibility. You guys acknowledged yourself that Yamauchi said he wanted to bring the series to PC (specifically, he said he wanted this for the Chinese market to expand the series’s reach). “As many platforms as possible” means just that: as possible. PS3, PSP, PC. Maybe a PS2 port of the PSP game, but I remember reading that the PSP game was supposed to supplement the full GT5.

  36. d3br34k5

    I’ve really enjoyed my PS3 and the time I’ve spent with Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, but I’d be lying if I said I wouldn’t be a little perturbed at a multi-platform launch of Gran Turismo 5.

    My gaming PC is quite capable and I would upgrade my system specifically to get the most from GT5 on PC, but I purchased a PS3 under the guise that GT5 would be coming exclusively to this system.

    If GT5 turns out to be multi-platform, I wont be able to help myself from feeling a little bit tricked into my PS3 purchase.


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