Gran Turismo HD: The First Racing Game With No Cars?

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo HD' started by DraggingSlayer, Sep 29, 2006.

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  1. DraggingSlayer


    Straight from the pages of Famitsu - the all knowing yet impossible to read by most westerners - Japanese gaming magazine, 1UP picks up the story behind Sony’s plans for the Gran Turismo HD remake for PS3 via an interview with producer Kazunori Yamauchi. Two versions will accommodate players with different payment options, yet strangely enough, only the premium package contains two courses and an incomplete list of 30 unlockable cars during gameplay (with the same amount to be added at a later date). The regular version contains no cars whatsoever,
    a hilarious development to say the least, as fans are wondering what exactly Sony will provide for your money, hinting at a game with no content.

    Here comes the novelty, since Sony is already looking further into the future to their upcoming online distribution service and advances a new payment scheme involving microtransactions. It is still uncertain if Sony will reinforce the same model for the American market, but in Japan, car pricing will range between 50-100 yen ($0.43-$0.85) and courses between 200-500 yen ($1.71-$4.26). There are approximately 750 cars and 50 tracks available for purchase, thus, should one buy all the available game items, the pricing would raise to a minimum of $450, not counting on the initial purchase. I am not the only one finding the sum outrageous, a considerable difference from the $60 announced average price for PS3 games.

    According to all of this, GTHD will suck if all of this holds together. We will have to wait & hope its massive library of cars, parts & tracks are all included in the game. Otherwise, corporate imperialism has made its move dragging us to a world of chaos where we are slaves of a system where we are forced to buy what they tell us to.
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  3. Robin

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    ^What he said......

    Gosh this is really old news, please search before posting a new thread...

  4. Tenacious D

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    And not to mention that Sony is still going over its Japanese pricing structure. Because Japan is more accomodating to this sort of thing vs the west, no one knows what form GTHD is actually going to take. Because of the delay in release over here, who knows what will or won't be included. We'll just have to wait and see.
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