Pre-release GT5:Prologue Thread Firmware 2.17 mandatory for GT5:P? (and Pictures)

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UPDATE INFO 13-03-2008

As the new update 2.17 avilable today, there is a hint it will be needed for playing GT5:Prologue for some reason (thanx Tiduz from Neogaf):

Tiduz
"Please install firmware 2.17 on your PLAYSTATION 3 which is available from the 13th of March. Before playing Gran Turismo 5 Prologue™, please make sure that this firmware has been installed on your PLAYSTATION 3."

from gt5 beta test, wont say who i got it from. Up to you to believe me or not.


UPDATE INFO 11-03-2008

Plethora of NEW SCREENS available, including almighty F40. From post #2829 onwards, major update at 12/03/08, from post #2949 onwards (thnx Alba)

UPDATE INFO 07-03-2008

FULL OFFICIAL EU/PAL PRESS-RELEASE has been published by SCEE today (including vehicle list - 5 cars are missing when compared to those announced to US: Lexus IS F Tuned Car, Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) Tuned Car, Peugeot 207GTI '07, Peugeot 307cc Premium AVN '04 and RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7.)

Gran Turismo 5 PrologueTM line-up now confirmed

71 of the hottest vehicles make the PLAYSTATION®3 starting grid

o Ferrari returns this March with four stunning cars

o Features cars from US, Japan, Germany, France, Italy and Great Britain

o Online racing, Hi-Def graphics, new physics engine and even a TV channel

Love Ferrari, Nissan, Honda, Dodge, BMW, Aston Martin, Subaru and Lotus? You’ll love Gran Turismo 5 Prologue™ – the prequel title showcasing the forthcoming Gran Turismo 5 for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™). Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is the latest instalment of one of the most successful global gaming franchises of the last ten years – renowned for its realism, quality of design and in-car physics technology – now, with the power of PS3 behind it, it’s going from strength to strength. The 71-car-strong vehicle list is now confirmed – here are a few highlights of what you’ll be able to race this March:

o Audi R8 4.2 FSI R Tronic

o BMW M3

o Dodge VIPER GTS

o Ferrari 599

o Honda INTEGRA TYPE R (DC5)

o Lotus Elise 111R

o Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG '02

o Nissan GT-R

o Aston Martin DB9 Coupe

o Subaru IMPREZA WRX STI

And there’s more – much more. We’re talking a grand total of 71 of the hottest vehicles from the world’s most iconic manufacturers – all officially licensed and all rendered in High Definition. The game features six seriously realistic, tracks all drivable in two layouts. There’s also all-new driving physics for the most lifelike driving experience ever and new, improved opponent artificial intelligence for the toughest race challenge yet. And, for the first ever time in the franchise, there’s online multiplayer - up to 16 players will be able to go head-to-head on PLAYSTATION®Network (PSN). Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is available both on Blu-ray disc and as a download from PSN this March.

Here’s a quick overview of the key features you’ll get with Gran Turismo 5 Prologue:

Key Features:
The first ever Gran Turismo title with online racing: drive online against up to 16 other Gran Turismo aces
Race a total of 71 stunning cars:
Race the Eiger Nordwand, Daytona International Speedway, the London City Track, Fuji Speedway, Suzuka and the High Speed Ring - then race them all in alternative layouts
All-new physics engine means true next-generation vehicle handling
All-new and improved opponent AI for a nail-biting race experience
Access to Gran Turismo TV : a world of great motoring TV programming online including the BBCs Top Gear
In-game museum featuring the history and heritage of the top car manufacturers
My Garage - a personalised homepage feature with calendar, clock and map & weather of major race circuits worldwide
Quick Tune facility allows you to adjust power, tyres, suspension and more
All in stunning High Definition at 1080p

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Additional Features for Europe:
Drift Mode – The player’s drifting technique is measured based on drift angles, racing lines, and speeds within evaluation zones located at various turns on the course.
In Depth Car Tuning – Players have the ability to adjust the vehicle’s performance, including power, tyres, suspension and the ability for quick tuning whilst racing.
Two-player Split Screen Racing – Allows players to race head-to-head offline.
New Race Events – Online racing fans can join in on a new set of scheduled events and time trials.

To find out more, visit www.granturismoworld.com. ENDS

Notes to Editors:

For more information about Gran Turismo 5 Prologue on PS3, please contact your local PR manager.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Full Vehicle List:

Lexus IS F '07
Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II Nur '02
Nissan Fairlady Z Version S '07
Nissan Skyline Sedan 350GT Type SP '06
Nissan Skyline Coupe Concept '07
Nissan Skyline Coupe 370GT Type SP '07
Nissan Skyline Coupe (V36) Tuned Car
Nissan GT-R Proto '05
Nissan GT-R '07
Honda Integra TYPE R '04
Honda NSX Type R '02
Acura NSX '91
Mazda Atenza Sport (2007 Tokyo Motor Show reference exhibit)
Mazda RX-8 Type S '03
Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD)
Mazda RX-7 (FD) Special Tuned Car
Subaru Impreza WRX STI (18inch BBS Wheel Option) '07
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STI spec C Type RA '05
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR '05
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Premium Package '07
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR Tuned Car
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Tuned Car
Suzuki Cappuccino '95
Suzuki Swift Sport '07
Suzuki Cervo SR '07
Suzuki Cappuccino Tuned Car
Suzuki Swift Sport Tuned Car
Daihatsu Copen Active Top '02
Daihatsu OFC-1 '07
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 '06
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) Tuned Car
Dodge Viper GTS '02
Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe '06
Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe Tuned Car
Ford Mustang V8 GT Coupe Premium '07
Ford GT '05
Ford Focus ST '06
Ford GT Tuned Car
Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic '07
Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro '07
BMW Z4 '03
BMW 135i Coupe '07
BMW M3 Coupe '07
BMW 135tii '08
Mini Cooper-S '06
Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG '02
Volkswagen Golf GTI '01
Volkswagen Golf V GTI '05
Alfa Romeo 147 TI 2.0 TWIN SPARK '06
Alfa Romeo Brera Sky Window 3.2 JTS Q4 '06
Ferrari 599 '06
Ferrari F430 '06
Ferrari 512BB '76
Ferrari F40 '92
Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione '91
Citroen C4 Coupe 2.0VTS '06
Renault Clio Renault Sport V6 24V '00
Clio Renault Sport V6 24V Tuned Car
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe '06
Jaguar XK Coupe '06
Lotus Elise 111R '04
Lotus Elise '96
Lotus Elise 111R Tuned Car
Lotus Elise Tuned Car
TVR Tuscan Speed 6 '00
TVR Tamora '02
Art Morrison Corvette'60
Amuse/Opera Performance Gran Turismo 350Z RS
Amuse S2000 GT1 Turbo
Mine's BNR34 Skyline GT-R N1 base '06
Blitz Dunlop ER34 '07

For more information contact:

SCEE Press Centre
Email: scee_presscentre@scee.net
Tel:+44 (0)20 7859 5000

About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PLAYSTATION®3, PlayStation®2 and PSP?(PlayStation®Portable) software and hardware in 99 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories. Since the launch of PLAYSTATION 3 in November 2006 and the end of January 2008, over 10 million units have been sold globally and continue to be sold at a record level. Between the beginning of April 2006 and the end of January 2008, over 26 million PlayStation 2 consoles have been sold worldwide, continuing its position as one of the most successful consumer electronic products in history. Between the beginning of April 2006 and the end of January 2008, over 20 million PSP systems have been sold worldwide.

More information about PlayStation products can be found at
http://www.playstation.com or visit the Virtual Press Office at
http://www.scee.presscentre.com.

PlayStation, PSP and the PlayStation logo are registered trademarks of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. UMD (Universal Media Disc) is a trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

ENDS****


UPDATE INFO 06-03-2008

MAJOR THANX TO ALBA!

Here's a press release for the NA (EU too I guess) version.

Vehicles, Tracks and Additional Features Confirmed for Gran Turismo(TM)5 Prologue in North America

Famed Racing Franchise's 5th Installment Will Include Over 60 Vehicles, Six
Tracks and a Host of Additional Features for North American PLAYSTATION(R)3
Users

FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer
Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the robust vehicle
roster, track list and a host of additional features for the April 17 North
American availability of Gran Turismo(TM)5 Prologue, exclusively on
PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)). Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is the latest
installment of the billion dollar selling racing franchise and intense
precursor to Gran Turismo(TM)5. Headlining the roster of over 60 vehicles
and 14 additional tuned cars is the Ferrari 599, the Nissan GT-R and the
Audi R8 4.2 FSI R Tronic. Players can race these cars and many more around
six meticulously rendered tracks, including Daytona International
Speedway(R), London City track and a series favorite, High Speed Ring.
Furthermore, additional features will be available to North American
consumers, including a Drift Mode, Car Tuning, two-player split screen
racing and a new set of offline and online Race Events.

"This impressive vehicle lineup and the additional features that cater
to North American racing fans are great compliments to Gran Turismo 5
Prologue's stunning 1080p graphics and revolutionary online features," said
Scott A. Steinberg, vice president, product marketing, SCEA. "Fans are sure
to be pleased with the first Gran Turismo product for sale on PLAYSTATION
3."

Vehicle Roster
Acura NSX '91
Alfa Romeo 147 TI 2.0 TWIN SPARK '06
Alfa Romeo Brera Sky Window 3.2 JTS Q4 '06
Amuse S2000 GT1 Turbo
Amuse/Opera Performance Gran Turismo 350Z RS
Art Morrison Corvette'60
Aston Martin DB9 Coupe '06
Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic '07
Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro '07
Blitz Dunlop ER34 '07
BMW 135i Coupe '07
BMW 135tii '08
BMW M3 Coupe '07
BMW Z4 '03
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6) Tuned Car
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 '06
Citroen C4 Coupe 2.0VTS '06
Clio Renault Sport V6 24V Tuned Car
Daihatsu Copen Active Top '02
Daihatsu OFC-1 '07
Dodge Viper GTS
Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe
Dodge Viper SRT10 Coupe Tuned Car
Ferrari 512BB '76
Ferrari 599 '06
Ferrari F40 '92
Ferrari F430 '06
Ford Focus ST '06
Ford GT '05
Ford GT Tuned Car
Ford Mustang V8 GT Coupe Premium '07
Honda Integra TYPE R '04
Honda NSX Type R '02
Jaguar XK Coupe '06
Lancia Delta HF Integrale Evoluzione '91
Lexus IS F '07
Lexus IS F Tuned Car
Lotus Elise 111R '04
Lotus Elise 111R Tuned Car
Lotus Elise '96
Lotus Elise Tuned Car
Mazda Atenza Sport (2007 Tokyo Motor Show reference exhibit)
Mazda RX-7 (FD) Special Tuned Car
Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) '02
Mazda RX-7 Spirit R Type A (FD) Tuned Car
Mazda RX-8 Type S '03
Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG '02
Mine's BNR34 Skyline GT-R N1 base '06
Mini Cooper-S '06
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR '05
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Premium Package '07
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Tuned Car
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR Tuned Car
Nissan Fairlady Z Version S '07
Nissan GT-R '07
Nissan GT-R Proto '05
Nissan Skyline Coupe (V36) Tuned Car
Nissan Skyline Coupe 370GT Type SP '07
Nissan Skyline Coupe Concept '07
Nissan Skyline GT-R V-spec II Nur '02
Nissan Skyline Sedan 350GT Type SP '06
Peugeot 207GTI '07
Peugeot 307cc Premium AVN '04
RE Amemiya FD3S RX-7
Renault Clio Renault Sport V6 24V '00
Subaru Impreza Sedan WRX STI spec C Type RA '05
Subaru Impreza WRX STI (18inch BBS Wheel Option) '07
Suzuki Cappuccino '95
Suzuki Cappuccino Tuned Car
Suzuki Cervo SR '07
Suzuki Swift Sport '07
Suzuki Swift Sport Tuned Car
TVR Tamora '02
TVR Tuscan Speed 6 '00
Volkswagen Golf GTI '01
Volkswagen Golf V GTI '05

Track List
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will feature six tracks, each with two track
layouts.


Suzuka Circuit
Eiger Nordwand
Fuji Speedway
London City Track
Daytona International Speedway(R)
High Speed Ring

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Additional Features for North America

-- Drift Mode -- The player's drifting technique is measured based on
drift angles, racing lines, and speeds within evaluation zones located
at various turns on the course.
-- In Depth Car Tuning -- Players have the ability to adjust the
vehicle's performance, including power, weight, tires and suspension.
-- Two-player Split Screen Racing -- Allows players to race head-to-head
against friends and foes offline.
-- New Race Events -- New racing events and time trials are available for
players to race both offline and online. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
supports up to 16 players racing online simultaneously.


Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will feature various innovative and
revolutionary modes to harness the PS3's capabilities while further
developing an automotive lifestyle and global community. Among them is Gran
Turismo(TM)TV, a new dedicated online channel available exclusively from
PLAYSTATION(R)Network that delivers worldwide motorsport programming and
manufacturer content. A new in-cockpit view features real-time gauges and
human animations that accurately represent the true performance and
handling of each vehicle. More dynamic and adjustable Artificial
Intelligence, a user homepage called My Page and a new physics engine round
out some of the other features players can expect in Gran Turismo 5
Prologue. To extend the realistic driving experience, Prologue is also
compatible with the new DUALSHOCK(R)3 wireless controller, which has
vibration functionality.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available for $39.99 SRP on Blu-ray
Disc(TM) (BD) and as a download via PLAYSTATION(R)Store. The BD version
will offer added value with an exclusive behind-the-scenes High Definition
(HD) video feature called "Beyond the Apex".

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) rating for
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is "E" for "Everyone." For more information about
the ESRB visit http://www.esrb.org.

Sorry if it was already posted :embarrassed:



UPDATE INFO 28-2-2008


European Bundle for GT5: Prologue has been announced, and now it's accompanied with picture showing the bundle. Retail price should be 399 euros while bundle should be on disposal day after the solo-game - March 29. Official announcement is still on hold. Notice that bundle should come with "normal" Sixaxis, not with DualShock 3 (wierd).

PackGT.jpg


New Official wheel for Gran Turismo series announced - all info and discussion in a separate thread:
https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showthread.php?t=102724

ViewMedia


Release dates for EU and US semi-official confirmations:

EU RELEASE DATE - March 28, 2008
US RELEASE DATE - April 17, 2008


UPDATE INFO 29-1-2008


So, below is official press-release form SCEA. Note few intresting bits, but somehow I doubt to beleive in them because we all know that PR often missintrerpret the reality. Notice that RD is set to "spring".

However, here are the most intresting "facts" for US release:

• Race more than 60 high-performance and exhaustively detailed cars, including vehicles from Ferrari, Audi, Nissan and Mitsubishi,
• Quick Tune facility allows you to adjust power, tires, suspension and more.

FULL PRESS RELEASE
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

FACT SHEET

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA)
Developer: Polyphony Digital, Inc.
Platform: PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™)
Genre: Racing
Release: Spring 2008
Rating: “RP” for Rating Pending

OVERVIEW

With more than 47 million units shipped worldwide, the award-winning Gran Turismo™ franchise has raced far beyond a driving simulator experience; it is a global lifestyle. Setting the bar to unprecedented heights of realism, quality of design and physics technology with every product release, famed developer Polyphony Digital, Inc. continues to obscure the line between simulation and reality with the newest iteration of its blockbuster franchise, Gran Turismo™ 5 Prologue, exclusively for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™).

Available on Blu-ray Disc and as a download via PLAYSTATION®Network, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue showcases the automotive experience that is imminent with Gran Turismo 5. Featuring over 60 meticulously detailed cars - including vehicles by Ferrari, Audi and Nissan - for users to race on five beautifully rendered reversible tracks from around the globe, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue runs in stunning1080p High Definition. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will also introduce to the franchise an in-cockpit view, providing a unique perspective for racers and featuring real-time gauges and human animations that accurately represent the true performance and handling of each vehicle. Additionally, in conjunction with a robust offline experience, for the first time in the history of the franchise Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will support up to 16 players racing head-to-head online, complete with community events and leaderboards, to quell any question of who is the best driver in the “World of GT.”

Dedicated to expanding the user’s immersion in automotive culture, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will feature access to Gran Turismo™ TV, a dedicated online channel available exclusively from PLAYSTATION Network that delivers some of the greatest motorsport and manufacturer content that television has to offer.

KEY FEATURES

• A first for the franchise, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue supports online racing with up to 16 drivers racing simultaneously on a beautifully rendered race track.
• Race more than 60 high-performance and exhaustively detailed cars, including vehicles from Ferrari, Audi, Nissan and Mitsubishi.
• Race on five stunningly realistic tracks, including the Eiger Nordwand, the London City Track and Suzuka.
• A new physics engine delivers next-generation vehicle handling. True to the heritage of the Gran Turismo franshise, this new physics engine provides unprecedented realism and authentic handling specific to each car.
• A new in-cockpit view provides a unique perspective for racers and features a customized dashboard for each of the cars in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. Real-time gauges and human animations accurately represent the true performance and handling of each vehicle.
• All-new and improved opponent AI for a nail-biting and more strategic race racing experience.
• Access to Gran Turismo TV: a clearinghouse of great motoring TV (video) programming (both HD and SD – all broadcast quality) online through PLAYSTATION Network.
• To extend the realistic driving experience, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is also compatible with the new DUALSHOCK®3 controller, which has vibration functionality.
• Quick Tune facility allows you to adjust power, tires, suspension and more.
• Gran Turismo 5 Prologue runs in stunning High Definition at 1080p (race: 1080p-60fps, replay: 1080p-30fps)

NEWS UPDATE 11-12-07:

GT5: Prologue OFFICAL PRODUCT OVERVIEW

DEFAULT ONLINE FEATURES
News - Dealer News
Information Motor Sports News
Map and Weather of Major Circuits Worldwide
Calendar

ADDITIONAL ONLINE FEATURES (FROM 25th December)
Online Events (Multiplayer Race with Maximum 16 People)
Online Events (Time Trial)
Online Time Trial Ranking Boards
Download Ghosts from Online Time Trial Ranking Boards

GAME MODES:
Arcade (Singe Race with Maximum 16 Cars)
Arcade (Time Trial)
Race Events (3 categories / 24 events)

TRACKS AND CARS LIST

TRACKS: 5 Courses 10 Layouts:
Superspeedway - Daytona International Speedway
The Road Course - Daytona International Speedway
Suzuka Circuit
Suzuka Circuit East Course
Fuji Speedway F
Fuji Speedway GT
Eiger Nordwand (Forward)
Eiger Nordwand (Reverse)
London (Forward)
London (Reverse)

CARS:
Acura NSX
Alfa Romeo 147 TI 2.0 TWIN SPARK
Alfa Romeo Brera Sky Window 3.2 JTS Q4
Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic
Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro
BMW BMW Z4
BMW BMW 135i Coupe
BMW BMW M3 Coupe
Chevrolet Corvette Z06 (C6)
Daihatsu Copen Active Top
Daihatsu OFC-1
Dodge VIPER GTS
Ferrari 599
Ferrari F430
Ford Mustang V8 GT Coupe Premium
Honda INTEGRA TYPE R (DC5)
Lancia DELTA HF Integrale Evoluzione
Lexus IS F
Lotus Elise 111R
Lotus Elise
Mazda ATENZA Sport (2007 Tokyo Motor Show reference exhibit)
Mercedes-Benz SL 55 AMG (R230)
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution IX GSR
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X GSR Premium Package
Nissan SKYLINE GT-R Vspec II Nur (R34)
Nissan Fairlady Z Version S (Z33)
Nissan Skyline Sedan 350GT Type SP (V36)
Nissan Skyline Coupe Concept
Nissan Skyline Coupe 370GT Type SP (V36)
Nissan GT-R Proto
Nissan GT-R (R35)
Renault Clio Renault Sport V6 24V
Subaru IMPREZA WRX STI (18inch BBS Wheel Option)
Suzuki Cappuccino (EA21R)
Suzuki SWIFT Sport
TVR Tuscan Speed Six
Volkswagen Golf IV GTI

Notice: No racing cars confirmed or announced, guess some surprises awaits us since there is only 37 cars on this list

ALL info:
http://www.gran-turismo.com/en/gt5p/news/d1520.html


NEWS UPDATE 26-09-07:

GT5: Prologue in March 2008 for outside of Japan

Basically, I've got a 99% percent confirmation for this, so it is true. :(

We could pretty much expect this, it's a part of tradion for GT games after all :D

Basically, my source has unoficially confirmed me that Gran Turismo 5: Prologue release on non-Japanese terrirtores has been postponed for Q1 2008, probably for March release. In other words, Play-Asia, here we come. Double sales for SCEi, but they've learned they praxis with GT4 after all :)

Do not mourn though, who thought they'll come on time has forget sheer amount of language-translations that PAL relaese have to oblige for releasing the game on all PAL territories.

6 months then for official PAL online-racing, and December will show how will Japanese servers cope with ping of all of us from rest of the world :D

Oh and yes - if you're going to share this GTP exclusive news to another places, please quote the GTP source. Thanx :)



NEWS UPDATE 24-09-07:

Famitsu's video of TGS Gt5:Prologue presentation held by Kazunori Yamauchi:

http://www.famitsu.com/fwtv/?71210674


New video (off screen) at Gamespot, first seeing of LONDON CITY TRACK and DAYTONA.

http://www.gamespot.com/video/942026/6179462/gran-turismo-5-prologue-official-trailer-4


Final track for GT5:P is Daytona, with both configurations - oval and infield (Rolex) course.

Tokyo Game Show is behind, and many new info has surfaced. However, this one in the most important - SCEA has pretty much confirmed GT5:P release in North America. ALPHA has it in his thread here:

With this press release from SCEA (Sony Computer Entertainment America), Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is now confirmed for a North American release.

https://www.gtplanet.net/forum/showpost.php?p=2776731&postcount=1840

Also notice that GT5: Prologue has been delayed in Japan - in October there will only be a FREE DEMO available on the PSN with 7 (new?) cars and Suzuka track in Time-Trail mode.

gt05.jpg


Full-game has been postponed to 13th December, as both PSN download and Blu-Ray release:

http://www.gran-turismo.com/jp/gt5p/


gt04.jpg


GT5 obviiusely in 2008:

gt06.jpg


SOLINENT found intrseting photos from GT5:P presentation on Dengeki:


ALPHA was also the first to find those new videos of Fuji Speedway F and Suzuka from TGS:


Together with the first video ever of someone who really knows how to drive on fairs:

No worries. :)👍

Another video at FISCO with the F430 using the cockpit view -- the player looks left and right (note the increased lateral movement compared to GT4 and GTHD Concept).
http://arena.nikkeibp.co.jp/article/news/20070922/1002958/


NEWS UPDATE 28-08-07:

SCEE OFFICIAL PRESS-RELEASE:

28/08/2007 19:02
Start your engines for Gran Turismo™5 Prologue

New prequel an early taste of Gran Turismo 5 for PLAYSTATION®3


- A taste of Gran Turismo 5 for PLAYSTATION®3 is here at the end of this year
- Up to 16-player online racing on PLAYSTATION®Network - a Gran Turismo first!
- Over 40 dream cars, High Definition graphics, new physics engine… and a TV channel

The real driving simulator that’s sold 50 million units is back: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and Polyphony Digital are pleased to announce Gran Turismo™5 Prologue, a prequel title showcasing the forthcoming Gran Turismo™5 for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) – available both on Blu-ray disc and as a download from PLAYSTATION®Network (PSN) at the end of this year. Gran Turismo on PlayStation is one of the most successful global gaming franchises of the last ten years – renowned for its realism, quality of design and in-car physics technology – now, with the power of PS3™ behind it, it’s going to be unstoppable.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue features over 40 stunning cars – including vehicles by Lotus, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Ferrari for you to race on seriously realistic, real-life tracks: including the Eiger Nordwand, the London City Track and Suzuka – all rendered in incredible High Definition graphics. There’s also all-new driving physics for the most lifelike driving experience ever and new, improved opponent artificial intelligence for the toughest race challenge yet.

But that’s not all – for the first time ever in the history of Gran Turismo, you’ll now be able to race online. Up to 16 players will be able to go head-to-head on some of the world’s best racetracks on PLAYSTATION®Network™ – all you need to get racing is a broadband connection and PS3™. Once you’re up and revving, Global Online Rankings and the My Garage homepage feature will leave the world in no doubt as to just who is the best at Gran Turismo.

And then there’s the Online Dealership, providing a wealth of information on cars and manufacturers and also Gran Turismo™ TV – a dedicated online channel available exclusively from PSN and packed with some of the greatest content that Motorsport, car manufacturers and TV has to offer.

Key Features:

- The first ever Gran Turismo title with online racing: drive online against up to 16 other Gran Turismo aces
- Race a total of over 40 stunning, high-performance cars
- Race on seriously realistic, real life tracks including the Eiger Nordwand, the London City Track and Suzuka – then race them in reverse and with alternative routes
- All-new physics engine means true next-generation vehicle handling
- All-new and improved opponent AI for a nail-biting race experience
- Access to Gran Turismo TV : a world of great motoring TV programming online
- Online Dealership: Access to car manufacturers online
- My Garage - a personalised homepage feature with friends, chat and personal game records
- Quick Tune facility allows you to adjust power, tyres, suspension and more
- All in stunning High Definition at 1080p (race: 1080p-60fps, replay: 1080p-30fps)
- Gran Turismo 5 – the full title – launches in 2008. Until then, there’s enough ultra-realistic, high-speed racing in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue on PS3™ to keep your accelerator firmly to the floor for the rest of the year.

ENDS

Notice this is text released today, on SCEE (European) press-vault. We can now say that European PAL release is official in 2007. Nice. However, still no word about the format and pricing...

NEWS UPDATE 27-08-07:

My dear friend Spacemaniac.hr brings exclusive Gran Turismo 5: Prologue hands-on report from Lepzig, together with few nef info-bits from Q&A sessions that he and my other colleagues did 4 days ago with Kazunori Yamauchi (see below for Q&A summary):

Greetings to everyone on gtplanet.net. I am not posting very often but I am keeping close eye on informations you're bringing to gt addicts. Afterall, my friend and colleague amar212 is always up to date with new info. 👍

Allow me to say few things and bring you some impressions on Gran Turismo 5: Prologue as I've played it's demo (both single player on SIXAXIS and multiplayer online in seats on G25 wheel w/o gearbox) and co-done interview with Kazunori Yamauchi at Liepzig Game Convention 2007.

1. Gear changes are present in the current demo but their animation naturally depend on car you're driving - sequentional behind the wheel gearbox or standard one (the stick). Sticking to animations, the ones that considers hands of the driver are just incredible with materials streching and changing depending on the action you've taken (fast turning the wheel for 360 etc.). Lightning and shaders are doing their part of the story also.

2. GT stand with multiplayer demo of Prologue had 6 seats with Logitech G25 wheels and pedals installed but without gearboxes. Players could select any car from demo and begin a race on Suzuka Circuit stage at any time regardless of the other players allready doing their best times on it with other cars. F430, Alfa Romeo, VW Golf - everybody on the same track at the same time. Must I describe how good it feels to drive out from the box, come out from the 1st right corner behind GTA and put the pedal to the metal with F430 leaving Alfa behind in matter of no time on short straight afterwards? I thought so. :)

3. The sound in the demo is absolutely outstanding, with F430 roaming @ 7000 rpm like it's in the room. Even I didn't had headphones, at first (bussiness only) day of show I've turned up the volume on the Bravia at 60 and it sounded just right - deep and hard with different effects depending on the view (bumper/cockpit/behind both front and behind). I would say that PD is doing very good job with engine sounds this time around.

4. GT5P is running on the same engine that will "drive" the full game (GT5) but it is not just yet fully optimized so little yiggies and some very rare slowdowns in "16 cars on the screen" situations are to be evaporate in final version of the Prologue. Every model of a car is build from about 200.000 polygons (for illustration, one car in GT4 was built from 4.000 polys) and every part of the car is done as 3D object (f.e. light lenses are made of as many polys as hole car in GT 4). As sad by Kazunori Yamauchi in the interview. (Thanks for quoting the source: GamePlay Magazine Croatia, www.gameplay.hr)

5. GT5P is definitelly coming out this year, GT5 is coming out next year, and after it's release Polyphopny Digital is planning to take out never forgotten PSP version of GT. As sad by Kazunori Yamauchi in the interview. It is not known yet will portable version be based on GT4, GT5 or something in the middle and will it have any integrations with console games. (Thanks for quoting the source: GamePlay Magazine Croatia, www.gameplay.hr)

6. After game release, Polyphony Digital is planning to continue their design work on more cars that will be opened for download via PSN in the future, and this time they will try to bring players almost every car in history from all over the world (not focusing on the japanesse models mostly like in previous GT games). As sad by Kazunori Yamauchi in the interview. (Thanks for quoting the source: GamePlay Magazine Croatia, www.gameplay.hr)

Also, few more things that catched my eye in this discussion. :)

7. "Professional mode" is, by the words of Kazunori Yamauchi himself, a mode that will simulate (new) physics (engine) of the car movement as accurate as it is possible with new hardware and is ment for players who want to experience real professional driving. (Thanks for quoting the source: GamePlay Magazine Croatia, www.gameplay.hr) Describing difference between normal and "pro" mode is not something I can do yet but in shortly - pro mode was definitelly more difficult (challenging at least) than the normal and felt like the real deal (I've tried driving VW Golf on N1 to pull some comparisations with real life experience). Result? Far more swinging, more leaning, more weight shifting, more everything. More "playing" in sandbox than in normal mode when going over the edge. :)

8. Stands with seats with Logitech G25 wheels on it, had three pedals (from left to right - clutch, brake and gas) but clutch pedal was out of function / non-functional. Options menu couldn't be entered so the clutch support in demo remains a mistery for now even thou Kazunori Yamauchi in our interview stated that he would like to implement clutch in new GT games very much. (Thanks for quoting the source: GamePlay Magazine Croatia, www.gameplay.hr)

9. G25 wheels had "rumble effect" on them but the force of Force Feedback seamed like on very low level. I personally guess that was for the safety reasons and/or easier manuverability of broader audience (public purposes).

10. Some cars (f.e. Nissan GTR Prototype) didn't have designed interior (cockpit) like the others but all cars will have it fully designed in final version of the game. Racing car Nissan Z350 MOTUL couldn't be selected for driving in demo. Depending on the cars (Japanesse/American/European/UK's) in-cockpit view puts the driver on the right or left side behind the wheel like in real life that gives whole new perception of the track when driving. Perspective of the track from cockpit view (personally my favourite in every game that gives that view option) in Gran Turismo 5: Prologue feels very good and natural. Unfortunatelly, movements of the driver under inertion forces (known as "G-force" also) that appears when braking/accelerating/taking turns wasn't noticable (maybe even fully non present) as I expected them to be in turning at high speeds, fast accelerating or hard breaking. Maybe it was because of the strongly secured driver's sitbelt?

11. Replay mode in GT5P demo is good as it ever been in GT series. "Triangle" button gives you on-push leveled zoom-in, "circle" turns off/on background music, "cross" changes car/stage view, SELECT changes car views (bumper/cockpit/windshield/3rd person) and "square" turns off/on dials/tachos. With directional buttons on D-pad you can change focus on "target car" and with (if I remember correctly) L1 you can look behind the car. There weren't any video-music synchro mode available in a demo, but the (in)famous transparent circle ring in the middle of the screen during replay was once again present. Why? I've never knew that.

12. When playing the demo in multiplayer, "game-pauses" (they definitelly weren't lags and I wouldn't called them frame-drops either) were noticable. Sometimes they've lasted for about 1 or 2 seconds and that wasn't nice experience. At least the car(s) stayed where you had him before the picture stop moving so you knew what to do when it continues. I guess that was happening when someone new joined the multiplayer game (respawned with car in pit line) and the time for "one session" driving in multiplayer was limited to few minutes (if I remember correctly - about 3 minutes or so - I must check my videos).

Keep it real, drive safe, live and let live!

Space-man, thank you very much :).

ENDS.


NEWS UPDATE 24-08-07:

KAZUNORI YAMAUCHI Q&A @ LEPZIG 2007.

GT5: Prologue Hard Facts - great thanx to Dario, Space and Djuro.

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+ New video and great screens - thanx Fafat:



NEWS UPDATE 23-08-07:

NEW cokpit video - courtesy of Gamersyde (thnx Blim!):

http://www.gamersyde.com/news_4856_en.html

ALPHA was there first for the official site update - thank you man!

New video (link below) shows a brief footage of Fuji Speedway's straight. We may presume it is GT or GP circuit, which remains to be confirmed. PhotoMode (or is it interactive menu?) footage is jawdropping. On the very end of this update there are more video-links.

New screenshots are the must too. Enjoy!


GameSpot's GT5 section (real time driving):

http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/driving/granturismo5prologue/media.html?tag=eventgames;video;4


NEWS UPDATE 22-08-07:

Leipzig - playablle demo is on floor.

New Info, as follows:

• 5 tracks (Suzuka, Eiger Nordwand, London City Track confirmed - 2 to go)
•50 cars
•16 players online battles
•November release for PAL?

Pic that shows existance of London track and Novemeber release:

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First ever video-footage of cockpit view:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jmmh9BT7iok

More info in days to come.



NEWS UPDATE 27-7-07:

GT Prologue will obvousely BE PLAYABLE at Games Convention in Leipzig in August.

Germanys' "Unterhaltungssoftware Selbstkontrolle" goverment body (everything sounds so freaking good on German ) has validated "Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (GC demo)" to be playable at territory of Germany.

http://www.usk.de/65_Aktuell_geprueft.htm

Official page has massive new screen section of GT5:P menus and Suzuka replay-screens:

http://www.gran-turismo.com/jp/gt5p/screen/

http://www.gran-turismo.com/jp/gt5p/screen/20070727_2.html

+ Famitsu scans:


ENDS*******


NEWS UPDATE 25-7-07:

Originally Posted by IGN; http://ps3.ign.com/articles/807/807834p1.html - ThankXXx, Scandisk - in post #666 :D

July 25, 2007 - The latest issue of Famitsu has a huge blowout on the racing game that's set to make PS3s throughout the world burn later this year, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. In addition to some slick screenshots (which we hope Polyphony will be good enough to release online shortly), the magazine also sat down with producer Kazunori Yamauchi for the full word on the GT5 sampler.

A series of firsts kick off the coverage. We're given a first look at the new cockpit view, which places you in the driver's seat -- a first for the series. In addition to a detailed interior, this view has nice touches like a moving speedometer and odometer and rear/side mirrors that reflect the happenings behind your car. You can use the D-pad to look left and right, although Yamauchi noted that you'll need to have the steering wheel peripheral for this.

Engine sounds are different when driving from the in-the-car perspective. Extra credit work from Polyphony's hard-working development staff? Actually, Yamauchi admitted that the team had recorded these sounds before.

The magazine also offers a first look at the "My Page" interface, which serves as your personalized menu for the game. In addition to icons for Race, Garage, TV, Album, Option, Profile and Home (you'll have to figure out what these do for yourself for now, although some should be obvious), the page has a calendar with upcoming race events marked, a world map with your area of play marked in red, weather readouts for major areas of the world, and a clock.

Yamauchi seems to have high regards for the My Page area. GT5 Prologue has been made with online play in mind, said the producer to Famitsu, and its game style is fundamentally different from other race games. Just as social network users start off at their personal pages when accessing sites like My Space, Polyphony expects GT5 Prologue players to want to start off at their My Page. Sure enough, the game will take you directly to your My Page after start up.

Yamauchi feels that GT5 Prologue offers the feeling of a simple GT Mode, a "Gran Turismo World" in which a large number of players co-exist. Polyphony is working on perfecting the details, from the interiors of cars to town scenery.

That's right, the game will recreate not just your garage, but your area of residence! When you turn off the icons from the My Page screen, you're shown actual pictures from your location of play. Polyphony is assembling scenes from Tokyo and other cities, as well as the inside of buildings and more natural settings.

As you might have guessed from the presence of the Home option on the My Page interface, Polyphony will be adding Home support to the game. The current plan is to give Gran Turismo its own universe within the Home virtual space. Players will be able to jump into GT5 Prologue directly from this space, then jump back by selecting the Home option from the My Page menu.

It seems that GT5 will be replicating some of the Home functionality in game. Polyphony is hoping to implement friend lists in the final version of the game, complete with the kind of features you'd expect to see in a social network. How this will work with the friend list and other community features of Home was not discussed in the interview.

Also sure to contribute to the feeling of community is voice chat. You'll be able to select two forms of online racing, one with the chat features on, the other a more purified arcade experience with the chat features turned off.

Offline, the game will play completely different from GT4 Prologue, in which the single player mode consisted primarily of license tests. Yamauchi says we can expect a game design somewhere between the arcade mode and GT mode of past titles. You earn money from racing, with each race offering a different prize. This money can be used to purchase cars from a car dealer. The tuning shop from a full-fledged GT mode is missing.

The game will feature around 40 cars and 4 courses with 8 layouts, including some locations that have never before been seen in the GT series. Prologue will not feature paid downloadable cars and courses, Yamauchi confirmed.

Yamauchi also made note of some of the technical specs of the game. The final game will run in 1080p, just like last year's demo. This technical feat is, Yamauchi admitted, very difficult, and his team is working hard to make it work.

Famitsu noted that the lighting effects in the Pit Menu screen are particularly impressive, and Yamauchi responded that the game uses a technique called High Dynamic Range Lighting. He believes that this is a technique that cannot be replicated on other systems. He also pointed out that the scenery used in the pit menu is actually an evolved version of the same scene from the GT4 intro. Of course, the scene was pre-rendered footage in GT4, and it's real time here.

Despite the 1080p visuals and the detailed cars, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue's engine is powerful enough to display more cars than we're used to seeing in the racing genre. While the number hasn't been finalized, Polyphony is hoping to have 16 cars on the track during offline races. That number will likely drop to 12 for online races due to possible connection issues.

And the feature-list keeps on growing! Believe it or not, Yamauchi is hoping to include a B Spec mode in the title. In this mode, instead of driving, you stand on the sidelines and issue orders to an AI driver. The team is making use of something similar to the B Spec mode as a means of tuning opponent cars, but it hasn't been decided if the mode will be included with GT5 starting with Prologue.

Gran Turismo fans may be wondering if it's worth picking up GT5 Prologue or just waiting for the final GT5 release. Here's some incentive to make the early jump. Yamauchi confirmed that, at the very least, money that you earn in GT5 Prologue will be available in GT55. Prologue's October release should mean ample time to save up in order to buy a spectacular first car when GT5 comes around some time next year.

ENDS*****

Update 24th June:

ON special event in Tokyo 23rd July Kaz announced Prologue will feature around 40 cars and that game could come out earlier then Tokyo Motor Show. He hinted 20th October as posssibility. What remains intresting is mentioning "game release day" - which sill raises questions of wether the GT5: Prologue will be download via PSN or stand-alone BR-disc-game. Nothing answered though.

Kaz said that GT5 could come out "during next year" and he even mentioned PSP game could be done after GT5 is finished.

first ever in-game in-car view (thanx 2008STi):

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new Lexus SC430 Super GT Bandai Dunlop:

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F430 Pre-Race prep:

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Original link: http://response.jp/issue/2007/0723/article97205_1.html


UPDATE 17-7:
GRAN TURISMO 5 PROLOGUE IS OFFICIAL


Major update on official page.
http://www.gran-turismo.com/jp/

October release is official. It is connceted with start of Tokyo Motor Show and presenting new genertions of GT-R, NSX and Impreza Sti. As the text concludes: "From the first work 1997, 10 years (of GT series). In of the Japanese sport car, history is repainted again." (or something AltaVisitian )

Link to new movie:

Type B movie:
http://www.gran-turismo.com/jp/movie/d944.html

Looking absolutely gorgeous. Cockpit shown in replay is amazing. (Still no actual in-cockpit-driving though...)

Link to new screenshots:
http://www.gran-turismo.com/jp/gt5p/screen/

16 cars on track. Suzuka as an relevant circuit for GT-P. Pit-crew as an in-game intregrated movie. First ever F430, new EvoX, new Sti and GT-R appearance.

Link to the story:
http://www.gran-turismo.com/jp/gt5p/story/

Stroy is about 10 years of franchise and some other bits. Still no info about the contet itself.

There is also new special section of the site that shows all collaborations of PD with manufactorers with details:

http://www.gran-turismo.com/jp/products/collaboration/

First Game Menu screen:

PS-GT-MYPAGE_big.jpg


Seems it is going to be one hell-of-a-big "Prologue":) Almost as a full game release with all those features that this pic resembles. This is going to be very serious stuff..

It has some kind of real-time clock, cross-world connection (cities are highlighted on world map), calendar, video-stream (GT Tube anyone?), PhotoAlbum and direct connection to PlayStation Home. Oh yes, Garage is now an separate entity, as it was not in GT4 prologue. So we can speak about possible great amount of cars there. Japanese site that have short report mentiones Kaz was also speaking about the weather reports and "customizations" - but it did not make clear what customization reffers to. It seems that after going online game will show you your city, location, local time, weather, temperature, etc.. They also mention that Kaz was speaking about 16 players online as a fact for Prologue. It also seems GT5:P is going to be Network download game after all.

I hope PD will deliver some new press info as Tokyo event finishes today..

UPDATE 12th July:

1Up podcast claims November release date, clarifies that footage is from Novemeber game and make some claims about being able to get in and out of the car (with the camera?).
(thanx to SolidSnakex from NeoGaf for being first to listen):

"I talked to the guys that are working on it (GT5 Prologue) and that was all from the version coming out this November. And as far as going in and out of the car you can do that, you can play with the camera.."

Novemember now being almost official. Nice .

Whole podcast available here, GT5:P talks begins at 1:00:18.

http://zdmedia.vo.llnwd.net/o1/Podcasts/071107.mp3

It gets very intresting from this point, waiting for 17th July (Tokyo PlayStation event) even more. Also notice that full info can be expected not before Tokyo Game Show which starts at 20th September.

Updates to follow.

******NEWS 11th July:

Looking.. Unbeleivable.

This game looks like no game has ever looked in whole gaming history. Cars, cities, buildings, animations, lightning, pit-crew... and sound. Unphuckbelivalbe.

Coming with full online capability.

Date - still unknown. Hard facts - still unkown.
 
Yep, just saw it in very low res from sony press conference.

And even at low res it looked amazing.:crazy:

But without damage is still:tdown: :ouch: :indiff: :( 👎 👎 :banghead: :banghead:
 
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If the cars sound like that in the game -

Oh and the incar view was FANTASTIC ! !

Was that vid of the car in the garage with the crew real time? it can't be. it has to be cg. that looked too real

looks great only problem is I think we're still stuck with 6 cars
 
Oh My God. My dear God.

Looking.. Unbeleivable. When you see the trailer in HD, you're likely about to.. die?

This game looks like no game has ever looked in whole gaming history. Cars, cities, buildings, animations, lightning, pit-crew... and sound. Unphuckbelivalbe.

Coming with full online capability.

Date - still unknown. Hard facts - still unkown.

Updates to follow.

Where can I see that HD trailer, please tell me...
 
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Oooh my god. WTF. I HATE FF. It wont install Windows Media... :(

IE is taking forever! :grumpy:

Safari is useless.

I'll have to wait. :(
 

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Yes, I just saw the video. From the low-quality stream I could tell it looks even better than the GT:HD demo. Sounds are finally improved.

Can't wait for a link to see it again...
 
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Just stunning, I am also glad London is in GT5 Prologue, which should make for some great photomode shots in GT5 and if possible maybe GT5 Prologue. Also a glimpse at the interiors was great and most of all great sound effects and lighting.
 
Zonekill: It was "live" from Sony's press conference at E3. Gamespot is streaming the conferences, and GT5P was one of the very last games to be shown. You will/might be able to download the entire conference here.
 

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IGN says it will be a "downloadble demo" but I somehow doubt. Nobody at the floor used a word "demo".

Hopefully, I'd like IGN to be right when stating it is going to be released this year, but nobody at the floor used words "release date" too. Tentative and speculative date of 22nd November still remins to be gossip.

Movie coming soon.
 

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July 11, 2007 - Gran Turismo 5 is still on the distant horizon, but following the success of Gran Turismo HD as a free download on the PlayStation Store (over one million downloads). Later this year, Sony will tease GT5 with the release of a downloable demo called Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. Prologue is going to be a full-featured demo that includes online functionality for multiplayer racing.

Sony unspoiled a brief demo of the game on the big screen -- it looks extremely promising, running in full HD. The demo trailer started with a pit crew poring over a Ferrari before it tore down a race track. The camera flies into the car as the driver squeals away. The camera swings behind the driver before swooping out to follow the car as it roars down the asphalt. Even from outside the car, you can see an incredible amount of detail within the racing machine, from the contours of the driver's helmet to instruments on the dash.

The trailer revealed several environments, from a nighttime city run to a traditional race track. Cityscapes looking quite European in flavor sported detailed architecture and texture work. There was a run through a lush landscape, too, with the sun poking through vegetation to create some fancy lighting effects. The trailer was short, ending with a static shot of a polished ride sitting in a city square.

Today of all days my internet is uber slow.:grumpy:
 
Just watched it live on E3 and it looks way better than GTHD, plus more cars more tracks more detail

If GT5P looks this good, GT5 is going to blow our minds
 

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I've seen one pic of the Nissan GT-R in London, the pic was poor quality though.

I haven't been able to download any of the show, let alone all of it.
 
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There isnt one as of right now, its just debuted 10min ago at E3, download the whole show or wait

i know that but i'm in a complicated situation! I'm flying in 6 hours and i need to get some sleep and its 00:26 am over here but i wanna see GT5P before i sleep :D :P
 
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If that's what were in store for GT5, it's going to be an amazing leap since GT4. The sounds of gearshifts, down shifts, tires, and even the engines! Everything sounds so real!!!!!!!!!

Words can't describe how amazing it looks.
 
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-> Here's the article I got from IGN:

IGN
E3 2007: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue
No waiting until 2008 to try GT5. The online-enabled Prologue demo is coming this year.
by IGN PlayStation Team

July 11, 2007 - Gran Turismo 5 is still on the distant horizon, but following the success of Gran Turismo HD as a free download on the PlayStation Store (over one million downloads). Later this year, Sony will tease GT5 with the release of a downloable demo called Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. Prologue is going to be a full-featured demo that includes online functionality for multiplayer racing.

Sony unspoiled a brief demo of the game on the big screen -- it looks extremely promising, running in full HD. The demo trailer started with a pit crew poring over a Ferrari before it tore down a race track. The camera flies into the car as the driver squeals away. The camera swings behind the driver before swooping out to follow the car as it roars down the asphalt. Even from outside the car, you can see an incredible amount of detail within the racing machine, from the contours of the driver's helmet to instruments on the dash.

The trailer revealed several environments, from a nighttime city run to a traditional race track. Cityscapes looking quite European in flavor sported detailed architecture and texture work. There was a run through a lush landscape, too, with the sun poking through vegetation to create some fancy lighting effects. The trailer was short, ending with a static shot of a polished ride sitting in a city square.

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-> Nice, I can't wait anymore!! :crazy:
 

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You best believe, player! I saw the E3 trailer just today. I was blown away as usual. I've seen my true love- the Ferrari F430 race around some track. I've seen great detail inside the Motul Pitwork 350/Fairlady Z. There was some brand-new street course at night that looks awesome. There was even this sort of city where some cars were just sitting there for a Photo Mode opportunity. Something told me this was either New York or San Francisco... so that was London? If that is London, then this is the very first real-world United Kingdom location featured in a Gran Turismo game (hard to believe after going on 10 years of the GT franchise).

The trailer still showed more than six cars to a track. I'm sure damage won't be shown until PD has a proper base to use. I'm sure you'll still get to see an Enzo tore up. Keep us all updated, my Croatian friend. Too bad I can't say "thank you" in Croatian...
 

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Yeah, the car was the Motul Pitwork 350Z. IGNore has to please the "fanboys" with mis-information, you know. IGNore comes through again.