Over the past several days, users in our forums here and abroad have combed over GT5 media, noticing the changes to Fuji Speedway that indicate significant visual improvements among the latest demos over Prologue. Most notably, you’ll see rougher grass with ruts appropriately carved out around the curbs, moving dandelions and weeds (as you might have noticed on Prologue’s “Eiger Nordwand”), flying clumps of dirt when cars drop a wheel off track, and a scruffier track surface with more pronounced (albeit still not dynamic) tire marks.
Most of all, the changes make the track look and feel a more realistic, and help take it away from the “better than real-life” criticism that is sometimes directed at GT’s visuals. Check out the side-by-side screen shots below, and watch for the improvements in motion with these video clips. Thanks to CoolColJ and SolidSnakex for putting these together, with video from GT5rs.com!
Fuji Super GT Race Replay from Gran Turismo 5
Fuji On-Board Comparison Laps: Gran Turismo 5 GT Academy 2010 Demo
Fuji On-Board Comparison Laps: GT5 Prologue