If you’ve been following the online reviews and chatter surrounding Gran Turismo 5 you know how contentious most of it has been. Between the “fanboys”, the trolls, and the rest of us, it’s very difficult to actually see what most people really think about the game or how it could be improved. It’s even more difficult to pass along your feedback to Sony Computer Entertainment or Polyphony Digital, and – unless they ask you directly for your opinions- your thoughts may just get lost in the noise.
Now, that’s all about to change with the introduction of GTPlanet’s new GT5 “Feedback Forum”. This new site feature isn’t a traditional “forum” or message board – it’s a fresh new way to organize and vote on constructive feedback submitted by the community. You’re allotted 25 votes to submit or distribute among the issues most important to you. The most popular or urgent topics will naturally rise to the top for all to see.
Sony, Polyphony Digital, and Kazunori Yamauchi himself are all well aware of GTPlanet and our large community of die-hard fans who want nothing but the best for the GT series. I’m hopeful our new Feedback Forum will be a valuable resource for Yamauchi and his team as they prioritize fixes and features in GT5‘s updates throughout 2011.
The new forum has now been integrated as a permanent site feature (you can find a link to it in the main header of each page), and I will be closely moderating the feedback to ensure it remains as realistic, relevant, and constructive as possible.
Remember, the goal here is to share what you’d like to see changed or fixed in GT5 – not major new features better suited for GT6 (we’ll get to that later). Now, get started voting!