New Gran Turismo 5 Damage Images

August 19th, 2009 by Andrew Evans

Hot on the heels of Gamersyde’s first look at the GamesCom playable GT5 demo, they now provide us with a first real look at ingame damage.

Damaged Impreza WRC

Using the same Subaru Impreza WRC car, the Gamersyde insider drove slightly more carelessly than the previous attempt and we can now see some quite extensive damage to the poor, battered Scooby – including sufficient front-end damage to pop the bonnet clean open (good job those vents are there!) and poor Phil Mills is now sitting in a draught as his side door has been completely ripped away!

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  1. Aug. 19, 3:38pm

    I think, now that we know damage is not on all cars the damage shown here is only cosmetic and doesn’t implement on performance due to fairness in the race due to others being undamageable stock cars. This is basically what we have at the moment but with basic damage enabled to add some variation and splendour to the race.

    I reckon in the real rally races the whole thing will be turned up a notch which fully deformable chassis and the lot. You know this makes sense.

  2. Aug. 19, 3:37pm

    Maybe there will be option like RBR.You can choose damage level between Off,safe,reduced, and realistic.And what we saw was something like reduced.

  3. Aug. 19, 3:37pm

    In some ways the damage here reminds me of the car damage from GTA IV but on a much more graphical detail lol….I didn’t really expect much from this new feature seeming how this is GT’s first time getting damage. What we’re seeing and or getting might be the beta version of damage when GT5 comes out lol and hopefully get an update patch that makes it better…I wonder how much is it gonna cost to fix the car after it’s wrecked.

  4. Aug. 19, 3:17pm

    Take a look at the vid. The hood, both doors and the trunk are all capable of opening which means that PD had to completely design the whole exterior and interior of the car. Combined with the very high graphics standards of GT5, that damage is actually pretty impressive. No other game can give that in that level of detail.

  5. Aug. 19, 3:10pm

    Seeing Tokyo Route 246 in glorious HD made me realise the following:

    -This thing will contain practically all courses from gt1 up to gt4…. in 1080×720@60Hz.
    -There are 1000 cars in the game. One Thousand. 1K. A 1 then three zeroes. We should all take a minute to fully appreciate that number.

    Above 2 points make me very happy:)

    About the damage in the video (very hard to evaluate based on 1 short vid coming from demo version):
    To me it seems on par with the best damage I have seen in other racing games. Can anyone name a game with obvious better damage modeling???

    My point being: after getting best graphics, best videomode, most cars, most courses, isnt it a bit greedy to expect the damage modeling to be a giant leap forward on their first try?

  6. Aug. 19, 3:10pm

    Hmm, this footage isn’t too convincing… Cosmetic damage only (the Subaru seemed to drive fine despite all the crashes), only damage on some cars (the Lancer didn’t have a scratch on it), dumbass AI (the Lancer didn’t brake or slow down until it plowed into the back of the Subaru). Yeah it looks great, but there’s not much change to core gameplay if you can still use the other cars as cushions to get round corners. I’m still sceptical for the moment.

  7. Aug. 19, 3:08pm

    forza 3 fans … and the best racing game of the year is …….chara ra raaaaaan !!

    GRAN TURISMO 5 !!!!!! is oviusly . how to say my friend jeremy clarkson gt5 is ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT !!

    cry forza fan cry…is not your blame …

  8. Aug. 19, 3:06pm

    Guys relax it’s still a work in progress, there’s no release date even so im pretty sure it’ll look better

  9. Aug. 19, 3:04pm

    confirmed by kaz himself………. damage only on certain cars :(

  10. Aug. 19, 3:00pm

    Jordan, please edit my last post, it should be “But the pit entry signs @ 1:19 do yield some hope.”

  11. Aug. 19, 2:58pm

    ok very simple, there is damage for all cars

    look at the video

    rally car in any ordinary track, gt cars racing with a rally car

    and don’t forget to tell forza 3 fanboys to suck it

  12. Aug. 19, 2:57pm

    But the pit entry @ 1:19 do yield some hope.

  13. Aug. 19, 2:56pm

    Come on guys. The only reason a lot of us are disappointed with the damage graphics it’s because we expect so much out of PD. Unconsciously we are already thinking that the game should look ultra-realistic. This is only one of the few games that actually look ultra-realistic and the art hasn’t been perfected yet. This is a good start. Give PD credit. They’re not perfect no matter how much we expect from their games. Cheers to GT5! :)

  14. Aug. 19, 2:54pm

    Well, maybe it’s because it’s the BETA release ? You can tell that it isn’t finished yet, because, even if the subaru was damaged, it wasn’t “scratched”, the surfaces were flat/shiny.

  15. Aug. 19, 2:54pm

    if u dont crash.. drive carefully.. if u want race only.. go play ridge racer F1 game.. simulation must be all aspect, including damage.. so u must drive nicely n be professional

  16. Aug. 19, 2:51pm

    This is what I was hoping for:

    PD is a strange company. They should open up their eyes. A lot of games in the last 15 years had more realistic crashes than this. It’s a sad day for realistic racing game fans, as Flolza 3 looks even worse and their direction is even more into the tuning and arcarde racing direction, combined with inferiour unrealistic ‘real world’ tracks. I will like GT 5 for it’s love for cars and the nice graphics, but all in all, I was hoping for a bigger step after Prologue…

  17. Aug. 19, 2:51pm

    wait did we get de release date?

  18. Aug. 19, 2:46pm

    Racing = Crash

    I’m every Weekend on the Nürburgring and i’ve NEVER NEVER NEVER seen a race without crashes …

    So damage is really needed … but not that way the video shows :/

  19. Aug. 19, 2:43pm
    sharif ali

    Why u all people love so much on damage? so tiny detail crash u all balbbering it about racing or crash? we shall see lot of kids playing after this..

  20. Aug. 19, 2:41pm

    yep, looks like its only going to be limited to certain cars…what a bummer

  21. Aug. 19, 2:35pm
    Canadian STIG

    Hopefully the damage is like the Standard/Professional physics engine in GT5P, where the comp. typically has Standard physics and the player has the option of Standard/ Professional physics. Relating to this, I would assume this race had the player choosing the damage option and the comp. not utilizing the damage feature. (Lancer in perfect condition after the massive collision with the Impreza, Lancer baring to sign of collision). Imaginably, I would suspect that some races will yield the damage option for both player(s) and comp.s giving that long awaited feel of realism. If not this could mean trouble as it would only mean the player is in the disadvantagoes situation of being more cautious about their driving and the computer scraping or sliding into other opposition without the fear of damaging effects. Another good thing that ought to be felt is the lack of those ludicrous time penalties, after all, as hard is it is to believe already, Gran Turismo has inputted a damage graphics engine.

    It would still be fantastic to see weather and time lapsing, but still no word from P.D. Even so, this is already to much to digest. Kudos to P.D and kudos to Jordan for the constant reminders. Cheers.

  22. Aug. 19, 2:34pm

    Can somebody just properly crash the car to show the amount and degree of damage instead of going around the place.

  23. Aug. 19, 2:32pm

    i hope pd just give as a demo for the damage …iam 100% this is not the final spec of the game….this is just a small demo with no 100% damage on the car ….its nice to see that but in TGS will be the real game

  24. Aug. 19, 2:29pm

    I just can’t wait, how many people can complaing ?
    Is like, a feature that mosto of you was crying loud to have and when you have, you just keep complaning…
    In the end of the day, we all know that the game will be huge, wonderfull and will make you keep playing till the day GT6 is released !

  25. Aug. 19, 2:23pm

    I NEVER was too excited about damage. I don’t care about it, seriously. If you drive the way you should do, you will not need damage. If you crash, you better try again anyway. But this is stupid. Crashing a car hard and continue driving with minor/unrealistic damage makes NO sense at all. If I really crash, the race should end there. Usually tires fall apart, airbags go off and the car will no longer be working. Even medium hits with 200km/h will end you race, and probably even your life.
    PD made a compromise and it looks bad.
    Moreover, if they mix damagable cars with no damage cars, the game will suck. seriously, this is not very realistic. I was hoping for a real racing experience with evolving grip levels (with visible rubber on track), debries on the track, and also weather changes. Temperatures and maybe even rain.
    What I can see so far is that they have done lots of bullshit to a not perfect Prologue racing experience. Not because PD is bad, but because the “fans” asked for stupid damage nobody who is serious about racing will need very often – and in this form, probably NEVER.

  26. Aug. 19, 2:17pm

    There are a lot of fanboys that have hijacked this page.

    It looks incredible, to think they have this extensive damage model when I never even believed they would implement damage at all!

    This is shaping up to be the best driving game ever I am certain. 1000 cars as well in THOSE graphics!!! boy oh boy

  27. Aug. 19, 2:14pm

    wow, the white car that hit the Subaru had no damage which makes it feel very unrealistic in the crash department of the game, if GT5 does not incorporate damage as it should be this game still does not achieve its full capabilities, maybe GT6 will be featuring everything as it should be, i guess were still not advanced enough to make GT5 look as realistic as possible.
    who knows though, maybe they’ll change some things until the release, this is by the way a small clip, maybe there is more to it than just this….lets hope so

  28. Aug. 19, 2:10pm

    damage does affect the performance of cars. look at the scoooby at the end of the video when they are on the straight the evo is already a good bit down the road

  29. Aug. 19, 2:03pm

    just stop complaining ”the damage isnt realistic” i think it looks nice and just dont worry about it PD will deliver the best game. if you know it all try to create a game with 1000 cars
    on the best quality and interior view. then you can have your ”realistic damage”.
    it looks very nice and im really happy it comes this year.

  30. Aug. 19, 2:03pm

    Have you seen how fast the car can spinning…now it is easier to make donuts and something like this with a bugatti veyron or something else…hey guys the have 1000 cars, 60 tracks in the game for 70€. Is need for speed shift better as GT5 which also will cost 70€?…NOOOO

  31. Aug. 19, 1:46pm

    They still havent fixed the jagged self-shadowing. Thats the only thing that annoyed me the most in GT5P.

  32. Aug. 19, 1:44pm
    Lenny Smalls

    You know what… PD, you had me at 1,000 cars, Lambo, Ferrari, Bugatti. I dare anyone to tell me that the lack of realistic damage for them is a deal breaker.

  33. Aug. 19, 1:42pm

    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I have a feeling the damage modelling will be scaleable. This might be a very ligh cosmetic setting we just don’t know enough to make any asumptions about anything at the moment.

  34. Aug. 19, 1:40pm

    but Lancer doesn’t have damage!
    sad :(

  35. Aug. 19, 1:39pm

    At 60 mph car smashed against the wall is becoming total mess, fully undrivable. Did you see guys cars’ crash tests? well, if PD call gt a real driving simulator why not to implement it? Instead they imitate some arcade style damage that you can see in Dirt and few other games. Wtf with the doors? You smash car and its almost impossible to open the door the body deformation makes it impossible, have you ever seen car crashed with open doors – me never – but i have seen car smashed with doors sealed so hard that you got to cut the f*%&ing body to let anyone inside go. I think PD should stick to this way of representing damage cause other shity damage we have seen in other games is not gonna impress nobody imho. And again it is not funny these doors :) open and close lol, i mean its funny but not serious…

  36. Aug. 19, 1:37pm

    Everyone come on its GT5 we will have the real deal soon. And like what they did wit prologue they could make updates to upgrade or fix things around if they can’t do it b4 they release it…Or we could wait some more…trust me i cant wait to much i want it soon.

  37. Aug. 19, 1:35pm

    yup thats exactly what it looks like S_M_91

  38. Aug. 19, 1:35pm

    A bit deceiving… it look like the damage will be only VISUAL…. and for few cars only… but unfortunately expected due to the nature of GT’s gameplay which is edging on arcade (at least at the begining)= 3-4 laps to pass now 15 cars, bumpers car style of driving imposed to finish in the podium… not easy to put damages in GT which is, in fact, revolutionize COMPLETELY GT’s gameplay.

  39. Aug. 19, 1:34pm

    you guys i think there are just test the game out and slow as some damage clips one car there will be more coming soon.

  40. Aug. 19, 1:34pm
    Lenny Smalls

    Well, it’s hard to tell if the performance was affected. The player said he was trying to wreck to demonstrate the damage. He certainly seemed to drive like crap after the first crash. Unclear. GET SOMEONE TO THE DEMO!!! Get someone with a mic to ask people the right questions.

  41. Aug. 19, 1:33pm

    Trust me, this is going to turn out to be one huge mixed bag of disappointments. They tried putting too much into it, and failed.

  42. Aug. 19, 1:32pm

    “Mixed feelings….
    I´m reallly happy that it´s just the demo and at least we can see it in action. But i recognized that in the cockpit view the driver is not shifting…. also there are no skidmarks and after i crash it does not look like you´ll have loss of performance or steering problems. What do you think ???
    My biggest concern is how to fix these problems in this short amount of time…. we´ll see. I´m happy anyway”

    We already know that you won’t lose any performance after crashes in GT5 and you can’t see driver shifting because they are not using gearstick in WRC cars.

  43. Aug. 19, 1:31pm

    Have you noticed that there are no skidmarks left on the track after the car spinned? I’m a bit dissapointed with this footage.

  44. Aug. 19, 1:28pm

    Mixed feelings….
    I´m reallly happy that it´s just the demo and at least we can see it in action. But i recognized that in the cockpit view the driver is not shifting…. also there are no skidmarks and after i crash it does not look like you´ll have loss of performance or steering problems. What do you think ???
    My biggest concern is how to fix these problems in this short amount of time…. we´ll see. I´m happy anyway

  45. Aug. 19, 1:27pm

    Well, the damage look so-so… It actually look very funny in this replay :). The hood should have been smashed against the windshield by the wind force, headlights are also stayed intact and wtf with the doors, lol, they looked funny… After mitsubishi smashed in impreza they both sould have been deformed utterly badly, something like engines flawen away and oil all over the place and fire etc etc etc yeap I am not impressed unfortunetly, need more work PD. Hope that shit wont make the release date shifted, I really hope so. Ye, graphics are good though…

  46. Aug. 19, 1:26pm
    Lenny Smalls

    Carmaggeddon?!?!?! ROFLMAAAAAAO!!!! If Only I could take out those annoying photographers in the Grand Canyon rally!

  47. Aug. 19, 1:23pm

    …not as good as i expect…did anyone played Carmageddon???i expect that level of damage.especially collisions are unrealistic…it’s good…but bad…IMO

  48. Aug. 19, 1:22pm

    @Pierced Lead
    There are suspections, the Lancer doesn’t get damaged because stock cars won’t have any damage at all.

  49. Aug. 19, 1:20pm

    Thanks. I hope for a lot more clips, though. :)

  50. Aug. 19, 1:19pm
    Lenny Smalls

    mixed feelings…. Is that like a mixture of “I am going to buy this game no matter what” and “I am going to complain no matter what”?

  51. Aug. 19, 1:17pm

    “…we’re not ready to implement damage until they can be shown in a truly authentic way”
    “From our standards what other games are doing is simplified damage”

    and yet here we are with a ridiculous damage-system

    havin very mixed feelings about gt5. Really hope it is not gonna suck cuz it’s the one game (besides gow3) I’ve been looking forward to the most

  52. Aug. 19, 1:17pm
    Pierced Lead

    Drop the damage, it isn’t going very well, the lancer crashed into the rear of the impreza but left clean with no scratches. Also, all I see in the damage are loose body panels, no cracks, dents, scratches, and the car didn’t seem to lose performance.

  53. Aug. 19, 1:12pm
    Lenny Smalls

    Do me a big favor and same me $180. If you put In-car view and damage into a wide variety of cars (a 1000 is ludicrous) There’ll be no reason for me to buy Dirt 2, NFS: Shift, or Supercar Challenge!

  54. Aug. 19, 1:10pm

    the scooby goes on 2 wheels when hit by the evo so there is car roll over

  55. Aug. 19, 1:09pm

    It seems like yesterday that I was driving carefully in GT4 for a clean race. But when GT5 is released……….

  56. Aug. 19, 1:07pm
    Lenny Smalls

    BTW, even if it is true and only rally cars will have damage… Thanks for saving me 60 bucks, PD!!! No reason to buy Dirt 2 now!

  57. Aug. 19, 1:06pm

    Look at :37 the co-driver looks like he’s unconsious

  58. Aug. 19, 1:05pm

    Nice find ;)

  59. Aug. 19, 1:05pm

    beside does anybody here realize making a racing game ultra realistic in certain areas wud jus ruin the game, for example in a real race no matter how minimum your mistake is , ur race may be over and done there, even the slightest touch with another car and u may be doing 360 head pins towards doom. Do we really want GT to be that realistic? no we don’t, that wud be a nightmare, racing is racing, u wana play bash bash, theres a game called burnout for that, im jus happy we have what we have, weather effect is the bigger factor for realism here imo.

    Cheers guys

  60. Aug. 19, 1:04pm
    Lenny Smalls

    AAAA! Still the same exact car! God help us :/

  61. Aug. 19, 1:01pm

    You guys. Check this out. Another damage vid:

  62. Aug. 19, 12:57pm

    TBH I don’t care if normal cars don’t have damage. In almost every race you hit someone while overtaking, no matter how careful you drive and then your beautiful car is wrecked up! Not to speak about endurance races… (sure you can make a pitstop, but still…)
    For race/rallycars it’s fun though and will definitely improve the experience!

  63. Aug. 19, 12:56pm

    my GOD i see damage in GranTurismo that is so cool to see. finally there is some action on track

  64. Aug. 19, 12:56pm
    Lenny Smalls

    It’s fairly obvious to me, and I don’t know whether this is common for developers at this late stage or not, but until some intelligent human can get to that game demo to clear things up… Looks like PD have only gotten so far with the damage on 1 (ONE) vehicle out of 1,000. wow. Please somebody prove me wrong.

  65. Aug. 19, 12:55pm

    come on guys, complain complain complain, u have your release date, u have your damage ( which looks to be very in depth, i mean which other game does interoir damage ?). come on Its GT5, its almost time to vooooooom voooom

  66. Aug. 19, 12:53pm

    Well watching the other video earlier I noticed that no damage was occuring, there was no smashed glass for example. So in my opinion the damage has a setting where it can be enabled & disabled……… only time will tell.

  67. Aug. 19, 12:51pm

    The damage looks great, but… THE MITSUBISHI EVO has none at all, and it has a worse collision.

  68. Aug. 19, 12:44pm

    But Lancer has not damage… Only 170 will have damage system then?

  69. Aug. 19, 12:42pm
    Lenny Smalls

    As a matter of fact, the only single car out of a THOUSAND that it seems PD has put damage into in this new WRX. OK, now for the other 999, should take only another decade.

  70. Aug. 19, 12:41pm

    damn people, before you talk rubbish bullshit and read! Damage will be in all cars. Only 170, or something, it will be destroyable inside.

  71. Aug. 19, 12:39pm

    All I can say is WOW!

  72. Aug. 19, 12:39pm

    He has a co-driver in the car!

  73. Aug. 19, 12:38pm
    Lenny Smalls

    Wait and see, only NASCAR, WRC and possible other contained, governed racing leagues like JGTC will have damage. I’ll put hard cash on it.

  74. Aug. 19, 12:37pm

    when the mitsubishi hits the scooby the car goes on two wheels so there must be roll over

  75. Aug. 19, 12:37pm

    Limited to certain cars is better than no damage at all. Also, I don’t see how its going to ruin the whole series if the damage isn’t entirely realistic. It won’t be perfect, but they can improve it over time, you know… overdriver is right, for now we should just be happy! :D

  76. Aug. 19, 12:36pm

    There is no damage on the car that hit him :(

  77. Aug. 19, 12:35pm
    James T

    Damage on rally cars only…soo obvious!

  78. Aug. 19, 12:35pm

    I hope there are going a lot of other video’s with other cars.

  79. Aug. 19, 12:33pm

    @KoosSpeeTerreur: They already have GT5:Prologue. They wont be releasing GT5 as a demo.

  80. Aug. 19, 12:31pm
    Lenny Smalls

    Not many people seem to be remembering this, so I’ll point it out:

    ITS A RALLY CAR! WE have no evidence that any cars other than WRC and probably NASCAR cars will be damageable. It is absolutely ridiculous however to have them taking damage in the same race as invincible production cars, however.

  81. Aug. 19, 12:29pm

    Guys look at the link below :

    watch the video of the crash replay, you can see after the evo or whatever it is comes flying round the corner and hits the subaru – after impact it APPEARS like there is no damage to the evo ?

    so only certain cars have damage ?

  82. Aug. 19, 12:28pm

    I´m of the opinion that all cars in gt5 will have damage. it would be stupid to have, let´s say 170 cars in the full version, with damage and the rest has none.
    Imagine you´ll drive 1 on 1 against a friend with a “premium”^^ subaru impreza wrc, and he has got a “standart model” without damage, crashing your car. it won´t make any sence to me, because my car won´t have any doors etc. instead of his car, which will be in a perfect condition.
    K.Y. is genius, everthing will be perfectly.

  83. Aug. 19, 12:27pm

    Well lets just hope it isn’t limited. Plus the likelyhood is that the damage will be scaleable.

  84. Aug. 19, 12:27pm

    NO door ? OMFG is the best damagesistem in this years ? GT again put new level in a racings simulations . again and again …………………… is the best ever

    thanks KAZU !!

  85. Aug. 19, 12:27pm

    I thought it was NFS …. jk

  86. Aug. 19, 12:26pm

    It wouldn’t be too hard for PD to put this playable demo on PN right? PLEAZZZ!

  87. Aug. 19, 12:26pm

    Perhaps it’s optional and it was turned on only for the player car, we can hope…

  88. Aug. 19, 12:25pm
    african kat

    Dissapointing – with all Kaz’s talk of ‘they’ll only implement damage when they can do it realistically’. Bonnet does’nt crumple – Mitsi Evo behind does’nt get a scratch – the collision bet Evo and Subaru results in both doors flying off Subaru – no crumpling. Damage looks like Forza2…I’m trying to be excited but PD can do much better

  89. Aug. 19, 12:23pm

    Damage in GT = total ******* waste of time. If it’s anything short of realistic, it’s going to ruiin the series, and if it truly is limited to certain cars it’s an even bigger joke.

  90. Aug. 19, 12:23pm

    it’s true it would be nice to see other cars but hey! don’t forget what are you looking! GT5 is here and you’re complaining?!?!?! enjoy people… from now on, every day will bring us more and more news now… so, what you don’t see today, you’ll see tomorrow… :)
    WOOHOOO GT5!!!

  91. Aug. 19, 12:22pm

    This is ******* cool. The damage go,s so far, that you even see the engine.

  92. Aug. 19, 12:20pm

    It reminds me a little of Need For Speed: Pro Street

  93. Aug. 19, 12:19pm

    Is that mean the damage will be only in race cars ???

  94. Aug. 19, 12:19pm
  95. Aug. 19, 12:18pm

    that is AWESOME!!!!!!

  96. Aug. 19, 12:17pm

    We’ve seen the damage on Impreza already…

  97. Aug. 19, 12:16pm

    What about other cars?

    Will there be any other PD/SONY press conference during the gamescom?

  98. Aug. 19, 12:15pm

    Mixed feelings about this.

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