According to several users in our forums, Sony has started sending out surveys inviting participants to “Help Gran Turismo 5 Stay on Top of Its Game”. In addition to basic demographics, the questions are focused around your progress in the game, how much you’ve been playing it, and which in-game events you enjoy the most. The invitation email goes on to say “your opinions may change the way new games are created”.
It’s an interesting and somewhat odd set of questions, considering that Polyphony Digital already stores everyone’s in-game progress in a centralized database, and Sony collects an untold amount of usage data through the PlayStation Network. Regardless, it’s refreshing to see this sort of “official” interaction. As of now it is not clear how they are selecting participants.