Unpublished Gran Turismo 5 Video Shows Off Damage

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Members of the press who visited Polyphony Digital last week were treated to something special: an unpublished Gran Turismo 5 trailer showcasing an apparently more impressive damage model. The news comes from Spanish site MeriStation, making them first to mention this clip. Unfortunately, cameras were carefully controlled in the screening room, so we have only this description to go by:

damage01After the lecture, the lights went to witness in all its splendor the trailer unpublished announced that no one outside those walls had seen so far. It was a moment of excitement because, obviously, everyone wanted to see the deformation and damage.

The video begins with a street circuit and with electronic music in the background. Then we can see the cars, especially new ones at its best going around the track, the GT style of life. We see cars NASCAR, rally, Lamborghinis and Bugattis. We see the pits in full and frenetic action. The images come from the replay mode. We run at night. The modeling is clearly at the level expected. And finally we see the first deformation and cracks on cars. There are a few shouts of excitement among those present. They are short but intense second accident. A lack of a better word, awesome.

We also see a Ferrari with a big city in the background. The camera rises to give a more global perspective. The video ends. The truth is that we are left wanting more. A little short, but intense. When just the trailer, the media present burst into applause greeting. Yamauchi, amid which he said are still working on the night mode to make it as realistic as possible.

If the video is as polished as it is described, this could indicate it will be released publicly in the coming weeks and months.  Needless to say, if anyone did manage to record this, please let me know…

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  1. CT

    Seeing this news about night racing, I am now EXTREMELY happy about the March release. Just imagining 70 tracks, with all of those beautifully rendered cars…..omg.

    Oh my freaking

    God

    I’m grinning so wide right now.

    Even if the A.I. sucks I’ll have months and months of fun just racing cars on my own in time trial.

    These next 6 months I should just ignore GTplanet completely because each few days brings more news that makes me want to get my hands on the painstaking work of this company.

    /end fanboy gush

  2. WheresFreddie

    Fair enough but the xbox needed a driving sim to, something needed to fill that gap in the market and there shouldn’t be hatred for Turn 10 doing so lol. I’m a GT fan and i wouldn’t describe Forza as a cheap knock off, yes the graphics aren’t on a par with GT5 but atleast they have invested some quality time recording car engine sounds, (although we don’t know for sure whats going to be in GT5 yet) but for a driving experience theres nothing better than cranking up the volumn and listening to the bass rattle your house with those thumping v8’s, – seriously exciting if you have a gd sound system, Would be amazing if GT5 can do the same hopefully it does!

  3. WheresFreddie

    Why do people hate Forza so much lol yes the demo’s dissapointing doesn’t seem much of an Improvement but the thing I love about forza is the online play. For me Forza 2 offered hours and hours of intense racing with my mates online which I really hope gt5 can do to cause i love GT always have but Dont see why people have this hatred for forza when being a GT fan, forza has given hours and hours of great racing!

  4. Spanish GT

    Is also very important the sentence Kazunori said when he was asked about the perfection in the accidents and the damage to the vehicles (last page, at the end of the interview)…
    He said that we can “expect perfection” ¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

  5. Me.Switch

    Well, i played the Forza3 Demo and i am so disappointed about it and to me it feels like: They should develope another 1 or 2 years to make it a few steps better than Forza2. For now it feels like a “little” Update of Forza2. So i dont bother anymore about when GT5 will be released. I just want it to be as good as it seems to be. With all those Cars and WRC and NASCAR and Damage (the Forza3-Damage is mainly the same as Forza2-Damage, so no major improvements) and Cockpitview (I dont like The Forza3-Cockpitfew looks partly crappy and the developers told me it would be the best looking stuff on market, disappointed again GT5P-Cockpit is the best so far) and Day/Night/Rain Races (all missing in Forza3) with full pitstops (missing in F3) and a beautiful almost photorealistic optic (extremly missing in F3 imo).
    Well at least F3 will help not to get bored to much in RacingGames until GT5 hits the floor.
    But let Kaz and Co do their job no matter how long they will work on it, to create major improvements and some really cool features cause all that is missing to me with F3.

    Mfg

  6. alucard0712

    Great News!!! If there will be some “night” tracks, some “rainy” – this is enough for me. I think it’s impossible to implement real-time weather change on PS3, because PD already push PS3 to the limits.Simply no room for additional effects.We already have 2D trees, low poly tracks and textures, guys without shadows etc… So have some night, foggy, rainy tracks really a great compromise.

  7. Matt

    Seeing this news about night racing, I am now EXTREMELY happy about the March release. Just imagining 70 tracks, with all of those beautifully rendered cars…..omg.

    Oh my freaking

    God

    I’m grinning so wide right now.

    Even if the A.I. sucks I’ll have months and months of fun just racing cars on my own in time trial.

    These next 6 months I should just ignore GTplanet completely because each few days brings more news that makes me want to get my hands on the painstaking work of this company.

    /end fanboy gush

  8. Rick

    well, at least they’ll be doing SOMETHING for the next 6 months!

    Night racing.

    BEST. FEATURE. IN. THE. GAME.!

    Forza can’t do that!

  9. carib3d

    If you all want day night dynamic weather effects in a car game… get a pc an run gtr2.. richard burns rally for rally the fans…

  10. cosk

    if this game gets dynamic weather and night and day racing, i will have to buy a ps3 to play it. Ive basically been waiting on this game…

  11. Bernd

    Obli, you’re right. But I couldn’t spot a single spectator on the Nürburgring, disappoints me a bit ! Would be more important to me than dynamic weather in that particular case.

  12. Bank Alexander

    Well one good thing about that site is that they have running gameplay footage of Kaz at the Nurburgring, in their video. Instead of just pictures ^_^

  13. Obli

    Forza 3’s damage isn’t exactly amazing but it does the job. Crash hard and you’re pretty screwed. It’s the mechanical damage that changes the dynamics of the game. The car does not need to crumple a-la Burnout (alothough it would be amazing if it did). This sounds like great news.

    As someone above said, “In Kaz we trust!” :)

  14. Pingwhen

    I don’t care about night unless it’s dynamic. If it doesn’t change than it’s just eye candy. Weather Is equally just as important. And should be just as dynamic. If those are implamented gt5 it would distory all racing games as we know it. But it doesn’t have these I will be greatly dissapointed. Ultimatly I feel both won’t be in the game. Weather is a major doubt. But dynamic time is atleast a semi good chance

  15. Driver

    IF they wont the best most realistic simulation in the world they add day and night cycle and weather to finish the game as the best of all time

  16. Kev McGann

    well said ‘caribbeantopdriver ‘.
    NIGHT RACING + DAMAGE (ALL IN GRAN TURISMO) = bliss. This is gonna be well worth the wait. all you critics who secretly have forza will see…XD

  17. overdriver

    i don’t understand something: the press that went into that room knows car damage is a big matter around GT5 so, why they gave that little info about it? Why not explain what cars were involved, the type of deformation they saw, the consequences on each car, etc? The same with night race… Maybe strict prohibition from PD? Or they’re just a bunch of tards…

    KAZ WE WANT THAT VIDEO RIGHT AWAY!

  18. F1P1

    @driver

    THer will be night only on special tracks like honkong not all track will have night ..

    THer will be night only on special tracks like honkong not all track will have night ..

    THer will be night only on special tracks like honkong not all track will have night ..

  19. F1P1

    Day n nite. I toss and turn, I keep stressin’ my mind…mind. I look for peace, but see I don’t attain. What I need for keeps this silly game we play…play ♪

    Really can’t wait.

  20. yanfloist

    well let’s hope that the new damage feature will be in real time as well. PD tends to show it well in their movies but not in actual game play. Maybe a change is coming this time around????

  21. Black Chamber

    Night racing is once again confirmed!

    Now all we need is another confirmation regarding rain in GT5!

  22. Hernan

    Just for the record, Meristation is a shitty page, so take everything they say with a grain of salt.
    They always mess up with the translation of english news to spanish.

  23. dk

    this is BS! release the facking game! i dont care about some new trailers in 22 days the Forza Motorsport 3 is coming. hu!?!

  24. GT5MASTER

    I think they shouldve prepared this video, and played it at TGS…that wouldve been a much smarter move by them. Play the video while jaws drop, then show “March 2010” at the end of it.

  25. Spriggers

    I’m sure it will be better than what we’ve seen, but I’m not aiming my expectations too high. If they just make it 30% better that the latest, that’s even good enough for me. :)

  26. caribbeantopdriver

    i admit, i was extremely angry at the release date, i still do believe if not for psp granturismo, granturismo5 would be futher, even out by now, but given the amout of work load that is needed for granturismo5 i see why its taking so long. cockpit view for all cars plus damage for all cars, people say forza delivers on time, come on, granturismo is putting out 550 MORE cars than you are, which calls for detail modeling.

  27. caribbeantopdriver

    no wonder this game is taking so long, can u imagine all the lights in your car lighting up? beautiful i can jus see, plus they have to do that for over 900 cars rite???

  28. KoosSpeeTerreur

    @mink
    they showed the ‘crappy damage’ version at gamescom, because people will be even more blown away by the real game.
    This sounds very promising btw! Hope we can see it ourselves very soon!

  29. Napoleon_Ist

    “The news comes from Spanish site MeriStation, making them first to mention this clip”
    false, i’ve already learned about this press only teaser by Gameblog who made the PD studio tour and upcoming interview.

  30. Riad

    itrs kinda funny how TGS didnt really give us anyting to get excited. however all the big and impressive news seems to be comin from the press visit. well regardless how the news come, good news is always welcomed lol

  31. doghell

    @mink
    cause its one thing to show a quick video of their latest code. but to add it into a working demo, make sure its 100% playable etc takes a whole lot more work.

    developing software aint so simple

  32. mink

    So Hands down, why was the GC and the GC version so crappy concerning the damage-model?

    I dont get theese japanese people…

  33. Cloudberry

    Yamauchi, amid which he said are still working on the night mode to make it as realistic as possible.

    AWESOME!!!

  34. jBat17

    yeah, night mode!.. that’s what i’m talking about

    this is the REAL definitive racing game this generation.

  35. Dr.Boss.

    I want to see this “awesome” collision.
    night racing, great to hear it is up and running and not something they hope to squeeze in.

  36. Lajakovic

    After all the, not so great, news from last weeks, this really makes me happy. Looking forward to see the trailer!

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