Worldwide Release for Gran Turismo 5 “Probably”

Gran Turismo 5 89 August 31, 2009 by

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In his latest interview with Italian gaming site MultiPlayer.it, Kazunori Yamauchi doesn’t shy away from nearly confirming a “simultaneous world release” for Gran Turismo 5.  A worldwide release has been widely rumored after our own Amar212 first hinted at the fact way back in April, and it is looking more and more certain with each passing day.  Yamauchi was also asked about Gran Turismo 5 feature list, which GTPlanet managed to grab before it was quickly pulled from Polyphony Digital’s website. Although he comes short of explaining why it was posted, he confirms the information is true.  Yamauchi goes on to discuss how the new damage feature will affect a car’s handling characteristics, and goes on to say there will be “real NASCAR races.”  Finally, Yamauchi retierates that the game will run at in full 1080p resolution at 60 frames-per-second.

Although there is no official English transcript for the interview, we can thank our own RoadRunner99 for offering the following translation of the most important questions:

MultiPlayer:  GT5 Release?
KY: “The game is still under development but its release is not too far, it will be after the PSP GT release and, very probably, it will be a simultaneous world release”

MultiPlayer:What about the game features that were published on the official japanese site, 1000 cars, 80 tracks and YouTube download?
KY: “We would like to wait to publish them, but what you read on the site is true.”

MultiPlayer:  Is there something new in the single player mode
KY: “If you look at the PSP version, you’ll see that the game is very different from the previous Gran Turismo versions. The 5th episode will have many similar features to the PSP version”

MultiPlayer:  How the damages will influence the gameplay?
KY: “The damages are not only visible, they will affect the driving style.
It depends on the player, some players will like it, others will not”

MultiPlayer:  Will we have Nascar and WRC championships in the game or just the cars?
KY: “There will be real Nascar races in the game. Nascar had necessary to be included in the game. Regarding WRC championship we have been trying to add it to series since long ago. Now we got it.”

At the end KY confirmed 1080p and 60 fps.

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