Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Update (New Screenshots!) Print E-mail
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Written by Thomas "CigDangle" Balistreri   
Tuesday, 29 January 2008

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Gran Turismo has never been my racing franchise of choice.  To me, it tends to be a little too much simulation, and not enough "racing fun".  I have always been a much bigger fan of the Project Gotham series.

I like simulation racing as well: I used to play EA's NASCAR series for hours on end, but I played them on the PC with a wheel and pedals.  Since I have never owned these controls for a console (they just look awkward to me), I have, for the most part, avoided sim racing titles, opting for something a little more "arcade".

That being said, the more I see the screenshots and information about the new GT title, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue,  the more it piques my interest.  The graphics look amazing; add that to the updated features list published today, and you have the recipe for what is shaping up to be an incredible game.

Here is the feature list from the today's press release:

  • A first for the franchise, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue supports online racing with up to 16 drivers racing simultaneously on a beautifully rendered race track.
  • Race more than 60 high-performance and exhaustively detailed cars, including vehicles from Ferrari, Audi, Nissan and Mitsubishi.
  • Race on five stunningly realistic tracks, including the Eiger Nordwand, the London City Track and Suzuka.
  • A new physics engine delivers next-generation vehicle handling. True to the heritage of the Gran Turismo franshise, this new physics engine provides unprecedented realism and authentic handling specific to each car.
  • A new in-cockpit view provides a unique perspective for racers and features a customized dashboard for each of the cars in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. Real-time gauges and human animations accurately represent the true performance and handling of each vehicle.
  • All-new and improved opponent AI for a nail-biting and more strategic race racing experience.
  • Access to Gran Turismo TV: a clearinghouse of great motoring TV (video) programming (both HD and SD – all broadcast quality) online through PlayStation Network.
  • To extend the realistic driving experience, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is also compatible with the new DualShock 3 controller, which has vibration functionality.
  • Quick Tune facility allows you to adjust power, tires, suspension and more.
  • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue runs in stunning High Definition at 1080p
    • Race: 1080p-60fps
    • Replay: 1080p-30fps


The list is quite impressive, and the new pictures are even more so. Be sure to click on the thumbnails above to check out the full pictures.


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