Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

PS3 / Racing / Release: Apr 16, 2008 / ESRB: E

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Gran Turismo movie is a thing, really happening

Gran Turismo movie is a thing, really happening

Two days ago, TheWrap reported that Sony's long-running Gran Turismo series would be turned into a movie. It was a rumor that was so bizarre that we decided against reporting it when it broke. Given Polyphony Digital's car racing franchise has never featured a basic shred of story ever, we thought it absurd.

Well, Hollywood sure likes to surprise.

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Gran Turismo 5 Links PS3s to Get Crazy High Resolution, Frame Rate

Sometimes, the PlayStation 3's famed horsepower just isn't enough. When the systems aren't being linked together to make supercomputers, they apparently get connected to have some fun, as the Gran Turismo team did last month.

In celebration of the racing series' tenth anniversary in October, the crew from developer Polyphony Digital threw a party in New York City in which some Sony displays let players try out versions of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue in 2160p resolution and at 240 frames per second. Read more »

"Nice sort of, but hmm not sure... you might want to get the PS3 to be able to play all of its ..."
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Gran Turismo 5 Updated: 3 Free Cars, Screenshots

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue has been updated to include three head-turning cars from the ongoing Paris Motor Show and a number of tweaks to the core of Polyphony Digital's PS3 racing sim.

It's an update full of "grand touring" cars, as the game gets the "GT by Citroen" concept, Ferrari California, and the Lotus Evora for free, as announced on the PlayStation Blog. Read more »

"So what is going on here? I was a big GT3 fan, didnt care for GT4 (because i thought Forza ..."
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Gran Turismo 5 May Not Arrive Until 2010

The fifth full-fledged entry in Polyphony Digital's racing simulation series Gran Turismo may not hit PlayStation 3 until 2009 or 2010, according to studio founder Kazunori Yamauchi.

"There's no plans in the works for GT5 yet--that might be 2009, or it might be 2010," Yamauchi told IGN. "But we're totally focused on getting the updates through for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, and that's all we're focused on." Read more »

"Gran Tursimo 5 is quickly becoming the Duke Nukem Forever of the racing world..."
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Gran Turismo TV Detailed, Arrives August 1

Sony today offered new details on the Gran Turismo TV portion of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.

Available August 1, Gran Turismo TV will use the game to deliver "loads" of pay-per-view original video content from developer Polyphony Digital as well as a number of licensed television shows, such as Top Gear.

Programs promise reviews of the world's newest sports cars, details on their development, and a look at the inside of Ferrari headquarters.

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"When is this game going to be finished and released for real? I really love Prologue but cmon ..."
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Gran Turismo Series Ships 50M Units Worldwide

Sony Computer Entertainment announced today that Polyphony Digital's driving simulation series Gran Turismo has shipped over 50 million units across the world.

The franchise debuted in 1997 on the original PlayStation, and made the shift to PlayStation 2 with Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec in 2001. The series' first PlayStation 3 retail release recently arrived in the form of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, which is meant as a sample of the eventual Gran Turismo 5. Read more »

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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue To Get Vehicle Damage

The vehicles of Polyphony Digital's driving simulation franchise Gran Turismo won't be invincible for much longer, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has revealed.

Speaking with IGN, Yamauchi confirmed that the team will be adding vehicular damage to Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (PS3) through a downloadable update, possibly later this year. Read more »

"Shouldn't people who purchase prologue get a discount on GT5?"
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Weezer, Mars Volta Make Gran Turismo Soundtrack

Sony announced today that the North American version of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will include a host of localized music tracks when it is released on April 17.

Weezer's "Automatic," The Mars Volta's "Goliath," and DJ Shadow's "LOVE LOVE" will provide some of the background music for Polyphony Digital's racer. Artists such as Kavinsky, Justice, The Earaches, and Thin Lizzy also made the cut. Read more »

"Just put in My Favourite Game from The Cardigans...it rocked in GT2!"
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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Features Detailed

Sony has revealed the full feature list of Polyphony Digital's PS3 racing title Gran Turismo 5 Prologue this morning, along with a new batch of screenshots.

The game is set to include six tracks for its 60+ vehicles to race on, including Suzuka Circuit, Eiger Nordwand, Fuji Speedway, London City Track, Daytona International Speedway and High Speed Ring. Read more »

"So does anyone know what the future holds for the "full" GT5? Will the people who bought the ..."
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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Shots, Date, Price Released (Updated)

Update: Sony has officially announced that Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be released in North America on April 17, with a price of $39.99 for both the Blu-ray and online PlayStation Store versions. The Blu-ray disc will feature an exclusive behind-the-scenes video titled "Beyond the Apex."

Original story: Looking for another reason to get excited about your PS3? How about a new batch of screenshots for the upcoming Polyphony Digital racing title, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue? Read more »

""Available on Blu-ray Disc and as a download via PLAYSTATION®Network, Gran Turismo 5 ..."
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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Impressions

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For some Gran Turismo 5 Prologue impressions, head over to GameSpot, where they nabbed a copy of the Japanese version of the PS3 racer.

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BBC's Top Gear to be Available Worldwide on PS3

In an unusual marketing tie-in, Sony Computer Entertainment has announced that it will make available full episodes of hugely popular BBC automotive television series Top Gear, syndicated in North America by BBC America, to PlayStation 3 owners through PlayStation Network starting some time next year. Forty episodes of the show will be downloadable worldwide through Gran Turismo TV, a new PSN channel named for Polyphony Digital's long-running racing series. No prices were given, although reports on a recent issue of Japanese publication Famitsu indicate that in Japan the episodes will be sold at a relatively low cost. Gran Turismo 5 is not set to release until at least mid-2008, but this year will see the release of the appetite-whetting downloadable-or-retail Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, recently revealed as supporting up to 16 players online. A demo is currently available through the Japanese PSN. The game's full release, set for December in Japan, will include a virtual version of Top Gear's well known test track, Hammerhead turn and all (playable The Stig likely not included). "We at Polyphony are great fans of the world's best motoring programme, Top Gear, so we're delighted to be collaborating with BBC Worldwide to deliver Top Gear content via Gran Turismo," said Polyphony founder and avid motorist Kazunori Yamauchi.

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"Awesome, lets hope this means they bring it to iTunes as well."
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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Demo Hits Japanese PSN

A demo of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, the latest in Polyphony Digital's long-running driving simulation series, is now available for download from the Japanese PlayStation Store. Though it is not yet available in North America and Europe, PlayStation 3 owners in those territories can simply create a Japanese PlayStation Network account to get their fill of the most graphically intensive racer on the system. The 736MB sneak peek includes one track and seven cars, but does not feature the online multiplayer of the full version. The demo will be offered through the Japanese PlayStation Store until November 11. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, itself basically a tease of the upcoming Gran Turismo 5, is slated to be released through traditional retail outlets and as a PlayStation Store download. North American release and pricing details have yet to be announced, though they are expected to fall in line with those of the Japanese edition, which arrives in December and will sell for approximately $40

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" man, these guys at polyhony really know how to do lighting. we need more realistic looking ..."
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GC 07: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Trailer

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Here's the latest Gran Turismo 5 Prologue trailer, described as a "Concept Movie". It runs for three minutes. Stream it below, or grab the HD version from FileShack. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is scheduled for an October release in Japan; no North American release details are known.

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"gorgeous. these games just keep looking better and better."
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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue Hits Japan in October

A preview version of Polyphony Digital's upcoming PlayStation 3 driving sim Gran Turismo 5 will be available for download from the Japanese PlayStation Store this October. Titled Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, the sneak peek will feature online play in addition to a number of different vehicles, including some currently unrevealed concept cars. First announced last week at Sony Computer Entertainment America's E3 press briefing, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue follows Polyphony's tradition of providing an advance look at the franchise's next iteration. This legacy began with the Japan-only Gran Turismo 4 Prologue (PS2), which offered five courses and 50 of the final game's 500 cars months before the proper Gran Turismo 4 arrived, and continued with last winter's free release of Gran Turismo HD through the PlayStation 3's online PlayStation Network. Sony Computer Entertainment has yet to make any decisions regarding the pricing of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. Shacknews has contacted SCEA for North American release details. For more on Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, check out our screenshots.

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"When are they going to show off the extensive damage modeling?"
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