More GT5 Information from Gamescom

Looks like some new information has been posted over at the Official Blog. To start, B-Spec mode is back (where you’re basically the ‘Team Director’ and you use your driver’s strengths and techniques to direct him through a race toward victory. From other reports I read, it’s a lot more in-depth than B-Spec modes of the past, but it’s still not for everyone (after all, why get a racing game and not race?). A-Spec mode, of course, will be the biggest draw, since that actually puts you in the driver’s seat.

The Garage will allow you to own multiple cars, and the whole sorting system has been re-done to make finding specific rides MUCH easier. You still purchase cars from dealerships (both new and used), as well as be able to take your vehicles to tuning shops for body kits and new parts. No idea if you’re able to paint your cars any color you want, though.

My Lounge is an online component of the title, allowing you to set up track days with other PSN users and friends. This will probably be what we’ll be spending time on if/when we do our Race Nights (which I will have more details for at a later time).

The ‘Course Maker’ allows users to, essentially, create their own tracks. You can’t lay out the track yourself, but you can tell the game how many turns you want, whether it’s a looped track or A-to-B, what the theme is, weather conditions, and the time, etc. I couldn’t find a video of it in action, but it, at least, sounds pretty cool and definitely adds some variety to the already large track selection.

And finally, Kart racing. Many professional racers got their start in kart racing, and many still do it to keep their skills sharpened. Not sure what else to say about that, as it’s pretty straightforward, but it is pretty cool that it is in there. Personally, I don’t know how often I’m going to be playing that, though.

Be sure to keep your eyes peeled as the game releases in early November!

Written by: Jay - Community Manager / Editor-In-Chief

  1. #1 by Jonaskin on August 19th, 2010

    It’s no wonder GT5 was delayed so many times and for so long. It’s going to be absolutely huge.

    I can’t believe it’s been more than 3 years since Prologue came out!

    Racing games aren’t usually my cup of tea but I love the GT series (along with Motorstorm, Burnout and Mario Kart :))

  2. #2 by LOKO117 on August 19th, 2010 [ 2940 Points ]

    This game is going to be awesome. I wish all games could be jam packed like this.

  3. #3 by Ace on August 19th, 2010 [ 23465 Points ]

    Heres some Gran Turismo 5’s go-karts in action

  4. #4 by Tosh on August 19th, 2010 [ 1127 Points ]

    @acezakj Looks fun!

  5. #5 by Allan on August 19th, 2010

    Looks Great FUN

  6. #6 by fredyfrom on August 24th, 2010

    I would like to exchange links with your site
    Is this possible?

  7. #7 by Jay on August 24th, 2010 [ 83116 Points ]

    you would have to speak to Tosh

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