Gran Turismo 5 Weather Trailer and Community Features

The above is the weather trailer that was shown at the TGS keynote last night. Yes, there’s snow and rain now! Unfortunately, the weather effects won’t be available on all courses. Mostly only those with a focus on endurance races, but there is lightning and the like. And yes, humidity and air pressure will be a factor as well (they also said that windshield wipers only work on premium model cars, which I think is kind of stupid).

As far as community features go, GT5 has something call ‘My Home’. My Home seems to offer quite a bit, and can be used both in-game and online. There are three modes: GT LIFE, Profiles, and Community. Polyphony has only touched on Community for now, but has said that you will not only be able to communicate privately in races with friends, but you can also share photos, user-created courses, cars and parts (I’m sure tuning setups would be something as well). All of this can also be done online via starting November 2nd.

Now onto a bit more of the Community features (and stuff people might take a big interest in). You can set rules for lobbies and host up to 15 friends, with selectable rules and the like (perfect for our race nights). It doesn’t say how deep the options for the lounge go, though. There is also something called ‘Remote Racing’ where you can have an AI-controlled driver race against one of your friends when you’re away from the PS3. It’s not like B-Spec, where you can give commands, but you can watch the races remotely on a PC.

There were also a bunch of new cars announced, including the X1 Prototype shown in the trailer above. They say it’s the fastest racing car on land, but does that mean it’s faster than an 8,000HP top fuel dragster (320MPH in under 5 seconds)? Probably not. Other vehicles include a 1989 Isuzu 4200R, Citroën GT, and, get this, a 1962 Volkswagen typ2 bus (I knew that’s what I saw in the trailers). There’s also the WWII VW Kubelwagen and Schwimmwagen (from 1944 and 1942 respectively).

A few tracks have also been redone for GT5. Of these, there’s the favorite Trial Mountain Circuit (one of my GT favorites), an updated Laguna Seca (my personal choice for tuning cars), and Sarthe 2009. Hopefully more legacy tracks make a return as well.


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

  1. #1 by Tosh on September 16th, 2010 [ 1127 Points ]

    o_O at the weather trailer …. excuse me while I pick my jaw off the floor.

  2. #2 by White-Sharingan on September 16th, 2010 [ 100 Points ]

    wow…O_O amazing

  3. #3 by derrickgott007 on September 16th, 2010 [ 871 Points ]

    Can you please post YouTube links? Can’t see anything on iPhone or iPad.

  4. #4 by Jay on September 16th, 2010 [ 83116 Points ]

    I got the YT version of the first up. The second one isn’t on YouTube yet. Next time, don’t use iPad/iPhone 😛

  5. #5 by lordincubus on September 17th, 2010 [ 185 Points ]

    Wow can you believe a game can look this good. If Forza 2 got 9s and 5s then this is going to get 10s. Just from sheer effort and detail. I might have to buy a new PS3 for this game.

  6. #6 by Darth_Icarus on September 17th, 2010 [ 40 Points ]

    That weather trailer looked gorgeous. Does the gaming industry not realize I don’t have all this extra $ to spend on games anymore :p

  7. #7 by djlazyness on September 17th, 2010 [ 1395 Points ]

    oooooh Pretty graphics , i’M Loving it, althought i was slightly worried when i saw thoses 2d people right at the start of the vid, but i’ll let that slide

  8. #8 by mulligank on September 17th, 2010 [ 625 Points ]

    Weather looks great, I’m really not a racer guy, this trailer has made rethink that. It has the best graphics Ive seen.

  9. #9 by drask on September 17th, 2010 [ 75 Points ]

    I’ve never cared too much for racing games though i respect them. But that looks effing gorgeous.

  10. #10 by SicSemperTyranis on September 18th, 2010 [ 6405 Points ]

    Wow at 0:53 seconds of the weather trailer is that a VW “hippie” van?

  11. #11 by Jay on September 18th, 2010 [ 83116 Points ]

    yes, it was one of the new vehicles announced lol. Read the article 😛

  12. #12 by Flashray on September 18th, 2010 [ 90 Points ]

    Looks awesome. Definately going to get this game.
    I heard the game will be available in 3D ?

  13. #13 by Jay on September 18th, 2010 [ 83116 Points ]

    yeah, it will have 3D support, assuming you have a 3D capable TV. It also has head tracking if you have an Eye.

  14. #14 by Bilzac on September 18th, 2010 [ 30 Points ]

    Looks pretty awesome, here is hoping they fix the damage system..

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