Posts Tagged Polyphony Digital
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 gran-turismo.com starting November 2nd.
The above is the new TGS trailer. This isn’t the weather one that was shown last night, though, but it still has a lot of eye candy. This comes from GT Planet, who also managed to pick up this information from Sony’s keynote (which will be available after the jump). This is going to be a huge game. When the weather effect trailer has a direct feed, I’ll post that as well.
Japan is already enjoying the ceramic white variation of the slimmed-down PS3, and pretty soon, they’ll be getting a new color to choose from. As part of its hardware bundle, Gran Turismo 5 will be accompanied by a sleek titanium blue PS3.
The shiny blue PS3 will be packing a 160GB HDD, plus a matching controller. Another interesting bit is that the Gran Turismo 5 Racing Pack will also include a first-print copy of the game, which comes with an art book and downloadable “Stealth Models” of the Mercedes Benx SLS AMG, the McLaren F1, Honda NSX GT 500, Audi R10 TDI, and the Nissan GT-R GT500.
The bundle will cost ¥35,980 (US$ 420) and will be available in Japan on November 3rd. The first-print copies of the game will be sold at regular PS3 game price, but after stocks run out, regular versions will be sold at the same price, minus the extra stuff.
Wondering what those exclusive downloadable cars for Gran Turismo 5‘s Collector’s Edition will be? They did say it will be custom-designed too. Well, you can stop wondering because Polyphony Digital has finally revealed them to the public.
When you get the Collector’s Edition on November 2, 2010, you will not only get a bevy of exclusive content, you will also get to download this fine selection of cars:
- Audi R8 5.2 FSI quattro Chrome Line Edition
- BMW M3 Coupe Chrome Line Edition
- Lamborghini Murciélago LP 640 Chrome Line Edition
- Mercedes-Benz 300 SL Coupe Chrome Line Edition
- Shelby Cobra 427 Chrome Line Edition
The stand-alone edition also comes out on the same day. Have you placed your pre-orders yet?
Via [Gran-Turismo US]