Gran Turismo bombshell?
Ah good old Gran Turismo. By this time I expect most of you have had a go at the GTHD download on the PlayStation store (irritatingly I am still PS3-less) and formed your own opinions.
Prepare yourself for a bolt of confusion from the blue.
French magazine Joypad (English readers will recognise the typeface as uncannily similar to Edge, both magazines are published by Future), scored an interview with Kaz Yamamuchi. As you’d expect Kaz offered some details on GT5 and the ‘zine shows the first shot of the Nurburgring and the interior of an Audi TT. Unsurprisingly, these look almost indistinguishable from their real life counterparts.
And then? The bombshell. GT4 HD is not dead. The game has the same setup as described last year (namely GT4 in HD with more cars and lots of online content), available in premium and classic versions and will most likely appear by the end of the year.
I’m not really sure what to make of this. I wasn’t a huge fan of the original approach suggested by Polyphony, so I hope they have adjusted their pricing strategy. There again, as another stop gap for GT5… well, it’s better than nothing I guess. I expect we will get more details on this in the next few weeks and at E3, but for now we need to wait and see.
Read the story as it unfolded on GAF.