TGR examines the issue in greater detail, and debates the question of whether or not one of Sony's flagship series will go multiplatform.
End of story.
Gran Turismo already is a multi-platform franchise. Gran Turismo 1 & 2 = PS1 Gran Turismo 3 & 4 = PS2 Gran Turismo 5 = PS3 When Sony said that they want Gran Turismo 5 to be available on as many platforms as possible they obviously meant THEIR platforms. They pretty much confirmed that the PS2 and PSP will get their own versions of Gran Turismo 5. TGR just loves to write headlines like this for hits, because no one ever visits their website.
They never even said "Gran Turismo 5", they said "Gran Turismo".
They also said they were considering releasing it for PC. Hence the article. Source: http://www.vg247.com/2009/0...
It is only logical to pipe to all the platforms you can.
http://www.polyphony.co.jp/... See on the bottom right? Kaz Hirai Remember him? Also. Look at bottom left...its owned by SCE. /thread
According to the interviews, DP and Sony are both interested in expanding their presence in the PC market, especially in China where it's flourishing. How is none of this sinking in? This isn't some giant conspiracy about Sony losing its exclusives. It's about Sony trying to strengthen its market presence by expanding its product line to different platforms and countries.
Why would they want to expand into the PC market all of the sudden? I think it's just a nice idea they thought of, but doubt it will happen. If it were going to happen then why hasn't Prologue come out on PC yet? They could have easily ported it already. A PSP version is possible since they've been talking about it since launch. PS2? Well Gran Turismo 3 never came out on PS1. Plus if GT5 came out on PS2 they'd have to completely redo everything like the cars and stuff, it takes them a week to code a car for GT5. I guess if they're doing a PSP version then there would be a PS2 version as well but the PSP/PS2 versions would be the same and the PS3 version would be different.
Still though a PC in China is still very expensive. Why wouldn't Sony just advertise their PS2 at its new low price and get them to use those? It's definitely a lot cheaper than buying a low end PC that wouldn't be able to play much.
Don't forget Shuhei Yoshida on that link. The man in charge of SCEA.
Why not? SCOE is still releasing the Agency on PC and PS3.
Last bubble! @Estranged This far in the development process, I'd wager that it's probably in their best interest to just go ahead and finish GT5 and THEN port it over rather then waste the time and money porting over an incomplete version of the final project (aka: GT5 Prologue) @ phosphor112 According to some of the reports I've read, people can not legally purchase consoles in China. PC's, however, seem to be less regulated. With more and more gamers using PC's in China either at home or on the PC, it would seem to be a very viable (if not the only) legal way for Chinese gamers to get to play the latest games.
I still don't see them doing it, this is a rumor that's as hard to believe as PS3 being able to play PC games. Sony isn't stupid and they know about PC piracy. They don't like piracy and that is why they have implemented strict anti-piracy methods on all of their consoles.
OMG I just realized, HALO and GEARS are multiplatform because they are on PC Xbox fanboys 360 has no exclusives hahahaha sarcasm/ seriously sony owns the IP for GT and it wouldn't go on PC without sony having the final word, now stop making stupid @$$ articles like this, you make it seem like GT is on 360, i don't hear you shouting about halo and gears on pc, those games are multiplatform omg
@Omegasyde SOE is an exception to the rule. They were always PC developers first then consoles second. Only since recently have they been releasing games for the consoles.
lol, what I find funny is that every PlayStation 3 exclusive there is always an article saying it makes more sense to go mutliplatform, where was this with Forza 2 or even Froza 3 if in development? Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, I just can't see why Sony would keep in on the PlayStation 3 it makes more sense to be multiplatform, where was this with Crackdown or even a Crackdown 2 if in development? Here's an answer, maybe they want consumers buying their platform but of course this doesn’t make sense plus this is before me reading it (the article). With that said I'm pretty sure somewhere in the article is says, "It makes more sense" lol. Maybe the next game will be Heavy Rain: The Origami Killer being multiplatform because it makes more sense, lol when Sony is the publisher for most of these titles (and when they aren't they look at something really small and abstact or do I have it backwards)?
I don't think it really matters. You would think most people would buy it for PS3 anyway.
I dunno about that...they didn't rush out to grab PS3s when Prologue hit...
Err.. they actually did. The Prologue bundle in Europe sold very well, and that wasn't the full game.
Yeah it sold quite well in the UK. Dunno about the States. http://www.gamesradar.com/p...
It sold 3mil worldwide
Are these people stupid.
Lol, welcome to N4G my guy. =P
I wouldn't buy it even if it did manage to come to the PC.
unless your waiting for GT6 maybe...
and the reason why :O is cause they don't want to make the same mistake as Capcom did and go multiplat and have pirates go on a frenzy. o.O
As far as I know, Playstation exclusives and Sony owned franchises have ALWAYS stayed exclusive to Playstation consoles and have NEVER been released on the PC. Gran Turismo has always sold MILLIONS (and has been the best selling Sony 1st party franchise each generation) even while being exclusive to the Playstation console that it was on, and Gran Turismo 5 on the PS3 will do the exact same thing, it will sell millions. The only titles that Sony owns that are released on the PC are titles developed by SOE. For instance, DC Universe Online and The Agency are both coming out for PC b/c they are developed by SOE, and for all I know no other Playstation franchise has EVER been released on the PC.... this is Sony we're talking about, not Microsoft. Kazunori said that if GT5 was to ever come out on the PC, it would only be a Chinese launch, and personally I doubt that it will happen because Playstation franchises can only be found on a Playstation console, it's always been that way and I don't think it's gonna change.
But can Playstations be found in China? Yes and no. Yes because they're imported illegally due to the ban on all hardware in China. No because...well, it's illegal. In China, Sony has little control over whether or not people are going to get their hardware and software. Or, perhaps more importantly, what kind of profit they'll be able to generate from console related sales. It sort of makes sense that they'd want to develop a product (say, a PC version of the same software) that would entirely circumvent these issues.
Twisted Metal 2 came out on PC and that was a Sony owned franchise. They discontinued it quickly though or something because they were worried it would hurt the sells on Playstation.
Rolls eyes. Yeah, Polyphony just has SOOO many staff members that they can work on a separate sku and timely release the game! That's why none of the Gran Turismo's came out late! Sigh. If it were an SOE game, then I'd say that it would come out on the PC. But it is an SCE title. Let's be honest here. There is no way Sony is porting Gran Turismo to the PC. They don't have the man power and it would mean giving up a console selling franchise. What the quote about putting GT on as many platforms as possible referred to was probably the PS family of consoles, hence multiplatform.
well,think of it in this way.. piracy is only gunna keep increasing as its increased ALOT over the past few years and with that in sony's mind,i think they wouldnt want to out themselves,and gran turismo 5,in that position. umm and if its just gunna go to china then wutever i guess. if it does get ported to PC then it defanently wont be world wide. i also dont think that they would just port a game like GT5 witch is using a great amount of disk space im sure,to the DVD/CD side of things were space is limited?,wont it be multiple disks or something? and NO ONE likes to change disks in a racing game cmon. just my 2 cents. :) goodnight,im effing tired PEACE!
...maybe the xBox 360 could run...'Gran Turismo 1' ;-D
lol good one ken XD
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHAHAHA NO!!
WOW I see more assumptions on here than I have erver seen. All of you guys are ASSUMING that it wont be released on PC. Maybe it will and Maybe it wont. If GT5 does get released on PC I will buy it because I will have more control over its graphics options and I much rather playing racing titles on my PC with my G25.
Yeah, Multiplatform: PS3 and PSP That's it.
When hell freezes over.
I have said it once and I will say it again, do you have any idea what kind of PC you would need to play GT5 at all, let alone on the highest settings? Answer, the kind of PC few people have. GT5 is optimized for the PS3. If people thought Crysis was unoptimized then watch out. This kind of move really makes no sense and only further delays the release of GT5 which is bad. Honestly I really think this whole multiplatform spiel is referring to the PSP and not the PC. It will probably be undertaken by some other studio with PD assistance, just like GOW PSP and Resistance PSP.
when they sed "multiplatform" they obviously ment ps3 and psp, and maby ps2...
They never even said GT5. All he said he wanted the _FRANCHISE_ to _CONTINUE_ on as many different platforms as possible. Ie, GT6 on PS4, GT7, PS5 etc etc.
If so then it's going to be a "high end" PC. If people want the "true" GT experience they'll get it on PS3. Simple as that.
GT5 wont be on PC. Simply as that. Its Sony's pride and job in exclusivity. Besides that the entire game in engineered around the PS3 hardware. I cant imagine too many pc gamers crossing their fingers for this title either
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