Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will apparently be a free download on the PlayStation Network when it is released. According to Yamauchi in a Gamespot Hands on, the game will be released as a free experience on the PSN later this year.
Wow, They are giving a best seller (Even the prologue) for free!? That would be a real treat.
Yeah I fully expected to be paying $20+ for this game.
I was expecting a $40 or $30 price tag at the very least! This could be one major advantage for PSN over Live. GT5 Prologue for free!!
Is this game online?
From what they have been saying, offline racing will be 16 cars, online racing will be 12 in GT5 Prologue. It will be a beta of sorts for the online. This is not 100% fact, but around 95% probability from what different Polyphony devs have been saying.
just because of this post it makes me want my ps3 sooner than im going to buy it (waiting until nice price drop) just because of the value. sweeeet. and i thought the orange box was a good value...
Once again another great find from MK_Red. You always get the good scoops even on a slow news day. Keep up the good work.
Thanks, jsin007. I was a bit surprised myself, seeing this on sunday morning. Yay GT5!
MK_Red won a Lifetime supply of caffeine tablets, that's why he never sleeps. :)
Since when people have to pay for demoes ????
I dont get it, isn't GT5 Prologue like an extended demo for GT5 thats coming next year? why would anybody think they will be paying for it, paying $20/$40? Other than that, thanks to Polyphony for giving us Prologue this year. GT5 will be a must buy
thank you sony! thank you sony!! thank you SONY!!!!!!!!!1
GT5 Prologue is not a DEMO its a FULL GAME!!!!!!!! Phil said it like 100+ times.
Agreed drunk pandas. I honestly can't wait to get my hands on this game. I am gonna buy the new logitech wheel as well jst so i can have two and i can race wheel to wheel with my friends
Yeah I'm tempted to go out and spend money on a wheel now since the game will be free.
I guess the old saying is true after all lol.
I would no complain to pay 20 to 30 dollars for this game (the single "demo" has more cars than many racing games out there)... Just bring it on.
We would have payed for it anyways... but free is always welcome :)
Heck, even if it went on sale with full retail price ($60) it would still be the best racing choice for me. MotorStorm had way less cars and tracks and was worth it. Gran Turismo FTW.
Oh yea and lets not forget it now has online play and car damage
Their is no car damage what are you talking about
You need to start paying more attention to what's already been said. http://kotaku.com/gaming/gc...
keep the great ps3 games a coming but for now i'll be to busy playing heavenly sword and warhawk
that realy is a nice treat
free download for PSN, that's just sweet!! I thought it was going to cost $60 at the store. :)
this demo alone could sell thousands this holiday in europe and australia. mind you gran turismo is the best selling gaming franchise in europe next to PES and singstar.
I want to go to Gran Turismo heaven. =]
this is great news. yeah, i know autoracing is huge across the pond. i'll dl it when it comes out (obviously) and have fun zooming around in cars i'll never be able to drive in real life.. haha
how about 72 virgins or raisins
There really isn't anything else to say. Okay, i'm sure there is but i'm speechless.
I'd still pay $20. If they have downloadable content which they already denied somewhat, but if they do i'm definately going to buy it. GTHD was already free and now this.
Im VERY surprised. Wasnt expecting this at all. Great news
same here. it will have onlne as well, so it will be cool
This is great news thanks for posting it.
eh, something must have been lost in translation because prologue is not free.Unless they had a last minute change of heart since they did say they would evaluate a north America release and pricing.
as many had said, I wouldnt feel bad paying for this at all. if its free then thats a very very nice gesture by PD. if prologue is indeed free, then I plan on purchasing downloadable content liberally, to show my gratitude.
i know this is just a prologue but free?!!? i want some of whatever they sniffing
Why do some of you not believe it....? Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of GT, said so himself according to the article.
because his translator said a north american release and pricing were under consideration. There was no mention of it in the developer walkthrough.
WOW PS3 owners don't have to pay to play online and now they got this game for free. Man I love it.
its a strange concept huh
lol i prepared 20usd on my psn account to buy this, looks like i'll spend it on the fast food and drinks for the release of this game.
Spend it on Tekken online.
I still would have paid $20 - $30 for it.
Awesome!! I cant wait! Thats crazy that their putting up for free though, but im not complaining if it stays that way.
Free!!! Ok where's the catch *Walks backwards to the door* Free!!! Am not sure what to say but Mr. Yamauchi San are the man. Forgive me if i get a bit teary eyed. It was yesterday that i was tellin someone that it will probly cost US$20 now i gotta go find the poor mislead soul an tell him it's Free!!
Now, I need a wheel. Still debating whether to get the Logitech G25 or wait for news of the new Logitech Gt wheel that they will be making for the full GT5 game. Hmmm, decisions, decisions. What do you guys think?
I was also expecting to pay at least $20 but this is just perfect. If the game will free then GT 5 will be a definite purchase next year. I'm guessing that Prologue is a beta but with superb graphics. I can't wait next year to see what further improvements they make to an already promising title. Sony is going in the right direction with this move. I don't think M$ could ever pull something like this off. As for Nintendo, they've gotten too greedy and have sold out months ago.
this is good news and should give the ps3 a welcome boost in sales, making prologue a free download is a very good move on Sonys part i just need a good usb wheel now to complete the experience
Man, this is crazy good news! I would have paid top dollar, this is like Santa Clause coming October 26th!!! I am going to pump this savings into another PS3 exclusive and one more extra blu-ray this fall (I have like 8 games and 6 movies on my list already!). Sony has proven to be top class over and over again! Home...free.......Online..fre e.....GTHD..free......GT5 Prologue..FREE? In Prologue you usually can transfer all your accolades over to the flagship Gran Turismo (Gran Turismo 5 in this case.) wow baby wow! I guess I will buy two copies of Gran Turismo 5 next year! I love Sony, I love Yamauchi, I love my PS3, and I love all the Gran Turismo fans of the world, god bless and good night.
is this news for real or is it just another rumor. because a game with the gt name and graphics that are jaw drooping can't be free. (starts jumping from joy) ouch my back, PAIN KILLER PLEASE PAIIIIIN KILLER.
then it'll be a sample of something really big coming. GT5 is likely to be a true monster of a game - well worth paying full price for. What a year 2008 is going to be.
Wow, that's really cool. I wonder if they're going to try to sell us tracks and cars and such like the used to talk about.
agreed, that's what I was thinking when I read this. however we'll see.
this game has just dominated all the other racing games. and for this to be free, expect GT5 to be the Best selling PS3 game ever, just like how GT3 was.
everyone stop saying you would pay $20 for this! lol! we dont want them to read it and change their minds! if this turns out to be correct then this is the reason why sony will win this gen. They will sometimes give stuff for free! (still wont totally believe it until i see the free download on the store though!)
wow. FREE??? Sony is being nice to us. I can't wait to download it when it releases.
Wow. This could outsells a certain GTwannabe game by itself, and they're giving it away. Like Quackpot said, you know the full game must be a monster if they think you will buy it when we already have this free. Oh, and does anyone still think they are going to charge $800 for the full game with all the tracks and cars?
btw: any idea how big the file will be?
I expected this to be free
If this is true, they have done the right thing to re-build brand royalty and converted several thousand more PS2 existing owners. Different management cultures after all, 'free' in your eyes, 'investments' in their eyes. But yah, if it is NOT free, i wouldn't be surprised either. like anubis said could b lost in translation
is kongming on blu ray in on ps3 stor+
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IS this going to be like the last fee GT we got? A small taste if you will? One track? Or will it have tons of tracks?
I wasn't expecting that, great for us ps3 owners. If i remember right the GT5 Prologue has 5 tracks and 25 cars and there will be online play with 16 cars in one race. 1080p graphics and it runs 60fps. Damage and weather changes and more come later on a downloadable content.
Thanks man. Well if that's the case, this is pretty much the greatest value free download of the century. Sweet!
Just grab a PS3 and play it baby ;)
It won't be free...I'm sure he meant the updates might be free.