Gran Turismo HD Preview and Interview

One of the most significant things to emerge from the Tokyo Games Show was the existence of Gran Turismo HD as a real product, rather than just a tech-demo. Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi (known universally as Kazunori-san) held a press conference on Sony's stand at the show to explain GT HD, and CVG were subsequently lucky enough to be taken for a tour of the Polyphony offices and interviewed the great man himself.

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kmis876210d ago

Beware the phantom cars of the Nurburgring! LOL.

Gamer136210d ago (Edited 6210d ago )

When i get my PS3 this game won,t be on my list.

Bring on Motorstorm.

ill wait for GT5.


calderra6209d ago

Random worrisome bits:

"But what, exactly, is GT HD? [...] it will come in two parts in one box: "[] GT HD Premium will be like a sneak preview of Gran Turismo 5 [] It will be a standalone game with 30 cars and two tracks. There will be another 30 cars and one track which people will be able to download for it."
-So a max possible 60 cars and 3 tracks on this disc... ummm... that's odd.

"GT HD Classic [] will have 770 cars and 51 tracks, all downloadable - that's where the PlayStation Store comes into play."
-WTH? Does that mean that the "classic" mode is in fact 0 cars and 0 maps, and that you have to download everything? Meaning that in actuality, you only get the 60/3 from "premium", and you have to download the rest?

Er... I hope there was a translation error. If this info is correct, you'll basically ONLY be able to do anything in this game if you go online. License tests? Online. More than 2 tracks? Online. Etc, etc.

And I hate to nitpick but:
"physics: it has been difficult to keep cars sliding - this will be for the petrol-heads out there. We would like to include damage: [] With the AI [] We want to further enhance it, and give more human-like qualities to the cars."

That's basically the exact same lipservice the series has gotten since GT1. For some reason (Japanese fans), the series has always allowed Drift racing (it's even encouraged in GT1- "you may not be able to take some turns without sliding"). The damage and AI lines seem ripped straight from old press briefings.

Again: I do love the GT series. But they do need to work on some of their problems. Forza is going to ship with a great damage model, better AI, a custom painting/decal tool, etc etc. And GT:HD might ship with only 2 tracks? WTH?

Shadow Flare6210d ago

Reading this has actually changed my mind about GTHD, i think the gameplay will be better than i previously thought. Also apparently this game will include a form of car damage, which i originally thought they were first including in GT5. And the online ideas sound cool. Also the cost of the game itself will be absolute peanuts. Sounds good to me

testerg356209d ago

Based on this interview and Phil's interview... am I to assume that online play will not be free as previously assumed?


5 Of the Most Unlikeable Video Game Protagonists

There are good video game protagonists, and there are bad video game protagonists.

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HealthGard27m ago

Abby deserves to be number 1.

He was created to appease the poison colored haired employees at Naughty Dog and their fantasy of hating all of their fathers for lack thereof. This was the worst case of a company that was in charge of a media hating their own fans.

Streamers would straight up be reported or even banned for letting Abby die in the boss fight while playing as a fake female that has a man's motion capture.

Abby as a human wouldn't exist in a ruined world with that musculature because there wouldn't be enough available protein in the world to maintain all that manly muscle mass unless cannibalism was Introduced.

Abby wasn't just terrible for the games narrative but in totality with the media reputation included. If that wasn't so tarnished the fans would have already gotten a 3rd game in the once loved series.

And with that flat chest having Abby as the main character would title the Game The Last of Us Tranz 3 Parts removed


Jim Ryan Praises PlayStation Home for Being '10-15 Years Ahead of Its Time'

Other "game-type metaverse" projects in the works

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Jin_Sakai1d 16h ago

Would love PlayStation Home 2 on PS5 with seamless transitions between different areas.

-Foxtrot1d 11h ago

Yeah, although I’m worried if it does come back idiots will say it’s jumping on the metaverae trend not realising it did this years ago

zeuanimals1d 1h ago

They'd have a hard time doing that if it's called Playstation Home 2. That raises the question of what the first one was.

Si-Fly17h ago

You’ll enjoy life much more if you stop worrying about what other people think :)

darthv721d 10h ago

...in VR2 would be awesome as well.

Godmars2901d 2h ago

Given you're talking about online speeds and connectivity, not the PS5 itself, you're not escaping loading screens.

Tacoboto1d 2h ago

SSD speeds so quick you could open a door in PS Home to walk your Avatar through a portal to launch a game.

They could do something like Peach's Castle in Mario 64 and your library of titles are the portraits

ChiefofLoliPolice1d ago

Agreed wholeheartedly. Playstation Home was amazing!

ThEusAisPoisonous21h ago

You’re being silly. It was stupid as shit.

Ashunderfire8623h ago

Second Life did that before everyone.

1Victor10h ago

@ Jin:” Would love PlayStation Home 2 on PS5 with seamless transitions between different areas.”
I second that plus a vr option added to it

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gold_drake1d 14h ago

it really was.

miss it.
it had alot of potential.

Inverno1d 2h ago

There's still IMVU and Second Life but they're not quite like PS Home. Btw folks the Home restoration project is still going and they have brought Home back online through the PS3 emulator. So if y'all interested in goin back HOME there's that.

Yui_Suzumiya16h ago

I'm interested! I was wondering if that project was still live or not.

Elda1d 2h ago

If he praises it why did Sony shut the app down.

Jin_Sakai1d 2h ago

He just said it was ahead of its time. Super slow HDD made it awful when traversing areas.

OptimusDK18h ago

It was trash 🗑️ and it still is. Walking around to go into stores etc is cringe and makes no sense at all. The hype around metaverse is totally overblown

Jin_Sakai17h ago(Edited 17h ago)


You don’t speak for everyone. Many people enjoyed it. But I do agree with the Metaverse being overblown.

__SteakDeck__12h ago

@OptimusDK You don’t know what you’re talking about. This was a good place to meet people.