Motor Trend: Gran Turismo 5: Reality Bites

Motor Trend writes: "With Gran Turismo 5's launch date set for November 2, the long wait for millions of gamers will soon be over. While many will be looking forward to the upgraded graphics and physics of the game, many more will be wondering one thing: Just how real is GT5?"

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ALFAxD_CENTAURO2952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )

"GT5 was a very complex project, something I liken to the Apollo Project. It took 6 years, but we are very close to launch now," said Yamauchi. Costing 50 times more to develop than the original Gran Turismo of 1997, GT5's budget was disclosed at $60 million. And that's no wonder when you consider that Polyphony Digital (the company that makes GT) had 150 staff across the globe working on the game for more than half a decade.''

''And that was one of our biggest challenges," he acknowledges, "time. It's important to understand that one race track takes two years to develop, while each car takes around six months to create.''

Impressive, Superb, Epic, Outstanding, Masterpiece.

blasian2952d ago

One race track 2 years? Damn thats crazy. 60 Million does not seem that bad since we all know it will break 1 million sales easily, and I think prologue paid for most of the project.

Downtown boogey2952d ago

Correction: It'll break 4 million sales easily.

DarkTower8052952d ago

I'll raise you 5 million.

Sarcasm2952d ago

"It will be possible to start a race in broad daylight and finish after the sun has set," explains Yamauchi. And you will be able to drive at night for the first time using either low or high beam headlights."

Aceluffy2952d ago

You're seriously underestimating the power of GT brand.
I see it breaking 5 million within the 1st year, maybe way more

DarkTower8052952d ago

I'm not being totally serious lol. I actually expect lifetime sales around the 7-8 million mark. I was never a racing fan, but this game has definitely brought me in. Now the only problem I'm facing is that I'm dead set against playing this with a dualshock, I must have the racing wheel now to play it the right way.

soljah2952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )

the sales numbers for gt5 will undoubtedly be huge. but more important gt5 will be a true system seller for Sony. ps3's future looks bright

RedDragan2952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )

$60,000,000 doesn't sound to bad at all....

When you consider prologue cost about $25 on average when taking all regions price variations into account, UK was equivalent to $30. Australia more equivalent to $35. Japan and USA having the best deal.... AS USUAL!!! Grrr!

But anyway, with over 5,000,000 copies copies sold at that price, next to no advertising LOL!!! Sony raked in a whopping $125,000,000! that is twice the FULL GT5 BUDGET!

GT5 has already paid for itself!! HAHAHA! Unbelievable! That $60,000,000 developement budget doesn't sound so risky now!

doG_beLIEfs2952d ago

GT sells MORE than any other PS game ever.

I predict 10+ and closer to 15 MILLION in the 1st year.

This game is Sony's BIGGEST launch ever...IMO

And Sony knows it.

Ilikegames762952d ago

it cost a lot less than the US$75 Million MS paid for the DLC of a certain game.

DarkTower8052951d ago

You can't be serious right? And I know 4 people didn't agree with you lol. First of all Sony has sold 38 million units, and you're saying within the first year up to 15 million GT5 copies will be sold?!? That's almost a 2-1 attach rate. NO! GT is popular, but not that popular. I know about 8 people in real life that have PS3s and not one of them is getting GT5. Out of 40 or so on my FL, there are only a couple who are GT fans. You're seriously overestimating the sales here.

rockleex2951d ago (Edited 2951d ago )

But it will definitely sell 10 million to 15 million over multiple years.

GT has always had long legs.

And them legs are mighty sexy. ^_~

This generation doesn't start until Kazunori Yamauchi says so! Or maybe Translator San.

Dee_912950d ago (Edited 2950d ago )

users on n4g are saying the physics suck and its not a real simulator
i think il side with the n4g users because i know they never played it before but they know what they are talking about .. even tho they are not pros

i recall an article a few months back stating that almost 40 or 50% of the people getting gt5 dont own a ps3 yet
so when gt5 bundle comes out im sure will push a little about that 38 mil mark

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dalibor2952d ago

GT5 will be the best game this gaming generation for me for the PS3. Not only is it going to pack in a lot of stuff but the game itself took around 6yrs to fully come to a completion. This is how games should be made, take some time and truly put content into it. Way to got PD. Time to open a champagne bottle for all that hard work PD.

RageAgainstTheMShine2952d ago

Might be a contender for the world's greatest video game ever made by mankind.

I expect millions of gamers & game developers alike will stop,look, listen & have their schedules all screwed up just to play this game.

I expect many PS3 gamers not using their time here N4G on useless chatter & debate instead just playing this game.

GT5 will put things back the way it should be - playing games.

Ilikegames762952d ago

to detail is bordering on the insane. This game is a mirror of the real world driving.

beardpapa2952d ago

I wonder how the portion of staff is divided for creating the assets used in the game. I remember seeing a video interview of the PD facility and they interviewed the one guy responsible for the WRX headlights.

Steve_02952d ago

If you own a PS3 and don't buy this game, you'd better have a damn good excuse!
I'm keeping tabs on you guys, come on, lets support Polyphony Digital for the 6 years of blood, sweat and tears (rain) poured into this game.

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RememberThe3572952d ago

"Now, after a long (some might say way too long) six-year gestation period, Gran Turismo 5 is finally here. And having test driven the game, we can safely say that the all-new version will once again totally and radically redefines the genre, boasting industry-leading graphics, state-of-the-art physics and a driving experience that is as close to the real thing as possible."

Well, Motor Trend love it. It's a wrap forks, "The Real Driving Simulator" indeed.

UnSelf2952d ago

this is going to be my PS3 #1 game of all time

Maddens Raiders2952d ago

is what the PS3 was built for. be prepared to experience next generation gaming on a whole new level. polyphony are slaves to perfection. i can hardly wait.

DORMIN2952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )

@ Maddens

Perfection is slaves to Polyphony.


OT: Good article. Seriously this game is shaping up to be the biggest racing game of all time.

MGRogue20172952d ago (Edited 2952d ago )

When I get this game.. I'm going to lock myself in
my room, swallow the key & play until I need to take a dump :P

I'll need to figure out where I'll crap & how to make sure that the key comes out properly.. Lol but ill cross that bridge when I get to it :D

UnSelf2952d ago

and when u take that dump, ima pick up the defacated key and swallow it again, until i have to take a dump

Maddens Raiders2952d ago

that reminds me of something meat wad would say so i chuckled..

Lovable2952d ago

This is pretty insane I gotta say.

TheHardware2952d ago

has embedded him into racing even more-so than being a driver, he can no race every type, circuit, and create his vision.

his game time being equal to his real world lap time is f$#king unbelievable.

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