Gran Turismo 5 Prologue To Feature Car Damage, Improved AI, Better Physics

Kotaku just had a chance to sit down with Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi to not only watch the Polyphony Digital president play some expert-level Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, but catch up on how the teaser version of Gran Turismo 5 will play. The early taste of the first proper PlayStation 3 release will feature a number of firsts, including online play, damage effects for cars, and fully modeled interiors.

Also at the behest of fans is a working damage model, one of unspecified depth. Kotaku didn't see Kaz run into anything during their session, so it was hard to tell if the game features the system in place yet. When asked about the new built-from-the-ground-up AI code and the option for car damage, Yamauchi indicated that CPU controlled drivers are aware of the new penalties for playing "bumper cars." With up to sixteen cars on the track, they need to be aware of each and the danger of spinning out when one comes in contact with another.

Yamauchi says these changes will lead to fewer cars lining up as they had in previous Gran Turismo games.

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smart_head4164d ago (Edited 4164d ago )

Okay, GT5 has just topped my most anticipated PS3 games list.

PS. I hope and pray Kotaku is right.

eXplotion4164d ago

b-b bu but forza 2 supposed to be the best racing sim!!

smart_head4164d ago (Edited 4164d ago )

Hehe, I know what you're saying. I'm sure Forza 2 is a nice game. I don't have an Xbox 360 so I can't really compare the two games. But I've played Gran Turismo and love it.

THC CELL4164d ago

@ 1.2

HA yea right

GT ftw

larry0074164d ago

FORZA 2 is also a massive flop in JAPAN and EU

basta** BOTS .

comparing ULTRA REALISTIC GT5 with cartoon FORZA 2/PGR4.

x360 is a very low powered defective console with games having cartoony graphics

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45421254164d ago

Yeah! Though GT5 needs to be 100% finished when it is released,so if they need to delay the game it is better than the consequence of having an unpolished game.

GT5 will be my first time with the franchise.

Meus Renaissance4164d ago

Authentic racing parameters - CHECK
Greater A.I. - CHECK
Better Physics - CHECK
Wheel Support - CHECK
Model damage - CHECK
Photo realistic visuals - CHECK
Special Wheel - CHECK

Absolutely superb

macalatus4164d ago

Don't forget--online play and the ability to meet fellow racers at Home! CHECK!!

45421254164d ago

They need a great soundtrack, because the Blu-ray capacity combined with sonys partners in the music industry SHOULD shine thru the game.

I just hope they fill the disc with content.

QuackPot4164d ago (Edited 4164d ago )

if true.

I was seriously considering buying it - even without damage - due to the amazing in-car play and the stunning graphics.

Definite now.

Watkins4164d ago

North American release not confirmed for this year. Well as long as I get to play the PAL version, I could care more :P

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