IMAGES | PS3 Thursday, May 13, 2010 | 1:25 AM

Gran Turismo 5: Back for good?

Gran Turismo 5: Back for good?

After two months of complete silence, Gran Turismo 5 is back with these new images showing Polyphony's mastery once again. It is so gorgeous that we will not even dare comment on those trees in the last image. Could it be why the most anticipated game of the generation has not been released yet?
Update: One image added.

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Commented on 2010-05-13 01:37:07
Those trees really detract from the look of the game. Maybe you don't notice when you're driving
Commented on 2010-05-13 01:39:22 In reply to Dre_realla
I'm sure you don't. :)

But it's still funny to see on a screenshot, especially when the rest is so perfect.
Commented on 2010-05-13 02:12:53 In reply to Driftwood
Posted by Dre_realla
Those trees really detract from the look of the game. Maybe you don't notice when you're driving
Well if you are partly blind you won't I'm sure. And I don't think it's just the trees really, the environments are generally lacking from what we've seen thus far. The city track for example has some horrible looking repeating textures and trees (which are all textures, lol).
Posted by Driftwood
I'm sure you don't. :)

But it's still funny to see on a screenshot, especially when the rest is so perfect.
Well I can tell you it's going to make photo mode very car centric, and will be a bit harder to get good shots in areas of high vegetation.

With that said, the cars are pure win.
Commented on 2010-05-13 02:27:53
Strange tbh, some tree's i've seen in the game look correct, others just look way off, stump and 4 textures. I know it saves bandwidth, considering you won't be looking at the tree's, you'll be to busy./

But i'm sure you can make better looking tree's without wasting bandwidth etc.

Plus it's running at a decent rez with 16cars at 60fps.

I wonder if they should be now using MLAA like gow3, best aa solution imo.
Commented on 2010-05-13 04:23:33
who cares about trees? the game is gonna look fantastic I have no doubt at all.

I'm still worried as whether or not the physics and AI will be up to par for what the game needs to deliver, but in terms of visuals I'm sure the game will be really nice looking, even if it has a few shortcuts here and there.

As long as they fix the physics and AI this game should be amazing.
Commented on 2010-05-13 04:26:45
Will it really come out before PGR5? This extra time wasn't used to improve on the tress, I guess.
Commented on 2010-05-13 05:54:31 In reply to LEBATO
Posted by LEBATO
Well I can tell you it's going to make photo mode very car centric, and will be a bit harder to get good shots in areas of high vegetation.

With that said, the cars are pure win.
You must be crazy then
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bcyQe7BuVE


GT5 is miles ahead of other racing games and one of the reason is its lightning modes. It just looks real.

Only the last pic looks bad but they have taken time to render all that stuff which for a racing game is totally unnecessary. Also it is nice they have Nurgburgring GP track.
Commented on 2010-05-13 06:27:40
Always those fake pictures !

Most racers show those replay vids screens that look like real tv shots or what ever !
Thats so boring,show some actual game play screens and not that !
Commented on 2010-05-13 06:42:44
its not like you're really meant to "take in the background details" when you're speeding down the track. Objects in the foreground are the most important, and there appears to be a decent amount of details all around either way
Commented on 2010-05-13 07:18:09
The lighting in this game is so good, it's a shame the trackside detail isn't on the same level as some of its competitors.
Commented on 2010-05-13 07:28:44
The trees will look fine when you look at them from the track instead of birds eye view. This is a common trick by developers to reduce processing load, you make the unnecessary objects flat.
Commented on 2010-05-13 07:50:38
It's not just the trees. This entire image looks like a badly patched together Photoshop, where someone took high res photos of various objects, and tried to assemble them together.

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/3343/imagegrant...

Overall, I'm thinking this is a classic case of seeing the game via the GT5's replay mode (shots 1 - 6) where the full power of the PS3 is dedicated to nothing more than making pretty imagery, and then seeing the actual, playable in-game screens (shots 7 - 8), once all the physics, AI, collision detection, etc. are all turned on, forcing a sharp decline in graphic fidelity.

http://img541.imageshack.us/img541/8589/imagegrant...

It's not like we have not seen this kind of thing before. Every previous game in the GT series has suffered a similar fate. And lots of other racing sims, who pride themselves on great physics and driving experience, suffer similar fates as well.

That stated, I have to admit, that after having viewed the first six photos, the last two are particularly jarring. I was expecting a significant graphical dip going from replay mode to actual game play, but I was not expecting anything like this much of a drop. Ouch!
Commented on 2010-05-13 08:20:10
The game is gorgeous, but honestly- I don't give a shit anymore. Talk about the never ending "carrot in front of your face" trick. It may come out- may be earth shattering- but at this point- after this length of time, I'll be picking it up used if I pick it up at all. It's just not important to me anymore (hasn't been for a long time now).
Commented on 2010-05-13 09:24:53
The last shot looks like it's fallen out of a Dreamcast game.

Other than that though, it's pretty, if boring. The demo was so dull I struggled to stay awake. Forza is simply a vastly more entertaining game.
Commented on 2010-05-13 10:05:48
So we've now come down to how trees look in a racing game? dear god we had the same crap from people on here whining on about how rubbish GoW3 looked and how wrong they were! Everyone on here assumes that it's going to look crap because of static pictures from an unfinished game, it looks bloody marvelous from what i can see!

And that moroboshi guy is a straight up trolling xbox fanboy if there ever was one! You say Dreamcast? lmao go and play something like Le Mans 24 on the DC and then come back and back your stupid comment up plz!
Commented on 2010-05-13 10:08:44
finally polyphony is addressing the bland tracks issue by adding details and colour. Thats the biggest thing i take from those photoshots. a lot more life in the nurburgring now.
Commented on 2010-05-13 10:45:54 In reply to Kethmach
Posted by Kethmach
The game is gorgeous, but honestly- I don't give a shit anymore. Talk about the never ending "carrot in front of your face" trick. It may come out- may be earth shattering- but at this point- after this length of time, I'll be picking it up used if I pick it up at all. It's just not important to me anymore (hasn't been for a long time now).
I betcha I'll see you rolled up in your sleeping bag in front of the game store, come launch week.
Commented on 2010-05-13 10:49:01
Many of you comment strange things on these pics taken :) There is a site called "Youtube" any of you wanting to look at real gameplay should go there. Prologue is simply the best racer i have so far... Pics are just marvelous. My respect to PD.
Commented on 2010-05-13 11:05:19 In reply to Kethmach
Posted by moroboshi
The last shot looks like it's fallen out of a Dreamcast game.

Other than that though, it's pretty, if boring. The demo was so dull I struggled to stay awake. Forza is simply a vastly more entertaining game.
Lmfao cheers :)
Posted by Kethmach
The game is gorgeous, but honestly- I don't give a shit anymore. Talk about the never ending "carrot in front of your face" trick. It may come out- may be earth shattering- but at this point- after this length of time, I'll be picking it up used if I pick it up at all. It's just not important to me anymore (hasn't been for a long time now).
Kinda like alan wake for me, waited that long, i am just losing/lost intrest, same shit went with conviction.
Commented on 2010-05-13 11:40:21
I am speachless, so fcking beautiful.
Commented on 2010-05-13 13:21:02
hmmm not heard of this game before, looks pretty good. Whens it out?
Commented on 2010-05-13 13:23:52
looks amazing, aside from the trees of course.

i think they've done the trees like this to keep the assests photo based. the cars look as close to real as any racer has gotten, and it would be weird if there where stylised trees in there. sure, the way they look like they've been slotted together is a bit rubbish, but as you're racing it looks like a real tree, why? becasue it's a photograph of a real tree. plus you can have thousands on screen. it's a worthwhile trade off. sure i'd love a tree with individual leaves, but it isnt like it's needed to enjoy the game.

either way, i'm not gonna let a bunch of trees spoil what is otherwise a phenomenal looking game.
Commented on 2010-05-13 15:00:06 In reply to bleachedsmiles
Posted by bleachedsmiles
hmmm not heard of this game before, looks pretty good. Whens it out?
In 2018 we will get a demo to taste the waters then who knows....
Commented on 2010-05-13 15:10:55
The only trees You will have chance to study during race, are those on pic 5. And these look amazing. Are we going to play racing game, or nature walk simulator 2010?
Commented on 2010-05-13 16:24:14
Shot 5... is so blurred out you can't possibly tell how it's constructed. And I notice "x" trees(making for about 4 double sided polys) everytime I drive by them. The look ok in screens from the right angle, but drive by them, and it's hideous.
All that being said, this is hardly a deal breaker. The only reason we are down to trees is that the debate has largely about graphics for the last 5 years :P Funny how rarely the debate goes to the physics and freatures...
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