VIDEO | PS3 Thursday, December 3, 2009 | 8:15 PM

GT 5 demo will hit PSN on December 17

GT 5 demo will hit PSN on December 17

The big news of the day is definitely the announcement of the release of a Gran Turismo 5 demo on PSN on December 17. It will include a time trial race on one track at the wheel of the Nissan 370Z. Now it's not the end of the story as a big time trial competition will accompany the demo, giving the fastest drivers the chance to join the GT Academy 2010. After a national final event that will oppose the 20 best racers of the demo, only two of them will win the right to enter the GT Academy 2010 and drive real racing cars. Players will have until January 24 to send their best time, so gentlemen, let's start your engine!


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Commented on 2009-12-03 20:30:53
Well, that was unexpected!
Commented on 2009-12-03 20:35:05
No, YET another demo is expected. the real game coming out, is not.
Commented on 2009-12-03 21:31:30
what is someone under 18 (or without license) gets the best lap time :|
Commented on 2009-12-03 22:11:03
You don't need a license to drive on a private track. You also don't need to be 18. With most competitions like this though it requires you to be either 16 or 18 to enter. And it says you need to submit your time so im guessing its not based on a automatic leaderboard.
Commented on 2009-12-03 22:13:00
^Of course not then someone who can not/ does not want to go might win it.

This was a huge surprise [to me] by the way, can't wait to play it!
Commented on 2009-12-03 22:50:27
It's kinda frustrating that a game had to take so long to be developed. I mean, this is not an RPG, is "just" a racer. The best looking racer out there maybe, but nothing justifies 5 years of development (once again, for a racer)
Commented on 2009-12-03 23:32:26 In reply to OldSchoolGamer
Posted by OldSchoolGamer
It's kinda frustrating that a game had to take so long to be developed. I mean, this is not an RPG, is "just" a racer. The best looking racer out there maybe, but nothing justifies 5 years of development (once again, for a racer)
considering the cars take upto a month to model, (based on one guy creating it out of a team of a hundred plus) you can definately see why it's taking as long as it is.
Commented on 2009-12-03 23:57:59 In reply to OldSchoolGamer
Posted by OldSchoolGamer
It's kinda frustrating that a game had to take so long to be developed. I mean, this is not an RPG, is "just" a racer. The best looking racer out there maybe, but nothing justifies 5 years of development (once again, for a racer)
So RPGs deserve long development cycles but other games don't? I guess I missed the chart that says the right amount of development time per game allowed in a particular genre.

Plus, the previous GT games (with the exceptions of GT5P and GT-PSP) pretty much were the RPGs of racing games—with character/car development, hundreds of accessories and upgrades, not to mention the epic, but implied, story of a racer from his humble beginnings to a world class Formula 1 or GT driver.

Oh crap. I did it again: I responded to a comment that reflects little to no understanding or thought with the expectation that the person to whom I am responding would read my post with understanding or thought.
Commented on 2009-12-04 00:07:16
KORNdog-

It took a month for each car in GT4 to be made but with GT5, it's closer to 6 months. Unlike GT4 which used most of the codes from GT3 (also on the PS2), with GT5, all the codes from GT4 was replaced and the game was practically built from the ground up.
Commented on 2009-12-04 00:18:59
Sweet, this will be our first opportunity to determine how good the graphics truly are (there are no direct-feed gameplay videos if I'm not mistaken, and screenshots don't count).

It's really clever from Polyphony to have a time-trial demo only, so we can't determine whether or not GT5 suffers from the infamous bumper car syndrome. Besides that, I'd like to be optimistic, but I think this demo will have the damage and weather effects disabled. The reason why I think that is simply because seeing the world as a pessimist spares you from lots of disappointments.
Commented on 2009-12-04 00:45:15 In reply to TyphoonS9k
Posted by TyphoonS9k
Sweet, this will be our first opportunity to determine how good the graphics truly are (there are no direct-feed gameplay videos if I'm not mistaken, and screenshots don't count).

It's really clever from Polyphony to have a time-trial demo only, so we can't determine whether or not GT5 suffers from the infamous bumper car syndrome. Besides that, I'd like to be optimistic, but I think this demo will have the damage and weather effects disabled. Just because seeing the world as a pessimist spares you from lots of disappointments.
there will be no weather effects, people should be more realistic.

there is an intent to include them, but if they don't get what matters right like the physics, why would they persue the implementation of another half-assed bullet point?
Commented on 2009-12-04 01:04:57
One track, one car and only time trial… what a comprehensive demo.
So the only thing the demo will really demo is driving physics without car accidents and graphics.. impressive…
Commented on 2009-12-04 01:56:49
Talk about a weak demo. Also, this game's looks would be much better if the cars had the tires from FM3--BEST looking tires ever. In GT, they look plastic.....ironically.
Commented on 2009-12-04 03:27:13
@ 3monthsp: I just read that they *might* include weather effects. Translated to pessimist language, this means "definitely no". I need to read more gaming news I guess. Well then, I'd bet 100 bucks that the damage system will be disabled.

@ Ishigami: You forgot the sound. I think the sound is just as important for a racing sim as graphics and phyiscs. But you're right, it's a weak demo, I'd have liked two or three more cars and another track, at the very least. Is that too much to ask for a game that supposedly has tons of content?
Commented on 2009-12-04 04:14:28 In reply to LEBATO
"Talk about a weak demo. Also, this game's looks would be much better if the cars had the tires from FM3--BEST looking tires ever. In GT, they look plastic.....ironically."


I KNOW RIIGHT??!!

wait.. what?
Commented on 2009-12-04 05:48:29
Will the Demo be available worldwide, or just in Japan?
Commented on 2009-12-04 07:22:43 In reply to keviinmc
Posted by keviinmc
Will the Demo be available worldwide, or just in Japan?
It would be retarded to limit a limited demo.

I would guess world wide.
Commented on 2009-12-04 10:54:23
Please be the Top Gear track.
Commented on 2009-12-04 10:55:30
Okay sound as well.
I just think that a demo to a racing game should feature a race. Thats what you will most of the time.
Commented on 2009-12-04 12:29:02
I guess it'll be kinda interesting to see if anything's improved since Prologue. Otherwise I'm not that excited--lame car, lame event
Commented on 2009-12-04 17:31:20
Got my Porsche Turbo S Wheel today.
Awesome in FM3, really awesome!
Not so in GT5P however… the FF is buggy and without FF steering just feels fake.
It apparently works just fine in Shift.
I hope GT5 will work, would be shame to keep my G25 just for that. At least now I have something to look forward to test in the demo.
Commented on 2009-12-04 20:24:21
Unexpected, but a pleasant surprise!!
Commented on 2009-12-04 20:39:04 In reply to Ishigami
@Ishigami

This is a time trial because it's the official competition for the 2010 GT Academy, which is a big deal for enthusiasts that are serious about this.

Also driving games like GT can be very deep in depth with just one track, one car and one mode.

We'll just wait to see how good it is ;)
Commented on 2009-12-04 21:01:08
A lot of negativity here from some folk. Bring on the demo I say. FM3 is fine and dandy until then.
Commented on 2009-12-04 21:06:56
Some new GT5 related videos: (Yamauchi’s 3-minute demonstration of the Nurburgring Nordschleife)
http://www.gtplanet.net/gran-turismo-5s-nurburgrin...
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