PS3 Sunday, December 24, 2006 | 10:34 AM

GTHD demo videos

GTHD demo videos

Sony has been nice enough to release a demo (actually more like a concept game) of Gran Turismo HD, one day earlier than announced too :) So enjoy this short video showing one lap with the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IV.
Update: 720p version available.
Update2: Added a replay from the game's attract mode.
Update3: And to finish this night, what better than a lap in a Ferrari?
Update4: Last update with this reversed lap in a Evo IX tuned to the max. Yep, I'm pretty bad in that one.


One lap with an EVO IV
Replay
One lap with a Ferrari
One reverse lap with a tuned Evo IX

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Commented on 2006-12-23 17:59:07
I guess it is a good thing they aren't charging for it. Replays certainly look nice from what I've seen but gameplay really isn't anything to be majorly impressed by, especially with no other cars on track and the persistent lack of a damage model.

The tire squealing sounds like retarded ghosts aswell.
Commented on 2006-12-23 18:04:42
well its GT,imho i dont think it lives up to its hype.
thegraphics are ok.
the care engine sounds nice but those tire noises OUCH!!!
maybe its just me but i just think this game is so overated.hope that the final game is better and why cant they just make it so they get damage,its meant to be a car simulator but it dont have damage,also i think it would be good if they made it so u could knock down the fences,makes it that bit more realistic.
just my personal opinions
Commented on 2006-12-23 18:13:35
Nice one blim thats was fast... :D

The demo has a nice feature of online rankings...and you can also replay the the best times in the world. It's pretty cool...

The sound sounds awesome...I've got it going through my Dolby 5.1 system and it sounds awesome...I just wish I could race against other players or other A.I cars.

It's nice for a free demo...
Commented on 2006-12-23 18:19:47
Looks nice, a full HD video would be nice though, maybe showing the ferrarri in HD, and 3rd person please.
Commented on 2006-12-23 18:23:26
Guys this is GT:HD (revamped GT4) NOT GT5.

GT5 will have physics, damage, real time weather change, online racing, online B-track racing, online team racing, god knows how many cars/tracks, easier modification etc.

Just please keep in mind before you comment that this is just GT4.5 (if that) and not GT5.



Good driving there BlimBlim though the track seems easy lol

Would have preferred more 3rd Person cam to appreciate the graphics.
Commented on 2006-12-23 18:59:19
wasnt this game cancelled so they can focus on GT 5? Which is what they shouldve been doing since the beginning.
Commented on 2006-12-23 19:17:35
LOL, nice 2d bitmapped mountains
Commented on 2006-12-23 20:14:58
Correction, opaopa, those are fully 3d models with higly detailed bump-maps on 'em. -_- Dutch guy..
Commented on 2006-12-23 20:36:01
How long will a HD video take? I really want to see what this looks like at at least 720 resolution.
Commented on 2006-12-23 21:05:29
Awesome background graphics indeed ^_^
Commented on 2006-12-23 21:19:50
why make this instead of GT5...im not impressed at all....GET ON WITH GT5 PLEASE
Commented on 2006-12-23 21:48:09 In reply to Xion4360
Posted by Xion4360
why make this instead of GT5...im not impressed at all....GET ON WITH GT5 PLEASE
They planned this to be a download (fleece) version until GT5 is released.. but i still believe they will sell some more tracks and cars for this so called free demo

its only one track after all!!

But saying that my imported PS3 is now in the UK and due for delivery on the 27th Dec,i would happily cancel xmas to get it on monday, dam bank holidays :-)

I will definitely be downloading the demo the cars look amazing but concidering the track is new the detail is disapointing to say the least, BUT that is not the focus of this game its about the simulation!
Commented on 2006-12-23 21:56:44
They use 2d backrounds which is really sad.
The only thing which is sader is that I haven't seen a better looking 3d-backround yet.
Commented on 2006-12-23 22:58:15
Hi!

I downloaded the HD version of this video, but I didn't have the proper WVC1 codec. I downloaded that one afterwards, but I can't install it, as I use Windows 2000, and not XP.

It seems there's no way to install the codec on my system. So is the HD video available with another codec, or would anyone be so kind to re-enode it? I know that's a lot of work, but it kind of sucks to have this video for XP only.

Regards
the Interceptor
Commented on 2006-12-23 23:15:59 In reply to Redneck
Posted by Redneck
They use 2d backrounds which is really sad.
The only thing which is sader is that I haven't seen a better looking 3d-backround yet.
Well, you just have because the background IS 3d. It's more sad that you're trying to be all "I know what I'm talking about", when you're all wrong. :|

A couple things of things that should shut up the pessimists and the ones that can't seem to READ:

1) All the upcoming (possible) updates will be free of charge. Just don't expect to have a full blown Gran Turismo HD with 50 tracks (100, if you count the ones you drive backwards) and hundreds of cars... EVER. By the time GT5 is released, GT HD concept might have something like 5-8 tracks, if that, and maybe 50-60 cars at most. They might make GT HD as the testing ground for new stuff that will be in GT5.

2) As some have said already, this is just basically GT4 in its full 1080p glory. It uses the same graphics engine as GT4, with just some improvements that make it look like a next-gen game instead of a upscaled PS2 game.

3) GT5 will have damage modelling. The reason why earlier GTs didn't is the plain fact that PS2 just couldn't handle it. Hell, even Xbox had trouble with it (Forza ran 30fps and the damage modelling wasn't too good). Now that PS3 is many, many, many times more powerful than PS2, they can improve the physics, damage model, AI and, finally, add an online multiplayer. Because GT HD Concept is just an updated GT4, it doesn't have any of the bigger features that will be added into GT5.

why make this instead of GT5...im not impressed at all....GET ON WITH GT5 PLEASE
Well, you should be happy as they just decided to do that. THEY ARE NOT DEVELOPING GT HD ANYMORE, THAT'S WHY THEY'VE RELEASED THIS !!!!FREE!!!! DEMO OF IT. THEY'RE NOW FULLY CONSENTRATING ON GT5. ALL THE POSSIBLE TRACKS THAT ARE RELEASED FOR GT HD WILL PROBABLY HAVE BEEN TAKEN FROM GT5, AND IS JUST SOMETHING TO KEEP THE FANS HAPPY.


So really, stop complaining.
Commented on 2006-12-23 23:17:03
i say get on with GT5 and thats complaining!?..its at best, a compliment.
Commented on 2006-12-23 23:46:00 In reply to theInterceptor
Posted by theInterceptor
Hi!

I downloaded the HD version of this video, but I didn't have the proper WVC1 codec. I downloaded that one afterwards, but I can't install it, as I use Windows 2000, and not XP.

It seems there's no way to install the codec on my system. So is the HD video available with another codec, or would anyone be so kind to re-enode it? I know that's a lot of work, but it kind of sucks to have this video for XP only.

Regards
the Interceptor
Just open the video with Windows Media Player, it will download the coded automatically. Afterwards you don't need to use WMP anymore :)
Commented on 2006-12-23 23:47:06 In reply to prodygee
Posted by prodygee
Correction, opaopa, those are fully 3d models with higly detailed bump-maps on 'em. -_- Dutch guy..
Actually the moutain on the horizon is a bitmap. The one you see "on top" of the village is 3D.
Commented on 2006-12-24 00:03:46
Does the demo support the clutch and 6 speed gearbox of the Logitech G25?
Commented on 2006-12-24 00:09:56 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
Just open the video with Windows Media Player, it will download the coded automatically. Afterwards you don't need to use WMP anymore :)
It worked, thanks! The WMP ran into an error, but it seems it had already downloaded the codec, so now it plays. It's just strange that Microsoft says you need to have XP or 2003 server to install it.
Commented on 2006-12-24 00:10:38
I don't know why people are afraid to admit that this is one of the most beautiful games (not just racing game) to hit a games console. The replays really show off the beauty of the car models, and they put those of Forza 2 to shame...all from a 700MB demo...

I can't imagine how good the final GT5 is going to be!

Edit: I also fail to understand why people are moaning at the lack of content. This is a free demo. There is no damage model implemented, and there are no other cars on track. For a demo that wipes the floor with Forza 2 in terms of looks, the Forza team are going to have to put in some extra hours. At least this might stop the Xbots harping on about how good Gears looks.
Commented on 2006-12-24 00:15:09 In reply to Nomino
Posted by Nomino
I don't know why people are afraid to admit that this is one of the most beautiful games (not just racing game) to hit a games console. The replays really show off the beauty of the car models, and they put those of Forza 2 to shame...all from a 700MB demo...

I can't imagine how good the final GT5 is going to be!
One car on a not so impressive looking track running against no AI.

It SHOULD look better.
Commented on 2006-12-24 00:26:46 In reply to Slabs
Posted by Slabs
One car on a not so impressive looking track running against no AI.

It SHOULD look better.
Do you really think that the car models will look worse with more cars on track and AI implemented? Get a life. It's funny how defensive people get about their choice of console, and rather sad too. You can handle the fact that the PS3 has produced something that the Xbox 360 cannot even touch yet, and come out with all sorts of excuses as to why.

The track looks rather unimpressive because the environment and other assets are mainly ripped from GT4...the final game is one or two years away. Forza 2 is out Q1 next year. It doesn't stand a chance.
Commented on 2006-12-24 00:30:39
Great driving Blim, are you using the Driving Force Pro?

Can you set the cars to N2 tires with no aids in the demo?
Commented on 2006-12-24 01:11:46
nomino - well, compared to motorstorm this frankly doesnt look very hot. It looks what it is, a upscaled gt4 with a few very nice looking cars. GT4 on the ps2 was looking amazing and this is what MAINLY make gt:hd looks great. That the game was stunning to behold in its orginal form. Not the fact that it runs on a ps3.

to say that forza 2 looks inferior to this just makes you seem fanboyish. GT5 might wipe the floor with forza2 but this sure doesn't.
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