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Gran Turismo HD Concept Latest News - PS3

Gran Turismo HD Concept
Game Description:The first glimpse of the series on PlayStation 3, Gran Turismo HD Concept is a series of downloadable samplers of Gran Turismo based on GT4 but running on an early version of the GT5 engine. As described by producer Kazunori Yamauchi, the first Concept is a first-look at the high definition graphics provided by the PlayStation 3. The second Concept download includes Polyphony's next generation driving engine. Upon downloading Gran Turismo HD Concept, PS3 users have access to the Eiger Nordwand course and can compete in Time Trial races to collect and unlock new cars. Upon unlocking the initial 10 cars, the player has access to 10 more "Tuned Cars," as well as access to a new driving mode called "Drift Trial", where the player's drifting technique is tested, rather than their lap time. The game was originally to include two special modes: classic mode was to be a micro-transaction version of GT4 running in high definition and with online play, and gamers would be able to play online with the cars they have downloaded (and paid for) through the PlayStation Store. Premium mode was to be a single player preview of Gran Turismo 5, featuring a full-fledged PS3 graphics engine and detailed tracks and car models. The concept was scrapped late in development so that creator Polyphony Digital could focus on Gran Turismo 5, with GT HD Concept being a series of sneak-peek demos instead of a full micro-transaction online game.
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  • Gran Turismo 5 Gets New Cars, Modes, and ... Karts?!

    Kazunori Yamauchi wants to get your engines revved by teasing you with a ton of new Gran Turismo 5 news, including some new screenshots, new cars, a new course, and details about the new B-Spec mode coming to the game. Plus, GT5 Kart. Okay, it's not called that, but that's exactly what it looks like. The team is very hard at work on the game,...

    Posted August 19, 2010

    Gran Turismo 5 Gets New Cars, Modes, and ... Karts?!
  • TGS09: A Visit To The Home of Gran Turismo - Polyphony Digital

    As Saturday is an insanely crowded public day at Tokyo Game Show, after shooting a pile of pictures and finishing up a final appointment, I headed back to Tokyo for my last order of TGS business – a visit to Polyphony Digital, the home of Gran Turismo. Being a huge fan of the series I’ve always wanted to visit the studio, and as you...

    Posted September 26, 2009

    TGS09: A Visit To The Home of Gran Turismo - Polyphony Digital
  • 'Gran Turismo' Mastermind is Excellent Driver

    Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator and mastermind behind the Gran Turismo series, is actually a really skilled driver. Check out the video above where he speeds around a track in the Nissan GT-R. The Nissan GT-R features a navigation and car management system that Yamauchi and Polyphony Digital helped development. Hit the break for an interview...

    Posted May 2, 2008| 7 Comments

    'Gran Turismo' Mastermind is Excellent Driver
  • First 15 Minutes: 'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue'

    Gran Turismo 5 Prologue has finally been released giving gamers a taste of what to expect from the full version of GT5 coming in 2009. Here now is the first 15 minutes of the game including the full intro cinematic. Be sure to check out our interview with Nissan about the 2009 Nissan GT-R and its special navigation system developed in...

    Posted April 17, 2008| 35 Comments

    First 15 Minutes: 'Gran Turismo 5 Prologue'
  • 'Gran Turismo 5' / Nissan GT-R Interview

    Attack of the Show got a chance to check out the 2009 Nissan GT-R earlier this week, but we wanted to know more about the cars unique navigation system. Why? Polyphony Digital, the makers of Gran Turismo actually helped design it. That's why. In return, Nissan helped Polyphony get the in-game GT-R running as close to real life as possible. ...

    Posted April 10, 2008| 3 Comments

    'Gran Turismo 5' / Nissan GT-R Interview
  • First 15: Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

    Posted: April 17, 2008

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  • Gran Turismo 5 / Nissan GT-R Interview

    Posted: April 10, 2008

    5,820 Views | 01:32

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