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Prologue "Unshareable" Across PS3 Systems?

We're two weeks from the US launch of Gran Turismo 5: Prologue, but the highly anticipated game launched in Europe a few days ago. This massive demo is getting rave reviews already - not surprising - but it seems some European gamers have encountered a bit of an issue.

According to European website BeyondPS3.nl, it seems that Prologue isn't as "shareable" as Sony claims in the title description on the PlayStation Store. According to that outline, the game can supposedly be shared with up to 5 different registered PlayStation 3 consoles. However, some users are reporting that only one person can play the game every 24 hours, and it can only be played with the owner's account (i.e., who paid for the purchase). They also say you can't play unless you're logged in to the PlayStation Network, although that shouldn't be too big of a problem for most gamers. We're basing this on a relatively rough translation of the source in question, but we expect it should be accurate.

We'll be testing this out in a few weeks time ourselves, but for whatever reason, the Euro website claims this anomaly strikes both the European and US versions of Prologue. ...how they would know this, we don't know, but we'll certainly look into it.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5: Prologue

3/30/2008 Ben Dutka

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fatchad420
Sunday, March 30, 2008 @ 10:47:48 PM
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Buy the hard copy /story.

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Gabriel013
Monday, March 31, 2008 @ 1:28:47 AM
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Doesn't surprise me that it is like Warhawk, afterall it's not like were talking about the £5 PS1 titles is it? If anything I'll be happy if it's not sharable.

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dillonthebunny
Monday, March 31, 2008 @ 2:54:27 AM
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lol.. you would have to be insane not to buy the BRD in the UK. i got my copy from Amazon for £18, the most ive see it online for is £20.. yet on the PSN its £25!! plus you cant play it if youre offline, and forgive me if im wrong, but not only is it a 2 gig download, but you then have a 6 gig install.. is it really 8 gig without the patch?

anyway, even if its not, theres enough reasons why you just shouldnt get it online.

it does surprise me as i thought that all the 'full' games on the PSN that you could buy on BRD would be cheaper due to costs of materials and marketing etc etc, like WarHawk is £10 cheaper on the PSN, so before GT5P came out, i was convinced that it would retail on the store for about £15! which i think is a fair price

I do think its worth it, its an amazing game. but seeing as you can get it cheaper everywhere else, they should drop the price very soon imo.

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bamf
Monday, March 31, 2008 @ 10:00:15 AM
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Its a huge advantage over Live for PSN to have huge big titles like WarHawk and GT5 Prologue while live can only have small arcade games. But Sony goes and spoils it by not at least having the title being played on the same console but with different accounts. My brother has always had to log in my account to play WarHawk and all the kills and losses etc, adds to my stats. It sucks that if he wants to play the game in his own psn idendity, he has to buy the game aswell. I so regret buying WarHawk from the store. Not being able to share big game like GT5 prologue with other console makes sense but still if my brother had his own PS3 in the other room, he still would need to buy the game again. Having it on a disc solves this problem and it allows me to go round to my mates and play it. So why have these games on the PSN store?

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bamf
Monday, March 31, 2008 @ 10:01:34 AM
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@dillonthebunny
Its £17.99 at play.com and there's free shipping, slightly cheaper than Amazon, you still got a good deal.

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