E3 2008: More Prologue Updates, But No GT5 Until 2010?
Depending on how you interpret this information, this is either good news or bad news.
Joystiq was able to corner Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi at E3, and of course, they wanted to know about anything GT-related. First off, he did confirm that the long-awaited Gran Turismo 4 Mobile for the PSP was still in the works (despite being in development for almost 4 years now), but it won't arrive until after Gran Turismo 5. Sadly, though, that day may be a long ways off; further than many of us had anticipated, in fact. Yamauchi said Polyphony is currently focusing a lot of its energy on expanding Gran Turismo 5: Prologue with more features, including extra cars and tracks. The final product - GT5 - may not even hit store shelves before 2010, ruling out the possibility of dominating the 2009 holiday season. There is a new update planned for Prologue "in the near future," but Yamauchi didn't provide specifics on that.
Now, here's how we see it- if GT5 wasn't going to come out until 2010 anyway, then great. Keep us satisfied with delicious little Prologue morsels from now until then; that's awesome. But if, for some bizarre reason, giving us updates for the demo means they're taking attention away from GT5, we're not interested in that. We'd rather get GT5 faster than wait longer and download new samples every now and then. Just our opinion. As soon as we can get more info on the subject, we'll throw it up, race fans.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5: Prologue
7/17/2008 Ben Dutka