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Prologue Update Features New Cars

Franchise creator Kazunori Yamauchi has hinted in the past that Gran Turismo 5 may not see the light of day until 2010. However, we'll still be receiving updates to the ever-expanding playable demo, Gran Turismo 5: Prologue.

And one of those updates has just arrived. According to the official PlayStation blog, three new cars and several gameplay enhancements have been made, which means it's time to fire up the game once more. First up is the GT by Citroen - the fancy car pictured here - which was unveiled yesterday at the Paris Motor Show. It's "the result of a groundbreaking collaboration between French automaker Citroen and Polyphony Digital," and you'll be able to purchase this bad boy for 1 million credits. ...yeah, get driving. The other two new cars are the Ferrari California for 300,000 credits and the Lotus Evora for 100,000. You can check out the pics for both over at the blog, and you'll also notice a brief list of gameplay tweaks and upgrades.

During the Time Trial events, speed penalties have been removed, but don't get your hopes up just yet. Instead of the time penalty when the infraction occurs, it will simply invalidate your lap time. Polyphony is also fiddling with the difficulty levels for the races, and they will also give you more money if you finish 1st. That's good news, considering what the GT costs... Lastly, they will offer "improved responsiveness when using the wireless controller, and improved sound volume balance for sound effects and music for a better racing experience." In other words, this is a major update, and you can't miss it. Just remember, that upon downloading, all rankings, arcade trial times and drift trial records, as well as any customizations you've made to your favorite vehicles, will be reset. Awww...

But that's okay; Prologue just got better. Again.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5: Prologue

10/3/2008 Ben Dutka

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Comments (14 posts)

NEWCL0UD
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 11:29:53 AM
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lol if they keep this up we dont have to but the full game :D

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Cuetes
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 1:01:32 PM
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Nice, now if they could do something about the cheaters ( I hate being in first only to be rammed by some one on the last turn because they can't pass me). Bring on the car damage and some kind of negative affect for players who use their cars like tanks.

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Naiman17
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 2:03:56 PM

yeah i agreew with you 100% somethin must be done about the chaaters...

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Warukyure [Power User]
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 1:06:27 PM
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Not that the GTbyCitroen isnt nice looking, but one of the things that made my like GT in the first place was that there were regular cars in there as well.

Now I'm not saying pack every car in the world in this game, but I kinda thought it was cool how I could go buy the 95 Honda Accord and do some driving with it. Just for fun. (My car is the same.)

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Scarecrow
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 2:16:10 PM
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Oh hell yeah!
Been waiting for this for a while!

I'll admit GT5P isn't what a FULL Gran Turismo game is, but it really is a nice experience.

What amazes me is how realistic it has gotten from ps2 to ps3 in terms of controls and graphics.

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shreevin
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 3:28:41 PM
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Has anybody heard any rumors that if you own Prologue you'll get to download an upgrade to the full version for cheap? Seems like a fair deal to loyal GT fans.

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Dingodial
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 3:37:17 PM

The full game will probably be so massive that most people won't have enough room to store it on their hdd.

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Dingodial
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 3:34:42 PM
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I hope the full game comes out sooner than 2010. I was really hoping that it would come out next year because I don't want to pay $40 dollars for the demo and pay for all these little upgrades like this one so I would end up paying more for the demo and upgrades than I would if I just bought the full game which will probably sell for $60 like all other New games.

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Scarecrow
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 8:25:09 PM
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I hope it really does come out next year...
2010's a long ways off.

*sigh* I blame this on the bastards who want car damage

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Scarecrow
Sunday, October 05, 2008 @ 1:19:08 AM

Yup, Polyphony said that it's something that's doable this time so they'll go with it(but that it'll take numerous updates to implement it for all cars).

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jlch777
Friday, October 03, 2008 @ 9:34:18 PM
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-Fix the chase camera(like gt1,2,3)
-Fix the online play(it's a shame right now)
-Add dynamic weather effects(variety)
-Add car damage(the real driving simulator)




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Scarecrow
Sunday, October 05, 2008 @ 1:18:23 AM

I agree with everyone of your points(specially the weather/time of day effects).

The only thing I don't agree with is the car damage.

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HANZ64
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 7:30:58 AM
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If you think about it, how would GT5 be the 'the real driving simulator' without realistic car damage? If anyone has a problem with it then there should be some sort of option to turn on/off car damage.

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Naiman17
Saturday, October 04, 2008 @ 2:03:21 PM
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yeah i've been waiting for these guys to add some additional content to this game but this new update seems pretty cool!

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