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Yamauchi: Unlock Car In GT PSP, Get It In GT5 On PS3

You know, we at PSXE always knew we were excited for anything Gran Turismo. But the more we hear, the more our hearts pound and our palms sweat; will Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo PSP be the best combined racing experience in video game history?

When GT PSP was first announced, we learned that there should be over 800 cars in the handheld iteration, and it stands to reason there may be some that won't be featured in GT5 for the PS3 (and vicey versey). When asked in a recent JVN interview about if - and how - the two games might communicate with one another, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi responded as follows:

"If [the user] unlocks a car in Gran Turismo PSP, it will also be available in Gran Turismo 5." (Source- GTPlanet.net)

Obviously, the translation could be a little loose and we're missing something vital but on the surface, the good news seems clear. Furthermore, we've learned that Polyphony has ramped up the car sharing and trade aspects of GT PSP (a new feature); likely for the sake of added realism. For example, if you trade a car, it's gone and there are some cars that simply can't be traded at all. This ought to make sharing plenty interesting, don't you think? Yamauchi also didn't rule out the possibility that GT PSP may have hindered the progress of GT5 just a bit; when asked about this, he said:

"I will not contradict you, because all versions of GT are developed within the studio Polyphony Digital. If a person works on an item, it necessarily prevents him from doing anything else. So yes, there is some truth in what you say."

Well, considering what we'll get, we can live with that. And like we just got finished saying, everything new we turn up about the new and improved GT franchise has us literally shaking with anticipating. ...okay, maybe not "literally," but I think my pulse is a little faster even now...

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5, Gran Turismo PSP

8/9/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (20 posts)

Mr Bitey
Sunday, August 09, 2009 @ 10:07:58 PM
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The '98 Honda Accord is my most wanted car. No really, I like being able to race with my car.

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Arvis
Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 11:54:39 AM

Same here, I'd love a 2002 Dodge Neon SXT.

I've also owned a 1980 Chevy Malibu Classic and a 1991 Mercury Grand Marquis. Either one of those would be a great addition to the car line up! :)

-Arvis

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eLLeJuss
Sunday, August 09, 2009 @ 10:23:01 PM
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I hope they could also do that in the prologue first :P. But i doubt it

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fluffer nutter
Sunday, August 09, 2009 @ 10:57:29 PM

That's a very good comment because when Prologue came out, I remember reading that we were going to be able to import our car collection into GT5. If we don't, it's no big deal for me. I'll be playing the hell out of GT5 when it comes out, regardless.

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Shadow_Ninja
Sunday, August 09, 2009 @ 10:26:06 PM
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This is nice... but I sure hope they do the same with gt5 prologue as I have put a lot of time in unlocking many of my cars.

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maxpontiac
Sunday, August 09, 2009 @ 10:45:44 PM
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I was hoping this was going to happen. Thanks to this confirmation, I will now purchase a PSP Go and Gran Turismo PSP.

Ben, you nailed it. The best racing experience in history..

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Jawknee
Sunday, August 09, 2009 @ 10:55:23 PM
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2008 Civic Si.

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Scarecrow
Sunday, August 09, 2009 @ 11:10:22 PM
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Even more reason to get GT psp!
Was gonna get it anyway

But this is even better!
This could also mean that GT5 will at least have some 200+ cars, which is a lot considering the quality and realism and the fact that it's the first GT this generation.

Would be freaking amazing if they actually have close to 700 lmfao :D

Anyway I will so unlock all the Vipers (favorite cars since the first GT)

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Arvis
Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 11:55:46 AM

YES, the Dodge Viper! Greatest car ever made!

-Arvis

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Banky A
Sunday, August 09, 2009 @ 11:20:37 PM
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Holy crap that's huge.. (that's what she said)

Big call, I like it!
I really want Gran Turismo on meehhh PSP.
Especially the cars.

I wanna' catch em' all. And race em all.
On me PS3 all, day.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, August 09, 2009 @ 11:29:43 PM
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"I will not contradict you, because all versions of GT are developed within the studio Polyphony Digital. If a person works on an item, it necessarily prevents him from doing anything else. So yes, there is some truth in what you say."

Thank you Polyphony, now can we just apply this to Square Enix?

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___________
Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 3:11:37 AM
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because PD are starting to talk allot about the GT PSP and GT5 connectivity, im starting to think they will be out roughly the same time.
its kinda pointless unlocking a car in GT PSP than being able to use it in GT5 months later.
no one would care it has to be recent, if there trying to suck in sales (which they clearly are by having both games cross compatible) they need to release within 3 weeks apart.
otherwise its pointless.

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ohmikkie
Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 3:50:53 AM
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I just hope the controls are good.

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Qubex
Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 5:42:57 AM

Same here :)

Q!

"i am home"

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BlinkBoy
Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 8:37:13 AM
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I am will not trade away my Lamborghini with anyone!

But this was sort of expected, as previously you could transfer credit etc. from GT3 to GT4, or maybe it was GT4:Concept to real GT4. don't remember exactly. It has been done before.

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SynerG
Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 9:48:39 AM
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This is good news for anyone who will have both versions, but for me I don't really have the extra cash right now for a PSP and GT to go with it.

Also, I think when I get GT5, I'm going to start completely from scratch, even if cars or money transfer from prologue...I love working my way up from almost nothing...

To me it just adds to the realism of being an up and coming racer....buying a cheap used ride, win a few races, get some mods, and win some cars. Oh how I love GT.

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Mornelithe
Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 9:50:04 AM
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I posted this on the Poll thread, but still curious. Anyone remember the 2 GT5 versions, that Amar over at GTPlanet, spoke of, in his wierd post announcing certain aspects of the game, that had previously been in question?

I wonder if the 'all-inclusive' version of GT, will have all of the unlockable cars from GT5M, for those who don't own PSP's? And then the regular version, for those who do? Anyway, food for thought. Definite buy. Either way.

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Highlander
Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 10:48:47 AM
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I posted in the poll thread too, but I'll repeat it here, since this is where it should have been...

Wouldn't it be fun if one of the links between the two games was for the PSP version to act as a side mirror or rear view mirror for the full game? Remember that the F1 championship game was originally to include this as an option, but for some reason didn't.

All it would take is the appropriate code, they can link wirelessly. just place the PS3 in a charging cradle or other stand to the left or right of your screen and voila, instant rear view. I gotta say, that would be awesome, and I have a feeling it would sell a lof of GT for PSP and PSPs to play it on. Heck I'd consider a second PSP if the game could give me two mirrors that way.

In any event, the PSP GT is a pre-order certainty for me, and the PS3 version is too.

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Banky A
Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 11:26:23 PM

That's an interesting great idea.
But I dunno' what would happen..

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, August 10, 2009 @ 12:06:01 PM
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All your cars are belong to us.

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