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Weather Conditions, Night/Day Races Confirmed For GT5

For a while there, we weren't sure what to think. Were they going to include various weather conditions in Gran Turismo 5 or not?

Well, it seems like everything has been clarified thanks to French site GameBlog, citing a recent JVN video interview with GT series creator, Kazunori Yamauchi. In the first part of the 8-minute interview, Yamauchi has confirmed the weather conditions; there will be both night and day races, and rain is most certainly returning. We'll also assume snow - for Rally races - will come back as well, so it's a definite challenge for Polyphony to recreate physical realism on all different surfaces, and at all different times of the day. That interview also reconfirmed what we had already heard last week at the Tokyo Game Show: 950 vehicle garage, 20 locations around the world, 70 total circuit variations, an entirely new physics engine, the new damage modeling, replay uploads on YouTube, enhanced GTTV and exporting between PS3 and PSP, and of course, the unlocking of certain cars in Gran Turismo PSP and the subsequent transfer to GT5. It's a definite beast of a driving simulator but without weather conditions, it would've seemed a little more...plastic, I guess. We needed the dynamic alteration of weather and time to really make the game shine.

And thankfully, it's definitely coming. Too bad we have to wait until March but we have a sneaking suspicion that GT5 will be a game that's well worth the wait.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

9/30/2009 10:50:56 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (39 posts)

Qubex
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:02:39 AM
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Well, the newer details coming out for GT5 get more and more interesting by the day. This should be a superlative game when released... it will be worth the wait; even if they delay its release even more...

Q!

"i am home"

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camaro300zx
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:09:04 PM

***Way Off Topic***
But....
Ben, Arnold Where's the Preview for Silent Hill: Shattered Dreams for PS2 and PSP?? It gets released 11/03/2009.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:02:09 PM

way off topic and way off on the right reply button... oh well, hope someone can answer you.

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ThePearlJamer
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 3:33:08 PM

They just announced a new feature called FSU...stands for F*cking Sh*t Up

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:21:20 AM
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Weather and day/night? Nice. I wonder whether the weather will have an impact on the physics? Tires can only hold so well on a wet surface.

I wonder whether the weather will be dynamic? You can start a long race at Le Mans and after a few laps a shower moves over one end of the track, while at the other it's still sunny. Or perhaps a downpour hits the whole track and then clears up 15 minutes later. The track should start dry, get wet and then begin to dry up again. You'd have to change tires accordingly.

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Diggity Dan
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:35:11 AM

"I wonder whether the weather will have an impact on the physics? Tires can only hold so well on a wet surface."

Definitley. That was always the case in prev GT installments with "wet" track variations.

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Titch1794
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:07:26 PM

I like the ideas :)

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mikeyp323
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 8:03:49 AM

I f*cking hate DLC and the fact it's spread around game developers like a virus :@

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godsman
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:37:42 AM
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A bit disappointing that there's only 950 cars, didn't quite break the 4 digits. No complaints here... first day purchase for me.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:53:56 AM

Three letters.

D

L

C

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Hexen
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:36:18 PM

"there's only 950 cars"

Just be grateful that it isn't a miserly 400 cars :)

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EddPm6
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:37:10 PM

hmm, idk. dlc i would be nice but 50 cars X the typical $2.49 a car on PSN= 2 new games

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:36:25 PM

$60 for 950 cars is more or less six and a half cents per car. At that ratio, a $2 car pack should be about 30 new cars.

Since the majority of players won't by cars as DLC, they'll more than likely be priced higher. I'd bet on 50 cents a car. But they had better be some special cars.

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:43:42 PM

Plus the 800 you can get on GT PSP. the two titles will interact with one another no?

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fluffer nutter
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 6:16:03 PM

I would guess more like 1.49 per car, here in the states.

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jlch777
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:39:00 AM
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I am still not clear about dynamic weather in one interview he said that if it not affect the performance of the game he is going to include it and now is going to be included?
Time will tell and i hope it will be included.

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EddPm6
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:49:42 AM
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Yeah i wanted 1000 cars too, but 950 is good. Damage is okay i dont really care for it. Dynamic weather seems to be the greatest edition along with video export to youtube. Day 1 for me too and im getting the PSP go tomorrow so i can get a jump start on my garage.

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SkantDragon
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 11:55:09 AM
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I hope if they add rain, they will make it realistic this time. There was like one previous GT that had rain, but it was kindof a unlockable hidden'ish feature as I remember. And it was not realistic.

In fact, I have yet to encounter any race sim that handled rain in a realistic way. All of them just reduce traction slightly and evenly. Presumably because almost no players would be able to drive through actual rain physics.

Consider it this way... when you're watching a pro race on TV, and it starts raining, professional drivers start running into walls without help from their competitors. If a pro driver struggles to keep it on the road, how would any but the most hardcore race sim jockeys keep a realistic simulation under control at all?

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Naga
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:52:05 PM

Ferrari Challenge & Supercar Challenge did wet races

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Sir Shak
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:03:40 PM
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Wasn't this known already ?

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Gabriel013
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 12:11:01 PM
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Good news on the changing weather. I didn't know it wasn't already definite.

I wonder if we'll get a PSN demo around Christmas time? It could be kept small by giving us two tracks, each with a preselected car. One track daytime and raining, second track night time (rally maybe?).

I'm not optomistic it will happen but it would be nice.

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Alienange
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:04:08 PM
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Doing 150 in the rain. Can't wait!

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city96
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:28:46 PM
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SWEEET, i always wonder what tricks they have up thier sleeves

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Jawknee
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:45:05 PM
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Polyphony should pack as many feature as possible. Use up that entire blue ray disc. Put Failza to rest once and for all.

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Naga
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 1:50:09 PM

Tony Hawks Failza?!

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maxpontiac
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 2:32:27 PM

Jawknee --

I agree with the Blu Ray disc being packed to capacity, but having a genuine competitor in Forza will only continue to bring out the best in PD and the GT series team.

GT 1-4 really had no competitor. GT5? Yes. Forza 3 is a competitor to the space that Gran Turismo has occupied for so long. By no means will the F3 experience be as good as the GT5 one, but even I (a huge GT fanboy) has to admit that the car customization features and auction house in Forza 2 were impressive. It was just the rest of the game that sucked.

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Victor321
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 3:35:57 PM
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Well, this is one thing GT5 has the edge over Forza!

Wait, there were no Edges in the first place.

=P

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Banky A
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 3:58:07 PM
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Ok I've been watching GT5 realllll close.
And I'll just say that it hasn't realllly been confirmed, as much as it has been 'spat out' by Kaz. ;)

In the GamesBlog one he was speaking to a friend that he knew and told him.
But then in the IGN and other interviews his response was hesitant and not so sure.

But dynamic weather.. is a bit too much for 6 months I think? It's weird, I'm not getting good vibrations. GTPlanet discussions FTW.

I still have hope!

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Veritas Vincit
Wednesday, September 30, 2009 @ 7:18:05 PM
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Also heard that head tracking had been confirmed with the PS eye.
http://www.gtplanet.net/gran-turismo-5s-head-tracking-explained/

The eye is 39.99 right now but it will be bundled with eye pet on Nov. 10th for 59.99
This will be the game defining feature that other games will take notice from.

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___________
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 2:32:28 AM
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is the ferrari FXX,enzo,599 GTB, bugatti veyron and kooninzegg going to be in this?
my favorite card of now, and it would be nice to see the last merchilago in their from lambo.
think it was the LP640.
i love lambos, something about their shape, i would choose a lambo over a ferrari any day.
as long as i dont have to put up with the flappy paddle gearbox, that there is my pet hate.
i want to be able to change gears myself, when i put my foot down i want to go, not when the cars ready.

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mikeyp323
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 8:04:31 AM

I don't think anyone cares to be honest :P

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Banky A
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 3:25:57 PM

Yes it has the Enzo, Veyron and LP640.
But I'm not sure about the FXX or Koenigseggsignigsieegnigseggshixxeigneseggsegg.

^_^

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Ultimate_Balla
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 2:37:31 AM
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. . . Here's hoping it's still 2 players on a console. . .

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Scarecrow
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 6:31:49 AM
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OH GOD!

This is the ONE feature I've been asking for since forever.

Been very vocal in the GT forums in the Playstation boards.

This is the one thing I really wanted in GT! Can't wait!!!

Give me fog, rain, snow, night + day, mmmm!

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Highlander
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 12:01:32 PM

Oh god, please if they do fog, let them do it better than Criterion did. Fog doesn't have to reduce visibility to 50 feet to be effective.

Give the user some sliders to control the weather. The cyclical nature of weather in Burnout Paradise results in frequent fog - much to the disgust of road time challengers everywhere.

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Banky A
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 3:33:49 PM

Hey Scarecrow, you should join us and be vocal in the GTPlanet forums =D

You too Highlander.
There are so many smart-ass / smart people who'll type out the most grammatically correct essays that will crush all stupid comments ^_^

And there's ALWAYS debates that are so stupidly intricate that you'd come back here and be like "Wow and I thought PSXE had long intelligent comment wars".

Pleeeease.

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mikeyp323
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 8:02:28 AM
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It's good to know that this will be present in the game, but I'm less excited about GT5 after Prologue for some reason, I got it with my PS3 and I was really disappointed with it.

Let's hope I can get back into GT5 when it launches, as I must have spent about 200 hours on GT3 and GT4 combined!

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Banky A
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 3:27:52 PM

GT5:P was great?

I think I've done 500 hrs on GT4 alone o_O
(yeah I hate ego boasting lol, but it shows I have no life)

;)

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Scarecrow
Thursday, October 01, 2009 @ 9:10:05 PM

You can't play GT5P like a full game
You have to take it as it is

A long demo with online

It's so "open" that it truly does feel like a full game or almost like a full game, but it's really just a demo. Compared to the monstrosity that GT5 will be, GT5p doesn't compare.

With that said, I love GT5p, the new tracks are refreshing, And don't tell me you don't love the car selection, freaking Ferraris, Vipers, TVRs, etc.

It's a very hard game on normal settings, specially if you set it to Professional (physics). But over time you get the hang of it, it just takes a lot of adjust, compared to previous to games.

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