Real-Life GPS Functionality And 3D Set For Gran Turismo 5
Every time we think we know about all the cool features in Gran Turismo 5, another one pops up and makes us go, "oh...damn.
In news taken from the Tokyo Auto Salon 2010, GTPlanet is reporting that Polyphony has teamed up with auto technology company Denso to deliver GPS functionality to the game. It's a "GPS-track day unit," which will be included in the new Toyota-FT86G; the unit will monitor your position as you take a spin around any real-world track (provided that track is in the game). Then, when you're done, you simply take the memory card out of your car, plug it into your PS3, and the data will then be used to reconstruct your lap within the game. Watch a replay of yourself, compete against your own ghost car...it's just so freakin' cool! It also seems as if this feature has already been tested; according to MotorTrend, the devs gave it a shot in a race-spec Lexus IS-F at Nurburgring last October. And last but not least, it was confirmed that a "3D version" of GT5 will be on store shelves "as soon as 3D TVs become available on the market."
Sony has already said they'll have their 3D Bravia HDTVs available by this summer but that quote implies there will be two versions of GT5 (a non-3D one and a 3D-enabled one), which seems a little odd. Last year's Avatar game was 3D-enabled but you could certainly play it normally...a little confused there, but still, all of this just ratcheted GT5's "awesome level" up a few notches.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
1/15/2010 10:27:15 AM Ben Dutka