Gran Turismo 5 Isn't Done, Polyphony Adding More Content?
Gran Turismo 5 has been in the news a lot lately, for a variety of reasons...well, one big one. The delay.
Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi says that any Gran Turismo release is never a happy time for him, just 'cuz he's a perfectionist and is an expert at spotting the mistakes and oversights (an admirable quality). We also know all about those cool new features, which once again managed to add more vigor to our GT5 enthusiasm. But do you remember when Yamauchi said the game was all ready to go and they could "release it whenever they wished?" That all they were doing was waiting for Sony to give the green light? Well, either that was a stretching of the truth or Polyphony decided at the last second to toss in more stuff...which is starting to appear very likely. I don't recall hearing anything about a 3D version of GT5 before, do you? And Sony is going to really push new technology like 3D gaming and their motion controller in 2010; the latest report is that their 3D-enabled Bravia HDTVs will hit the market this summer. The previous estimate we saw was "end of 2010." So is there enough evidence to prove that the GT5 designers have opted to delay the game for the sake of more content and this "3D version?"
Perhaps. According to a USA Today interview with Yamauchi, he says the game is "about 90% done," and they're only polishing up the last 10%. This kinda flies in the face of the "we're done" comment we heard last summer, doesn't it? And might it imply that content they hadn't planned on including must now be featured? Finally, if this is indeed the case, are you angry at the delay or psyched that Polyphony is continuing to add content?
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
1/15/2010 9:18:10 PM Ben Dutka