GT5: Damage Will Affect Driving Capabilities Of All Cars
Damage that doesn't accurately impact a vehicle's performance isn't a damage modeling system Kazunori Yamauchi would be interested in.
And while the most amount of damage physics will be applied to the 200 Premium car models in Gran Turismo 5, it seems that all of them will suffer hits against their capabilities if you...well, if you suck at driving. The Japanese version of the game's official site has listed out the various damage details and a helpful little chart to help us understand how the damage model will affect both the Premium and Standard cars. As you can see, they're looking at three different damage calculations and all three apply to the Premiums while two of the three apply to the Standards. That third missing aspect for the Standards is "deformation of the panel gap," which basically means that only Premium vehicles will sport the full effects of incurred damage. But obviously, for simulation purposes, it was important that damage affect all cars in the game and early on, we had heard it might not. Well, I think the Forza fans were hoping it wouldn't, at any rate. Bitterness puts one in a foul mood, after all.
The bottom line is that regardless of the car you are driving, you had better take care of your vehicle. If not, you could find yourself out of the race or in an ill-advised pit stop due to reckless racing or a lack of ability. Practice, people. It's a simulator.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
7/14/2010 10:19:09 AM Ben Dutka