TGS 2010: GT5 B-Spec, Weather, GT6 In The Works
Well before Sony takes the stage for their press conference, Gran Turismo 5 gets its day in the sun at TGS 2010.
If you don't happen to be a journalist visiting Tokyo right now, and you still wish to learn all about the GT5 presentation with series guru Kazunori Yamauchi, you should visit GTPlanet. You can find details of the breakout session for the game there, and while most of it isn't surprising (especially if you've been following the news this year), some of it is pretty darn interesting. Here are a just a few that caught our eye; click the link above to see them all:
"Gran Turismo Anywhere" will allow you to manage B-Spec races, right from your computer. You’ll be able to hold B-Spec races with your friends from anywhere in what are called "Remote Races."
GT5 will feature a series of special events such as the Karting Experience, the AMG driving school, The Stig Challenge, Jeff Gordon NASCAR School, Sebastien Loeb Rally Challenge, and Gran Turismo Rally.
Point-to-point rally stages will be automatically and randomly generated – you’ll have to depend on your co-driver to give you the best instructions about the road ahead.
Weather changes include temperature differences, air pressure changes, and humidity, affecting the surface conditions of the track dynamically.
Weather conditions are randomized. Forecasts for your race will be available but may not be entirely accurate, just like the real world.
Yamauchi admits that, in certain situations – such as standing race starts in the rain with 15 other cars on the screen kicking up spray in front of you – the game may not be able to hold 60FPS. Otherwise, it will strive to hold 60FPS as often as possible.
Many things didn’t make the cut in Gran Turismo 5, and work on Gran Turismo 6 has already begun.
GT6? Really? We heard something about that earlier this year and we distinctly remember saying, "please give us GT5 first before we hear anything more about GT6." But that time isn't far off now; Gran Turismo 5 is set to launch on November 2, so get your steering wheels and race knowledge (which may need a boost) ready.
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
9/16/2010 10:20:37 AM Ben Dutka