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TGS 2010: Yamauchi Presents GT5 Weather Effects

Kazunori Yamauchi stepped up to the podium at this year's Tokyo Game Show to present his long-awaited racer, Gran Turismo 5.

In addition to revealing a ton of information - some of which we already knew - Yamauchi also wowed the crowd by showing off the different weather effects in a new trailer. The quality in the video below isn't the greatest, but you can easily get the gist...the inherent dynamic realism is pretty damn impressive.

In looking at that, perhaps more supercars should be all-wheel drive. Then again, if you really want to train, take a rear-wheel drive sports car out into the rain or snow; if you can manage to make the first turn, you've already learned something. Combine all this with the day/night transitions and...well, everything else, and GT5's hype has somehow climbed even higher.  11/2/10 can't get here fast enough.

Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5

Tags: gt5, gran turismo 5, gt5 video, gt5 weather, gt5 tgs 2010

9/16/2010 9:00:20 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (42 posts)

to_far_apart
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 9:26:19 PM
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Wow, just when you think a game couldn't get any better.

Polyphony..

Taking the Driving Simulator Experience to a whole new level.

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jlch777
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 7:09:46 AM

Exactly, this is just insane!!!

What a great job PD! Incredible!

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Scarecrow
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 9:34:22 PM
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The camera probably couldn't handle this game's awesomeness.

Someone needs to record this in HD now!

But wow, man, I thought PD would not have time to actually implement weather. But they proved me wrong, time of day and weather was the very first feature I wanted in GT5.

It was the one feature I always wanted to see in the ps2 GTs.

And wow...they delivered. November 2nd is going to be one for the history books!

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Scarecrow
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 11:08:14 PM

This game was created by god himself.
Or rather, one of the gaming gods...

The HD trailer of this weather vid is just breathtaking

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LimitedVertigo
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:06:26 AM

Praise gawd, for we've been blessed by the great shemale Greg.

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fluffer nutter
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 9:51:47 PM
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A much better quality video is up on the U.S. PS Blog here.
http://blog.us.playstation.com/2010/09/16/gran-turismo-5-at-tokyo-game-show-community-features-legacy-tracks-weather-effects-x1-prototype/

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StangMan80
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 9:51:57 PM
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wow, I can't wait for Nov. to be here it's getting close, I am so excited! I hope the light to day transaction will be smooth. I have no doubt that this game will deliver.
November, you need to hurry up!
I can't for Nov 2nd to see the UPS truck pull up in front of my house with release date shipping.

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StangMan80
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 9:52:20 PM
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GT5=GOTY

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WorldEndsWithMe
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:08:35 PM
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Not my bag, but wow even in this crappy video I can tell the rain is going to be sweetly realistic. I like rain :)

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to_far_apart
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:33:15 PM

Rain = calm serenity.

Well, I enjoy listening to it. It's really soothing.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:40:59 AM

I wanna move to Seattle. Get me some Heavy Rain.

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to_far_apart
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:42:13 AM

Sounds good, maybe you'll get involved into the plot sooner or later.

Seattle Rain ever sleeps ;)

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EddPm6
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:28:33 PM
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I WANT IT SO BAD!!!

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maxpontiac
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:37:02 PM
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Bring.
It.
On.

After a rainy day at "The Ring", I'll just take my ride to GT Auto.

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bigrailer19
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:52:28 PM
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BEAST! This has goty written all over it, Sorry Red Dead.

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Scarecrow
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 11:08:41 PM

Easily...
It's not even a if or but

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Kiryu
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 10:58:15 PM
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This is the HD version of the Weather Trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4UvsjG1j8I

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NoSmokingBandit
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 11:24:25 PM
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Did i see a VW Microbus on the snow track? That is going to be the best snow car in the whole game, i promise. The fact that its even in there is awesome, and that they actually used it in the snow... subtle genius.


For those unawares, VW microbuses are rwd, but they have the engine sitting directly above the transaxle, resulting in them being invincible in the snow. Old bugs were the same way before VW went all front-engine. Screw liquid, bring back air-cooled engines! Hahahaha

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Him
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 11:50:03 PM
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OMG! I just pooped in my pants!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:41:13 AM

Someone get this man a sanitary napkin!

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to_far_apart
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:43:03 AM

Hell, he needs more than that!

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fluffer nutter
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:17:45 AM

Not according to Sheryl Crow.

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JJJames
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 1:16:33 AM
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Only on Playstation!!

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Lawless SXE
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 2:09:01 AM
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Okay one, trying to drive a Mazda Tribute on dirt is mad fun. Not difficult though. Chuck rain into the equation and it becomes very dangerous. Particularly if there's a car coming from the other direction. But, it's even harder to drive mum's Hyundai Elantra on the dirt.

Two: I just made the final decision to get the Signature Edition. I was torn on it, but this, combined with the pledging of a mate to get the SigEd has me sold. My only problem, I don't want to spend $500 bucks to get a G27 wheel, but I want nothing but the best... Decisions, decisions...
Peace.

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Snaaaake
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 4:29:51 AM
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Now that was just awesome, though kinda disappointed the spectators don't look as good but oh well, it's the cars that matters in GT.

Did Forza 3 had weather too?


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Temjin001
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:00:02 AM

No, PGR4 did. But GT5's weather looks a full generation more advanced.

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___________
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 4:56:18 AM
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nice, everything in this games falling nicely into place.
well, almost everything, that damage system looks really crap!
i hope those screens were old or something, because i thought wrecked cars were suppose to look like crumpled metal, not plastic after a hour in the kelm!
ive crashed my fair amount of cars, and trust me they look nothing like those pics!
fix that, and GT5 might just live up to the hype.

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LegendaryWolfeh
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 6:07:27 AM

If their was realistic damage, you wouldn't even be able to play the game, you'd end up hitting a turn at the wrong angle or speed and instantly the race would be over from hitting a wall, or you'd go too slow and a car would hit you and then, bam, still out of the race..

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maxpontiac
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 8:59:51 AM

We have not seen the finished damage model in any of the demos.

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Underdog15
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:03:42 AM

"ive crashed my fair amount of cars"
Apparently it isn't just these comments sections that you forget to check blind-spots.

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Zorigo
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:18:47 AM

Wolfeh's got a point *blank*
it takes being in the real world and having real world judgement to be ale to suffer real world damage. it wouldn't make sense in a game anyway. its still meant to be fun right.

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___________
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:23:54 AM

WTF who said it was my fault, twice a idiot went through a red light and once the dumb b*tch was not watching where she was going, i was stopped she had her eyes out the side window reading a sign and rammed up the back of me.
ahh, this is a sim so its suppose to have realistic damage thats the whole point of a sim!
if you want to slam into a wall at 100KMs per hour and bounce off and continue driving as if nothing happened than GT5 is not for you!
its a sim, sims are suppose to be realistic!

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t4_robz
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 6:32:07 AM
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meh, i dont know this looks awesome and all and is also a real technical feat, but im starting to wonder if some of these feautures will make the game frustrating!

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:35:00 AM

It's a sim. ...it had better be frustrating to some extent or it fails.

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BikerSaint
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 11:40:06 PM

__________

If GT5 isn't going to be sim'ish enough for you......
then go to a real racing school and hit a brick wall at at about 152 MPH.

I'm sure you'll receive all the realism you've ever wanted in a driving sim.

But be forewarned, you'll probably only be able to do that wall trick once, as there is no 2nd life, re-set, or re-play ability afterwords.

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JackC8
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 6:45:50 AM
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I'm just imagining the Nurburgring on a foggy, drizzly morning :) I also need to get to work on loading some music onto my PS3, like the stuff in the video, that would be good for watching replays. 'Cause we can do that!

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Zorigo
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:16:25 AM
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I'm a huge fan of city drving so the few city clips in the night got me REALLY exctied.

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RobiinzZ
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 10:34:22 AM
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I think i'll enjoy November 2nd more than christmas...

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Lordnicon
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 11:55:42 AM
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OMG!!! *jumps around and screams like a little girl at a Justin Timberlake concert*

Seriously though... wow.

I teach kids for a living but i think when this comes out they will have to teach themselves or just learn to play GT5 lol (jk). This looks amazing.

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Alienange
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 12:42:30 PM
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Looks very realistic, and although graphics aren't everything, I certainly believe this is the kind of thing GT fans want and are expecting. Glad to see Yamauchi knows how to deliver what his fans want. If only every dev was that way.

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HazySun
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 3:07:50 PM
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These weather effects are great news for the game but I'm still ticked off about the amount of cars with cockpit view. A big part of why these weather effects look so sweet is because you are looking at them through a windscreen. I can't help but wonder how thy will look from a bumper cam for example. I really hope Kazunori is planning on giving us more cockpit views via dlc. Before I get a mass of hate I am still totally stoked about this game & can't wait for November.

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Banky A
Friday, September 17, 2010 @ 4:48:10 PM
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It is really amazing < 3

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