Yamauchi Talks GT5 Updates, Plan For The Future
Gran Turismo 5 is a masterful driving simulation, but series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has promised ongoing updates and continued support.
If you want specifics, just check Andriasang citing the most recent Famitsu edition, where Yamauchi outlined his future plans for the blockbuster racer. Firstly, it seems he'd like to have one major update per month, which is fantastic news for the fans. Secondly, in regards to this month's new content, Yamauchi listed out a few region-specific add-ons: racers in North America can look forward to the launch of GT Academy, starting with online time trial rankings. European players get to begin an online tournament called the SLS Challenge where the winner will receive an actual Mercedes SLS AMG. Well...holy sh**.
Thirdly, while Yamauchi said new cars and courses are difficult to make, he didn't rule out the possibility; "They may be added as expanstion content, or we may leave it until the next title," he said. Yamauchi did confirm that GT5 will definitely get online races for B-Spec Mode, even though we're not sure when the option might arrive. Personally, I must drive in the game but hey, I sort of understand the desire to manage. As for GT6, the game making guru didn't seem ready to talk about it...duh.
"No, no... it's the future, so I still don't know. If this were ten years back, it was relatively easy to predict what things would be like in three years, but now it's pretty much impossible to predict three years into the future. Even if I were to say 'The next title will be like this,' three years later it would end up being completely different."
Lastly, Famitsu asked if Polyphony planned to redo the game's low fidelity "standard cars" as higher quality "premium cars." And you know what? Yamauchi said yes, this was indeed planned. Well, for certain vehicles at least: "Among the standard cars are some historical classics, and we plan on remaking them as premium cars." So who's looking forward to the future of GT5?
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 5
12/15/2010 8:56:09 PM Ben Dutka