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Gran Turismo 5 To Hit More Platforms?

SCEA’s John Koller hints at the possibility of GT5 on more platforms but doesn't hint at a release date.

GT5 is still on the practice lap for now.
Over at vg247 John Koller, SCEA's director of hardware marketing, hinted at the possibility that Gran Turismo 5  could hit more platforms. While I can only assume he means a PSP or PS2 version, here's what Koller had to say about developer Polyphony Digital when pressed about the release date of the upcoming racing sim:

“Ultimately, they are a developer who makes a lot of their own decisions, but we are looking at GT5 across all platforms, just to see what makes the most sense.”
When poked further about how long we'll have to wait for GT5 he added:
“Well GT5: Prologue’s out. Seriously though, there is really nothing we can really say about it, other than it’s a franchise we would like to continue. So, other than that, we don’t really have any announcements regarding the game at this time.”

At this point does anyone care when the newest Gran Turismo comes out? Even as a fan of the series I'm starting to get a little tired of the smokescreens that get thrown up any time this game is discussed. As a flagship franchise for the PlayStation 2 it's starting to get a little weird that we haven't seen much of it this far into the PS3's life-cycle. Sure, Prologue was a nice teaser, but even with that game's regular updates I still feel pretty jipped for what seems at this point like an expensive demo. Then again, maybe that's just because I have a barely used Logitech G25 Racing Wheel sitting at home. 
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Posted by sbritton
GT5 is still on the practice lap for now.
Over at vg247 John Koller, SCEA's director of hardware marketing, hinted at the possibility that Gran Turismo 5  could hit more platforms. While I can only assume he means a PSP or PS2 version, here's what Koller had to say about developer Polyphony Digital when pressed about the release date of the upcoming racing sim:

“Ultimately, they are a developer who makes a lot of their own decisions, but we are looking at GT5 across all platforms, just to see what makes the most sense.”
When poked further about how long we'll have to wait for GT5 he added:
“Well GT5: Prologue’s out. Seriously though, there is really nothing we can really say about it, other than it’s a franchise we would like to continue. So, other than that, we don’t really have any announcements regarding the game at this time.”

At this point does anyone care when the newest Gran Turismo comes out? Even as a fan of the series I'm starting to get a little tired of the smokescreens that get thrown up any time this game is discussed. As a flagship franchise for the PlayStation 2 it's starting to get a little weird that we haven't seen much of it this far into the PS3's life-cycle. Sure, Prologue was a nice teaser, but even with that game's regular updates I still feel pretty jipped for what seems at this point like an expensive demo. Then again, maybe that's just because I have a barely used Logitech G25 Racing Wheel sitting at home. 
Posted by FlipperDesert

Gran Turismo Party for the Wii!

I'd prefer they just get the PS3 version out faster and concentrate on just that. The plus side to all the time it's taking to come out is that when I can actually afford a PS3 GT5 will be something to look forward to still.

Posted by LordAndrew

GT5 on PS2 and PSP? Whatever. Just release it on the PS3 already!

Edited by Media_Master

But will there be damage effects....

Posted by Venatio

Dude what the hell is wrong with Polyphony Digital? Why the hell is it taking so long? I want GT5, not GT5:Prologue

And what the fuck is this about multiple platforms? Just hurry up and release it for PS3 already....geezz

Posted by Tylea002

Is "GTA5" a typo or did I miss an announcement?

Posted by iAmJohn

Can't wait for Gran Turismo 5: Prologue 2: Gran Turismoer.

Posted by snide

@Tylea002


Typo. Thanks for the spot. Now to grab some coffee to wake up :)
Posted by Kowalski

GTA5 :D
I think we'll gonna have wait quite a bit for that one.

They are sure taking their time with GT5. I hope it's worth the wait although I don't think so. Forza Motorsport is just a much much better franchise right now.

Posted by Al3xand3r

Wasn't this discussed a while ago here? I'm pretty sure I've said my piece about it...

Edited by KnifeySpoony

So they really took the car handling complaints from GTA4 to heart huh?


It would be really nice if this had a PC release. Hey Dave, are you looking to sell that G25? :)

Posted by Altersparck

Seriously, this and GT for PSP need to have come out already. The wait wouldn't be so bad if Sony or Polyphony would give a real reason for the delay.

Posted by ahoodedfigure

Is there a racing game that replicates actual races?  Like Le Mans or whatever?  I feel sorta weird when I play these racing games where the cars never wreck, like I'm watching some car commercial that never ends.

Posted by TheHBK

Who cares, there have been so many racing games that are better and more fun and do things better.  This is a driving simulator, I guess, not a fun racing games.
Will there be damage effects?  stop touting the graphics if after 14 years you still cant get this.
Will there be racing AI?  As in, do the drivers actually race you or do they drive their line and drive with you instead.
Will there actually be online racing?  Oh god, this is 2009 but for this game, this is a real question!
Why is it taking so long?  Forza 2 is out, Forza 3 will be out before this game i bet.  PGR3 and 4 came out as well.  The development takes too long and I am pretty sure it wont be justified, PD might be one of the worst timing studios, only behind ID.
Sorry to vent but man, i was looking forward to GT4 and it was supposed to address all these things, it didn't.

Posted by MachoFantastico

Never really understood the love for GT, true it's always looked fantastic but it takes so long to be released and the actual racing is horrid. Actual make it a good racing game then I might be interested, but there a much better racers out there then GT.

Posted by KinjiroSSD

I could care less about GT5. Burnout is all I need in life!

Posted by coonce

i used to love the old gran turismos on ps1 and ps2..... but after forza came out and even after the burnout series.... it feels like scea is getting left in the dust :/

Posted by DevilishSix

What's really sad is that Forza 2 came out two years ago and rumor is Forza 3 will be out for the holidays this year, yet a Gran Turismo proper has yet to be released this gen for PS3.  That franchise has slipped, in my eyes Forza is the new standard.

Posted by ep_driver

What's with people saying GT games aren't good racing games? Just because they're not arcadey doesn't mean they're bad. They're absolutely fantastic if you're looking for an in-depth racing sim. If you're looking for an arcade racing game, turn away from here and go play some Burnout.

Posted by iAmJohn
ep_driver said:
"What's with people saying GT games aren't good racing games?"
The consensus has always been that Gran Turismo's a fantastic driving game but a terrible racing game.
Posted by Zatoichi_Sanjuro

Don't worry. They're working feverishly on GT 5: Prologue 2, with three new tracks and two new cars for only €29.99!

Release date : TBA

Edited by dagas

I rather play Forza 3, the cars just feel so much better, the handling, the physics, everything.

Posted by TooWalrus

I'd like to play this on Xbox. With Tekken 6 and Final Fantasy XIII making their way over to Xbox, my reasons for wanting a Playstation are growing smaller and smaller.

Posted by REDRUN

Good plan, I just want to play a great game and not argue over which version is better on what console. I love Gran Turismo, been a fan since th PS1. I also enjoy the friends I spend my online gaming with on the 360 as well. So I get to have awesome and not worry which system I have to buy to play it, perfect. If they make a feature exclusive or a vehicle like Namco did with Soul Calibur did with the Darth vader and Yoda, I am passing no matter what system it gets released on.

Posted by sloppyjoe

It's a franchise they'd like to continue??  What.. are they not even working on it yet?  That's what he makes it sound like.  Anyways, I love GT and can't wait for a new one.  I held off from the Prologue (don't want to go half-way on this type of game).  Get it done already!!

p.s. dlc idea: new models released after game comes out?  For example you can buy 201X models as they are released in real life.  That would be a cool concept.  Make it the Rock Band (continuous dlc, no new system) of racing simulation.

Edited by LordAndrew
TooWalrus said:
"I'd like to play this on Xbox. With Tekken 6 and Final Fantasy XIII making their way over to Xbox, my reasons for wanting a Playstation are growing smaller and smaller."
Not going to happen. Even if Sony was to cut Polyphony Digital loose, they would probably continue developing exclusively for Sony's platforms for a while simply because those are the systems they're familiar with.
Posted by LiveOrDie1212

the Gran Turismo series was good while it lasted on the ps2. now, personally, i don't really care much for it like i used to. but then again, i don't care much for any racing game.

Edited by Trnck

"GTA5 is still on the practice lap for now."
wat

Posted by agentboolen

Yea this is just the way they seem to treat there fans.  I remember when the PSP first came oh about 4 years ago and there was a sample box of the PSP's Gran Turismo on display as coming soon...  Did that game ever come out???  They like to hype things up but they don't deliever.  In my opinion that is the worst thing to do to there fans, this company is thrash  to me.

Posted by TheMagicalTurtle

Its Vaporware, as far as I'm concerned.

Posted by Milkman

At this point, I'd much rather just play Forza or PGR.

Posted by REDRUN
Trnck said:
""GTA5 is still on the practice lap for now."wat"
TheMagicalTurtle said:
"Its Vaporware, as far as I'm concerned."
I couldn't of said it better.
Posted by Mourer

Well, Gran Turismo 4 Mobile for PSP never happened so yeah...

Posted by Marzy

Maybe it will be on OnLive.

Posted by Lepuke

As great as the Gran Tourismo franchise used to be, I think only but the most stalwart of fanboy's dare call the crap that is GT:P better than Forza.
While in some instances GT:P may be slightly prettier, I think the receipt and performance of GT:P has made Polyphony Digital finally realize things have changed, and they have their work cut out for them with the eventual ensuing GT 5  to reach the new modern standard.

Posted by BlackPuma

By the time this game comes out, the graphics are outdated. And Forza 3 will be out.
I've lost my hope for GT a long time ago.

Posted by spiceninja

I could see it ending up on the PC and maybe the PSP. But I don't think Sony would ever allow it to go to the 360 or Wii.

Posted by RHCPfan24

Well, I don't care that much because Forza has stolen that racing sim spotlight from me with its second installment. GT5 has to do some serious things to get it back.

Posted by TripMasterMunky

Forza 2 definitely stole the spotlight when it comes to simulation racers. At this rate, Forza 3 will come before GT5. I'm still kinda curious how GT5 will turn out though. I don't think it'll be enough to overtake Forza 2/3, but we'll see.

Edited by DavidSnakes

I'd bet my life savings Forza 3 beats GT5 to the market.  Great idea guys, develop for even more platforms and spread your resources even thinner.

Posted by monkeyman864

i realize this will never happen, but GT5 on 360 would be great for me, 

another thing PS2, they just lowered price to boost sales?
Posted by Afroman269

Wow I forgot that this game existed.

Posted by ZeroCast

If this ever happens, I'm telling ya the PS3 would lose a great asset.

Posted by jakob187

Wait...Gran Turismo 5 proper isn't out yet?!


Damn, shows how much I pay attention.  I loved GT3, but GT4 was so much horseshit.
Posted by JJOR64

Maybe they are going to make it for the PS1.  Now that would be crazy.

Posted by StaticFalconar

Hey, I do care, but about the real game and enough with the demos.

Posted by TwoOneFive

this is really old. but come on, he doesn't mean 360. he's talking about PSP

Posted by dsplayer1010

How's GT4 for the PSP coming along Sony?

Posted by Jensonb

I like racing games but man..Eff Gran Turismo. It's like playing a 1997 vision of a racing game with modern technology.

The important upcoming racing game is Formula One 2009

Posted by Heron

Great, there goes my biggest reason to buy a ps3. Now I just have to wait till this generation is over. It'll be something like the release of final fantasy XII for the ps2.

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