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#1 PS3Scene


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Posted 02 December 2006 - 01:28 AM

Sony repackages Gran Turismo HD as demo
Posted by XanTium | 1-12-2006 19:28 EST

From gamesindustry.biz:

Sony and Polyphony Digital have scrapped plans for a boxed version of Gran Turismo HD for PS3 and now plan to release a GT demo on the PlayStation Store for a limited time instead.

Due out on 24th December, and currently only for Japan, Gran Turismo HD Concept will consist of ten cars and two layouts of a single track according to translations of the announcement and a message from designer Kazunori Yamauchi.

Polyphony now intends to throw all its weight behind Gran Turismo 5 when this is done, although there's the possibility of more "Concept" releases between now and the fifth proper Gran Turismo title's release, which is expected in 2008.

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 01:38 AM

Oh joy a demo... another Sony letdown...

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Posted 02 December 2006 - 02:01 AM

QUOTE(Ninja Sniper X @ Dec 1 2006, 04:45 PM) View Post

Oh joy a demo... another Sony letdown...

...so you were excited about having to pay for each car after having paid for the game?

makes me wonder if they canned it because of the bad press, or PS network issues...

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Posted 03 December 2006 - 07:42 PM

They can still release car and track packs for the demo. And they can still charge you for them. Releasing the basic game as a demo gets them around having to add the expense of a blueray disk to the sale.

Restricting the initial release to just Japan is probably to make sure the network can handle it.

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