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Posted 29 August 2007 - 03:54 AM

GT5 Prologue Press Release - Not Free?
Posted by XanTium | 28-8-2007 22:54 EST

From the Sony press release:

New prequel an early taste of Gran Turismo 5 for PLAYSTATION3 - A taste of Gran Turismo 5 for PLAYSTATION 3 is here at the end of this year - Up to 16-player online racing on PLAYSTATION Network - a Gran Turismo first! - Over 40 dream cars, High Definition graphics, new physics engine... and a TV channel

The real driving simulator that's sold 50 million units is back: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and Polyphony Digital are pleased to announce Gran Turismo™5 Prologue, a prequel title showcasing the forthcoming Gran Turismo5 for PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3) - available both on Blu-ray disc and as a download from PLAYSTATION Network (PSN) at the end of this year. Gran Turismo on PlayStation is one of the most successful global gaming franchises of the last ten years - renowned for its realism, quality of design and in-car physics technology - now, with the power of PS3™ behind it, it's going to be unstoppable.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue features over 40 stunning cars - including vehicles by Lotus, Mitsubishi, Nissan and Ferrari for you to race on seriously realistic, real-life tracks: including the Eiger Nordwand, the London City Track and Suzuka - all rendered in incredible High Definition graphics. There's also all-new driving physics for the most lifelike driving experience ever and new, improved opponent artificial intelligence for the toughest race challenge yet.

But that's not all - for the first time ever in the history of Gran Turismo, you'll now be able to race online. Up to 16 players will be able to go head-to-head on some of the world's best racetracks on PLAYSTATION®Network™ - all you need to get racing is a broadband connection and PS3™. Once you're up and revving, Global Online Rankings and the My Garage homepage feature will leave the world in no doubt as to just who is the best at Gran Turismo.

And then there's the Online Dealership, providing a wealth of information on cars and manufacturers and also Gran Turismo™ TV - a dedicated online channel available exclusively from PSN and packed with some of the greatest content that Motorsport, car manufacturers and TV has to offer.

Key Features:
* The first ever Gran Turismo title with online racing: drive online against up to 16 other Gran Turismo aces
* Race a total of over 40 stunning, high-performance cars
* Race on seriously realistic, real life tracks including the Eiger Nordwand, the London City Track and Suzuka - then race them in reverse and with alternative routes
* All-new physics engine means true next-generation vehicle handling
* All-new and improved opponent AI for a nail-biting race experience
* Access to Gran Turismo TV : a world of great motoring TV programming online
* Online Dealership: Access to car manufacturers online
* My Garage - a personalised homepage feature with friends, chat and personal game records
* Quick Tune facility allows you to adjust power, tyres, suspension and more
* All in stunning High Definition at 1080p (race: 1080p-60fps, replay: 1080p-30fps)

Gran Turismo 5 - the full title - launches in 2008. Until then, there's enough ultra-realistic, high-speed racing in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue on PS3™ to keep your accelerator firmly to the floor for the rest of the year.

via ps3blog.net

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 07:55 AM

To me it seems like an odd marketing move releasing a, in essence, demo of a game and in fact charging for it. I could understand doing something like the Crackdown/Halo3Beta bundle thing or just releasing the 'demo' as I'm calling it for free over PSN.

I guess I just haven't seen many other cases like this where a company puts so much hype into a demo that they're charging customers for. I haven't seen many cases where a company charges for a demo aswell...


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Posted 29 August 2007 - 11:41 PM

Well that's a novel/stupid concept - BUY demos! dry.gif

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Posted 29 August 2007 - 11:48 PM

QUOTE(epsilon72 @ Aug 30 2007, 12:17 AM) View Post

Well that's a novel/stupid concept - BUY demos! dry.gif

Yep we should all buy Demos...

JK btw.

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Posted 30 August 2007 - 01:27 AM

It's not so novel. They charged for Gran Turismo 4 Prologue so while it hasn't been confirmed to cost money it would not be surprising. They are, however, including more than one would expect from just a demo. People should not immediately label it as a demo and assume it should be free. Instead they should look at the features and decide if there would be some sufficient value for this. From the description here there seems to be enough of a game to be worth a small price.

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Posted 05 September 2007 - 11:29 PM

QUOTE(zero129 @ Aug 30 2007, 12:24 AM) View Post

Yep we should all buy Demos...
JK btw.

yes lets all buy demos, demos that include 40+ cars a hand full of tracks and full online features.... hmmm wait how many cars/tracks and online features did the forza 2 demo have..... erm yeah this isnt quite a demo stop bashing it because ur 360 over heated

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Posted 07 September 2007 - 12:55 AM

QUOTE(zero129 @ Aug 29 2007, 06:24 PM) View Post

Yep we should all buy Demos...
JK btw.

I would definetely buy a demo if it were this big. But not if it has anything to do with Gran Turismo.

It seems like Polyphony Digital just grabbed some stuff from PGR3, and then some stuff from Forza 2 and put them both together. Just IMO.

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