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Sony repackages Gran Turismo HD as demo
Posted by XanTium | 1-12-2006 19:28 EST
From gamesindustry.biz: [QUOTE] 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. [/QUOTE]
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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.