Gran Turismo 5 Prologue for the PS3 will finally be dropping here in the States on April 17th. The game will go for $39.99 and you will have the choice of downloading the game from the PlayStation Store or buying the disc copy. The hard copy will come with a bonus behind-the-scenes video called “Beyond the Apex”.
There will be over 60 cars to choose from and will support up to 16 players online all at a beautiful 60 frames per second and 1080p. The new cockpit view will allow you to see all of your gauges and animations in real time adding more realism to one of the most realistic racing games on the market as it is. GT5P will of course utilize the new DualShock 3 controller when it finally comes out here too. Finally, GT5P will also be launching Gran Turismo TV, which is a dedicated online channel that will have motorsport programming and manufacturer content.
Maybe it’s because I’m so easy to please, but little bits of detail like real time gauge simulation gets me excited. They have put in so much detail and realism as it is that it just blows my mind to see them even do something like this. Hit the jump for the PR and let us know how happy you PS3 owners are now that you’re getting a triple A title finally.
Gran Turismo(TM) 5 Prologue Races to North America on April 17 Exclusively onPLAYSTATION(R)3Billion Dollar Selling Franchise Sets Date and Price for the RacingPhenomenon's Next IterationFOSTER CITY, Calif., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Computer EntertainmentAmerica Inc. (SCEA) announced today the April 17 North American ship date forGran Turismo(TM)5 Prologue, available exclusively on PLAYSTATION(R)3(PS3(TM)). Developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., Gran Turismo 5 Prologue willbe available for $39.99 SRP on Blu-ray Disc(TM) (BD) and as a download viaPLAYSTATION(R)Store. The BD version will offer added value with an exclusivebehind-the-scenes High Definition (HD) video feature called "Beyond the Apex."Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, an intense precursor to Gran Turismo(TM)5,features over 60 meticulously detailed vehicles from manufacturers such asFerrari, Audi and Nissan. Users will experience the vehicle-specific physicstechnology and intricate graphical rendering that Polyphony Digital isrenowned for. Additionally, for the first time in the history of thefranchise, users can race online -- at 60 fps (frames per second) in stunning1080p HD* -- with up to 16 vehicles at a time on beautifully rendered tracksfrom around the globe, including Daytona International Speedway(R) and aLondon City track."Ten years following the introduction of Gran Turismo(TM) on PS one(R),Gran Turismo 5 Prologue delivers the most realistic and technologicallyadvanced racing experience on any platform," said Jeff Reese, director,software marketing, SCEA. "With 1080p graphics, revolutionary online featureslike Gran Turismo(TM) TV and the new in-cockpit racing view, the world'sbest-selling racing franchise will once again set the standard for racinggames."Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will feature various innovative and revolutionarymodes to harness PS3 system's capabilities while further developing anautomotive lifestyle and global community. Among them is Gran Turismo(TM)TV,a new dedicated online channel available exclusively fromPLAYSTATION(R)Network that delivers worldwide motorsport programming andmanufacturer content. Additionally, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will supportonline racing events to foster community competition. A new in-cockpit viewwill provide a unique perspective for racers and features real-time gauges andhuman animations that accurately represent the true performance and handlingof each vehicle. To extend the realistic driving experience, Gran Turismo 5Prologue is also compatible with the new DUALSHOCK(R)3 controller, which hasvibration functionality.