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Gran Turismo 5 Prologue

by Nick Haywood on 29 January 2008, 10:47

Tags: Gran Turismo 5, Sony Online Entertainment (NYSE:SNE), PS3, Racing

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A rather informative fact sheet

Available on Blu-ray Disc and as a download via PLAYSTATION®Network, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue showcases the automotive experience that is imminent with Gran Turismo 5. Featuring over 60 meticulously detailed cars - including vehicles by Ferrari, Audi and Nissan - for users to race on five beautifully rendered reversible tracks from around the globe, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue runs in stunning1080p High Definition.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will also introduce to the franchise an in-cockpit view, providing a unique perspective for racers and featuring real-time gauges and human animations that accurately represent the true performance and handling of each vehicle. Additionally, in conjunction with a robust offline experience, for the first time in the history of the franchise Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will support up to 16 players racing head-to-head online, complete with community events and leaderboards, to quell any question of who is the best driver in the “World of GT.”

Dedicated to expanding the user’s immersion in automotive culture, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will feature access to Gran Turismo™ TV, a dedicated online channel available exclusively from PLAYSTATION Network that delivers some of the greatest motorsport and manufacturer content that television has to offer.


• A first for the franchise, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue supports online racing with up to 16 drivers racing simultaneously on a beautifully rendered race track.
• Race more than 60 high-performance and exhaustively detailed cars, including vehicles from Ferrari, Audi, Nissan and Mitsubishi.
• Race on five stunningly realistic tracks, including the Eiger Nordwand, the London City Track and Suzuka.
• A new physics engine delivers next-generation vehicle handling. True to the heritage of the Gran Turismo franshise, this new physics engine provides unprecedented realism and authentic handling specific to each car.
• A new in-cockpit view provides a unique perspective for racers and features a customized dashboard for each of the cars in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. Real-time gauges and human animations accurately represent the true performance and handling of each vehicle.
• All-new and improved opponent AI for a nail-biting and more strategic race racing experience.
• Access to Gran Turismo TV: a clearinghouse of great motoring TV (video) programming (both HD and SD – all broadcast quality) online through PLAYSTATION Network.
• To extend the realistic driving experience, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is also compatible with the new DUALSHOCK®3 controller, which has vibration functionality.
• Quick Tune facility allows you to adjust power, tires, suspension and more.
• Gran Turismo 5 Prologue runs in stunning High Definition at 1080p (race: 1080p-60fps, replay: 1080p-30fps)

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Has anybody played both GT5 Prologue and Forza 2, if so, which would you say is better? I'd prefer the answer to be orientated around the driving sense, rather than graphics.

Reason I ask is I love Forza 2 and racing games in general, if GT5 is as good to drive as Forza 2, it might just sway me into buying a PS3.
ive just got my PS3 (mainly for blu ray) but i downloaded the GT5 prologue and to be honest im not that impressed, so far ive only unlocked the cars up to the Ferrari (about 8 or 9) and they dont really drive that well or differently.

where as ive had my 360 since launch and play Forza 2 & GPR4 all the time and i prefer them.
i downloaded the GT5 prologue and to be honest im not that impressed

That because it's a demo, 1 track 10 cars also with drift mode, the demo's ok for a little while, yes it does look beautiful but gt5 prologue is coming march with lots more cars and tracks, now that will be one to get, BUT….. it's still really a (proper)demo of gt5 the main game which wont be out till later this year.
i thought it was bad…looks like GT1
i thought it was bad…looks like GT1

lol, i bet if i set up my old psone with gt1 on a 32“ crt and then gt hd, on my 50” and i bet you wont be able to tell the difference. :confused: