Sony’s E3 press conference is now almost 24 hours away and the community is still very much buzzing about the upcoming release of Gran Turismo 5 for the Playstation 3.
With the E3 still in full swing, more and more details on the upcoming title are revealed, providing us with a mix of good and bad news. Eurogamer has published a very interesting hands-on article that contains clarification on several issues.
First of all, the mystery about what separates the premium from the non-premium cars is finally here. Over 800 cars in GT5 will be non-premium cars that have been brought over from GT4, these cars will not have interior! It’s not all bad though as the non-premium cars apparently look splendid too, the muscle cars in this preview batch are said to be non-premium models.
The remaining 200 cars are premium models made specifically for Gran Turismo 5, featuring detailed interior and modelled underbodies that will be visible thanks to cars being able to flip and roll.
As confirmed before, Gran Turismo 5 will feature several NASCAR cars and tracks, the title will also include the NASCAR-specific rules such as pace cars, restarts and such. The NASCAR cars will have the most extensive damage model as cars can be smashed into small pieces.
Polyphony Digital has also revealed a feature-rich online mode that will include personal blogs, messaging and more. For more info, check out Eurogamers’ excellent article. To round things out, you can find two new HD videos of the E3 demo below, showing the Rome street circuit and the Circuit de la Sarthe in action.
Gran Turismo 5 will be bringing 1000 cars and over 60 tracks to the Playstation 3, including new features such as damage, weather and day/night effects. GT5 will be one of the first six Playstation 3 games to be available in 3D. The title will be out on November 2nd in the North & Latin America, release dates for Europe and Japan have not been confirmed yet.