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Gran Turismo “to continue on as many platforms as possible,” PC gamers have large party

Monday, 6th April 2009 08:50 GMT By Patrick Garratt

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SCEA marketing head John Koller has dropped a heavy hint that Gran Turismo’s future may not be limited to just PSP and PS3.

“[Polyphony Digital] report directly into our CEO, Kaz Hirai, so it’s a little bit of a ‘wait and see’,” the exec told VG247 when asked when we can expect to see GT5.

“But we look for that franchise to continue on as many platforms as possible.”

Koller said in the same interview, recorded at GDC, that Sony is currently looking at “GT5 across all platforms, just to see what makes the most sense.”

PC gamers may do well to get excited by the talk. Polyhony head Kazunori Yamauchi’s already said that “perhaps [GT5] comes to the PC,” talking specifically of a Chinese launch.

It doesn’t take the hugest leap of logic to guess Koller may be talking about a PC SKU here.

E3, kids.

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  1. Grimrita

    Excited over GT5? urgh not a chance! Why would I want a ‘racer’ where cars bounce off each other? Give me something like GRID any day of the week!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    Yeah, ‘cos cars don’t bounce off each other in GRID, do they???

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Harry

    The PC has plenty of racers that make this “sim” look like an arcade game. I don’t think PC is the right direction for the franchise – bringing it into the 21st century is.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. G1GAHURTZ

    “The PC has plenty of racers that make this “sim” look like an arcade game.”

    Well maybe people prefer arcade games then, because I seriously doubt that any of them have sold anywhere near as many copies as the GT series.

    If the GT games are so much more popular than the likes of the GTR series, why wouldn’t PC gamers want to play them too?

    #4 5 years ago
  5. DeathroW22

    @Author.

    Are you really that stupid?
    “But we look for that franchise to continue on as many platforms as possible.”

    Keyword, CONTINUE – Gran turismo 6 – playstation 4?

    #5 5 years ago
  6. Patrick Garratt

    He was talking specifically about GT5.

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Cort

    @Grimrita,

    And why would I want to race with big pivot poles through the centre of my cars? I like may race sims with realistic physics, not arcade physics from 1985.

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Grimrita

    LOL @ cort – grow up. GRID hasnt any ‘pivot poles’ theres even a video out there showing that it hasnt. Maybe you should actually play GRID first before making such a comment?

    And I prefer actual damage, rather then unrealistic racing.

    #8 5 years ago
  9. G1GAHURTZ

    This one’s even better…

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Posting bug vids is a little pointless… virtually all games have got them. It’s like looking at one of these vids:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ0efdot1sw http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDSl1ksuOgU

    …and saying that GT5:P doesn’t have realistic vehicle physics because of it.

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Retroid

    I’ve been less than impressed with GT5:P personally.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. G1GAHURTZ

    “Posting bug vids is a little pointless… virtually all games have got them. It’s like looking at one of these vids:”

    GT5P doesn’t have realistic physics. I never said that it did.

    My point was that GRID is a bit of a mess and its physics engine can turn totally comical all too often.

    I played the demo and at one point my car ended up balancing perfectly upright on its nose after being sandwiched between two other cars!

    The pysics in GRID are broken, and using it as an example that makes GT5′s bumber car physics look bad is way off.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. Cort

    @Grimrita, I played the demo and that was enough to put me off. Later I did a race on a friend’s console and that confirmed my opinion of the game. You see, I find that playing a game is much better than watching a video to get a feel for physics, gameplay etc, but clearly you disagree. Hated the physics and the graphics made me think I had cataracts.

    And don’t be a hypocrite. My post was no more immature than your initial post. Get off your high horse and practice what you preach.

    #13 5 years ago
  14. ecu

    I like Gran Turismo, the important thing to remember is that it’s a car simulation, not a racing simulation. There’s a difference. As a car sim, it’s extremely good.

    #14 5 years ago
  15. G1GAHURTZ

    Eh??

    Please excuse my ignorance… What exactly is the difference between a car simulation and a racing simulation?

    #15 5 years ago
  16. Syrok

    In one you race pretty cars, in the other one you look at very pretty cars.

    #16 5 years ago
  17. G1GAHURTZ

    Oh right! and here I was all that time thinking that I was actually supposed to be racing when I was playing Gran Turismo…

    Silly me.

    #17 5 years ago
  18. Syrok

    No, no it’s just car porn.

    #18 5 years ago
  19. ecu

    Please excuse my ignorance… What exactly is the difference between a car simulation and a racing simulation?

    Car sim is a simulation of cars and their performance, mods, accurate representations and time trials.

    Racing sim tries to replicate real race conditions.

    As much as in real life, tweaking your car to shave that extra 100th of a second off your lap time is a totally different ball game to going head to head with a grid full of cars, it’s different in this game. I used to hate Gran Turismo until I realised I was looking for the wrong thing in the game. Now I love it, and I almost exclusively play it in time trials, against the clock, then getting it back to the garage to make the adjustments. I know the game has racing modes, but I’m convinced they’re just there because the game would sell about 10 copies if they weren’t. The GT team are petrolheads, not race drivers.

    #19 5 years ago
  20. onyxbox

    “just to see what makes the most sense.”

    Wii waggle controls!

    Yeay…. (tries to play Mario kart with cheap plastic steering wheel)oh… perhaps not.

    :-/

    #20 5 years ago
  21. mykem

    I love both GRID and GT5P and while GRID is more fun then GT5P, the latter takes the crown when it comes to real driving physics. BTW, I use the G25 wheel on both the game. But when it coems to car modeling- there’s no doubt Polyphony Digital is one of the best out there.

    #21 5 years ago
  22. SlayerGT

    No faith? It’ll sell systems guaranteed.

    #22 5 years ago
  23. No_PUDding

    If there’s damage on GT5 I will be happy.

    I have waited forever for that, and I have a suspscion it won’t be there again.

    But if it comes on PC it will be after GT5 Spec 3 is released.

    #23 5 years ago
  24. kaiju

    Hahahaha! Polyphony is a wholly owned Sony subsidiary. All the money comes back to Sony and tagging it as a loss of exclusive is just for the headlines. It’s Sony’s choice to put in it on a non-competing format and the enthusiasts will love it. Putting it out on the PC is no loss as it’s a piece of piss to convert due to most of development it will be running on a PC emulator as well as the PS3 dev kits. Only thing to worry about it PC spec.

    #24 5 years ago
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    #25 5 years ago