Yamauchi: PS3 restricted Gran Turismo 5

Sunday, 7th November 2010 12:53 GMT By Joe Anderson


“It’s just not got the power, captain.”

Gran Turismo guru and Polyphony boss Kaz Yamauchi has said PS3 restricted him when it came to developing his latest game, Gran Turismo 5.

“Software has to be created under the restriction of the hardware,” he said to Esquire Magazine UK. “With each new PlayStation, the vessel has become bigger, but it’s still not enough.

“With Gran Turismo 5 we’ve made it as clean and beautiful as possible within the confines of the space we’re given – but of course there’s a lot more that we want to put in.”

Thankfully, according the man himself, Gran Turismo 5 has now gone gold, so any improvements he does want to make will just have to be left for Gran Turismo 6.

Gran Turismo 5 is still on for a release this year, although exactly when that will be has not yet been announced.

Thanks, CVG.



  1. Freek

    So we’re just outright flame baiting the fanboys now? This should be a fun thread. ;)

    #1 4 years ago
  2. CaptPierce

    I’m not saying consoles don’t have their limits, but I think Yamauchi was given enough time to put in ideas that could last till the PS5. Why you keep saying it’s something else’s fault is beyond me.

    Regardless, I’m playing this game anyway, and can’t wait to try it out. :)

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Psychotext

    I’d love to see what the GT team could do on a high end PC. I get the feeling it would be utterly mindblowing.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Yoshi

    @3 They would never finish it, new gfx cards,processors, motherboards come out all the time and they would just keep trying to update to the newest one :P So they would never finish the game.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. mathare92

    So GT5 could have been better if the PS3 was more powerful. Well, that seems like quite an obvious statement to make.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    Ha, fair point Yoshi, but I was specifically thinking of them targeting a specific high end CPU / GPU combo rather than trying to get it working on different ones / the latest and greatest.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. James Mac

    *cough* Bullshit *cough*

    #7 4 years ago
  8. KAP

    Yamauchi, is an artist.. a perfectionist. What ever projects he does (specially his own) essentially can never be finished. Its the nature of the beast.

    It really goes without saying though?

    e.g He can have PS7 in his hands, he’ll still say the same.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. mojo

    James Mac:
    the article is nearly 1 and a half year old.
    furthermore i tend to believe a first party developer and vice president of SCE more than some random cross plattform developer.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. The_Deleted

    Can you imagine living with this guy? He is never happy.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. matpunk88

    Ok Kaz Yamauchi, That means Gran turismo 6 gonna be on a Playstation 4 i suppose? -.-

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Erthazus

    “*cough* Bullshit *cough*

    Oh yeah, thats why i see bland textures everywhere and textures loading IN The Game in Crysis 2.

    No one maxed out PS3 and 360. Oh yeah…

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Maxey

    Sony didn’t think long term when they only put 256mb of ram on the PS3. 512mb of ram in addition to the 256mb of vram should have been better for the long term development.

    BTW, anyone who thought Crysis 2 was going to have revolutionary graphics on consoles with no texture streaming and pop-up was simply delusional.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. M2Kx

    So he says: “If I had better hardware, I could make a better game” OH F**K REALLY?!

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Psychotech

    i think he politely implies what other Sony 1st party devs mentioned for their games. “It’s only possible on the ps3″
    but still it’s not enough

    #15 4 years ago
  16. KAP

    You know what they say: “A bad workmen always blames his tools”

    #16 4 years ago
  17. NoxNoctisUmbra

    thats why GT6 has to be made for PS4. PS4 and new Xbox should have at least 4 BG of RAM. and a lot more powerful CPUs. Not to mention Graphic cards with 1 gig each.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. MM360

    Another 5 year wait lol

    At least GT5 : is out soon hopefully

    #18 4 years ago
  19. Jet Black


    It is worrying however that Yamauchi would release a comment like this on the eleventh hour before release, is he insinuating that GT5 is not going to live up to everyone’s huge expectations? a comment like this could be read as Yamauchi covering his end if GT5 does not meet the incredibly high public anticipation…

    #19 4 years ago
  20. LOLshock94

    gt5s graphics are shit anyways specially the prologue worst graphics on the ps3

    #20 4 years ago
  21. back_up

    but PS3 is capable of 4d and 120 fps and GT5 will be run only at 60fps that proves PS3 is not powerful

    #21 4 years ago
  22. OrbitMonkey

    *Puts on Boromir voice* “oh good they brought a troll”.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. metamorphic

    What he’s saying is that the reach and depth of Gran Turismo is so far-reaching that it would encompass several game generations into the future until it achieves total symmetry. Only a fool would interpret it in any other way.

    #23 4 years ago
  24. M2Kx

    @23: No not at all. It just means: “Guys it’s the freakin’ best racing sim in the world that’s possible on this great console!!1111 BUY THIS!!11″

    It’s just hype, nothing more and nothing less. And as you see, it works.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. Gekidami

    Apparently copies of the game are “in the wild” right now:
    (Fakery possible)

    Seems imminent.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. metamorphic

    Yes, it actually is. Anything that is hyped obviously has factors that result in its hype, such as expectations and the quality and reputation of that product. And of course, someone’s vision can be limitless and they can look ahead, like if they wanted to include say, twenty thousand cars. That shows ambition. That is also common sense; perhaps you should take some classes in it.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. Kuwabara

    Kojima said the same thing about the graphics of mg4 because of the limits of the ps3, but then u get games like uncharted 1 and 2 after it that blow it away. But i think yamauchi is talking about scope. This is what this gen and next gen will be about. its no longer about graphics, cause we have been awed in graphics since ps2 era and before it. True next gen games will be about fitting many characters on screen, having thousands of buildings viewable with massive landscapes and stuff going all around it, and a giant leap in explosions and destructible environemtns and physics. For example uncharted 2 with the view of the massive city as u walk around, resistance 2 with the city being burnt and stuff happening in the back ground, now imagine all this and times it by 10 or 50. I think the only thing that can be added to gt5 are better crowds and more cars on screen.

    #27 4 years ago
  28. M2Kx

    @26: Don’t get me wron, I understand all of that but, we are a few days away from the release and now he begins that kind of talk? I don’t mind if some devs are talking about the future, their projects etc. But this is obviously just marketing and it makes me kinda angry that we have almost 30 comments here :P

    #28 4 years ago
  29. naffgeek

    @29 ebay21 please fuck off

    #29 4 years ago
  30. sonny

    So if the packshots are 4real, it’s 250 MB minimum and 10 GB recommended for the installation (as it was said before). I obviously need to get rid of some demos on my 40 GB PS3 then :)

    #30 4 years ago
  31. albo88

    i am a Microsoft fanboy i like xbox as i like game for Windows but ill have to say something here
    this guy Yamauchi is just trying to cover hes failure 5 years working in a game or 6 cos the last GT who was a real retail was GT4 in 2004 or something for ps2

    #31 4 years ago

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