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Tue, Sep 29, 2009 | 19:47 BST
Former Late Night host Jay Leno told Sony during an interview for the September issue of Qore, that lending his voice to Gran Turismo PSP was “an honor” and a “big thrill” for the comedian as he is a fan of the games and a maniac car-collector.
When asked about his involvment with the game, Leno said it all began when the developers asked if they could visit his legendary garage and record the different engine sounds his cars make.
“I guess they heard I had some unusual cars and they wanted to come here and record the sounds,” said Leno. “To me it was great, because as a kid, I used to buy those records – where other kids were playing the Beatles – I would have the record of the BRM 16-cylinder….
“So they call me and ask [about the cars] and I said sure it would be fun to do and they asked if I wanted to add my voice to it, and I think it’s a huge honor…and yeah it’s a big thrill.”
He waffles on a bit there, being funny and cute and such, so we didn’t type those parts so you could watch and hear it yourself.
More through the US PS Blog.
Thu, Jun 04, 2009 | 17:50 BST
Kazunori Yamauchi was on hand at E3 to talk about not only Gran Turismo coming to PSP, but GT5 as well, and it seems there were a few challenges concerning the PSP version.
Yamauchi said the reason the racer took so long coming to PSP was for a variety of reasons, but mainly the CPU and screen.
“There were a lot of obstacles; the small screen, the lesser CPU power, the lower graphics processing power, and the small amount of memory,” he told Edge in an interview.
“We went through and checked out a lot of the other racing games on PSP, and there’s not a single one that lives up to the Gran Turismo quality.
“We had to work very hard to get it to that level.”
While he admits that there will be no DLC for the PSP version, he is rather excited about Go! and the team is trying to make the download as compact as possible. The goal is to get it within a gigabyte.
In closing, he said that development on Gran Turismo 5 is going well, and may possibly include a crossplatform interface with PSP.
“Development is going well,” he said. “We could put it out at any time, or we could carry on working on it. There’s always something to polish.
“We’re actually thinking about making the PSP garage compatible with the PS3 garage.”
More through the link.
Tue, Jun 02, 2009 | 21:18 BST
Sony has announced that Gran Turismo on PSP has 800 cars and 35 tracks.
Single player has mission challenge mode, along with normal races.
Yamauichi emphasizes that it’s not a shrunken down version of Gran Turismo.
Trading and sharing of cars between your garage and those of other players is a PSP-specific feature.
Game is designed so that trading with friends makes acquiring cars much easier.