Shuhei Yoshida confirms GT5 weather, damage, go-karting

By Joe Anderson, Monday, 21 June 2010 19:12 GMT

SCE Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has confirmed a range of major features that will be found in Gran Turismo 5.

Speaking in an interview with PlayStation.com, the Sony man revealed some interesting information.

Gran Turismo 5 will offer gamers an experience more rich, more in-depth and more exciting than they might expect – even from a series as closely identified with innovation and invention as Gran Turismo.

“Not only will Gran Turismo 5 deliver an even more comprehensive set of cars and courses than gamers saw with previous iterations, it will also feature new game-enhancing graphical effects such as damage, night racing and weather.”

He went on, saying:

“These innovations are twinned with the option to join millions of like-minded individuals globally within the Gran Turismo community and to find a driving experience to suit, whether that is taking on the Top Gear test track, chucking cars around stunt arenas, go-karting, creating and sharing your own track or intense head-to-head races. Who, where and what to drive is completely down to the individual.”

Although it has previously been said that some of these features, such as the weather system and the damage would potentially make the game, it has never actually been 100 percent until now.

A ton of press released information on GT5 emerged from E3 last week, including word on 1,000 cars and 20 tracks with 70 variants.

The game was confirmed in the Sony press conference as releasing on November 2 in the US.

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