Gran Turismo HD Shown

Uh… Gran Turismo HD doesn’t look so “HD”. Well, for its defense it can say that it’s a prototype!

Message from Kazunori Yamauchi
President, Polyphony Digital
Corporate Executive, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

At this year’s E3 2006, I am excited to provide you a glimpse of our vision for Gran Turismo® by showcasing the technological capabilities of PLAYSTATION®3 with a special playable demo titled “Gran Turismo HD”. Please note that this product does not represent an official product and is merely a prototype.

With the power of PLAYSTATION 3, “Gran Turismo HD” has been prepared in full HD resolution (i.e. 1920 x 1080p, p for progressive) and is displayed at a refresh rate of 60 frames per second. As you may know, this is the highest possible performance available on the latest high definition television and is three times higher in quality than the average high definition quality broadcast where HD-CAM capabilities are at 1450 x 1080i, (i for interlace). Comparatively, the visual quality in “Gran Turismo HD” is 12 times higher than Gran Turismo® 4 on PlayStation® 2, allowing for a world of true high definition, not possible in any other visual format today.

The wait for the next generation of Gran Turismo, post launch of PS3, may not be as long as you think.

Kazunori Yamauchi
Creator of Gran Turismo

And the “HD” screenshots:






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