Those looking forward to Gran Turismo 5 for PS3 can now mark their calendars, as Sony has announced that it will release Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, a preview of the full game, at the end of this year. Prologue will feature forty cars, new physics engine and up to 16-player online racing via PlayStation Network.
Cars by Lotus, Nissan and Ferrari will be available for riding around in various tracks including the Eiger Nordwand, the London City track and Suzuka. It will feature Gran Turismo TV, letting players view matches, as well as a couple of other online functions such as online dealership, a My Garage function and more.
Gran Turismo 5, the full title, launches next year. Prologue is intended to serve as an indication of things to come.
A new Gran Turismo 5 Prologue video has made its way out of Leipzig. It shows off about three minutes of gameplay and car porn.
Word came out from the Tokyo PlayStation Premier event that the preview version of Gran Turismo 5 will be available for dlownload from the Japanese PlayStation Store this October. Dubbed Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, the game will feature online play and a number of different vehicles, including some unrevealed concept cars.
No details regarding pricing have been divulged yet. It is also not known whether it will be released in other regions as well.