Gran Turismo 5: Damage Coming! We Swear!

April 2, 2008

GT5 is, to this guy, the first really compelling reason to own a PS3. I suppose an honorable mention goes to the Blu Ray functionality, but the truth is that most people can still live without that.

If you've seen the trailer feartured below, by now you're aware that Gran Turismo 5 is absolutely gorgeous, and the GT series as always been a benchmark for meticulous attention to detail and realistic driving dynamics. But what about deformation?

In a game that prides itself on realism, you'd expect that deformation (i.e. car damage) would be a no brainer. After all, the Forza series has had this feature for quite some time now. But Sony is sticking to this "it's not us, it's the car companies" line when refering to their tardiness to the party.

However, fear not, says GT's creator, Kazanori Yamauchi:

"We've had a lot of discussions with the manufacturers and although atthe beginning they hated the idea of deformation, now they're slowlycoming around to it. We've still got a few to convince, but we will.Expect deformation in the very near future: very, very soon."

So there you have it. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is due to hit store shelves April 17th.