-- Weather has been semi-confirmed for a long time, but I guess this can kinda make it official.What can we look forward to when Gran Turismo 5 releases on PlayStation 3?
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-enhacing graphical effects such as damage, night racing and weather.
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.
This time around Gran Turismo is likely not just to be the definitive driving experience but a definitive gaming experience full stop.
From a huge interview with the president of SCE Worldwide.
PlayStation 3 News Articles: - Talking games with Shuhei Yoshida
-- Track Creator... Been rumored for awhile, now that this makes it sort of official the next question is, "What does it entail?". Will it be from scratch, or will it be like the MX games where you lay prebuilt sections? Will it be a full creator or just an editor? So many questions... so little answers.
-- Karting, this sounds cool hopefully they are proper shifter-karts and not some stupid little mini-game toy karts.
-- The stunt arena thing kinda scares me, when I think of that I think of the Stunt Arena from the Flatout games. However this article is from Europe, which makes me hope that "chucking cars around stunt arenas" translates to Drifting or X-Games style rally, maybe even the Race of Champions.