At some point, Kazunori Yamauchi and his team at Polyphony Digital are going to be forced to stop adding functionality to the eternally in-development Gran Turismo 5
. Until then, they continue to announce new features at every major press event. At this year's TGS, it's "Gran Turismo Anywhere," a new web portal for the racing sim. Features of GTA – actually, let's just call it Gran Turismo Anywhere – include My Home, which includes message boards, photo sharing, and the like, as well as Remote Races, which isn't real-time racing over the web, but rather a racing team management simulation.
Yamauchi also announced the X1, a virtual super car in Gran Turismo 5
that seeks to answer the following question: "What would a racing car, freed of all technical regulations look like?" Because F1 cars, rally cars, NASCAR cars, and go-karts just weren't enough, now GT5
also has make-believe cars in its virtual garage. Some more pics of Yamauchi's presentation after the break, but first a poll!
What will be real first?
|The X1 super car, freed of all technical regulations||1585 (60.5%)|
|Gran Turismo 5||1034 (39.5%)|