Here are some photos and a video of the upcoming Gran Turismo 5 videogame. Be warned, I will not be responsible for the sudden urge to go out and buy a Playstation 3 just so you can play this game when it is released! I must say it looks even more realistic compared to Gran Turismo 3 and 4 which were Playstation 2 titles, thanks to the much higher capabilities of the Playstation 3.
For those not in the know, the Gran Turismo series is widely considered the best driving simulation available for the PlayStation and Playstation 2, and this will be the series’ first title for the PS3. Swedish rock band The Cardigans even named one of their albums after the game, as they played it alot during the album’s recording sessions. They even composed a song for the game titled “My Favourite Game”.
A first for the Gran Turismo series is a realistic in-car view which will accurately follow the design of the production car’s dashboards. Perhaps I shouldn’t say production as cars that are still concepts at this stage (but have production version spyshots though) are included in the game such as the Nissan GT-R. The sweet new Audi R8 is also available for you to trash around the track.
Anyway, more photos and two videos after the jump.
Video: Gran Turismo 5 Promo
Video: Gran Turismo HD Engine demo using old Gran Turismo game cars