GT5 creator says the new game is “90%” done when speaking to USA today. He also revealed some of his inspiration and made some bold claims for the latest incarnation of Gran Turismo.
USA Today also claimed that “The plan is to have about 70 tracks and close to1,000 cars. Work continues on the game at Polyphony Digital after Sony on Wednesday announced that it would be postponed. The U.S. launch had been planned for sometime after the March release in Japan. For now, the game has an undetermined launch date.”
Back in 1997, Kazunori Yamauchi created the first Gran Turismo for the PlayStation console and set the benchmark for console racers and developers. With its slick interface, fantastic simulation and numerous car replica’s, it set the trend in the genre that others have since mimicked and followed. Yamauchi is keen to point out however that he isnt done, when it comes to defining the racing genre on consoles, “This Gran Turismo 5 is going to change all that now. It will change the style of car games in the future. It will be creating a new standard for the genre.”
The 2010 hype around motion control also continued in the interview, but Yamauchi was quick to dismiss any talk that GT5 would have motion controlling options, “It might be used to maybe control the user interface like you would a mouse, but that the extent we would use it for.”