News: The prequel to own of the PS3's hottest games will be available to everyone.
Sony Europe has revealed that Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, the "prequel" to next year's premier racer on the PS3, will be available both for download on the PlayStation Network and in stores as a Blu-Ray disc.
The demo will be available by the end of the year and it will be jam-packed with features not found in your typical demo. They include:
The first ever Gran Turismo title with online racing: Drive online against up to 16 other Gran Turismo aces
Race a total of over 40 stunning, high-performance cars
Race on seriously realistic, real life tracks including the Eiger Nordwand, the London City Track and Suzuka, then race them in reverse and with alternative routes
All-new physics engine means true next-generation vehicle handling
All-new and improved opponent AI for a nail-biting race experience
Access to Gran Turismo TV: A world of great motoring TV programming online
Online Dealership: Access to car manufacturers online
My Garage: A personalised homepage feature with friends, chat and personal game records
Quick Tune facility allows you to adjust power, tyres, suspension and more
All in stunning High Definition at 1080p (Race: 1080p @ 60fps, Replay: 1080p @ 30fps)
While Sony has yet to confirm if we in North America will be receiving both versions of GT5 Prologue, I'd say it's fair to assume we will.
We'll have more on Gran Turismo 5 Prologue and the full edition of Gran Turismo 5 soon.