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Next Gran Turismo will come in installments September 22, 2006

Posted by Al in : games,interesting , trackback

I’m not sure what to think about the news article about Gran Turismo available here and here. Apparently the next Gran Turismo game, which is not the complete GT5, more the equivalent of GT3:Prologue, will ship with either no cars and tracks or with a small amount of each (30 cars and 2 tracks) depending on how much you pay for it.

Now I’ve been thinking for a while that they should build Gran Turismo with “hooks” from which they can attach either cars, tracks or music. You could then have expansion packs available at a later date. However Sony and Polyphony Digital have decided to go one step further and make you buy what you want/need as required. Although this is good in you don’t have to have any Vauxhall Corsa’s, or Citroen C1’s, interspersed with cars you would actually want to own, and no more oval circuits either. At the same time this does mean that any really anal types who are desperate to complete the game will need to fork out a bit more than usual. With around 750 cars available at between $0.50 and $1.00 and 50 tracks costing $1.75 to $4.25 then you could end up spending the best part of $1,000 to complete the game. And given that they could just release more at any time I’d hate to think how much this could cost, however this may be Sony’s only way of recouping their costs for the loss they are making with Blu-Ray and the PS3 itself.


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