Gran Turismo 5 Prolouge will be a free download on PSN

GameSpot UK ran an interview with series creator Kazunori Yamauchi. Amongst several aspects revealed during the interview, Yamauchi informed GameSpot that Gran Turismo 5 Prolouge will be a free download on the online Playstation Network. Yamauchi said they had played with the idea of charging for the download(and internet rumors ran rampant that it would be up to $40), but had decided that, for the moment, it will be a free download. If that doesn’t excite Sony fans, GT5P is also confirmed to use rumble, meaning that we could be seeing the SixAxis Shock sometime in 2007.

Gran Turismo 5 Prolouge is set to have upwards of 20 cars, ranging from Volkswagen Golfs to Ferrari F430s. Players will also be able to finally take the race online, competing against up to 8 players in the GT5P.

Gran Turismo has tradionally been a huge system seller for Sony, with GT3 and GT4 selling over 15 million copies. This announcement should definitely garner some much needed attention for the PS3. GT5P is due out in 2007, around November. The release date for Gran Turismo 5 is still up in the air. Its expected to release in early 2008, but knowing Polyphony’s track record, expect the game closer to 2009.

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~ by exgn on August 26, 2007.

One Response to “Gran Turismo 5 Prolouge will be a free download on PSN”

  1. […] Sony would charge $30 – $40 for the demo. However, at the Leipzig GC2007 conference, series creator Yamauchi indicated that the demo would be a free download on the PSN. This raises the question then: Will Sony charge its unknowing customers for a Blu Ray […]

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