Gran Turismo 5 to receive new features in online mode
Today, SCEA producer Takau Imasaki confirmed that the new Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will feature in the online mode an in-game voice chat and private race options. The only bad news is that these new options will not be available from day one. It is probably that the new game which will be launched on March 27 to receive the new options in April or May.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will feature various innovative and revolutionary modes to harness PS3 system’s capabilities while further developing an automotive lifestyle and global community . Among them is Gran Turismo TV, a new dedicated online channel available exclusively from PLAYSTATION®Network that delivers worldwide motorsport programming and manufacturer content.
Additionally, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will support online racing events to foster community competition. A new in-cockpit view will provide a unique perspective for racers and features real-time gauges and human animations that accurately represent the true performance and handling of each vehicle . To extend the realistic driving experience, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is also compatible with the new DUALSHOCK 3 controller, which has vibration functionality.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available for $39.99 SRP on Blu-ray Disc™ (BD) and as a download via PLAYSTATION®Store. The BD version will offer added value with an exclusive behind-the-scenes High Definition (HD) video feature called "Beyond the Apex".