'Gran Turismo 5' Launch Trailer Celebrates the Title's Belated Release

Gran Turismo 5 Soundtrack Races To Stores Today

The day many racing game fans thought would never come is finally here. Gran Turismo 5 has been released into the wild for everyone (who has a PS3) to enjoy. In celebration of the launch, Sony has released a new trailer with footage of all the different types of tracks, cars, and weather effects that are packed in the game.

For those gamers who might be unfamiliar with the title here’s a brief overview of what comes packed in the GT5 box:

"Not only will you be able to play with over 1,000 licensed cars from the world’s top manufacturers, race on more than 20 tracks with over 70 variations of famous world circuits, city courses, snow and dirt, and original environments popular to fans, but also experience new features BRAND NEW to the franchise. These include real-time car damage, dynamic weather effects, kart racing, access to select NASCAR cars, a Course Maker and of course, robust online community features. And did we mention that all of this is also compatible with awe-inspiring stereoscopic 3D right out of the box?"

Now that GT5 has finally been released, year’s worth of speculation can either be confirmed or denied as gamers dive deep into what Polyphony Digital has worked so hard on. While it might not be the equivalent of gaming’s Avatar for some, there are certainly tons of racing game fans that have been agonizing over this game’s release, especially with the heartbreaking delays.

Take a look at this bountiful offering in the trailer below:


If there was any positive that came from the delays of Gran Turismo, it is most definitely the quality of the game. The game exudes a polish that appears to be second to none. On top of that, the offering of tracks and cars is simply staggering. It’s no wonder that the game packs in a 6.4 GB install.

For a long time it didn’t look like Gran Turismo 5 was ever going to see the light of day, as the development team could never achieve the perfection they were satisfied with. Sales numbers will dictate whether or not gamers are as interested in the title as they might have been a couple years earlier, but nonetheless there are a millions of gamers thankful the game is finally here.

Any gamers out there planning to pick up Gran Turismo 5 today? Be sure to let us know your first impressions of the game in the comments below.

Gran Turismo 5 is available now for the PlayStation 3.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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