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May 12

Gran Turismo 5, Now With More Nürburgring

Taku Imasaki's Avatar Posted by on May 12, 2010 // Producer, SCEA

Hey, everyone. Taku Imasaki here with a bit of Gran Turismo 5 news. If you saw our website this morning, then you already know about the news.

If you’re a true racing fan, you know that Nürburgring is a world-renowned racing complex in Nürburg, Germany.

It’s known for being extremely challenging, a grueling testing ground for even the most seasoned race drivers and the most highly tuned performance cars. It’s home of various world-famous races including the Nürburgring 24 Hours race, and used as a testing ground for bleeding-edge performance cars by companies like GM, Dodge, Nissan, Lexus, and Ferrari.

Gran Turismo 5: Nurburgring

In the words of Mr. GT, Kazunori Yamauchi himself, “For a car enthusiast, the Nürburgring is the equivalent to what places like the “Eiger Nordwand” or “Mount Everest” means to a mountaineer. There is that special allure about it that you just can’t explain in words.”

Nürburgring is definitely a favorite among GT fans, and I’m excited to share with you that Gran Turismo 5 will feature its three courses: the Grand Prix course, the Nordschleife, and the Nürburgring 24 Hours course. As you can see from these screenshots, these courses have been beautifully recreated. Check out the other five brand new screenshots here.

Gran Turismo 5: Nurburgring

Gran Turismo 5: Nurburgring

And if you happen to be in Germany this weekend for the Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race, you’ll be able to check them out on a brand new GT5 demo we have on display there to commemorate this world-famous race event.

We’re getting close to E3, so be sure to watch the official GT website and the PlayStation.Blog here for the latest news on Gran Turismo 5.

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+ PhrygianX on May 12th, 2010 at 3:04 pm said:

Have a hard time getting excited for this game anymore. Been too long since announcement! Looks beautiful though.


+ iCyCo on May 12th, 2010 at 3:06 pm said:

Can’t view photos… listed as private


+ ndw4 on May 12th, 2010 at 3:06 pm said:

Not that much new info, but I want to see this “new” demo they’re talking about. Hopefully there will be a release date at E3.


+ Lolsa1 on May 12th, 2010 at 3:08 pm said:

Please have a release date a E3. The game looks amazing.


+ IGLOO05 on May 12th, 2010 at 3:08 pm said:



+ megamixer on May 12th, 2010 at 3:08 pm said:

Hard to believe Prologue is already over 2 years old. GT5 is looking great as usual though! It would be nice if we could get weekly GT5 blog posts…


+ Swiftmotionz on May 12th, 2010 at 3:10 pm said:

Seriously though, we need a steady stream of new information. The development team hasn’t been clear about any of the information released so far. Some of us would really like some clarity. Just pretend you haven’t discussed the game yet and start from scratch.


+ Confused_Dude on May 12th, 2010 at 3:11 pm said:

I believe i’ll start the charge here:

Release the damn game!!


+ imajinetion on May 12th, 2010 at 3:12 pm said:

Release the damn game! This is torture!


+ tacitassassin25 on May 12th, 2010 at 3:16 pm said:

yes McLaren F1, I was hoping they would put that car in this game


+ chezstik on May 12th, 2010 at 3:17 pm said:

agreed with PhrygianX. I was avoiding the NFS franchise it hopes of GT5’s release, but got tired of waiting so EA got my cash. If Polyphono releases to close to Sony “Move” they may loose ground to new hardware and title releases, but it’s not like they release a title every year or anything so they’ll have time to play catch up if that is the case.


+ Destiny89 on May 12th, 2010 at 3:18 pm said:

Will there be a release date soon?


+ Trixzter7 on May 12th, 2010 at 3:18 pm said:

My #1 wanted game just got better ^_^


+ Blkant on May 12th, 2010 at 3:21 pm said:

Fans, Now with less patience

We want this game already… I want to drive at night when its raining on that map with the lights in the trees like a bat out of hell again…


+ Marlon1217 on May 12th, 2010 at 3:21 pm said:

Great. So whens the game coming out?


+ Vex_Doppel on May 12th, 2010 at 3:24 pm said:

Good thing you posted this, I don’t think the Eyepet was gonna live much longer.


+ JoshuaGYoungEsq on May 12th, 2010 at 3:25 pm said:

Give us an accurate release date or don’t post things like this.


+ lcmnick on May 12th, 2010 at 3:25 pm said:

GT5 blowout at E3 then…


+ SalMoriarty on May 12th, 2010 at 3:28 pm said:

Will there be car damage or will it be like playing bumper cars?


+ ZaZeeMan on May 12th, 2010 at 3:28 pm said:

The game looks great but man, the trackside trees still look like a cardboard cutout tree you would get in a McDonalds Happy Meal. I know, I know. This is a racing game and you shouldn’t be looking at the scenery, but come on! After 6 years in development?

I haven’t seen scenery like that since the PS1 days…


+ xuipid on May 12th, 2010 at 3:29 pm said:

So when is GT Forever coming out? ohhh wait that was Duke Nukem Forever. I mistake the two all the time…


+ leonhart9876 on May 12th, 2010 at 3:30 pm said:

make the trees look better everthing else looks great but the trees look like crap


+ SyphonFilter- on May 12th, 2010 at 3:34 pm said:

Release date revealed at E3.


+ Reinheart on May 12th, 2010 at 3:34 pm said:

…When the hell is this game coming out already… been waiting since 2006 or earlier for this… like some comments above, this game taking way too long, I know the devs are hard working fine tuning the game but if they gonna do that, at least tease us some more every week or something…


+ Mobius2525 on May 12th, 2010 at 3:35 pm said:



+ gobriere48 on May 12th, 2010 at 3:37 pm said:



+ warezIbanez on May 12th, 2010 at 3:37 pm said:



+ tenshin78 on May 12th, 2010 at 3:38 pm said:

Will play this, just not the 24hours endurance race (who the hell play those???).
Release the game!


+ madeup6 on May 12th, 2010 at 3:42 pm said:

Holy Crap that looks real!!


+ tagout on May 12th, 2010 at 3:43 pm said:

I want a $299 PS3 + GT5 Bundle for October 2010.


+ radiantshadow92 on May 12th, 2010 at 3:50 pm said:

Please, we need a release date.


+ polo155 on May 12th, 2010 at 3:55 pm said:

please make sure i can assign the Gas & Brakes to the F1 Shifter Paddles, ive Sim Raced for years like that because im in a wheelchair, i cannot do it on prolouge because i have the Logitech MOMO Wheel and theres no drivers aka “Profile” for it, thanks! I am Dying for this Sim!


+ jimmyfoxhound on May 12th, 2010 at 4:04 pm said:

quit TEASING US! Give us a RELEASE DATE PLEEEEEEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



+ x_VarPo_x on May 12th, 2010 at 4:05 pm said:

release date please!!


+ Guts05 on May 12th, 2010 at 4:05 pm said:

I think I mirror others feelings, this has been coming out for a long time now. Would be nice to have a firm release date.


+ ADR143 on May 12th, 2010 at 4:06 pm said:

me want release date! hopefully u guys announce the release date on E3


+ dotCody on May 12th, 2010 at 4:07 pm said:

Release that demo on the PS Store, NOW.


+ HaVoK_ on May 12th, 2010 at 4:11 pm said:

WOWWWW it’s been a long time since i have seen some info on GT5. I’m glad though that there is some hype building up before E3. I just hope that the game actually comes out in 2010. GT is one of the games that created the Playstation brand and revolutionized driving games for millions of players.

I hope E3 finally sheds some light on GT5 considering that these last 3 E3’s have been tooting the horn only to leave players with a bad taste in their mouths regarding GT.


+ Stu-Pidaso on May 12th, 2010 at 4:11 pm said:

This game should be renamed Gran Turismo Forever.


+ hush404 on May 12th, 2010 at 4:12 pm said:

Yawn, all I want is a solid Release Date that you’ll stick tho, thx.

Frack, that’s all anyone wants. Keep your “news” to yourself and release the damn thing.


+ TakiFuGu on May 12th, 2010 at 4:14 pm said:

Still no Porsches. ! ! I don’t get it.


+ LeO2PaC on May 12th, 2010 at 4:14 pm said:

No offense Mr. Imasaki but we dont care ’bout stuff like this, u are no just losing fans by not releasing the game but sales as well… it’ sad


+ Neal_911 on May 12th, 2010 at 4:16 pm said:

Only interested if you can smash your car into stuff and it takes damage. Which I KNOW it won’t. It’s all very well creating a game with the tag line: ‘Real Driving Simulator’ But its not really very REAL if you drive a high performance car into a solid wall of tyres at 100mph and not even receive a scratch to your bumper…

I might wake up when the next “Race Driver: GRID” comes out… that’ll be good….


+ piratedrunk on May 12th, 2010 at 4:16 pm said:

Can’t wait until release this game is going to be huge.


+ Moti_D on May 12th, 2010 at 4:20 pm said:

Are these screens from the final build? the track looks better and more detailed but the trees… still 2D :\

Why don’t you use MLAA in this game? less jaggies and you would also free the GPU and could make the game look a lot better.. just look at the differences of the God of War 3 demo VS final build … since you are a first party studio you could easily ask Sony Santa Monica for that code or whatever… or you wouldn’t even have to ask them and could just take it :)

Anyway the cars on the other hand looks stunning, best I’ve seen in a game



+ TheZed88 on May 12th, 2010 at 4:24 pm said:

I think if we don’t get a release date on this at E3 we can fairly start calling this game Vaporware.

With how long the development on this has been is it even still possible to make a profit from this game?


+ jefet21 on May 12th, 2010 at 4:27 pm said:

take your time pd but we want a perfect game


+ NoobHunter91 on May 12th, 2010 at 4:29 pm said:

Best…racing game… ever


+ Thrill_Kill on May 12th, 2010 at 4:29 pm said:

I hate to say this, but, for a game to take longer to develop than Metal Gear Solid 4, Final Fantasy 13, AND Alan Wake, this game better be the best game ever freaking made!

I am getting REALLY tired of waiting for GT5, and Prologue is OLD now. You should have released add-on content to Prologue to whet our appetites or something during this extremely long wait for GT5.



+ KazeEternal on May 12th, 2010 at 4:32 pm said:

*waves finger* this is not a release date.

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