Polyphony Digital has revealed that Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be heading to the Japanese PlayStation Network in October.

The announcement came during a presentation of the game at the Tokyo PlayStation Premier event, where a variety of cars were also confirmed for the demo - including some being shown at the Tokyo Motor Show later in the year. Online play was also confirmed, although there was no mention of cost - for now we'll assume it will follow in the footsteps of the HD Concept taster earlier in the year and be free to download, and then we can be in uproar if they decide to do something different. Go team Internet!

Prologue will, of course, offer another insight into what to expect from the full Gran Turismo 5 game when it launches on PS3 sometime in the future. As the name suggests.

Sony flashed the Prologue demo around at its E3 conference last week in Santa Monica, too, showing off shiny cars with reflections to make mirrors jealous. We were told to expect it this year, although we're still waiting for confirmation on a US and European date.

Unfortunately Sony UK was unavailable to comment at the time of writing.

Head over to our impressions of Gran Turismo HD Concept to see why we're so excited by another demo.

Sometimes we include links to online retail stores. If you click on one and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. For more information, go here.

Jump to comments (32)

About the author

Robert Purchese

Robert Purchese

Senior Staff Writer

Bertie is senior staff writer and Eurogamer's Poland-and-dragons correspondent. He's part of the furniture here, a friendly chair, and reports on all kinds of things, the stranger the better.

More articles by Robert Purchese