Sony's Gran Turismo movie will tell the story of how GT5 gamer Lucas Ordˇ˝ez became a real-life racing driver.
First-person shooter phenomenon Call of Duty: Black Ops is the best-selling PlayStation 3 game ever, Activision has claimed.
Why does Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Gran Turismo, get special dispensation from Sony when he makes a game? Because each main Gran Turismo release has sold roughly 10 million copies - or more.
Choose to drive any car in the game.
Hackers have revealed a button press code that allows access to a hidden, "special" options menu in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue that allows you to drive any car in the game and configure a number of other tweakables.
Sony Europe speaker James Armstrong expects Gran Turismo 5 to be out by next Christmas.
Sony has patched Gran Turismo 5 Prologue to include three new cars and a host of tweaks.
The new cars: GT by Citroen, Ferrari California and Lotus Evora.
Gran Turismo TV launches worldwide tomorrow, and pay-per-view content such as Top Gear will be discounted for the first two weeks.
Gran Turismo TV will launch properly in Europe at the same time it does in the USA.
That's 1st August in case you missed Sony's E3 press conference.
"The prices for the GT TV offerings will be announced within the next two weeks," SCEE president David Reeves said at an event in Santa Monica today.
Car shows on demand in August.
Sony has announced that Gran Turismo TV will be available from 1st August.
Sony has begun its GT Academy competition for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.
Sony has revealed that the Gran Turismo series has shipped over 50 million units on multiple PlayStation formats, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
Sony is teaming up with Nissan to offer what's being billed as the "ultimate competitive driving test".
Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi has said that a PC instalment in the hit racing series is something he'd consider doing in the future.
Sony's Gran Turismo 5 Prologue has debuted atop both the German and Spanish charts in sales data released by GfK International, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue has held onto the top spot in the UK All Formats Chart for the second week running.
Kazunori Yamauchi is a man living the boy racer dream - or rather, he would be, if boy racers even dared to have this kind of dream. As the creator of what is arguably the world's most authentic, most comprehensive simulation of race driving, he lives and breathes cars and motorsport.
Sony has apologised for the problems with the PlayStation Store yesterday and updated it with all the bits we were expecting and a few more.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is now there in all its downloadable glory for GBP 24.99, along with a UEFA Euro 2008 demo, the Unreal Tournament 3 (free) and Turok map packs (GBP 1.99), and the Eye of Judgement "Bio Rebellion" card set (GBP 6.99).
Not only that, but PSone title Reel Fishing has been added (GBP 3.49) to both the PS3 and PSP stores.
Sony has told Eurogamer that "last minute technical difficulties" are to blame for the absence of yesterday's expected PlayStation Store update.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue appears to have missed its March 27th PlayStation Network launch date, with the game unavailable from Sony's PAL store at the time of writing.
Speculation grew as the day wore on with no new files that Sony was holding off until it was possible to include the new Grand Theft Auto IV trailer - the embargo on that was 10pm - but as the hour came and went still the storefront remained unchanged.
In fact, a big fat nothing has gone up on PSN overnight, despite us staying up until our eyes bled, and Sony hasn't said anything to the press yet, or on the European PS3 forums, where people are not very impressed.
Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi has said we should expect vehicle deformation in his games "very, very soon".
With just a few days to go until the release of Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, it's been revealed that there's still around a year to wait for the full version.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue is set to weigh in at 1870MB on PlayStation Network when it goes on sale next Thursday, 27th March.
With more than a week to go until it's released, the number of PAL pre-orders for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue has almost topped 1 million.
Doing things in high definition takes longer. We all know that. The average car in Gran Turismo 4 was made up of over 4,000 polygons. The figure for GT5 Prologue is meant to be higher than 200,000. Being pretty goes a long way, but with 71 cars and just six tracks (High Speed Ring, Daytona, Fuji Speedway, Eiger Nordwand from Gran Turismo HD Concept, Suzuka Circuit and a section of central London), it will have to go a very long way, right? That's not a lot of content, even when you factor in a second variation of each track. GT4 had 721 cars. GT5 Prologue launches in Europe with 71. We may be 11 million polygons ahead, but we're 650 cars behind.
Fortunately, Prologue does a lot with the means at its disposal. 30 race events are split evenly across three classes. Initially you're hauling cheap Suzukis and Hondas to the front of 8 to 12-car packs for two or three laps, reinvesting the prize purse in faster cars. As the field thickens with Skylines, Imprezas, Mustangs and Ford GTs, you're asked to go further, the AI pushing you harder.
Complete A-Class and you unlock a Quick Tune feature - new for the European Prologue - that lets you adjust weight ratios, aerodynamics, ride heights, camber angles, torque balance, gear ratios and other performance-related settings, with your work graded against a performance index. You can make real-time performance adjustments during races by assigning custom configurations to buttons on the Sixaxis or Driving Force GT wheel, and a further run of ten S-Class events specifically for tuned cars pushes you harder still, penalising you for ramming or taking shortcuts, in a field of 16 cars just as if not more tricked out than yours. Even if you coast through A-Class, S-Class will force you to regroup and work out what all the dials do.
Sony has announced plans to hold a Gran Turismo 5 Prologue tournament, with time trials set to take place at venues across the UK.
Sony has announced that Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be released on Blu-ray and PSN at the end of the month.
Sony has finalised the list of flashy cars set to populate the garages in Gran Turismo 5 Prologue.
Sony has told Eurogamer it's aiming for a late March release for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, with an exact date and price are still to be confirmed
Sony has said Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available in the US on 17th April.
Nobody does demos quite like Polyphony Digital. There are times, in fact, when it feels like Sony's celebrated racing studio has given up on making games entirely in favour of turning out an endless series of demos - drawn in, perhaps, by the allure of offering up games in bite-sized chunks rather than preparing three-course feasts.
Sony has decided to keep the Gran Turismo 5 Prologue demo on the Japanese PlayStation Store until the end of the month, instead of yanking it down on the 11th.
Polyphony Digital has signed a deal with BBC Worldwide to let you watch Top Gear on your PS3.
Sony Japan has said it will be releasing a free demo for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue on its regional Store this Saturday, 20th October.
Sony has revealed plans to pull Gran Turismo HD Concept from the Japanese Store, in preparation for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue next month.
The last Gran Turismo mini-release, HD Concept, ended up being very good. Removed from the typically dismal AI competition and focused on one very good track, Eiger Nordwand, getting the most out of every car proved very enjoyable - especially when you factored in the Drift Trial element, which took GT's exacting race model on a tour of Project Gotham-style power-sliding demands. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, which is set to debut on the Japanese PlayStation 3 Store and at retail in the region on 13th December, appears to be a lot more traditional.
Sony worldwide boss Kaz Hirai has announced that Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be released for PSN and Blu-ray in Japan on 13th December.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue's price is still to be decided, Sony said today, following a report on Dutch website Fok! which claimed the Blu-Ray edition would cost EUR 45.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be released on Blu-ray disc as well as PlayStation Network at the end of 2007, Sony said today. We also got some swanky new screenshots.
Sony Europe has kept its lips sealed over the release date of Gran Turismo 5 in Europe, following news that the racing game is expected in Japan next July.
Of all PlayStation 3's forthcoming releases, the most interesting and significant is neither a game nor for sale. Home, Sony's more structured, sanitised and solid attempt at a Second Life world might seem innocuous enough but with the screenshots of its cinema space and the implied possibility of fully downloadable movies, there's the chance it might eventually outgrow even its host platform in significance.
Polyphony Digital has revealed that Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be heading to the Japanese PlayStation Network in October.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be coming to the PlayStation Network later this year, Sony announced at its E3 conference yesterday evening.