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New GT to be "transitional"

It's just a taster, says Yamauchi.

Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi has declared that the first Gran Turismo game to arrive on PS3 will be a "transitional version", as the team is still getting to grips with next-gen technology.

That's according to GameSpot, which partially translated an interview with Yamauchi that originally appeared in Famitsu magazine.

Yamauchi is quoted as saying that Gran Turismo HD (which appears to be the game's final working title) is a "port" of the data from Gran Turismo 4, which has been spruced up to make use of the PS3's fancy graphics capabilities. He added that it's "a step in the process of developing a next-generation GT game".

"We are working on a version of GT that supports the full PS3 specification, but in this transitional version, I think you'll get a taste of the potential that next-generation games hold," Yamauchi is reported to have said.

Still, at least they're hard at work on the next next-gen version already. And besides, GT HD is certain to look lovely anyway; according to Famitsu, it's running at 60 frames per second in 1920 x 1080p, though of course you'd need a fancy new Japanese TV to appreciate that.

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