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by Brett Davis

Playstation fans can finally feel relieved, Gran Turismo 5 will be available in stores from November 2, this year. The ‘real driving simulator’ car racing game has been a cherished product since its first release back in 1997 and throughout it’s 13-year evolution, has seen more and more cars, tracks and online features added.

Purely built for the Playstation 3, Gran Turismo 5 will be available to buy as a collector’s edition as well. This includes a 1:43 scale model GT-R, a 300-page guide to cars, a Gran Turismo keyring and a voucher for five download cars – the download cars are cars that have been made for the game post-release, but can be included in your usual game play. These cars normally cost a small fee to download but with this collector’s pack they are free.

Keen GT fans have been anticipating the game’s release now for over a year as Polyphony Digital keeps postponing the release date. Creators of the game have been all over the world trying to fine tune intricate details of various international circuits, including the famous Nurburgring in Germany.

Creators have also been very busy working with manufacturers to simulate accurate sound and handling characteristics with each of the 340 cars that are included in the game (expect over 1,000 cars to be available for download after its release).

We can’t wait for the release and certainly hope the date sticks this time.




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