Gran Turismo 5 is (still) almost done

Gran Turismo 5, Sony and Polyphony Digital’s upcoming sequel that’s been in development for what feels like a countless amount of years, is finally almost completed development. In a recent interview, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi revealed just how much they’ve completed of the game’s development.

Gran Turismo 5 is about 90 percent finished,” Kazunori-san told Inside Line. “There are currently around 140 people working on the project.”

Back in January, Kazunori-san provided the same number, revealing that the game was 90 percent complete back then, too. Looks like four months time didn’t do much for the game’s development, huh?

Also in the interview, Kazunori-san says Gran Turismo 5 is a different type of game compared to others. Being good at Gran Turismo 5 will make you a good racecar driver, whereas being good at a game like FIFA 10 will not make you a good soccer player.

“Normally, video games are a closed genre,” he said. “If you are good at a golf or soccer game, it does not mean you can be a pro golfer or soccer player, but Gran Turismo is different. If you are really good at Gran Turismo, you can be a really good racecar driver.”

Gran Turismo 5 is due to release sometime this year. Hopefully by the end of summer.

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