Wednesday, October 14

Yamauchi: We could release GT5 anytime we want

Gan Turismo, for decades has been the number one racing sim hands down, it has grossed over $1 billion in sales with over 52 million copies sold from it's inception on the PS1, to Prologue on the PS3. The racing sim has left all else in its dust.

Fast forward 2009, and you have a company named 10 Turn and their recently released Forza Motor Sport 3. The title received excellent reviews across the board and countless websites have compared the two games graphically, drawing much debate from gamers the world over.

Thing is, there would not have been so much drama between said games if the guys at Turn 10 would just stop the perceived insults and the apparent need to compare their game to GT5. Recently, just before FM3 was released, product manager Amritz Lay went on record voicing, "we beat GT5 on many features." Needless to say, such wording sparked a huge outcry.

I guess nothing's wrong with 10 Turn promoting their game, and most, I believe would agree, but it's the manner by which they go about doing it that caused all the tension.

Yamauchi on the other hand has had nothing to say concerning Forza and 10 Turn, instead Polyphony Digital has remained focused on the task at hand, and although progress may be creeping along, that does not mean they couldn't release the game at anytime. On the contrary, Yamauchi can place GT5 in your hands right now as a finished product. Speaking to Famitsu (translated by 1up) the perfectionist had this is say:

"The scale of this title is just dizzying, so daily process is slow, but it's still going forward at a steady clip," he said. "All the basic stuff are complete, but we're trying to give everything that little bit extra at present."

"We could release it anytime we want, really, but I want to have that classic GT style 'did we really have to go this far?' feel going. I want to go way beyond gamer expectation."

Well my expectation is that the game be released yesterday! Can you make that happen Mr. Yamcuhi? Huh?

10/14/09 Ernice Gilbert

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