PlayStation 3 Not Powerful Enough to Realize Gran Turismo Creator's Dream

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PlayStation 3 Not Powerful Enough to Realize Gran Turismo Creator's Dream

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Gran Turismo 5 is a clean and beautiful as it can be, says Polyphony Digital boss Kaz Yamauchi, but not clean and beautiful enough.

All Yamauchi wants to do is making the ultimate driving simulator. It's a pretty singular dream, but one he's yet to make a reality. The problem, he says, is that there's not a PlayStation powerful enough to handle the game he wants to make.

In an interview with Esquire UK, Yamauchi said that hardware inevitably constrained any software that was develop for it. He said that the PS was a bigger "vessel" than it's predecessors, but still wasn't big enough to do do everything that Yamauchi wanted. He added that Polyphony had made Gran Turismo 5 as "clean and beautiful as possible," but added that there is plenty more he would have included if he could.

It does have to be said that Yamauchi is something of a perfectionist. GT5 has suffered multiple delays while Polyphony tweaked and tuned it, and Yamauchi recently "begged forgiveness," because the game would occasionally drop below 60fps - at a resolution of 1080p, no less - if there was a lot happening on screen. It's hard to shake the feeling that if you took away the hardware limitations of the PlayStation platform, Yamauchi would get so wrapped up in his perfect game, that he'd never actually release anything ever again.

Gran Turismo 5 doesn't have a release date yet, although Sony claims it will be out before the end of the year.

Source: CVG

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He's clearly not a very good designer then...

I'm obviously not completely serious when I say that, but really, you've got to work with what you're given, rather than creating delays by chasing dreams that can't be realised.

who didnt see this coming? seriously PC that shit.

Maybe he should drive an actual car?

WrongSprite:
He's clearly not a very good designer then...

I'm obviously not completely serious when I say that, but really, you've got to work with what you're given, rather than creating delays by chasing dreams that can't be realised.

4 sequels disagree with you.

There's still no release date? I thought this game was meant to be a launch title!

He has made some of the most realistic driving games of all time and he still isn't satisfied? I'm not sure if I should be immpressed or annoyed.

At this rate I think they should hire George Broussard and they can call the next one Gran Turismo Forever.

Here we go... More ammo for the 360 fanboys...

Honestly though, the PS3 is dated, wtf do you expect?

Taawus:

WrongSprite:
He's clearly not a very good designer then...

I'm obviously not completely serious when I say that, but really, you've got to work with what you're given, rather than creating delays by chasing dreams that can't be realised.

4 sequels disagree with you.

Try reading the second part of my post, and actually try and think about what I just said. You know. The big bit where I said I wasn't completely serious.

Perhaps first of all you should try using a damage simulator before trying to make it look prettier.

KaosuHamoni:
Here we go... More ammo for the 360 fanboys..

Why would that be more ammo? It's more powerful than a 360.

OT: Build one on a PC then.

I may come off like an asshole when I say this, but games really don't live up to their full potential until they are put as a pc exclusive, especially graphic wise. That is how the original Crysis got its fame didn't it? If you want to make it stronger, better looking, anything like that you gotta go pc.

I thought this was already established knowledge?

Make a better console for it then! Combine the 360, PS3 and Wii to make a super console capable of running GT5!

Woodsey:

KaosuHamoni:
Here we go... More ammo for the 360 fanboys..

Why would that be more ammo? It's more powerful than a 360.

Because PS3 gamer's main counter-ammunition against the 360 is that its more powerful, but here we have a game too powerful for it, which means that this will spark a whole "but not good enough to run the proper GT5". =/

I eagerly await the PC version then. Mayb you dream too hard. Just make a Kart racer. We haven't seen as many of those in a while. Just make an easier game and relax a bit.

Not that surprised really. If ever there was going to be a game to take the console to its limit, it was gonna be this one

Nice, this can be his next excuse to why GT6 takes 12 1/2 years to come out. "Waiting on a stronger PS our customers need virtual mind links to fully enjoy the experience".

Im guessing his dream is basically incredibly realistic graphics ? Like photo realistic ?
From what ive seen already it looks very VERY realistic, and hes still not satisfied, hmmmf.
He might as well just film some cars on a track and sell that.
I dont think a good game is all about good graphics but whatever.

KaosuHamoni:
Here we go... More ammo for the 360 fanboys...

Honestly though, the PS3 is dated, wtf do you expect?

Actually its ammo for the PC crowd, they think the PC is vastly superior and while it can be they forget about the fragmented user base where very little people actually have "bleeding edge" PC's.

Woodsey:

KaosuHamoni:
Here we go... More ammo for the 360 fanboys..

Why would that be more ammo? It's more powerful than a 360.

OT: Build one on a PC then.

The hilarious part isthe PS3's ability to partition a game. Infamous had such poor graphics because the Devs dumped the entire game on the slowest partition of the drive. The PS3 might be dated, but only a decently powerful PC can beat it as the 360 is weaker.

I wonder if he's making the same Mistake, not using the drive partition to its full capacity. Then again, if you want to toss in every imaginable factor of driving and racing into a racing sim, they just might need to wait for a next gen console.

The dude has some high standards, maybe should try the hypothetical future super computer, the one Crysis was made for.

KaosuHamoni:

Woodsey:

KaosuHamoni:
Here we go... More ammo for the 360 fanboys..

Why would that be more ammo? It's more powerful than a 360.

Because PS3 gamer's main counter-ammunition against the 360 is that its more powerful, but here we have a game too powerful for it, which means that this will spark a whole "but not good enough to run the proper GT5". =/

Again, a 360 is more powerful than a PS3.

Neither set of fanboys are generally very intelligent, but you've got to be a real idiot to deride one machine for not being able to run the "true" version of a game when yours is less powerful.

Calico93:
Im guessing his dream is basically incredibly realistic graphics ? Like photo realistic ?
From what ive seen already it looks very VERY realistic, and hes still not satisfied, hmmmf.
He might as well just film some cars on a track and sell that.
I dont think a good game is all about good graphics but whatever.

Well he apologized for the graphics, sure, but he's nottalking realistic in just looks. He means the weather can change at any moment, start to rain and the moment it does, it affects the roads. Damage, tire wear, being shunted or shunting, sliding out, controls. He makes REALISTIC sims.

Celtic_Kerr:

Woodsey:

KaosuHamoni:
Here we go... More ammo for the 360 fanboys..

Why would that be more ammo? It's more powerful than a 360.

OT: Build one on a PC then.

The hilarious part isthe PS3's ability to partition a game. Infamous was so poorly graphiced because the Devs dumped the entire game on the slowest partition of the drive. The PS3 might be dated, but only a decently powerful PC can beat it as the 360 is weaker.

I wonder if he's making the same Mistake, not using the drive partition to its full capacity. Then again, if you want to toss in every imaginable factor of driving and racing into a racing sim, they just might need to wait for a next gen console.

"Graphiced"?

KaosuHamoni:
Here we go... More ammo for the 360 fanboys...

Honestly though, the PS3 is dated, wtf do you expect?

xb360 is based off of older tech than the ps3. IGN did an article about it, go check it out. Also, take note of the many similarities between the original xbox and the 360 and note the many dissimilarities between the ps2 and the ps3 and question who made the biggest tech leap.
Anywho, I believe this situation is similar to the 1st crisis and to the creation of the original atari. Developers like these are the kind of guys that really kick-started the gaming industry. The guy who created the first games for the atari actually had to wait for the hardware to be invented. His ideas were ahead of his time just the same as these guys. I'll admit it is a little annoying when a game is created so greatly by devs with such high expectations that it either can't be played by all (crisis) or it has to be scaled down (Gran5). However, when do need these guys to keep doing what they do best (heh, wolverines) because they are the innovators that push this industry foward.

Logan Westbrook:
PlayStation 3 Not Powerful Enough to Realize Gran Turismo Creator's Dream

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Gran Turismo 5 is a clean and beautiful as it can be, says Polyphony Digital boss Kaz Yamauchi, but not clean and beautiful enough.

All Yamauchi wants to do is making the ultimate driving simulator. It's a pretty singular dream, but one he's yet to make a reality. The problem, he says, is that there's not a PlayStation powerful enough to handle the game he wants to make.

In an interview with Esquire UK, Yamauchi said that hardware inevitably constrained any software that was develop for it. He said that the PS was a bigger "vessel" than it's predecessors, but still wasn't big enough to do do everything that Yamauchi wanted. He added that Polyphony had made Gran Turismo 5 as "clean and beautiful as possible," but added that there is plenty more he would have included if he could.

It does have to be said that Yamauchi is something of a perfectionist. GT5 has suffered multiple delays while Polyphony tweaked and tuned it, and Yamauchi recently "begged forgiveness," because the game would occasionally drop below 60fps - at a resolution of 1080p, no less - if there was a lot happening on screen. It's hard to shake the feeling that if you took away the hardware limitations of the PlayStation platform, Yamauchi would get so wrapped up in his perfect game, that he'd never actually release anything ever again.

Gran Turismo 5 doesn't have a release date yet, although Sony claims it will be out before the end of the year.

Source: CVG

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Is this a Clue for 2012 -> PS4... sadly.

Woodsey:

Celtic_Kerr:

Woodsey:

KaosuHamoni:
Here we go... More ammo for the 360 fanboys..

Why would that be more ammo? It's more powerful than a 360.

OT: Build one on a PC then.

The hilarious part isthe PS3's ability to partition a game. Infamous had such poor graphics because the Devs dumped the entire game on the slowest partition of the drive. The PS3 might be dated, but only a decently powerful PC can beat it as the 360 is weaker.

I wonder if he's making the same Mistake, not using the drive partition to its full capacity. Then again, if you want to toss in every imaginable factor of driving and racing into a racing sim, they just might need to wait for a next gen console.

"Graphiced"?

Didn't sound right to you too huh? Didn't think it was a word. Fixed it though

He could always just develop for the PC, but he probably didn't want to restrict his buyers to only people with high-end machines.

TimeLord:
I thought this was already established knowledge?

Make a better console for it then! Combine the 360, PS3 and Wii to make a super console capable of running GT5!

i dont think a racing game is worth the effort... especially one from japan.

well, i have to agree with the PC Elitists, thats the only place it could realize this designers "dream"

The Playstation 3 is four years old now. Compared to the PC it is not longer top of the line when it comes to graphics, this isn't exactly news.

He needs more power?

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It would appear your driving simulator requires more...

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Seriously though, this is like James Cameron complaining that he doesn't have a big enough budget to make his films.

thefreeman0001:
who didnt see this coming? seriously PC that shit.

this man speaks the truth

What a load of nonsense. If the PS3 isn't powerful enough and he really wanted to make the best he could he'd go PC. If he's talking about making a realistic driving sim, maybe he could start with making something vaguely realistic.

There aren't any proper console driving sims. Well perhaps F1 2010, but I'm not sure what that's like.

I knew GT was only going to go downhil when they made a statement about one of the earlier games being at its best during the license modes. It was something along the lines of the player not being able to get in the way of the purity of it all.

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