Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today the April 17 North American release date for Gran Turismo 5 Prologue, available exclusively on PLAYSTATION 3 (PS3).
Developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available for $39.99 SRP on Blu-ray Disc (BD) and as a download via PLAYSTATION Store. The BD version will offer added value with an exclusive behind-the-scenes High Definition (HD) video feature called "Beyond the Apex".
The game features over 60 vehicles from manufacturers such as Ferrari , Audi and Nissan. Users will experience the vehicle-specific physics technology and intricate graphical rendering that Polyphony Digital is renowned for. Additionally, for the first time in the history of the franchise, users can race online -- at 60 fps (frames per second) in 1080p HD -- with up to 16 vehicles at a time on tracks from around the globe, including Daytona International Speedway and a London City track.
Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will also feature Gran Turismo TV, a new dedicated online channel available exclusively from PLAYSTATION Network that delivers worldwide motorsport programming and manufacturer content. Additionally, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will support online racing events to foster community competition. A new in-cockpit view will provide a new perspective for racers and features real-time gauges and human animations that accurately represent the true performance and handling of each vehicle . The game is also compatible with the new DUALSHOCK 3 controller, which has vibration functionality.