The launch of the official Japanese PS3 website has been accompanied by an interview with Mr. Gran Turismo, Kazunori Yamauchi (helpfully transcripted at GameSpot). He had some…interesting things to say about the non-PS3 versions of the game…which is all of them so far:
To be honest, I can’t really say the [original PlayStation] or the PlayStation 2 were able to sufficiently represent the realistically modeled physical world we wanted [in previous Gran Turismo games]. With the PS3, we will be able to perform true physical modeling for the first time.
True physics modeling for the first time, eh? Back in 2003 this is what he was saying about GT4:
The new physics engine we’re using for GT4 has very, very accurate simulation, and this allows users to take cars out on the course and come back with lap times which are very lifelike, very realistic. Sometimes in games you’ll get unrealistic times, but in GT4 that won’t be the case.
So much hype…