As Sony’s PlayStation Premier event rolls on in Japan so too does the coverage of Gran Turismo 5: Prologue. Yesterday’s batch of screens were nice, but today’s are even nicer, showing off not only some in-game action, but also giving a look at some of the luscious details of the car selection screen. It’s not quite as slick as Test Drive Unlimited‘s car dealerships, but those paint thumbnails are a nice touch.
Polyphony has confirmed that Prologue is be due out in Japan in October, but has yet to mention whether those of us in the US and Europe, and indeed elsewhere, can hope for the same. When it came to Gran Turismo 4 it took nearly six months for Europe to see the Prologue release, a version that never even saw a US release. However, with Sony’s ability to beam games directly to PS3s, manufacturing costs are effectively nil, meaning there’s really no reason they wouldn’t release the game here as well if they choose to do a European release. So, the only question is: how long will localization from Japanese to English take?
Oh, and of course can Kaz Yamauchi and his band of misfits at Polyphony Digital actually get the Prologue version finished by October?