New footage of PS3 game shows car damage too
9 June 2009

Sony has released fresh details on the full version of Gran Turismo 5, the latest generation of its PlayStation racing game - and confirmed a version of the title for the PSP handheld console.

The technology giant issued a new teaser video of its PlayStation 3 title at the E3 electronics exhibition in Los Angeles. The footage appears to reveal that the game will contain licensed cars from Nascar and the World Rally Championship for the first time. It also shows a Subaru Impreza rally car with bent body panels, hinting that car damage - one of the most sought-after features in the series - has finally been implemented.

No on-sale date for GT5 has been set, but Gran Turismo creator Kazonuri Yamauchi recently stated that the game is "ready for release", suggesting that it could be Sony's big title for Christmas 2009.

Sony also used E3 to launch a version of the game for PlayStation Portable. It will contain 800 cars, including Ferraris, and 35 circuits offering up to 60 configurations. Despite the memory limitations of such a small console, the classic Nurburgring Nordschleife will be among the tracks featured.

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Gran Turismo Mobile will be available on Sony's UMD format for the existing PSP, and also via a digital download for the forthcoming PSP Go console. It will go on sale on 1 October.

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