Over at the Gran Turismo fansite gtplanet.net, a user by the name of amar212 is well known for posting previously unheard of bits of info about upcoming Gran Turismo releases, and to this date, it seems like he's always been dead-on. We're not sure who is he or who he works for, but many folks over there swear by what he says.
Today he made an extremely cryptic post that seems to detail a number of features regarding Gran Turismo 5. If he is to be believed, and the "translation" correct, it sounds like the game will ship with more than 600 vehicles, a track count somewhere in the 90s, and user-created tracks (put together from existing parts). He also mentions increased connectivity options, which could mean either more players in one race or a full clan/racing team system. The release date, depending on how you decipher the message, could be either December 1st 2009 or sometime in March of 2010.
Furthermore, two versions will be released, one that's more expensive but will contain "everything", and another, cheaper version that will allow you to purchase only what you want. Some forum goers think that this could mean a regular $60 release and a Prologue-esque release that doesn't contain all of the content, but you'd be able to buy what you wanted. I happen to think this could mean that the "cheap" release would be the normal $60 disc, but you have to pay for any future add-on content, while a more expensive version might buy you a lifetime subscription to any DLC ever released.
Lastly, and perhaps most interesting, is that he says that a second, but different, version of the game will be released, one for people who "do not want to see it in its full glory", and on a platform that we don't know about yet. Could this mean a release for the oft-rumored PSP2? We'll have to see.
Again, we do not know who amar212 is or if any of this is remotely accurate, but given his history, it seems like it's solid.
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