POSTED: 12/1/2006 12:45 PM
Sony Cancels Gran Turismo HD To Focus On GT5
fter making a big deal about Gran Turismo HD at E3, and then making an even bigger splash at the Tokyo Game Show, Sony today revealed in an online letter that they would be canning the project as we now know it. However, all is not lost. Sony will be releasing Gran Turismo HD Concept in Japan as a free download on December 24th. Polyphony has stated that they scrapped the project to fully focus on Gran Turismo 5.
The content will include Polyphony’s next-gen Gran Turismo driving engine. How many cars or tracks will be included in the download is undetermined at this time. We’re still waiting on official word from Sony whether or not this content will make it stateside.
However, from our experience, if you make a Japanese online account with your PlayStation 3 you can access the Japanese PlayStation Store. Merry Christmas! Note, whether or not this changes by December 24th is unknown, but we’re keeping our fingers and steering wheels crossed.
We’ll keep you posted.