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By 18 August 2010 | Categories: news

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As part of the huge pre-Gamescon  press conference, Sony Computer Entertainment yesterday finally revealed that their long awaited and often delayed racing simulator, Gran Turismo 5, would be released in Europe (and presumably South Africa) on the 3rd of November.

The newest addition to the famous series has been delayed time and again, with the first videos surfacing close to the launch of the original PlayStation 3, almost four years ago.

Gran Turismo 5 is set to finally bring the ultra realistic racing series to the PS3 and will include no less than 1 000 different cars, featuring everything fron hybrids to the most verbose supercars on the planet.

And 200 of the cars has received extra attention from the development team, gaining full damage modeling dependant on a variety of physical factors (trees and concrete barriers treat cars differently), as well as perfectly rendered interiors for the vehicles, down to the last stitch.

The game will also feature upwards of 70 painstakingly detailed racetracks for players to duel it out on.

Gran Turismo 5 will also be playable in 3D on the PlayStation 3, but players will of course need the correct peripherals. This includes downloading the 3D-enabling PS3 firmware, owning a 3D TV and 3D glasses. It may be an expensive setup, but you can be sure that GT5 in 3D is going to be pretty spectacular.

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