On April 17th, 2008, North American PS3 owners will finally be able to pay $39.99 USD for their very own copy of Gran Turismo 5: Prologue. I know there are some hardcore Gran Turismo fans out there, but $40 for what is essentially a “glorified” demo is a bit too much. I believe GT5: Prologue is coming out 4 months too late and $10 too expensive — I’m opting out.
I have tried the PSN demo (of a demo) from the Japanese PSN Store and I came away very impressed. It definitely has the potential of being a fantastic instalment in the Gran Turismo series. I just hope they squeeze in some car damage and amped up artificial intelligence into the final product.