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Gran Turismo 5: Then and Now

February 15, 2010 Written by Kishen Patel

Gran Turismo, the epitome of racing simulators, has been crowned accordingly due to its impeccable physics, life-like realism, quantity of cars, and graphical achievements. While Gran Turismo 5: Prologue was impressive to most, a comparison to the latest from Polyphony shows us that the final product is where the beauty is at.

Looking at comparison shots of the same areas between Gran Turismo 5: Prologue and the latest GT Academy, we see that the development cycle saw a revamp in textures and re-envisioned realism to stray away from its “realer-than-real” visuals. Check it out in the shots below.

In each image, the top represents the Gran Turismo¬† Academy build and the bottom captures the title’s offering from almost two years ago. As we can see, there is a greater level of gritty realism, debris, and smoothness. But we’ll let you be the judge in the comments section: how do you think the graphics have evolved?

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