Gran Turismo 5’s Dynamic Weather System is Complete


Gran Turismo 5 is inching its way ever closer to completion. The team at Polyphony Digital has been hard at work, and the game now has a completed weather system. But nothing is ever as simple as finishing and implementing a new feature.

Polyphony Digital - Masters of physics and the skies.

Polyphony Digital - Masters of physics and the skies.

The latest issue of the Official UK PlayStation Magazine sports an interview with Kazunori Yamauchi, designer of Gran Turismo. In this interview Yamauchi lets fans know that the weather system is complete:

“Night racing is going to be a part of GT5, but with things like dynamic weather, the choice is about whether it will improve the experience. The functionality is not a problem – we’ve got the weather system done – but if we are not sure about the quality of it, and how it improves the driving experience, we are not going to have it in the game.”

So while having a dynamic weather system may sound good on paper, Polyphony Digital is yet unsure as to whether it enhances the gameplay experience. Yamauchi also goes on to quell quiet rumors that the game will be rushed at all:

“Let me be clear on this. There is a massive amount of content in this game, I don’t think there are many teams that put as much into a game as we can. The launch of the game isn’t a start, we are releasing a full game. Everything we want to put into the game is on the disc when it ships. Having said that, we do have a sizeable online team that will look after it once it’s launched.”

The hardcore GT players among us may be a bit worried by one of his comments, however:

“They’re spending less time with a single game and this is reflected in the design of GT Mode.”

Could that signify that the single-player experience will be toned down? Time will only tell to see what comes of that statement as well as the dynamic weather system.