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New Version Of Gran Turismo 5 Coming Soon

Pretty much complete, and cheap too.

Sony will be re-releasing Gran Turismo 5 this year, as a ‘complete’ “Academy Edition” to celebrate the recent GT Academy competition, which will contain a number of additional extras previously available as paid-for premium DLC.

The Academy Edition will feature:

  • Car Pack
  • Car Pack 2
  • Car Pack 3
  • Course Pack
  • Course Pack 2
  • Special Paint Pack
  • Racing Gear Pack
  • The Nissan GTR driven in this year’s Nurburgring 24 hour race by Kazunori Yamauchi.

And speaking of Kaz: “GT Academy has captured the imagination of many Gran Turismo fans,” he said. “It is exciting to watch what Lucas Ordóñez, Jordan Tresson, Jann Mardenborough and Bryan Heitkotter in the USA, are achieving in their new racing careers with Nissan.”

“People can now see that it is possible to make the switch from being a fast gamer to become a real racing driver. We wanted to mark the tremendous success of GT Academy with the very latest version of GT5,” he said.

The Academy Edition will be released in September for just £20.

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21 Comments
  1. LTG Davey
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    More of a Forza man myself but this is a sensible price for a lot of content

    Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 12:53.
  2. Grey_Ghost13
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Kinda hints that the DLC is finished with now. With this version and the XL version in the states that came with a code to get all the DLC. It doesn’t look like they’re are planning to release some more anytime soon.

    Will still pick up a copy to add to my GT5 collection though!

    Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 12:57.
    • Blayney
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      an interview with Yamauchi from july 1st 2012 using user-submitted questions. I found it here http://www.gtplanet.net/more-gran-turismo-5-dlc-confirmed-by-kazunori-yamauchi/

      lorddevil6969696: Will we have new DLC for GT5?
      Yamauchi-san: Yes, we are preparing new DLC content for GT5. Despite it being a long time since GT5′s release, we have received a lot of fan messages asking about new DLC content. And that display of continued interest is something very important to us.

      Of course Kaz has made promises that don’t come to fruition before.

      Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:18.
      • cam the man
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        Wasn’t there an announcement last week about new DLC?

        Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:25.
      • Blayney
        Member
        Since: Sep 2009

        They released Twin Ring Motegi and the Scion FR-S a few weeks ago. I don’t know about a definite announcement other than what I posted. Could be out there though.

        Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:42.
      • cam the man
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        The announcement was just after I downloaded Motegi so thought it was for more DLC.

        Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 15:21.
    • Grey_Ghost13
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      Just read into the release a bit more, and apparently there is more news to come about the release of this new version. So maybe we can see more DLC.

      Blayney, thanks for the link, I had forgotten about that announcement, but don’t know if it does cover Motegi and FRS and even the GT Academy cars? Guess will just have to wait and see. *fingers crossed*

      Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:46.
  3. Origami Killer
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Good to see the price being spot on

    Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:06.
  4. Porcupine_I
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    that’s the version to get for the future 16GB-PS3 owners, they can’t afford to download any DLC :-D

    Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:07.
    • uncharted86
      Member
      Since: Jan 2012

      Pretty sure it will just contain a voucher code to download the items from the store.

      Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:22.
  5. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Wonder if it will be a fully patched version of the game, or have to d/l all the title updates seperately

    Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:39.
    • Blayney
      Member
      Since: Sep 2009

      Surely patched version? They’d be mental to have someone sit through all the updates. It would take days.

      Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:44.
      • adevow
        Member
        Since: Dec 2010

        I had to re-install GT5 on my new PS3 a couple of weeks ago.It took 6 hours to download all the patches!

        Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 14:56.
  6. Grey_Ghost13
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Just realised that the GT-R is not the Schultz one we got a while back which was the GT-R kaz raced in the nurb 24hr in, is it? Is this a new one?

    Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:47.
    • Jambo
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      Yeah it is this years one, faster car as well.

      Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:51.
  7. bmg_123
    Member
    Since: Feb 2012

    Will be getting this…can’t refuse at the price, sure hope it’s up to the hype!

    Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:47.
  8. Alex C
    One for all.
    Since: Forever

    Wonder if it will also come with a demo of GT6… ;)

    Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:47.
    • bmg_123
      Member
      Since: Feb 2012

      I’m sure we’d all lose the download voucher by 2020…

      Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 14:10.
  9. hol
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Nice to see but this could well be the final version before a potential GT6 announcement as per your other news today?

    Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:48.
  10. Jambo
    Member
    Since: Jul 2009

    Ooo well there will be a new car coming to GT6 at least. Looking forward to trying out that GTR.

    Comment posted on 25/07/2012 at 13:49.

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