Remember this? Well, that line of enquiry has gone all quiet, but that hasn’t stopped this chap telling the world he’s got a copy himself, although we’ve no idea where from. The pic below appeared on Aukro, a Czech auction site like eBay – there’s one here although the image is different; you’ll notice the disk looks very similar to the one from Friday.
So, assuming this one is real, that’s the boxart, insert and disk there, and apparently the guy who took the photo is playing the game right now and is willing to share some webcam footage of the game, according to posters over at GTPlanet. If he does (and he’s appeared online) we’ll update the post and let you know.
And yes, he’s signed into the PSN…
Hopefully all this means that Sony are lining up the game’s release for any day now. In other news, studio head Yamauchi has given Sony’s PR team a bigger headache than any disk shot – in an interview with Esquire magazine he has said the development of GT5 was confined by the PlayStation 3 hardware somewhat.
“Software has to be created under the restriction of the hardware,” he said. “With each new PlayStation, the vessel has become bigger, but it’s still not enough. With GT5, we’ve made it as clean and beautiful as possible within the confines of the space we’re given, but of course there’s a lot more that we want to put in.”
“There are a lot of things that we couldn’t put in this time,” he concludes, when asked about what he’s going to do now that the game is finished, “so we’ll probably just continue making the game. Completing one piece of work – in this case, GT5 – really connects to the motivation to make the next one.”
The magazine says the game, which took five years to create, has cost £38m.
To read what I think about the whole GT5 thing, click here.
Update: apparently it’s all a big fake.