Gran Turismo 5 developers Polyphony Digital have hinted that motorbikes may be added to the game as DLC. Speaking to PSM3 Magazine, Polyphony boss Kazunori Yamauchi said:
“The environment we have right now allows us to drive motorcycles, but we need to get Gran Turismo 5 done first,”
“Once that’s out of the way, if there’s a strong demand for bikes, that’s something we’d consider.”
It motorbikes were added to Gran Turismo 5, it’d be the first time they’d feature in a Gran Turismo game. However, Polyphony Digital does have past experience with a two-wheeled racing game. The Gran Turismo 5 developers produced the well received Tourist Trophy for the PlayStation 2. It was practically Gran Turismo but on two wheels instead of four.
But motorbike enthusiasts shouldn’t get too excited yet, especially with Yamauchi saying they need to get Gran Turismo 5 done first. Meanwhile, car enthusiasts definitely won’t want to see motorbikes added to Gran Turismo 5 before the game is released. Why, they wouldn’t want Gran Turismo 5 delayed yet again, would they?
Gran Turismo 5 was finally scheduled for release on November 5th, however Polyphony Digital stated earlier this month that the racing sim has been delayed again to create the “perfect racing experience” However, the developers say Gran Turismo 5 will be ready in time for the Holiday Season.
When it finally gets released, Gran Turismo 5 will feature over 1,000 fully licensed cars and over 70 racing circuits – including the Top Gear test track. The much anticipated, and much delayed, racer will also be fully 3D compatible.
So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on the possibility of post-release DLC for Gran Turismo 5 that includes motorbikes? Do you doubt that Gran Turismo 5 will actually receive any extra content post release given the time it’s taken to produce the game? Or do you think Polyphony Digital should produce a new version of Tourist Trophy?