Gran Designs - Day Five: Gran Turismo HD

Sony goes stark-raving mad and gives away its best game

So that’s it. One track you can drive around forwards or backwards, with ten tweakable cars, plus Time Trial and Drift Trial options and replay sharing for top racers. There’s not a huge amount to do once you’ve finished gaping at how awesome the whole thing looks, but as a visual teaser of what GT5 is going to look like... let’s just say we’re hotter for it now than we were before.

As for the 1080p business that everyone’s making so much of a fuss about? You need an HDMI cable to enjoy full HD GT, and if you do... it’s nice. Hard to notice that much of an improvement over 720p, but it’s still damn nice - and kicks the hell out of the disappointing Ridge Race 7.

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