Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition coming January 17

Sony has confirmed a definitive version of Polyphone Digital's latest racer, entitled Gran Turismo 5 XL Edition, will be coming to North American shores this month.

Announced by way of the US PlayStation Blog, the special edition will sport the original game with all cars, tracks, locations, and original features in tact; as well as a coupon good for $20 worth of DLC, including the previously released Racing Car Pack, Car Pack 2, Course Pack, Racing Gear Pack, and Paint Pack. Wow. How's that for a jam-packed edition? ... No? Nothing? Moving on...

Over and above the downloadable expansions, the XL Edition will also ship with the tweaks and additions introduced in last October 2011's Spec 2.0 update, and come packaged in a fancy reversible coversheet showcasing the new Red Bull X2011 supercar (above).

Gran Turismo 5 XL arrives for North American race fans on January 17 for $39.99.


  • Balaska - January 8, 2012 10:47 a.m.

    @ chrisat What I read above, it is the original, just with all the patches on the disc and a coupon to make some of the DLC free, there is no reason why saves would not be compatible. In fact I would imagine that it would be harder to make the saves incompatible, that would mean writing a whole new game and it hasn't been another 6 years already has it?
  • madman725 - January 6, 2012 4:19 p.m.

    Until they fix the god awful AI (MAKE IT HARDER!), make more premium cars, or at least make the standard ones not look so ugly, and make it an all around better experience... count me out. I'll stick to iRacing
  • ithurtstopoop - January 6, 2012 2:47 p.m.

    considering Im still playing the original after a year this is a bargain.
  • chrisat928 - January 6, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    Any word if saves will be compatible between the two versions?

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