If you’ve been listening carefully for the arrival of Gran Turismo 5, you’d better hope this is the sound you’ll hear. When Polyphony Digital’s game eventually races round the corner, it would be nice if it sounds as good as it looks. In fact, we’d be super GT happy if the following examples could be achieved.
But in a way we hope that Polyphony isn’t listening, because we’d hate to take the blame for causing an even longer wait for our beloved GT5. Still, one franchise feature that’s oft been criticised, apart from trees, is the sounds of its many cars — this just doesn’t seem to have had as much love as the visuals. GT5 cars sound too clean, not dirty and mechanical like they should.
The following videos prove the point. YouTube user Spyker has combined leaked footage of GT5, courtesy of Mimaximax, with real engine sounds. The first video features the Honda ARTA NSX and the second shows off Toyota’s Petronas SC430. With sound provided by real life race performances, we’re given a good example of what we might be seeing in the future of racing game sound. It’s just a shame that this won’t make it into GT5. Whenever the game comes out that is…release date announcement soon, actual release later. Enjoy.