It is hard to believe that after years of development and teasing, Sony comes out and calls Gran Turismo 5 the “Most Anticipated Game of the Decade”. While most may disagree that it’s not, many new gamers may not even know or remember what Gran Turismo is.
The Gran Turismo series was first introduced in 1997 on the PlayStation. The game quickly became one of Sony’s heavy hitters, and has been one of the most recognizable titles for the PlayStation. 13 years and over 12 variation of the game later, Sony is set to unveil details on ‘Gran Turismo 5’ for the PlayStation 3 at this year’s E3. Sony has gone as far as stating that Gran Turismo 5 is the most anticipated game of the decade on the PlayStation site. “Announcements about most anticipated games of the decade (cough GT5 cough)” is what is posted on their latest E3 2010 preview.
While this might get Gran Turimso fans exited, Sony must realize that today’s PS3 fan base has changed dramatically. Yes, GT5 will be a great game, heck years of development and teasing, it better be good– but today’s PS3 gamer has forgotten or doesn’t even know what Gran Turismo is all about. Today’s PS3 crowd would be more exited for a new Uncharted, God of War, or a Heavy Rain.
Looking back at what the Gran Turismo series has done for Sony, it makes sense why Sony would really promote GT5 as being the most anticipated game, but GT5 will have to be a mind blowing and revolutionary game or come packed with Uncharted 3, Heavy Rain 2, and God of War 4 if they plan on exciting the new PS3 gamers.