Gran Turismo (PlayStation Portable)
Get as much info on GT4 Mobile and E3/Gamescom 2009 versions to the prerelease section.
Gran Turismo for the PlayStation Portable (not to be confused with the original) is Polyphony Digital's attempt at bringing the series to a portable device. Originally announced as Gran Turismo 4 Mobile at E3 2004, and having a vaporware status for around 4-5 years, it wound up being released in October 2009, with the absence of a real career mode, and began the terrible tradition of having regional duplicates of many cars.
A lot of car related stuff missing from the game.
Many tracks planned into the game went unused.
Normally, the game has 4 different cameras: bumper (value 0), cockpit (value 26), roof (value 6), chase (value 1). Starting from these values, it is possible to access the numerous unused cameras; moreover, most of them have their own name. If the camera itself is missing, the game will show up a superzoomed internal cam.
Here's the command list of the customizable cams:
Left Stick : rotate camera
D-Pad Up/Down : move camera forward/backward
R + D-Pad Up/Down : zoom camera in/out
R + D-Pad Left/Right : tilt camera left/right
L + D-Pad : move camera up/down/left/right
L + Left Stick : move camera faster up/down/left/right
Although the game is largely based on assets from Gran Turismo 4 (the game was originally planned as Gran Turismo 4 Mobile), it is internally referred as Gran Turismo 5 Mobile. Evidence of this can be found in some early video, where the game displays course_gt5m_spec in the bottom part of track selection screen. Moreover, using a cheat application (such as cwcheat on real hardware), it's possible to see that within the gt.vol file, almost all folders use gt5m name.
It is interesting to note that the game is almost identical to Gran Turismo 5: this is not supported only by many mentions of tracks and cars from that game, but also from the internal structure of the game itself; this confirms their parallel development even more.
Add more comparison such as the cXXX area in the vol file.
|The Gran Turismo series|
|PlayStation||Gran Turismo (Prototype) • Gran Turismo 2 (Prototype)|
|PlayStation 2||Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec (Prototype) • Gran Turismo Concept • Gran Turismo 4 Prologue • Gran Turismo 4 (Prototype)|
|PlayStation Portable||Gran Turismo|
|PlayStation 3||Gran Turismo HD Concept • Gran Turismo 5 Prologue (Prototype) • Gran Turismo 5 (Prototype) • Gran Turismo 6 (Prototype)|
|PlayStation 4||Gran Turismo Sport|