Ok, the speculation has to end. Numerous confused posts on the matter of whether Gran Turismo 5′s 800+ standard cards will or will not have a cockpit camera view. An update to the official Gran Turismo website has put those questions to bed.
The vehicles in Gran Turismo 5 come in two classes – premium and standard. The premium cars, all 200+ of them, are insanely detailed PS4 quality vehicles. The standard cars are HD recreations from previous GT games – and as we revealed, some of them haven’t changed too much from GT4.
There was still hope that they might sport a interior cockpit camera view. Sadly, the answer is no, as we had previously reported. Kotaku thought there would be. Many E3 attendees thought there would be. A random Australian games blog even reported they were told by Sony that there would be (the comment was likely pulled from the GTPlanet forums.)
So Sony Computer Entertainment America has made an update to the official Gran Turismo website to put all this speculation to rest. The relevant comment reads as follows:
“Standard cars do not support vehicle interior camera views.”
This very sentence has only recently been added – I scoured over that GT5 article only days ago. Standard cars DO NOT support interior camera views in Gran Turismo 5. Could you think of the insane amount of time it would take to build high-quality interior views for over 1000 cars? They get away with it in GT PSP by adding a standard black interior view – something that just won’t work in HD with the hyper-realistic graphics of GT5.
And if you’re holding out hope for interior views for GT5′s standard cars, please stop. Maybe, just maybe, it’s a ruse for Polyphony to surprise us with them later on. But really, nah.