With the recent release of Gran Turismo 5, the curtain is set to fall on Gran Turismo 5: Prologue Spec 3 on June 30, 2011, when the servers for the online elements of the game will be switched off.
The date was revealed by Polyphony Digital, and means that Prologue will end almost 3 years after being released on October 3, 2008. It sold 5.09 million copies since launch making it the second highest selling PS3 title of all time, having recently been beaten by its successor, Gran Turismo 5. In the final Spec 3 version it featured 16-player online racing for the first time in a GT game, over 76 cars, 6 tracks, 12 layouts, 60fps frame rate, and GT-TV videos. The tracks featured were London, High Speed Ring, Eiger Nordwand, Fuji International Speedway, Daytona International Speedway and Suzuka.
So farewell, GT5:Prologue online racing – you kept the fires burning long enough for GT5 to finally get out onto shelves and into download queues…
And if you’ve got great memories of GT5:Prologue online racing, why not share them in the comments or on the ORD forum?