Sony Dates PS3 ‘Gran Turismo 5 Prologue’ for April

Sony Computer Entertainment today announced Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be released April 17 exclusively for Playstation 3. Previously retailers were listing a possible release date approximately a month earlier in mid-March.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will be available for $39.99 either via download through the PS3 Playstation Network or as a good old fashioned physical game disc from your favorite retailer. It will be the first full-fledged PS3 game made available through both channels.

Gran Turismo 5 Prologue will run at 60 frames-per-second at full 1080p resolution all while up to 16 cars race simultaneously. Replay will be slightly compromised at 30 frames-per-second, but should still look stunning nonetheless.

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“Ten years following the introduction of Gran Turismo on PS one, Gran Turismo 5 Prologue delivers the most realistic and technologically advanced racing experience on any platform,” said Jeff Reese, director, software marketing, SCEA. “With 1080p graphics, revolutionary online features like Gran Turismo TV and the new in-cockpit racing view, the world’s best-selling racing franchise will once again set the standard for racing games.”

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