Will Gran Turismo 5 have dynamic weather, go-kart racing, and a track editor when it ships this November? Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios head Shuhei Yoshida seems to think so.
Speaking in an interview with the official UK PlayStation website, Yoshida seemed to have a much deeper knowledge of Gran Turismo 5's features than we saw displayed at E3. While we were aware of night racing and car damage, dynamic weather effects had been mentioned as coming soon previously.
In the interview, Yoshida mentions new graphical effects, including, "damage, night racing and weather." That has weather covered, but then he continues on.
These innovations are twinned with the option to join millions of like-minded individuals globally within the Gran Turismo community and to find a driving experience to suit, whether that is taking on the Top Gear test track, chucking cars around stunt arenas, go-karting, creating and sharing your own track or intense head-to-head races. Who, where and what to drive is completely down to the individual.
Go-karts? A track editor? These are major features that we would have expected to be unveiled at E3. To have them outed via an interview with Yoshida seems odd. Could he have gotten Gran Turismo 5 mixed up with ModNation Racers? It seems unlikely, but it could happen.
We've contacted Sony for clarification and confirmation, and will update the post should we receive a response.