In recent times there has been much speculation to whether GT5 will have cockpit views for 800 of it's cars. Well I can confirm that it will indeed have views for all of it's cars.
200 of the ‘Premium’ cars will have extremely detailed interiors, down to the last bolt. Whilst the ‘Standard’ cars will all have interiors. This may mean that it is a somewhat un-detailed or that it is not totally real life. But it will have what PD are calling Generic Interiors. They are assuring me that it is still going to be a phenomenally looking experience, in standard or in premium vehicles. The 800 standard cars are going to be remodelled of the existing Gt4 models, but will be using the texture and physics that the other cars use. What this means is that the car models are being copied but the actual cars, are not just being copied and pasted. They are still being modelled accurately, but just not from scratch. This is the direct quote from the email reply:
“Standard cars do indeed have a cockpit/dashboard view, just not nearly as detailed as the premium cars. The existing cars are not just being copied; they are all being generated properly to create authentic experiences from car to car.”
This is good news as I was beginning to worry, that the cars would not look as good as they could, but this is really reassuring. With the recent news of the Weather conditions, Go-Karts (anyone else confused by this) and the inclusion of a track editor, Gran Turismo 5 is looking mighty good. It will release on November 2nd in NA, and (hopefully) in the rest of the world sometime close to that.
Update: On the GT Forums there is a post that goes along perfectly with what I have received from my SCEA contact you can read the whole post here. This details that indeed all cars will have a ***** pit view.You can email the author of the post, Curtis, the editor of iGame Report, at firstname.lastname@example.org.