Sony dropped a slew of details on the gameplay, tracks and cars that will make up PS3 racing game Gran Turismo 5 Prologue. For a prologue meant to hold us over until the main game is released, it looks very awesome.

The Features:

  • Drift Mode – The player’s drifting technique is measured based on drift angles, racing lines, and speeds within evaluation zones located at various turns on the course.
  • In Depth Car Tuning – Players have the ability to adjust the vehicle’s performance, including power, weight, tires and suspension.
  • Two-player Split Screen Racing – Allows players to race head-to-head against friends and foes offline.
  • New Race Events – New racing events and time trials are available for players to race both offline and online. Gran Turismo 5 Prologue supports up to 16 players racing online simultaneously.
  • Gran Turismo TV — a new dedicated online channel that delivers worldwide motorsport programming and manufacturer content.
  • In-cockpit view — “real-time gauges and human animations that accurately represent the true performance and handling of each vehicle.
  • More dynamic and adjustable Artificial Intelligence, a user homepage called
  • My Page and a new physics engine”
  • Dualshock 3 compatible.
  • To be released on April 17th for $39.99 from the PlayStation Store and on Blu-ray.

Check out IGN for a listing of all 60 cars and six tracks that will be available in the game. With all these details, I’m surprised they didn’t include a cupholder.