In a surprising turn of event, Sony Japan released an announcement that Gran Turismo HD will launch in retail stores, but instead as a free downloadable demo through the PlayStation Store. Shifting development focus to GT 5 instead, the demo, only confirmed for Japan, will be released on December 24th and include ten cars, two layouts of a single track, Time Attack and Drift Trial modes, with an online Network Ranking feature.
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'Gran Turismo HD' (PS3) Cancelled, Becomes Demo Instead
by Rainier on Dec. 1, 2006 @ 6:39 a.m. PST
In Gran Turismo HD, gamers will have access to GT HD Premium and GT HD Classic. GT HD Premium features cars and tracks like never before in full high definition quality. GT HD Classic features unique online gameplay that not only provides head-to-head racing, but allows for the long awaited feature of additional cars (ranging up to 770 car models) and tracks (up to 51) available through ongoing downloads.