Gran Turismo HD Concept (Inaccessible PlayStation 3 video game, 2006)


Gran Turismo HD Concept
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Status Inaccessible

Gran Turismo HD Concept is a PlayStation 3 video game developed by Polyphony Digital that was made available for free download on December 24, 2006. It was intended to be a sneak preview for the then upcoming game Gran Turismo HD, which was cancelled in favor of Gran Turismo 5 and it's Prologue. It was also released as a Blu-Ray disc in Japan only in limited numbers sometime around September 2007. Online servers were shut down and the game was removed from the PlayStation Store on September 30, 2007, making it impossible to download legally since.

Gameplay

Since Gran Turismo HD Concept was meant to be a sneak preview and not a full game, Gran Turismo HD Concept only features 10 cars, ranging from the 1995 Suzuki Cappuccino kei car to the 2006 Ferrari 599 sports car. These cars are available in both stock and tuned version, once unlocked. It also includes only a single track, Eiger Nordwand, which is set in the Swiss Alps. A reverse configuration of that track is also available once unlocked. Two play modes are available: Time Trial and Drift Trial. Both modes feature an Internet ranking chart for each continent. Gran Turismo HD Concept is the first game in the franchise to support online ranking. The Replay mode is also available, each course's best five records per car in both Time and Drift Trial can be downloaded by users under the form of a replay file.

'Lost' status

This game could have been determined not so much as "lost" as it was "inaccessible," because many users had it downloaded on their hard-drives, but it wasn't available to those who didn't have it and wanted it.

As such, this game fell into a special in-between group of lost media, since it wasn't quite lost.

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SenaUW

6 months ago
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If you have downloaded it before it was taken off PSN, you can still download it, as long as you're using the same account as before. And like mentioned on the article, this demo is available on physical media. If the only criteria needed to call it 'found' is having a copy available for download, I don't see much difference to those 'lost to the internet' articles about shows/movies that are readily available on DVD but haven't been ripped and uploaded for everyone to see. I've seen many collectors who own copies of it.

PS: I remember seeing that Lost' status' section in another article...
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SI-LLY

5 months ago
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"I remember seeing that Lost' status' section in another article"

This page

http://lostm..._Game,_2007)
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Anonymous user #1

5 months ago
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Lolz
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Anonymous user #2

5 months ago
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This can't even be remotely classified as "lost" as many people still own it and it is unlikely it will re-uploaded on PSN
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Anonymous user #3

5 months ago
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This can't even be remotely classified as "lost" as many people still own it and it is unlikely it will re-uploaded on PSN
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Anonymous user #4

4 months ago
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It's kind of like P.T.

Lots of people have the game stored on their console's hard drive. But if you want it for yourself, you'll have to go on eBay for a console that already has the game on it. Otherwise you are SOL.
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SenaUW

4 months ago
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Or grab a copy of the Japan-only installation disc.
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Seandc02

1 months ago
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There's a full gameplay video of this on youtube, But the game still hasn't been found yet.

https://www....=CwrrfCtCOB4
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