The Milestone-created title set to feature dynamic weather and volumetric clouds throughout all game modes, due in part to ditching PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. While weather changes aren’t shown in the latest video, three different times of day and weather conditions are at least shown.
At Suzuka, a returning venue from Ride 4, we see onboard footage at sunrise, 6 am, with an orange glow to the surroundings. Then, at Blue Wave, it’s also clear, but in bright sunshine at 6 pm, followed by Autopolis in the heavy, ‘100%’, rain, with grey, overcast skies. Note the HUD showcasing this information at the bottom left.
Blue Wave Circuit is a brand new fictional track, and from this early look, appears to wind its way through a jungle-esque environment in the Pacific via a series of bridges and tunnels. Autopolis, seen here with the BMW M 1000 RR (2023), is a real-world venue new to the series, following a recent inclusion within Gran Turismo 7.
Ride 5 will feature AI-powered riding assists, also seen in MotoGP 23, and a long list of over 200 real-world motorcycles that have been updated to match the current-gen hardware: new glass, improved material rendering and a higher polygonal count are expected.
It launches 24th August 2023 for PC (Steam and Epic), PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.