With the inclusion of Kart racing in the recently delayed Gran Turismo 5, it’s a wonder what other goodies developers Polyphony Digital will add to the game. Creator Kazunori Yamauchi hinted to PSM3 magazine that the ability to race on two wheels instead of four could be on the cards, or rather, DLC list. He said “The environment we have right now allows us to drive motorcycles, but we need to get Gran Turismo 5 done first, Once that’s out of the way, if there’s a strong demand for bikes, that’s something we’d consider.” You heard him, if you want bikes then speak up! Saying something will be ‘considered’ is a nice non-comital answer but the divide between great bike and car racers needn’t be so large as Burnout Paradise proved. They were added via DLC and although slightly game-breaking in places, where a welcome (and free) experience.
But Yamauichi is a renowned perfectionist so a team dedicated to making virtual cars act like the real thing may have a hard time with motorbike physics as well as the creator’s high standards. Still a nice thought though.