9w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan announced today alongside a video that Gran Turismo 6 is adding the legendary Bathurst Circuit for PS3.
To quote: Earlier this year, we officially announced the infamous training ground of GT Academy, Silverstone Circuit, will be available in GT6. Staying true to the global driving experience of GT, we are proud to announce the addition of the Bathurst Circuit (Australia).
Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, Bathurst, to give it its full name, is the home of motorsport in Australia. Located in New South Wales, it has a rich motorsport history - the first race held there was the 1938 Australian Grand Prix and it now hosts the Bathurst 12 Hour and the Bathurst 1000 races amongst others.
The challenging circuit is 6.213km (4 miles) long with surprisingly steep inclines, a twisty, narrow section across the top of the mountain which proves difficult to master even for the very best racing drivers, and very little run off area to allow for mistakes.
For those unaware, anyone who pre-orders through GameStop gets automatically upgraded to the 15th Anniversary Edition of GT6.
11w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan shared a GT documentary video today dubbed KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide detailing Gran Turismo for fans below.
To quote: GT fans! As you know, we are celebrating the 15th Year Anniversary of Gran Turismo & as part of that, we've put together a documentary called KAZ: Pushing the Virtual Divide.
This film is about drive. It's about the passion and creative drive of Kazunori Yamauchi, the architect behind Gran Turismo's birth and breath-taking fifteen-year evolution.
This film will trace his relentless willingness to challenge himself, to hold none of his past achievements sacred, and push beyond the virtual divide in his pursuit of perfection.
Through the support of PlayStation, Kaz's journey has forever changed the gaming and automotive landscape and in doing so, has redefined how we perceive the relationship between art, entertainment and culture.
Kazunori Yamauchi himself presented the trailer at the Jalopnik Film Festival inside the Classic Car Club Manhattan, along with the film Director, Tamir Moscovici (Urban Outlaw)
15w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan posted up a video today announcing Gran Turismo 6 will arrive on December 6th alongside unveiling Vision GT and detailing PS3 pre-order bonuses below.
To quote: As Kazunori Yamauchi promised at the GT6 announcement event at Silverstone back in May, Gamescom, Cologne was going to be a pivotal milestone in the future of GT - Well, he definitely didn't disappoint!
In celebrating 15 years of Gran Turismo, Polyphony Digital has announced a unique partnership with a number of leading automotive manufacturers, design houses and other leading global brands.
Design teams from Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Bertone, GM Design, Honda, Infiniti, Italdesign Giugiaro, JORDAN Brand, Mercedes-Benz, Nike, Nissan, Peugeot, SRT(Chrysler), Volkswagen and Zagato will create concept models giving a unique insight into the future of the automotive sector. Their designs will then be recreated as working cars for GT6.
This opens up an entire new world of future automotive design as before you would just see and read about it online, but now you'll actually be part of the experience firsthand in Gran Turismo 6.
Polyphony Digital will release the cars from 2013 to 2014 as gifted downloadable content (DLC) to owners of Gran Turismo 6 through...
23w ago - Sony Product Manager Ken Chan has officially revealed Gran Turismo 6 PS3 pre-order details below today for fans!
To quote: GT Fans - Having announced Gran Turismo 6 in May at an event celebrating 15 years of Gran Turismo held at Silverstone Circuit, the game's legendary designer Kazunori Yamauchi released further details and a new trailer at PlayStation's E3 press conference recently.
With over 1,200 cars available at launch (including new FIA GT3 cars), new locations on a grander scale (such as a fascinating location featuring the Gemasolar solar power plant in Spain), new physics, new tire, suspension and aerodynamic modeling, next generation 3D adaptive tessellation and an HDR dynamic range 50 times greater than GT5, Holiday 2013 cannot come soon enough.
To enhance your GT6 experience, we are proud to announce the most extensive and robust pre-order offer for GT to date through participating retailers.
To start, we wanted to make sure our GT fans start off with the most current and unique vehicles that only GT6 can deliver:
• BMW Z4 GT3 '11
• Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 '13
• Tesla Model S Signature Performance '13
• Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7) '14
25w ago - Sony Associate Product Manager Ken Chan posted up a new Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) E3 2013 PS3 trailer video which shows Willow Springs and GT3 race cars below.
To quote: 2013 Press Conference, we proudly presented a new trailer showing highlights and new evolutions developed exclusively for GT6.
Without giving too much of the trailer away, pay attention to the effects of the new physics engine as it accounts for all the intricacies and complexities of a car's behavior, especially during cornering.
With help from KW Automotive, the suspension system of each vehicle, most notably the shocks, more accurately showcase how a car reacts to various lateral loads, reproducing body roll and wheel slip in an amazingly real manner.
Polyphony Digital worked closely with Yokohama Rubber Corporation to produce a new tire model that reflects the tire compound, tire structure and changes in characteristics during extreme load conditions.
Improving the overall look of GT6 is Adaptive Tessellation, the next generation in 3D model rendering technology. Tessellation involves dividing a polygon into multiple geometric tiles; Adaptive Tessellation takes that science one step further by automatically dividing the polygons to become finer according to the viewing distance and position.