29w ago - Sony European Brand Manager Penrose Tackie announced today that GT Academy 2013 officially kicks off in July with a Gran Turismo 6 demo!
To quote: Buckle up, Gran Turismo fans - our annual GT Academy competition will return for a fifth season this year, and it's set to be the biggest yet, with more countries than ever before participating.
The online gaming element of the competition gets under starter's orders this July via a demo of the just-announced Gran Turismo 6 exclusively on PlayStation 3.
Since it began in 2008, the acclaimed virtual-to-reality competition has attracted over two million entries, with gamers and motor sport fans battling it out in Gran Turismo for the chance to become real Nissan racing drivers. Six former winners of the competition, which now runs in Europe, the USA, Germany, Russia, the Middle East and South Africa, are now Nismo Athletes competing in top-level motor sport on behalf of Nissan.
Nissan's Director of Global Motorsport, Darren Cox, revealed the plans for GT Academy 2013 today at the famous Silverstone Circuit, at the same event where Kazunori Yamauchi announced Gran Turismo 6.
30w ago - Sony European Brand Manager Penrose Tackie posted up a video today in honor of celebrating 15 years Of Gran Turismo on Sony video gaming platforms.
To quote: A little over 15 years ago, what was then a small Japanese studio (headed up by Kazunori Yamauchi) embarked upon on a journey that would enrich the lives of many millions of gamers. The journey that the team undertook set new benchmarks in graphics, game physics and sheer entertainment factor.
That studio eventually became known as Polyphony Digital, and the brand they created was - of course - Gran Turismo.
15 years after that seminal moment, and after who knows how many billions of miles driven collectively by Gran Turismo gamers all over the world, I am very pleased to announce a special Gran Turismo 15th Anniversary Event taking place May 15th at Silverstone Race Circuit, England.
The event will be a celebration of all that Gran Turismo has come to represent to a community of millions all over the world, and will involve many of the car manufacturers who have been part of that incredible 15 year journey.
At the event, Kazunori Yamauchi will also be making some exciting announcements about the future of the brand. Activities will be covered live right here, at Gran-Turismo.com,...
46w ago - Sony Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has announced today alongside a video that the exclusive Gran Turismo 5 2014 Corvette Stingray PS3 DLC is free on PSN beginning tomorrow.
Below are the details, to quote: Arriving exclusively for Gran Turismo 5 this Tuesday, the 2014 Corvette Stingray DLC will be available for free through PlayStation Store.
Officially announced at the LA Auto Show last November, Polyphony Digital and Chevrolet worked very closely for months in developing an exclusive firsthand driving experience of the Corvette C7 in Gran Turismo 5.
Since its introduction, nearly 500,000 people around the world have driven the camouflaged Corvette Test Prototype. And now, only just the day after the Corvette Stingray's world debut at the North American International Auto Show, the DLC will be available exclusively through PS Store starting Tuesday.
During the creation of the virtual Corvette Stingray, careful attention was paid to the tiniest details of the new design inside and out, as well as to the enhanced performance and driving characteristics – right down to the shift schedule for the 7-speed...
53w ago - Sony Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has posted up a video today introducing the new Gran Turismo 5 PS3 DLC, specifically the Corvette C7 Test Prototype below!
To quote: For weeks now, members of GTplanet have been speculating about the mysterious discovery of a camouflaged Corvette C7 appearing on the game's screen saver session.
Well the rumors are true - officially announced today at the LA Auto Show, Chevrolet and Polyphony Digital have been working very closely for months in developing an exclusive first-hand driving experience by offering a camouflaged Corvette C7 Test Prototype in Gran Turismo 5. The DLC is now available for free through the PlayStation Store.
With spy photos valued at an estimated $100,000, Chevrolet has gone to extreme measures to disguise the test car. In fact, a designated Corvette design team was tasked with developing custom camouflage to conceal the new design elements.
The concealed test prototype continues to undergo extensive performance and durability testing in preparation for final production. Millions of hours will be accumulated through thousands of rigorous performance trials before the car is released later in 2013.
63w ago - Sony Associate Product Manager Ken Chan has announced that three new cars are due out this coming Tuesday as part of the Gran Turismo 5 PS3 2.08 update!
To quote: While we wait patiently for Spike's airing of GT Academy 2012 this fall, we have three new pieces of DLC and Update 2.08 releasing on Tuesday, September 25th to keep you guys battling in Gran Turismo 5.
Nissan GT-R N24 GT Academy '12 ($.99)
Relive the victory with the Nissan GT-R N24 GT Academy '12, winner of the SP8T class in the 2012 Nürburgring 24-hour race.
The GT-R N24 GT Academy was developed by the GT-R development team of Nissan, and set up by software engineers of Gran Turismo. Driven by Gran Turismo series producer Kazunori Yamauchi and the first European GT Academy winner Lucas Ordonez, Team GT Academy won top victory in the SP8T class. Relive the victory at the Nürburgring with this signature GT-R N24.
Subaru BRZ S '12 ($.99)
Enjoy the natural feel of a compact front engine rear wheel drive (FR) sportscar by adding the Subaru BRZ S '12 to Gran Turismo 5.
Sharing the specifications of the Toyota FR-S, the production model prototype was announced at the Tokyo Motorshow in November 2011. In addition to the different front grill and foglights,...