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Gran Turismo

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Gran Turismo

Gran Turismo movie reportedly in the works

From the producers of Fifty Shades of Grey
Jul 24
// Jordan Devore
Sony is developing a film adaptation of Polyphony Digital's long-running Gran Turismo series, reports TheWrap. Let that sink in, because there's not much else to go on at this point in time other than the involvement of produ...

Gran Turismo 6: New courses raced at Comic-Con

Sweet sleds too
Jul 19
// Dale North
Aside from all of the shiny new PS4 stuff they're showing off, Sony also brought along Gran Turismo 6 to San Diego Comic-Con this week. They're showing some of the new tracks here on the show floor alongside the game's new ph...
GT6 demo photo
GT6 demo

That was fast: Gran Turismo 6 demo out now on PSN

Best players can qualify for the GT Academy finals
Jul 03
// Jordan Devore
As promised, a demo for Grand Turismo 6 is now available for PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network. Polyphony Digital has built a competition into this demo, should you be into such things. You'll be able to do four warm-up r...
Gran Turismo 6 demo! photo
Gran Turismo 6 demo!

Gran Turismo 6 is getting a demo next week

Test drive Polyphony Digital's latest soon
Jun 26
// Chris Carter
You can start off your July with a bang, as Sony has announced that there will be a July 2nd demo for Gran Turismo 6. You'll also have the opportunity to participate in the GT Academy 2013 competition, which will net you free...
Gran Turismo 6 photo
Gran Turismo 6

Pre-ordering Gran Turismo 6 means in-game money or cars

Cars, cars, and more cars
Jun 24
// Jordan Devore
Polyphony Digital is going a step further with pre-order bonuses for Gran Turismo 6, as detailed on the PlayStation Blog. It's not all retailer-exclusive, thank goodness: BMW Z4 GT3 '11 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 '13 Tesla Model ...

Kazunori Yamauchi on Gran Turismo 6 and beyond

Jun 12 // Dale North
GT6 was just announced a couple of weeks back, so there's plenty yet to be uncovered. We know that Polyphony Digital went under the hood to rebuild the foundation and basics of the game. They also worked to make the whole thing work smoother and faster, and also built in future expandability. We asked Yamauchi what changes Gran Turismo 5 players might notice right off when trying out GT6. "We've updated the physics engine, we've updated the rendering engine, we've updated the suspension models. That's all good news for GT5 users, but I think if you try the version on the show floor right now you'll realize that going from the top menu screen you can immediately go into a race seamlessly without it stopping for loading times," Yamauchi explained. "That's something we really worked hard for, so that the UI is smooth and quick. That's something that I think GT5 users will really appreciate."  But what beyond that? I told him that it seems like they have something bigger up their sleeves. He laughed and nodded. "Yes, we have things in the works." [laughs] "I think we might be ready to announce more things at gamescom." "We mentioned it a little bit at the Silverstone announcement a few weeks ago but we want to affect more industries outside of just the game world, and we're setting up a lot of collaborations with a lot of different game companies right now, as we speak," Yamauchi reminded. "I think those are some of the most interesting things coming up for GT6." He tells us that this year's gamescom will bring us more information on these and other details, including multiplayer additions to GT6.  What about a PS4 Gran Turismo? Polyphony Digital has already made it clear that they wanted to serve the millions of existing fans out there with PS3 systems with the release of GT6, so we would have to wait a bit longer for a PS4 game. Yamauchi restated this during our chat. I replied, "I hope we won't have to wait too long." Yamauchi responded, "After launch we'll continue to update [GT6] and it will grow as a game. Also, a lot more things are coming for it. Once players have kind of played out the features of Gran Turismo 6 and they're satisfied with the game, that's the point when we'll release the next Gran Turismo."  He smiled: "It shouldn't be a very long time."
Polyphony Digital takes it one thing at a time
At E3 this afternoon I had the pleasure of chatting with Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi about his upcoming PS3 game, Gran Turismo 6. He also teased what might be coming up next, but made it clear that we're getting ahead of ourselves when talking about PS4 Gran Turismo titles. 

Gran Turismo 6: A peek under the hood

May 20 // Dale North
Gran Turismo 6 (PlayStation 3)Developer: Polyphony DigitalPublisher: Sony Computer EntertainmentRelease: 2013  I took a few cars out in Time Attack mode on the Silverstone Circuit, which is the very same location where the game was announced just a day before. I started out with the beautifully rendered Tesla Model S, but I have to say that it was a bit of a bummer for a first spin around the track. As a racing game fan, I like my cars to move a bit faster and sound a bit beefier. Nothing against Tesla, mind you -- I'd absolutely love to own a real Model S. Hopping into an Audi Quattro Group B S1 was more exciting. I couldn't put my finger on it just yet, but I could feel a difference over my time with Gran Turismo 5. It didn't take too long before I was in the zone, shaving my times down a few seconds more with each lap. I felt connected. U.S.-based producer Taku Imasaki was watching me play, which made me feel a bit embarrassed about how poorly I took a particular corner. I told him that despite my poor cornering in that one instance, I thought the game felt great. As he explained, the physics engine is completely new over Gran Turismo 5. The way weight shifts into turns and stops was one of the key focuses of their improvements, and I could definitely feel that the entire engine had been pumped up with new data. Imasaki told me that a lot of work has gone into suspension in particular. We talked about how it felt like cars might roll more easily with this new physics engine. Imasaki laughed and said that he was telling Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi that he should "turn that down a bit." Speaking of Yamauchi, the last car I tried in Gran Turismo 6, the Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 N24, is the exact car that the Polyphony Digital president raced in an event this past weekend. Though I'm sure I had the best times of anyone attending Sony's press event, I bet that Yamauchi fared better in the real deal. Though my inner racing fan knows that feel is more important than looks, my eyes combed the action from top to bottom on first sight to notice some visual differences between this and its predecessor. I couldn't help it! As you could have guessed, there's not a lot in the way of visual differences for gameplay, but in the menus and interface, much has changed. Gone is the mess of variously sized menu tiles from Gran Turismo 5, replaced by evenly spaced squares, used for everything from track and car selections to options. It's nice, quick, and much cleaner looking. Speaking of quick, Imasaki told me that they've worked hard to bring down load times. Everything from loading tracks to online play has been optimized to reduce waiting. I explained that I never thought much about load times, but he said that those who play online more often would definitely appreciate the changes. We talked about their choice to release Gran Turismo 6 on the PS3 instead of the PS4. Imasaki pointed out that the first two games were on the PlayStation 1, and that Gran Turismo 3 and 4 followed on the PS2. So they're continuing with their tradition of releasing two Gran Turismo games to support each system. He says that there are a lot of fans out there with PS3 systems already, so this makes it easy to get another game out to them. I stated that there's nothing stopping Polyphony Digital from giving us a version of GT6 later on PS4. Imasaki smiled: "Sure." It feels like they're still sitting on a lot of information about Gran Turismo 6, as Imasaki hinted at a lot of neat partnerships with car makers and teased big changes in online and social features. Stay tuned for more!
GT6 first hands-on photo
First hands-on
Just a few weeks ago, we were picking over Gran Turismo 6 rumors, and now here we are with our very first preview. I was surprised to walk into a hands-on opportunity just one day after the title was officially announced. Surprised and pleased. It may not have been the PlayStation 4 launch game I was hoping for, but it's never really a bad time for more Gran Turismo.

Gran Turismo 6 photo
Gran Turismo 6

Polyphony comments on possible Gran Turismo 6 PS4 version

'...We thought it would be best for users to release on PS3 for now'
May 15
// Jordan Devore
After Gran Turismo 6 was officially unveiled as a PlayStation 3 game due out later this year, many of us wondered if there wasn't something Polyphony Digital was leaving out -- something, anything about a possible PlayStation...
Gran Turismo 6 photo
Polyphony is ending the console on a high note
At an anniversary event today, the next installment in the beloved racing sim series Gran Turismo was announced for release this holiday season. Don't you love it when teasers quickly pan out? While Dale was hoping for a Pla...


Please God let this be Gran Turismo 6 on PS4

Oh, and Vita
May 10
// Dale North
We told you about the big 15th anniversary Gran Turismo shindig going on later this month. An announcement is supposed to take place there. We were told to expect something "exciting."  Gran Turismo 6? I mean, that's wh...
Gran Turismo 6? photo
Gran Turismo 6?
An event going down later this month in the UK could bring us some exciting Gran Turismo news. Polyphony Digital will be hosting an event at Silverstone Circuit, Towcester, Northamptonshire to celebrate Gran Turismo's 15th an...

PlayStation 3 bundle photo
PlayStation 3 bundle

PlayStation 3 Legacy Bundle includes two games for $300

Comes with Gran Turismo 5 XL, inFamous 2, and a 500GB HD
May 07
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Sony has announced a new PlayStation 3 Legacy Bundle that will include a 500GB hard drive, Gran Turismo 5, inFamous 2, and a 30 day voucher for PlayStation Plus. Gran Turismo 5 will also be the XL Edition of the game, which c...
Gran Turismo 6 photo
Gran Turismo 6

Gran Turismo 6 keeps coming up, box art included

Look at all of these rumors...
Apr 23
// Dale North
I shrugged off the first rumors of Gran Turismo 6 earlier this year. I am still mostly in that mindset, though I feel obligated to point out some of the recent rumblings now.  Popular webstore had a listing fo...
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Gran Turismo 6 for PS3

Gran Turismo 6 is a game ... for the PlayStation 3?

Sony Europe's vice president quietly announces in interview
Feb 28
// Allistair Pinsof
Gran Turismo 6 was nonchalantly announced as a current-gen PlayStation 3 game by Michael Denny, SCEE's senior vice president, in an interview with Silicon Republic. "Look at the games coming out on the PlayStation 3, like The...
PlayStation evolution photo
PlayStation evolution

Latest Sony retrospective video is all about the games

Evolution of PlayStation
Feb 19
// Jordan Devore
The latest and perhaps final video in Sony's Evolution of PlayStation series is specifically about games rather than the hardware they were designed to run on. Hitting on the divide between games being viewed as toys and gam...

The new 2014 Corvette Stingray is in Gran Turismo 5

One day after announcement
Jan 14
// Dale North
I'm a Japanese car guy, but there's no denying that the newly revealed 2014 Corvette is a badass lookin' vehicle. It was just revealed at the Detroit Auto Show last night, and today we've received news that it will ...

Gran Turismo 5 gets a free DLC car

Nov 29
// Chris Carter
If you still own Gran Turismo 5, you can boot it up and grab a free car: the Corvette C7 Test Prototype. Chevrolet and Polyphony Digital worked together to get this new, real-life car out in the game, and oddly enough, there...

Patience pays: Gran Turismo 5 XL hits PS3 on Jan. 17

Jan 06
// Jordan Devore
Sony has detailed Gran Turismo 5 XL, a new retail package for GT 5 due out on January 17, 2012. Looking over what's included for latecomers, you almost want to high five your frugal self. (Don't, though.) All of the free game...

Gran Turismo 5 Spec II repackaged for retail

Dec 01
// Dale North
Gran Turismo 5 Spec II is a new retail package for Japan that contains Gran Turismo 5 upgraded with the v.2 update, as well as a voucher for the big DLC "Complete Pack" that was recently released. Famitsu says that this new p...

Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 patch is up now

Oct 11
// Dale North
Go! Start downloading and then read more! As you can see above, I'm also downloading it. I hope this bitch fits on my old 60GB PS3. Make your Gran Turismo 5 bigger and better with the Spec 2.0 patch. This highly anticipated u...

Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 details: New cars, tracks

Oct 07
// Dale North
While some of us are excited about another racing game, I still have love for Gran Turismo. I'm really looking forward to the Spec 2.0 update, set to drop later this month. Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi has be...

Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0 is coming next month

Sep 28
// Dale North
A tweet from Kazunori Yamauchi, bossman at Polyphony Digital, confirms that the biggest update to Gran Turismo 5, Spec 2.0, is coming next month.  The tweet: GT fans, thanks for waiting… The GT5 Spec 2.0 upd...

Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood wins big at BIU Awards

Aug 09
// Sven Wohl
The "Bundesverband Interaktive Unterhaltungssoftware" (or "Federal Association of interactive Entertainment Software") has a yearly award for the best selling games on the German market of the past 12 months. The awards are s...

New PSP bundle with Gran Turismo, MLB 11 The Show

May 25
// Dale North
Sony is thinking of Dads and Grads with this new PSP Bundle, they say. This limited edition pack comes with a Piano Black PSP-3000, a 2GB Memory Stick Pro Duo, MLB 11 The Show and Gran Turismo. My Dad wouldn't play either of ...

PlayStation's GT Academy down to the final 16

Apr 05
// Dale North
Sony, Polyphony Digital and Nissan have been hosting an amazing competition called GT Academy. The contest, which centers around racing game Gran Turismo 5, will give one person the opportunity of a lifetime to become a profe...

Sony's shaving gel PS3 promo goes horribly wrong

Mar 18
// Jim Sterling
Sony and Schick, along with Edge shaving gel, are currently holding a promotion to get free downloadable content codes in exchange for shaving product purchases. Specially branded packs of razors and gel contain codes which c...

Gran Turismo 5: In-race saves coming

Mar 02
// Dale North
Anyone that has participated in some of the long-assed endurance races in PS3 racer Gran Turismo 5 will be glad to hear that Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi has recently tweeted some great news. The good news?  ...

Car Porn Forever: Gran Turismo 5 ships 6.37 million

Feb 23
// Dale North
You can never quench the need for good racing car porn. While many "don't get it," the ones that do are always looking for a quick fix, and Gran Turismo 5 really delivered. Gran Turismo 5 was worth the wait. It was sooo naugh...

Gran Turismo Anywhere update coming next month

Jan 17
// Dale North
If you're somehow bored of real racing with real controls, you can go into Gran Turismo 5's B-Spec mode and tell another driver what to do. Exciting, right? While B-Spec mode may not be the best choice when you're actually in...

Gran Turismo 5 gets a big ol' 600mb patch of goodness

Dec 20
// Dale North
[Update: The PlayStation Blog has detailed the game updates, and now we see the reason for the size of the patch -- it adds a ton to the game. Check out the details here.] There's nothing like popping on your game system, thr...

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