Gran Turismo 6 branded Mercedes-Benz A-Class at India GT6 release
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has released Gran Turismo 6 (GT6). GT6 offers a collection of 1,200+ cars and 37 tracks, features 7 new venues, which includes the Silverstone Circuit, Mount Panorama and Ascari Race Resort.
Atindriya Bose, Country Head, PlayStation India said, “GT6 will reinforce the thrills of car racing through the convergence of the virtual and the real world with its special attention to prescision and real driving simulation. Focusing on the car and racing enthusiasts, we ran a month long partnership with Mercedes Benz as a build up to the final launch event of Gran Turismo 6 in the India market. We are confident that GT6 will set new standards for car racing on gaming consoles.”
With over 120 new cars added to the line-up in GT6, which includes race cars, players can unlock a special event that features a unique Lunar Rover vehicle. Nürburgring, Kart course, Goodwood Hillclimb, Willow Springs International Raceway, Brands Hatch, Gran Turismo Arena, Matterhorn and a revised Apricot Hill Raceway are included.
Gran Turismo 6 players can participate in online races and communicate with players from other network rooms. A community feature compatible with mobile devices will be made available.
GT6 enhancements have been made possible through tyre manufacturer Yokohama and race suspension experts KW to effect improved aerodynamics, adaptive tessellation and an enhanced HDR rendering engine. A redesigned user interface is in play.
Regular updates will add new features, functions, cars, tracks and other content. Polyphony Digital has agreements with 28 global automotive and other brands to create new car projects under the innovative Vision Gran Turismo initiative. Mercedes-Benz having already revealed a full-scale model of its AMG Vision Gran Turismo car at the 2013 LA Auto Show. New teaser sketches have been revealed by Yamauchi-san. List of participating companies includes: Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Aston Martin, Audi, Bertone, BMW, Daihatsu, Ford, GM, Hyundai, Honda, Infiniti, Italdesign, Jordan, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nike, Nissan, Peugeot, Subaru, SRT(Chrysler), Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Zagato.
Their collaboration with Red Bull features 3 new cars: Red Bull X2014 Fan car (X2014/F), Red Bull X2014 Standard car (X2014/S) and Red Bull X2014 Junior car (X2014/J) designed wityh help from Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Officer of four-time F1 champions Red Bull Racing.
Prices for Gran Turismo 6, the in-game pack have been revealed. This popular racing franchise allows gamers to trade real world cash for in game cars. Gamers will be able to purchase credits in denominations of 500,000, 1 million, 2,500,000 and 7 million.
Gran Turismo 6 New Version of Fictitious Red Bull Hyper Track Racer will come in varying prices starting from cheapest pack which is priced at £3.99/€4.99, while a million will come in at £7.99/€9.99 and gamers will need to exchange £15.99/€19.99 for 2,500,000 worth of credits.
GT6 as it is more popularly called, is the first entry of the racing franchise which allows gamers to trade real world cash for in-game cars. Though GT6 will include micro transactions with in-game credits, players can take their own decisions and transactions are not necessary for players to advance further in the game. Players will also not be penalized for not making transactions and will yet have access to everything on offer. Monetary transactions are purely optional and players will not be lured into buy-ins.
Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo was part of the free-of-charge Day 1 update. GT6 launch event in Ronda, Spain was certainly a grand event.