You know a video game is awesome when it deems itself as still subject to further improvements even after it’s already being played in households all over the world.
That’s what we think of Gran Turismo 6 because, for all the incredible and realistic gameplay it offers, Polyphony Digital still cranks out updates and downloadable contents like the game depends on it. Even more impressive is the fact that developers can do it barely two weeks after the game hit shelves.
You know where we’re going here. Gran Turismo 6 has a new content gamers can download, and like most of what it’s produced for its predecessors, this one comes with a whole load of new cars and new features, including in-game mentoring coming from four-time Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel.
As for the cars, there’s a list that runs the gamut of Red Bull race cars, ranging from a racing kart all the way to the Red Bull X2014 Junior race car.
There’s a lot to like about this new content but the best thing about it is that it’s free, which means you won’t have to spend an iota to acquire it.
That’s about as good a holiday present as you can get from GT6 at this stage of the game.
Click past the jump to read about the 2013 Red Bull X2014
As a partner of the Gran Turismo franchise since the fifth installment of the game, Red Bull is always looking to find ways to have its race cars in the game. So when Gran Turismo announced that a slew of exclusive concepts were being prepared for the game.
That’s what Red Bull is doing with the creation of the X2014. It comes in three different versions, including the Red Bull X2014 Fan (X2014/F), the Red Bull X2014 Standard (X2014/S) and the Red Bull X2014 Junior (X2014/J).
So, we’re not talking about just one car, but three different concepts imagined for the racing world. That’s three times the fun!
All three concepts were designed by Polyphony Digital Inc. in collaboration with Adrian Newey, Chief Technical Officer of four-time F1 champions, Red Bull Racing and just like the other concepts that are a part of the Vision Gran Turismo program, the new X2014 will be offered exclusively int he GT6, so if you want to drive it, you’ll have to buy the game.
Gallery Red Bull Racing X2014
Polyphony Digital Inc., developer of the recently-released Gran Turismo®6 for PlayStation®3, has revealed details of a new update for the game that will be available on 18 December. Included in the update will be two new Red Bull cars and the Red Bull X Challenge, an innovative collaboration with Infiniti Red Bull Racing that includes 2013 Formula 1® World Champion Sebastian Vettel mentoring players in the art of driving an authentic formula car.
Owners of GT6™, that went on sale on 06 December, will have the opportunity to select the first two of four new Red Bull cars. The ’Red Bull Racing Kart’ and ’Red Bull X2014 Junior’ will arrive in dealerships in-game via the update, while the Red Bull X2014 ’Standard’ and ’Fan’ cars can be expected to join them at a later stage. All of the new Red Bull X2014 cars have been designed for GT6 in conjunction with Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s legendary Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey.
The free update has been provided as a special end-of-year gift for Gran Turismo fans from Polyphony Digital and Red Bull and is a unique and exciting collaboration in the franchise’s 15th anniversary year. Commenting on the Red Bull X Challenge, Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital Inc., said: "We are very grateful to Adrian Newey, Sebastian Vettel and Infiniti Red Bull Racing for providing this special gift for Gran Turismo fans. To be taught how to drive downforce cars by the best racing driver in the world is very special and the new Red Bull X2014 cars are another exciting addition to Gran Turismo 6. This is the latest update for the game and there are more to come."
Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel added: "I’ve been playing Gran Turismo since I was 12, so to take part in the game myself is just great. I hope everyone enjoys the game."
A second phase of the Red Bull X Challenge, along with the other two Red Bull cars, will be made available in a future update for GT6.
Other elements included in Update 1.02:
Consecutive Login Bonus
When you login online for consecutive days, a bonus to all credits awards will accrue up to a potential 200% bonus on the 5th day. Be sure to login everyday to earn more credits!
Credits earned in Career Mode increased
The amount of credits earned in Career Mode have been increased. This may give good incentive to go back and try some races you’ve already cleared!
Entry requirements for Seasonal Events lowered
Players will only require a National B licence in order to participate in Seasonal Events and, for a limited time, there will be unique special events that will reward cars as prizes, so don’t miss this opportunity and remember to login online!
Bonus Events within Seasonal Events
Two new Seasonal Events will run from 20 December 2013 to 17 January 2014 and 02 January to 30 January 2014. These unique events to mark the seasonal holidays and the new year will feature special bonus credits.
For more details on each of the above features, please refer to the online manual on gran-turismo.com.