Sony usually puts a gap of a few years between two different editions of Gran Turismo. The only exception was the second and the third games of the series, which were unveiled only one year one after the other (2000 and 2001). Now it looks like history is about to repeat itself, as the seventh installment of the game is already under development and may hit stores in 2014, in the "best-case scenario."
This announcement is a strange move, considering that Gran Turismo 6 is expected to go on sale on December 6th, 2013. However, this announcement was made by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi himself, so it’s no hyperbole..
Of course, the decision was mostly influenced by the release of the new PlayStation 4 — a platform that will be used for the upcoming GT7. According to him, while developing the new GT6, the company had to "tune the software 100 percent to maximize the PS3’s architecture," but the "PS4’s hardware is much better, so I think the overall quality of the game across the board will be boosted when you come to play it."
So PS4 buyers rejoice, as Gran Turismo will soon be a part of your new console. We’re just wondering if the current Vision Concepts developed for the GT6 will still be offered in the GT7, because it will be indeed a real waste.
Click past the jump to read more about the Mercedes-Benz Vision Gran Turismo Concept.
Passion for cars and passion for racing games go hand in hand, so we’re certain that you’ve spent lots of time playing at least one of the famous car games out there, like Need For Speed, Gran Turismo or Forza.
As you probable know, huge leaps forward in game content and graphics a new game require a new consoles that are powerful enough to run these advanced games. This is where things have evolved at light speed over the last few decades.
From the Magnavox Odyssey released back in 1972, things went at high speed and now the world is preparing for the unveiling of the PlayStation 4 and the Xbox One consoles, which will once again revolutionize digital racing, thanks to enhanced graphics, processing speeds and the ability to store their games in the "cloud," so they can pick up right where they left off, even in the middle of a highly competitive race.
What the launch of this two new consoles means for racing game players? Only good things of course.
Electronic Arts released a new trailer video for the "Need For Speed Rivals" racing game, this time focusing on the progression and pursuit technology upgrades. As expected, the new "NFS Rivals" will offer all the gadgets the players are used to from previous iterations, but taken to a completely new level of customization.
Gran Turismo 6 is set to officially hit stores around the globe on December 6th, exclusively on PlayStation 3. However, according to producer Kazunori Yamauchi, players won’t have to wait too long for GT7, as is already under development and it will be completed in just a year or two.
In an interview with Famitsu, Yamauchi said that "the PlayStation 4 game we’ll likely call GT7 will be done in about a year or two." However, when talking about the new platform he said that he does not expect the new hardware in the PS4 to affect the game as much as hardware updates did when the PS3 debuted.
The PS4 features more memory, but it’s CPU performance should be nearly identical to the PS3. One thing is certain, the PS4 will not affect the "online community aspect of the Gran Turismo series" which "is the most exciting aspect of the franchise."
Click past the jump to read more about Gran Turismo.
While Gran Turismo 6 is getting all the justifiable hype leading up to its release on the new Sony Playstation 4, another car racing video game is determined to stamp its own mark on the new console.
DriveClub doesn’t have the cache of Gran Turismo 6, but it can live up to its promise to deliver a never-before-done playability that makes strong use of social media and interactivity, then we could well be seeing the future of car racing video games.
Recently, Evolution Studios released a pretty comprehensive preview of Driveclub at the Gamescon 2013 event, in Cologne, Germany, and sifting through all of these previews felt like deciding what kind of chocolate we could have for desert. It’s also worth noting that the interactive gameplay of Driveclub means that you’re going to need a pretty strong Internet connection to be able to enjoy all of its benefits.
That could be a problem for some, but it could be a God-send for others, especially for those looking for an alternative way to enjoy the new features that the PS4 is expected to have.
Click past the jump to watch all of the video trailers for Driveclub
If you love cars, chicks, guns and carnage, then you’re likely itching to get your hands on the new Grand Theft Auto V — we certainly are. Well, you still have a little bit of time to wait, but Rockstar Games has just released another official trailer for the upcoming shoot-em-up and drive-em-hard game to help ratchet up our excitement a little.
Unlike the last trailer that introduced us to the three main characters, this trailer focuses more on the overall game. It gives us an inside look at the cool things you get to do and the intense vehicles you get to drive, from Lamborghini look-alikes, to beat-up pickups to sport bikes and much more — did we really see a fighter jet?
If you’re anything like us, we prefer to spend the majority of our time finding the coolest and fastest cars to go whipping around town in. That’s when we’re not posting our character on the highest rooftop with a rocket launcher, picking off police helicopters, of course...
The game hits shelves September 17th, so mark the calendar!
We all know the thrill of playing a game like Need for Speed. No matter how expensive our wrecks turn out to be, there still just a reset button away from being brand-spankin’ new again.
So it comes as no surprise that the newest title to come out of the Need for Speed franchise, appropriately dubbed "Rivals", allows us to go through the ringer of being chased by some highly-powered police cars. Of course, the cars that are at our disposal are no slouches either, making for a really awesome game that allows us to wind down after a day’s worth of work.
All of them, and a whole lot more, are part of the new Need for Speed: Rivals game.
The game is scheduled to hit shelves this November as part of a series of launch titles for the PlayStation 4 and the XBox One. But don’t worry, the game will also be available for the PS3 and the XBox 360.
Click past the jump to watch the new trailer for Need for Speed: Rivals featuring the Undercover Cop
The upcoming Gran Turismo 6 will feature a total of 33 locations, with 71 different layouts. One of these locations is the 1.86 km (1.15-mile) hill climb at Goodwood, which joins famous locations, like Silverstone and Willow Springs.
At the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed , Gran Turismo will launch a new demo that will allow the expected 185,000-plus spectators to challenge Nick Heidfeld’s 41.6-second course record set in a Formula 1 car in 1999. Players will be able to race a range of stunningly recreated cars, thanks to the numerous PlayStation "race pods" installed at the event. Nissan and Alfa Romeo and Ford will also have pods on their Moving Motor Show displays.
Gran Turismo’s decision to feature the hill climb in the game comes in the same year as the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s 20th anniversary, so for sure participants at the event will have lots of surprises prepared.
Sony announced today that starting July 2nd, 2013 players will be able to download a free demo of Gran Turismo 6. The demo can be downloaded starting July 2nd for PS3 users.
Along with offering players the chance to test the upcoming game, the new demo will also offer contestants in 2013’s Nissan GT Academy the possibility to race against each other for a chance to win a seat in a real-life Nissan race car.
To enter the Nissan GT Academy competition all you have to do is have a Sony Entertainment Network account and access to a PlayStation 3 connected to the internet. Next you’ll need to download the Gran Turismo 6 demo and race for the best qualifying times. The finalist will compete for a place in the Silverstone race camp where he or she will compete to win a spot on Nissan’s real-life racing team and a chance to drive the Nissan GT-R GT3 NISMO ina full racing season.
The demo will offer you the chance to test numerous cars, including: the Nissan Leaf , 370Z and GT-R . In total, the full game will bring more than 1,200 cars to choose from.
Click past the jump to read more about Gran Turismo 6.
This one comes Ubisoft and it’s called "The Crew.” If you watch the dedicated preview trailer of the game, you’d think that you were watching the first Fast & Furious movie again. But instead of the old Honda S2000’s they used in the movie, you get the treat of being behind the wheel of a heavily-modified Chevrolet Camaro .
The Crew has been classified as an open-world car action game, which means that there’s probably a strong reliance on online-play wherein you gather up your own outlaw crew with the objective of doing a multitude of law-breaking jobs.
Combine the detailed car customization program with the chance to play your own Fast and Furious storyline, and you have a game that definitely caught our attention.
Click past the jump to watch the "Commented Walkthrough" of The Crew