GT6 Patch 1.02 “Christmas Update” Now Available: Red Bull X Challenge, Login Credit Bonus & More

Published - 19 Dec 2013

Gran Turismo 6 receives its first update outside the initial day one release patch. Weighing in 1255mb, this patch adds the Red Bull X Challenge allowing players to try out the newest Red Bull X concepts created in collaboration with F1 designer Adrian Newey. As opposed to the single concept presented in yearly updates through out GT5′s lifespan, we now get the Red Bull ‘X’ cars in three distinct flavors: X2014 Junior, X2014 Standard and X2014 Fancar. A surprising addition is the new Red Bull Racing Kart, which features design cues from its big brother prototypes.

The Red Bull X Challenge currently only has the first two events open; the Red Bull Kart Masters and the Red Bull X2014 Junior Championship. The events featuring the full sized X2014 Standard and Fancar will be made available at a later date.

Additionally, players that participated in the 2013 GT Academy Demo will receive Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi’s GT-R Nismo GT3 N24 as a special gift for European players.

A few other changes to the game were also included in the form of smaller tweaks to features and credit payouts, with the Login Bonus from Gran Turismo 5 making a return. 

onsecutive Login Bonus
When you login online for consecutive days, a bonus to all credits awards will be added for each consecutive day: 110% for the 1st day, 130% for the 2nd day, 140% for the 3rd day and so on, until you will receive 200% bonus on the 5th day. Be sure to login every day to earn more credits!

Credits earned in Career Mode increased
The amount of credits earned in Career Mode have been increased. Rewards for Novice Class races have been raised to approximately 110%, for National B Class up to approx. 130%, for National A Class to approx. 140%, for International B Class to approx. 150%, for International A Class to approx. 160%, and for Super Class they have been raised to approximately 170%. This may give good incentive to go back and try some races you’ve already cleared!

Entry requirements for Seasonal Events lowered
The requirements to enter Seasonal Events have been changed. Now players will only require a National B Licence in order to participate (previously they needed a National A Licence). Following this Update and only for a limited time, there will be unique special events that will award cars as prizes, so don’t miss this opportunity, and remember to login online!

Bonus Events within Seasonal Events
From 20 December 2013 3:00AM GMT to 17 January 2014 3:00AM GMT the Seasonal Events will host a special bonus event. If you obtain a Gold award in all events, the credits reward will add up to 3,000,000 credits, and combined with the Consecutive Login Bonus, this can multiply to a maximum 6,000,000 credits!

Furthermore, a second bonus event is planned to be held from 2 January 2014 3:00AM GMT to 30 January 2014 3:00AM. Again, this event will allow you to win up to 6,000,000 credits when combined with the Consecutive Login Bonus, so if you participate in both special events you could earn up to 12,000,000 credits!




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Gran Turismo 6 Launches to Low Sales

Published - 15 Dec 2013

Gran Turismo 6 was released a week ago and, somewhat surprisingly, the newest edition of the massively-popular franchise has generated somewhat disappoint sales numbers.

In the past, Gran Turismo releases where among the biggest things to happen in the world of virtual driving as GT is/was considered to be the de-facto king of the genre, despite being confined to one single platform.

All in all, Gran Turismo has sold more than 60 million copies accross three generations of Playstation hardware with Gran Turismo 3 marking the franchises heyday at 14 million copies sold.

It looks like Gran Turismo 6 has a long way ahead to get to those numbers as first sales numbers suggest the title is only selling 1/5 of what Gran Turismo 5 has sold during its launch period.

As Eurogamer reports, GT6 only ended up being the 8th most selling title in the UK, despite being the only major release that week. While the numbers are a bit distorted by the fact that digital sales via Playstation Network aren’t being accounted for, it is pretty safe to assume that the new title is pretty far off the numbers generated by its predecessors.


The low interest in GT6 could be due to various reasons. In hindsight, the decision to release the title for the aging Playstation 3 platform may have hurt sales as the Playstation 4 launch has generated a lot of hype for new platform. Other factors may be the long-running shortcomings of the GT series, especially the title’s subpar audio experience.

Another theory is that time is just catching up with the Gran Turismo franchise. After all, Gran Turismo still follows the core gameplay concept that was first introduced in the mid-90s, a concept that is based on doing random races to earn money and collect cars. While this gameplay experience has helped Gran Turismo to become a dominant force in the world of virtual racing, many players seem to be growing tired of the trusted routines.

It will be exciting to see if GT6′s numbers rebound during the next few months and if not, which consequences Polyphony Digital will draw from this. The plans of having a GT title for the Playstation 4 ready wihtin 2014 might indicate that the studio is working on leaving the trusted PS3 platform behind rather sooner than later.

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GT6 vs. Assetto Corsa – Silverstone Comparison

Published - 09 Dec 2013

AdrianF1ESP has put together a neat comparison of Gran Turismo 6 & Assetto Corsa.

Both titles were released yesterday with the newest Assetto Corsa update introducing the Silverstone Grand Prix layout. The video shows a lap at Silverstone in both titles using the KTM X-Bow.

Can AC keep up with the console heavyweight? Does GT6 compare well to AC’s physics? Check it out for yourself below!

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Gran Turismo 6 – Now Available!

Published - 08 Dec 2013

Polyphony Digital has released their Gran Turismo 6 title as the new Playstation 3 title is now available worldwide.

GT6 is the final installment of the popular franchise on the Playstation 3, featuring 1200 cars, 150 of which will be new to Gran Turismo.

GT6 will also come with 33 tracks, with seven locations being all-new including Silverstone, the home of Nissan’s GT Academy competition, Brands Hatch, Bathurst, the Ascari Race Resort and the Goodwood Festival of Speed Hillclimb.

A full list of all cars included in Gran Turismo 6 can be found here.

Aside from being available in stores, Gran Turismo 6 can also be downloaded off the Playstation Store, coming as a 15GB download.

Below is the title’s impressive intro video & first hour of gameplay courtesy of SRT for you to enjoy.

As the title is being launched, a first patch for the new game is already available, coming with the following changes:

Official patch v1.01 – 1207 MB

Vision GT has been added to the home screen.
Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo is available as a gift car.
Online part has been modified on the home screen. 1.00 had 4 available online modes. Community, Open lobby, Quick Match and Seasonal events. In the 1.01 patch there is only Open lobby and Seasonal events in the online section on the home screen
GT game server is now online in Europe.
Car tuning menus has been updater to expand/collapse function.
Freshman Cup added to National B mode.
Gornergrat League added to National A mode.
Status screen has an updated layout.
Tyre type fitted to car is now displayed in lower left corner of race display when driving.

Setting limits for car tuning has been altered.
Deltawing added to the dealership
Prize cars added to various events. Open the event again to receive your prize if event is golded pre 1.01 patch.
Target times for some licence tests and “coffe break” events has been altered.
Tyre sound has been altered.
Online events are open for participants withInternational A licence or higher

With the title being released, the pricing for the somewhat controversial in-game credit packs have revealed as well. Players can buy a shortcut to their most sought-after cars in Gran Turismo 6 as 500.000 credits are available for 4.99€, a million credits sell for 9.99 and a whopping 7 million credits is available for 49.99€.


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Gran Turismo 6 – Full Nordschleife Lap Video

Published - 06 Dec 2013

Gran Turismo 6 is now just three days away from being released and below’s more video footage to keep everyone occupied until then.

The video shows a complete lap around what’s arguably one of the title’s most important tracks – The Nürburgring Nordschleife.

Gran Turismo 6 will come to the Playstation 3 starting December 6. featuring 1200 cars, 150 of which will be new to Gran Turismo.

As announced by Kazunori Yamauchi, the distinction between standard & premium models will remain, the cars ported over from Gran Turismo 4 will be slightly touched up to fit the new title better.

GT6 will also come with 33 tracks, with seven locations being all-new including Silverstone, the home of Nissan’s GT Academy competition.

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Mercedes unleashes Gran Turismo 6 vision

Published - 19 Nov 2013

Mercedes-Benz has revealed a spectacular new virtual sportscar concept created by its in-house design team for inclusion in Sony's new PlayStation 3 game Gran Turismo 6.

Called the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, the brawny looking gullwing coupe is planned to be revealed as a model at the opening of Mercedes-Benz's new research and development centre in Sunnyvale, California on the eve of this week's Los Angeles motor show.

Yet despite the unveiling in 1:1 scale, the new two seater is destined to remain a feature of the virtual world as the first in what Mercedes-Benz is billing as a series of Vision Gran Turismo vehicles to be unveiled in the near future.

While the virtual properties of the AMG Vision Gran Turismo mean it will only ever see running as a high resolution graphic within the new Gran Turismo 6 game this hasn't deterred Mercedes-Benz from providing it with detailed styling and mechanical data – elements of which are said to provide solid hints to the upcoming GT AMG due to be unveiled in mid-2014 as a range topping replacement for the SLS AMG.

Drawing inspiration from the iconic 300 SL, Mercedes-Benz designer have provided their latest concept with exaggerated proportions, with a long probing nose and cabin sited well back within the wheelbase giving an instantly aggressive appearance that is further enhanced by bulging wheel houses and a wide track stance. 

Central among the detailing brought to the exterior design of the AMG Vision Gran Turismo is a traditionally shaped chromed rimmed grille imbued with a large centre three pointed star badge and individual LEDs that act as modern day louvres to provide varying light patterns.

In a further nod to the past, the virtual Mercedes-Benz also receives gullwing doors that hinge from a centre point within the roof, similar in fashion to those seen on the soon-to-be-discontinued SLS AMG.

Inside, there is a futuristic looking interior that Mercedes-Benz says has been inspired by a modern day F1 cockpit. The instruments take the form of a glass display that floats above the steering wheel, revealing information such as speed, revs and operating temperature. Among the controls are classic rocker switches in the centre of the dashboard and within the headlining – the latter layout said to be mirrored on the upcoming GT AMG.

For its inclusion in Gran Turismo 6, the AMG Vision Gran Turismo has been conceived to run a twin-turbocharged V8 petrol engine of unspecified size mounted up front where, in the virtual world, it develops 430kW  together with 800Nm of torque.



With a virtual aluminium spaceframe body weighing 1385kg, this provides it with a power-to-weight ratio of 3.2kg/kW.

Mercedes-Benz describes this figure as being ''unrivalled in the super sports car segment and one that guarantees exceptionally dynamic performance'' – a statement that has led to rumours suggesting the performance data may in fact point to a Black Series variant of next year's GT AMG due to make an appearance in 2016.  

To complete the experience, Mercedes-Benz has provided its virtual concept with eight tailpipes and what it describes as a ''sonorous exhaust note''.
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Gran Turismo 6 – Day to Night Transition Trailer

Published - 09 Nov 2013

Polyphony Digital has released a new Gran Turismo 6 trailer, showing off the day to night transitions in their upcoming Playstation 3 racer.

The trailer shows the title’s time of day & astronomy system at work on various tracks. Several of the title’s tracks come with both time & weather changes, you can find the full list of all tracks supporting both features below.

While most of the title’s real-life venues come with all bells & whistles, notable exceptions are Monza, Laguna Seca & Indianapolis who don’t support the new features.

  • Daytona International Speedway / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Tsukuba Circuit / Weather Changes
  • Circuit de la Sarthe / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Nürburgring / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Indianapolis Motor Speedway
  • Autodromo Nazionale Monza / Weather Changes
  • Mazda Laguna Seca Raceway
  • Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Twin Ring Motegi / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Silverstone / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Ascari / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Willow Springs International Raceway / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Brands Hatch / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Goodwood Hillclimb / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Autumn Ring / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Apricot Hill Raceway / Weather Changes / Time Changes
  • Matterhorn / Weather Changes / Time Changes

Gran Turismo 6 will come to the Playstation 3 starting December 6. featuring 1200 cars, 150 of which will be new to Gran Turismo.

As announced by Kazunori Yamauchi, the distinction between standard & premium models will remain, the cars ported over from Gran Turismo 4 will be slightly touched up to fit the new title better.

GT6 will also come with 33 tracks, with seven locations being all-new including Silverstone, the home of Nissan’s GT Academy competition.

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Gran Turismo 6 – Three New Gameplay Videos

Published - 03 Nov 2013

Several new gameplay videos of Polyphony Digital’s Gran Turismo 6 have surfaced as the release of the PS3 racer is closing in.

The new videos show moving footage of the Goodwood Hillclimb, the Deltawing in action as well as a replay of some GT3 cars.

Gran Turismo 6 will come to the Playstation 3 starting December 6. featuring 1200 cars, 150 of which will be new to Gran Turismo.

As announced by Kazunori Yamauchi, the distinction between standard & premium models will remain, the cars ported over from Gran Turismo 4 will be slightly touched up to fit the new title better.

GT6 will also come with 33 tracks, with seven locations being all-new including Silverstone, the home of Nissan’s GT Academy competition.

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Gran Turismo 6 – Senna Partnership Announced

Published - 27 Oct 2013

Polyphony Digital has announced a partnership with the Ayrton Senna Institute for their upcoming Gran Turismo 6 title.

Announced at the Brazil Game Show in São Paulo, the partnership with not just result in a special Ayrton Senna Playstation 3 bundle but also put several Senna-related content in game.

Even though details on the included cars & tracks have yet to be revealed, PD confirmed that Gran Turismo 6 will allow players to trace the steps of Ayrton Senna’s career.

Gran Turismo 6 will come to the Playstation 3 starting December 6. featuring 1200 cars, 150 of which will be new to Gran Turismo.

As announced by Kazunori Yamauchi, the distinction between standard & premium models will remain, the cars ported over from Gran Turismo 4 will be slightly touched up to fit the new title better.

GT6 will also come with 33 tracks, with seven locations being all-new including Silverstone, the home of Nissan’s GT Academy competition.

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Gran Turismo 6 – Bathurst Video Trailer

Published - 04 Oct 2013

Polyphony Digital has released a new video trailer of their upcoming Gran Turismo 6 title, putting Bathurst into the spotlight.

The iconic Australian track seems to be a hot topic among racing title these days as several developers have shown up their version of Mount Panorama recently with Polyphony Digital joining them below!

Gran Turismo 6 will come to the Playstation 3 starting December 6. featuring 1200 cars, 150 of which will be new to Gran Turismo.

As announced by Kazunori Yamauchi, the distinction between standard & premium models will remain, the cars ported over from Gran Turismo 4 will be slightly touched up to fit the new title better.

GT6 will also come with 33 tracks, with seven locations being all-new including Silverstone, the home of Nissan’s GT Academy competition.

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