Gran Turismo 6 demo launching July 2

Trial for PlayStation 3 racing game arriving next month to mark beginning of GT Academy 2013.

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A demo for Polyphony Digital's PlayStation 3 racing simulator Gran Turismo 6 will arrive on July 2, Sony announced today in a PlayStation Blog post.

Gamers can play the demo purely for fun or they can submit a qualifying time for a chance to advance to the GT Academy 2013 National Finals.

The demo will feature the beginner rounds of a GT Academy-themed race camp before unlocking the final qualifying event at the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit.

Every player who registers and submits a qualifying time will receive "free bonus content," though this was not detailed at any length.

Gran Turismo 6 launches this holiday only on PS3. Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi said last month "We have a PS4 version in mind for the future," but would not give more details.

Discussion

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MViiSionz
MViiSionz

first car I'm hopping in is the one on the thumbnail, hmph...

FabledVeteran
FabledVeteran

I have to admit at first i was pretty let down by GT5 coming from Forza 4... but over time, even with all of its faults, i began to appreciate it... there's something about these games, when you sit in the cockpit... it just feel right, the drivers positioning, the way the cars move and feel, those night time races where you can't see because of the clouds of water hitting your windscreen and best of all the feeling of ownership of that favourite car you saved up for... if GT6 is GT5 with nicer more realistic gritty sounds, slightly more rounded choice of cars and more consistent graphics all round i think it will be perfect for all of us gamers who love cars

In Summary... i want the Mercedes SLS to sound like an SLS :P Cant wait to see what they've done

snaketus
snaketus

But now the question is: Is Gran Turismo 6 coming on PS4 too? I would hate it if I bought it to PS3 and then two months later they release or even announce it for PS4.

Triton
Triton

Is this a new game or the same with a new wrapper? Lets see if it has cockpits for every car this time round.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

Awesome - put that on my calendar NOW lol. Enjoyed GT5 but it did have it's flaws. Hoping they improve on it for GT6! 

garysingh34
garysingh34

I reckon as a racing game this will still leave a lot to be desired as was the case with GT5 but as a console simulator for time trials etc, it will be as good as we have ever got.

garysingh34
garysingh34

Does anyone know if they are sticking with standard cars as well as premium or will we see only premium? I would be happy with 300 premium than 1200 mixed!

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

 great i was hoping there would be a demo because as a long term GT fan i was very disappointed with GT5, now i'll get to see if they have improved the problems it had (really hard to earn money, bad AI, unfare rubber banding and unfair penaltys)

tsunami2311
tsunami2311

I will give it try but  they better  fix the terrible slow means of making money to by these cars that you use once then need to make money slowly again just to get another car to run in one race yet again

jwrebholz
jwrebholz

Ooooh. This is good news.  I wonder what the extra content will be.

Enforcer246
Enforcer246

GT: The racing game pc gamers wish they had.


Inb4 "GT sucks anyway"

geckobnut
geckobnut

Can't wait to try this out.  Hopefully GT6 is going to be the GT5 that we all hoped for.  Fingers crossed I'm sure it will be.

AlmostHaslem
AlmostHaslem

seriously sony is stupid for not making this next gen that was the stupidest decision ever why? cuz how much can you do on 6 yr old hardware? the only thing that can be updated now is the bluray discs and thats it 

lomar07
lomar07

I can't wait to get my hands on this!

CWEBB04z
CWEBB04z

I hope there are no more "standard" cars, more Euro/American cars (too many Japanese cars) and all cars should have race modifications, not just a select few. Should be able to customize our cars more too! 

Alucard_Prime
Alucard_Prime

Barely 50 comments in a few hours? Where are the Sony fans and the excitement for this game? X1 articles get thousands of hateful comments mostly from them, but yet they don't even comment on stories and games that actually concern them?  /end rant. 

Cashmoney007
Cashmoney007

I am not a big racing fan at all.  But any GT game is always worth my money.

sexyeyes79
sexyeyes79

I would of preferred this come to the PS4 but the install base of the PS3 makes more sense as a business decision.  I personally don't like part 5.  I enjoyed the previous gens versions more.  I will be optimistic and I look forward to the demo of GT6.  

Racing games are 1 of my 3 favorite genres.  Pole position on Atari hooked me.  I've played a lot of them across many platforms.  Good luck PD, hope you bring your AAA game.

RustedTruck650
RustedTruck650

GT5 was the best game in the series for me, i can'w wair for GT6. I have my Force Feedback wheel ready to rock and roll.

Pineapple_Head
Pineapple_Head

Polyphony Digital needs to get it's $#!t together before this game comes out. It's so irresponsible to ignore consumer complaints about glitches and other technical flaws in the series. They need a customer service department where users can report a glitch by email or something. They should not just focus on their home market for technical concerns but ALL countries. I hated that I couldn't acquire the cars I earned from the US version of GT Academy 2012 when it was still during the reward claim period and yet the Japanese version of GT 2012 (yes I play multiple regional versions) I was able to acquire the cars I earned from there as late as December of 2012. Kazunori should focus on his international customers a lot more. It pisses me off.

Jimzeel
Jimzeel

If GT6 is going to be a lot like GT5 it is going to be a racer that isn't worth the money to me.  GT5 wasn't all that, and making a very similar follow up with the same flaws would make me think more then twice before buying GT6. So I am happy they are releasing a demo version next week. It will give me ampel time to decide wether I like GT6 or not.

EL_Bomberdor
EL_Bomberdor

Spent a lot of time on GT and still find it so hard. I master one car, how it maneuvers, break speed, accelerates if on tarmac, if off road and when I believe I have mastered it, I jump in a different car, which functions totally different and all is out of the window and I am a noob again. Maybe I am just shit on sims but such a steep learning curve come with sims and the variety of cars that handle so different to the next.

Master_Adeum
Master_Adeum

@FabledVeteran That was my initial impression of GT5 as well. It sounded terrible and had a piss-poor selection of cars. A big gripe of mine too is that the PS3 controller is simply terrible for racing games lol - the triggers are awful. I love the joystick because it's far more precise than the Xbox 360's is, but the triggers are horrible and accelerating and braking with the joystick just feels wrong =(

But, since Xbox One will be a steaming pile of crap, I won't be buying it for Forza 5. What I've seen of GT6 looks fantastic. I can forgive car noises as long as it feels as good as it looks. But by God, there better be a better selection of cars this time around!

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

@snaketus They said PS3 only on a disc. Supposedly, they will release it on the PS4 at launch, in the digital store. 

snaketus
snaketus

@Triton Maybe it has, maybe not. But it's still completely new game. New graphics engine, new physics engine etc. If those doesn't define a new game I don't know what does.

geckobnut
geckobnut

@garysingh34 I really hope there will be not standard cars.  I only ever used standard ones when you had to.  One would hope with all the crap the got from Gt5 standard cars surely they will make them all premium this time around.

zeta
zeta

@Enforcer246 No they don't... not when they have better sims like rFactor 2, Project Cars, and iRacing (to name a few).. quit fanderping and appreciate the racing genre as a whole.

garysingh34
garysingh34

@AlmostHaslem Are you mad? 70 million+ installation base of the PS3 and you are saying Sony are daft for ignoring such a huge audience? GT6 will come on the PS4 no doubt in time.

MadMike2869
MadMike2869

@AlmostHaslem not to mention that gt6 has been in devolopment for 5 yrs. Before the dev kits for the ps4 were being distrubuted.

GTR12
GTR12

@AlmostHaslem Obviously you don't know the GT series, there is always 2 GT games on each and every console, GT7 & 8 are on PS4.

Master_Adeum
Master_Adeum

@CWEBB04z That would be epic. I was so excited when I got GT5 and saw the race modification feature...only to be disappointed to find that only some 20 of the thousands of cars can get the upgrade.


 Simple fact is that if you strip out almost any car, put a better engine in it, and throw racing slicks and downforce upgrades you have a full-fledged racecar. It would be awesome if EVERY car could have this mod added to it. Or they could just be sure to include ALL ALMS/Le Mans cars in the game. GT5 lacked GT cars...severely...

Master_Adeum
Master_Adeum

@Jimzeel I got the feeling GT5 was just a half-assed effort. All that time in development for a pretty average game? PFFT

GT6 being on the PS3 also gives me the feeling PD purposely put in on the PS3 PURELY to avoid having to compete with Forza 5. I hope it's not another half-assed game =(

kljohns2
kljohns2

@EL_Bomberdor Yeah I know what you mean, but that's what separates GT from the "others" 

mike9876543210
mike9876543210

@Master_Adeum @FabledVeteran you do realise that you don't use the triggers for accelerating and braking, x is accelerate and square is brake, it has been like this in every gran turismo game, also there was 1076 cars in gt6. How didn't it have a good selection of cars, what you mean is you didn't have any good cars, not the game.

Master_Adeum
Master_Adeum

@snaketus @Triton People used the same argument against Forza 4 - saying it was just Forza 3.5 - when in reality it had a new graphics, lighting, and physics engine. Some people will always be cynical and never be satisfied. I just hope it feels less numb than GT5 did. =)

Triton
Triton

@snaketus @Triton 

I'm all for it then, just have not seen much buzz about it. Now lets see when it really does ship.. 

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

 @andmcq @Enforcer246 as the one pc gamers wish they had or the one that sucks?

Master_Adeum
Master_Adeum

@GTR12 @AlmostHaslem It doesn't matter what tradition is. I can't help but have the feeling PD aimed at having this game on the PS3 solely to avoid having to compete with Forza 5. If GT6 isn't VASTLY IMPROVED over GT5 and more in depth when it comes to car list, engine sounds, tire sounds, tuning, painting, customizing, etc. (like Forza has been) then it will be a disappointment. GT fans don't want to have to endure another half-assed Gran Turismo.

MajinSquall
MajinSquall

 @GTR12 @AlmostHaslem not to mention they are consideringba PS4 version as well but yeah it is usually 2 GT games per console