Gran Turismo 5 wasn’t exactly the polished hit that everyone was hoping for. In fact, I thought, “What happened?” when I first tried to play a few races with my cousin online. Yesterday, Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of the series, tweeted that Gran Turismo Spec 2.0 was going to be coming out. Here’s the English of what was said:
GT fans, thanks for waiting… The GT5 Spec 2.0 update is coming the 3rd week of October, with DLC following a week later.
Here’s the official link, but I’m going to copy & paste this for people that are too lazy to click the link.
1. Remote racing between friends to level up drivers
You can now set your personal AI drivers from B Spec mode in the game to be shared online for other players to challenge, and you can also host fully automated B Spec races (Remote races) that will earn your driver rewards and experience points. When you set up these races, you can either watch the race in real time, or save it to watch later. If you’re not familiar with B Spec mode, it allows players to create AI drivers that you can coach and manage. They race real races in the game, and you can take the drivers through the full GT career mode. These new Remote races are driven completely by AI Drivers, competing against each other, and the player does not have to drive the car themselves. This is a unique racing strategy simulation mode of Gran Turismo that allows you to enjoy races as you would in a live race broadcast on TV.
What Will Gran Turismo 5 Feature?:
- 1080p Graphics at 60 FPS. Dolby 7.1 Audio. Simulated physics with photo-realistic graphics. Oh, and 3D monitors are supported.
- PlayStation Eye face tracking.
- Real-time damage.
- 16 player races. Split-screen as well.
- Customizations to your car.
- Day-night cycle with randomized weather effects.
- YouTube replay uploads.
- NASCAR, Kart, Rally, Drifting, Road, Super GT, F1, Le Mans, and DTM.
Well, it’s about dang time! Gran Turismo 5 for the PlayStation 3 will be released (hopefully) November 24th, twelve days from today. What does this mean? It means all other racing simulators need to step out of the way for the king. I hope you have time to read the entire car list.