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Gran Turismo 6 Lets You Race in Your Very Own Street

Posted by Kell Andersen

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Polyphony Digital's PlayStation 3 swansong Gran Turismo 6 is racing onto store shelves very soon, and to celebrate, the Japanese studio has released a trailer detailing the game's GPS visualiser mode. For the uninformed, this mode allows you to save your real world racing data to a USB and then compare it to your in-game performance.

It's powered by CAN-Gateway ECU technology, originally developed by Toyota, and uses the vehicle's position, RPM, speed, and several other pieces of information to bring a simulation of your real-world driving into the game. The video demonstrates the new feature, showing a side-by-side comparison of in-game and real-world footage of the Willow Springs International Raceway.

Those of you who don't live within driving distance of in-game tracks needn't worry, though, as the app can use GPS data to create custom courses. That's right, you can take part in daring and dangerous drag races in your very own street – your neighbours won't know what's hit them. Will you be terrorizing your sleepy suburbs, or do you plan on speeding past Gran Turismo 6? Rev your engines in the comments section below.

[via youtube.com, polygon.com]

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User Comments (7)

fullyilly

#1

fullyilly said:

Aaaaaaaaaaaaand the award for the worlds dullest trailer goes to...Gran Turismo 6. Step up and take your award.

Surely a feature as incredible as this could have been presented with just a tad more excitement than this? Come on Sony, your marketeers need to work for their money.

NathanUC

#4

NathanUC said:

That sounds amazing honestly. I'm a hardcore motorcyclist and have a few roads locally that I frequently ride. I'd love the ability to generate them into a game! Honestly, this feature alone would sell me on GT6 (if I weren't already sold).

Down the line, I bet we'll see some games do this with Google Maps even. The future is promising for technology like this.

Bad-MuthaAdebis

#6

Bad-MuthaAdebis said:

@nathanuc1988 yeah amazing, Google map street view would be absolutely awesome and the ability to create your own track where you pull out of your street and turn into Tokyo! Not bothered with a racing game in a long time but this is very tempting.

jjiimm

#7

jjiimm said:

@fullyilly It's not a trailer you utter moron. It's a tech demo that very clearly and informatively displays the concept, function and viability of a ground breaking game feature that demonstrates their commitment to the genre. Jesus.

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