Pimp Your Ride with Gran Turismo 6's Credits System
Posted by Sammy Barker
Splash the cash
Racing games fit the format of microtransactions better than most, so it’s not entirely surprising that the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 is getting an in-game purchase system. While you’ll no doubt be able to earn credits by completing license tests and winning races, publisher Sony has also announced that you’ll be able to snag additional virtual currency by opening your real-world wallet.
According to the PlayStation Blog, credits will be available in denominations of 500,000, 1 million, 2.5 million, and 7 million, and will allow you to purchase various cars and parts. There’s no word on how much these boosters will actually cost, but the packs will be available from both the PlayStation Store and brick and mortar outlets. Judging by the embedded infographic, you’ll get quite a lot for 1 million credits.
Additionally, the platform holder has confirmed that you'll be able to purchase the racing simulator digitally if you prefer. Starting from today you’ll be able to pre-order both the Standard Edition and Special Edition of the title from the PlayStation Store. The latter retails for £59.99 in the UK, and includes the full game, in addition to bonus cars, avatars, paint chips, race suits, and helmets.
Pre-ordering either of the packages will secure you the Precision Pack for free, which comes loaded with five additional anniversary edition cars, spanning the GT-R NISMO GT3 and Corvette Stingray. Are you planning to drive away with the digital version of this game, or are you skipping it entirely? Put your foot down in the comments section below.