Gran Turismo 5 Update Notice (2.17)

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After the installation of Update 2.16 and the consequent decommissioning of the GT5 servers, players were no longer able to install previously purchased DLCs for GT5. In order to address this issue, we are releasing a new game and server update:

Update Schedule

21st July 2014, from 8:00PM (PST)

Update Details

- The installation process for Downloadable Content has been changed. Users will no longer need to connect to the GT5 servers in order to install additional content.

After installing Update 2.17, users who purchased DLCs from the PlayStation®Store in the past will be able to re-install them again, even if the GT5 online services have been terminated.

We would like to thank you all for your continuous support and apologize for any inconvenience caused.

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Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Day 2

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The second day of Goodwood opened with the unveil of the “Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo”. Its futuristic form and the high level of engineering it contains attracted many visitors, filling the Super Car Paddock with a wall of people.

After having confirmed the success of its unveil, Aston Martin’s design director Mr. Marek Reichman and Mr. Yamauchi also experienced driving the “Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo” on a special setup of “Gran Turismo 6″. While the incredible 800ps power of the V12 twin turbo is extreme, it was still fully under control thanks to Aston Martin’s long history and technology, providing confidence for the driver.

Exiting the Aston Martin Booth, Mr. Yamauchi headed for the Nissan NISMO booth, where he exchanged thoughts regarding the “NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo” with Nissan’s chief creative officer Mr. Shiro Nakamura. You could tell the level of interest for the car by the crowds constantly surrounding it. There were also long lines of people waiting to play on the Gran Turismo 6 sleds set up at the booth.

The Goodwood Festival grounds is like a daydream world for a car enthusiast. Walking down the paddock, legendary cars you’ve only seen in books and magazines are found within an arms reach, and gets your heart racing. A huge blast of sound prompts you to look up into the sky, where a group of British air force fighters zooms by overhead. The second day of Goodwood was also blessed with fine weather, and was a fantastic day for car lovers visiting the festival.

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Announcing the Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo

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On the 27th of June (local time), Aston Martin announced its “Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo” at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, held in West Sussex, UK. The car will be added to the PlayStation®3-exclusive title “Gran Turismo 6″ through a free update planned for July 2014.

Developed entirely in-house over a period of 6 months by the Design team at Aston Martin, led by Design Director Marek Reichman, the DP-100 not only looks beautiful, but it also boasts a high degree of engineering integrity. The twin-turbo V12 mid-engined racer offers up to 800 BHP, endowing it with blistering performance keeping true to the high octane nature of the game.

Created utilizing many of the same techniques as applied in the development of Aston Martin production sports cars – hand sketches and 3D modeling, followed by full realization in the virtual world – The DP-100 provides an exceptional level of detail with a fully functioning suspension system and state-of-the-art electronics.

Comment from Marek Reichman (Design Director)

“DP-100 has been an exciting and intensive project for the team here at Gaydon. Features such as the car’s revolutionary ‘active aerodynamics’ are there not just as a way of enhancing form, but also to support the car’s function in-game. As with the CC100 Speedster Concept(*), many of the design cues visible in DP-100, such as the light blade rear lamps, could also feed through into future sports cars that we’ll launch in the offline world so the importance of this project should not be underestimated.”

Comment from Kazunori Yamauchi (Gran Turismo Series Producer)

“When I first came face to face with this car at the Aston Martin Headquarters in Gaydon, UK, I was at a loss for words seeing the level of perfection in its design. I was surprised by the bold proposal of the car being the first midship layout model in Aston Martin history. And while it is clean and classy in design, it is also very emotional. Not only that, there was this future Aston Martin in front of me, that was so detailed it could be released on the market pretty much as is.”

(*The CC100 Speedster Concept is the 100th Anniversary model of Aston Martin, released in 2013.)

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GT6 “Goodwood Hillclimb” course Updated to Coincide with the New "Goodwood Festival of Speed" Central Feature Unveiling Ceremony

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On June 26th at 22:00 (local time), a new Central Feature for the “Goodwood Festival of Speed” was revealed. The “Festival of Speed” is a motorsports festival held in West Sussex, UK, where the Central Feature structure was revealed by this year’s host manufacturer Mercedes-Benz.

In conjunction with this event, the Goodwood Hill Climb course included in the PlayStation®3 exclusive title “Gran Turismo 6” was updated at the same time. Gran Turismo 6 players all over the world can now drive the course with the new central feature within the game. (please note that in order to update the course, a PlayStation®3 system and network connection are required).

The unveiling ceremony at Goodwood was conducted by Lord Charles March, the Festival host, and Michael Bock (Director, Mercedes-Benz Classic) with Gran Turismo series Producer Kazunori Yamauchi also in attendance.

This year, Kazunori Yamauchi will be participating in the Festival of Speed driving a Mercedes Benz 300 SLS. This iconic car from the 1950’s is one of two 300SL roadsters that were specially modified to compete in the National Sportscar Championships of the “Sports Car Club of America”.

A full scale model of the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo was also displayed at the festival, marking the collaboration between the old and new Mercedes-Benz, Goodwood, and Gran Turismo.

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Additional Images and Video Released for the NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

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On the 26th of June, additional images and a new video for the “NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo” have been released, simultaneously with the reveal of the full scale model at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

This car will be added to the PlayStation®3-exclusive title “Gran Turismo 6″ through a free update planned for July 2014.

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Additional Images and Video Released for the NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo

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On the 26th of June, additional images and a new video for the “NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo” have been released, simultaneously with the reveal of the full scale model at Goodwood Festival of Speed.

This car will be added to the PlayStation®3-exclusive title “Gran Turismo 6″ through a free update planned for July 2014.

Article source: http://www.gran-turismo.com/us/news/00_5784838.html

Polyphony Digital Inc. (PDI) and FIA to Form Long-term Partnership

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The Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) and the creators of the highly-acclaimed Gran Turismo® series, Polyphony Digital Inc. (PDI), today announced exciting plans for a long-term innovative partnership. The FIA’s role as the governing body of motor sport worldwide, and the representative of almost 80 million road and track users from 141 countries on five continents, will help grow the direct relationship between the millions of fans of Gran Turismo and the real-world of motor sport.

To mark the start of this collaboration, Gran Turismo®6 will become the first-ever video game to feature FIA-certified content. Gran Turismo 6 for PlayStation®3, which launched late last year, has been granted an FIA certification for four of the game’s world-famous tracks. The virtual circuits in Gran Turismo have been recreated in intricate detail. The track inspection for each was conducted by FIA officials who visited PDI’s development studio in Tokyo, where Gran Turismo 6 track models were accurately compared to FIA standards. Other tracks included in Gran Turismo 6 will be subject to inspection in order to obtain certification by the FIA in the near future.

As a second key element of the partnership, FIA PDI plan to launch an official FIA Online Championship in 2015 with the intention of offering the large number of Gran Turismo players and motor sport fans the opportunity to engage with real motor sport.

Jean Todt, President of the FIA said: “This innovative new partnership will ensure that millions of Gran Turismo and motor sport fans can race on even more detailed tracks at home. The Gran Turismo series has played an important role in helping to attract a new fan base to motor sport. With the input of FIA in the development of the upcoming FIA Online Championship, Gran Turismo 6 will now offer an experience even closer to the real world of motor sport. We are also excited to be working closely with Polyphony Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment in the future to find new ways to continue to make motor sport more accessible to millions of fans that share a passion for racing.”

Polyphony Digital President and Gran Turismo franchise Creator, Kazunori Yamauchi: “We are incredibly proud for the Gran Turismo Series to be officially certified by the governing body of world motorsports. In the over 15 year history of Gran Turismo, this has to be the biggest accolade we have ever received. I believe this will be a major step to forward our mission to connect our virtual and real racing worlds in a full circle, thereby expanding the population of car and motorsports enthusiasts in the world.”

Jacques Berger, Head of Safety at the FIA said: “It was not until we completed the tests between our track data and the game’s track data that we fully appreciated the level of work and attention to detail that goes into the development of Gran Turismo 6. It was not just the tracks that have been precisely mapped out, but also the surrounding landscapes such as the run-off areas, grandstands and buildings.”

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Nissan Reveals a Full Scale Model of Their Vision Gran Turismo at Goodwood "Festival of Speed"

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Nissan’s vision of a supercar for the near future, originally created as the study model among Nissan’s young designers and formulated as a virtual model for the PlayStation®3-exclusive title “Gran Turismo 6″ later, has moved from the virtual world to reality. The full size concept model will be presented at the Goodwood Festival of Speed in the UK from 13:00 (BST) on Thursday the 26th at the Nissan booth.

“NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo” began life as dream project for young Nissan designers who were given free rein to create the perfect supercar for their own Gran Turismo fantasy garage.

Adapting design cues from current Nissan performance models, it was created from scratch using the latest digital design tools: the first – and to date only – physical representation of the car is the actual concept model.

Working closely with Nissan aerodynamic technicians and engineering teams in Japan to ensure the virtual car performs as realistically as possible, the sportscar adapts race-track technology – in particular air flow management – to a road car environment. Neat styling touches evoke aspects of Nissan performance models through the ages but present them in a futuristic way.

“This is in line with the Nissan philosophy,” says Koji Nagano, Vice President, Nissan Design Europe. “In reality, not everyone would be able to own a car like NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo, but through Gran Turismo anyone can drive it and experience Nissan’s promise of delivering innovation that excites.”

Although visitors to the Goodwood Festival of Speed will see a physical interpretation of the car, the first people to ‘drive’ it will be GT6 gamers: the “NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo” will be added in-game through a free update planned for July 2014.

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