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Gran Turismo 6 to allow users to re-create their morning commute

GranTurismo 6 is will allow players to recreate their favourite (or least favourite) real-life road routes and upload those courses to the game. This is done through the new improved version of the course maker app, so now, your own favourite backroad can become everyone’s race track. 

The updated version of Gran Turismo 6 will be released on December 6th. It will include a GPS-enabled mobile app that works similarly to apps like Run Keeper. Players can have their co-ordinates and elevation tracked while driving their favourite roads and then have them uploaded to the GT6 severs.

The route is then recreated in game and made available to share with other players online. So now you can race your mates along your morning commute, or to your granny’s house in the safety of the virtual world.

There will, however, be some limitations. Roadside scenery, for instance, will be randomly generated using various themes as seen in GT5. The road surface itself, however, should be a reasonable resemblance of whatever road the player has chosen. 

The track area is said to be limited to about 20 x 20 kilometres in size.

Kazunori Yamauchi announced at Silverstone Circuit that, since Gran Turismo was first released 15 years ago, things have changed a great deal. Yamauchi has said that the team behind Gran Turismo “have refactored the game to make it very flexible and expandable.” 

Is this the end? Not according to Yamauchi, who has said that the “game will continue to develop throughout its life” and that he already has many ideas “for things [he] wants to achieve in the next 15 years of Gran Turismo.”

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