Companion app for better HUD - Smartphone and Tablet support (UPDATED with images inside)

Discussion in 'Kazunori Yamauchi Q&A' started by Snake17x, May 21, 2014.

  1. Snake17x

    Italy Italy
    PSN:Snake17x

    In GT6 the HUD is composed by the same elements of GT5. But other SIM RACING have an HUD more complex. There you can see many information about the race: gap from previous and next pilots (and not only from the first like in GT6), ambient temperature, track temperature, fuel used per lap, engine's healt, tires pressure, braking force, ecc.

    You think that is possible that one day we can use smartphone and tablet how it used in MGSV: Ground Zeroes companion app to see all the information that we need to know? Is a features that can be implemented with a patch, or we must wait the next GRAN TURISMO?

    Racing in GT6 without the HUD is a beutifull experience, but some information are essential. Showing it on the monitor is our only one opportunity NOW, but this can change in future...

    At your disposal for any clarification. Thanks.

    EDIT: Here some images that i made to show how i think this feature must be:

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    This concept about the main menù of companion app, is made by Scuderia Paul:

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    Last edited: May 25, 2014

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  2. GTCHAMPION1

    United States New Jersey
    PSN:GTCHAMPION1

  3. It will be really nice if we can tune cars from a Mobil app... changing oil, customizing cars stuff like that on the go will be a valuable add to G.T.
  4. Snake17x

    Italy Italy
    PSN:Snake17x

    And a livery editor, why not...
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  5. Scuderia Paul

    Ireland Dublin
    PSN:Paul2007

    Something like this?
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  6. Snake17x

    Italy Italy
    PSN:Snake17x

    Yes, something like this that have an option that permit you to show a CUSTOM HUD on your own device.

    I tryed to make a graphic simulation, but i used the HUD from GT5. Sorry for low quality, i made this with a smartphone app :D

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  7. Scuderia Paul

    Ireland Dublin
    PSN:Paul2007

    You made that on a smartphone app? Very impressive @Snake17x. I like your idea and if it were to happen the Vita would be perfect to link to for GT7 on PS4.
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  8. Snake17x

    Italy Italy
    PSN:Snake17x

    Thanks :D

    Yhea, compatibility with PS Vita would be great, but i think that Smartphone e Tablet have the priority because are most common.
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  9. TRLWNC7396

    WNC
    PSN:TRLWNC

    This could be a neat addition, but distracting at the same time. However, having a current timing list would be amazing!
  10. Snake17x

    Italy Italy
    PSN:Snake17x

    Not more distracting than the normal HUD.
    Also i think that the new hud on smartphone and tablet can show the TIRE'S TEMPERATURE in celsius or fahrenheit and not using color, how now.
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  11. Jimmy_Pop

    United States Minne-snow-ta
    PSN:Nukedogger86

    Hats off for your artistic ability. Kaz ought to hire you to build the app.
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  12. Johnnypenso

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    Canada Windsor,Ontario
    PSN:Johnnypenso

    There's also this:

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  13. TRLWNC7396

    WNC
    PSN:TRLWNC

    Wow.... :drool:
  14. Snake17x

    Italy Italy
    PSN:Snake17x

    Here another image about the smartphone and tablet companion app.
    (Sorry again for the low quality)

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  15. Soulfresh_ACV

    Australia Australia
    PSN:Soulfresh-ACV

    It would be nice but please also have car's odometer which we don't even have on screen. Not sure how hard it will be to implement without sacrificing both network bandwidth and hardware resources which there's so much more that PD should be prioritising for the core game mechanics like fixing the sounds to start off with.
  16. Johnnypenso

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    Canada Windsor,Ontario
    PSN:Johnnypenso

    The apps are already available for other games. All it would take is some outsourcing to existing app makers, give them the specs or protocols or whatever it is they need and it could probably be done in very little time, at no manpower cost to PD and probably little financial cost to them as well. It could even be done on spec, someone could be approved to design the app for the game but it's available as a download for those that want it for a small fee. This is part of the future of Sim Racing I think, and technological integration is the wave of the future. PD can choose to lead, follow or not get on the ride to begin with.
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  17. Soulfresh_ACV

    Australia Australia
    PSN:Soulfresh-ACV

    Don't get me wrong. I'm all for innovation and better support for peripherals integration even support for motion sim rigs too of course until the day the prices comes down to a point which is accessible to the general populous. I would love to have REV lights on this external HUD display.

    I couldn't agree more that it's not hard to implement. A companion app is a great idea for HUD display or what not. But the fact is there are so much more that PD should be doing or focusing on the game immersion first. FFB for instance can benefit improvements first as I assume that people who want external HUD display are those who owns a racing wheel. I was so disappointed that PS4 isn't even capable of 4K. Otherwise we don't need multiple copies of the console and game to be able to have multi-display support that can drive 3 displays @ 1080p.

    At the end of the day, PD also needs to get Sony's blessings for more I/O data communications on it's consoles and OS. I think that there are limitations/restrictions on I/O available for both PS3/4 platforms via WiFi or USB. If it's not I/O restrictions they should really outsource and then talk to the guys for integration who already created such apps for PC sims. Otherwise if we wait for PD to develop this, it'll be 2022 lol :lol:
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2014
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  18. Soulfresh_ACV

    Australia Australia
    PSN:Soulfresh-ACV

    The app mockup better include a GPS course maker otherwise PD might forget to implement this when they copy your design :lol:
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  19. Hayden

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    Australia South Australia

    As a triple screen GT6 user, I think this is a freaking awesome Idea! Great job on the mock-ups too :tup:

    Edit: The more customisation the better. It'd be great to have (for example) just the tachometer, current position, tyre & fuel status, track map & laps to go displayed.
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2014
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  20. Snake17x

    Italy Italy
    PSN:Snake17x

    Yhea the idea is this: have better customization for the HUD (not only on Companion App, but also on PS3)