Gran Turismo 6 to Get Updated Engine Sounds, AI, & More: GTPlanet Interviews Kazunori Yamauchi at E3

June 14th, 2013 by Jordan

I had the special opportunity to spend time one-on-one with Kazunori Yamauchi at E3, where we were able to discuss a few of the most pressing questions Gran Turismo fans have about GT6. GTPlanet also had the opportunity to participate in a “round table” discussion with Kazunori which included other gaming journalists, the full transcript of which will be posted soon.

Thanks to SCEA for their assistance in arranging this interview, and thanks to Kazunori Yamauchi for taking his time to discuss these issues with the GTPlanet community!

GTP: Are the engine sounds that we hear in the demo representative of what we will hear in the final game?

KY: “No, those are just in there as sound effects.”

GTP: So we will see some changes in that area?

KY: “Actually, we are doing research right now to generate the sounds in a completely different way. I’m not sure if it is actually going to make it into GT6 in time yet, but we’ll have to see.”

GTP: The artificial intelligence of the other drivers, will that see any changes or improvements in GT6?

KY: “Like the sounds, that is something that we’re rebuilding for GT6. It won’t be the same as GT5.

“In addition to the things we’ve already announced, like the new rendering engine, the new physics, suspension, and handling modeling, the AI and the sound simulation is something that we are working on.

“As with pretty much everything in the game, we are going back to the basics and rebuilding it. We don’t know when the results of all that effort will come out yet, but of course, it’s not going to be the same as GT5.

“I know there were some rumors that the sound for GT wasn’t recorded with the engine under load. That was actually true until GT4 was produced, but for GT5 all of the sounds that we’ve taken were from cars that were on a dynamometer and placed under load.

“That’s not the whole of the problem, though, and obviously that’s not good enough for GT6 and for the future. We’ve been working on a new system for generating sounds for a few years now, we just haven’t made that breakthrough yet, and we’re still working.  That’s what we’re aiming for – to make that breakthrough – so that we have something of a high quality to show.

“In terms of physics we were able to show that, but for sound simulation, not yet.”

GTP: Regarding car damage, will that be roughly the same that we see currently in GT5?

KY: “Yes.”

GTP: At Silverstone, you described GT6 as a modular platform that can easily be expanded upon. How will you decide what content to include within the game and what to add later as DLC?

KY: “Well, that’s really not been decided yet!”

GTP: Will time-of-day changes be available on all tracks in GT6, or will this only apply to new tracks in the game?

KY: “On Silverstone and Willow Springs, you can see they have time changes. They will be compatible with weather as well. Whether or not that will be applied to all tracks in GT6 hasn’t been decided yet.

“The issue is that if you set a certain time and set certain weather conditions, and build it to those conditions, you get a better quality result.

“However, when we do weather simulations or atmospheric simulations, if we can get it right, it’s going to raise the overall quality of the actual track beyond having it in a fixed condition where things are always going to be the same.

“That’s what we are aiming for and that’s the breakthrough we want to make, but it’s something else that we still don’t know if it will make it in time for GT6.

“We still haven’t given up on that dream of making a breakthrough, and that’s why Silverstone and Willow Springs have changing weather and changing time, as you saw on the show floor.”

GTP: What are some of the most interesting or surprising things that you learned while working with Yokohama and KW suspension to improve GT6?

KY: “When working with Yokohama tire, we got to work with their testing equipment to really see the differences between racing tires, sports tires, and comfort tires.

“Being able to perform this type of test is really a big deal. You’re able to do a bench test on the equipment they have, and at the same time you can perform actual road tests, like, for example, what we did on the Nurburgring.

“That GT-R that we ran in the 24 Hour Race, it has a lot of sensors mounted all over it for research. We can also compare that with the simulation in Gran Turismo. All of that is available for us.

“As for KW, they have a testing setup called the “Seven Post Rig”, and it’s a rig that allows you to move a car in a variety of different directions so you can see the vibrational characteristics of a car. The data that we can get from that equipment is really interesting to us.

“The body and the chassis of the car are a spring and damper in themselves, and the bushings that go into a car are a spring as well, and the tires. All of those things move separately and independently of each other, and we couldn’t tell how all of those things moved together until we actually were able to take these measurements.

“That’s really going into detail, but what we did at KW was very interesting to us in terms of data, and we learned a lot about synchronous vibrational dampening characteristics measurements. It’s just a major thing for us to be able to learn more about the things that we really need to know.”

GTP: One more question – will we ever find out what car is below that blue cover? (This has been an on-going topic of debate in the GTPlanet forums!)

KY: “Ha! That’s a very good question, but I can’t answer that yet! I’m glad you noticed. If you look at it carefully, you will see it is kind of a strange shape, with some interesting characteristics!”

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  1. Snorevette

    The car almost looks like a Nissan GTR, but it looks like someone’s dropped a very heavy object on it and flattened it. My theory is that GT6 is going to have an option to crush all the unwanted skylines that you receive.

    • HAHAHAHAHA i would pay it as an addition just to see that in the game ;d , although it seems that the front indeed looks look a GTR but in the back kind of reminds me the Audi R8

  2. Mazziko

    Aston Martin Vanquish

  3. hyyperactive

    I really really hope gt6 will finally improve and upgrade the a-spec. It has literally been the same for all 5 games and is in need of major improvements. Some kind of event generator would be nice but at the same time it would be almost utterly pointless unless the ai is made significantly and I mean significantly better. If the ai is good then a-spec can be really good as well.

    • Logoncal21

      and being longer. seriously, GT4 had series of 3 single races, 5 single races, 5 races tournaments, 10 race tournaments, FIFTEEN races tournaments and endurance. IT TAKES TIME to finish that game. compare GT4 to GT5: the A-spec from gt4 is way longer than GT5. the main thing i want is a longer A-spec mode on GT6 and a better AI, because i’m tired of having dumb AIs racing against me and finish 30 seconds behind me. i know what i’m saying about AI because i also play forza 3 on hard, and i easily note the differences. Forza’s AI is much more agressive and jerkish aswell(thanks rewind for exisiting on the third game) than GT’s.

  4. counter345

    I’m very surprised they are “rebuilding” a lot of aspects, despite GT5 being said to be used as the basic platform for GT6. I see content issues arising again if they are rebuilding a lot of aspects. That said, sounds especially are one of the things that the community, both casual and hardcore, want to see improved, and it sounds like they’re improving it.

    • legacyMACHINE

      I laughed at “And it SOUNDS like they’re improving it”

      Oh glob.

  5. Anybody knows, how it looks with 1080p in GT 6?

  6. Deko Wolf-GTPT

    GTP always ask the right questions, every time. You might as well be get GTP as the one and only allowed to make these interviews for the English community.

    Other journalists are asking stuff like “does it have cars?” “Is it pretty?” “What’s so special about this game?” All general and vague questions asked from a journalists who is not interested in the series in the first place.

    The quality of these interviews conducted by GTP are top quality! You can see Kazanuri enjoys the technical questions and he gives complex answers. Perfect chemistry!

    • counter345

      I agree. Jordan always asks the right questions and pries the right answers out of him – sometimes.

    • Thanks for the kind words, guys, I’m glad you enjoyed the interview.

  7. CarlosEVH

    SOLD

  8. phil_75

    Also answers everything with “we don’t know if it will make it into GT6 yet?”
    Well if you don’t know this late in development its fairly obvious it won’t and they are more than likely holding back stuff for PS4 & GT7.

    I see another GT5 unfinished release with loads of little updates/patches.

    A big question is if it will be running at 720p now seeing as they are adding extra effects to a game that struggled with framerates without them.
    Much rather they concentrate on 60fps than adding more stuff to slow it down.
    Some of the demo vids have quite bad slow down and thats with only 1 car on track!

    • Lord Protector

      It’s running 1080p still. However, this is just upscaled resolution from 1280×1080 in GT5 and maybe only 720p for GT6, upscaled to 1080p

  9. It’s the new corvette i think…

  10. Great interview!

    Also, I’m positive the car under the cover is the next-generation Nissan Z.

  11. phil_75

    Forget that, its not an F12.

    More than likely a made up collaboration between PD and a manufacturer (Nissan? zzzzz) or a different part of many cars joined together.

    • V12FREAK

      Hey don´t be so rude man. It definately is a Ferrari F12 Berlinetta… Look at this picture and you will see it. You are a faggot for sayin this could be a Nissan hahahahahaha

    • drift501

      So in the first sentence you say not to be rude but then in the last you call Phil a faggot? Personally I think it is the new Corvette

    • The Stig Farmer

      V12Freak, how polite.

      The bottom line is that NO cars perfectly match. Go look on the forums.

    • V12FREAK

      Trust me guys, it´s gonna be the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Just trust me !!!

  12. CodeName

    So what he’s saying is that they’re working hard for sounds and AI, but they don’t know if they’ll have time until the release. Anyway,, i’m really sure it’ll be out on GT6 one day. If not at launch, then in updates, like all the big updates they did for us for GT5.

  13. phil_75

    Put all sounds in a hat and pick one for each car it is then.
    F12 under the cover agreed.

  14. lbpomg95

    Surprisingly detailed interview. Good to see they are at least working on the engine sounds. It would be rather fantastic if the SLS GT3 is close to real, though would they have to recreate making the ground vibrate as it goes past?

    The car under the cover has got to be one of the GT86/FR-S/BR-Z brothers right? The rear end is a bit too curvy for a C7 Vette I think. A 370Z doesn’t have those rear wheel arches and boot lip spoiler either I’m sure of it.

    • lbpomg95

      Almost forgot, thanks for asking the questions Jordan.

  15. poumpoum

    Thank you Jordan, thank you Kaz !

  16. Denilson

    Nice interview!

    And under the blue cover: Ferrari F12

    Remember where you read it first.. ;)

    • HKS racer

      Nope, I’ve just compared the shape and it can’t fit PD’s ghost car

  17. Where are the surprises ?

  18. forzaturismo

    how long it takes to create a complete car sound soundtrack????

    • another_jakhole

      Until we know more about the “new system of generating sounds”, it takes approximately one month to three years to do it seeing as how they’ve been updating/altering them since GT5 released.

  19. GTP_Versatile

    I wanted to say the car under the sheet was the F12 Berlinetta so bad, but after looking at side pictures of the F12, the front isn’t sloped enough :\

  20. I’m surprised. For once Kaz actually gave somewhat detailed answer.

  21. Longa23

    Common Guys…. Jordan asked Kaz what we all wanted to hear about the Sounds and KI…
    I think the time is limited and i hope in the next month that PD creates new sounds to incorporate into GT6. That was my biggest that was my personal biggest construction site for real racing feeling.
    Go on PD and BIG THANK’s to JORDAN….
    “THANK YOU” Sorry it is not my Mother Language :)

  22. smskeeter23

    Ok so I haven’t caught up on all the posts yet (but I will tomorrow) and idk if it’s that I had too many doppelbocks tonight or what but…

    I am a pretty big self admitted GT fanboy of 15yrs… and I am upset by this. Kaz, seriously… just mentioning something, anything, about sounds when asked does NOT constitute big news.

    I’ve been living moment to moment all week waiting for said big news at E3 and all I saw this week is a demo that we won’t get, only GTA. Thank you for that but, damn, why cant we get the E3 demo? That would make ALOT of people shut up including me.

    And I NEVER make comments like this, ever, until now :-(

    • liampage123

      How about you just appreciate what PD is doing for us. At least be thankful that they are actually listening to our pleads for better AI and sound.

    • another_jakhole

      Focus on something other than info about a game that won’t be out for another 150-ish days.

    • smskeeter23

      I think mainly what I was getting at is the typical Kaz “we dont know if it’ll make it in”.

      I’ll be shocked if there aren’t a ton of comments in this thread complaining about that very thing (off to catch up now).

    • another_jakhole

      I’m just happy that he elaborated quite a bit with his answers. He could have said what you quoted for most of the questions and it would have been a terrible interview. PD is unique in that they’re always thinking about the future. If big features can’t make it into the upcoming game, they’ll continue working on those features nonetheless. How do you think PD got weather and time change into their games while T10…

  23. liampage123

    Glad to hear that PD is working on the sounds.

  24. Dionisiy

    Jordan, why do not you ask about the livery editor??? О_О :(((

    • forzaturismo

      +1

    • another_jakhole

      Kaz wouldn’t likely wouldn’t go into a decent amount of detail talk nor about something like the new Course Maker. We won’t know a whole lot about a whole lot of things until Gamescom at the very earliest.

    • another_jakhole

      rewrite: Kaz wouldn’t likely go into a decent amount of detail talk nor about something like the new Course Maker.

    • another_jakhole

      rewrite #2: Kaz wouldn’t likely go into a decent amount of detail nor about something like the new Course Maker.

    • We touched on car customization in our Silverstone interview just a few weeks ago, and, since nothing was announced at E3, I didn’t believe his answer would change and didn’t waste a question on it. He would never confirm or announce such a major new feature in an interview, anyway.

  25. TruGenTimeless

    GT6 is going to be an awesome installment. I think change of day would be good for all tracks. Like in GT4 and GT3 there were times whereas driving can be done in midday to afternoon. That and the test were actually more challenging than it is in GT5.

  26. forzaturismo

    …hope we ll get the audi,mercedes n bmw DTM 2013 cars!!! :)

  27. hennessey86

    Updated engine sounds…………………I’m sorry but if the original recordings are not of high quality you can update them all you want, but they still won’t sound realistic. They need to record at least the premium cars from scratch.

  28. nintendohds

    Amazing news! Definitely looking forward to the improvement!

  29. forzaturismo

    good news!!!

  30. Quakebass

    Saw title of news article.

    Crossed fingers.

    “PLEASE DON’T GIVE VAGUE ANSWERS, PLEASE DON’T GIVE VAGUE ANSWERS…”

    I’m somewhat satisfied… It isn’t clear on the quality of the AI and engine notes, but Kaz is honest about the progress, unlike GT5. He’s admitting stuff may not make it to GT6, whereas with GT5 he was saying things along the lines of “we could release it whenever, we just want to keep adding stuff…”

    Considering te confidence in other information, I’m betting GT6 is going to be really good. Right now the only thing I’m concerned about is the AI. Sounds, or at least the accuracy of the engine notes, aren’t as important to me. I’d like to know more about the customization options, but it’s looking decent enough. The physics will be keeping me with the game for a LONG time…

    • TruGenTimeless

      I agree with you there (most times when I’m racing with my earbuds in to drown out sound) driving by GT’s standards in terms of gaming makes it addicting, but at the same time rewarding since this game literally teaches a lot about cars.

  31. gold_ultima

    I’d really like to hear about something like a custom race. A race where you can set up how many and what cars your opponents can use on what track. Maybe even letting them use cars from your garage. I wouldn’t even care if winning provided credits or not. Though, with the PP system setting how credits work wouldn’t be too hard.

  32. And besides it makes sense for GT to want that car in the game, it was supposed to be the nsx replacement before they scraped it, to I guess redesign the body and use a v6/electric hybrid, type in nsx v10 on youtube and you will see it. And by the way it was going around the ring I bet that was a near finished car, and a fast one, it look like it could run a 7.30 all day… so it makes sense for pd to immortilize a car that might never see production, that finished car is probly sitting in the honda warehouse somewhere, and pd snucked in and modeled it for GT6, but boy o boy pd please get that beautiful sound right, almost sounds better than the LFA, almost.

  33. force ewerby

    When I first saw the blue cover I instantly recognized it as a GT-86 or BRZ FR-S.

  34. Caliper

    So…they are working on it, they haven’t decided yet, they hope it makes it to GT6. Got it.

  35. Antonioserna12

    I think it is the c7 corvette stingray or the nismo 370z

  36. I could care less about that car under that cover, what I do care about is the cars that is going to be behind that cover. GT6s car list please. It is the Honda NSX street car, a couple of years ago they was testing it at the ring, it was said to have a v10, awd, and they wanted it to compete with the LFA and GTR.

  37. joetruckv8

    Cough*split times from driver to driver vs driver to P1 only* cough. And A race start setting to pick timed slots vs only laps plz

  38. Gturbo5

    NEED GET F12013!

    F1 2007 – gt5 prologue
    F1 2010 – gt5
    F1 2013 come in gt6?

  39. Viper or F12. Hopefully both.

    • Whitefalcon63

      I’m really hoping we get the F12. That car is amazing. I’d put the MC12 and LaFerrari on that wish list too.

  40. Redline900

    I’m thinking the car under the blue cover is a BMW Z4 coupe! lol

  41. Logoncal21

    it looks like a GT-R for me……. and when it’s about Kaz, yeah.
    i was joking, but i still think it’s a gt-r

  42. I believe the car under the blue cover could be the Ferrari 599GTO. It has a rear spoiler too. I wish they include the 599xxx man that car is badass :)

  43. TomBrady

    I think his words on the engine sounds means that, some cars will have great engine sound, and some won’t . Just like in GT5, except probably a lot more cars will have better sounds this time.

    Also, not done yet, to me means we will see that sort of stuff with an update. It’s kind of stupid considering they’ve been working on this for another 2 years, and it’s still not finished. I like what they did with the physics, but I think they shouldn’t have spent time improving the graphics. I don’t really see the need for that. The only graphical issue with GT5 was screen tearing.

    And as far as the damage, don’t care about the visual, but I’d really like to see the ability to total cars, and I’d like to see heavy damage be on all the time. It would really improve the quality of online racing if all A Spec events had heavy damage forced on.

    • SharpFlashback

      Alfa Romero.

    • Logoncal21

      i wish that the tyre wear was on for all the Events
      why? FREAKING FORMULA GT! STILL NOT FINISHED THAT

    • MeanElf

      Compulsory heavy damage would pretty much kill online back to a few hundred people. As you can already set up a lobby like that, why not just leave it upto the lobby hosts? Now, an A-spec with full damage as a hardcore option, yes, that I would like.

    • TomBrady

      It would not kill online at all. It would improve it. People would finally learn how to race with other cars. Especially if A Spec had it always on, they would be used to it.

  44. QuikSlvr223

    Almost certain it’s the production NSX. You have to make some body changes to fit regulations, and I mean, look at that sharp curve at the edge of the hood. Exactly like the concept car. Got the same basic shape, too.

    • ChicoMaloXD

      How could an MR car have such long hood?

    • /\ Because that car, the HSV-010 street car was not a MR, it was a front engine AWD V10. I think a first for honda.

    • ScotteDawg

      vr6cas, Chico and QuikSlvr were talking about the Hybrid Acura NSX (USA) not the Honda HSV-010 (JPN)!! And the HSV-010 was NOT an AWD, it was a rear wheel drive but you’re right about the engine being in the front.

      As for the Hybrid Acura NSX, the long hood has always been a part of the NSX design. Why change it now?

  45. That’s what I hate with these guys .. we are now in June, the game is due in not event 6 months and there are plenty of important stuff that are “not decided yet” .. something is not working right in there .. Plan everyting you want to make before making it. That way you have a general idea of what’s to be done and you can plan an efficient schedule (reduce the risk of delays). You don’t decide important stuff on the fly. My 2cent.

    • eran0004

      You think that they’re working blindly? That the sound engineers by themselves came to think of “maybe we should be working on a new way to simulate the sounds?” and the management had no idea about it?

      Of course everything is planned. What is not certain is if the results will be good enough to make the cut to GT6, or if they have to work on it more before coming to a breakthrough. What use to GT6 is new sounds or new AI if it is worse than GT5? You don’t plan to include everything you’re working on, you wait until you see the results.

    • I was more talking about the weather/DLC part.

      It’s more a general though that the article I read gave me .. like we saw with GT5 .. nothing was really clear and in the end, when it (GT5) was released it we could tell the game was not finished because they didn’t have time to make it right or some other reason we probably don’t know .. Anyway, how many uptades were needed to make GT5 decent..? That’s more my point.

      And for your comment, I don’t want to sound rude but the way you would do things seems like a great way to lose money. It’s like “Hey, we’ll get a team to work and develop a new thing, and if it doesn’t give a good result we’ll just not put it on the game, keep working on it or forget it. You don’t create something by thinking like that. You have things to do, you do them right or you find the right people to make it happen.

      I don’t have the experience of managing such large scale projects, but I do have my fair share of project management and the more you plan on paper before working the easier it is for almost everything .. briefing briefing briefing .. After that if their team cannot achieve the level of quality they want in the given time, then that’s an other problem .. get more people or better qualified people. (I’m not saying the guys at PD don’t know what they are doing, just to be clear)

    • Quakebass

      What? You don’t think much can get done in 4-5 months…?

      There’s still a chance. All the time developers produce demos showing the parts of the product that’s ready. Look at many of the other games at E3 – they lagged out in the ON-STAGE demonstration, and most of them are expected to come out in about 5-10 months time. It isn’t “undecided” – it’s “uncertain” if it will make it into the game INITIALLY.

    • Ridiculour Quakebass!
      There’s a difference between creating and optimizing. Optimizing is a couple of steps forward in the process.

  46. Jamaicangmah

    I think the car is a Viper i’m kinda iffy on the front but yeah.

  47. PepeMickey

    Finally, some words of truth, now KY please take your time with GT6 to be able to give us a taste of that “breakthrough” and then release GT6/7 on PS4 with a redefined concept of Gran Turismo.

  48. doodlemonoply

    Personally, I thought the sounds were fine, but I don’t mind an improvement at all.

    • ownageboyz

      Sounds of most are like vacuums\blenders, so I’m so excited for updates!

    • TomBrady

      No they’re not. There’s no vacuum on earth that sounds like that.

    • Redline900

      No, they needed fixing. Thank you kaz!

    • doodlemonoply

      Really? Tell me one car that sounds like a vacuum cleaner.

  49. I think the car under the blue cover is a Subaru Br-z or one of the variants.

    • Renken95

      I think it looks like a ferrari f12

    • psntomaz

      Its a 14 Corvette. i can see the C Pillar.

    • TomBrady

      Actually I think and hope that’s it, the Ferrari F12. It’s not the corvette, we already have that.

    • Quakebass

      Considering Kaz is keeping it under wraps, I doubt it’s something that the public already knows about. I know there’s a new Z coming out, and there’s supposedly a new Supra concept… There’s been discussion on this in the forums.

    • mickoafna

      @TomBrady, I too, really wish that it’s Ferrari F12 :)

    • TomBrady

      Either the F12 or the new Viper. It looks like it could be either but I don’t think it’s the vette. That wouldn’t make sense, we already have the vette

  50. I don’t like the penalty system, instead its more fun to play with high damage and warn everyone ahead of the race that its set to high. You may need to kick some people out initially but once you have a good group of racers, the races are a lot of fun. Also tire/fuel usage set to high, 7-8 laps to force a pit stop, and the race is magical =D

    • I agree. What’s your screen name??

    • TomBrady

      Agreed except not a big fan of the high fuel/tire thing though for shorter races I suppose it is the most practical idea.

      I definitely would like to see heavy damage on at all times for online races and A Spec events. That would really improve the quality of racing online. So much less idiots would play bumper cars.

  51. Aaaaaannnd..

    The Complaints still continue lmao!! Unbelievable..

    • JoRdY105

      It’s ridiculous. But you can never please everyone.

      I’m over the moon about everything I’ve read so far! But each to their own.

    • Logoncal21

      why? somebody kicked your butt so hard? can you see the castle?
      REFERENCES

  52. Its disappointing to hear that damage will stay the same… One of the problems with GT5 has been public lobbies and dirty random racers that use the car in front as a brake, with the car in front always getting damage and the car doing the bumping always benefiting. It would have been nice to atleast see a safety rating rather than the insanely bad penalty system the lobbies have which penalize you 15 secs if you put 2 wheels off the kerb.

    • SavageEvil

      They need a flag system, but actually have a system that can figure out who did wrong would be a bit tougher than we think. I think flagging for more than two wheels off the track(not air) and cutting would work wonders 3 flags and it’s race over. I also think that magically slowing cars down off the road or your throttle input is cut is stupid and really unnecessary. Let’s put that tire and suspension simulation to use when people go off roading in low slung race cars(undercarriage damage, wear on suspension and even damage to the front spoiler can happen).
      Really hope that they have a better penalty system that the schizophrenic one in GT5.

  53. The car under the blue cover is probably an Aston Martin going by the ass end of the car and possibly the front, or it could be a Ferrari.. But my bet is an Aston martin

    • Pit Crew

      I still think it’s the 2014 370Z.

    • SavageEvil

      Which Aston? I want to look up the photo for reference. I checked the 370Z and it’s roof line doesn’t match. Only things close to this were the 599 GTB but it didn’t have the vertical spoiler on the end. The rear quarter panel really throws me as it would fit the 2014 Viper but the rear spoiler things kills it. This is like where’s waldo for me. Lol.

    • Pit Crew

      ^Please the roofline matches very well. I also checked the overlays other GTP members have done regarding this issue and amongst the masses the 370Z is just as good a guess as any other.

    • SavageEvil

      ^I just eliminate cars as i go through them against the tarp car is all. For my own purposes, not saying you’re wrong. All I know is whatever car it is the rear deck is rather short and sports a near vertical lip spoiler which sweeps into the rear quarter panel, the front end is really hard to visualize but the fender flares suggest roadster i.e. Viper, 599 GTB. I’m on a hunt and I’m finding some impressive cars like this two seater Aston Martin omg I want that in GT. Any cars you have that you think it could be aside from the 370z?

    • QuikSlvr223

      I’m telling you, production version of the NSX concept.

    • ScotteDawg

      Honda HSV-010!
      Hybrid Acura NSX!
      A new Aston Martin Concept or TVR Concept that only PD have been privy to!
      A Smart Car Roadster!
      A Toyota Prius???

      PD added 200 cars! It won’t be obvious until GT6 is released…

  54. k12power

    THANK YOU JORDAN!!! Sounds and AI are my favorite questions i would like to be answered!!!

    Because English it’s not my first language, when Kaz said about sounds ”I’m not sure if it is actually going to make it into GT6 in time yet, but we’ll have to see.” what does he mean??? Are we gonna hear better sounds in GT6 or more latter in GT7???

    THANKS AGAIN!!!!!! :)

    • He meant that probably those changes or improvements are not going to make it in time for GT6 or probably yes

    • k12power

      Thanks Wiki!!!

    • Redline900

      Well, if the sound improvements don’t make it in time for launch, I hope they put them up as DLC!

    • ScotteDawg

      If the sound improvements are not made in time for launch, they will NOT be put up as DLC but included as an update during the inevitable server maintenance!

    • k12power

      Thanks alot guys!!!!!!!!

  55. MGTurismo

    Cheers for the interview Jordan, you rock dude!

  56. gtone339

    Great to see Kaz is still focusing on updating Car Engine sounds & ai (artifical intelligence). No questions asked about:

    - Livery editor
    - Avatar/drivatar creator
    - sell cars online – own your car dealership online
    - other upcoming real world / fictional tracks to be added in to GT6 , e.g Pikes Peak, Apricot Hill, El Capitain
    - 2 player mode
    - Arcade mode
    - 20 million credit limiter removed
    - manufacturer races
    - endurance races
    - Rally
    - online multi-player pass
    - adding easter eggs

    Oh by the way, the car under the blue cover is a Toyota S___a. ;)

    • hobanator24

      Please, God No. Not that hideous ‘thing’ that dare call itself a Supra. But it’s probably not it because the hood is too long.

    • QuikSlvr223

      Sienna! Toyota Sienna! :D

    • M0NSTER97

      @ gtone You also forgot

      - Licenses for the use of more Nascars, F1, WRC, & etc.

    • Logoncal21

      AI is for me the most important
      why? because the thing that i hate from gran turismo is the difficulty. it’s not cheap, it’s not hard, IT’S TOO GOD DANM EASY!

    • ScotteDawg

      The reason why there were no questions asked about the things you mentioned is because there were other journalists also asking questions. Jordan only told us what HE asked!
      Jordan also told us that a full transcript will be posted soon and that should fill in the blanks…

      Under the blue cover – Honda HSV-010 Road Car or Hybrid Acura NSX!

  57. Kratos_Q8

    we are still working on sounds and AI… anyone smell a delay :( ?

    • gtone339

      Would take 2 GT games to correct the car sounds.

      Maybe P.D will focus heavily on to for the next GT game, GT7.

      If not then a slight sound improvement for GT6?

    • I smell that the PS3 can´t do the work right now more than a delay.

    • chevyisthebest

      u ppl got to much negativity on this game like jeez

    • QuikSlvr223

      “A delayed game is eventually good, but a rushed game is forever bad.” -Shigeru Miyamoto

    • Logoncal21

      unless the name of the game is Duke Nukem Forever or Sim City 5

  58. austindeckerGT5

    I think that the car under the blue cover looks like a viper rear end but an ft-86 front….So maybe the new 2014 Viper?

  59. I wonder if PD has made their own super car?

  60. I’m glad they’re trying to fix the core flaws of GT series. All it’ll be missing after they fix sounds and the AI are pretty much only damage, more content, and an adaptation for the PS4 to have the best graphics possible.

    I don’t know about you guys, but I really see the light at the end of the tunnel, and I’m really hyped right now!

  61. Making GT6 reminds me alot of filming the movie Le Mans. Steve McQueen of corse had camera race cars entered in the race and they got footage for the film. Kaz is mounting cars with equipment to make GT more realistic. If it turned out like it did for Steve McQueen, we’re in for a treat!

  62. I don’t understand why they’re rebuilding GT6 from scratch. Just use GT5 and add more cars and features then get working on GT7 for the PS4. All this waste of man hours on stuff that doesn’t need attention. Why?

    • TokoTurismo

      What the are heck are you talking about, they are using GT5′s game engine!

    • gtone339

      P.D still using many of GT5′s assets for GT6 & they’re evolving it to the next level.

    • Toko, how are they using GT5s game engine when he said they are rebuilding from scratch. At least that what he says, he said as with everything they are rebuilding. He also says he does not know when we will be able to see the results from all the work. I smell a delay, and the smell is getting strong.

    • TokoTurismo

      ^ That can’t be possible. PD is probably using GT5 to improve GT6 on it.

    • Pit Crew

      Agreed TT. GT5s game engine was the blueprint for GT6. Its been taken apart and rebuilt from the ground up.

    • SavageEvil

      Because when you have something done and you realize that you could build it better, this is what you call not resting on your laurels. They rebuilt the core engine to accommodate new physics, aerodynamics, suspension and adaptive tessalation, they more than likely knew that patchworking it on GT5 would create a bigger mess that that game already is. Just rebuild the underlying engine so that it’s easier to add new things when they complete them like better simulation of tuned engine exhaust, more finely tuned physics etc. This engine Kaz said was built with ease of upgrading in the future, meaning less rewrites of code when adding version updates. Perhaps you prefer if Kaz went the CoD route, cut and paste and sell a new one every year :)

  63. 2012GT325

    The car on the cover, clearly, is the Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ. Why is there a debate about that?

    As for DLC content, GT6 needs to include many new and upcoming cars to remain relevant. The new Mustang GT/GT500, Cadillac V-series (ATS, CTS wagon/coupe/sedan), RUF (if they can’t get Porsche), Chrysler 300 SRT8/300C, BMW 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 series and their M-versions, Rolls Royce, Bentley, Audi A/S 4, 5, 8, Lexus IS/GS/LS, Acura NSX, TSX, RL, MClaren P1, new Dodge Viper, Jaguar F Type, all Aston Martins (except the IQ), Land Rover Ranger Rover Sport, Jaguar XJ, and many others need to be included or be available for DLC after release.

    I’m not bashing GT and will buy GT6 on release day, but I just want them to stay aware of the cars/content that other racing titles are getting/have gotten and Gran Turismo series has been left behind in some instances. New tracks, better physics, better sounds are all important, but new cars are better as well and those brands (especially Porsche) are too big a players in the automotive world to ignore them and not include them in Gran Turismo.

    • Logoncal21

      keep dreaming about porsche, as i highly doubt that PD is going to waste a bunch of money for the license instead for improvements.
      again, screw you EA and your license ownership

    • Supermelon

      There is a debate because I don’t agree that it’s a Toyota GT86/Scion FR-S/Subaru BRZ.

      The lip spoiler on that car, clearly, resembles the C7 Corvette, and there’s nothing on the 86 that is similar.

    • SavageEvil

      Wrong about that Scion/BR-z/FT86. I’m going with the 2014 Stingray, hard to tell from the angle precisely but the tail end matches partly but then you have the tarp shifted slightly on the rear deck so it doesn’t look cleanly, but the mirror looks about in the correct place as is front quarter panel flare. I’m checking up other cars with these curves and such. For now it’s more than likely the 2014 Stingray.

    • Pit Crew

      2012GT325 there’s ongoing debate about the car under the cover because no one including you knows for sure. You say its the Toyota 86 or one of its sibblings, someone else says Viper, another opinion is a 2014 Vette, Even the Aston Martin has been speculated. I think its a 2014 370Z, but im not that arrogant to think just cause I feel so sure about my guess, that i’m right and everyone else is wrong.

      Another car we haven’t discovered the name of is the White one from the Pre GT6 announcement, with Jann driving the GTseries TimeLine.

    • Pit Crew

      And yeah stop dreaming of Porsche and do your research on that, though you’ve been told many times why that car maker isn’t in Gran Turismo. I can fault PD and Kaz for many things, but Porsches absence from the GTseries is not one of them.

    • MLRSparco

      My moneys on the Scion frs or one of its siblings.

    • lebes14

      ^agreed, I thought it was a gt86 at first, then I gave it a better look and realized there was no way it could be. The back is all wrong, and the front slopes too much. Only thing that looks similar is the middle section, but that would be similar to a grip of other cars as well. The back actually reminds me a bit of the z4, but I doubt that is what it is.

    • ScotteDawg

      Honda HSV-010 Road Car
      OR
      Hybrid Acura NSX
      OR
      2014 Corvette

      PD are adding 200 cars, so it could be something we haven’t seen yet that is being included. It will just be a surprise!

  64. Logoncal21

    THE AI
    OH MY GOD THEY AI
    PLEASE, BETTER AI.
    I DO NOT CARE THE SOUNDS MORE THAN THE AI.

  65. Johnnypenso

    Well done Jordan, appreciate the effort. Some interesting stuff in there, looking forward to GT6 even more now.

  66. SZRT Ice

    Would’ve liked some clarity on the whole “car customization” debacle from the last GT6 reveal, but meh. Sos.

  67. carfanatic45

    It looks like the new Stingray, but the front end is what confuses me.

  68. Kratos_Q8

    hmmmm ok now im hyped :) and i dont like to get hyped

  69. Fogerty_Jr

    wow, am I the only one tho whom all this song and dance sounds familiar?

  70. Codename6

    I really like the honesty from Kaz. I hope we get some decent sounds for GT6. Thanks for the interview.

  71. SlowInFastOut

    i’ll believe it when i see it, been hearing the same talk for years.

  72. My guess is the car under the blue cover is the new toyota supra!

  73. The good news is he is working on the sounds. The bad news is we are going to get another uncomplete gran turismo. I bet we are going to have to update to version 1.01 when GT6 releases, I guess we are all going to grow old before we get a complete finished product, I guess GT7 or 8 will be it. Everythings not yet or we are working on it, well what have you been doing for the past three years? My patients is getting thin with this waiting stuff, and polyphonys lack of getting things done in a timely fashion but hey at least we will have alot of great other games to enjoy this winter and next year, oh yeah we will also have a new playstation 4 and next gen games to go with it!

    • gt5 brad gt5

      Go play them games then, nobody is forcing you to stay.

      Serious note though…They’ve done quite a lot it seems, to me anyway.

      New physics engine,suspension model, tyre model, aero model, lighting engine, rendering engine, some new premium cars, tracks and its been confirmed by the man himself that they’re working on new sounds and AI. And I wouldn’t exactly call them a large team comparing them to dev teams like Turn 10.

      Or maybe I don’ have a clue what I’m talking about as I just like to play the games. ;) However it seems to me that they’re finally pulling their finger out to create a solid game.

      Brad.

    • ScotteDawg

      Another thing you seem to have not taken into consideration is the vast amount of cars Polyphony has put into the game for us!

      Forza has maybe 200 cars, each with 4 or 5 different sounds depending on the mods made.

      GT5 has over 1000 cars with about 10 or 12 different sounds, again, depending on the mods made!

      GT6 will have 1200 cars (plus DLC)…

      What else do want – blood? Polyphony Digital is, as Brad said, a small team and they have been working their proverbials off to make GT6 AND keep us as happy as possible with GT5!!!

  74. MPH1995Deniz

    This is what I like to hear, words from the man himself.

  75. diegorborges

    Great Interview Jordan! Thanks for your time and effort!

  76. sangdude82

    I’m glad to hear that Kaz is aware of our complaints & requests and taking an action do improve or implement them into GT6 and future titles. So, it looks like that they are heading in the right direction with the game. Unlike before, Kaz has admitted the things that fans/gamers are not happy or unsatisfied with the game and telling us that he and the PD are trying to make the breakthroughs/improvements. Before, he will just go ‘they are too realistic or gamers aren’t understanding what we have done, etc, etc’. Thanks for making improvements for GT6, Kaz. Hopefully some of the things that he has mentioned make into GT6 by the time it gets released (especially the sounds).

  77. JDMTuning_DR30

    I hope he fixes the sounds! man.

  78. CarBastard

    Jordan is DA MAN!!! Thanks for finally giving us a well thought-of interview!

  79. Could the car be a HSV road version? That car has only seen the race track never the road.

  80. Vprodanov

    for me this car is a Toyota supra concept

  81. pepeferrari

    Now that I look at it, it kind of makes sense. Maybe the car below the blue sheet is the new NSX. It kind of has the shape of it.Or maybe not, the region where the windshield meets the roof is too high or I don´t know, it will be interesting finding it out. :)

  82. Daisey273

    Regarding AI: “As with pretty much everything in the game, we are going back to the basics and rebuilding it. We don’t know when the results of all that effort will come out yet, but of course, it’s not going to be the same as GT5.”

    He just confirmed the AI is going to be better by process of elimination ;-)

  83. Gyro1780

    You need to change the title!! I saw this first “Gran Turismo 6 to Get Updated Engine Sounds” & got all excited until i saw this “I’m not sure if it is actually going to make it into GT6 in time yet, but we’ll have to see”
    Fingers crossed though. I’d rather have the release date delayed a little if it means we get better sounds.

    • He is uncertain if the complete overhaul of the sound generation system will be complete by the time GT6 is released. He notes several times, however, that the sounds and AI in GT6 will be different/changed/updated from what’s in GT5 and the GT6 demo shown at Silverstone and E3.

    • gt5 brad gt5

      Cracking news Jordan. Thanks for all of the GT6 coverage so far buddy!

    • sangdude82

      That news is a breakthrough indeed :)

  84. ameer67

    Thank you Jordan and KY.

  85. ZoidFile

    Thank you Jordan, much appreciated.

    I have to say, Kaz is really wordy (in a good way) in his last couple of interviews.

  86. TokoTurismo

    AT LEAST Kaz was honest about the sounds of the cars from trailer were just sound effects. Not just “Oh well maybe.” :P

  87. To bad the damage stays the same.. for me there’s no need for visual damage. take it out of the game.. more space for other featers like a good physical damage system.

  88. OrangeSquid

    new viper under those sheets? :P

    • CaddyKOP

      Pretty sure that’s the TZ3 Stradale.

    • masterrawad

      it’s totally a toyota prius.

    • Logoncal21

      you’re joking right? that cannot be a prius

    • ScotteDawg

      OR it could be:-
      Honda HSV-010!
      Hybrid Acura NSX!
      McLaren P1!
      2014 Corvette!
      An Aston Martin or TVR we don’t know about yet but PD may have been privy to!
      As OrangeSquid said – A new Viper!

      It will not be the TZ3 Strdale because it has already been shown to us and we KNOW it’s in the game! The car under the blue cover is most likely a surprise inclusion that, once seen in GT6, may not even be recognised as the car on the dust cover!

  89. masterrawad

    Our questions have been answered, and quite frankly, I’m contented enough to remain faithful to Gran Turismo. Very excited for the new AI and sounds. But…

    no answers on customization?!

  90. researchALLwars

    “GTP: Are the engine sounds that we hear in the demo representative of what we will hear in the final game?”

    ok so do you mean “gt6 demo” gameplay, which sounds like GT5, maybe a touch more guttoral- or the video clip “promos” showing off all kinds of scenes and actually feature fantastic, nasty racing car sounds as they fly by ?

    • researchALLwars

      -really good questions by the way. Sounds and A.I. are certainly at the top of the importance scale for most of us.

    • another_jakhole

      Jordan – June 14th, 2013 at 9:37 pm – #
      “He is uncertain if the complete overhaul of the sound generation system will be complete by the time GT6 is released. He notes several times, however, that the sounds and AI in GT6 will be different/changed/updated from what’s in GT5 and the GT6 demo shown at Silverstone and E3.”

      As if anyone somehow can oversee when Jordan comments lol. We might not get a release date before two months of its launch at the most. I don’t think it’s unlikely. I wouldn’t be surprised if it gets a release date just six weeks prior to its launch.

  91. Nato_777

    Excellent Jordan – finally some good questions and with good answers to boot.
    I fully expect GT6 to be released on time in an “unfinished” state and for it to receive online updates as and when these “breakthroughs” happen. I hope the A.I. breakthrough is made before release though.

  92. TokoTurismo

    That was an grear interview Jordan. I’m really interested in seeing sounds and A.I. get improved. Although, I’m hoping for almost all tracks at least be day/night. If weather is possible in some tracks, go right ahead PD. :)

    • SavageEvil

      I want that too, but I am doubtful on the existing non weather day/night courses getting the time shift. The thing that’s probably holding it back is actual lighting to be used during the night, not every course is like Nurb and La Sarthe aside from the start/finish line on la Sarthe lighting on the course is scarce as is with 24hr Nurb. I just loved the fact that they even put that in the game to begin with, I am willing to bet that the PS4 GT will have all courses with day and night and weather.

      Jordan you forgot to ask Kaz about weather being specific to the actual region and not just limited to rain. I would love to see snow falling and the course actually getting cold to the point where your grip is compromised. These are things that I would love to see, rain already makes tires run at lower temps but snow would further reduce that.

      I am all stoked to start my collection all over again and tune all my cars again with a brand new physics engine and race with better aerodynamics and put on more aero on all my cars. I am so piqued to get this game into my PS3 and play blissfully. Jordan you also didn’t get a chance to find about if we get a Livery Editior so something that makes having car clubs meaninful in the grand scheme of things.

    • ScotteDawg

      @SavageEvil – The questions above are what Jordan asked as you know, but there were others asking questions too!

      Before the questions and answers you read, Jordan said that a full transcript will be provided soon. We can read that and find out what the others asked and what the answers were!!

  93. SigmaViper11

    Looks like an HSV-10 if it was in a road configuration.

    • ScotteDawg

      You know, now that you mention it, yes! I can see that…

      All racing vehicles must have a road going version so, since we haven’t seen (or been provided with) a stock HSV-010 in the game so far, it’s being kept under wraps until GT6!

      Either that or the hybrid Acura NSX! I mean, they made a big song and dance about it, put together a good video with a kick butt song, and we still haven’t seen it yet!!

      OR, PD also got the rights to the McLaren P1, it could be the new 2014 Corvette, maybe a new Aston Martin or even a new TVR!

      But for now, I’ll go with the HSV-010…!

  94. Streeto

    No questions about customization?! :(

    • drag lab 101

      Something I too am dying to hear more about.

  95. omgitsbees

    “I’m not sure if it is actually going to make it into GT6 in time yet, but we’ll have to see.”

    So GT6 will probably be shipping unfinished. No surprises there though.

  96. PinappleJuice

    This makes sense now, glad that the sounds that will appear in the demo aren’t going to be in the
    Finished product. As for time/weather on all tracks, that sounds interesting. Imagine racing Trial Mountain at sunset, kinda deadly but beautiful.

    • Logoncal21

      “hey, look at the sunset, it’s so beautiful aND OH MY GOD THE CHICANE IS ON MY FR-”

  97. hobanator24

    Well at least this explains the sound samples for the SLS AMG GT3

  98. Ridox2JZGTE

    Wow, awesome interview Jordan, You Are A Legend :D and lots of great news there from Kaz, big thumbs up :D

    • another_jakhole

      Better than I expected. It was a good read.

  99. SpeedyishOlly

    Nice, glad to hear the sounds from the demo aren’t the sounds for gt6. Hopefully they get it right this time.

  100. ferhound

    “hasnt been decided yet” means no.

    • UrieHusky

      Source?

    • ZoidFile

      I know this is meant to be a joke, butI actually read somewhere, that it is kind of rude for the Japanese to open say no.


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