Bathurst Circuit Scanned for Gran Turismo 6

March 10th, 2012 by Andrew Evans

Following on from the GTPlanet blog post late last week, GTP members have been back to the famous Mount Panorama circuit at Bathurst to catch the Polyphony crews at work.

GTPlanet member Froudeybrand was on the mark to tell us the original news and has gone further to grab these pictures, supplied by a relative, of the track modelling teams on-site. Meanwhile GTPlanet newcomer jjh101 filmed this short video as he drove around the circuit yesterday, spotting crews around the circuit. He’s managed to trump that with a second video, accosting a photographer for a chat!

Although the photographer isn’t seen, we can hear their conversation:

jjh101: G’day. Seen you guys here for a few days, wondering if you guys are here for a game or something?
Photographer: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah… A [?] game… Err… Gran Turismo?
jjh101: Oh, Gran Turismo?
Photographer: Yeah, yeah.
jjh101: Is it an update or… Do you think they’re making GT6 or…?
Photographer: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah… Gran Turismo 6 [?] Bathurst
jjh101: Oh really?
Photographer: Yeah, yeah, yeah
jjh101: What sort of camera you guys using?
Photographer: Canon… EOS… 5D

Assuming the photographer is correct, this means GT fans probably won’t get to see Bathurst in DLC for GT5, disappointingly. However it also means that Gran Turismo 6 is at least 2 years away, given earlier remarks from Polyphony regarding the time taken to recreate each real track for GT5, giving us a first glimpse into any kind of timeframe for the next full game in the series.

Many thanks to jjh101 and Froudeybrand for their information and investigation!

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  1. Mar. 12, 8:10am

    Reiterating what I said earlier, if we could get any info on when they were gathering data on Spa we could come up with a time frame of how fast we would be able to see this track, Kaz never meant to have the “2 years for each track” statement to be taken so literally–it could very well take only a few months depending on the manpower devoted to it, the question to that is whether it is being developed for GT5 or GT6 exclusively or for both, Polyphony unlike many other companies love to please the fans and devotees with whatever they can muster; which would make it no surprise if they tried their best to bring it along as dlc, but being realistic they have to move along sooner or later to GT6 so they could either have two teams creating a track rendering for each project, one full team creating it just for GT5 and upgrading it later, or skipping GT5 development altogether and putting full effort toward GT6.. Disregarding the awkward questioning we saw above that may not have lead to any real answer, I believe they would lean more toward full on GT6 development for Bathurst but keeping in mind their affinity for giving gifts and appreciation to the masses is the only thing keeping that belief from being 100%.. Back to the console war being debated, when our current systems were released they were on par with the PC’s of the time, but now as any of us can see–PC’s have blown the PS3 and 360 out of the water, and our current systems are reaching their peaks with these beautiful and amazing games tapping into all of the power and ram they can comfortably muster; which is why I see console concepts coming along in a couple years, yes the PS3 is amazing (so amazing that I’ve purchased 3 without regret–One YLOD’d and needed replacing, the other I got for my sister) but through playing a lot of the highend games on it I can see the shortcomings and glitches not coming from the game(s) but the system’s failure to handle certain aspects, Sony and Microsoft are no doubt seeing the glaring difference between the games that share console and PC versions (Battlefield, Skyrim, multiple sports titles, etc) and are no doubt at the very least developing something to answer..

    • Mar. 12, 8:56am

      This is a pain to read. Next time use paragraph´s.

    • Mar. 12, 9:30am

      Foxiol, you took the words out of my mouth.

    • Mar. 12, 10:17am

      Funny thing is: It was in paragraphs when I typed (texted) it, but it posted in one big blob.. But seeing as I don’t work for Polyphony there will be no patching.. Guess there will be trolling though..

    • Mar. 12, 12:32pm
      SZRT Ice

      Good read. Solid points. And completely realistic statements.


  2. Mar. 12, 7:12am

    Bradenhursten on GT6 or GT5 as dlc i don’t care. Just pleased to see PD working with new tracks and everything. As for the rumor of PS4 i can confirm that my cousin was… loool but anyway, i’m already ready for PS4 !

  3. Mar. 12, 6:08am

    Man I knew negative comments would come. jjh101 did his very best and so far I see there are some jerks just posting so much negatives. Shees…. :rolleyes:

    • Mar. 12, 12:20pm
      SZRT Ice

      Not negative, just stating facts. It may actually be positive and be slated for a GT5 DLC instead! You just can’t believe everything you hear… Especially from a track scanner that says “yeah yeah yeah” as a definitive statement.

  4. Mar. 12, 5:41am

    This is a silly post. There is no concerete eveidence that this is for GT6; the photographers didn’t even appear to speak English properly. This story is rumour and fabrication and belongs in the forums until we have some real news. When this is can be officially confirmed it scan then be posted as front page news.

  5. Mar. 12, 1:55am
    SZRT Ice

    Was that Kazunori he was talking to? An in game developer? Was this a detailed interview with follow up questions, cross-analyzing, and reference checking? No?

    Rumor: “Bathurst Circuit Scanned for Gran Turismo 6”

  6. Mar. 12, 12:47am
    Lazy Liquid

    Screw GT6, screw PS4.
    I just got my PS3 with GT5 since 02/2011!

    • Mar. 12, 1:52am

      What if you were given a PS4? What would you say then? O_o

  7. Mar. 12, 12:39am

    I hope the person who posted this, is wrong. The guy was probably mistaken. It may come out as part of GT5 DLC. This scanning process may be the last of its ‘finishing touches’ who knows PD has probably been working on this track for months, maybe since last year.

    Anyways, other than that, I can’t wait for the march update.
    Keep up the good work, & keep it coming. Thanks.

    • Mar. 12, 2:07am

      If they are only just taking the pics of the track and scanning it now, it’s probably too late tol make it into GT5. However, I still hope they keep at it with GT5 and I’m also looking foward to the March update, which hope will be announced by the end of this week :)

  8. Mar. 12, 12:01am

    I honestly think, that Polyphony digital should focus more on car detail, in turn getting rid of the premium and standard labels. Don’t get me wong GT5 is by far the best racing simulation video game ever, however I still think they need to work on previous issues that need to be fixed. This addition of the Barthaurst

    • Mar. 12, 12:03am

      Will help GT6 get on the next level, but first thing is first.

    • Mar. 12, 12:33am

      There wouldn’t have been a premium or standard class if PD had had more time to finish the game; every car would be “Premium”, but they wouldn’t be called “Premium”, they’d just be cars. I agree; slowly, PD should upgrade some standard cars to premium. The main ones on my list are the Bugatti Veyron, FGT, most of the LMP, Touring, and race cars (specifically the Audi R8 LMS and Lamborghini Diablo), Spyker Laviolette, Lamborghini Countach’s, and all of the RUF’s.

    • Mar. 12, 2:25am

      and the many copies of rx7s, skylines, and everything else…….. If theres a premium version of that car, then the standard versions should have been copied… then pasted. done.

    • Mar. 12, 8:16am

      @ AcenSpades I always wondered why they didn’t do that? There seems to be at least one premium version of the Skyline, RX-7, Miata, etc but they opted for so many standard copies..

  9. Mar. 11, 9:41pm

    Seriously what more can you do to a PS3 I don’t think the PS4 will come out anytime soon.

    • Mar. 12, 12:33am

      The PS3 need more RAM for one thing…

    • Mar. 12, 8:15am

      Sony is waiting for Nintendo Wii U and xBox 720 announces in the upcoming E3. They need to know how it is going to be the new one to compete or at least be on par with it. One rumour says that the xBox is not going to use optical drives anymore.

      “Microsoft is preparing new surprises for those eager to see the next-gen Xbox console in flash.

      After the Redmond-based giant annoyed all the Xbox fans by announcing they will block the second-hand games, usually sold for a mere few bucks in specialized stores, Microsoft’s new announcement will get all the bargain hunters another reason to get mad, as the next generation of Xbox, alleged Xbox 720, will not include an optical drive.

      Apparently, an interchangeable solid-state card storage system will be implemented in the new Xbox, replacing the classic optical drives. The new cards, based on a proprietary design and protected against copying or unauthorized usage by a hardware mechanism, will be the only offline distribution method for the console games.

      Microsoft’s decision to ditch the optical unit is a massive blow for those who hoped they will be able to play the games the bought for the Xbox 360 console on the next version.

      An alternative solution for acquiring Xbox games is to download them from the online environment, a process which sometimes can take very long if your internet connection speed is not fast enough.

      Most of the technical specifications of the new Xbox 720 are still a mystery, but rumor has it that the Redmond-based company will offer it in variations. The high-end model is designed for the game enthusiasts who would want to enjoy high quality graphics. AMD teased the graphic processing capabilities of the next-gen Xbox, making a comparison between the PC and console version of Avatar video game.

      The second Xbox version has a Set-Top-Box design, suited for modest living-rooms and it comes with SmartTV and gaming options.

      Is likely that only one of the above mentioned Xbox 720 models to come without an optical drive, probably to make the casing slimmer, but this is just a supposition.

      The new generation of Xbox consoles could be unveiled at E3 2012 event, and then be made available for buy sometime in 2013.”

      Still a rumour but if this is true is going to be a nice feature. BUT i am a Sony fan and i´m not going to buy an xBox never.
      Competition is good for us. So let´s wait for Micro$oft and see what happens next.

    • Mar. 12, 9:57am

      the PS3 is outdated as far as current PC rigs go.

    • Mar. 12, 11:05pm

      Xbox isn’t that bad. The only problem I have is the “fanboys” who know nothing about system hardware and software – They’re always like “OHH! XBOX HAS BETTER GAMES! WE HAVE BETTER INTERNET SERVICE! PS3 DOESN’T HAVE ANY GAMES! PS3 SUCKS!”. Unfortunately, I see the same on all sides of the argument, but I’d have to say the ones from Xbox and Microsoft are the worst. Its true, Xbox, to some gamers, has better games and internet service; these are usually shooter fans playing Halo, Gears of war, Call Of Duty, etc. (I know CoD is cross-platform, but people will say its better on Xbox because of Xbox Live. I’m a fan of Halo, and a few other games on Xbox, and nearly EVERY ONE of my friends have one; thats my reason to get one. I don’y think the Xbox is terrible, I just think the PS3 is better in many ways; more RACING games that I’ll enjoy, plus others, MUCH more reliable than Xbox, (it’s failure rate was between 50 – 67% before the Xbox “slim” model came out) The PS3 came with an internal bluetooth “modem”, (the Xbox used to need a $100 (USD) USB modem to connect to the internet) PS3’s internet service (PSN) is free, The PS3 (at first) was the only system to have Blue-Ray, the PS3 has a Web Browser application (among may others, like a video editor, a photo album application similar to iPhoto, a weather channel, etc.) which the Xbox only JUST got a few months ago, and the list goes on. it was late summer of 2009 when I got my PS3, so the major issues with Xbox were still prevalent. Plus, I started with a PS2, (and also a GameCube, but the Wii didn’t really have any good racing games you could play WITHOUT a motion controller) so I had obviously wanted to get a system that could play my 20+ PS2 games, and bought a Backwards-compatible version, which, even then, weren’t being made any more, and were becoming rare. Xbox is good, but like most people here, (for many different reasons, obviously) I’m sticking with PlayStation.

  10. Mar. 11, 7:54pm

    See I play video games for fun I dont care if there something wrong with it if I cant see it I don’t care if there are standards or not that much high res tracks but I just hope gt6 won’t take up 8 Fu**ing gigs

    • Mar. 11, 8:47pm

      Well, and I just hope it doesnt take like 8 years, XD

  11. Mar. 11, 5:47pm
    lancashire lad

    I would bet this is for the first game on PS4(GT6) and don’t care what tracks on on it as long as the cars don’t sound like hoovers and they have a damage model(of which every other racing game has). Not a moan more a hope.I do think they work hard on the updates /DLC but most of it is lost on me with electric cars and cars i would’nt drive if someone gave them to me let alone race on a game.The GT series is called a simulator but it does not simulate driving in simulates RACING so why would i want to drive an electric silent car round a track at 60 mph or an old jap car or bog standard euro car?Seems they try to please everyone and spread themselves to thin and end up with a miss match of nothing outstanding.I also think the insistence on having the game in 1080p was a big mistake on the PS3 and added to the very long release of GT5.The PS4 will probably be able to handle the graphics better and we won’t get lego shadows and hopefully some damage models and sound to put shift 2 to shame.Fingers crossed.

    • Mar. 11, 6:00pm

      I don’t mean to cause a problem but GT is “the real DRIVING simulator” so in other words, the stupid electric vehicle are expected. However I do agree with you, the standard cars all sounds similar and with the Titanium Racing Exhaust on any car, it sounds the same. The PS4 is not coming out anytime soon I can guarantee it. Why do we need to update our consoles anymore? We don’t, PS3 is still the top of the line console and is still capable of at least 5 more years. GT6 was started in 2010 and judging by the somewhat disappointing result, GT6 should come soon and GT5 was just to tide us over.

    • Mar. 11, 6:07pm

      i agree with the real DRIVING simulator tag line trickery, yes i love the racing (how short it may be) and variety (to a point) i think there missing something where not many games fulfil, gta iv to a point but real driving, around cities real or fiction. and the ability to just drive around, street race, drift round roundabouts, drag at the lights or have a car meet to create a race (pretty much a driving lobby)…. umm like Midnight club la infact but better.

    • Mar. 11, 6:59pm

      @lancashire lad:

      Why are saying the game shouldn’t have been in 1080p? GT4 had 1080i graphics, so I don’t understand why GT5 shouldn’t be 1080p, especially since all of its competitors (in fact, most games right now) were and are using that resolution. And yes, it is the “Real Driving Simulator”, so you should expect regular street cars, muscle cars, sports cars, super cars, classic cars, and the likes. It can give you ideas of how a car that most people could buy (like the Nissan Leaf) could drive and feel. It is a racing game, but it must incorporate regular driving if it’s called a “driving simulator”. Don’t forget, PD wanted at least two more years to work on GT5, but Sony forced the release because of all the delays. I think if PD hadn’t announced the release date so early, they could have gotten more time to work on GT5 and give it everything it deserved; no standard cars, a broader range of cars, all tracks in high resolution and with day/night and weather cycles (plus all of the old tracks), all features complete and fully fledged, (rally, drift, time trial, endurance, leaderboards, etc.) and maybe more. GT5 had (and still has) many things wrong with it, but I believe PD is one of the best and most supportive developers of all time, and in my opinion, will DESTROY the competition with GT6, and leave GT5 as a bad memory, but one that was still enjoyed and loved by their fans.

    • Mar. 12, 3:45am

      @ Lancashire

      I hope they work on the Sound, but the Sound is as Bad as GT1 Sound. Including some Premium Engine Sound.


      The current console can’t handle nativ 1080p in current AAA Games.

      They will Not destroy the competition with GT6. Other Developer Teams are Great too. And at the Moment i can’t See PD “destroy” Forza or other Games. This will be a Hard Fight, but its Great for the Customer :)

    • Mar. 12, 3:52am

      @ Mercedes-BenzCL

      The PS3 is finished. The PS3 will Never Never be Capable of 5 New years.

      ND said that U3 uses 99% of the PS3 Hardware. Did you See the UE3.9 Tech Demo? Did you hear about the UE4.0 Tech Demo which was shown to a few People? Did you See Games like BF3 on Computer?

      PS3 and 360 are finished.

    • Mar. 12, 8:12am

      @ch3ng i kind of like you man , as we set late 2013 , beginning 2014

    • Mar. 13, 2:11am


      I didn’t mean actually put the other companies and developers out of business, I meant that it would show the other developers what GT was supposed to be, and could stand as “role model” game… or something along that line. It probably won’t blow away the competition it has at it’s time, but I’m pretty sure it will blow away Forza 4 and Shift 2. It’l be competing against Forza 5 or 6, maybe Shift 3 or 4, which will probably blow away their predecessors. Much like how GT6 will blow GT5 away. I used the term “blow away” a bit too much, didn’t I? Sorry to be so unclear. No matter what, I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

  12. Mar. 11, 5:47pm

    Sneaky! I like it :D Hopefully this means alot more real world tracks in GT6!

  13. Mar. 11, 5:39pm

    My oh my, what a story. Now excuse me as I go thrashing around Bathurst in Project CARS right freaking now. :)

  14. Mar. 11, 5:02pm

    is it possible too design a game for a system not currently in production? wouldn’t you be hedging against current system vs the new one without evidence?

    • Mar. 11, 5:15pm

      Developers get the system coding year.. 2 years in advance so they can develop for next gen, how else they gonna make console release games…. just like motorstorm and resistance were developed before hand to show the ps3s future potential

  15. Mar. 11, 4:14pm

    If this is DLC is a mixture of Australian cars I’m sold.

    • Mar. 11, 5:02pm

      so the maloo vxr and vxr8 then, big list lol. wouldnt say no to them tho

    • Mar. 11, 9:19pm

      Hope they add the Aussie Cars

    • Mar. 12, 2:36am

      @ Youngun. There is soooo much more to Australian car history then what TopGear UK puts on television. At the risk of this becoming a rant, i’ll just say highlight this website:

      Put it in your browser and learn a thing or two. Or feel free to google image search…
      FPV F6 Typhoon
      FPV GT
      Holden Monaro GTS
      Holden Torana SLR
      Ford Falcon XY GTHO
      Valiant Charger E49

      Not to mention the V8 supercars, the classic Group A racers, the cars produced by other International companies exclusively for Australia and the countless other classics produced by Ford & Holden

  16. Mar. 11, 3:51pm

    its hilarious how everyone on here drives themselves nuts with speculation

    It’s not PD’s fault if you lose your minds remember that

    • Mar. 11, 7:01pm

      Waiting is a virtue that some people don’t have, but it can get nerve racking when news doesn’t show for a long period of time.

    • Mar. 12, 7:55am

      @Quakebass +1 , no it is our own fault because we are so fanatic

  17. Mar. 11, 2:48pm

    I think GT6 will be for PS3, if you think about it. PS1 had GT1 and GT2, PS2 had GT3 and GT4, PS3 has GT5 and most likely will have GT6 if they keep averaging 2 games per system.

    • Mar. 11, 3:22pm

      Maybe. But things can change.
      Look at the New Situation.

      – GT5 can get Patches and DLC
      – GT has a big competitor
      – GT has more competitor

      And some other Things

    • Mar. 11, 5:00pm

      It could be on ps4.. i still hope to see it on PS3

    • Mar. 11, 5:08pm

      no chance, to soon A. after the games release B. GT5 took years so adding an developing new stuff and new ways for that stuff will take time C. With Next Gen consoles on the brink, why release to a dieing console. Same will be said for Forza 5 which like us, forza fanboys will be talking about cuz noones ever happy

    • Mar. 11, 7:09pm

      GT5 is a bit different; now that it has online support, it can get DLC and updates, extending the run time of a game… but even so, GT5 was a very awkward release what with Sony forcing it’s release… and many MANY issues and unfinished parts in the game… Its really hard to tell. It could be PS4 due to online extended life span, but then again it was un finished, so they may want it on PS3 to get a COMPLETE and BRILLIANT game out there quickly. All I know, is that I’d rather see GT6 on PS4, so that PD gets more time to work on the game, and make it a perfect release with new and exciting features with no missing or bland parts.

  18. Mar. 11, 2:44pm

    One thing that makes me suspicious is how the photographer kept saying, “Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah.”

    • Mar. 11, 4:09pm

      As if they were instructed by PD to talk like they know nothing about whether Bathurst will be on GT5 or GT6.

  19. Mar. 11, 12:46pm

    Bullocks to GT6 – GT5 still plays in many ways like a pre-release version.
    “Is it an update or… Do you think they’re making GT6 or…?” is a very leading question.

  20. Mar. 11, 12:09pm

    Something good to look forward to! Thanks for the info.

  21. Mar. 11, 12:04pm

    ohhhh if only it came to PC, now that could become a real driving simulator.

  22. Mar. 11, 10:19am

    Why is everyone talking about the PS4? I highly doubt we’ll see it until maybe late 2014. The PS3 still has a lot of life left.

    • Mar. 11, 11:44am

      yes for the current technology it haz , but not for improvement or innovation , look at the probs. of BF ,skyrim, Uncharted and GT5 even Xbox performs better . i stick with Sony but they have der problems

    • Mar. 11, 1:26pm


      Wii U – 2012 (confirmed)
      Xbox “Next” – 2013 (50:50)

      Naugty Dog Said they use 99% of the PS3 with Uncharted.

      The future in Racing Game is better graphics, more Details, better AI, up to 64 Cars on Track etc.

      Or Short pCARS.

    • Mar. 11, 1:32pm

      I think PS4 will be out in 2013-2014.

      GT6 on PS3/PS4? I dont know, but Yamauchi complained about the PS3 and GT6 on PS3 can’t compete with pCARS or Forza 5 on Next Gen Hardware.

      I think its more realistic to say that GT6 will be on PS4.

    • Mar. 11, 1:37pm

      @ch3ng yeah I see. I never hear any news about the PS4 so I assumed it won’t come out for a while. But I agree, I think GT6 should be on the PS4. But part of me wishes it will come out on the PS3.

    • Mar. 11, 4:49pm

      There is some News, Sony have hired in the console Division, There testing new CPUs from IBM with Improve GPU, and Talk of SSD instead of HDD (most have evidence to back it up, but weather its fake evidence beats me) cuz i cant see sony dropping the Cell Processor that is also developed with IBM, cuz its still ahead of its time now, just needs work

    • Mar. 11, 4:51pm

      @foefke Most games run better on Xbox because the companies port over to PS3 and don’t pay full attention to it. My PS3 runs games fine. We need new systems and games will get better. Not major graphic jumps but higher polys on the screen at once, farther rendering, smoother shadows. We are maxed as it is for both consoles. To the ones saying we haven’t, BF3 has to run at 30 frames for those graphics and performance.

  23. Mar. 11, 9:34am

    That’s a big leap of logic. Assume the photographer isn’t covering, and that he’s even a PD employee at all to begin with, he sounds like he could be a contractor who could do this sort of photographic work for anyone. He’s been sent out by his boss to do this and is not even really sure what game it’s for. He knows photography, and possibly even something more specific as well like 3d modelling or motorsport, but he’s not a gamer and doesn’t know what version of GT is even on the market (6 could be the current release for as confident as he sounds). The guy shooting the vid leads him and and basically feeds him the answers he wants to hear.

    Huge thanks and props for for doing this, and A for effort, but a D for investigative skills ;-)

    • Mar. 11, 1:30pm

      What he said. For all we know the guy just repeated what was asked. Saying “Is it an update or… Do you think they’re making GT6 or…” was quite misleading and the poor guy might have thought he was being asked if it was for an update to GT6, thinking that was the latest game!

      This is interesting but nothing is confirmed IMO.

  24. Mar. 11, 9:13am

    only 6-8 more years until release guys! I wish i had a job with these kinds of deadlines!

  25. Mar. 11, 9:11am

    GT6 should be released only on PS4. PS3 is definitely wont enough, GT5 on PS3 is kinda not solid so and so. Its because the PS3 cannot handle the awesomeness of the PD’s so many heavy ideas and inovations. if sony can provide the ultimate gaming machine in PS4, GT6 definitely will be freakin awesome. Even forza 7 will nowhere near that

  26. Mar. 11, 9:06am

    I hope the photographer doesn’t get fired :\

  27. Mar. 11, 8:32am

    GT6 will be pretty much more of the same like GT1 & 2 on the PS1 and GT3 & 4 on the PS2, they historically have released 2 main games per console. The difference now is that we have DLC so apart from a financial point of view I see no point in making a GT6, everything can in theory be added to GT5. In fact we have hardly had any DLC and they are talking about GT6 already?

    It does worry me a bit that PD say they modelled cars etc in greater detail then the PS3 needs. That leads towards they are preparing the game for better hardware in the future but what level have they gone to? If you asked someone to produce car models for the PS2 but make them a bit more detailed, would they have been good enough for the PS3? That is basically what happened with the standard cars in GT5 and we all know the disappointment that created, only the premiums were up to PS3 standard.

    I think PD are thinking to the future and collecting info ready to model for new hardware and then will just knock out a quick GT6 to GT5 standard at the end of the PS3 life cycle.

  28. Mar. 11, 8:31am

    Hahaha….I love the clandestine video! Brilliant scoop, one of the best ever, thanks!

  29. Mar. 11, 8:12am

    @ thehemulin you need to stop moaning and just appreciate the beauty of gt5… We know it’s not perfect but it’s still awesome

  30. Mar. 11, 8:10am

    Please, GT6 must be a PS4 lauch title, this gen is over!

    *please be a PS4 lauch title*

  31. Mar. 11, 7:53am

    The PS3 is in the end of 2012 6 years old.
    Sony released every 6 years a new PlayStation.
    It would make sense if a PS4 comes in Stores in 2013 or 2014.


    The PS3 is on the limit because it cannot display every game in 1080p and 60 FPS.
    The SPU is 6 years old, RAM only 2×256 MB.

    • Mar. 11, 11:27am


  32. Mar. 11, 7:50am

    @tawfiq , + 1

  33. Mar. 11, 7:47am

    dame rong again

  34. Mar. 11, 7:46am

    Next Year wil be for next gen gaming , don’t forget the lack of RAM that the PS3 has now , i dont give it 3more Years + PD is not gone suport 3 more Years af DLC , it wil be Cool , but I have one doubts , i think . sorry for posting the rong line above

  35. Mar. 11, 7:43am

    Did I mention how much I love you, Polyphony Digital? =D

    I know they won’t release it until GT6, and I’m glad about that. If they too much content to GT5, there will be nothing to look forward to on the new game. Plus, they will incorporate it into the game much better, rather than adding another unused track in career mode… like Spa.

    Anyway… This is happy, happy news!

    • Mar. 11, 9:15am

      i’m looking forward to tracks that are updated beyond their PS2 counterparts, and 100% new/improved car models that look better than their PS2 counterparts. Should i continue? hahaha

  36. Mar. 11, 7:11am

    I’m really looking forward to driving this track! Hope they get a few more new tracks in there too. I really wish they get Silverstone in there. My most favourite and wanted track to be in the game!

    • Mar. 11, 7:36pm

      I don’t know many tracks, but because I played Shift 2 a while back, (which I hated, by the way) I learned about all sorts of tracks I’d never heard of and would like to see, plus the old GT tracks. I started looking up these circuits, and here’s what I’d like to see:

      Real Circuits: Silverstone, Bathurst, Pikes Peak, Road America, Sebring, Ebisu, The Gotland Ring, and other variants of the Nurburgring GP course (that could actually be quite easy; just to edit the existing circuit in the game with different routes; they’re already drawn in and everything).

      Old GT Circuits: Seattle (my home town), Midfield Raceway, and Apricot Hill.

      Of course, tracks aren’t the only thing I’d want to see; I currently want a livery editor the most right now, plus more aero and race mods for cars. Along with that, I want the game to show how much weight and drag would be gained or lost with the addition/removal or an aero kit, not just downforce and pp value changes.

  37. Mar. 11, 6:53am

    GT6 SHOULD come to the PS3.
    Its a bit obvious, Because GT1 + GT2 on the PS1. GT3 + GT4 on the PS2… ;)

    • Mar. 11, 7:31am

      PS3 had GTHD, Prologue and 5.

    • Mar. 11, 7:43am

      Next Year wil be for next gen gaming , don’t forget the lack of RAM that the PS3 has now , i dont give it 3more Years + PD is not gone suport 3 more Years af DLC , it wil be Cool , but I have one doubts , i think

    • Mar. 11, 8:28am
      Big Ron

      You are kidding to expect next gen for next year. Probably 2014, yes.

    • Mar. 11, 9:27am

      no i think Xbox is coming end 2013 end the PS3 shortly after , i think , but you can be richt also

    • Mar. 11, 9:29am

      i am not talking about GT6 just next gen consols

    • Mar. 11, 3:57pm

      The PS1 has GT1 and GT2. The PS2 has GT3, GT Concept, GT4 Prologue and GT4. The PSP has GT PSP. The PS3 has GT HD, GT5 Prologue and GT5. The PS1 is the only Sony system to have 2 GT games. Even the Dreamcast had a GT game, GT2 using the Bleemcast

    • Mar. 11, 7:43pm


      According to that math, the PS3 should hold 6 different titles;

      Heres my guesses:

      Currently: GT HD, GT5 Prologue, and GT5.

      Upcoming: GT6 Prologue, GT6, and GT 1440.

      Also, the PS Vita would have two games:

      GT Vita, GT Vita 2.

      HA! just kidding about all of that – If any NEW GT is released on PS3, I’d be willing to bet that it’d be GT6 Prologue. Maybe GT6 as well, but I think these will both be PS4 releases.

  38. Mar. 11, 6:52am

    All this talk about Ps4 for a rubbish, would only be revealed at e3 next year battling the xbox ‘durango’ and released year after. yes the PS3 life wont be completed till 2017 but as with the ps2, will still be living after the the 4th is released. so GT6 could be for both, we will see if theres a prologue and we could make a timeline for release. hopefully more spy shots on other tracks will pop up soon! someone should sit outside PD to see if they wheel in Cars and such too

    • Mar. 11, 7:20am

      If the ps4 is released why would they put GT6 on ps3? does not make marketing sense.

    • Mar. 11, 7:37am

      Look at Nintendo. Their new Pokemon will come out as a DS title, not 3DS, even though it’s their newest console and they would want to push its sales.
      That’s because they need to chose between “forcing” the sale of an expensive new console or make millions of sales with not too much hastle.

      But I also doubt GT6 would come out on PS3, as it will turn out a dussapointment for the second time around: when you think how GT5 flaws come from the lack of PS3’s power.

    • Mar. 11, 2:50pm


      But lets remember that GT5 is cluttered with unnecessary things like B-Spec, a ton of repetitive cars, visual damage(lets be honest, this was unnecessary since the average GT player never crashes, and the damage modeling is so poor that’s not worth it), the course “creator” (a nice feature, but it lacks variation and after a couple of tracks created you realize it’s not really worth it), 60fps (the game could easly run at a constant 35-40 fps like most games and it would be fine).

      So yes, although it might not be possible, a GT6 for PS3 would make a lot of sense. They can make a much better game with what they have already. Graphics don’t need to be improved at all since they are already superior to any other racing game. Think of a bigger A-Spec mode with better events. A list of at least 600 cars all Premium with every single manufacturer having an oportunity to showcase at least 20 cars ranging from classics and historics to their newest lineup.

      Yes, a much better GT could work marvelously in the PS3. It’s just a matter of reorganizing priorities. Although a GT6 for a PS4 sounds nice it would be bad because:

      A) most of us will have to wait for at least a year or two to afford a PS4.
      B) What scares me the most; GT6 not being half of what GT5 is, and just an eye candy demo like Prologue with a couple of more cars and tracks… This is the main reason I would rather have GT6 for PS3.

  39. Mar. 11, 6:51am

    I have to disagree about GT6 getting delayed.
    GT5 was an obvious delay, but they’re not going to re write every code again for GT6 ! So it wont take time + the ps3 came out in 2006, and GT5 came out in 2010. Not 2 years late, 4 years :)

  40. Mar. 11, 6:34am

    Nice work on the investigation, I realise it would have been awkward to ask more questions seen as it was kinda secret and all, but one question was screaming at me while you were talking and it would have been ACE if you’d asked it… “Are you taking shots of Australian cars while you are here, like the V8 supercars?” More Aussie content would be AWESOME. But I’m not detracting from what you did, it was good of you to film it for us.

  41. Mar. 11, 6:10am

    If it is gt6 on ps3 would love the ability to run gt5 cars on gt6

  42. Mar. 11, 5:52am

    I hope that the PS4 will be released in 2013, at the latest Spring 2014.
    The Hardware is at the limit.
    It would be nice if Polyphony Digital brings us new DLC like cars for instance new Audi and Mercedes-Benz.
    However, the work must go on for GT6.
    It would be excellent when GT6 will be an release titel for PS4.
    For us gamer and for Sony :)

    • Mar. 11, 6:05am

      but if PS4 would have much better hardware, the game creation will take forever..

    • Mar. 11, 6:32am

      You are totally wrong. The hardware is not at the limit.

    • Mar. 11, 6:33am

      I’d say 2014 in November it would have been 20 years of play station.

    • Mar. 11, 6:52am

      I hope not, I don’t want a new playstation for the next 5 years.

  43. Mar. 11, 4:17am

    Perhaps, and you can call me mad if you want. But perhaps they were TOLD to say its going to be on GT6 to stop the DLC speculation fireing up?

    you guys really should be reading between the lines – yes its possible they are telling the truth but its also possible they’re towing the company line

  44. Mar. 11, 1:45am

    perhaps fix the the online bug first ffs

  45. Mar. 11, 12:56am

    This is interesting :) But there’s one thing behind my head right now…
    Will GranTurismo 6 be released for PS3 or PS4? But HOPEFULLY it would be for PS3 because there are 2 GT series in each consoles (supposed to be)

  46. Mar. 11, 12:45am

    I don’t see why so many people want GT6 on the PS3? The PS4 (which I think most of us will be getting anyways) will probably be out late 2014 (just a guess based on chatter/sales patterns) and I wouldn’t be surprised if GT6 came out within the first few months after that. It would allow Polyphony alot more system and room to work with so that they could add more of what we wanted from GT5 without giving as much up.

    • Mar. 11, 12:59am

      well I think that’s an ignorant comment of you.
      1st: For people like me, I bought my PS3 a year and a half ago only for PS3 .
      2nd: Not everyone has that money to upgrade for this kind of unnecessary appliances.

      3rd: not needed cause those 2 evidence support my topic.
      No offense mate but I think that’s what you’re trying to say.

    • Mar. 11, 1:16am

      @marktyper +1

    • Mar. 11, 1:29am

      Yeah, price is an issue for the PS4… I’m hoping I can get my personal business kicked off this summer and start bringing in some decent cash; The PS4 will be one of many things I’ll want to get when it comes out. I already want an Xbox, (Please don’t kill me) just for a few games that are Xbox exclusives (Halo, Forza, and a weird but fun German racing game called “Crash Time”). Then I’m also contemplating the Xbox “720” or whatever its being called these days, and then a bunch of other PS3 games. Then, unrelated to gaming, I’d like to get the newer GoPro, but I don’t know when the HD Hero 3 comes out… so I’ll probably wait. Then a bunch of Scalextric slot car stuff… and some computer programs… I’m going to need to make thousands of dollars to afford all this stuff, and I’m coming up to the point where I’m going to get a personal car and start putting most of my cash flow into my College savings… So much stiff to do, so little cash, so little time… Sorry I bored all of you with my life stories… XD

    • Mar. 11, 1:48am

      Well I’m not saying everyone needs to get it right away. I’ve had my PS3 for about the same amount of time and I waited like 6 months to get GT5.

      I’m saying that it might aswell be on the PS4 since it will be a better game that way and most people will upgrade at some point anyways.

      Also as I said a 2014 PS4 release date seems pretty likely so it would be surprising if they got it done early enough for it to come out on PS3.

      Not to mention that if you want any GT games after 6 you’ll certainly need a PS4.

    • Mar. 11, 3:28am

      it shud be for gt6 i got a ps3 since 2006 i would prefer if they made it for the ps4

    • Mar. 11, 7:26am

      Its time for new hardware, when ps3 launched it was almost the equal of a moderate gaming pc now it has been lapped several times by pc hardware. Bring on the PS4.

    • Mar. 11, 8:06pm

      I hope Sony will announce the PS4 early; maybe somewhere around the lines of 1 – 2 years before the confirmed release, so that people can start saving up some cash and be able to afford it; the PS3 when it was first released was $600 (USD), and I’m expecting the PS4 to be greater than or around the same price.

    • Mar. 12, 2:53pm

      welll yeah ofcourse everyone wants a new console especially a PS4 with a better GT6 quality.. I’m just saying that I hope the price of the new upcoming PS4 will be affordable enough especially for people earning minimum wage. Plus like me the reason why I HOPE GT6 will be for PS3 is that, I only got a job twice but currently I’m unemployed (but it’s good I freshly graduated fromg HS :) )
      but yeah.. hopefully all those G25 and G27 and DFGT will still be compatible with the new PS3 ! :D

  47. Mar. 11, 12:20am

    Bathurst best track in the world…. YES!!!!!!

  48. Mar. 11, 12:15am

    So whats going on with the new Acura NSX concept? Everyone seems to have forgotten about it; it was in the trailers for its own advertisement, and I’m assuming it wasn’t in DLC 3 because of all of the special technology under the hood that wasn’t finished in time… I’d like to see it in this supposed March DLC/Update, among other things.

  49. Mar. 11, 12:13am


    • Mar. 11, 12:17am

      Trollololo lololo lololo, lololololoooo. lolololololololololo, lololololooooo.

    • Mar. 11, 5:13am

      Erm, GTPlanet regular tracks a PD crew in the act of getting info for one of the world’s great racetracks, and gets confirmation it’s going to be in GT6. Strikes me as quite a scoop.

  50. Mar. 10, 11:58pm

    PD always put cars from the Geneva Motor Show. I am seeing videos from some cars there…holy cow…A Pagani Huayra with all the exterior made with bare carbotanium the same material of the monocoque construction on all Huayra´s. (looks like carbon fiber like the R but brilliant, Amazing)

    • Mar. 11, 12:02am

      Theres were some RUF cars at the Geneva Motor Show too. :) I hope PD adds them in the GT series.

    • Mar. 11, 12:08am

      Take a look Toko: you tube of course: /watch?v=kEHIlMEh-vw

    • Mar. 11, 12:41am

      I’d just watched it, and man I’m blown away of how beautiful that Pageni looked. :D I hope the Pagani Huayra ’12 comes in GT6, it’ll be epic in that game, especially if GT6 has it’s very own GT Vista to showcase cars. :)

  51. Mar. 10, 11:52pm

    i bet this track come for GT5 any? :)

    • Mar. 10, 11:54pm

      If so, probably until AT LEAST DLC 5 or 6…

  52. Mar. 10, 11:48pm


    I’ve been able to play Forza, but not extensively enough for me to make a PROPER analysis; What I am 100% SURE of though, is that the cars and DLC is a bit better in Forza, but actually driving the cars isn’t as fun as GT5 – and this is little things… how the car bumps and bounces in corners, how the camera stays locked on the car, the amount of smoke released in a slide; it all matters. Forza doesn’t release enough smoke in a skid; only a few smoke particles; and in GT5, you’ve got large clouds; which I’d say is just the right amount. Most racing games don’t use enough smoke, but I think GT5 has got it just right… it just needs to last longer. Since the Spec II update, GT5’s chase camera sticks to the car a bit more – so you feel nearly every slight bump the car feels, not to mention the other cameras. With Forza, and many other racing games in fact, you have a very loose chase camera, so you may SEE the car jiggle and lurch over rough terrain, but you don’t really FEEL it; this means you could miss some of the minor jiggles, lurches, and bumps. This stiff camera is very helpful in drifting; it makes it feel more cinematic as the tail kicks out, and you can easily tell the car’s starting to lose control. With Forza, you drift, and you can see the inside side of the car; this happens in NFS and Dirt, and many other games. I’d have to agree that the Forza car list is a bit better than GT5’s, and that’s partly because theres 100 – 200 duplicates of a few cars without much point, and a few unnecessary cars in GT5. Forza replaces much of GT5’s useless and pointless cars with other well-known, popular, and interesting cars. I can’t really say anything about Forza’s track list, because I don’t know whats in it. A big issue I have with Forza is the Xbox 360 controller; I don’t find the triggers really good for holding the accelerator or brakes in one place; they’re too loose and don’t have any firmness to them. With the PS3 controllers, the trigger is very sensitive at low pressure, and as you increase pressure, the trigger gets stiffer. I find that more fun, in my opinion, to have to press the trigger harder to go faster, not just to change the position of your finger… but that can be argued with. I see where Forza has advantages, but I just find GT5 more fun to play. Plus, I don’t want to have to purchase a new console. I simply don’t have the money. I had a PS2, and wanted to still be able to play those games, so I got a Backwards-Compatible PS3. Its all about heritage with these new consoles coming out nowadays.

  53. Mar. 10, 11:34pm

    You all do recognize that it takes 2 man-years to make a track, right? Yes, man-years, not team-years. Kaz said that it would take 2 years for a SINGLE PERSON to make a track, not a team of 5-10 modelers, right? Right. If a team of people is working on a track it will take a lot less time to get done. So stop flat-out PROCLAIMING that GT6 is two years away. I’m not saying GT6 isn’t two years away, but you all need to stop assuming something and passing it off as a fact.

    • Mar. 11, 12:20am

      I wonder how long it took them to map Sarthe and the Ring…

    • Mar. 11, 12:20am

      Yeah, and GT6 isn’t going to be GT5 with Bathurst added in. They’re adding MUCH more to the game. I’m expecting at least two years, but not for just Bathurst to be developed.

    • Mar. 11, 6:44am

      May only be a few months to model one track but multiple tracks and multiple new cars and multiple new additions and it could possibly be 2+ years. lets hope there re doing most standard cars, not all

  54. Mar. 10, 11:05pm

    Me hopes GT6 will be on the PS3 :)

    • Mar. 10, 11:52pm

      Then PLEASE don’t cry if those hopes are crushed if GT6 is released on PS4? Alright?

    • Mar. 11, 1:48am

      Why? Cant even get gt5 right and you want it on the ps3. Your an idiot!

  55. Mar. 10, 10:58pm
    GT HP Nut

    Aww… I think GT6 will come out too early, I haven’t manage to get gold on the special events… ;(

    • Mar. 10, 11:53pm

      You’ve got SO much time… You can’t complete the special events over the course of several years?

  56. Mar. 10, 10:31pm

    Yes! Can’t wait for GT6?

  57. Mar. 10, 10:26pm

    I feel that GT5 has had enough for now. It’s time to concentrate on GT6. Don’t be negative, guys. Just imagine how amazing GT6 will be not only with new cars and tracks, but also never before seen features.

    I’ll have my hopes high that GT6 will be huge. With huge I don’t mean 1000+ cars, but huge in gameplay, features, details, sound and replay value. Something that unfortunately GT5 has suffered from a bit.

    Let the waiting begin!

    • Mar. 10, 10:32pm

      I still remember those last days before the release of GT5 waiting for a release date and GTPlanet collapsing because of the amount of people here. Amazing moments. We are going to have that again, be sure of that.

    • Mar. 10, 11:24pm

      Oh yeah… Those were the days.

      Let me tell you, it’s a matter of time, maybe a year or two before we start making GTPlanet crash again due to user overload.

    • Mar. 11, 12:05am

      I’d expect more than the current car count; I’ve got a feeling that PD will update all of the cars to higher resolutions, including the Premiums. I think PD’s already working their butts off trying to update GT5 and develop GT6. I’d actually like to know what percentage of their workforce is working on GT5, and how much on GT6. Based on how much content is being released for DLC in GT5 compared to how much was in GT5 to start plus the fact PD started from scratch, (run-on sentence) I’d DEFINITELY say less than 40-50% is working on GT5… probably around 25-30%. Even so, it’s quite impressive what they’ve achieved so far, and I’m sure the remaining 60 – 75% is all adding in new features, and updating and adding tracks. I’m excited to see how it turns out. I only started with GT5, but it has been the first game that has become this dear to me; it’s more than a game at this point, its a hobby.

  58. Mar. 10, 10:10pm


    My hype just dropped to groud level…

    • Mar. 10, 10:59pm

      Me thinks they may be working on GT6 for PS3. PS1 GT1, 2. PS2 GT3, 4. PS3 GT5,….. Keep hope alive.

  59. Mar. 10, 10:08pm

    Question Why are people so negative?

    • Mar. 11, 12:05am

      It’s how internet society works, unfortunately.

    • Mar. 11, 3:47am

      It’s the forza fanboys. They’re jealous. ;)

    • Mar. 11, 5:15am

      ^ No wonder. :D That’s what they get for being to cocky…

  60. Mar. 10, 9:56pm

    Even Forza fans recognize that GT5 looks better. I haven´t got it and i can´t say anything about physics. The only thing that i must admit that they made better is the car list. But nothing more. (well maybe the livery editor)
    But as far as i concern GT5 is the best game.

  61. Mar. 10, 9:31pm

    Lets hope that GT6 will be a PS3 format and that the DFGT model will work on the new game, otherwise they will alienate many from the series!! Most fans are PS3 because of GT and it would be a shame if you had to get another console and wheel for the new GT6!! Just a point to take in to consideration.

    • Mar. 10, 10:20pm

      If GT6 will be for the PS3 the only things that maybe they can do to make the game better ( in graphics) is just put new HD textures in all tracks.(get rid of the blocky shadows too)
      Remakes of all the old GT series tracks as the ones that are also almost a copy paste from GT4 to GT5. (those tracks need a remade from scratch, new trees,textures,layers,crowd)

      Hold the same car list as we have in GT5 but this time with all cars PREMIUMS + all new models + the ones missing as old M3 models, etc (they put Nissans for each year and what about other car companies with their own legends?) + some new dealers as Koenigsegg and hopefully Porsche + updated Race categories again to the year of release : NASCAR, DTM,F1, GT series, Super GT500 and Super GT300 and LMP (as R15 and R18).

      More customization that includes: livery editor, more car customizations and race modifications, and i don´t know maybe some more.

      An upgraded Track editor with more features and freedom.

      All tracks with day/night transitions and weather changes.

      And to me and many more…REAL ENGINE SOUND that matches the realism of the entire game/cars.

      Overall quality.

      If GT6 not deliver this…i´ll still buy it but i want 90% of this.

    • Mar. 10, 10:36pm
      Maddens Raiders guys know that PD is a SNE studio and has never been or will be on another console….right?

    • Mar. 10, 10:46pm

      And that means? GT is one of the unique racing games that still being in a single console sells millions of copies. in the day of the release of GT5 they recovered all the money that they spend in doing it. I think if we (the people who buy their product) ask for features and the best for make and be the best game that we are going to buy again in the future is the right think.

      So keep asking people.

      I bough Signature Edition of GT5. Still bought rFactor 2, pCARS and probably GTR3 because i need a mixed experience…but if some day GT series comes close to perfection my money is going to follow the same direction with no doubt.

    • Mar. 10, 10:47pm

      The right THING*** not

    • Mar. 10, 11:01pm

      @ Foxiol

      GT6 for PS3 is a possibility, lets say 60-40%

      For a PS3 GT6 game to be massive in comparison with GT5, there is no need to improve graphics. The blocky shadows aren’t really a problems since I believe they have been sacrificed for other more important things. We already have great graphics. If they could slollow their pride and lower the framerate to a steady 35-40fps like in the replays (but I mean STEADY 100% of the time), I’m sure that they can tweek the rest of these graphical details like the shadows and make a better looking game. 60fps is not always the best choice.

      What would make the game a million times better would be a better and more ballanced choice of cars. A list with a healthy 600 cars without the unnecessary repetitions would make the list bigger than GT5’s by far. Imagine every manufacturer with at least 20-25 models ranging from classics to the latest models, all Premium, all customizable.

      Another thing that would improve the game is what you say about the tracks. I’m pretty sure that the trees, textures and ather things can be improved. That would make a difference. It wouldn’t even hurt if they reduce the grid to twelve cars maximum to give space for these upgrades, or again, the frame rate.

      I also have to agree with the Premium thing. This time there won’t be any excuses. All cars WILL be Premium. But PD has to be careful to include most of the standard models which are favorites amongst the GT fandom. Only new models would be unforgivable. And by that I mean keep the old M3’s, the Catherham, Minolta Toyota, FGT, Chaparral, Corvette GS, DeLorean, Supra MK4, Mitsubishi GTO and hundreds more like these. Even the infamous cars like the Dodge Ram and the Tank Car should be included; cars that GT wouldn’t be GT without them.

      Customization is something difficult since it adds a lot of content. I think that’s enough with the body kits that we altready have, but at least add this option for every single car. What the game needs is more wheels definitely. And option like “todays special” from GT4 in which you could interchange wheels between models would be a hit if it returns. A livery editor even if it’s simple would make a difference, plus a paint chip store in GT auto. RM’s for more cars is a must.

      The track editor is a great option but I can’t help to think that it’s using valuable space in the game. A new GT without this option but with most things that we all want would be much better.

      I have to give you thumbs up for the day/night cycles. If weather can’t be included on all tracks, it would be nice if at least they add a day/night cycle to the most tracks possible.

      Sound effects are perfect in GT5, but the problem is the sound samples which is a completely different thing. They don’t need to sound exaclty like the real thing, but at least it would be appreciated that they make V8 sound like V8´s, V12 sound like V12’s, v10 like v10, and so on. Those fake and horrible sounds that the Sports/Semi Racing/Racing Exhaust adds to like 85% of cars have to go for good. Even if they only have two basic sounds for each car (a stock, and a more throaty version of the stock that keeps the correct sound) it would be more than enough. If ancient games like NFS Underground 2 could do it, then GT can.

      Another thing would be a better A-Spec mode. And we are talking about something in the likes of GT4. Manufacturer events have to return like in previous titles too. B-Spec even if some people like it has to go away FOREVER. If they are going to include it then it has to be like GT4 where it is not mandatory to use it, except if you want to change driver during an endurance. Prize system from previous GT titles has to return. That’s the only reason previous GT’s gave you to repeat races.

    • Mar. 10, 11:30pm

      Agreed. About the sound it should match the overall quality. I know it sounds great because i have a Sony Bravia 5.1 350W via optical fiber connected to my PS3 and i made some tests with most of the cars. If you have time try this one (one of the most noticeable) get into the M3 E92 and if you have a G27 use manual with clutch. Go to any track and put the rear camera. Start to rev but never pass the 4000rpm mark (do it slowly not racing lol), push the clutch and change to 2nd as in a normal car when you are driving in a highway and so on. You are going to find that the car sounds exactly the same as the real one. That happens with almost all cars in the game. Strange but my point is that at max revs the engine/rev sound goes crazy after 4000 rpm. All i want is the real rev sound at max revs as we can hear in the trailers or for example in the intro when the SLR is trying to catch the SLS in Nurburgring, or what about the new NSX trailer with that lovely VTEC real sound. They have the sounds already.

      With the rest again i have to say agreed with you and myself. ;)

    • Mar. 11, 12:43am

      I agree with all the points stated. I also agree with the whole “increased revs = terrible vacuum cleaner noise”.

    • Mar. 11, 5:06am


      I hope GT6 is on the PS4 and only the PS4.

      1. GT5 is right up against the limits of the PS3 graphics hardware. Note the shadows problems that didn’t occur in GT5P.
      2. GT5 is right up against the limits of the PS3 CPU. Having a field of only twelve on long tracks like Le Mans and the ‘Ring is a joke.
      3. because of 1 and 2, a lot of development effort in making a significantly superior GT6 is going to be wasted in trying to squeeze a quart into a pint pot – I gather this was a major reason for the delays in GT5.
      4. a PS3 GT5 would come out right at the end of the PS3s life, by which time all interest would be on the upcoming PS4.
      5. having GT6 as a launch title for the PS4, and a title that shows its full potential, would be much better for both Sony and PD, would result in greater sales (qv GT3, a launch title for the PS2, being the biggest selling GT so far) and hence more money to be plowed in by both
      6. the game would be a quantum leap with the better hardware, while a PS3-based GT6 could only be an incremental development of GT5 with more content.
      7. at some stage PD would have to develop a GT for the PS4 anyway.

    • Mar. 11, 5:19am

      ^ Will I think the PS3 could handle one more GT until the PS4 comes, which will be along time from now. I know PD could do it.

    • Mar. 11, 2:56pm


      More is not necessarily better. I don’t understand why most of the people want more and more when there is enough material to meake a new and better game. People expect GT6 to have 1000 times better graphics, like 5000 cars and such. PD can take away many things that GT5 has and still make a better game. It’s not about the PS3 capabilities, it’s what PD gave priorities to in the first place, reason why GT5 wasn’t up to the standards of many gamers. Too many unnecessary features that take the game to the limits…

  62. Mar. 10, 9:27pm

    Any news gives us GT fans something to look forward to. This is something major.

  63. Mar. 10, 9:26pm

    I hope gt6 dosent take 5 years of development. Also I heard some rumors about Granturismo 5 3.0 update and how they are trying to give all standard cars premium detail and also some more racing modifications for different cars.

    • Mar. 10, 9:29pm

      Pardon my french but where the f*** did you hear that from?!?

    • Mar. 10, 9:57pm

      UHH, YEAH? Were’d you hear THAT from? Link please?

    • Mar. 10, 9:59pm

      I this is going to be real sometime soon…i will change my name for Justin Bieber. LOL

    • Mar. 10, 10:09pm

      I call bull….. you know the rest.

  64. Mar. 10, 9:26pm

    Instead of doing gt6 prologue, they should make gt6 for ps3 and for ps4. Gt6 on the ps3 should have the same engine as gt5 but with better shadows and anti-alising. Ps4 gets a new graphic engine. Thats my opinion anyway

    • Mar. 11, 12:22am

      That’d be a lot of work, having to convert a game to a new engine… Thats what made GT5 take so long…

    • Mar. 11, 5:09am

      Great idea. That way if people send money buying the ps4 then they will get better game qualities.

      The best idea yet.

      Nice one

    • Mar. 14, 12:38pm

      #Quakebass Yes they will work for a long time but its also better because if gt6 comes out lets say 2014 then in like 2 years gt6 is already old and ps4 is still new. I want gt6 on ps4 in like 2 years after ps4 realese. sorry for my english i had to write this fast

  65. Mar. 10, 8:57pm

    It would be cool to see a winter version of the nordschleife in GT6.
    Check this out

  66. Mar. 10, 8:53pm

    I think GT gives you about 3 times more gameplay and replayabilty as well; though replayability depends on personal preference…

  67. Mar. 10, 8:42pm

    That sure is a lot of yeahs.
    I didn’t watch the video, but does the dude have a stutter?

  68. Mar. 10, 8:27pm

    i can fill in the first question mark in the transcript for you, he says
    Photographer: Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah… A PD games… Err… Gran Turismo

    i can’t remember exactly way he said about Bathurst after saying gt6 but i think he said “with”

    hope that helps, I’m heading out again tomorrow to ask a few more questions

  69. Mar. 10, 8:25pm
    Barry Spock

    Hopefully that means that they’ll have a couple of V8 supercars to drive as well. It makes sense that PD are getting interested in Bathurst, considering that it was a pretty popular track in S2U, and more importantly, Nissan are joining the V8 series next year.

  70. Mar. 10, 8:22pm

    That video is bloody useless.

  71. Mar. 10, 8:15pm

    “However it also means that Gran Turismo 6 is at least 2 years away, given earlier remarks from Polyphony regarding the time taken to recreate each real track for GT5, giving us a first glimpse into any kind of timeframe for the next full game in the series.”

    No. For all we know this is not the start of the process, but in the middle or end of it. There’s no way for us to tell.

    • Mar. 10, 10:56pm

      Point is, it’ll surely be within 2 years

  72. Mar. 10, 8:06pm

    The guy is probably mistaken. I’m sure it’ll come out as part of GT5 DLC.

    • Mar. 10, 8:23pm


  73. Mar. 10, 7:36pm

    maybe i could be on Gran Turismo 6 ProLogue

  74. Mar. 10, 7:28pm

    GT6? Seriously, that isn’t coming out for 24 Years

    • Mar. 10, 7:29pm

      My bet Spring/Summer 2036

    • Mar. 10, 7:44pm

      That’s what she said*

    • Mar. 10, 8:35pm

      LOL! It took me a little bit to figure that one out…

  75. Mar. 10, 7:24pm

    So do you really think guys gathering data for a new track weren’t prepared on how to answer any questions?
    There’s no way GT6 will be on the PS3. I remember waiting for GT5 and the PS3 to come out at the same time.
    History repeating itself?

    • Mar. 10, 8:31pm

      my likely

  76. Mar. 10, 7:06pm

    Kaz said in an interview because GT5 launched, that a new track can take up to 2 years to create. So I wouldn’t expect GT5 to get Bathurst if they are still not done scanning it.

  77. Mar. 10, 7:06pm

    People need to remember that it takes great accuracy to create a track that can reproduce real life data. Im just glad every time I hear GT6.

  78. Mar. 10, 6:55pm

    Said it before, multiple times. My bet, Spring-Xmas 2014.

    Bank on it.

    • Mar. 10, 7:56pm

      And then all the delayed launches,,,,,

    • Mar. 10, 8:45pm

      This is one of things we can’t really bet on. For all we know it could come out January 2013. I’m just hoping its better than GT5 and not just a copy and paste game.

  79. Mar. 10, 6:45pm

    Do we get the dump truck too?

  80. Mar. 10, 6:45pm

    great news scoop, but what on earth was going on with the camera, was it hanging around your neck? I think I’m going to be sick…

    • Mar. 10, 8:45pm

      He probably didn’t want people to know he was filming… If that camera guy had known he was filming, would he have answered his questions? I don’t know… I don’t think its possible to have that level of crappy filming skills…

  81. Mar. 10, 6:43pm

    What ever PD. god damn and i thought you would be fixing the game you have now. a game thats 5.3/10

    • Mar. 10, 6:53pm

      What’s your problem?

    • Mar. 10, 7:03pm

      is that ign’s crap rating, you need to play the game for at least 5 minutes before you give it a rating. >:(

    • Mar. 10, 7:41pm

      ign cant review racing games!

  82. Mar. 10, 6:41pm

    Now take the V8s from Forza and we have a race series!

  83. Mar. 10, 6:35pm

    I got disorientated watching that camera swing at the start lol

  84. Mar. 10, 6:32pm

    Ok. Well atleast there’s a new track

  85. Mar. 10, 6:29pm


  86. Mar. 10, 6:28pm

    I will be fine with waiting for GT6 if this is what they plan to do with it, I only hope that GT6 will fall inside of the PS3’s lineup of games and not waiting for (and having to buy) the PS4, but if the PS4 is set to release within the next 2-3 years–I think Polyphony would aim to be a launch title.. Either way Bathurst most likely will not be enjoyed on GT5, because they have only just started the information gathering process (photos, video, measurements, etc).. But I could be wrong, can anyone confirm if/when their team(s) were seen on Spa? That could give us a good clue of how fast their rendering takes AND whether we could see it as dlc..

    • Mar. 10, 7:11pm

      if look at the history 2 (main – not concept, prologues etc) games per console with the second a refined and improved version of the initial i’d say it’s almost a given that GT6 will be half the time to produce of GT5 and possibly end up one of the PS3’s last main release titles before PS4….just my 2c ;)

      and it’s about bloody time Bathurst showed up!!! faith in polyphony still holds ;)

  87. Mar. 10, 6:28pm

    If you are right saying that GT6 must be 2 years from us, wouldn’t that mean that the game will be rushed like people say GT2 was rushed?

    • Mar. 10, 6:49pm

      Do you know what the term “at least” means? But that thing is, the “2 years” per track is the time it takes for one person to build. The tracks are usually built by multiple people, greatly shortening the development time. GT6 won’t just be GT5 with Bathurst included; theres much more to be added, and I’m expecting GT6 to be a PS4 release. When your see a news article, don’t jump the gun on judgments and expectations.

  88. Mar. 10, 6:27pm

    I have a feeling this shouldn’t be posted. I hope that guy keeps his job.

    • Mar. 10, 6:35pm

      Normally I’d say you’re right, but Polyphony seems a good natured company/employer so they may give those guys a break, it is sensitive material, but it’s also good publicity on the other side..

  89. Mar. 10, 6:03pm

    i love this website. and all of the support from the fans

    • Mar. 10, 6:24pm

      I agree. GTPlanet forever and For the win!!! :D

  90. Mar. 10, 6:03pm

    Any new element brought to the rumor mill is always exciting, but it should be used with caution. It seems that the photographer is not very comfortable with English. Knowing the level of secrecy in average Japanese companies, I seriously doubt anyone at Polyphony Digital would deliberately authorize any leak on hypothetical contents of its future title. Any hint at future elements to come have always been announced officially via Kaz sama himself. I’d be very surprised two photographers from PD would dare speak about “secret” topics en lieu of their boss. Arienai…
    Still, like I said, it’s very exciting to know that something new regarding GT is on the work!頑張って皆さん!

    • Mar. 11, 3:40am

      Still, Space empire, a GTP member leaked the info on dlc pack 3. He must have been an employee. If not someone from PD must have told him. Unless it was a deliberate leak, authorised by Kaz, which i doubt.

  91. Mar. 10, 6:01pm

    I have a good feeling that GT6 will come quickly…

  92. Mar. 10, 5:58pm

    Ironbull forza is relatively poor in comparison with gran turismo, i’m an experienced driver and can state as such with confidence.

    • Mar. 10, 6:06pm

      Your right, but atleast they “produce” DLC for their current game. I can care less about bathhurst coming to a PS4 near me in 2018.

    • Mar. 10, 6:36pm

      Ironbull? where did you get 2018 from? think along the lines of 2014. As for DLC for forza, why bother, if you wanna do arcade racing id stick with NFS, which is a much better product than forza ever was

  93. Mar. 10, 5:53pm

    You’ve taken the two year for a track wrong, they mean individual man hours, not realtime. It would only take two years realtime if only one man worked on it.

  94. Mar. 10, 5:52pm

    My breathe I am not holding. Can’t get any decent DLC so at this point any more bathurst discussion is just another waste of bandwidth. Turn 10 will have a newer, better Forza out before another copy and paste GT game noneless ‘Bathhurst’ comes out.

    Which won’t be until the PS4 drops.

    • Mar. 10, 6:48pm

      Every single time someone like you comes along and spits out some rubbish about Turn 10 and/or Forza.

      It’s breath by the way, and nonetheless.

    • Mar. 10, 7:34pm

      you know, even froza 4 or even 5 would be a much newer games than gt5 or 6, gt would still have better graphics than froza. in froza 4 witch is a year newer than gt5, they still hasn’t got any weather and night, and gt5 still way ahead with the grphics, better force seed back, and better physics.

    • Mar. 11, 12:34am


      I’d agree, but heres the thing – GT5 has around 750 – 800 cars in the standard category, which pretty much just have PS2 level graphics. And EVERY car in Forza 4 has 1,000,000 polygons, which is much higher than GT5’s Premium car polygon count of 500,000… so Forza does have much better graphics, despite the fact that it’s newer.

      My opinion is that GT5 is more enjoyable, and has other content that Forza doesn’t have, like weather and day/night cycles. I explain more deeply about this on one of my other posts.

  95. Mar. 10, 5:52pm

    The positive is that Bathurst is coming to GT, whether it’s 5 or 6 doesn’t matter to me. But if I had to place a bet I would bet GT6.

    Now we just need reports from our other GTP spy crews. Go to all tracks in the world, friends! ;)

  96. Mar. 10, 5:49pm

    Those look like the same guys in the Tokyo track were there reflection is shown XD

  97. Mar. 10, 5:43pm

    I would refrain from making any judgement calls in terms of the timeline for how far GT6 is away. This could be DLC for GT6, it could be held until GT7, any number of things could happen. This is just a photographer he talked to, someone who is low on the totem pole and not trained in discussing information like this. He could say that it’s for GT6, but somewhere along the way they might decide that there’s enough stuff that they scanned years ago to say “Hey, lets just make GT6”.

    tl;dr There is not enough evidence to suggest that GT6 is two years away.

    • Mar. 10, 5:46pm

      The reason why I take the photographers comments with a grain of salt is that he was lead into saying Gran Turismo 6. I don’t mean to make it sound like our friend was malicious and that the photog is a liar, but I think it would be much more convincing if the Photog came out and said that this was going to be in GT6, rather than simply agreeing with our friend who offered up the words first.

  98. Mar. 10, 5:39pm

    interesing hope gt6 is for ps3 and due at xmas

    • Mar. 10, 6:29pm

      haha, it will be years until GT6 yet mate.

    • Mar. 10, 6:31pm

      I doubt it will be in 2012 or 2013; I’m expecting a 2014 – 2017 release. And on I believe it will be on PS4. I don’t know if I’d want it on PS4 or not, because of course I won’t be able to get a PS4 until a few years after it comes out and its price reduced… So I won’t be getting it until I get a PS4. GT6 will be SO much better if its on PS4, though, because the system will be MUCH more powerful, and the game will be able to do so much more in terms of graphics and content.

    • Mar. 10, 6:44pm

      There seemes to have been two GT’s per PS system generation so far, but Quake is right–I see a PS4 launch/release coming, seeing as GT5 took a decent portion of the PS3’s lifespan before arriving.. If they released it at the end of the PS3’s run it wouldn’t sell as well as being at the beginning of the PS4’s, I’m also with him on wanting it on the PS3 (for financial reasons) but wanting it on PS4 (for jaw dropping awesomeness reasons)..

  99. Mar. 10, 5:32pm


  100. Mar. 10, 5:32pm

    Still, this does confirm that we are getting Bathurst, no?

    Presumingly, great, great news.

    • Mar. 11, 12:39am

      Yes, definitely it will be used in some GT… otherwise, what would be the point? The only question right now is when and where it will be used.

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