Gran Turismo 7 track path editor

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo 7' started by Blue_Impact, Jun 30, 2020.

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How do you feel about bringing back the track path editor for GT7?

  1. Definitely needs to come back!

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    78.0%
  2. Meh

    13 vote(s)
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  3. I don't like things that are fun

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  1. Blue_Impact

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    One of the most fun parts of GT6 was the track path editor (which people eventually hacked to make it waaaay better than the tools given)

    Towards the end of it's life cycle we were seeing accurate recreations of iconic mountain passes from Initial D as well as brand new courses that added an infinite replay-ability and freshness that really felt fun to drive. It was it's own community within a community with everyone working together to refine tracks, it was truly amazing to be a part of. As someone who got into driving through Initial D it was like a dream to be able to race down challenging mountain passes with friends inside of a GT game. All of this was lost with the game needing online connectivity to access the tracks and the gt6 servers going offline.

    I'm curious how many people want the track path editor to come back? the game seems to be bringing features from the previous game so there's a good chance we could see a track path editor. I'm considering creating a petition or some sort of message to PD to advocate for an improved track path editor for GT7 and just wondering if others miss it as much as I do.
     
  2. Animedeaf

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    Yeah! I miss it so much because it wasn't in GT Sport. :(
     
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  3. Castrol96

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    They showed of some technology of generating cities and land a while ago after GT Sport launched.

    Kazunori even said he was trying to put it in GT Sport when he was once asked.
     
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  4. o000o

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    It needs to be as advanced as ModNation Racer's one.
     
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  5. BigJimmy

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    I voted with a big fat yes!!
     
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  6. NickXP

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    If it comes back I hope it is better than the one in GT6. I want to be able to place things like barriers or billboards on the track as well as to be able to precisely change the elevation of the track.
     
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  7. MatskiMonk

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    I wouldn't object to it coming back, but it'd need to be way better than it was.
     
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  8. I-Runner

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    If comes back I'd like to have an option to have a grid with the cars on the same line in order to create a properly drag strip and tools to set the distance to the markers (t1-t2 etc) and the finish line .

    IR
     
  9. hardvibes

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    What's with the "I don't like things that are fun" option?

    I don't care about track editor, I never used it and never will. I'd be 100% against it if it takes away PD's time and resources, that could be used for way more important things.
     
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  10. regnar

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    If it was built into the game & didn’t require a external app to function I would want it back, my preference would be that it didn’t need online & continue beyond GT7 server lifetime.
     
  11. JDMKING13

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    It was a great feature for GT6! I’m betting we will get one in GT7... I have a good feeling we are going to get a lot of goodies in GT7!
     
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  12. Tricky Vega

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    That's a must, I really want to see it back to Gran Turismo.

    I also think it would be extremely relevent that we could share the designed tracks the same way we shared liveries and adding them into a collection,

    and to be able to play the tracks added in the collection online in the lobby section.
     
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  13. Blue_Impact

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    I added that just for fun lol. Just cause it adds so much to the game that I can't imagine anyone not wanting it even if they don't use it personally.

    Guess I was wrong :lol:
     
  14. Dave A

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    I'm definitely for it, and for any improvements they can make. More scenery control and variety of locations would be welcome. I would like full control over the width, elevation and camber of each section of track and the scenery ideally.
     
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  15. CLowndes888

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    The Course Maker in GT5 was a lot of fun, so I'd like it to return in the same capacity.
     
  16. Forte0101

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    Towards the end of it's life cycle we were seeing accurate recreations of iconic mountain passes from Initial D as well as brand new courses that added an infinite replay-ability and freshness that really felt fun to drive. It was it's own community within a community with everyone working together to refine tracks, it was truly amazing to be a part of. As someone who got into driving through Initial D it was like a dream to be able to race down challenging mountain passes with friends inside of a GT game. All of this was lost with the game needing online connectivity to access the tracks and the gt6 servers going offline.


    You are correct. I myself used to run Project D seasons with points, and ranking. Nothing but Touge. I watched people who couldnt get through a hairpin to save their life transform into top 3 Touge drivers within a few months of serious effort with the team. No stupid race track comes close to a point to point uphill, downhill (both ! man i miss those touges) that can last 2 miles or 10 miles. Even the shorter touges were so alive because they were public street roads. The banking, the bumps, everything felt alive more so than anything ive ever raced since. I considered it a major insult and a major infraction to my own person effort spent in the game. Losing my touges like that forever.....it was cruel. CRUEL what you DID!. Does it need to come back?? As far as im concerned, your future depends on it. Forza Horizon is eating you alive because they get to drive the streets and you want to drive the same race track over and over for 50 freaking years. Mountain roads have a way of making you feel as if your dancing with the road and it likes to sweep you out, push you out, guide you in and out because of banking and road crown. Human beings design mountain roads to be different than normal ones. They have to be perfectly graded and calculated and its always one sharp human mind that designs these roads. These roads become flowing works of art that use gravity and the natural landscape to sculpt roads like strokes of a paint brush around and down the canvas. They feel alive when you drive them. You feel more like you are part of the road than you do racing a track designed by some gear head.

    And you can always tell what type of racer people are and how they think about speed and racing when you ask them about favorite tracks. Or if someone has something against track editors. It took them years of racing the same track through 5 different games to get good enough to compete and now the idea that they may have to master 122 corners in 4 miles just is overwhelming. Some idiot said it was a waste of time and resources. lol It was created at home by normal people. The servers were the only thing they ever had to keep online. We dont care about even racing each other as much as we do racing the touge itself. If you had let us time attack it at home by ourselves Id not be on GT sport until you got track editors for Sport. Now GT7 is out and you think we are gonna get our Touges???? Not unless we do it. They wont spend resources on anything truly great like a Touge racing league.
     
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