GT6 Ayrton Senna Content Coming This Week, New Screenshots Released

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As most readers will recall, the Ayrton Senna Tribute content was originally set for release in GT6 today. Unfortunately, a few regional licensing issues have complicated a simultaneous worldwide launch of the new content, but don’t worry – it will arrive before the end of this week, as I learned after speaking with SCEA today.

For now, they’ve sent over an impressive batch of in-game screenshots featuring Senna’s cars, including his DAP Racing Kart, Lotus 97T, and 1983 West Surrey Racing British F3 car. Stay tuned for more news!

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Comments (284)

  1. Playseatplanted

    I for one am glad people are bitching and complaining other wise pd (at this point) might just blow off this DLC til they got around to it. so keep up the pressure! Also if the licensing deals are not final who says they will be? Now pd seems to be in a situation where they’ve already promised the content and now they have to negotiate? If I had these licenses pd would pay out the ass and jump through many hoops (and now probably will that’s why “mother” SONY had to promise us by the end of the week). As much as I love this game they really have tweaked it for the worst. The only current hyper car is the pagani what no p1 or le Ferrari not to mention 98% of the cars have been the same since gt1 yet I have to earn them again every new release! And where is the extensive customization options that was hyped? Not only is it not extensive it’s far less than gt5… FAR LESS!!! Cars that had aero kits
    In gt5 are now lucky to have wing you can stick on. Next why on earth does forza (made in America) have an amazing downhill/uphill mountain coarse(12 mile touge to be exact) and gt (made in japan) has these sorta crappy 1-4 mile coarses that make you feel like ur only getting a taste of touge and not the full meal! Honestly I complain but without gt or a B.A. PC what else is their on ps3?

  2. GTdarjan

    Notification of Maintanance on official GT site:
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    We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

  3. Gameratwork99

    If only this game was open source in some way, that way, us gamers and petrolheads could finish the game once and for all.

    I could only dream…

  4. chatops3

    Everybody here complaining about how pd not release updates for gt6 and i just here wating for cars and tracks in assetto corsa.

  5. Praggia

    Its a shame the lack of proper sound and Senna Home Town gp CIRCUIT ie Interlargos not being included will seriously not do this tribute any justice
    LAME LAME LAME

  6. kollosson

    2.3 Million is actually good, obviously not as good as GT5’s stella sales figures but if you look at sales figures of racing games in a 12 month period 2.3 million is a very good figure, there are a number of reasons GT6 has not sold as well as GT5 one being the PS4 launch but as a global franchise GT is still kicking butt, nearly 68,000,000 units sold, no other racing game franchise comes close. I think the main problem people have is the lack of information coming out of PD in terms of progress, we get very little info but personally I don’t have a problem with that, I’m enjoying the game and looking forward to the new content.

  7. gpjeff

    As someone that been loyal to the Gran Turismo Series from the beginning. And I really don’t want complain about favorite game. GT6 is a disappointment I am very sorry to say. They better have a landslide of upgrades or they will lose a lot of people.

  8. kollosson

    2.3 million ? nothing wrong with that and I’m sorry to have to mention Forza here, not trying to start a Forza vs GT but just to emphasize my point as a comparison, Forza 4 sold 2 million units over the same period, never heard that being sited as a problem or being poor sales.
    GT6 is down in sales compared with GT5 but there are quite a few mitigating factors, the launch of the PS4 being one. By the way CorvetteConquer I didn’t realise you had been nominated to speak for the global GT community, your opinion is just that, yours only.

  9. kollosson

    Ahem..i think we need a little perspective here, 2.3 million copies is not exactly a bad figure, that’s more than Forza 4 over the period of a year ( 2 million ) Total GT franchise has sold nearly 68 million next to the Forza franchise at 12 million, don’t hear people saying that Forza is finished. There are many reasons GT6 has not matched the GT5 figures, it was released right at the time the PS4 was buzzing. @CorvetteConquer its funny how you think you are speaking for the whole global community, its your singular opinion

  10. ZDUPH

    Too little, too late PD. Nice to see a game company pay tribute to one of the greatest drivers of all time, but at the same time you had a full MONTH to release it. What gives?
    So many empty promises, so little time…

  11. DBalog

    I quit playing gt, after 3 months all I can say that pd is going down. About 70% of my online friends sold the racing rigs, gt is becoming a p…. of s…
    2 bad, loved the game, lost a lot of time in year’s driving it! All I have now is good memories of past times and cool races. Pity pd

  12. PikachuRacer11

    If I recall, there was suppose to be 4 cars in the Senna Tribute DLC pack. Not sure if i’m correct though.

    My guess is the 4th one (if true) would be his Honda-McLaren F1 car, as it looks like his suit that was used for that team is already in GT6 anyways.

  13. slidinsidewayz

    And yet just more content with a release date that has been pushed bk…all I care for is the track editor which we’ll prolly never see along with that 1 track that we were suppose to get at the end of feb… as of now I have offically given up on the gt series. I have always been a big fan of the gt series but they have been making too many mistakes with the feedback for the customers… so how many people are waiting for driveclub or project cars. If gt comes to ps4 I can definitely say I will not be getting it.. plus why would you release a game with all this promise content then say it’ll be added at a later time.. thats just bs. I understand doing updates and new content, but content that is already supposed to be in the game. Im done.

  14. HaerBev

    There’s no need to complain, I’ve never been into F1 world and this will be great for Senna Worshippers to get a free tribute package, the only thing I want is the old Monza !

  15. jhw93

    After reading through the newer comments, I thought that I would comment again.

    More and more negativity is here about late updates, lack of communication and advertised features not arriving. I can understand the complaints but I think I have some good views on this stuff.

    I think GT6 will get another handful of feature updates before PD finally closes its book on the game. GT6 has only sold something like 2.3million wheras GT5 sold like 10million, so financially I don’t think it is worth it to be putting a lot of updates in.

    I know people have mentioned the course editor & sound update. I think these are in development but I doubt that they are coming to GT6. There have been rumours about GT7:Prologue recently and I think they are saving features for that. That makes sense because it means they will have ‘new’ features for the new game.

    Rumours are saying that GT7:Prologue is basically GT6 with new features and ps4 graphics, which makes sense to me. So I think some of the features they talked about 5-6months ago are going to be GT7 stuff and that’s the reason why they have not said anything about them.

    Anyway, there was that thing about Kaz answering some questions so we will have to wait and see.

  16. UrieHusky

    You wanna know why we’re complaining? GT6 was sold on the promise of “Monthly DLC content”

    We haven’t had that.

    We haven’t had any of the promised content beyond the VGT cars and even then there was a MASSIVE delay between the Merc and the BMW.

    Why is everyone complaining? because we were sold a game that was marketed as a growing experience, with regular updates bringing new cars and tracks (1 track, 10 cars per month as per the press release) and we’ve seen none of that.

    Then we’re told the Senna Tribute will come out in may, “Great!” we all thought “What a fitting tribute”

    But the date came and went without a peep, then we were told “Coming May”

    May has now just about been and gone and still no update, THAT is why we are getting irritated with the broken promises which have been constant over the past few years.

    Gran Turismo has been a massive part of my life and I like to think that I’m not one to whine and complain – I’ve simply stopped playing GT6 for the most part until the promised content begins to appear. So if I’m at the point where I’m tired of this nonsense and feel the need to speak out against it how can I possibly blame anyone else?

  17. Steph290

    7_7 It would be nice to see some Forza complaints for a change, if you get my indirect meaning.

  18. JoaoPereira_P

    Nice tribute, but completly out of time.

    Hope Mr. Kazunori stop to see where GT6 is going….

    People get tired to pay many times to drive the same cars on the same tracks… i think it is enough!

    1. CorvetteConquer

      I was going to post “too little too late”, but you nailed it. There is so much that ought to be fixed, there’s so many features that are/have been ignored for so long, that it’s almost exhausting to think about. It’s hard to imagine that GT7 will magically correct or address all these issues; it’s probably not even fair to expect that much….but again, it’s too little too late. If you want to stay on top of the industry, then there must be compromises made. One man’s vision (Kaz’s vision) can only be taken so far, while the people’s/ gamers’/ OUR vision has not yet been realized and I think that’s what has turned majority of the fan base away. The PS3 might mark the twilight of Gran Turismo.

    2. frank_492r

      I’m totally agree JoaoPereira_P, I’m very tired of the situation with Gran Turismo.

      Mr. Kaz you forget the passion for the game now you only see dollars in your screen

      Respect to the people the fans of the game “the people who give you money”

    3. jhw93

      In all honesty chaps, I think some of the features that they have talked about such as the Course Creator and Sound update won’t come to GT6.

      GT6 has only sold like 2.3million copies, that is not a lot compared to GT5 which is at like 10million or so. Looking at those figures, its just not financially viable to keep supporting the game with big updates anymore.

      I think we will get a handful more feature updates but after that I think PD will close the book on the game. There have rumours about GT7: Prologue and I think a lot of the features have been saved for that and I think that’s why they have not said much about some of the features.

      It makes sense for them in terms of marketing because they can show GT7: Prologue with all these ‘new’ features. The rumours say that GT7: Prologue is essentially GT6 with PS4 graphics and new features, which makes sense to me.

      Anyway, Kaz is supposed to be answering some questions for GT Planet, so we will have to wait and see.

    4. MeanElf

      Believe it or not, 2.3 mil is quite a lot for a game to sell. Okay, GT5 sold 11 mil which is an insane amount, but my point is, they can continue to support the game just fine – don’t forget the ‘long view’ which is so often talked about.

    5. Nestor_Motta

      I totally agree with you and especially with CorvetteConquer who understands that Kaz lost the passion for GT . Would be the best car racing game / simulator having things like adjusting tire pressure (instead of ” types” of tires that do not exist ) , suspension parts (instead of suspension kits divided between totalemnte useless and partially adjustable ) and most importantly, where are the customizations ? I’m a fan of Gran Turismo since 1998 , or rather , was . After spending hours of my life dedicating myself and enjoying myself next to what I thought was The Real Driving Simulator , it is time to say goodbye and have Gran Turismo 6 as the end . Only a drastic change could save Gran Turismo . My tip ? The cars do not wet in the rain , the suspension kits are not adjustable ( Miss the sport kits , semi -racing and racing ) , the sounds of the “game ” are horrible ( have tried skid with street tires ? Enough to be annoying ) missing things like ” scoring ” services that have been performed in the garage , we could have a DLC with all NASCAR cars every year ( this is not impossible , see mods for rFactor Nascar Season and 2003) and also basic categories eg F3 GP2 and … Well, so many things queeu ‘d rather quit. Today is going to want to simulate the same things and rFactor Accetto Corsa and seek and customization will look to the future success of the racing game Forza Motorsport. Kaz, thank you for those 15 years I had fun with my friends playing Gran Turismo, but today some play on PC, and others in Xbox and me, well, I do not know if one will buy PS4, not to play Gran Turismo 7.

    6. Magic Ayrton

      GT7, gt shmevven. GT6 won’t be finished GT5 wasn’t and neither will GT7. The trust is lost on them now, certainly not shelling out money for a new console and game to go through all the torture again. No, not doing it.

    7. AlexGT86

      I think the gulf between GT5 and GT6 sales (to date) only goes to show how dissapointed the GT fan base was with GT5 and the direction which PD has taken during the PS3 era. This week’s last minute Senna failure is just another part of that.

      People drone on and on about how we should rejoice about getting ‘free’ new content and that in previous years we only got the game we bourght on release day. To that all i’ll say is that such content isn’t free as we were sold it when the game was launched. The Senna content (and Vision GT) was all part of the sales pitch and was even in the trailers and on some of the box art work. On the second point the old games had far more content that what we got now. If you don’t believe me go back and play GT4. That game was epic and had months and months on content to get through.

      For many this week may have been the straw which broke the camels back. For others it was broke long ago. For me after the dissapointment of GT5 I was willing to give PD one more chance with GT6 to deliver the game which GT5 was always advertised to be. In many areas they have improved, but this constant failure to keep up with the times and deliver on the content which they have already promised has left me cold.

      As someone who doesn’t play many games I can’t see myself rushing out to buy a new PS4 just to play GT7.

    8. UKBeast

      Is it just me but I’ve had no Ayrton Senna update as of yet and it is the 29th. I can also not find anything on it being released yet. Is it late?

    9. kollosson

      Very impatient here, complaints because of lack of content and then when we get it complaints because you don’t get it immediately, bet you all stamped your feet as children when you didn’t get you’re own way…

    10. MeanElf

      Opinions are opinions Ice, you can’t really tell people to stfu just because you don’t agree.

    11. SZRT Ice

      My opinion is that he should stfu. He adds nothing of substance to any conversation. Just random GT praises and bashing of others who don’t feel as he does. He’s a Troll. He says things to incite drama and flaming amongst people. Judgmental statements about peoples upbringing and maturity instead of GT related conversation.

      “bet you all stamped your feet as children when you didn’t get you’re own way…”

      “you an only child or something?”

      “reality check in order methinks”

      “sit down and have a reality check”

      “I just can’t help replying to idiot comments…..”

      “reality checks in order”

      Etc.

      He rarely adds anything useful to the conversation and constantly makes it a point and goal to criticize the opinions of everyone else! Even when they have valid, respectful, thoughtful, and well delivered facts, statements and opinions!. Many may think trolls only exist in those who have a negative outlook on GT6, but it’s not true! He’s a prime example that trolls can exist on both sides!

      You asked “SZRT ice, am I getting to you am I getting to you lol”

      Yes. You are. And you have clearly made that your goal.

      “SZRT Ice, you an only child or something? cos when you don’t get what you want you seem to have a tantrum, I can’t believe you can be moaning when we have a free, awesome new car, very strange……”

      So I’m going to talk to you in way you can understand and ask you…

      Do you swing the other way or something? No girlfriend maybe? Or no social life? Cause you direct more attention at me and other GTP members then my girl does me! I wonder if you give females the same attention? Or maybe you have hopes that Kaz will see your valiant efforts and birth your GT love child? Hmm, Idk, but your GT defensive nature is very peculiar… Strange…

  19. Impulse101

    Wow! I’m impressed with Jordan for putting in the effort to get this information. Big thanks to GTP.

  20. BLADErunner80

    For all the people complaining about the complainers, saying that their “12 year old’s” and that they “cant read the original post properly” and that they “shouldn’t complain on gtplanet” (where else?).

    How about you notice the bigger picture, a large section of the community is tired of the way things happen at PD (yes even if this time its not their fault) no news but tons of hype!

    These “complainers” obviously love Gran Turismo that’s why they get so excited by new content and still await the promised content from launch, and then get frustrated by the constant missed dates and silent treatment between the hype.

    Bar a few ridiculous comment most are just saying “jeez again!” & “there’s always something!”
    Would any of you put money on any PD announced date?

    1. Magic Ayrton

      Care free mentality from people with too much money and success.. it’s always going to happen.. things don’t happen fast at PD and by the time they do, the excitement has dropped off considerably. What happened to Japanese honour?

      Jordan on the other hand has to deal with both sides, so I take my somewhat crumpled up hat off to him.

    2. SZRT Ice

      PD should just hire Jordan directly, and make him head of Public Relations with PD.

      If Jordan and the GTPlanet team can manager that without bias towards the community or towards PD; which they have managed to do
      thus far somehow, and wonderfully @ that might I add, then that would likely be the most ideal outcome anyone can hope for.

    3. kiosk

      +1 I’m tired of paying for incomplete games. We the consumers and fans are the ones that lose out from the developer’s “we will just patch it later on” mentality. Short changed, with tons of bugs, and less features than it’s predecessors, costing roughly twice, and looking nearly identical and yet here we all are, eagerly awaiting a patch that doesn’t address any of the problems, just adds eye candy and bait for the over zealous.

    4. MeanElf

      @ Kiosk, that’s a bit of a wild exaggeration don’t you think? GT5 cost the same in the shops as GT6…that could hardly be called ‘roughly double’ by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, I’m not sure which games you’ve been playing, but I’ve yet to come across one that does that, or look basically the same as the preceeding games…

    5. Playseatplanted

      Apparently you’ve never played call of duty mean elf. They only release half the game and make you buy the rest as a $60 DLC and it’s the same game every year

  21. Ben Rogue

    PD needs to learn not to jump the gun, so to speak. Seems with most updates, new features content it gets a delay. Maybe just don’t say anything then surprise us all with it. That way you won’t get so many complaints about content being late or never showing up if you make promises for something that is yet to exist. That way we would all be happy because we wouldn’t have known any better.

    I’m glad the PD team keep working on their games so long after release. So many game developers, cough*(EA)*cough, move on to churn out the next mindless consumer lump of nothing. Though often a love hate relationship, GT is one of the good ones.

    My only major gripe are the standards, they should have been left behind with the PS2

    1. SZRT Ice

      What a ridiculous moment to use as opportunity to display your arrogance! He’s saying rest in peace, and all you can focus on is an irrevocable grammatical error?

      No words…

  22. Andygmr2

    Hi all,

    Not new to reading but this is my first post.

    A few things need clarifying I think.
    I spent nearly 5 years of my life working for a Japanese company and they are notorious (in business) as compulsive liars and cannot (not will not) accept any error has been made on their part. Its refered to as not losing ‘face’.

    Please dont get me wrong, I enjoy the GT games on ps3 because I’m a playstation guy and they are convenient competition and interactivity with geographically far off friends. BUT…

    Gran Turismo has never, regardless of what the ‘we can’t heed your suggestions’ japanese at PD think, accurately simulated any form of racing or vehicle dynamics. Compared to the PC developed simulators that I ALSO enjoy, GT has always been more of an arcade, dive straight in with your mates sort of experience, which it is very good at.

    I love my PS3 for the convenience of having it in the front room, I just wish a few developers would port a really good Racing Sim to it. You guys would never look back.

    I too look forward very much to the Senna content, he was my childhood idol (along with Our Nige) because of the fierce racing and competitiveness. I doubt however, that PD being what they are, are capable of pulling it off properly.

    I hope I’m proved wrong.

    Andy

  23. Blood*Specter

    It’s good to have content coming. It’s also a possibility that there will be more in the near future especially with GT5 on-line coming to an end. That can only mean PD techs will have more time to spend on GT6 and GT7 development.

    I still think PD publicity department needs to take a chill pill and slow down the hype.
    For example, the following information came from PD in January and was posted on GTPlanet: “A new track is coming for Gran Turismo 6, set to be released some time in February.”

    This information on was passed presumably by PD to Jordan who posted it in these pages. Jordan is not in the habit of posting lies or absurd rumors to the readers of GTP. So why in the hell would PD push that information if they did not have the content ready to roll?
    It’s just another example of PD overloading their collective a$$e$.
    They just need to calm down and be real. End of story………………..
    They only agitate fans and bring disappointment when they cannot follow through on their MANY promises. They don’t seem to learn from past mistakes. They need to be more realistic with their projections. Just tell the freaking truth about what they can and cannnot do with the current game.

    I agree that licensing and legal disputes/concerns have caused many more delays than what PD/Kaz has caused. However, you would hope we as users and PD as the supplier come to understand that not everything is in PD’s control.

    As for things that PD can and does control, like new tracks, features and the like, I’ll say it again; the hardware has limited what PD is able to do in those areas. If you think Bathurst is a memory hog, you must know that the new track shown in January will just about choke the PS3 with its processing demands.

    It would be good if PD/Kaz admit they need to be creative in order to place more tracks and features into the game because the hardware can’t support it. Then maybe we would all be able to understand the delays better and not react as harshly. But I don’t see that coming anytime soon. I just hope with GT5 support going away, PD will have more time to fix issues in GT6. That said, the Senna content rocks. And I hope the Vision VW drives better than it looks. :)

    1. SZRT Ice

      I highly doubt the removal of GT5’s online will have much effect to GT6’s rate of production. The only thing it will do is free up server space, and what, like a few hours time for the online department responsible for making Seasonal Events out of already available in-game content.

      Any sudden increase in GT6’s release of content/features correlating with GT5’s server termination will likely and mostly be coincidental or pre-planned to entice the remaining GT5 fan base into a GT6 purchase.

  24. kollosson

    Its all good, Senna content imminent and new Vision GT car, great stuff, can’t wait to have a blast of that Lotus 97T :)

  25. JASON_ROCKS1998

    So close til we get these awesome cars. I don’t see why everyone is complaining, would you rather have 4-5 cars every few months for free or have to pay for 10 cars every month? The combined cost of Forza 5 and all of its DLC is $109.94 or $99.99 with the FM5 PASS while you get all of this GT6 DLC for free so why are you all complaing? Accept the game for what it is and be happy they aren’t charging you for content that other developers are charging for their games

    1. HuskyGT

      No. I rather pay for monthly car and track packs. As much as these dlc packs are free, they suck. The worst is that they try to sell it with bells and whistles as something special when it’s absolutely the opposite. There is no excuse for PD to take this long and just deliver this sorry-arse excuse for extra content.

    2. HuskyGT

      PD is just using Senna’s popularity tp hide the fact that can’t release any content of worth or fix the problems with the game. Let’s face it; this is as much as they can do when it comes to extra content.

      And Senna might’ve been whoever he was, but GT6’s Senna content will be as short lived and useless when it comes to gameplay and reply value.

      It’ll be fun for the first 30 minutes or so, but it won’t be able to hide the fact tha it’s another half-baked sucky GT add on.

    3. Johnnypenso

      I appreciate not paying for DLC, but I have to be honest, that Long Beach track, which was free I believe, to me is worth all of the GT5 DLC combined to date, not including the Senna content which we don’t have yet.

  26. gnorman

    (predicted responses)
    It was rubbish because there was no livery editor, wing mirrors only contained black blobs not fully formed cars and the sound was merely functional.

    TIA, Grandad.

  27. Cole Morgan

    People keep complaining and whining that the content isn’t coming out. But they’ll still play GT6. There really is no point in complaining, as I found out.

    1. Hypergolem

      Wrong… People are not playing GT6 anymore… Sales numbers of GT6 are basically half of what GT5 sold and many people gave up on GT6 soon after they got it in December.

    2. HuskyGT

      Wrong. I used to be the biggest GT fan and I no longer play the game. The franchise is only alive because of its name, because as a game, it’s pretty much dead.

    3. SZRT Ice

      And Wrong again. Not playing until we get new locations to race. I’d rather have 1,000 tracks and 5 cars, than 5 tracks and 1,000 cars.

      I’m waiting for the Zahara, the track creator, the racing clubs and community features, and the “so many tracks, it will make your hat fall off!” (The latter of which, I now believe to be about GT7).

      Any of these features will make me come running, but the cars, they’ll only feel new to me if I have somewhere new to drive them. And I’m talking about locations, not variations. Until then, I’m having more fun racing on GTAV (Yep!, don’t judge me!)

      Gran Turismo is still my favorite game, that I no longer play.

    4. HuskyGT

      Well said SZRT. That basically sums it up for me too. GT is still my favorite game as well, but I just don’t feel like playing it anymore. Been playing Forza 3 for almost two months now, and the more I play it, the less I want to touch GT. As said before , I’ll keep waiting until something worth it comes out.

    5. frivoloushobby

      I picked GT6 up on release day with quite a bit of excitement. As of now, I believe the last update I downloaded for GT6 was 1.04 and haven’t played it since. I don’t think the course maker could even convince me to play GT6 again.
      Most of the time I spend on GTP is now limited to the Project CARS threads.

  28. RDAardvark

    The Senna anniversary was some four weeks ago.
    A true tribute would have been made on the day.
    Makes you wonder when PD celebrate birthdays, etc.

  29. liv4hardstyle

    Don’t people work anymore? Gran Turismo should not be the focus of your life. There is actually a beautiful world outside, go and see it..

    1. antgrayUK

      2nd that DustPohl. It is a disappointment but really, if you feel that strongly about how Polyphony are doing with this game there are a multitude of others that you can go and play. Get a life people!

    2. DustPohl

      It is a disappointment, don’t get me wrong. But going on GTPlanet to bit*h about it is really stupid

  30. SLAMandRIDE

    So wait there is no updates at all?? Not even something small that doesn’t need Licencing??

    1. Amac500

      The update IS the Senna update. It just means it’s getting a 2 or 3 day delay. It’s already to go, it just needs to be cleared

  31. Amac500

    I know people are saying that the licensing should have been squared away, but come on now, this is an F1 license we’re talking about, the reason we haven’t had an F1 license before is because they are so ridiculous about their terms. If this was IndyCar or a some sports car series or a new manufacturer, then I might be on them a bit, but they have to deal with Bernie and The Clowns for an F1 license so I’m gonna be easy on PD.

    1. MeanElf

      Well said, licensing in general though is a bleedin’ minefield, moves slowly and never seems to be easy.

    2. nursemorph

      Agreed that licences are a PITA…..but, in this case, I’m not sure it has anything to do with Bernie and F1…..AFAIK you only need an F1 licence if you plan to run more than one F1 car at a time as that constitutes a race; if it is only one car, then the licence is just from the manufacturer ie Lotus etc. If I’m wrong, then I’ll admit it as I don’t fully know all the ins and outs but that is my understanding of it

    3. BrunoI_SRE

      Thanks Amac500 and nursemorph for the inside look at politics and law, because that is probably the real reason, and if so, hopefully they are trying to get an F1 racing license and therefore could maybe include even more formula cars and formula races!!!

  32. BLADErunner80

    Any ideas what 80’s Brands Hatch & Monza would likely mean?

    Layout changes?
    Re-profiled corners / gravel traps?
    Crowd have mullets and moustache?

    1. Amac500

      In the case on Monza the chicane on the front stretch is different, I believe it’s a 4 part, rather than the current 2 part, and the angle of the corners are all different. It’s more of esses than it is a chicane actually.

    2. gnorman

      80s Brands was not very different. http://www.autofixtures.com/brands-hatch.html
      Graham Hill Bend was a longer curve rather than a kink and a sharper curve.
      Westfield was much longer and faster.
      There was no kink at the bottom of the hill after Westfield
      Sheene curve was called Dingle Dell and a blind corner much like it is now but a bit sharper I think and further up the hill.
      Dingle Dell became a chicane in the 90s and then renamed Sheene Curve after Barry Sheene’s death http://www.gpupdate.net/en/f1-news/43006/ with the kink back down the hill being named Dingle Dell.

      As far as gravel traps go, Paddock was tarmac on the outside of the kerb with either a Shell or Dunlop advert, Westfield and Dingle Dell had just grass, as did Clearways & Druids but I’m not so sure of those 2. Will need to dig out the old photos.

      As for the crowd, you might see me as a kid in my Parker coat zipped up on Hailwood Hill on the way up to Druids, sucking an orange ice lolly :)

  33. Jayson619

    Culprit possibilities

    1) Micro$oft – bribing manufacturers from releasing content
    2) Alain Prost – may still harbour bad blood towards Senna bcos of their rivalry.

    1. MeanElf

      How can something be an A+ from the studio you rate as an F on a game you feel is D-?

      Makes no sense kiddo.

  34. montecarlo87

    Its cool. Most probably don’t remember the legal problems that almost kept the Deltawing out of GT6. Delays are becoming a fact of life and not just in video games. We live such complicated lives anymore. 20 years ago when cell phones were no more powerful than a wrist watch and video games were mostly an assembly of a few low definition blocks it would be much easier to bring out a video game. And of course with no internet like we have today we were stuck with whatever content we bought and took out of the nearest Walmart.

    Ten years before that when I was just a child we had the Atari and the first Nintendo was a year from its release. So yeah this young generation of gamers is pretty lucky to have what they do. And their kids will be complaining about the next holographic game to come out that does not include a smell feature or something.

  35. DEADLIST

    Totally want to drive these new open wheel cars…would have been nice to see them on a clearly retro monza/hatch.

    And aw, i was hoping to see the senna kart on that kart track from the GT6 theme song…not on the silverstone track.

  36. jhw93

    This new content looks pretty damn cool if i’m honest… so that’s good news. Then after reading the article, I look at the comments again to find a bunch of people complaining… I have the impression that most people on here are around the age of 11. It seems that most of the people on here have not read the article, it clearly states the reason why the content is late, it also tells us that we are getting it this week still. If it was delayed by 2 months for example, I would completely understand but we’re only going to be waiting a few days at the most. Yes I know PD has track record of being late with updates but moaning and groaning about it is not going to change anything, plus your getting it for free. I can’t think of many racing games that have extensive updating during its life cycle, you people need to stop being hung up on the ‘Well we don’t have this yet’ or ‘I wish it had this’ and just except the game for what it is.

    1. Tenacious D

      Maturity and common sense are rare commodities on the nets. And – oh look where we are! The Real Complaining Stimulator.

    2. SZRT Ice

      Right, opting to complain about complainers. That’s a much better option. Way more mature. On, and calling people 11 year olds just because they have a difference in opinion is such a mature argument. This self-righteous crap is getting old. Half the time people are egging on the complainers before any complaints are made. You guys are no better than them.

    3. jhw93

      @ SZRT Ice Look, there are many things that I want in GT6 such as;
      – Porsche Cars
      – If not Porsche, premium ruf cars or just more ruf
      – more tracks and cars (don’t care if free or not)
      – Course Creator
      – Ferrari F50
      These are a handful of things I want in GT6 right but there not in GT6 for what ever reason. But I am not going to throw my toys out of the pram because some of the things I want are not in the game. As I said in my first post, I understand the let downs because I feel let down but I enjoy the game for what it is.

      At the end of the day, I wasn’t involved in the development of the game, so why should I expect certain things from them. I don’t mind people sharing their concerns and gripes as long as it’s constructive and objective. It’s the self-titled idiots that say “wheres my course editor! i’m done with this game, i can’t wait till project cars comes out”.

      The negativity that the GT has received recently (in some cases rightly so) has given a lot of people on here some so sort of right to demand things and get mardy when it doesn’t get there way.

      People still bang on about the course editor and how PD are lazy, I want the course creator myself. But i’m not gonna get bitter about the fact its not in the game and certainly not gonna stop myself from enjoying the game because of it. They havn’t spoken about the course editor in 5-6months and it was never said to be a feature at launch, so to me there’s point getting upset about it, you might as well just let it go and enjoy the game as it is now and if it doesn’t come, then its a shame, if it does then awesome.

      Sorry for the rant but it really annoys me, I don’t care about the complaints (I have many myself), it’s the childish attitude that people have.

    4. TokoTurismo

      Definitely around 11 years old. I’m mean look at @Izzyracer97’s post, he said he took 1 day from school for a game… LMAO!!!

  37. TakeshiSkunk

    This is just embarrassing. I’m not even angry I actually feel bad for them at this point.

  38. fordskydog

    Somehow I now feel that we won’t ever get this content or any other content ever again for GT6.

  39. Kurei

    Just wanted to say, I freakin’ called it. Check my latest “status” post.

    A delay is still a delay, no matter the reason.

  40. celtiscorpion73

    For those who feel they have to whine about every little thing, I created a new thread called “The GT6 Drama Queen Thread”.

  41. TRLWNC7396

    I can fully understand this. The Senna content is about to come out, and it would take some of the fire away from it to release them at the same time.

  42. gtfanforlife

    You know this just seems to keep happening every since GT5, When are we going to get some confidence about a release date?

  43. Sick Lenny

    For those of you who have never had to deal with a legal issue (read LAWYERS) let me just tell you that all of your “taking care of this months ago” can fly out the window the second a lawyer changes his mind or raises a concern at the last minute.
    The mainstream world of business (anymore) is dominated by the whims and worries of laywers and underwriters (insurance companies), and I suspect that many of the entitled whiners on here have yet to enter that world or still live in Mom’s basement.

    And to add I am certain this content is at the top of Kaz’s list of stuff to do under GT6’s umbrella as this is a very personal project he decided to include, including raising awareness to the institute and the legacy of Senna. So claims that suggest careless and whatever are laughable. Whenever you accuse someone of specific wrongdoing (without any evidence to support your claim), realize that you a usually revealing to the world how YOU operate and how YOU think, therefore telling more about yourself than those you blindly accuse.

    1. andres747

      Finally. Someone who understands that problems sometimes surface, and cause a delay of content such as this. You guys need to understand that PD is working their laurels off with this content, and they’re not just delaying it because they are lazy. I know it might be frustrating, heck, I’ve been waiting extremely anxiously for this, but we must understand that it is not PD’s fault (just read the article and you’ll see what I mean), also, you must learn to be more graceful, it’s free DLC anyways, right?

      By the way, thanks for keeping us posted, Jordan.

      PS: you cannot compare Forza to GT. Forza is an arcade game, and GT is a full on racing simulator, it’s like comparing a VW Beetle against a Pagani; you just can’t.

  44. QuattroDelta

    sony pd im don with u fix car sound circuit creator

    ^That’s sarcasm, for those who don’t understand this type of things until someone explains it to them.

    1. Magic Ayrton

      Sound eh.. I just got the ruf rt-12 on iracing and that thing sends chills up your spine.. sooo good!

  45. ynot

    On another note. I want to thank everyone that maintains the GTPlanet website. A great job you all are doing. I know it’s a lot of work maintaining a website. I really appreciate all the time and money that you put into it. I visit here everyday and look forward to seeing what’s new to read.

    1. SZRT Ice

      Yep, thanks Jordan! I know I can be an a** h*** @ times, but I appreciate this site and the work of all associated with it. I appreciate Kaz too. Just feel him and his team need to get it together.

      It’s all love @ the end of the day. I simply want the best for GT.

      So come on Kaz & PD! You got this!

    2. TokoTurismo

      Yeah I’ll admit I have been complaining for months due to not hearing anything. I hope PD keeps this up because I really disliked myself being a whiner… Never again, I hate grumpyToko….. >_>

      Come on GTPlanet! :D

    3. MeanElf

      Yay, Happy Toko is back :)

      Agreed ynot, it’s something that gets easily forgotten amongst all of the other stuff.

  46. ynot

    Heres my only complaint. Why is Jordan here on GTPlanet having to be the one who calls SONY and PD for information. SONY/PD should always be the first ones out with the info before we find out from anyone else. They new it would not be ready today. There is just hardly any communication from PD. I fail to understand why that is. Maybe GTPlanet could get them to create an account here on GTPlanet so they can post information and answer questions on a regular basis. Not just the KAZ one, but a permanent one. You would think a company would love to read feedback from its fans. Just my thoughts. I really hope they finish GT6 before 7 comes out.

    1. Johnnypenso

      Then your complaint is with Sony and PD. There’s nothing we can do about it. I’m thankful Jordan has an inside edge so we can find these things out when no one else can.

    2. Playseatplanted

      Just a an FYI for all the people saying “but at least it’s free content” yeah well if it wasn’t for this “free content” gt6 would be the same game as the last 5 installments with only a handful of new cars so the the DLC is actually the “new game” and without it… Yeah people are gonna be mad!

  47. Urbanliner

    PD tried, but sadly, things got complicated at the very last time, complicated enough to delay the release.

  48. TheProRacer

    To everyone: If you are getting pissed off, just read the post! Come on, get it together and realize the fact that car licensing is no easy task. Calm yourselves. In any matter, the content will be released this week. I understand all of your attitudes and fading patience. Give PD a break for a change. They may have packed something extra in there for us. You just never know.

    I’m really looking forward to driving this race master, Ayrton Senna’s vehicles. This will be awesome. Driving a Lotus 97T around Spa… dear god that sounds great!

  49. TokoTurismo

    I like how (not even going to mention his name) is not here to say anything about those who are complaining but target me from before in the BMW VGT news article.

    I say good riddance he’s not here to bother me again…

    1. TokoTurismo

      No, not @Kollosson. Since that ‘other guy’ isn’t here, I won’t mention him at all.

  50. phil_75

    Lmao! PD are just useless, i knew it!

    Can’t they do anything that involves time, sounds and quality any more?

    Where are the PD from the PS1 & 2 era?
    Please bring them back, we’ve had enough of these clowns!

    1. phil_75

      *facedesk* yes i did, and the last excuse and the excuse before that…. Zzzzzz.

      Yet again they knew full well it wasn’t going to be ready but yet again failed to communicate anything to us.

      We’d still be sat waiting like dumbasses if it wasn’t for Jordan contacting them!

      What do we matter though eh, it’s not like we’re the ones who keep Kaz in cigarettes, booze and trying to be a Z list racing driver by buying the games are we?

      Too much like hard work to even create a simple Twitter account to keep us informed isn’t it?

      I’m sure Kaz will soon get his act together once we all give up on GT but alas it will be too late.

      If Project Cars nails the basics in November then GT is on death row.

    2. wudy201

      No Phil, you will be sitting at your tv like “dumbasses” (wearing a helmet suit and gloves) waiting for a video game to fulfill your z list fantasy, the rest have lives and a purpose that need to be attended to and will check the next time we want to entertain ourselves. We all have content that can be played and why not play online where its a consistant flow of new things to do, tberes over 1200 cars and 30+ track layouts to run why not use them thats why we bought the game. A few years ago on Dec. 6 when we bought GT6 or whenever you bought it that wouldve been it, there would be no new content to look forward to, there would be no new races, hotlaps seasonals or whatever every 2 or so weeks, there would be no online racing just the game as it was sold as when it was released. Whk would of thought a video game could cause a worldwide fit like this has, appreciate what they have given us as a way to entertain us and pass our downtime it could be a lot worse than some delay in new content that will be given without us paying for their work in return which these days jus dont happen very often.

    3. TeamCZRRacing

      @phil Let me debunk your points one by one.

      Yet again they knew full well it wasn’t going to be ready but yet again failed to communicate anything to us. – No they didn’t. As someone else mentioned, the business world these days is pretty much run by lawyers and if one of them comes out of left field and presents a concern about licensing, it can create an issue that’s relatively unforeseeable and may take time to resolve.

      We’d still be sat waiting like dumbasses if it wasn’t for Jordan contacting them! – For all we know Sony could have voluntarily contacted him with the info. Not devaluing his work, though, it’s still great! :)

      What do we matter though eh, it’s not like we’re the ones who keep Kaz in cigarettes, booze and trying to be a Z list racing driver by buying the games are we? – Why the hell do you think he’s working to give us a GPS-based course creator? Or for that matter, bother adding a metric crapload of features to online races to make them more fun?

      Too much like hard work to even create a simple Twitter account to keep us informed isn’t it? – Then judging by this I suppose writing 50+ million lines of code and thereby creating a game that totals 15+gb in size is easy. For that matter, so is modelling 200+ new premiums and traveling the world to model over 70 tracks. Yeah, I can do that. Just give me 218 more hands and create 109 more copies of my PC, then give me 5 years to develop the game.

      I’m sure Kaz will soon get his act together once we all give up on GT but alas it will be too late. – Gran Turismo is a core part of car culture. Even if Kaz doesn’t “get his act together” (which he has, it’s just some of the people around him that don’t), GT will continue to sell well for a very long time.

      If Project Cars nails the basics in November then GT is on death row. – It’s a good game, but so far nowhere near the level of GT. Nor do I see it becoming such. GT gets WAY more right than pCARS. The presentation is nicer, the AI isn’t as stupid (yes, pCARS AI is pretty dumb), the number of cars and tracks is huge, GT has a proper photo mode and an actual replay suite, and when the Course Creator drops, driving games are going to be changed for good. I defy you to name a feature of pCARS that will be able to say that.

    4. AlexGT86

      Phil is correct on all points. Peple giving PD another free pass for yet another failure do nothing to encourage them to improve.

  51. smskeeter23

    Thanks Jordan, I’m glad somebody is able to beat any shred of info out of SCEA about GT6.

    On a side note: Why has nobody commented on the render quality of the F3 car? Goog God in heaven look at that detail!!! I mean there are even textures on the tread section of the tires.

  52. LordMarklar

    OMG so many crybabies! so what if it doesnt come out till next month and stop sucking Jordans ass people! my gawd

    1. TheProRacer

      Umm… what did I just read? Anyway, I’m looking forward to this update. It will be fun, more than likely.

  53. IngRobNy

    Thank you for the information Jordan. There is no information about this neither on blog.us.Playstation.com or Gran Turismo.com, so thanks again for getting this information for us.
    This delay is both laughable and sad at the same time.
    But Polyphony Digital did say may, not a date like blog.us.Playstation.com did (the blog seems to be gone from their site, i can’t find it anymore) hopefully they did not get the date from Polyphony Digital, because they are very little trustable as it is.

  54. CORRUPTEDDISC

    I pity the blind followers who support this dying franchise no matter what. Turn10
    has a decade less experience than PD and yet has never missed a deadline or postponed DLC.

    GranTurismo has been a major part of my life for many years, but they are just flaunting our support like we are stupid mindless lemmings.

    1. TokoTurismo

      I pity the mindless babies that don’t understand why this is getting delayed, and because they can’t read.

      I’m not even going to bother, just continue being mindless and blind at reading with sense of understand things.

    2. CORRUPTEDDISC

      “I’m not even going to bother”. Well, you just replied, so clearly you are going to bother.

      And before you start saying things about “being able to read”, I suggest you learn how to type properly…

      If you want to waste money and blindly follow your masters over the quality cliff like a lemming, go ahead…but don’t expect those of us who can think for ourselves to follow you…

    3. Inferno251

      And postponing DLC constitutes for a bad game?
      Pretty obvious troll here. After all, his name does contain the word ‘corrupt’

    4. hsv010

      “GT is dead”
      “I pity the blind followers”
      “Aren’t T10 and Forza just the best”

      And there, we have the basic structure of a troll comment.

  55. TAkEoFF_420

    Hell YES! Can’t wait to drive this bad boy! Who cares if the DLC got postpone..

    We waited long enough, why would it hurt to wait few more days?

    Keep the INFO. coming Jordan!

  56. Vinylshark

    You guys will never be happy, right?
    The release date got pushed back, so? Is that still such a huge and unexpected deal in the gaming industry nowadays? I thought that everyone “accepted” canceled release dates as a standard procedure for videogames by now.

    1. Peasantslayer

      Delays do happen in the games industry, but that information is usually given weeks/months before instead of that day or weeks later as was the case with the RB challenge.

  57. TokoTurismo

    The people who are saying “Oh it’s been delayed, damn you PD” you need to freakin read.

    “Unfortunately, a few regional licensing issues have complicated a simultaneous worldwide launch of the new content, but don’t worry – it will arrive before the end of this week, as I learned after speaking with SCEA today.”

    Why can’t people read? Geez…

  58. jontikis

    For Jordan: thank you so much for your hard work. Now we know something and we are not in the air like before.

  59. Gyro1780

    I had enough of PD & GT6 months ago & stopped playing it. This new content is too little too late for me. Just heard the news the new content is delayed lol.
    I feel sorry for all of you waiting & expecting the new stuff today though but it’s typical PD. I think GT has had it’s day now. I certainly won’t be buying GT7. It was a mistake getting GT6.

  60. Leo0308

    Regional licensing issues… yeah right. Are Sony/PD seriously going to claim that a launch which has been planned for at least 7 months featuring licenses from the 1980s really came unstuck in the last 3 weeks? Utter nonsense.

    1. AlexGT86

      Leo is right. This excuse nonsense. It’s not like this happens to other games. Why does PD always drop the ball?

  61. BLADErunner80

    I blame GTplanet!!!!

    If Jordan didn’t work so hard finding news about Gran Turismo we would all be happy sitting in the dark knowing absolutely nothing about anything just like PD wants.

    1. Skullsniper34

      Thats funny . Keep up the great work GTPLANET THANKS FOR ALL INFO . REALLY GUYS GREAT JOB. BUT WERE . Still frustrated with the situation people that have played the game as long as I do understand that PDs track record sucks . Lets go back to gt5 every two mnths dlc would be released ….. wrong never happened . Now gt acadamy gt5 is closing servers and hes focased on finding racecar drivers. Kaz forgets 90% of americans playing video games are to fat to fit in a rececar. Lets remember whos been riding and racing this game sence 97 . Im one of them still have the game . Come on PD. Get with it listen to ur fans

  62. Racemachine

    I want to work for PD or Sony, so I can be late and half @ss everything I do and keep my job. Just kidding:)

  63. CORRUPTEDDISC

    Hey, licensing issues. Yeah PD, we all buy that. After all, you’ve only been making GT games for 15 years, we don’t really expect you to have a clue how to make them properly by now…

    1. Lambob

      licensing issues is the sole reason we won’t ever get proper sounds in any GT game for PS3 & 4

    2. smskeeter23

      “licensing issues is the sole reason we won’t ever get proper sounds in any GT game for PS3 & 4” Bwahahahahaha! I see what you did there ;)

    1. SDSPOWER01

      It did say a “Late May” update, but at the Playsation blog it stated a 27th may 2014 release, this may be the reason many people are upset now. I don’t really care all that much it’s still a free update after all.

  64. Brunskill777

    I’ve been waiting all day for news on the Senna content and finally I found out it isn’t coming out yet. Exactly the same thing happened yesterday with VW’s VisionGTGTI, is it too difficult to give an accurate release date for cintent?!

  65. Izzyracer97

    why can’t PD ever get there release date right this is bs I took off a day from school so I could get the car as soon as possible >:( very angry!

    1. Brunskill777

      Really? A video game over studying? How sad. You had better hope no school friends or teachers read your confession of sciving had you.

    2. BLADErunner80

      I think he safe unless there be a school with a student named Izzyracer97, damit Izzy he’s right run!!!!

    3. FastTech

      You need to learn how to prioritise. Studies should always come before gaming, you will realise thee benefit of this in the long term.

  66. pondmatter

    Is anyone really surprised about this delay? It’s a very typical maneuver of what PD is known for.

  67. RACECAR

    To all the people calling BS on the Licensing issues, PD does not do the licensing so stop with the idiotic bashing.

    1. Hypergolem

      Who cares who does the licensing… It is either Sony or PD, Fact is we still don’t have the content… And by the way who came up with the news about this delay? GtPlanet… If it was not for Jordan investigating about the delay we will be still in complete darkness.

    2. RACECAR

      The point is the idiotic whining brigade are out and again showing their idiotic ignorance because they didn’t get what they wanted and are blindly going about acting this licensing issue is “BS” and bashing PD when it was shown IN this article that it is infact the issue according to SCEA, not PD.

    3. SZRT Ice

      @ RaceCar

      But consider this. If you’ve known, not for weeks, or even months, but for over a year that you had plans for including a particular type of content in your game that would require licensing in select regions. Don’t you think something so minute would have been taken care of already? Maybe even before the modelling process began?

      As you may recall, this is not the 1st licensing issue PD has had. It happened with a kart track for GT5 based in Italy I belive. I mean, one would expect such a long running and successful company to know better about these things.

    4. Skullsniper34

      Who are u PD bodygaurd shut up people are frustrated and there voicing there opions they dont need people like u bashing them 90 percent of us do understand how to read and no one is bashing jordan if u read my post I thank him for giving us answers when PD or sony will not so back off the children . Letem vent . Im surejordan understands he dont need more people starting keyboard wars with tuff guys like u

  68. Skullsniper34

    Aggggh bull shizzzz ive had it with polydigital im done f off poloydigital im going to forza jesus christ this company sucks above all . Have fun with this bull shizz absolutely ridiculous. Microsoft here I come

    1. SZRT Ice

      Wow! This is completely the FIRST TIME I’ve heard someone make this threat! I’ve NEVER heard it before! Oh my, what will PD do without you?!? All hope for gaming is now lost! Woe is me, woe to the world of online sim racing!!!

    2. BLADErunner80

      Im with you Skullsniper, plus im going to end my pointless life where i get enraged by free content being delayed, but before that ill destroy that cure for cancer i just perfected.
      That’ll teach you Polyolllywollydigitalis!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !

  69. Jose Mendonca

    Licencing issues for sure. This has been on the pipeline for months, and only today they noticed the licencing issues? Yeah right.

  70. Racemachine

    Licensing, really? This should have been done months ago before the release date was set.

  71. ThatBlokeThere

    Why can licensing never be :censored: simple? Why not say “Here, do this for us and then you can have that with that, that and that and you can certainly release it by -day the somethingth of this month.”

    Nope.

    Oh well, at least we’ve got a solid 5-day window on when it’s going to come out and we’re not going to spam the :censored: out of a single thread and annoy the original contributors and mods…

  72. Chocochocochip5

    Thanks for the update Jordan. At least this time they told us why it would be late instead of leaving us in the dark. Was also good for them to show us screenshots even though we can quite play it yet. Time to buy his racing suit to get ready for some photomode round Monaco, Brands and Monza…

  73. Hypergolem

    If we did not have GTplanet we will be still waiting for the update… Thank you PD, thank you Sony for letting us know…

  74. bman1984

    First off, thanks for the news.

    I hate to be that guy or sound rude (which I’m trying not to), but this isn’t a big surprise that ALL the countries would want to enjoy this content. They had close to six months (or more) to do their homework and get this squared away. Let’s hope for the best.

  75. Hypergolem

    And they did not know about those regional licensing issues before? Sounds like BS to me…
    Did they learn about these issues today 5 minutes before releasing the content?

  76. JCH8r

    Forgetting the moaning about late delivery, for a moment, this fills a huge gap in the GT Universe. Finally, a lower tier formula race car. I HOPE that this thing can be raced like a spec racer. I don’t know why GT doesn’t have F500, FVEE, FF, FF2000, F3, GP2, Formula Renault, etc. I suppose it is more production car based.

    The Lotus Renault will be pretty eye candy for sure, but I’m really looking forward to having a vintage F3 car in GT6.

  77. Hypergolem

    This is like the story of Achilles who will never be able to reach the turtle in a race…

  78. Jawehawk

    Yeah guys. Don’t worry. This time, they’ll hold true to their words.
    Because they’re words mean so very much…

    1. Smeghead

      What happened to this franchise? I have been playing the Gran Turismo series since GT1.Licensing issues!?. What a lame @$$ excuse for not coming through with promised content….again. If this was true, then thanks for waiting for half of the day to tell us what you already knew last week.
      I am done with this joke of a game.

    2. hsv010

      Smeg, why don’t you try to license everything in a game like this, and see if it’s all smooth sailing then? Times have changed in gaming. Licensing is horrible.

  79. BLADErunner80

    By now we should all be aware any date PD gives out is just a rough estimate of a general time something could possibly happen.

    1. SZRT Ice

      Whoo! You GT Saint Praiser Elitists crack me up! The only “conclusion he jumped to”, was that by now we should not expect any date to be concrete!

      There’s “ALMLOST ALWAYS SOMETHING” out of PD’s hands that happens to delay content!

      He has the right to make this statement considering PD’s “announcement track record”!

      Talk about jumping to conclusions!

    2. BLADErunner80

      Why give a release date if you haven’t finalized licensing yet? That is in PD’s hands.

    3. FAoOHxSniperFox

      Blade – If your boss tells you something will be ready at a certain date, and you tell your customers it will be ready at that date – but something comes up and it suddenly isn’t, is it your fault?

      That’s what happened here. Sony ( The ones behind the licensing and release dates – you know, the actual PUBLISHER of the game – AKA “The Boss” ) likely told PD everything would be fine and dandy on the 27th-28th. Licensing can be a tricky thing – and it often CAN spring up problems at the last minute.

      It’s not something that can be finished in a week. Just look at Rock Band – they have to get licensing for songs 6 months ( Minimum ) in advance. I doubt car manufacturers are any different.

      You also assume it’s PD making the decisions on dates – they just make the content. Sony handles the rest. The PUBLISHER handles marketing and release dates. You want to complain – complain about them. Developers don’t have control over when their game comes out unless they’re independent and self-publish.

    4. BLADErunner80

      Yes Sony’s job would be obtaining the licences needed as they are the publisher.

      Polyphony’s job would be to let Sony know what content they wish to include in the game and early enough for Sony to arrange licencing in time.

      Neither you or I know whats happened here so I guess the question is which company you feel more confident about when it comes to meeting deadlines, Sony’s Televisions, Phones, Laptops, Films, Albums, Camera’s, other Games seem to regularly appear on time.
      Hows Polyphony’s track record compare?

      Also if it were me I would contact my customers (my fault or not) and apologize for the delay and explain why, not wait for them to contact me.

  80. Amac500

    Alright then, thanks PD for actually telling us why and what the reason was. As hyped up as this was, missing the deadline would have been a BIG deal in the community. But I can understand a licensing issue, just get it as soon as possible, tonight would be great.

  81. Progress823

    A legitimate delay. Thanks for finding this information out. Hopefully, it will calm the masses.

    1. fatkid

      +.999999999… seconds. And then servers be overloaded and slow to download until the following month.

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