GT6 Update 1.21 Now Available: Course Maker, Updated Car Sounds

The latest version update for Gran Turismo 6 has gone live and brings with it the final piece of the GT6 puzzle – the Course Maker (or, more specifically, the “Track Path Editor”)!

Update 1.21 weighs in at 185MB, packing in the Course Maker and its four themes: Eifel, Eifel Flat, Andalusia (based on the location of Circuit de la Sierra), and an entirely new location for the series, Death Valley.


We exclusively revealed the companion GT6 Course Maker app yesterday, showing some of the functions available on mobile platforms, but v1.21 gives us the chance to see how things work in GT6 itself. Polyphony Digital has published a video (see above) featuring original GT Academy star Lucas Ordoñez which shows the feature in action.



Here’s a quick overview of the steps you need to complete to start making tracks:

  • Install the Track Path Editor on your tablet device. It’s available in the Apple App Store (iOS 7+ required) and the Google Play store (Android 4.1+ required). Note that the app may not be available in all regions just yet – if you don’t see it, just keep checking back.
  • Create track data using the Track Path Editor. Using the “Eifel Flat” location, you have the option to import photographs of track maps which you can use to help you trace existing roads and circuits. Raw GPX/KML data can also be imported from compatible GPS devices.
  • Transfer the track you’ve created into Gran Turismo 6.
  • Load the track data using the Track Path Importer.
  • Test drive every section of the track using the Track Path Importer.
  • Save the track as a user-created track.
  • Use the track in Arcade Mode or in the Community area.


For complete details, check out this new section added to GT6’s online user manual.

Other additions in Update 1.21 include:

  • Penalties have been disabled in “Free Run” mode.
  • With the addition of the “GT6 Track Path Editor”, the maximum length of best lap replays that can be loaded in the Data Logger has been set to 20 minutes.
  • The engine sounds of certain cars have been improved.
  • “GT Academy 2015” has been removed from the [SPECIAL EVENTS] section in accordance to the end of the Online Qualifier period.

The “updated sounds” note will be sure to get a lot of people curious, though no specific list of updated vehicles has been published, so you’ll have to drive your favorites to see what has changed.

As always, our community here at GTPlanet will be exploring 1.21 to see if there’s any other undocumented changes: stop by our GT6 message boards for more discussion. Earlier today, we also launched our new dedicated GT6 Course Maker forum where you can chat with others about the new feature.

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Comments (315)

  1. Couga99

    My problem is with PD why give us track maker, when you can only load 1 track online. Seems pretty pointless to me…You have to create a new room every time you want to change the track. Not looking forward to GT7 at all..if this is signs to come. PD FAIL.

  2. Mahmsy

    Really, PD? Think I’ll stick with Project CARS until GT7 hits… alienating over half of their fanbase and some of the comments on here are unbelievable, fanboyish drivel. Why get a tablet just for this? Why blow between £150-£300 on a feature that’s incompatible with the console that you’re using to play the game on? GT6 is dead, I’m sorry, but someone has to say it. It was good while it lasted though… very good. Roll on GT7 in 2020 ;)

  3. Martin_320nm

    Is there any way to change the road surface — ie wet/dry & asphalt/gravel, or is there only one surface type in each ‘theme’?

  4. Benny44

    Looking forward to trying this. I’ve been needing a tablet anyway for some volunteer work I do, so now I have two reasons. I’m sure this whole thing didn’t go as easy for PD as they had hoped. I think it says something about a company that, despite obvious setbacks, keeps their word on getting a feature in the game. Even if it is later than most would have liked, including PD. To me it seems it was a labor of love. Plus it should set up nicely for GT7.

  5. austint30

    Heh, I remade the Complex String. Freaking amazing. Unfortunately, I couldn’t copy the whole track as Kaz lied about allowing us to make tracks over 100 miles. You can only make tracks less than a whopping…… 10 miles. You can’t even make the GT3 test track with that little.

    I had to exclude that tight cornered top portion of the track, but it’s still the Complex String, mostly.

  6. monizjer

    I never played gt5 because I didn’t have a PS3 when it came out… I got a PS3 when gt6 came out so I never played with the course creator before yesterday when it came out. This whole time people have been ranting and raving in the forums about wanting the course creator I’ve been like “holy Moses, people… Calm down”..

    Yeah well… I get it now… This is so much fun.

  7. aguia

    The app TPE i think is great, with a minor limitations, such as, copie the track to we past in another scenario (exp; Eifel to Eifel flat). Could have snow and city too… conclusion, it is better than nothing!
    Now can come the GPS upgrade, before the GT7

  8. infamousphil

    Come on PD… all criticism and cynicism aside. Please redo your course creator. There was no GOOD reason to require us to use a tablet or any external other device to award your loyal and dedicated fans with another course creator. It was just a terrible idea. Thank you

    Now everyone have a good look and take in a deep breath…

    Do yall really think PD’s 7 will be any better? Think again… especially those of us who’ve been GTing since ’94. I see it… and l smell it. Kaz is not the guy l thought he is. What l see now is someone who is in possession of a globally admired driving game and is willing to lead his loyal followers into tech-cultism. A place where you purchase a base or pedestal for the basic stuff then, when you want to use anything else after the fact… a wheel, a GPS component and/or a tablet and whatever else my tech-lacked brain cain’t comprehend as of this moment… would be needed to experience.

    It is a terrible idea Kaz. Thanks for the memories…the future of GT now looks like a spanking new apple i-store and smells like bllsht. What it sounds like?… ha…, you never really got that down pat

    I shouldn’t care anyways… no need to buy a ps4. Agios mi amigos ;)

  9. johnnyman123

    I dont know about you guys, but ive been enjoying Course Maker immensely. To be GT6 actually benefits but making it a app only feature, why would you want the feature on a heavily limited PS3? The app breaks away from the limitations! Anyways, ive only built 2 tracks, but the real fun ive been having is the accurate remakes of real life tracks!! I havent realized how amazingly fun Hockingheim curcuit is!!!!!

  10. TheLuigi755

    My PS3 was out of action for around 8 months with a file system error, but after hearing this, I did a total system reset, re-installed GT6, and I’m about to start racing with the new track creator! I made 3 circuits whilst I was waiting for it to install… but it’s still updating. *¬*

  11. xmarlboromanx

    Figures after I got rid of my PS3 to build my computer for IRacing and Assetto Corsa and Dirt Rally…I hope they come out with one for the PS4 I might consider buying it. If I get the Thrustmaster t500rs I want. “I only have a G27 for now.”

  12. Benny44

    Looks awesome! I’ve been needing a tablet for a little while now, for some volunteer work I do….now I really need it haha. I have a feeling this was a lot more difficult than PD first thought. But good on them for not just cancelling it. Obviously it didn’t go as well as they hoped, but they stuck with it. A lot of companies would have just scrapped the idea when things weren’t going smoothly. I think this was a labor of love and probably lays the groundwork to have it come out on the PS4 with GT7

  13. binbin90

    to those who doesn’t have a tablet (like me :P), you can find the apk file in google and install it directly to your smartphone, it worked on mine. :)

  14. fowlkore

    Why is it that every time Gran Turismo has a update 95% of comments on this site are people complaining. If Gran Turismo sucks so bad than why is there a lot of people play it considering GT6 has been out for 2 years now. My only problem with PD is that they have a habit of delaying their projects but perfection takes time. I don’t own a tablet so I will be missing out on course maker however PD deciding to use a tablet is a new step in gaming and I think that is awesome. Keep up the good work PD=]

  15. Johnnypenso

    I wonder if the reaction to the CM would be different if it was called simply an “updated Course Maker” with more features and kind of downplayed or just another thing on the list, or not even mentioned at all pre-release. Seems to me most of the disappointment here is related to unfulfilled expectations and of course the massive delay only heightened those expectations.

  16. Topdoggdbn

    Working on laptop with blue stacks emulator.
    Not to be ungrateful. But was really expecting elevation on custom tracks. Where I live there are excellent crests and valleys that make for excellent drives
    Hopefully it’s in an update.
    Gt6 player=eternally hopeful

  17. mikronimo

    At the end, this Track Path Editor, is not that bad, but… it was to much work in creating an app that it is not better than an ingame Course Maker, just only because, in this time, “every thing goes with an app”…

  18. David Brooks

    I think someone mentioned it below, but I can confirm that it is possible to run this app on a pc with an android emulator. I have done this using blue stack and whilst it wasn’t a perfect experience, it is possible.

    Just sayin’ is all.

  19. Ryowatanbe201

    Love the app. don’t have a tablet? no worries i have a galaxy s4 with lollipop and i can use the app. all you have to do is download the apk. file and bam. yes the creator was not what were expecting it. iknow many wanted a modnation racers kinda track creator but lets be honest the ps3 its at its maximum with gt6. do you remeber when the track creator was boring because you only where able to set some parameters?…with this you can do a lot more. and dont forget this is the first time PD tries this. this version its not the final its merely a baby. so stop hating. fact PD digital its working on 2 games at the same time GT6 still shows support and gt7 its fair enough excuse for them. go make a game yourself see how easy it is.

  20. SVPSkins

    Managed to get the app to work on my PC via Andy OS and after playing about with the editor all evening, i got to say, its pretty good but i still feel it should of been added to the game but at the same time, i can now understand why it wasn’t.

  21. Ryowatanbe201

    OMG I LOVE THIS. this is so much fun and you dont need a table. all you have to do is download the apk files and bam!. im runing it on my galaxy s4 with lollipop…wich is defently a smart phone not a table. and all those haters go cry to your moma. if you want a more in depth track maker go play modnation racers. pce!

  22. renypayne21

    I was disappointed like almost everyone else that the course maker is only on tablets but luckily i just remembered that my Step-Father bought a tablet last year that he barely uses that’s compatible with the app.

  23. Obelisk

    I’m a little disappointed in how people are acting towards this. A lot of people fail to realize that the PlayStation 3 is already at its breaking point with GT6’s current content. Heck, it only uses a 512MB RAM unit! That’s 1/16th of my computer’s stock RAM. Most tablets come with 256/512MB of RAM, but are not running as many complicated programs, threads and strings.
    Think about this.

    If there was a course maker on the PS3, not only does it have to process every single change user makes, it has to calculate every parameter that the new unit brings. Additionally, it has to be able to save it and be flexible enough to allow the user to test drive each section (Something TrackMania does. My PC still struggles with that a bit).

    I think having the course maker as an app is a good idea. And for those complaining about it being tab only, below is a link to the full .apk installer. Just download and run it and it should work on what you have. I have it running on my (piece of junk) smartphone and Bluestacks without any issues.

    But seriously…I’m disappointed in the community. Perhaps the complaining is why PD is taking so long with everything, and doing things halfway.
    This complaining is just as bad as the rainbow Doritos protest.


    For those who don’t have tablets here is a solution :)
    Just ask any of your friends who owns a tablet to make the course for you either by live chat or sending a photo :)


    For those who don’t have tablets – here is a solution for you :)
    Simply ask any friend you know who has the app to do a course for you then sharing it to you from the game to download it and have it ^^
    Either by giving him instructions by live stream or send him a photo to make it for you ^^

  26. omgitsbees

    GT6 is still getting updates almost 2 years later, and people are throwing a tantrum about it and questioning the future of the series. Is this real life right now?

  27. manicmini

    It’s probably been said but… nearly two years waiting, it looks great but tablet only? How tricky would it have been to get it running on laptop/desktop. Sure it’d be useable on an iPhone 6plus or other similar sized phone

  28. sdkflu

    OMG… fortunately there are emulators, i downloaded Andy android emulator, and works the Course maker, track editor fairly well on an old pc with two cores you have, and now I’m okay … the track editor is simply amazing, within 1 hour and the first try, i a build one of my homeland track with lot of realistic engraving, sorry for my bad english.

  29. omgitsbees

    lmao at all of the hyperbole. “I personally do not have a tablet, therefore 3 or 4 people in the entire world have a tablet, no one is going to use this feature *kicks dirt*”

  30. infamousphil

    Come on PD… all criticism and cynicism aside. Please redo your course creator. There was no GOOD reason to to require us to use a tablet or any external device to satisy our thurst to create our own courses. It was just a terrible idea. Thank you

  31. SmileyOr1

    The .apk download onto my desktop and copied over to my Samsung Note 3 (phone) works to create a track. I’ll need more time to complete a track and then try to upload it though.

  32. Primius Lovin

    Awful app,

    -crashes every time I try to load .kml files created in Google Earth, had to convert to .gpx

    -doesn’t use elevation data from .gpx/.kml files

    -doesn’t use .gpx/.kml files to autogenerate tracks (you’ll always have to draw tracks from scratch, files are just to serve as overlay for drawing tracks)

    -when using files from real world circuits as overlay, it considers plenty of track sections as being too short and corners as being too tight!! lol

  33. go6


    I downloaded bluestacks so i could create courses right at my computer. As for the gps data recreating race tracks…..i’m still waiting for that part. But at least i don’t have to buy a tablet in order to recreate some of the best known courses today. Anyone up for some seattle?

  34. Lambob

    Dear PD, how about releasing this app on your bastard child, the PS Vita.
    I’d like to use it for something since it’s been off for over 2 years.

  35. shadowtsunami

    I’ve successfully sideloaded the app on my Galaxy SII (T989) running CM12.1 without any problems, and created a track. It runs well, however, for those who want to do this on a smaller screen I’m going to warn you that the DPI makes does make things look small.

  36. shaunm80

    Going against the grain here but I think this new course creator is great! Easy to use and I don’t care that it isn’t on the PS3, if anything, it is easier to manipulate the track layout on tablets and the transfer of data to the PS3 is seamless. I had a few online races last night with some of my creations and the track was brilliant in its detail. Great job PD. Really enjoying this app.

  37. xlsound

    Nice one PD releasing a course maker that most people can’t even use, sorry for the language but this is one one huge pile of SH**, this aplication shoud be a extra feature to the course maker that should be in game for everyone but nooooooo its just for some that have android tablets or ipads, i don’t know how some people are happy with this garbage, course maker should be in game and not an app for some gadgets.

    Some may say “at least is out”,”you can play with others created tracks” and i say it should be out but in game for everyone, i should be able to create my own tracks on ps3 without the need of a second gadget. wth all this time waiting and it is just for some player? wth?

  38. iwantcheese5

    Sadly I don’t have an Android tablet or iPad but it still looks like an interesting feature for people that do, it allows you to casually design tracks at times when you’re not able to use the PS3. You can happily sit creating tracks when someone else is using the TV. It means the more of your time on the GT6 can be spent playing the game. If anything I’d be more interested in a PC version of the app than the feature being in GT6 itself. Making the app standalone from the game probably means they can implement it straight into future versions of Gran Turismo and allow you to carry your tracks forward. The user interface is probably nicer than using a controller, which can be clunky for these kinds of tasks where you’re better off with a mouse, or in this case a finger potentially.

    I can see why a lot of people are upset that it’s not in GT6 natively but think of the benefits from having it separate and you can find some positives. It’s also a way for PD to tap into the tablet gaming market. Giving them access to people’s lives even when they aren’t sat at home in front of the TV, for example, tweaking a track on your lunch break at work.

  39. Jack The Ripper

    This is among the absolute stupidest ideas I’ve ever witnessed in gaming. So instead of having the editor IN GAME, like how it was in gt5, no no no. That would make too much sense. Let’s take the editor function out and put it on tablets! Genius! Oh wait, the vast majority of our audience do not own a tablet?…Oh well!

    Oh. Are people really telling us to buy a tablet just to make our own tracks? xD Yeah, I’ll spend hundreds and hundreds of dollars to create tracks on a game that wasn’t very good to begin with and should have had the course maker on disc in the first place. Did this really need two years to make?

    Anyways. Let’s all learn from our mistakes. I’ll never buy another gran turismo game on release ever again. Two years for one feature. Get out of my face with that crap.

  40. deviln3

    This should work on all devices.
    Download the apk on any device and it should run.
    Search on Google for “gt6 track path editor app apk reddit”.

    Install the app on any android device and have fun! Got it running on my samsung phone.

  41. KoldStrejke

    Samsung Galexy tab S, works great. But i dont know why its not allowing my gpx info. The info is 9.2 miles though maybe thats why.

  42. Leggacy

    To all the people whining and complaining.
    Shut up!
    I love this game, it’s taken its time I know, but no one’s making you pay for this as DLC it’s free.
    Yes it’s a bit frustrating if you don’t own an iPad or tablet, but someone you know probably will. Maybe there will be a version for smart phones in the future?
    So if you still find it so annoying that you don’t want to slag off and not play GT anymore but want to make and race tracks. Might I suggest you get a PC, race07 or some other Gmotor game and download bobs track builder. It won’t be nearly as easy.

  43. vrossi

    App doesn’t work on Samsung Android phone.
    Can’t even find App on Kindle.
    & people who can make the App work can’t transfer.
    PD….you should have left this one alone.

  44. vrossi

    App doesn’t work on Samsung Android phone.WTF
    App cant even be located on Kindle.
    & people who manage to get the App working can’t transfer.
    PD…you should have left this one alone.

  45. ZoidFile

    You don’t necessarily need a tablet! Just put the APK on you smartphone and run it. Works like a charm even on my humble lg-e440.

  46. TomBrady

    Understandably, people are pissed however, all is not lost. There is a way to get the app on your phone or tablet even if it isn’t officially supported. Just look in the course maker forum for “Trying to install the course maker app on android emulator”

    There is a link to download the Track Editor application file. You just have to put that file on your phone, and then install. I can confirm it does work. I’m using it now and I only have a LG F6 so I guess we’re not all completely screwed by PD’s stupidty.

    Like usual, the GT Planet community comes up with a workaround

  47. Leggacy

    To all the people whining and complaining.
    Shut up!
    I love this game, it’s taken its time I know, but no one’s making you pay for this as DLC it’s free.
    Yes it’s a bit frustrating if you don’t own an iPad or tablet, but someone you know probably will. Maybe there will be a version for smart phones in the future.
    If you still find it so annoying that you don’t want to play GT anymore but want to make and race tracks. Might I suggest you get a PC, race07 or some other Gmotor game and download bobs track builder. It won’t be nearly as easy.

  48. Kipper_34

    Not sure how this will turn out, hopefully it works out for everyone. I have high hopes. Maybe now I can create my version of Special Stage Route 11 :)

  49. Eager Snake

    My father in law has a ridiculously cheap Polaroid tablet and IT WORKS THERE ¬¬
    I can’t use it even on Xperia devices, one would just assume that it will work on Sony products but no….
    I was absolutely surprised to found out that…. I don’t get it, PD needs to decide what they want to do, make videos for their YouTube channel (they’re are awesome) or just make lazy sims as they’ve been doing….

  50. Divaldo

    This update has caused a bug in the Sierra Rally. The same lap time you achieve in the full section is appearing in the smaller sectors of it. Moreover, all the lap records have been erased.

  51. draggerlane

    Well this is a bunch of BS. I just tried to download the update and it won’t even start to download and all my ps3 does is freeze up. I thought It was just my ps3 to I went and got my spare and just tried to download the update and guess what same results. Good going PD you messed up my game to the point I can’t play it now. congrats. Oh and you just lost a player when GT7 comes out. I’d rather play a game that isn’t broken.

  52. zippo71111

    Anyone got this to run on Bluestacks? Tried many times but it keeps telling me that the app does not support my hardware and all other apps i have works.

  53. Primius Lovin

    Besides all the issues already referenced here, it’s a shame there’s no way for this course maker to use elevation either from .gpx/kml files and/or GIS topographic data from Google Relief or other places.

    This pretty much rules out any chance of trying to mimic real world tracks in terms of elevation!
    So what’s the point of even allowing .gpx/kml files?!

  54. BrunetPaquet

    Apparently my message won’t post so I’ll just say it like this.

    I’d rather use my racing converted RPG program that I bought on Steam than the track editor.

    Allows me to create some nice tracks and some unseen before variants of Gran Turismo tracks.

  55. BrunetPaquet

    Reposting because apparently it didn’t post.

    I don’t need a track maker in GT6: I’m using an RPG Making Program that I re-scripted into being capable of being used for racing events.

    Got Winter Ring Mini and I’m working on Eiger Nordwand Fantasy version which will feature the normal version and a different one which adds a left exit to the tunnel area which has a straight that leads in a woodland then comes back into the tunnel.

    Also I plan on adding Special Stage Route 11 and two variants of Gran Valley Semi-East (The first takes the early left detour while the second takes the bridge detour. First comes back before the bridge area while the second doesn’t have the early left detour.)

    Too bad I can’t share the game because it won’t share if it’s more than 200MB of data otherwise I would have let anyone try it free… But the program that allowed me to do that kinda stuff may not be worth it’s price.

  56. BrunetPaquet

    I don’t need a track editor in GT6. I’m already using an top-view RPG game which I created alternate versions of Gran Turismo franchise track.

    Winter Ring Mini, Two versions of Grand Valley Semi-East Section where one takes the early detour and the other one takes the bridge detour. This or Special Stage Route 11 which is one of the tracks I plan on recreating.

    I play ’em only for fun and the game is not shareable because I can’t share it if it’s over 200 Megabytes of data.

    Working on Eiger Nordwand with a variable that takes left corner in the tunnel and leads to a fictional woodland zone then returns into the original circuit.

    The sky is the limit.

  57. celtiscorpion73

    I can’t afford a tablet. What good is this app to those like myself? I think I would’ve been happier with the two Vision GT cars…

  58. ginsunh

    I wish I hadn’t sold my iPad. But this will at least get me to bring my steering wheel back up from the basement. Although I have been enjoying Forza 6, last night’s realization that the Forza online experience is still complete junk actually has refocused me. I’m kinda psyched about trying all of the tracks some of you will build. See you online.

  59. mikronimo

    Perfect… a long waited, almost useless, a lot announced feature and now i can’t play with it because i have not a tablet, but “only a 6 inches smartphone”… really i can’t understand what is in their minds… all time cheating on us, working on this feature, making it so much complicated (just because we can modify a track with a touch screen)…

  60. celtiscorpion73

    My smart phone isn’t even compatible with the app and I have nothing else to put it on. I sincerely hope they find an alternate way to get this…

  61. edawg456

    Came out way too late. Sold gt6 along time ago. Don’t see myself getting gt6 just for a feature that should’ve been in the game at launch or at least came out in an early update. Got other racing games to fill the void till gt7 comes out.

  62. johnnyman123

    Hey guys, having a bit of a problem….I dont have any friends playing GT6 at all so its impossible for me to play any SHARED TRACKS…really want to try all the different tracks the community is making but I cant.

    Is thete anyway I can access a database so to speak of all the community made tracks thus far? Thanks.

  63. ToyGTone

    Guys, For those who have Android Phones and you couldn’t download the app from Google Play then there’s another way to get this app downloaded and installed on your android phone! Just check out the Course Maker Sub Forum…

  64. mikronimo

    I think they’re totally out of their minds… such a complicated way to have a course maker and i have to have a tablet, that i have not… so, 2 years waiting for a almost useless feature, that is a “impossible to use” feature… really thank you PD!

  65. MannYhAvitZ

    WoW… It seems we are never happy with Gran Turismo.
    No matter what they do the community has something to say and complain about.

  66. MannYhAvitZ

    Its official!!! Gran Turismo fans complain too much!!

    -We didn’t have course Maker = complain
    -We finally get it = complain
    -We would get VGTs with every patch = complain
    -1.21 update didn’t come with the VGTs = Complain

    Makes me wonder if Life is complicated for you guys…

  67. JohnyPiston

    Ok, I am also pissed about the tablet thing but that sample Andalusia track is outstanding! Nice and twisty …just the way I like it. This is what Sierra should have been!

  68. ubieca99

    Is this really why we’ve waited almost 2 years? This pile of stupidity and broken promises? What the hell were PD even thinking when developing this? I’m starting to wonder if Kaz even knows English as a language or the translators that translate for him are morons. This isn’t what we’ve asked for, neither were the previous dissapointments that were labeled as part of GT6. Sometime after Peugeot’s VGT i lost complete interest in GT6, i don’t even complete the seasonals now. And with the recent video card upgrade of mine i find less and less reasons to ever come back. I’m sorry PD, but you’ve lost a loyal fan which supported GT as a franchise until now. At this rate of dissapointments there will be noone left to buy the broken MESS that will be labeled as GT7.

  69. TeamCZRRacing

    Let’s just ignore the fact that Famine said that Famine said PD had, and I quote, a “very good reason” for not releasing the Course Creator sooner. Because that doesn’t serve our argument.

  70. ynot

    OK Mr Kaz and PD, Here is the least you can do for us non tablet owners. How about your staff creating some nice professionally done tracks for us and posting them where we can download them and use them. You could create a few per week and we can save the ones we like the best. I think it’s the least you could do for all of us that paid full price for the game that was supposed to include this feature and not we cannot use without a tablet. This in my opinion, is not part of the game. It is a separate item. I would have like to see it as a separate app you ran on the PS3 and when you saved your track your could switch over to GT6 and it was ready to go. This way you did not have to incorporate it into the game. You could have started from scratch with this program like you did for the app. At least it is out there now. Guess I will have to go out and get a tablet. Wish it would run on my Kindle.

  71. TeamCZRRacing

    Let’s just all ignore the fact that Famine mentioned that there was a “very good reason” for the Course Creator’s delay, but he wasn’t at liberty to say what. Because that makes it easier to flame PD.

  72. sailworksman

    A ton of people waiting for this to be implemented, only to be used by 1% or less of the population who owns a copy of GT6. Not so sure this was a focus PD should have chosen. So much more could have been added to keep GT6 alive.

    1. sailworksman

      Not to mention the 1% or less of users that will utilize it. The time and effort PD put into this, and the end use does not justify their efforts. It’s like when Sony launched the Betamax – failed misrably. PD could have done so much more for GT6, yet I think it was time wasted.

    2. Enoch Root

      PD have put a lot of effort into things which very few people are ever going to use and I think it’s a good thing. Typically when companies are just concerned with doing what will appeal to the largest audience the quality of the product tends to be lower. I also wouldn’t be surprised at all if this track editor will be used as the foundation for a track editor in GT7.

    3. SZRT Ice

      @omgitsbees: THAT is a complete lie. The Course Maker was an advertised feature, well before the release on GT6 and was up until and long after its release; a major selling point of the game.

    4. CT9ARyan

      Well, all I can think is that there was a huge difference in GT6 advertisement in different regions. Here in Japan there was no “course-maker billboard” advertising I can remember.

      I bought the game because of Mt.Panorama Bathurst. Something actually in the game. And boy was I not disappointed.

      To those saying they bought the game solely for the course maker. Honestly? No you didn’t. Really? You bought the GT6 game just for a free app that would come out sometime in the future.

  73. Griffith500

    PD must not exclude anyone who has the game, so there absolutely must be an editor in the game as well.

    There is the small issue of Ronda, GT Arena (etc.?). Based on that, this can’t be PD’s full vision (lawl) of “course maker” – and note that they’re not calling this the “course maker”.

    Also, we still don’t know why it was delayed.

    1. shadowtsunami

      There might be a PS3 ver. coming, however, I can see why they put it on tablets (and smartphones if you sideload it lol) because it’s a lot quicker, and easier to get the shape you want.

    2. Griffith500

      I’m yet to try the app, since I introduced my phone to tarmac at 120 mph, and I doubt an emulator gives the same experience. I also doubt that it couldn’t be done as well with DS3, just in a different way.

    3. SlipZtrEm

      @Griffith500 – As someone relegated to emulator use for this, it’s really not that bad of an input method. Not as quick as a touchscreen, but more precise. If you’re concerned with exact measurements, it might even be preferable. Since I’m only on Apple computers at home or at work, Andy is the choice for me.

    4. zooburner

      I came across ‘Andy the emulator’ but it wanted me to change some BIOS settings and turn on virtualization, something I wasn’t willing to do.

    5. cheesyme

      “I also doubt that it couldn’t be done as well with DS3, just in a different way.”
      – exactly. It might take another year for that and i think they’re just doing what every manufacturer in the world is doing – cater for the majority (those who have a tablet) first. The delay sucks but i can’t complain too much as they have been releasing tons of free updates and adding new features.

    6. Griffith500

      I think I’d personally prefer the emulation route myself, despite the reduced speed / fluidity and all the fiddly background image stuff etc. Storing on and transferring through the “cloud” is a real low-blow, though – will have to see how the GPS import plays out. This is typical Sony Iron Fist (/ “our customers are idiots and we don’t trust them”) nonsense, and has needlessly limited the total track count to 30, whilst adding more in-game dependence on remote servers, which probably don’t have the bandwidth blah blah…

      I really meant that using a mouse to replicate touch input is just abstract enough that you lose that 1:1 “I drew a curve with my finger, and there it is” kind of thing, even though that’s not exactly how the editor works. I actually intended to use the fact that building tracks through the emulation route still “works” as an example of why abstraction isn’t inherently bad, even when you take it as far as is necessary for the DS3.

    7. Johnnypenso

      @cheesyme..if PD is catering to the majority, why not the 100% majority that own the platform the game is published on?

  74. Kingofweasles

    Officially done with GT6 and whatever GT7 becomes. The GT6 “Track Creator” is quite simply one of the worst “Features” I’ve ever seen implimented in any game EVER outside of “Pay-To-Win” tactics, especially when you consider that it only works with Tablets and that tracks can’t even be worked on in-game in any way, shape or form…

    Once again, PD has a great idea, but finds a way to completely screw it all up.

    1. zooburner

      It’s not really a free update. It was part of the promises made when GT6 was released as a soon to be added feature in an effort to make us hand over our hard earned cash.
      We were led to believe that we could hand our cash over with confidence that a course maker update would be included.

    2. CT9ARyan

      Wow! I created a premium car conversion tool app allowing you to update standard car textures and interiors using existing Premium cars.

      It’s coming soon. I promise. would you buy it from me now? Based on this promise?

  75. woodieIG

    Please comment below, which cars you’ve found to have updated sounds, or what specific engine upgrade combos produce different sounds now. I also hope to see the creator included in the actual game itself, it’s bogus to not have it. Thanks.

    1. CT9ARyan

      Have tyre squeal noises been updated anytime or am I hearing things? Mainly when ripping around a tight corner and feeling the bumps in the road.

  76. kapnk006

    I’m pretty fascinated that PD requires a Tablet GUI to run Course Maker. Maybe testing the waters for a Tablet GUI to run GT7?…..just sayin…….lol.

    1. zooburner

      Yes, that makes sense to me too, that way the course maker can be platform independent.. maybe they are toying with the idea of GT on other platforms. ?

  77. FAN_Lawless

    wow the complaints here are ridiculous…why the hell would you want to create a track on your phone….there is so much minute details you need to do which are easier to do with a large screen…..apart from that..this is awesome.

    1. Rwon Short

      Any PC or MAC will run this app. I have had luck in the past with GTA 5’s ifruit app by using an android emulator program called bluestacks. Took me less than 10 minutes to create my first “cheesy” track. I had no problem at all using the limited building features.

    2. Whitefalcon63

      I just tried using that bluestacks emulator. When I tried to enter the app it says something about my hardware and am unable to use it. Well I’ve lived without for this long, a little longer won’t kill me.

    3. mikronimo

      I solved installing market-helper (at this link:, that fake the smartphone as a tablet, so that it’s possible to install the app; in my smartphone works perfectly, even if drains the battery quite quickly; i suppose that it happens because the app is heavy or not perfectly suited, but works and that’s the most important thing; tomorrow i try to send a track i create to the PS, to try if all this work (mine and them) worth something…

    4. shadowtsunami

      Actually the complaints aren’t ridiculous, and are pretty spot on. You have to realize that the average smartphone’s display size is between 5-5.5 inches. That’s big enough to use this app. Not to mention that some people have even bigger smartphones that have 6+ inch screens and still can’t use this app either. Then we have the people who have a nice tablet, and can’t use the app even though their tablet meets the only specification needed (which is Android 4.1). Anyway Sony and PD should have also came out with a desktop application as well.

      Fortunately, I was able to download the app on my Ouya (yes I said it lol) as I have it running CM 11 with a Tablet Metrics. I’m surprised it supported the Tegra 3 chipset. I’m now going to sideload it on my GSII and see what’s up.

  78. Mrweewee123

    Well a few things here.

    Yes it was stupid to keep it on just tablets. They should have done phones too (Maybe Windows phone, since that’s what I have ;))
    But who cares, it’s not hard to get a tablet these days. You can find a super cheap tablet that runs Android and it’ll be less then $150 or something.

    But look on the bright side, they gave what you asked for. And now that the big project is out of the way. They have more time to focus on GT7. (Which I can’t imagine what your complaints will be, “Oh no! I don’t have PS4! They should have made it on PS3!”. “Graphics aren’t good enough” “Not enough cars”

    I thank PD for trying their best. Sometimes you can’t have such high expectations.

    As other people would say…”I wanna see you do better” ;)

    1. zooburner

      I don’t think it can be considered ‘high expectations’ to suppose a long awaited and promised update to a game, something that was promised from day one to actually work at the very least on the same platform as the game itself ?

      Many people (myself included) made a decision to buy the game on those promises I handed my money over in good faith, and I expect as an absolute minimum standard those promises to be delivered in a way that is implied.


    2. shadowtsunami

      You shouldn’t have to go out and buy and extra device for this to work. It makes no sense. Not to mention some people just don’t have $150 lying around, and that tablets under $150 (user you’re buying used, which is a whole other story) are pretty much garbage. Lastly, some people already have tablets and this app still doesn’t work despite their tablet meeting the only requirement seen Android 4.1 and above.

  79. FluufyZ

    So i just used it on my uncles i-pad. Looking at it i cant possibly see what the PS3 cant handle. Its quite literally a bunch of pictrures and lines with arrows on them. The only advantage is “yeah its faster to create” but there was nothing outstanding on it like being able to view the track in realtime to see what it actually looked like. Seems like PD wants to be the rich kids game but how can you do that when you dont listen to any of your fans and your game doesnt work properly. Fix your crap first then you can get innovative.

  80. TheEvstar93

    Well, I have kinda wanted an iPad for some time now….. I guess I now have a good enough reason to get one!

    Seriously, the Course Maker is all I ever hear about whenever I come onto this website and now it’s finally come along yet, a lot of you are still complaining. Let me give you my opinion:

    I don’t care.

    I don’t care if the Course Maker is for tablets only.
    I don’t care about cars having no interiors.
    I don’t care about the sound quality.
    I don’t care that they’re gonna keep using the standard cars over on PS4.
    And I don’t care about how most of the Vision Gran Turismo cars haven’t got life sized models.

    I like Gran Turismo. I’ve always liked Gran Turismo since the very beginning. And no matter what it’s creators have done to it over the years, I’m gonna keep on loving the series until the day I die!

    1. TheEvstar93

      Look, i’m just a bit annoyed at seeing the exact same comments over and over and over again. All i’m saying is that a lot of you are really hard to please. What would make you happy? What would make everything better about Gran Turismo?

    2. OpticZero

      Does your husband work in the NFL, TheEvstar93? You sound like a wife fishing for excuses after you “run into the door”. ;)

    3. TeamCZRRacing

      @infamousphil @wastedtime @OpticZero

      >TheEvstar posts a comment expressing opinions that differ from yours
      >TheEvstar gets attacked from three different directions. Phil says he doesn’t care about Ev’s opinion in the most sardonic and venomous way he could think of. Wasted says he has a “fanboy tumor,” and optic says Ev is fishing for excuses when he posts a pretty decent analysis of what seems like 90% of the community at present.

      Optic, Wasted, and Phil, shame on all three of you. All the man did was express several opinions you don’t agree with, and you attack him relentlessly for it. Look at yourselves. What you’re doing is so shockingly immature it’s incredible. People who like the game are already too afraid to post anything positive lest they get thrashed for it, and this is NOT helping.

    4. ChauMing803

      Well,you have to consider their age I guess.Optic zero…what do you expect when you see someone using this name lol?Wanna join my clan?;D

  81. wastedtime

    Question to mods or anyone with knowledge. Did PD say why the track maker wont be on the PS3 itself? Will they bring it out on the actual PS3 to use with GT6 at some time?
    I don’t know, why would you put a games feature in the ACTUAL ****ING GAME!?!?!?
    Max Fail today.
    It’s sad but kind of funny how out of touch PD is. :)
    To all good things must come to an end.

  82. ScotteDawg

    What the heck is wrong with these guys? I used the Course Maker in GT5 quite a lot and shared my tracks because people liked them…

    That’s been taken away from me now because I don’t – and refuse to – have a tablet! It took 5 and a half hours to download this crap and I get nothing out of it!!

    Polyphany Digital should either supply millions of people with the tablets or change the coding of the Track Path Editor so that it can be used in-game!!!

    1. GTracerEHTeam

      5 and a half hours to download? Who is your ISP so I know to never ever go anywhere near them. I did it in about 10 minutes total before work this morning.

  83. Famine

    Just to reiterate:

    “Install the Track Path Editor on your tablet device. It’s available in the Apple App Store (iOS 7+ required) and the Google Play store (Android 4.1+ required). Note that the app may not be available in all regions just yet – if you don’t see it, just keep checking back.”


    Been using the app for a bit. Created a few circuits. Overall I like it but I have to say, setting a track length limit of 10,000m was pretty disappointing. Reminds me of the old skate park editor on Tony Hawk with limited space. If they update that it’ll be just about perfect, since I would love to make a Complex String replica ;D

  85. Razgriz8492nd

    So much rage. I just started playing gt5 again, 3 days ago because of the course creator, just to have new tracks. Now, I can’t even use the new creator… Also, I am disappointed in the lack of dirt and snow track in this creator.

    Side note, the logitech driving force steering wheel in the video did not have the power on. The GT logo lights up when the wheel is on and the feedback motor has power.

  86. Wider

    This is how I imagined I would use the app: I install an app to my cell phone which would use the GPS to track the the road when going in the car and also G-sensor to track declination of the surface. Then I would transfer the data to my PS3 where I could edit the data. It wouldn’t be a standalone app but just an add-on to full course maker in game on my PS3. It would’ve been possible to cooperate between the mobile/tablet app and PS3 when creating the track.
    That’s how I would do this function. What about the others?

    1. infamousphil

      So what if PD’s troops were not trusted to improve upon 5’s oustanding introduction into player created circuits.

      Your unmarked boarders and limited elevation changes – from what l’ve seen so far ain’t

      You failed, Kaz. Plain and simple. Now quit dippin’ dem damn squares! And quit frickin’ tripping!

  87. GMW

    Wow! I am really looking forward to trying this out tonight. I’m sure everyone knows someone with an iPad or an android tablet they could borrow even if just for a few minutes to churn out some tracks. So it’s not the end of the world.. (cue song) :-))

    1. Wider

      Well based on where do you live. Like don’t tell me, that you would knock on your neighbours’ doors and ask for their tablet because you need to create someracing trackfor a game.

    2. Amac500

      Yeah and its not like people are just going to let you take their tablet and download an app called on it all the time. I wouldn’t let somebody go run off with my tablet, and fully honestly I don’t even know anyone who owns a tablet. Any one who thinks that is a rationalizes why it’s only on tablet needs to come back down to earth. If ya don’t have a tablet ya can’t use it, unless you go way out of your way to try to use it once or twice ever. That just don’t work.

  88. Hastatus

    So…did tablet manufacturers pay PD for exclusive rights to the track editor? Or does a PS3 really not have the processing power of a tablet? How can PD not realize that players who are still playing GT6 on the PS3 are generally the type of people who avoid using and or buying new technology? People who play games on consoles often do so because they do not want to deal with the complexity of all the computer technology/devices out there: one tv + one game console = playing the game. A developer that had the ability to incorporate adaptive tessellation into a PS3 game has no excuse for not being able to make a 2D app function on a PS3. I hope at least some PD employees are ashamed.

  89. FluufyZ

    Well for those of you who dont have time PD’s bs, if you have a pc (or android and all youll have to do is skip a few steps) download an emulator called andy. Its a tablet emulator. Once installed download google chrome from the play store. once installed go to chrome and search blackmart apk. dowload and you have every app android has to offer. Its not on the app as i type this as it does take time for the store to refresh (it did just come out awhile ago) but this should help you out. I will be honest i have no idea if this will actually work but just look out for the app on blackmart.

  90. RoadRunner36

    I remember drawing racetracks on everything out of anything, then recreating them to a bigger size to race my Hotwheels, I guess childhood isn’t just over yet!

  91. Rubencho

    chill, although I no longer play GT6 nor will buy GT7, take this release as a “beta” for the GT7 version, I think it’s cool to be able to use other devices, like wen you are kind of bored at work and can create a track… but this option should be available in the game itself. Anyway, at least they delivered it

  92. Amac500

    It says it requires software 4.1+ for Android. I have 4.4 and it won’t let me download the app on my Android Razr Maxx… Extremely disappointing, I hope this gets worked out pronto.

    1. chengman

      Tablet only for now. I’ve tried changing the DPI on my phone to trick the Play Store into thinking my phone is a tablet, but no success there.

  93. Lambob

    Guys, don’t fret about not being able to create your own track, stop and think outside the box for a moment.

    It’s really simple,

    call up any 1~4 year old newphew or niece or daycare center that has an Apple iPad 2 or 3 (and there are hundreds of millions out there), and have them doodle a track for you, we can have 500 thousand variants per minute!

    and we cannot do 1 on our smartphone at this time.

    still, it’s totally doable!

  94. Blood*Specter

    This is a very nice piece of work by PD. Leaps and bounds over the GT5 original.
    I hope they are able to be as dynamic with the development of GT7 and create a more immersive realistic simulation of racing and driving. Congratulations to PD.

    Now lets see if the main game and car roster can compete with Project Cars, AC and Foza 6.
    They can start by including the G27 in GT7. Then change the car tuning system to be more realistic along the lines of PCars and AC. I am going to assume that PD’s handling of Next Gen Graphics and car sounds will be top notch. They have some really good targets emulate or maybe surpass. Now I have to scratch up a an iPad.

  95. Keithdoom

    This app is awesome. I’ve been working on a track on my iPad for over an hour. Super cool Kaz. Even better if you’re at home and have Apple TV. I understand the frustration if you haven’t got a tablet. Buy a used one. You can play GT when you aren’t in from of a PS3!

  96. r54 dbnn

    I have an iPhone and will soon be updating to an Android phone. Is this only available for tablets. Can I download this on my iPhone? I can’t access the Apple Store right now.

  97. Steph290

    I for one applaud PD for actually pulling this off despite the limitations of the PS3 hardware. No, it isn’t convenient to have it on a tablet, but at this point in the game they’ve got the concept down and working and they should be able to easily import it to the PS4 for their future release. There is always a work-around with software if people are desperate to use it. Moving on.

  98. zooburner

    Utter stupidity! I honestly don’t know what to say about this, never in the history of console gaming have I seen anything so out of touch with it’s user base. A long promised update to a game, that you cant use on the platform the game is on ?

    When I purchased this game I purchased it on the promise of a course creator as a ‘soon’ coming upgrade, I’ sure I could have been forgiven to expect that update to be part of the game itself not in a million years would I have expected to have to buy a tablet to use it!, this is really beyond silly.

    Now before all the ‘fan’ crowd jump on us with ‘you should be grateful that you got it at all’ or ‘the PS3 is old hardware’ etc.. I’m not sure what planet you come from but when did keeping a launch promise become a privilege? keeping launch promises (especially ones that people use to decide where their hard earned cash should go) should be the absolute minimum standard not an extra.

    I so wish I was simply disappointed with this, I’m just so completely amazed that I think it’s time to walk away forever from this wet lettuce franchise GT6 has become the bench mark for ‘ordinariness’ a game that wasn’t really a game. All I can do is shake my head.

  99. gamelle71

    this appli doesn’t work with my SONY Xperia Z1 tablet …………….

    very very good job PoDi ……………… as always !!!!!!!

  100. MGTTTTT

    PD you have really have annoyed me now. 2 years i have been waiting for a feature that was printed on the back of my copy of gt6 . and you do this . ~I suppose it gets you out of a legal hole!!!! because technically there is a course maker but its not on my ps3 !!!!! its on a device that i dont own ! !!!!!!!!!!!!

  101. Donnced

    WTF….waiting near two years for that!!!

    You can only make circuits with a tablet…. And most of them aren’t compatible…. Epic fail!!!!

    And the visions of bugatti and hyundai??? We have to await other 3 months???

    1. littleregret265

      Under Community>Friends, you can go to their shared courses, and download them that way. This is limited to your friends list, obviously. Or you can just search for open lobbies using custom tracks, though I’m not sure if you could bypass friend requesting them in order to obtain the track.

  102. Sploshington

    It really is hilarious. Take all this time to release the editor and then only release it for SOME of the community who own iPads or certain Android tablets :) So it’s like THE most expensive DLC ever then ? Want to edit your own tracks ? That’ll cost you around £300 for the tablet to do that with. Cannot afford a tablet to use this? Ah well, sucks to be you. Why is this not also available on a damn PC !?!?! PD’s trolling cannot be any more perfect than today ?

  103. Mubble

    To be honest, I can’t be bothered to connect up my old PS3 anymore, even for this. Being a PS4 and Project Cars player now, GT6 just looks too dated to enjoy.

  104. jonesy1980a

    A track editor for a ps3 game that cant be used on the ps3 ?, What a joke PD. Looks like I wont be using it then. Gt6 can stay in its case next to my ps3 !!!!!!!!!!! Way to go PD, let down all the fans that have been loyal

  105. littleregret265

    Is it not up yet in the states? I spent all night getting a tablet emu going, to find it’s not even ready yet?

    At least I know now that there is a no-money-down option, but I’m dying to get my hands on this, as I’ve already seen some of you halfway around the globe put this tool to great use, and have downloaded a couple custom tracks.

  106. StigBelcherStyl

    Tablet says not available in your country (Australia) what the hell, they need a creator that you can download onto the computer, or a console creator

  107. OpticZero

    A secret microphone has been discovered in the offices of the head of Polyphoney Digital, Kaz. Let’s listen in…

    “I know things have gone well for us in the past, but with our latest release how about we mess with as many of our loyal customers as possible. First let’s make most of the cars with graphic detail and sounds worthy of a game made 10 years ago. Then let’s not come out with half of the features right away; does waiting two years sound good? Finally, how about we wait to see how we can make our most anticipated component as messed up as possible by not letting the gamers even use it in the game. That will show Sony that we mean business when we say that we can completely ruin the Gran Turismo franchise and send as many of our customers over to Forza and other racing games making us look like utter clods.”

  108. Cobra2245

    Wow, yesterday I got very excited that PD would finally give us the course maker. But now they say it’s only for iPad and tablets? I mean, if it’s on my iPad or tablet, why not put it on iOS and Andriod phones, too? Or even better, computers! I’m disappointed… Again.

  109. CraigHyphenO

    I’m absolutely amazed that there isn’t a web version of this, as this has seriously restricted the number of people able to use this feature, which on the face of it looks pretty good. I have a smartphone and a tablet but neither of them are ‘good enough’ to have the app, which is seriously disappointing.

  110. Atomsforpeace

    Yeah brilliant, so i have to buy an ipad to use track editor. Have bought every gt since gt2, wont be buying gt7. Gt6 was a huge disappointment and track editor was only thing keeping me interested in it with all broken pyschics and the rest of the many faults.
    So my options if i wont to continue sim racing is to buy an ipad that i dont want for gt6. Or i can buy a ps4 for pcars, oh wait if i do that then i have to buy a new wheel with pedals and gearstick as logitech being money grabbers have stopped my g27 being compatible. Or i can buy a pc for 700 quid and have options. Is it policy now to screw as many customers as you can for maximum profit. Think i will sell all my gear and buy an mx5 or something for going to track would be same price as the options for sim racing. What a joke. Guess sim racing is only for people with money to burn.

    1. Atomsforpeace

      Very much doubt it as im not willing to spend £700 plus just to play one game on ps4. If they make my g27 compatible then maybe. Need to see what way they go with physics first also, if its just a reskinned gt6 with better graphics then dont really see the point. Ps4 itself isnt that impressive either from what i have seen. Oh well real driving it is. Gt7 will have to he pretty dam impressive to even consider getting it and to be honest its to much money to justify with new wheel, console and game, plus whatever rip it is to play online on ps4. Pc is def the best option for the money which means no gt7.

  111. sdkflu

    WTF !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Course Maker only for tablets? i am PS3 and GT6 owner, i don’t have tablet and i don’t need, so no real update for PS3 and GT6 users who is the Course Maker and waiting long time for that, so what are you trying to do; PD? to make peoples to go buy tablets??? (sorry for my bad english).

  112. acedition333

    It is disappointing to hear its only for tablets. I wonder why PD did this? You’d think they would want to end GT6 with a bang and make it Spec 2.0 and have ability in game to create tracks. I really do think PD dropped the ball on this one.

    Guess I’ll have to upgrade my tablet sometime in the future.

    1. Froudeybrand

      GT7 will be another mish mash of GT4 / GT5 and GT6 and it will dissappoint and still get stamped on by other mediocre racing games and furture games, I honestly think if Forza was ooptioned over to Playstation aswell as XBox it will sell!

  113. alienisko

    Did my first track using Ipad mini.

    Well, it has some limitations. I couldn’t create local karting track because it’s only 1 km long and app limitations (elements to close) forced me to do it about 3,5km long. But it’s cool we can upload track shape from image and do it in app.

    What I really don’t understand is why it is on tablets not PC? Using mouse would be much easier.
    And why it’s not an ingame editor? O.o

  114. silicon1138

    It seems people are frothing at the mouth because their tablets are not compatible. I think it’s more a question of the App roll out not being complete/in sync with the PSN network/GT Server updates. Give it some time to settle in people. I’ve got a new Nexus 7 Tablet (in France) that says it’s not compatible, but i’m guessing that before the day is out it will all start locking down and starting to work. Hang on in there!

  115. zdenko

    I am very curious about this.
    “•Create track data using the Track Path Editor. Using the “Eifel Flat” location, you have the option to import photographs of track maps which you can use to help you trace existing roads and circuits. Raw GPX/KML data can also be imported from compatible GPS devices.”
    I regularly drive at Sydney Motor Sport Park, Wakefield Park and Marulan Driver Training Centre and would love to capture the raw GPS data on my phone for use in GT6.
    Just require some sort of guide. I’m sure this will turn up in the forums very soon.
    Too bad I don’t have a tablet. Why no full blown Windows, Mac and Linux PC app. I guess that’s why GT6 is so limited, they built it using tablets. :)

  116. marky5244

    I used to love GT but drifted away to PC sims in the last few years. I see this news and get excited for trying out GT6 again. I have four Android devices, including a tablet, but soon find that this app doesn’t support a single one of them. So deflated and disappointed. Back to iRacing.

  117. Rich S

    Yeah a lot of people use smart phones, only about 1/6th of people use the tablets for god sakes! Common!!

    And nearly all VGT cars are standard with no interior! thanks alot PD!

  118. jhw93

    I love how people are losing their cool over this about the tablet stuff. The article doesn’t even say that it is tablet only, the article explains the steps of using the editor with a tablet yes but that doesn’t mean the editor won’t be in the game.

    So quick to assume the worst.

  119. Enoch Root

    A lot of complaints about this being only for tablets. It should be possible though to run it on an Android emulator on your PC, though perhaps some people will complain because they don’t have a PC. This is a feature that many people would use, so it would have been nice if it ran on the PS3, but most people have a PC so the Android emulator option should be okay if you don’t have a tablet.

    I don’t really mind them having features that almost no one will get to use. I’ll never get to use the GPS logging feature, I’d need to go to America or one of the other supported tracks, get access to one of the required cars and one that is equipped with the necessary devices. But I don’t lose out on anything crucial by not being able to use these features. I also like that they out the time into features that only a small fraction of real life racing enthusiasts would ever use, they knew very few people would ever use those features, but it’s surely great for those few, and I don’t feel like I’m being denied anything like some games have started doing recently by requiring micro transactions to progress, etc.

  120. Denezin

    So my question is, When will this be compatible with tablets that run windows? I love this but i really wish it had more ways than one to use.

  121. HKS racer

    Only tablet? Ok so we have to be trolled trolled forever by these people?

    If that’s what they want I’ll keep buy my future copies of Gran Turismo USED
    not giving a single penny to them.

  122. Wider

    Ok, so now let me tell you something. I was a big fan of the GT franchise. I really enjoyed the GT5, but this… First I got game which is not done. Well at least it will be a solid content I thought. Now I can tell you my feelings. They should say when selling the game: for full experience you need: 3D TV with glasses, good audio, one of the supported wheels, racing seat (up until now nothing unusual, but), another things you will need is really good Internet connection, tablet, data logger for your car, compatible car, and you need to go to one of supported world tracks and if you want to have all apps from PD you need to be iOS user. What the heck? So the game is for a bilionare with Nissan GT-R? Since when.
    Another thing is, that most of the functions that have been added either don’t work, or you don’t have gadgets to use it, e.g. Quick match doesn’t work good, B-spec mode is absolutely useless and for track editor I don’t have tablet. All of which should have been the functions, that should have separated this game from the others. Well I guess I’ll have to earn a lot of money when the GT7 comes out, because as Kaz said: “We couldn’t have implemented everything we wanted.” :D That makes me laugh so much. Sorry for being a heater, but this update really pissed me off.

    1. Wider

      Unfortunately yes. I really liked the game, but now… And there are too many people pissed off for PD to make it better with GT7. I’m sorry PD. I know you do it with passion, but you should do it with brain. Passion drives you, brain makes your dreams come true. And this hasn’t been thought through.

  123. TEAM-Dynamics-

    Well this is just amazing. PD has really made an improvement with this new feature, I’m in love… wait a second… that would have been what I said. For tablets only huh? I don’t even know anybody that has a tablet. This is so pathetic, PD will never disappoint though, because how could they get any worse?

  124. mokalovesoulmat

    From programming side, I can understand why it took 2 years since launch day…it is complex enough…or maybe PD team just lazy to work on this one lol

    Creating tracks from drawing are awesome. It is like tracing a bitmap image to vector image (if you use corel/illustrator you know this).

    You can also place objects (trees, etc) into wherever you like. I want to see GTplanet members to exploit this feature. :D

    As for mobile app only and not on PS3, yeah I know PS3 does not have GPS but at least I want PS3 has simplified version of course creator like the GT5.

    Still a good thing anyway.

  125. CyborgGT

    Can custom tracks be uploaded to the net for others to download through the game itself? At least then those of use that don’t buy into idiotic trendy tech might be able to download replicas of real-world tracks done by talented track designers with tablets. Yes? No? Please, say it’s so!

  126. TomBrady

    I really can’t believe that it’s only for tablets. Even if it was just for phones and tablets, that would be ridiculous, but just tablets? Unbelievable. PD has completely lost touch. Completely. They lost touch a while ago, this just proves they’re getting even worse.

    What kind of clueless decision was this? No way to create tracks on PS3, or even on Windows or Mac? Tablets?

    I mean seriously, who the hell even uses tablets? Overpriced smart phones with half the power or functionality of a real computer (except when it comes to dumbass apps like this one).

    You suck PD.

    1. OpticZero

      I usually only agree with half of what you say, Golden boy…but I’m keeping it 100 with you on this one. Clueless decision on this by PolyPHONEY Digital.

    2. Gyro1780

      Agreed with you mate. I don’t own (or want) a tablet. I guess i won’t be able to try this useless feature then.
      Good job PD…

  127. Elconio

    I waited so long for this feature checking gtplanet almost every day. Was happy yesterday and excited to see the course maker finally arriving but i cant download the app. I have a phone with a big screen ( samsung note 3) good for internet, youtube, etc so i thought i dont need a tablet. Now i have to buy a tablet for a ps3 game! Unbelievable. Someone at pd deserve a bitch slap.

    1. OpticZero

      That should have been implemented from the get-go. Sure, a lot of people have tablets, but that is NOTHING compared to the number of Androids and iPhones out there. Once again, PD has made a simple decision into an utter failure.

    1. OpticZero

      Yup…I’m seriously thinking about having GT6 be my last GT game ever. Two years and they couldn’t even make a Track Maker inside of the game? WTF!!! PD has dropped the ball off a cliff with this game. GT7 needs to be the Holy Grail of all racing games ever in order for me to even think about buying a game from PD ever again. There is no way I would EVER pre-order it, either. All reviews of GT7 must be complete kneepad wearing write-ups that praise it to be the best game of all genres ever release for consoles in order for me to even think about buying it. You hear me, PD and Sony!!! I know you are reading these comments!!! Fix this game or loose even more customers to Turn10 and SMS.

  128. samiazza

    the app is not applicable with ny 7″ tablet nor with my mobile, so basically i have to buy a 10″ tablet which i dont like just to use this feature??

    they could have at least make it possible to create courses via a web site. the idea of the cours make is nice but implementation of this nice feature is so stupid!

  129. another_jakhole

    It’s quite disappointing that not everybody will get to try the course maker. I might be lucky enough, but still not sure if it’ll work on my Samsung tablet (though it should).

  130. Aloha62_2

    So after all this time I can’t even use it due to it being a stupid app. I have never before seen a company make such a long line of daft decisions.

  131. RESHIRAM5

    After playing a lot of Super Mario Maker. I am disappointed on how unintuitive this mode sounds. You have to use another device to make the track than transfer it to even test it. I would’ve liked it if the app was also on PSN :(.

  132. Azabear6

    While a long time coming this looks pretty cool. Tracing over imported maps should be fun and looks like some of the themes support variable time, weather or both. Looking forward to hours of fun with this.

    1. OpticZero

      Exactly. They finally release the Track Maker…but only half of the community can use it. Complete and utter BS!!!

  133. ElGreco

    “Wait a minute, no vision gt cars ??? PD come on , wake up !! Just the course maker and sound ?? This is not accepted !!” Haha ! I guess some people will say !

    1. StigBelcherStyl

      Vision GT cars will come out as an update tomorrow for the 1st of next month probably so they can say we did 2 months of updates? :(

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