Kazunori Yamauchi on Gran Turismo 6 Standard/Premium Cars, DLC, PlayStation 4, & More

May 17th, 2013 by Jordan Greer

At the “15 Years of Gran Turismo” event which saw the announcement of Gran Turismo 6, GTPlanet joined a small group of other U.S. journalists to be among the first to ask Kazunori Yamauchi questions about Polyphony Digital’s new game.

We covered how GT6 will deal with the “Standard”/”Premium” car issue, the future of the Gran Turismo series on PlayStation 4, and a lot more.

Not all of the questions are my own, but what follows is a complete transcript of the interview session.

Can you explain the game’s new lighting engine in more detail?

It basically means the energy expressed in each one of the pixels is going to be represented more accurately. When the focus on the camera is on a certain item, the blurring and brightness of the area around it and how lights affect the environment will be rendered with more accuracy.

Is there going to be more car customization options? Are you going to be able to swap the engine or put decals on the car?

Both are technically possible, and we might be preparing it (laughs).

Will there be “Standard Cars” in GT6?

We won’t be making all the Standard cars from GT5 into Premium models, and we won’t make all of the GT5’s Standard cars fully “Premiumized”.

Up until now, we used to categorize them as Standard and Premium because there were functional differences between them: some of the Standard models might not have tuning parts, or couldn’t be used in Photo Mode.  That will all be cleared so every model can be used in Photo Mode, and every car can have parts fitted for it.

In terms of graphics quality, the bad quality Standard models we’ve updated so they look better.

Will all of the cars have interior views?


(Editor’s note: This apparently does not apply to all of the cars which were listed as “Standard” in GT5. For example, two cars which were prominently featured in the GT6 trailer and its first official batch of screenshots, the Lamborghini Countach LP400 and Alpine A110 1600S, both appeared as Standard cars in GT5 but have apparently been converted to “full” Premium models – with interiors – in GT6.)


While improving the physics model, how do you keep the game accessible to a wide range of players?

I’ve mentioned some of this before but we are improving a lot of the driver assist functions for GT6.

The other thing is that it’s sort of wrong to assume that making it more real will make it more difficult to drive. Everyone here, I am sure you all drive; it’s not that difficult – but people who can drive cars straight suddenly can’t drive in a video game! That’s because the reality isn’t really all there.

Now that we know GT6 is a PlayStation 3 game, can you explain to fans why that is? Do you have any plans for PS4?

We do have plans for PS4, but, of course, we have an order of things.

First we’ll be releasing the PS3 version for the PS3, which has a huge audience already, and we’ll be providing updates every month and DLCs every month.

Once players have played it all out and enjoyed themselves on the PS3, then the PS4 version might come out naturally around that time (laughs).  Focus on enjoying the PS3 version.

What’s the reason for the dramatically shorter development time frame for GT6, compared to GT5?

GT5 was really hard to develop, because the PS3 is a really complex piece of hardware, and it was the first time we built anything with an extensive online component.

What was the most complicated thing about developing the first game, and what was the most complicated thing about developing GT6?

It’s hard to look back to GT1 now!

I think the hardest part of GT1 was to make something out of nothing, and to shape it and figure out exactly what a Gran Turismo game was going to be.

The main difference between GT1 and GT6 is the scale of the game, it’s about 100 times bigger in scale. Initially we had 15 people working on the game and now we have 150 working on the game. But i think the one thing that hasn’t changed is that everyone working on it really enjoys the hard work.

Are there other plans to bring the game’s GPS functionality to more real-world cars?

I can’t really talk about it today, but aside from just GPS, we have a lot of different things planned with different manufacturers. I can say you will see a lot of interesting things come up in the months ahead.

What’s the hardest element to re-create in the game: tire dynamics, suspension behavior, or aerodynamics?

That’s actually the three things that are really mystical about creating the physics in a car racing game. Actually the damper characteristics are one of the most difficult to re-create.

What is it like working with different manufacturers to get their cars in the game?

It’s been twenty years since we started developing the first GT, and it’s been 15 since the release of the first game.

We have a 20 year relationship with car manufacturers all over the world, and I think a lot of people who were involved with the first game in the series are still working at those companies today. Our relationships have become closer and closer, and that has given us a lot more access to the information and access to the automotive world.

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  1. May. 18, 8:11am

    Why won’t Kaz just let go of the standards? Wouldn’t it of been better to bring all new premiums to GT6 instead of the rubbish standards. I’d rather have about 500 premiums in gt6 instead of about 950 standards and 250 premiums. The standards belong in the past with GT4 and PS2.

  2. May. 18, 8:02am

    You guys are trippin like 50lbs 1yr olds… asking about sound, AI, damage and Porsche. Shame on you. Kaz has already answered those questions. Yall just don’t like the answers.

    We all know why Porsche is not coming. Nope, not gonna be happy until Sony gets into a legal dispute over how a Porsche got into the game.

    Not gonna be happy until we get unbeatable AI that has all the 0s and 1s to do perfect laps 24/7.

    You don’t dig the sounds PD has chosen to spit at you? I have a suggestion. Brace yo lips tightly and repeat after me… BRAAAAAAAH… BRAAAAaaaaah…cheecom… braaaaaah….. mmmmmmmmm… vrooom. vrooom. eeeeeeerrrrrrrr…. BRAAAAAAAH… BRAAAAaaaaah… cheecom… braaaaaah…

    If you want straight answers, the questions must not insult the interviewee and the interviewer must know which, of the better, questions are more likely to be answered.

    Lastly, I just cain’t find scratched up paint jobs attractive… but since yall demanded it. Where’s my flaming Ricky Bobby avatars dancing around their burned out hulks? Wheredayat!? ;)

    • May. 18, 8:31am


    • May. 18, 8:58am
      HKS racer

      Compalining because people complain. How the awesome the internet is.

    • May. 18, 9:30am

      @HKS Racer – misspelling because it really doesn’t matter how it’s coming out – but ya Complaining about the complainers is the most fun thing on this forum, so many policemen trying to sound like adults with a knowledge, and on the way hitting 50 year olds with a bat – lol it’s hilarious really :P

  3. May. 18, 7:19am

    an interview with KAZ and not to mention for him :

    – AI
    – damage
    – Porsche

    is (sorry to say this ) but is a FANBOY interview now at PD they think there is no problem at any of the points i mentioned and will just be there in GT7 , GT8 GT9 ….

    • May. 18, 7:32am

      As long as EA Games still teasing other companies with Porsches in their game covers, dont expect any Porsche on any racing game other than:
      Real Racing (I think)
      Need For Speed

    • May. 18, 8:02am

      NFS will stop tough

    • May. 18, 11:34am

      How was that a fanboy interview? It was a bunch of journalists. I also think that PD rely on more than Q&As to determine what the fans want.

  4. May. 18, 7:13am

    If people really expected nearly all the standards to be converted to premium, they are mad. Thats just too much too expect given the time frame and the amount of detail PD put into the cars.

    • May. 18, 7:43am

      I agree 100% – and of course it’s a good thing that they are updated to look good in the game, and that’s a big plus for GT, so that’s defo one great Q/A from this interview ;)

      And to be honest, the new Silverstone Video do show a lot more smooth corners and general stuff on the track – and Grid2’s Xbox Video do show some fantastisc Graphics, meaning that the PS3 will be able to show some great new tracks, so i’m looking forward to the GT6 Demo it will be much better looking i’m sure :)

  5. May. 18, 7:12am

    I’m still wondering about the new tracks, which will it be – all new ones or are we actually going to see some of the long waited old ones ( only 5 yet to be announced. A good question could have been: Will there be new tracks coming for the DLC, or is it just the 7 new tracks and that’s it for GT6.

    I so much Miss these tracks: and 2 of them, we have seen in GT5 graphics already ^
    Citta de area – youtube.com/watch?v=8RlOvr3jtCA
    ^ Grand Canyon – youtube.com/watch?v=4zr7A7dRrt4
    ^ Costa di Amalfi – youtube.com/watch?v=mT6sWhyYBoc

    But maybe PD/KY is putting all the energy into Real Life Race tracks for now on, like Mount panorama and Silverstone..

    There is not one single Real type of Motor racing championships, that can be set up and played in GT, not one, and that is a pity tbh, but i guess you can’t get it all, so if you don’t like Drifting or Nascar or even the Rally part ( doesn’t feeel like rally ) then it’s a very expensive game to play hehehe . ohhh bugger’ Me the donkey again oink oink :P

    Thanks Jordan, you are not to blame, but the funny section in the news paper is alot more interesting to read ahaha.. I’m just Not kidding ..

    • May. 18, 11:41am

      You’ll need to pay attention more I think. The seven locations were stated as being new to GT and monthly DLC will bring more tracks and cars. Y’know, if you aren’t going to spend time reading the info then you will only have yourself to blame.

    • May. 18, 12:24pm

      Thanks Elf – I’m glad you corrected that, my mistake bro :O)

    • May. 20, 2:16pm

      No probs…I spend far too much time on here assimilating info ;)

  6. May. 18, 7:05am

    Look at all those wasted polygons on that wireframe, use them on the trees!

    • May. 18, 7:12am


    • May. 18, 7:18am

      haha, thats so true…sad but true..trackside details are PS2 quality.

    • May. 18, 7:43am

      Thanx for pointing that out,I didn’t want a racing game i wanted a game about dendrology.

    • May. 18, 8:06am

      how about we could build up our own trees, tune them and decide at what speed they will grow, t hat would give GT much more racing depth :)

    • May. 18, 9:01am

      Want realistic trees? Go for a walk in the woods! Want realistic virtual racing come and play GT. Seriously, if you have enough time to look at the foliage then you’re not going fast enough.

    • May. 18, 9:09am

      It’s a reasonable request. Photomode is a big feature of the game and it’s annoying that most tracks are still stuck somewhere in the GT4 area graphic-wise. It’s not just trees, the textures overall are pretty bad.

      PD spend so much time on their graphic engine but they don’t seem to bother textures enough.

    • May. 18, 11:45am

      You should see the Drive Club backgrounds…far worse. It’s a bit of a trade-off situation I think.

  7. May. 18, 7:00am

    This is a shocking interview. it’s like none of the journalists have played GT5.

    • May. 18, 11:47am

      And one of those asking the questions was Jordan – are you saying he hasn’t played any GT games?

    • May. 18, 7:19pm

      I said its like they hadn’t not that they hadn’t. Maybe Jordan just wasted the opportunity.

    • May. 19, 3:43am

      Well, time was limited, as it usually is with these kind of events. Personally I found the Q&A to be enlighening – not bad considering the number of people asking questions.

  8. May. 18, 6:34am

    Jesus,this world is full of selfish mother fukers complainers.Spoiled leaches.Bottom barrel of the society.

    Cant wait for GT6.Premiums or standard I will enjoy the game that Kazunori puts passion in it.

    • May. 18, 6:47am
      e30 freek

      Same couldn’t care less about premium and standard cars

    • May. 18, 7:07am

      Be careful. You have to kiss ass around here or you will get in trouble. You arent allowed to say such things about the whiners on this site.

    • May. 18, 7:23am

      Well he is right to complain about the whiners on here, bunch of spoilt children

    • May. 18, 7:52am

      The problem is that they moan about something that they have so little info about and when they are told that the audio was recorded from a bad source.

    • May. 18, 9:05am

      You could get banned for swearing. Don’t be offensive.

    • May. 18, 10:42am
      Pit Crew

      Please follow the AUP. If you can’t make a constructive opinion without profanity, you probably shouldn’t post.

    • May. 18, 12:14pm

      It doesnt matter if he is right to complain. The rules are so tight on this site that you have to kiss ass and let the whiners whine while you stand by and get frustrated watching it happen. Its also against the rules to swear.

    • May. 18, 1:34pm

      steve3x I never kissed anyone’s ass in my life(except women :) and i will never will.This is just a site It wont effect my life,I just commented something ,who doesnt likeit can deal with it.I love GT but my comment was also in relation to real life that people are whinners does not appreciate and are selfish.Anyway Its just wasted of time for me commenting.Have a good day.The moment you become asskisser is the moment you lose dignity as a man.BYE

    • May. 18, 2:08pm

      @ vlonjati77 @ I didnt get a forum infraction for kissing ass lol

  9. May. 18, 5:50am

    HELLO??? Tyre pressure???

    • May. 18, 6:16am

      Don’t be ridiculous!

    • May. 18, 6:33am

      :/ and I’m ridiculous because..?

    • May. 18, 9:33am

      Because it’s unimportant and pointless. There are 6,578 more important things that take priority over tyre pressure. Do you want screen wash as well?

    • May. 18, 11:49am

      Trye pressure and temperature are pretty important – moreso than the paintjobs.

    • May. 18, 12:04pm

      in racing, tyre pressure is a very big part of setup
      you can check whether the setup is working right.
      heres how it work as it seems you do not understand the importance of tyre pressure

      we use the tyre pressure to see if the tyres are working well if the pressure is too high it will reduce grip. so we aim to get 22psi in the wheels all round when hot. if it higher we let some pressure out.
      for instance on a local race track we started with 17 psi all round when cold when it came back he back to wheels were 24 and the driver complained of losing grip so what we did was reduce the pressures when cold to 16 this solved the problem and after a 20 minute race the pressures were 21.5 and 22 the driver was happier.
      every one in racing plays with their tyre pressures

  10. May. 18, 5:45am

    KiroKai your are right tho so true, some is liking the interview but what did he really anwser and what was asked? nothing of importance, questions about GT1, really? whoever asked that needed to be excused from the interview!

  11. May. 18, 5:31am

    I’m unsatisfied with this interview. I understand that there are limitations of a time frame and respect brought towards the person you interview but…

    No talk about sounds or AI? No mention of anything people ask for, from things simple to implement like independent chase cams or free roam gameplay (which would be quite an obvious question after seeing the open town scenery and the announcement of new track creator functions). Instead we get completely random questions like ‘What was the hardest part of development on GT1?’ or ‘How is it like to work with manufacturers to get their cars into the game?’. Who cares about that right now? We want GT6 related info and if the time and questions are limited, it should be used better.

    Besides some vague answers about Standards and how they will not become Premium, this is pretty much just a repeatment of info that was given at the presentation (except the PS4 thoughts, but that was told by Yamauchi in an interview that was published on IGN on the 15th already),

    • May. 18, 5:31am

      Last , was meant to be a dot.

    • May. 18, 6:21am

      @Kirokai… if you want free roam gameplay, try Grand Theft Auto… Gran Turismo is aiming to be a full-blown driving/racing simulator not a free-roaming game.

    • May. 18, 6:30am

      Free roaming was being developed for GT5, Neilson. They dumped it for some reason. The remains of Free Roaming ‘mode’ can be sometimes seen in Main Menu, when we see Hondas driving around a white city; I’m 100% sure it was the base of free roaming in GT5.

      And Kiro is 100% right, pretty much no questions about the game itself were asked.

    • May. 18, 6:32am

      @Neilson248 and @KiroKai
      I agree with you both…. But GT is a racing-game, you play it when you wanna go around Nordschleife as real as possible, BUT if you wanna nice sounds and good looking cars and having action play NeedforSpeedMW2…
      GTA-I love it- is nice for free room driving but I miss there real cars…
      So all in all i play NfSmw2, GTA IV TBOGT/V and GT5/6… A good mix

      PSn: GOLF-6r8

    • May. 18, 6:35am

      @Madertus. Yes I’m sure they dumped it because they realised there are more important things to focus on. The majority of GT fans want a game that replicates real life driving as much as possible. Asking for free roaming in this context is completely irrelevant and a waste of time.

      Yes i agree that not much was disclosed about GT6 in this interview but isnt that just typical of Kaz and all businessmen for that matter?

    • May. 18, 7:02am

      user /neilson idiots-.-

    • May. 18, 8:32am

      Neilson, I get your point, but it was just an example I used since it’s popular in the forums and I support it myself, to proof my point about not enough game-related things being asked, like Madertus said.

    • May. 18, 8:47am

      @topolino this is a discussion not not a children’s forum

    • May. 18, 9:11am

      KiroKai, listen. If I were there, I would ask Kaz those “random questions”. I mean, YOU CAN WAIT A COUPLE OF MONTHS FOR THE DARN GAME! These people were talking to the legendary Kazunori Yamauchi. You can wait for GT6. They can wait too. Asking about the hardest parts of development, what was GT1’s development like – if they didn’t answer those questions, they’d never get the answer to those questions, ever, in their life. Have patience! Wait until December, then you’ll know everything about GT6. These journalists were interviewing him, asking him questions which they’ve probably wanted to ask for a very long time.

    • May. 18, 11:32am

      @KiroKai, I sincerely apologize for the ridiculous responses you have received from our peers to your very poignant post. You are 110% correct in your statements about this abject interview. Don’t let these scholars of ni get you down, and keep fighting that good fight. Also check the “better sounds” thread in the GT6 forum. There is video of this interview, and sounds were in fact brought up…

    • May. 18, 6:47pm

      lol i only voiced my opinion about things like free-roaming taking time and resources away from more important things concerning driving… otherwise I agree with KiroKai if you read my posts properly

  12. May. 18, 5:15am

    I think standard car models isn’t the biggest problem of GT6. The most I concern is still not every car has proper cockpit view….

  13. May. 18, 5:14am
    HKS racer

    Jordan did you try to ask something about the sounds? In KTM gameplay video the sound wasn’t promising. Same old annoying whine synth. I’m concerned.

    • May. 18, 6:50am
      e30 freek

      It flipping said before its sound was recorded with something not better than a potato and Jordan himself I think said the sound had improved a little just wait till the demo :)

  14. May. 18, 5:06am

    yeah bloody DLC every month, they have content ready because otherwise he will not announce it, but they decided to milk players even more through DLC and not have everything available from beginning.

  15. May. 18, 5:04am

    did Kaz say that we’ll maybe see swap engines?that should be awesome!

  16. May. 18, 4:55am

    I was a bit scared, as I heard about the 1200 cars. At this point I already knew, there will be the Standards and Premiums. But somehow it is okay, because it raises the variation of cars during races. Interior view is not that important, if you sit in a different car, altough having a wanted car just as Standard IS a disappointment, no matter what. So they at least modified the grafics of the Standards so you do not have to suffer eye-cancer overtaking an SLK 230. Another guess I would make, what is obvious according to the trailer and the screens (Countach and Alpine A110), is that there will be 200 brand new cars, but also some of the Standards will be premiumized. He says kind of: Some Standards just are not necessary bein “premiumized” (the repetetive cars maybe?) but there seem to be enough to be Premium at a time! Just to mention a number.. about 500-550 Premium Cars seem realistic?
    What I want to say is, there will be much more “new” cars, at least as Premium. So.. somehow it is ok though, not ÜBERGEIL but ok.. or… I just deny the facts..

    ..still I am very, very excited about the game!! Can’t wait for the demo and the release.. I will buy it anyways.. I know that for sure!

  17. May. 18, 4:55am

    Someone brought up a good point, the PS3 used PS2 cars and called them standards right?. Now how much do ya’ll wanna bet that for the PS4 they will use premiums and have like 800 of them and then have PS4 spec Ultra Super Premium cars like maybe 100-200 of those esp since the PS3 are so called (next gen) and then people gonna say they dont want premiums? LOL, I guess GT4s cars were (next gen) that already had a slot waiting for GT5 as standards, GT5s and GT6s premiums are waiting for a slot in GT7 on the PS4, rite next to the Ultra Super Premiums LOL!

  18. May. 18, 4:48am

    Some car’s i really missed in GT5, i hope them in GT6 but i fear it’s a no no. But there is X-Bow, so what about Ariel Atom also, more Caterham’s and what i missed a lot is Radical’s, and i think it’s a waiste of time but Porsche… damn it. And because there isn’t those, give us more Ruf’s please. And one came my mind also now is that, this game should have some smaller series formula car’s, not always need to be those million hp car’s and everyone is just banging them on the wall’s and other car’s, little less hp so there would be some tight nice battle’s between racer’s, not just Demolition derby…

  19. May. 18, 4:46am

    Please: build RUF’s and BMW’s in Premium
    or give EA some money for the Porsche license…!!!

    PLEASE….!!!!! PLEASE….!!!!! PLEASE….!!!!!

    • May. 18, 4:59am

      I thought the Porsche Licence is not EA’s anymore? Because.. Forza 4 had Porsche, and it is not EA.. there is still hope!

    • May. 18, 5:08am

      banane, T10 payed out the nose for a one off license for a few cars ;)

    • May. 18, 5:13am

      Oh.. seems there was a bit of Information I missed.. but I would not declare 30 Porsches as “a few” :D

  20. May. 18, 4:31am

    I seriously believe the reason why no PS4 game is due, is because they’ll only do so once they have 100% premium cars mapped.

    • May. 18, 4:37am

      i hope so!!

    • May. 18, 6:29am

      I’m sure its got more to do with marketing and profits than anything else. The PS4 is gonna push everyone’s pockets much further than any other console before and there will be many people like myself who are not going to get one until the price comes down to something acceptable. Sony and PD can still make a lot of cash from the current 70 million users on PS3.

  21. May. 18, 4:24am

    LOL, while I agree with outofspace, this interview is really piquing my interest all the more.

    Totally right that the extreme differential between standard and premium car options made the problem significantly obvious and significantly worse. Also agree that standardizing your experience, regardless of your car preference, will make things infinitely better.

    Suddenly looking forward to GT6, and anxious for the demos to get a feel for the physics in July.

    (And certainly hoping to see a well-rendered MkIV at long last. :) )

    Nice write up!

    • May. 18, 4:33am

      yeah dude, i just don’t understand why they spend time to make tho old supra premium & not the latest one….it has no point…+ is 1 of the most popular JP cars!also i hope to see a D1gp DLC with 5 or 10 to D1 cars :-)

  22. May. 18, 4:19am

    I hope that they remake the SUPRA RZ into premium :-(

  23. May. 18, 4:19am

    Owwww looks like an opportunity missed. Kaz must of had a spell over the room for them to forget to ask about the sound.

    “Kaz after complaint’s about engine sounds, what steps have been taken to improve the quality of the car audio?”
    Never mind at least we got some insight in to the development of GT6, once again thanks to jordan.

    By the way I think i have problems, am i the only one at some point during everyday has to watch the silverstone video, anyone else suffer with this?

  24. May. 18, 4:04am

    This tells me all i need to know, GT6 will also an unfinished game, just like GT5. I’m not going to pay for a game with PS2 graphics and soundquality.
    And to be able to “finish” the game, you will have to buy DLC? Well f*k you too.

    • May. 18, 7:31am

      And f**k you aswell, yet another whiny baby that won’t be missed on gt6

    • May. 18, 12:08pm

      PS2 graphics…c’mon that is strtching it way too much. What games on PS2 were you playing that looked this good?

      I also doubt very much that you’ll need DLC to complete the game, at least not in terms of trophies etc. No game stoops that low. DLC is an optional extra. You might get PS+ trophies attached to certain vehicles or tracks but they do not count toward the platinum…

      Try checking your facts before blurting.

    • May. 18, 6:31pm

      Are you guys realy that stupid and that naive? With PS2 graphics i obviously mean the standard cars in GT5 that were imported from the PS2 without any new textures or remodeling. Ofcourse evertything looks better at 1920×1080 compared to 720×576, but the models are not the quality i expect from a GT game. (i checked to be sure of the following statement) Even the Need for Speed Most Wanted (2005) car models for the PS2 <— PEE ESS TWO were of higher detail than the standard cars in GT5.
      We are 7, almost 8 years later and we are receiving a GT6 game that still has these crappy models? They say they improved on them, but i want to see it to believe it.
      And for the DLC, you receive a game with 900 ugly cars and 300 nice cars, but to get more you will have to pay more. And about the premium cars, some are just different versions of the same car, so you won't even get 300 unique cars. Game developers now days give us unfinished crapy games and update it later (or never) because they can. And stupid consumers accept it. GT4 didn't have that option, so they finished the game before we got it. I was not pleased with GT5, and it looks like they are just going to continue with this crap in GT6.

    • May. 19, 4:03am

      Not really sure what naïveté has to do with it…but yeah, stupid, that’s me all over…a fact proven by my wasting some more time to answer and possibly correct your rant.

      Those ‘PS2’ models were not ported directly, they had work done on them – okay, not the same amount as their more fortunate cousins, but they were not moved over ‘without any new textures or remodeling’.

      As for your concern about them being in GT6 still. I know you conceded that improvements have been made and that you are keen to see that for yourself – so why not wait until then instead of going off half-cocked?

      Lastly, if you don’t like the business model, then don’t buy – it is that simple. You really are basing so much of your blurt on conjecture.

    • May. 19, 3:41pm

      Sure someone “did some work” on the models, but the models are not at all meeting the quality standards set by pretty much all other race games on the PS3. And it’s still fact that the NFSMW models on PS2 are of higher detail than the GT5 standard cars on PS3. That’s just a shame to begin with. Now they announced that there will still be a difference between standard and premium cars in GT6. Yeah they might have improved, but they wouldn’t have made that statement if it wasn’t noticeable. The only conclusion you could take from that is that the quality of the models is still very low compared to pretty much every recent race game on PS3 since the level of detail of the car models in current race games is on par with premium cars in GT5. Premium cars in GT6 won’t be a lot more detailed since the console doesn’t allow for that.
      Anybody who is not blinded by Polyphony’s rose scented farts will conclude the same thing. It’s to bad so many people fall for that, this way they will continue serving us unfinished games with expensive DLC and in the end we will never get a quality game.
      I realy like GT games, but i will not buy any more unfinished crap, i made that mistake with GT5.

    • May. 20, 2:28pm

      Fair enough that you are making a stance by not buying the game – I do think it isn’t quite as black and white as you are implying though.

      No one knows how much the monthly DLC is going to cost, or if a season pass will be used for those who already know they’ll want it all. From reading between the lines it does seem to be more of a disc-space saving solution than money grabbing – but that is just my take on it. DLC for GT5 was more often than not free, with only a few packs that needed to be bought. If I am correct about the online tracks, then I should think they’ll be reasonably priced judging from past history.

      Other games producers do charge a lot, notably EA and that does need to change. PD though have a different rationale.

      I’ll wait until the game appears or a reveal of how the re-imaged standards will look before judging.

  25. May. 18, 3:44am

    i just hope the AI has a bit more ‘life’ to it in GT6. that’s the reason i went over to the ‘other’ console driving game.

    • May. 18, 3:52am

      also they need to sort out the game when running in 3D mode, the in-car view is borked. this is down to Kaz using a post processing 3D effect rather than actually coding the 3D into the game engine. i forget the name of the effect but this is why the white track lines etc don’t render properly as the software assumes brighter objects are closer and splits the parallex way too much causing massive ghosting.

  26. May. 18, 3:30am

    LFA “nurburgring edition” please, so i can beast in a all stock supercar room on stock street tires, and run a 7.14 (2nd place on the ring btw) non of that racing soft over here lol, and a 1997 volkswagon mk3 GTI vr6 please in premium would be nice mr KY?

  27. May. 18, 2:58am

    Thats is so true while the lambo and the alpine is nice and all I coulda picked two different cars to convert from standard to premium. lol. Like the volkswagon R32 and the Acura Integra type R 01.

  28. May. 18, 2:35am

    Well, I’m glad that there is a bit more clarification on the standard car debacle. I guess I could actually tolerate standard cars on this sequel considering they will supposedly have access to the features Premiums will have.

  29. May. 18, 2:33am

    There’s so many duplicates of GTRs and other cars in GT5 but if PD modelled 2 cars of the bunch id be happy for the rest to be Standard.

  30. May. 18, 2:17am

    Nice interview :)
    I love the fact Kaz said there’s going to be a DLC every month. Really hope that’s true :)

    • May. 18, 4:24am

      I’m not. After seeing what they had to offer us with GT5 dlc, I’m not so sure I want monthly dlc anymore.

  31. May. 18, 2:01am

    I’m hoping that the main focus of the upgraded standard cars is on textures – you can do wonders with just textures, taking your focus from the poly-count. It’d be nice if the increased the poly’s, too, though…

    It is disappointing to see standards return, but it looks like the line between standard and premium is much more blurred – for that I’m happy. I guess it’s a bit much to ask of PD to give the full premium treatment to 600 – 750 cars (obviously some aren’t returning), but even so…

    Now, there had BETTER be NO standards in GT7. I know it’s bit early to start talking about that, but it’s a serious issue.

    I’m still interested to know about the comments on new tracks. What do they mean by “new” locations? All-new to the series (Silverstone, Bathurst, etc.), or all new to GT5 (Seattle, etc.)? And does it mean REAL locations? It wouldn’t make sense to advertise “new to GT5” for an entirely new game, but who knows.

    Also, there isn’t any clarity on sounds, but this really isn’t a big issue to me. The physical feeling comes first to me, then visuals, then the sound. (Obviously smell and taste are out of the question… And I could REALLY care less about “smell-o-vision”, but I doubt this will ever happen. And it shouldn’t).

    No clarity on AI or A-Spec improvement either… But there’s still E3.

    I’m glad that PD and Kaz is more open – it shows that they are confident that they can get done what they say they will. It seemed Kaz would ramble about things he’d like to do for GT5, but wouldn’t be able to do in reasonable time, giving us vague answers and broken promises. I think GT is turning back around from GT5, but it’s definitely left an impact on the series as a whole.

    I think REALLY great things will be coming for us on the PS4 iterations on GT. Looking forward to the future.

  32. May. 18, 1:36am

    reporters then watch as Kaz buttons his stylish jacket…. and flies off INTO SPACE!


  33. May. 18, 1:31am

    Meh, the physics and gameplay is what matters the most that’s why this game will sell like crazy. And some of the premium cars look funny as opposed to their standard analog. You either are graphics and SFX whore, or a gamer. Most of us are gamers of course. I never even used Photomode, but I played GT5 and still do a lot.

  34. May. 18, 1:11am

    @TokoTurismo You claim to be the ultimate gt fan and you will play all day and agreeing with everybody that says something positive and giving +1s to people that says something you like, this is not facebook, if you love gt you have to give respect to your fellow gt players, you may not agree with some stuff they say but telling them to beat it is not respecting there opinion. One minute your loving kaz and thanking him and the next your telling one of his gt fans to beat it, and if you wanna be gt #1 fan then you gotta learn to take the good with the bad.

    • May. 18, 1:20am

      Well I haven’t claim to be a ultimate fan and loving Kaz!? o_O But I understand what you’re saying. Guess I’ll need more learning and respecting. :P

    • May. 18, 2:57am

      lol!!! TokoTurismo needs his own anime show. Or at least some hilarious short clips or something. This post right here would be a classic episode! Learning and respecting!!!

    • May. 18, 3:38am

      ^ Hahaha! Imagine that, I would love to create a show series like that. XD

      “Remember kids. You gotta *learn* to *respect* others.” :D Hahaha!

  35. May. 18, 1:03am

    Yea I was talking about the standard high beam toggle, would love the tag lights to work as well.

  36. May. 18, 12:51am

    I say the standard car hater haters (the ones that really hate the standard cars even when there improved), should just not get GT6 and BEAT IT! I’ll love for the new GT fans to replace you, they’ll be sooo much better and fun to have than having babies like YOU around!


  37. May. 18, 12:41am

    People still complaining about standard cars, give it a rest in fact just don’t get the game and shove off. Kaz said that majority of the “standard” cars will be able to use the visual upgrades, instant buy for me as I enjoyed GT5 entire garage. I just hope that those aero parts actually function for every car you apply them to. Now for interiors I’m guessing that those prototypes that had no finalized interiors still won’t have one for the game so I don’t expect it for such vehicles but the other “standard” cars better actually have the camera interior view and I better be able to see the hood and rear spoiler(if one is attached) from inside the car.
    I am happy that they are doing something with the cars as long as we don’t lose any, sorry but half the fun in GT5 was finding a car tuning it and being thoroughly surprised by it’s performance.
    Getting rid of cars for the sake of what exactly? Pointless argument, they are already there why remove them there are millions of players who drive anything and everything in GT5, never hurts to have options.
    Stoked that all cars will be able to use visual upgrades, finally the S7, Viper GTS-R and a few other can be tuned into race level type cars. I cannot wait to delve into GT6. I see opportunity to have even more fun, screw complaining about it. GT7 on PS4 they can have all same visual level cars but for GT6 let the holidays come quickly I want to play it regardless of the car visual level split. All about the joy behind the wheel friends and you can’t cry about things that you can’t change, accept it and move on. It’s not like Kaz wants those sub standard looking cars in there but why on earth would you remove such a bulk of cars when they are just as driveable as the rest of super pretty ones?
    Hell no PD doesn’t need fan input on which cars get premium treatment simply because catering to people that way is going to create problems, upgrade what cars they can get access to and move on. Fans can be annoying and requesting things that may not be possible or feasible. Just sort through your list and choose cars to best represent a manufacturer and check availability and then do it that way, screw voting and all that other stuff, waste of time. Save that for new cars not in the series(Koenigsegg, Ascari, Italdesign) and cars that should be brought back(Vector, Venturi, etc…). Missing and forgotten models of cars Jaguar XJ-R15, Lotus Elise GT-1. GT6 is close and from the sounds of it it’s already ahead of GT5, let’s forget about whining about things that will not change by release. We can play GT6 and whine to Kaz about what needs to be changed for GT7. Hope they don’t remove cars ever again.

  38. May. 18, 12:39am

    Kaz really has said enough FOR NOW. Great article! :TUP:

  39. May. 18, 12:30am

    Its going to be cool to see some of the people cars on gt6, since we are getting alot more options to customize, rims, livery, different body kits and wings, theres going to be alot of different looking cars on the track and not the same cars all looking the same with different colors and rims, everybody is going to really be able to show off their own taste.

    • May. 18, 12:45am
      drag lab 101

      vr6cas… That is something I look so forward to. I’m very excited about this feature myself as its one I love in a car game. I love designing decals and changing the car to fit my tastes as much as tuning and racing the cars. It’ll be so nice to start some car clubs and see all the different looks and personal touches each Gran Turismo user goes with. I’ve wished for this on Gran Tursimo myself for awhile.

    • May. 18, 4:31am

      Yeah it would add so much more value, i think i would even go as far as login online just to see what other users has created. As far a livery’s goes that’s one thing i admire about the Forza series.

    • May. 18, 6:03am
      drag lab 101

      I hear that Jay… I can’t tell you how often I get on Forza just to detail a car. It’ll be a much welcome feature for GT. I’ve wanted to paint my Nismo’s on GT forever now!
      I’d love to see a storefront style worked in where created decals ect can be sold or traded.
      I’d also like to see in terms of DLC.. The option to purchase single cars instead of forcing the whole pack on a user.

  40. May. 18, 12:22am

    I wonder if we will be able to toggle the high beams on and off?

    • May. 18, 12:32am

      You mean the lights? We can do that in GT5…no?

    • May. 18, 12:42am

      You mean in the Standards? I would be surprised, yet very pleased if you could. Who knows, it might be a possibility.

    • May. 18, 12:44am

      Fantastic question, VR6. Time is the only reason I can come up with. But we’ll see soon enough if the new standards get high and low beams and improved views from inside the cockpit. Important to remember that GT5 was initially released without cockpit views for the standards but were upgraded later.

  41. May. 18, 12:18am

    What about csr damage? Did they improve it? And hope the make some trucks premiums and the gnx buick premium and of course the veyron

    • May. 18, 12:52am

      When it comes to damage, all l ask for is wrecks to be found ablaze at trackside while the race continues. The survivor falling or leaping out of the carnage, possibly in a ball of fire, Ricky Bobby style, would be an added bonus as well as a teachable moment ;)

    • May. 18, 3:17am

      That shoukd be like a minigame or something lol. You have to try to put out the driver befors he gets crispy. You longer you take, the longer they wont behhb n

    • May. 18, 3:21am

      Wow! Sorry! My phone glitched out and autosubmited!
      Anyways, the longer they wont be able to drive the next race. Kinda like how in B Spec, drivers got tired aftsr races and it affected their future driving.

  42. May. 18, 12:16am

    Has anyone noticed during the presentation when kaz was speaking and he showed the pictures of the rim selection that two of the rims were turned sideways and if you look they were different sizes, one was realy wide the other was skinny, so i think we will get our staggerd look.

    • May. 18, 1:28am

      That woud be simply fantastic! Finally the ability to adjust the wheel size or even offset hopefully.

  43. May. 18, 12:15am

    I know this is totally off-topic but upon changing my Sound Settings I see that a lot of us are mistaken about Engine Sounds in GT5, I literally spent the last hour watching old Replays of mine in awe listening to sounds I never knew this game was capable of, even turned down the music to drink more of it in lol..

    I did notice that some vehicles’ Engine Notes were a little muffled (Nissan 370z in particular), and some of the Ferraris did share very identical sounds (especially with Upgraded Exhausts) one could argue that Ferraris in general have a certain note that sounds and feels almost exclusive to their Brand anyway, but in the Ferrari Exclusive Race Replay it was a little glaring when almost the Whole Field sounded the same..

    Either way nothing reminded me of a Vacuum after I changed my Settings to [Living Room//5.1] I’m angry and embarrassed that it took me this long to discover this..

    Though my sound gripe is (mostly) dead now it would be selfish for me to no longer be concerned about it, I hope Polyphony throws a little more consideration toward those who may not necessarily own Surround Sound Systems in future titles..

    • May. 18, 12:30am

      ha ha if only it were that easy, you could play GT5 in a movie theatre and the sound would still be terrible, the samples are garbage, if you’re fooled by bass and EQ on a sound system then i’d avoid making comments about it.

    • May. 18, 12:32am

      I own a very good sound system and it still doesnt compare to the real thing, yes some cars do sound better than others but there still not up to the standards of forza I shouldn’t have to change any settings to hear a better engine note, alot of the cars in gt5 sound hideous. Maybe 50 out of all the cars sound decent, if that.

    • May. 18, 12:40am

      The sound quality is not the issue, my friend. GT5 has outstanding sound quality like no other game. It’s the SOUND SAMPLES. So many cars having the wrong engine sound.

      Here’s an example. The E46 M3 shares the same sample with the E92 M3. No matter how loud you crank up the volume or how many thousands of dollars your 7.1 home theatre costs, the E46’s stock exhaust will still sound like a V8, when it shouldn’t.

      There are tons of examples I could mention, but I’m tired of doing so all the time.

    • May. 18, 12:46am

      Well 1st SlowIn, I changed the Game’s settings not my Sound System, and furthermore your System must not be as good as you tout because though my Whole House is Sony Bravia everything (which is higher end)–it isn’t even the best name out there if you have money to throw around, and yes some cars are off but the sounds are far from “hideous” I’m sitting here now watching replays and it sounds exactly as it would if I turned to a Live Race on Television..

      Forza doesn’t use realistic Engine Sounds, they use overly aggressive angry Engine Tones that sound great, but don’t fit in a Simulation, they have the Sound Sampling Restraint of Fast & Furious 5..

    • May. 18, 12:55am

      Lets just all agree they need to be improved.

  44. May. 18, 12:09am

    No mention of improved car damage?

    • May. 18, 12:45am

      It’s a Q&A session, they didn’t ask it so he didn’t reply to an unasked question. More info to be given at E3, Gamescom and TGS…sit tight good buddy, more will come in time.

  45. May. 18, 12:07am

    Why haven’t they asked about vehicle sounds,that is a crucial part of the game.

    • May. 18, 2:36am

      Its GTplanet your talking about.

      When have they ever asked a question we all wanted to know?

    • May. 18, 2:44am

      Bet it wasn’t GTplanet that asked the “standards” question.
      No one mentions sounds to Kaz so he doesn’t think there’s anything wrong either!
      Why don’t they say whilst at Silverstone, “Kaz why doesn’t that KTM or any other car racing around out there sound anything like it does in game? it really ruins it for those of us with EARS!”

  46. May. 17, 11:50pm

    I’m happy they fixed the bad graphics of the standard cars so they now can be used in the photomode, too bad theyre not all premiums though

  47. May. 17, 11:37pm
    Nissan Cima

    Looks like I’ll be skipping this Gran Turismo as well. Some of the standard car models date all the way back to GT3 which was released 12 YEARS AGO!!!!!! Let’s not forget that the massive amount of Japanese duplicate cars still remain. They need to just get rid of standard cars in general.

    • May. 17, 11:59pm

      By the looks of your comment you already played the game.

    • May. 18, 12:12am

      The models have been around for a while, yes – but the cars have been improved since GT3…

    • May. 18, 12:25am

      From what we can piece together, a Standard car in GT6 may be able to stand next to a Premium without much of a glaring difference, maybe tinted windows (since the interior will not be incorporated) but if we are able to apply the same upgrades and accessories to each, and the term Standard won’t be used, I’m thinking they won’t be so bad this time around.. Even in GT5 they look much better than they did in GT3, I’m playing GT5 looking at a replay of a Cerbera Speed 12 now as I type/text this, even though its Standard there is no way this would have been rendered in GT3..

    • May. 18, 12:51am

      Those cars came from GT4 not GT3, in fact GT4 is basically where all the standards came from that and GT PSP. There are car from GT3 that didn’t even appear again like the Lister Storm street car, there is only the Race car in GT4 and 5. Many cars in GT5 looked bad because their textures were low resolution and weren’t updated to higher levels of detail so they wouldn’t look so bad especially when painted in lighter colors, jaggies in the wells and along sloping lines of the car were the most common ugly sight. Also the standard cars brake discs never glowed from hard braking, this could change in GT6 to match the slight upgrade to the texture maps and possibly slightly increased polygon count to fill in gap areas which look really bad.
      Heck I want to see a standard car in GT6 now, I want to see one of the ugly models like the Subaru Legacy GT 3.0.

  48. May. 17, 11:29pm

    Some good questions and pleasing answers for a short interview, actually restores some positivity for me. My one and only forever lingering request will be in regards to sound improvement. Wish that question could have slipped in there somewhere!

    • May. 18, 12:06am

      I really wish you’d change your name, Louis. It drives me to places I REALLY want to be ;)

      LOL… no homo

  49. May. 17, 11:19pm

    I wish they would just get rid of standard cars completely.

    • May. 17, 11:21pm

      They might do that in GT7.

  50. May. 17, 11:04pm

    I think I understand how the standard cars are going to work in GT6. Kaz said that all of the cars from GT5 will be retained in GT6. Most likely, he has heard the complaints about too many MX-5s, 3000GTs, Civics, Skylines, etc… Hopefully, he made at least one of each generation of those cars premium, while leaving all the duplicates as standard. So for example,
    -There should be one premium EG & EK Civic.
    -One premium FC & FD RX-7 (& hopefully an FB!)
    -One premium R30, R31, R32, R33, & R34 Skyline.
    I think you get my point.

    • May. 17, 11:08pm
      Tenacious D

      I think this is most likely what they will do. They know what the fans love and what the car makers want, so they should give us a good roster of Premiums. With the Countach made Premium, this bodes well for the Saleen S7, Spirra, Veyron and many other high performance cars. I’m looking forward to race modding all of them I can.

    • May. 17, 11:52pm

      I also understand how certain cars might be difficult to convert to premium models. Take the Dome Zero for example. Isn’t there only one in existance? I can assure you that getting an interior view of this car is probably damn near impossible. So that may remain standard in GT6

    • May. 18, 12:09am

      Wasn’t all the cars supposedly lazer scanned?

    • May. 18, 12:33am

      I always figured that if they could render at least one version of those Clones in Premium, they could just Copy that Model and change the Badge and/or Performance etc and have each one Premium..

      Say they had One Premium R34, and copied it repeatedly and applied the different details that seperates each R34 (Special Color, Badge, Hood Scoop, Decal, etc), they’d have every R34 Premium.. Guess it wouldn’t be that simple..

  51. May. 17, 11:02pm

    It’s fine that they don’t have the time and resources to make all the 1200 cars premium, but what I don’t get is who decides what becomes premium and what remains standard? There are like 25 different premium Skyline GTRs in GT5, yet the ONLY Bugatti Veryron is a standard car?! WTF?

    And, for a long time playing the game, I didn’t even know the Jaguar XF was in GT5. Then one day I noticed it in the used car section and was shocked that they had taken the time to license and scan this new car and yet it was a standard one!

    • May. 17, 11:04pm

      yeah, can’t they let fans decide what cars to be made as premium? through online voting…

    • May. 17, 11:12pm

      There’s alot of cars in the game that were new to gt5 and you would’ve thought would’ve been premium, like the veyron and the jag xf, the others are the Audi r8 lms race car, but what happened was they ran out of time and these cars that were planned to be premium had to be put to standard, cos the game just had to be released, Sony didn’t want any more delays

    • May. 17, 11:31pm

      I don’t think that an online vote would be a particularly good idea – too many opportunities for a slew of bogus votes to swing the result around to suit any particular interest group’s wishes.

      Possibly if GT6 was to be released with a code in the box, which each owner could then use in an online vote for a future vehicle line up decision – but that would be a headache and take far too long.

      See how it pans out in GT6 first. It’s their game and they have always done a fine job of making so many cars available, I trust them to continue to do a good job.

  52. May. 17, 10:56pm

    I’m excited to play a new GT game. Plain and simple. Is that not the reason we are all here? I want to see the next step this franchise makes and I want to take part in it.
    Race the cars you want.
    Stop complaining about premium or standard. To say you won’t buy the game because of that reason is equal to cutting up your license (real life) because you don’t like how the others cars on the road look. Learn to appreciate things instead of finding faults.

    • May. 18, 1:48am

      This gt will be the best yet!! Online play will have so many more options

    • May. 18, 2:14am

      I have to disagree. I most likely may be getting the game, but I don’t blame people for not buying it because of inconsistencies.

  53. May. 17, 10:49pm

    “Both are technically possible, and we might be preparing it (laughs)”

    I hate answers like these lol

    • May. 17, 10:56pm
      Pit Crew

      Better question is which 2 of the three options in those questions was Kaz saying was possible.

    • May. 17, 11:16pm

      More (quite a lot apparently) custom body kits and ways to “personalise” your cars has been announced already, I think he knows it’s what people want with regards to engine swaps etc. so I hope he will pull through.

      I hate that answer but there is some hope behind it.

  54. May. 17, 10:44pm
    Pit Crew

    Funny the Porsche question didn’t come up. Oh well…

    • May. 17, 11:07pm

      It’s actually sad that a giant of the automotive group such as Porsche (who single-handedly define sports cars) are ignored and not even mentioned. It would be good of Kaz (an auto enthusiast) to at least acknowledge the fact and explain if PD/Sony have made any attempts to have Porsche in future GT games. I’m just not buying the “others own the license” and we can’t afford it excuse.

    • May. 17, 11:14pm

      Well you should buy it, cos its a valid excuse

    • May. 17, 11:17pm


      An angry porsche fanboy! Throw food at him!

    • May. 18, 12:29am


      Yeah, just like how there’s no other company makes an American Football Madden game except for EA.

      EA has the license, plain and simple. If you refuse to accept that fact, then you can just go away with your conspiracy theories.

      On the flip side, RUF has gained a lot of recognition through the Gran Turismo games. GT has been more than just a video game. GT made it possible for cars and car companies to transcend regions even.

  55. May. 17, 10:37pm

    The only thing I’m worried about gt6 is I hope the game won’t use up massive hard drive space for my 80 gb ps3. Lol, I’m still going to buy it no matter what.

    • May. 17, 10:47pm

      Hmmm. Maybe if you’re not returning back to GT5, theres always deleting its updates which takes up a lot of gigs. That’s what I’m planning to do once I get GT6, since I won’t return to GT5. :)

    • May. 17, 10:52pm

      I agree as I have about 9 GB left on my 80 GB PS3. I was planning to purchase the PS4, but as GT6 and GTA V will both be on the PS3, I may just upgrade the HDD with a larger, faster, more efficient SSD.

    • May. 17, 10:52pm

      I still have like 60gb out of my 160gb Slim. I’ll try not to download more stuff from the PSN until GT6 is out. still, I don’t think it would use more than 10gb.

    • May. 17, 11:35pm

      After my savegame got corrupted, I didn’t bother with doing the pre-install second time around and in truth, it hardly made any difference – so I saved myself 10Gb straight away :)

    • May. 17, 11:59pm

      I never did the pre-install either. Never felt that I needed it. however, all the updates really put a huge weight on the game file.

    • May. 18, 12:02am

      It’s not that big a deal, just delete game data and you’ll regain Gigs of space. GT5 takes up 11 GB as of the final update a few weeks back, so if you don’t plan on playing it in depth you can delete that game data. I’ll probably never play GT5 again after purchasing GT6, but I will keep the game though.

  56. May. 17, 10:31pm

    as long as every car is available as soon as you have the level to unlock it i’m fine with the standard cars, the thing i hated about the standard cars the most is that they were in different menu that could only access like 30 cars a day

    • May. 18, 12:44am

      That’s a good point. They should make a used section in every manufacturer. Kind of like they did in old GT’s so all cars are available. They could only toggle the mileage, price and color.

  57. May. 17, 10:31pm

    I will buy GT6 after play demo because I was care about both “Standard/Premium” cars for drive around track in my option as I like them, but there are still too many copies to pick as favorite like Skyline GTR and Miata.

  58. May. 17, 10:30pm

    Anyone know what that car in the blueprint looking picture is? Veryon? Bentley?

    • May. 17, 10:37pm

      Guessing the TZ3, since it says so on the center console…

    • May. 17, 10:47pm

      alfa romeo, the whole presentation is on youtube, they showed it with texture also, i think its the one they use in the trailer in slow mo

    • May. 17, 11:54pm

      I think it was the 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish.

    • May. 18, 12:02am

      My bad, it is the Alfa I thought u meant the 15th anniversary picture with the blue cover over the car. That car is the 2013 Aston Martin Vanquish.

    • May. 18, 12:05am

      Dude, it says “TZ3 Stradale” in the center console. So it MIGHT be the Alfa XD.

  59. May. 17, 10:18pm

    they just can’t make them all premium cars. By gt8 all cars will be premium and after that it should be a lot easier to add premium cars because their will be no looking back just moving forward. and atleast the standard cars for gt6 don’t look as ugly. Now about those sounds? Yeah lets beat the dead already beaten horse.

    • May. 17, 10:23pm

      Nobody is asking from them to make them all premium. They should just ditch 500 useless clones.

    • May. 17, 10:25pm

      Nope don’t agree there chad, I’d much rather have them in the game than not at all, there’s alot of good cars that are standard, and I wouldn’t want them to not be in gt6

    • May. 17, 11:37pm

      The variants are important to the Japanese tuner fans…

  60. May. 17, 10:14pm

    Dissipointed about standard cars but honestly i wasn’t expecting 1200 premium cars either. Im glad there polishing them up to a higher standard and will be more tollerable fo rme to drive. :)

    Hopefully they chose to make more desired cars premium instead of less wanted cars…. like a prius…

    Why make a prius premium when i know for a fact there are a lot of people who would want like a premium Veyron or R92cp.

    • May. 17, 10:18pm

      Because car manufacturers demand that. They want current daily drive models there to serve as advertising for them.

    • May. 17, 10:34pm

      yeah… Im going to freak out though if theres no premium 7th generation celica in the game though. :)

    • May. 18, 12:59am

      I like occasionally racing oddball cars. It provides a nice break between the Lambos and Ferraris.

  61. May. 17, 10:13pm

    Will the AI still be a funeral procesion?

    • May. 17, 10:14pm

      *funerary procession

    • May. 17, 10:58pm
      Tenacious D

      I haven’t played a racing game yet with awesome A.I., so probably.

    • May. 18, 12:09am

      HAHA!! This really made my day!

      That half baked hideous thing called Shift was a torture to play, but it had really nice A.I actually. Very unpredictable and very aggressive. It felt almost alive. But the rest of the game sucked in epic proportions unfortunately.

  62. May. 17, 10:09pm

    I hope they make the Peugeot 106 premium :) and maybe add the 306

  63. May. 17, 10:07pm

    Yet, nobody asked about the sounds, and if they will ever pay money to get a sub-license for Porsche from EA, just like the T10 guys did. As usual with this guy, the answers are vague when it comes to important stuff and obvious when it comes to irrelevant or already known stuff.

    • May. 17, 10:59pm
      Tenacious D

      There are three big expos he needs to keep interesting: E3, Gamescom, and Tokyo Game Show.

  64. May. 17, 10:07pm

    On the one hand, I understand the disdain for the Standard cars in general. On the other hand, I understand the realities of time and that there are basically two options when it comes to Standard cars – either cut those cars out completely, or keep them in as Standard cars. How anyone could come to the conclusion that the former is preferable to the latter is absolutely beyond me.

    • May. 17, 10:09pm

      It is just amazing how they insist on keeping sub-par cars in the game.

    • May. 17, 11:20pm

      ChadEsposito, most people disagree with you, in that no cars is better than some lower quality cars. Most people want those cars to be kept in the game. More is better than less.

  65. May. 17, 10:04pm

    I see a few people are showing strong concerns regarding standard cars being in the game, I just wanna share my thoughts on this. I agree with people about standard cars… if it was my decision they should be taken out. However, to be objective about this we have to look on the other side of the coin. Non of us probably don’t know the true reason why they put standard cars in the first place but I think they put them in simply to give us more cars to use since as though there was only around 200 premium cars or so at the time. A thing that I noticed whilst playing GT5 is that I only recall having to use standard cars an handful of times during the campaign, so for the most part you can avoid using them. The only problem I have with them is that it ruins the immersion a bit when you see em on the track whilst racing. As GT6 will have 200ish more cars which are very likely to all be premium giving us 800 standard and 400 premium cars… theres nothing to complain about really. 400+ premium cars is pretty damn awesome, remember with GT3 when we had to ‘make do’ with a grand total of 190 cars or so? and that game has sold over 15 million i believe.

    • May. 17, 10:15pm

      Look, anybody complaining about standard cars is being a spoiled little brat.

      What PD could do is not include them at all. Then we would miss out on 800 cars, tons of which are unique to the series and have given us countless hours of enjoyment. And for the people who think they should convert them all, it would be nice but that’s unreasonable to expect. 1200 cars is a ridiculous amount to expect them to model. Look at how much detail’s in the premiums. Forza 4 did enhanced detail cars like that, but there’s only 30 of them for autovista, GT6 will have 400 at least.

      If GT6 released with 400 premiums, and then offered the 800 standards as DLC, for maybe 10-15 bucks, I think you would be crazy not to buy them. Instead, we’re getting them for free. That’s the way to look at it.

      The real question is though is whether there will be GLARING omissions like last time. cough VEYRON cough

    • May. 17, 10:26pm

      +1 TomBrady, totally agree with you

    • May. 18, 12:00am

      I agree with you Tom 100%.

    • May. 18, 12:34am

      The way I see it, Tom, is that there’s a lot of man hours being spent on upgrading the standard models to GT6 specs. Concentrating on the exteriors… remember the “premium” GT-R concept car has no premium interior view. I think it more feasible for the rest of the cars to get the same treatment. I can imagine the interiors being more difficult.

  66. May. 17, 10:02pm

    I wish GTPlanet had a like button lol

    • May. 17, 10:14pm

      They do! It should be in the upper right just next to the top of the article, if not it’s likely your ad blocker is hiding it.

    • May. 17, 10:28pm

      I agree with you 100%

  67. May. 17, 10:01pm

    sounds, AI… what about these VERY important question, Jordan???

    • May. 17, 10:37pm
      Pit Crew

      Jordan wasn’t the only journalist asking questions

  68. May. 17, 9:48pm

    Like the majority here, I think that was a good interview, or at least the answers and how they were less ambiguous gives a lot of hope.

    I can relax now aknowing a lot of these things and hopefully those who shot off the mark yesterday before knowing anything more fully about the game will also be satisfied enough until E3 and then the demo.

    Unlike many (apparently), I enjoyed GT5 – warts and all – so I am even happier now about the prospect of GT6. PD seem to have really thought about how to get around the problem areas and come through with the goods.

  69. May. 17, 9:46pm

    Thank you Kaz and PD :) I look forward to buying your product.

  70. May. 17, 9:42pm

    Wow straight-forward questions AND straight-forward answers!
    That’s the most revealing interview with Kaz yet.

    Then there’s this:
    “Both are technically possible, and we might be preparing it (laughs).”
    That’s the same thing he said a few years ago about bringing old GT tracks into GT5. “Oh, I didn’t realize people wanted that, yes, it’s possible”. Something along those lines.

    Anyway, good stuff. I’m surprised he said modelling dampers is the most challenging aspect of the physics.

  71. May. 17, 9:24pm

    I don’t know what you guys are whining about. I think, for once, he gave clear, precise and easy to understand answers. U might also add that I was very pleased with them.
    I will be buying GT6 because I believe all hard work should be rewarded. It may not be the game I want (not being a PS4 game), but it’s still something they’ve worked hard to create and make enjoyable. While we all want to see standard cars phased out, it’s downright silly to have believed they could “premiumize” all standard cars. There’s just too many of them.
    While they’ve been taking the beaten path lately, it’s promising to see they have their heads pointed in the right direction still. They want the game to grow and mature, and they have the ability to make that happen. We must begin preparing our bodies for Gran Turismo on PS4.

    • May. 17, 9:26pm


    • May. 17, 9:27pm

      I* might also add.

  72. May. 17, 9:23pm

    i would say all 1,200 cars should be premium models by gran turismo 9

    • May. 17, 9:49pm

      Well, it’ll be more like 2,500 cars by then…

    • May. 17, 10:06pm

      I think I’ll pass on that. You can keep 17 of those 25 MX-5s standard I wouldn’t miss them. You can keep 20 of those 29 Skylines standard again I wouldn’t miss them. You can keep………

    • May. 17, 11:05pm

      We will have around 1500 new premium cars but we will till be carrying around the 800 oldies.

      Those 800 cars are here to stay. I would honestly miss them if they were gone.

  73. May. 17, 9:14pm

    at least not all cars r gonna be standerd…..like kazunori said that some standerd cars were from gt5 are gonna be premium right?

    • May. 17, 9:28pm

      Well the Alpine and the Countach are examples of that upgrade

    • May. 17, 9:51pm

      That’s my take on it too – if they are indeed examples of ‘cleaned up standards’ then there should be no more cause for complaint.

  74. May. 17, 9:12pm

    Why buy GT6 when its the same old thing….. more premium cars and bam, here’s GT6 ?…… Look PD…. I will not buy a game to have to be buying the good Tracks that was left out…… NEW Cars on the other hand are understandable….. Spending a lot of time to make driver aids better……Really, what a waste lol……….. FOCUS ON THE RACING, AND THE REALISM

    Might be the first GT game I will not buy if the Racing, Realism, and AI doesn’t improve A LOT……. I know I’m not the only one that feels this way

    • May. 17, 9:17pm

      Another whiny baby

    • May. 17, 9:20pm

      Look, airhead. You haven’t played the game. Have you played the game and felt the physics? No. Have you even seen the game in person? No. Shut up and get out of here already.

    • May. 17, 9:21pm

      +1 rumbalumba

    • May. 17, 9:22pm

      Still a game dude not a true simulator!

    • May. 17, 9:27pm

      that’s a load of crap ur giving cause u gotta inprove driving aids for one,and u cant just focus on raceing and realalism,(if this was what u meant) gt5’s nature out of track surroundings were crap. and the shadows

    • May. 17, 10:04pm

      Well since you’re leaving, I can’t wait for a new GT fan to replace you! Don’t the door hit you on your way out. Ta taaaaa.

    • May. 17, 10:09pm

      well said Toko good by see ya…

    • May. 17, 10:56pm

      I’m with u man on the driving aids and the realism. I’ve said this before if you don’t know how to drive without driving aids go back to your need for speed stuff and leave us to our “racing simulator”. As for the realism, some of us would actually like a racing sim so we can have the feel of a Ferrari or a race car without going out and buying one. Some people complain about the shadows and the off track surroundings, it’s a racing game not a nature walk. I thought the graphics in GT5 were alright it was the realism i was concerned about, I just want more realism that’s all.

    • May. 17, 11:07pm

      Don’t ruin our moment.

  75. May. 17, 9:04pm

    I’m disappointed about the “standard” cars still being featured. Hopefully when it comes out on PS4 GT6 will show it’s full potential of change.

    • May. 17, 9:07pm

      Or……they skip GT6 being ported over to PS4 & start from scratch again – GT7. More delays as ususal…..

    • May. 17, 10:06pm

      I want GT7 on PS4 to have lots of delays, I’ll be playing GT6 forever! :D

  76. May. 17, 8:58pm

    Love how he always gives such ambiguous crap for answers. I know he doesn’t speak english but come on man. This is getting old. I suppose it could be worse, he could sound like a totally full of sh** used car salesman like Dan greenwalt LOL

    • May. 17, 9:06pm

      He never promises every requests from it’s loyal fans right?

    • May. 17, 9:44pm

      In what way did he give “ambiguous crap for answers”?
      He didn’t evade the questions here as much as he often does. I’m surprised he changed his tune and actually gave us some info.

    • May. 17, 9:54pm

      They seemed pretty straightforward answers to me – one or two that could be interpreted several ways but the majority were to the point.

  77. May. 17, 8:58pm

    Standards cars on GT6 = not buying

    • May. 17, 9:08pm

      Don’t then, whiny babies like you won’t be missed on it

    • May. 17, 9:18pm

      Goodbye, no one’s gonna miss you anyway.

    • May. 17, 9:58pm

      GOOD, BYE THAN. I hope a new GT fan replaces you…

    • May. 17, 10:07pm

      LOL I’m glad, I’d rather not race with morons anyways.

    • May. 17, 10:43pm

      Did you actually think that there would be 1200 fully premiumized cars on the PS3 version? Wow… people nowadays lol.

    • May. 17, 10:49pm

      Exactly Taco, some people on here are so brain dead that they think 800 cars can be turned into premiums in 3 years along with all the other things that needed to be done for the game!

  78. May. 17, 8:58pm

    Good for them! They are trying to make a really good game, just looking at the alpine and Lamborghini, means that they are trying there best to make more premium cars. Good work PD and Kaz!!! I can’t wait to play GT6

    • May. 17, 9:16pm

      ur the only one so far that I c who’s not cursing Kaz and him still having standard cars in the game

    • May. 17, 9:38pm

      Why would I, I’m a fan of GT, Kaz has worked hard on the game, at least he’s being honest about standard cars

    • May. 17, 10:00pm

      ^ Agreed. :) Really puts a smile on my face as well. :D

  79. May. 17, 8:56pm

    “Once players have played it all out and enjoyed themselves on the PS3, then the PS4 version might come out naturally around that time (laughs). Focus on enjoying the PS3 version.”

    After reading this I’ll be very surprised if GT on PS4 comes out any time before 2015. So much for GT being a launch game on the PS4. :-(

    • May. 17, 9:22pm

      It was never going to be – have you been asleep for these past few months of discussion?

    • May. 17, 10:01pm

      ^ Excatly, and I’m glad GT6 isn’t as well. :)

  80. May. 17, 8:52pm

    Loved the answer for the engine swaps & livery editor. Although it would’ve been better to ask why they were absent in GT5.

  81. May. 17, 8:41pm

    It seems Kaz and his team did a lot of work since GT5 has been launched. Most of the fans’ concerns have been addressed with even more surprises to come. This time they seem to have dealt with the “standard cars issue” as it should. Whiners will complain as usual about some cars not being premium; but is it honestly humanly possible to completely re-modelize all the 800 standard car from GT5? And is it a big deal compared to all the new things they have in store for us? (New physics, enhanced graphics…)
    I was really disappointed by GT5; but I’m all the more enthusiastic about GT6. Can’t wait for their next demo!

  82. May. 17, 8:39pm

    Alrighty then! Next stop, GT6! You guys did not disappoint in your questions and Kaz did not beat around the bush. Very good information. Just as l expected. GT6 is going to be an improved GT5. I can do this for the next 3 years.

    ‘… new DLC every month…? I’m going to hold you, Kaz, and PD to this. Don’t let us down ;)

    • May. 17, 9:26pm

      Agreed there. One of the better Q&As about this series and there seems to be a fair amount to be excited about in GT6.

    • May. 17, 10:10pm

      I’m already going to put money on the fact that it won’t be every month DLC, and even if it is, it won’t last as long as they say it will. Like usual, they won’t give a definite answer so that way they don’t have to do what they say. Just like the DLC for GT5, they’d didn’t come even close to what they originally said. That’s the way of PD sadly

    • May. 17, 11:49pm

      Whilst I don’t agree, I do understand in light of what happened with GT5’s DLC promises – I just don’t think it was a precedent.

      I am interested in knowing for how long the monthly DLC is intended to run – one year, two…I suppose that all depends on the popularity of the DLC roll-out.

  83. May. 17, 8:38pm

    Awesome, better looking standard cars with more customizable options. Thanks for the information Kaz! And now my excitement for GT6 has increased.

  84. May. 17, 8:38pm

    Standard cars, shouldn’d be in first place! They should choose the most representative models that they have license and make them Premium, and that’s all…

    • May. 17, 8:48pm

      You don’t have to use the standard models, GT911. Try to remember, GT is encyclopedic by nature. A very important part of GT is historic information. Something very important to me and many others. Also, GT5
      has more Premium models than any other driver out there. GT6 will surely add more.

    • May. 17, 8:59pm

      ^ +1 I agree so much with you infamousphil. :)

    • May. 17, 9:38pm

      As the guys have said, you’ll have more than enough ‘premiums’ to play the game and the rest are just extra icing for the completists as well as those who like particular cars.

      I’m sure you don’t want myself or anyone else telling you how to play the game – well I’m equally sure those who have no problem with the old standards will appreciate the same courtesy – after all, they like the option to use these cars in the way they want.

      Without these cars only makes the ‘premium only’ club happy. Having both types in makes everyone happy, as there are enough cars in the game that you don’t have to use a ‘standard’ if you don’t want to.

      I’m happy that a number of them have received visual upgrading and that we can use them in photo travel now – I never could understand why that was not possible in GT5. Happy chap :)

  85. May. 17, 8:34pm

    I’m happy the standard cars will equal with the premium cars, such as there given more modification, using them in photomode. :) Plus there updated as well, but Kaz was really honest about them. Thank you Kaz and PD, I knew you can do it. :D

    Even more excited for GT6 now! XD

    • May. 17, 8:39pm

      You and me both Toko! XD

    • May. 17, 8:39pm

      Oh, and if you’re reading this Kaz and PD. Thank you for fulfilling my dreams in GT6. I’ll aways support you to the very end. :) Happy 15th Anniversay of Gran Turismo. Cheers

    • May. 17, 8:40pm

      Agreed RandomCarGuy17, haha! Cheers brother. :)

    • May. 17, 8:45pm

      You’re right there!

      This was honestly more than I expected. I didn’t think converting all Standards would be possible, but hearing that they did sort it out by making them fully functional as Premiums and possibly given them some graphical love, makes me want this game NOW!

      And don’t forget that we still don’t know how many of those Standards were given the full Premium treatment. The Lambo and the Alpine are a witness of that. I just know they are not the only ones.

      There is only one thing I’m pissed about. That we’re still in May…

    • May. 17, 8:56pm

      You’re absolutely right Husky. I’m really proud of Kaz and PD, they’re everything they can to make us happy, and I thank them for that. :) It almost feels like there won’t be Premium/Standard sides anymore, but instead all cars are equal with each other now, meaning there “cars”. :D GT6 at day 1! :tup:

      I want time to go fast and the months to pass fast, I want GT6 now!!! XD hahaha.

  86. May. 17, 8:32pm

    Really nice interview!! Thanks.

  87. May. 17, 8:30pm

    I really don’t understand some design choices. Again, car models with different quality (althought same funcionality). This year we’re moving into PS4 and PD keeps using PS2 models, cars without cockpits… Since team is small, why not to outsource car modelling? GT series are very profitable and they could do such “investiment”. Sure I buy GT6 in first day, but with some sour taste in my mouth…

    • May. 17, 8:59pm

      I feel you, Ramosis. But there’s no need to be sour. Try to keep in mind, GT is way ahead of every other driver out there, as a whole. I dig modeling enough to volunteer some time with PD’s developement work. But the cost for keeping the staff happy to work hard and napping under their desks ain’t cheap.

  88. May. 17, 8:25pm

    Standard Cars are laid to rest (for the most part) and that is very pleasing, a lot of them weren’t terrible looking, and apparently the worst of them were the ones they targeted for upgrading, I’m pleased that their functionality will match all the other cars.. And I hope my Precious Toyota Supra made the cut *crosses fingers*

    • May. 17, 8:41pm

      I’ll eat an old Sixasis controller I have if the Supra isn’t Premium now XD

      My guess on Primiumized standards:

      -Toyota Supra MK IV
      -Toyota Sprinter Trueno
      -BMW 2002 Turbo
      -BMW M3 E46
      -At least one old Corvette (hopefully the C4 GS or ZR1 *cross fingers)
      -Jaguar E-Type
      -Bugatti Veyron (or I bet there will be a new Premium Veyron like the Super Sport)
      -Ford GT40
      -Chaparral (either)
      -Ruf (At least the sexy BTR or the Yellowbird. Although I feel there will be new Premium Ruf models)

      Those are just a few I feel they are Premium now. Oh! And don’t forget a Dodge Ram, PD! That’s an icon in Gran Turismo for being the most random vehicle choice ever. But it has to be an old 2004 1500 Hemi Quad Cab. If not it doesn’t count XD

    • May. 17, 8:47pm

      @HuskyGT Don’t forget about the 22B STI! GT5 didn’t have enough Subie love!

    • May. 17, 10:14pm

      Along with the 22B, they should “Premiumize” the old Impreza Rally Car too.

  89. May. 17, 8:25pm

    *Hopes that the Lexus GS300, Lexus SC430, Supra, Honda Fit, and BMW M3 ’04 are more like full premiums*

    • May. 17, 8:31pm

      You can bet on the Supra RZ and the M3 at least. I just know those had to be turned into Premiums.Those two are the most wanted Premiums since GT5 was released.

      Even though I’m not really into the JDM thing, the Sprinter Trueno is another car that deserved to be Premium. The Veyron, the Mercedes 190E, a street Zonda perhaps (although I feel we’ll be seeing the Huyara).

      Can’t wait to see how the standards have been given some love. If they can now be used in Photo Mode and also be tuned, that means they certainly look better than before.

    • May. 17, 9:03pm

      +1… Some of those standard upgrade choices are obvious.

    • May. 18, 5:36pm


      Yeah, I forgot about those cars. I wasn’t thinking clearly when I typed that. lol

  90. May. 17, 8:24pm

    I think the fact they were honest about the standard cars, actually makes this more acceptable. Sure I would’ve liked no standards, but considering this is the PS3, I’m fine updated standards, and the fact I can now use them in photomode makes it all that bit sweeter.

    Thanks PD for being honest. ^_^

  91. May. 17, 8:22pm

    Not surprised standards are in. It defied common sense to say there wouldn’t be any.

  92. May. 17, 8:20pm

    Some answers are not so good. Oh well, why instead of having all those standards…nah…why ask if I am not going to get a proper answer…

    Same sounds and standards again. Hope to see this for the last time.

    Game looks better, physics which worries me a lot are looking incredible, lot of cars to try, lots of great tracks, hopefully livery editor and customization, track editor revamped. It will be good.

    Sad for those couple of bad things that the game needs to get rid of.

  93. May. 17, 8:18pm

    This comment was for FerrariDude:

    See I put a commnent!

    And I want to hear more about GT6!

  94. May. 17, 8:16pm

    You forgot the ask him this question:

    1. Did you guys improve the engine sound of all vehicles in GT6?

    Guess not right?

    • May. 17, 8:16pm


  95. May. 17, 8:15pm
    GT5 Level 41

    Been nice if they asked about specific tracks, especially the old ones.

  96. May. 17, 8:15pm

    Fantastic news on the standard car topic, they may not look as great, but ALL cars now have the same functionality, that’s enough to satisfy a LOT of people i hope!


    • May. 17, 8:17pm

      Yeah, end Standard segregation! :D

  97. May. 17, 8:15pm

    Very nice. I’m sad about the standards, but his answer gives me hope that I was right. There will be a couple of standards that we love that are now Premiums, and the other standards must look much better now.

    Yes, I’m sad, but at the same time I’m happy that we cleared this out now and we don’t have to live with the doubts for months. I’m impressed Mr. Yamauchi on how fast you’re doing all this. Thank you for your answers!

    Can’t wait for it!!!

    • May. 17, 8:43pm

      I think that he made at least 1 of each car premium, but left all the other cars that had minor differences such as skylines, mx-5s, Imprezas, 3000GTs, etc.. as standard. This really boosts my hopes for a Premium 22B STI!

  98. May. 17, 8:14pm

    I think the questions asked were good. I can’t wait for that gt6 demo.

  99. May. 17, 8:12pm

    Wow thank you so much and I thank you Kaz to for giving real answers. not trying to be rude but its been a while since kaz has given straight answers not all hazzy a few were but i like whats been going on here lately. lots of info, straight answers this is amazing

    • May. 17, 8:17pm

      I know, right? It hasn’t been a week since the announcement and they already gave a date for a demo and Yamauchi San gave us so many straight answers already.

  100. May. 17, 8:08pm

    Last question was great, the answer was terrible, though.

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