Gran Turismo 6, set to launch on the Playstation 3 from the 6th December 2013 is set to contain a compendium of tracks from many localities around the world. Been thinking that there hasn’t been enough Aussie representation in the series so far? Polyphony Digital and Sony Computer Entertainment have announced that they will be including the famous Bathurst circuit in the title – for the first time in Gran Turismo history.
Mount Panorama Motor Racing Circuit, Bathurst, to give it its full name, is the home of motorsport in Australia. Located in New South Wales, it has a rich motorsport history – the first race held there was the 1938 Australian Grand Prix and it now hosts the Bathurst 12 Hour and the Bathurst 1000 races amongst others. The challenging circuit is 6.213km long with surprisingly steep inclines, a twisty, narrow section across the top of the mountain which proves difficult to master even for the very best racing drivers, and very little run off area to allow for mistakes (and its list of victim’s isn’t empty). Gran Turismo 6 will bring Bathurst to life in living rooms around the world. With Polyphony Digital’s legendary attention to detail when recreating a location, and next generation technology making the 3D model rendering better than ever, the result is a virtual carbon-copy of the Bathurst track, which will make the gaming experience truly absorbing for all who experience it. Kazunori Yamauchi | Gran Turismo creator and President of Polyphony Digital Inc
We are very pleased to be able to include Bathurst in our expanded selection of race tracks available in Gran Turismo 6. Since its inception 15 years ago, Gran Turismo has listened to fan feedback and added extra features so that we now offer 1200 cars and 33 circuits from all across the world. It seems only right that the legendary Mount Panorama circuit is included as fans will now have a chance to drive one of the toughest tracks out there. Described by some as Australia’s very own Nürburgring, this is a formidable track that will provide an exciting new challenge for PlayStation gamers.
Attending the EB Games Expo 2013 between tomorrow and Sunday? You can be the one of the first in the world to try this track with the SCE booth to feature the game with the track. After all…. while not everyone will get to sit in a race car and run the track at full speed…. you certainly can with a video game.