Development studio Polyphony Digital alongside publisher Sony Computer Entertainment have today announced the launch of a new update for Gran Turismo 6 just in time for the Christmas break. Included in the update are two new Red Bull cars and the Red Bull X Challenge, an innovative collaboration with Infiniti Red Bull Racing that includes 2013 Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel mentoring players in the art of driving an authentic formula car.
Players can now select two of the four new Red Bull card – the ‘Red Bull Racing Kart’ and the ‘Red Bull X2014 Junior’ that will arrive through in-game dealerships the moment you complete the update. The other two cars – the ‘Red Bull X2014 “Standard”‘ and ‘Fan’ cars are expected to be released in a future update. All of the new Red Bull X2014 cars have been designed for GT6 in conjunction with Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s legendary Chief Technical Officer Adrian Newey. Best of all, this update is complementary, as a gift from Polyphony Digital and Red Bull to all who have joined them on this 15 year development journey.
Kazunori Yamauchi | President of Polyphony Digital Inc
We are very grateful to Adrian Newey, Sebastian Vettel and Infiniti Red Bull Racing for providing this special gift for Gran Turismo fans. To be taught how to drive downforce cars by the best racing driver in the world is very special and the new Red Bull X2014 cars are another exciting addition to Gran Turismo 6. This is the latest update for the game and there are more to come.
Red Bull Racing’s Sebastian Vettel
I’ve been playing Gran Turismo since I was 12, so to appear in the game myself as a mentor is great. I hope everyone enjoys the game.
These are not the only goodies included in the recent update, with other features including:
Consecutive Login Bonus
When you login online for consecutive days, a bonus to all credits awards will accrue up to a potential 200% bonus on the 5th day. Be sure to login every day to earn more credits!
Credits earned in Career Mode increased
Entry requirements for Seasonal Events lowered
Players will only require a National B licence in order to participate in Seasonal Events and, for a limited time, there will be unique special events that will reward cars as prizes, so don’t miss this opportunity and remember to login online!
Bonus Events within Seasonal Events
Two new Seasonal Events will run from 20 December 2013 to 17 January 2014 and 02 January to 30 January 2014. These unique events to mark the seasonal holidays and the new year will feature special bonus credits.