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  • Gran Turismo Sport Getting Free Demo

    gran turismo sport demo ps4If you're not sure if you'll be interested in the upcoming Gran Turismo Sport racing game for the PlayStation 4, you may want to give the free demo a try.

    Sony has confirmed that PS4 owners will be able to give Gran Turismo Sport a test run for free from October 9 until October 12. This will essentially follow the same beta pre-release model many triple-A publishers have been following in recent years.

    If you're a PS Plus member, you'll get more time than those without PS Plus. Firstly, PS Plus members will be given the option to preload the Gran Turismo Sport demo before its starting date on October 9. They'll also be able to get started on October 9 at 12 AM, while non-Plus members must wait until 6 PM.

    The preload period for PS Plus members will start on October 7. Players who earn money or unlock cars in the Gran Turismo demo can also transfer their progress to the full release later in the month on October 17.

    All car unlocks can be transferred to the full game and in-game earnings up to $1,000,000 can also be transferred.

    In the demo, three different modes will be available. These modes are Sport Mode, Arcade, and Campaign. Arcade mode is described as "a wide range of vehicle classes on three pre-selected circuit configurations with different terrains." This mode also supports two-player split screen.

    Sport mode challenges players to achieve the best lap time possible, whereas Campaign mode gives players a career to progress through that'll include a series of races, challenges, and Daily Workouts.

  • GTA V Already 'Feels Next Gen' According to Rockstar

    The possibility of a next gen release for Grand Theft Auto V has been on the minds of many, and as both the release for the next GTA and the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One draw closer, it's only natural to be curious about what may happen to the series upon hitting the next generation.

    When Rockstar was asked whether Grand Theft Auto Five would make it to either the Xbox One or PlayStation 4 no definitive answer was given, except that Phil Hooker, Rockstar North's technical director, believes that Rockstar 'already feels next generation.'

    In an interview with IGN Phil has said that "When we started we knew the scope of GTA 5 was huge and incredibly ambitious. Fortunately from completing GTA 4 we had a team that was already very familiar with the hardware."

    "Every aspect of the game had to be better, richer in gameplay and more fluid and knowing we were launching on the same platforms meant we could focus on extracting the most out of those consoles and making the game as fantastic as possible.

    "In the end we surpassed our own expectations and during development I think everyone working on the game has been astounded by improvements to the graphics, or new mechanics, or AI, or mission scope along the way.

    "Hopefully the gamers will see all of these improvements at once in one go, compared to GTA IV this definitely feels 'next generation' to us."

    This interview didn't really give much information towards what Rockstar's plans are with GTA V after launch, but it seems Rockstar are happy to go with the flow and as Rockstar's producer Leslie Benzies said, they are focusing on getting the current version out before seeing what happens in the future.

  • Gran Turismo 6 Demo Now Available to Play

    If you're looking forward to Gran Turismo 6, then you should probably go and check out the playable demo that arrived this July 2nd.

    On the demo you'll be able to race on the brand new track, Silverstone Circuit, a new previously confirmed location for Gran Turismo 6. This will be the only track available on the demo, and there will be a few different challenges to try on the track. This includes five time trials based around the Silverstone Circuit, which players will be able to attempt with three different vehicles, the Nissan Leaf, the Nissan 370Z and the GT-R.

    On top of this, players will be able to try their best on the Silverstone Circuit and then register their best time for the GT Academy Competition, a contest that has been going since 2008 that gives players a chance to race to the top spot and win the chance at being a real Nissan motorsport driver. The cutoff for getting the best time for that ends 28th July but players can still play the demo after the 28th and up until the 31st of August.

    The GT6 demo is only 1072MB, so whether you enjoy Gran Turismo or not, there's no reason why you can't go and try out the free demo available on the PlayStation store.

  • Gran Turismo 6 Possible Announcement May 15th

    If you didn't know already, May 15th marks a very special day for the Gran Turismo series, and Sony are going to giving some kind of announcement to celebrate it.

    The 15th May marks the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo series and although Sony will probably use this time to go over their achievements with the franchise, they've also said in press invitations that they want to discuss what the series will bring for the future. The event will take place at the Silverstone Circuit in the UK, and Kazunori Yamauchi will make some interesting announcements about the future of the brand.

    The official statement from Sony is as follows:

    "The event will be a celebration of all that Gran Turismo has come to represent to a community of millions all over the world, and will involve many of the car manufacturers who have been part of that incredible 15 year journey. At the event, Kazunori Yamauchi will also be making some exciting announcements about the future of the brand."

    It's pretty obvious that Gran Turismo 6 will be revealed at the event, and after the long wait, we may finally see when the game will be released, and what it will consist of.

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