For Microsoft and Sony, this holiday season won’t just be a battle between their respective game consoles, the XBOX ONE and PlayStation 4, it will also be about each of their gaming title franchise, Forza Motorsport and Gran Turismo. In a bid for dominance over the auto racing simulator genre, designer Kazunori Yamauchi, his firm Polyphony Digital, and Sony Computer Entertainment divulged more details on their upcoming Gran Turismo 6, including Vision Gran Turismo initiative.
By partnering with the actual automotive design teams, creative agencies, and manufacturers, the collaborations allow the introduction of concept cars in various design stages, virtually onto Gran Turismo 6. Furthermore, thanks to the Vision Gran Turismo initiative, car makers will be creating one-of-the-kind concept for the Gran Turismo franchise, like the Volkswagen Golf GTI Vision Gran Turismo, the BMW Vision Gran Turismo, the Alfa Romeo 6C Biposto Vision Gran Turismo, and the Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo. Along with contributions from Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, General Motors, Honda, Infiniti, Mercedes-Benz, Peugeot, SRT, Volkswagen, as well as Bertone, Italdesign Giugiaro, and Zagato, designers from Nike and Jordan Brand will utilize the platform to unveil their concept car designs.
Gran Turismo 6 will be available for purchase and download on December 6th.