Gran Turismo 6 has just gotten a bit more Australian, with the announcement that the brand new racer from Polyphony Digital will feature the famous Bathurst circuit for the first time in the game’s history.
Yes, this is your big chance to hurtle around Mount Panorama. We’re promised a “virtual carbon copy” of the real-world track – the 4 mile circuit encompassing “surprisingly steep” inclines, twisty curves and not much in the way of a run-off area, so you’d better make sure you’re in the right place.
President of Polyphony Digital – and creator of Gran Turismo – Kazunori Yamauchi, explains:
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.
While the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 race is being held next weekend – October 12-13 – you’ll have to wait a little longer for Gran Turismo 6. The game’s on the way exclusively for PS3, and is set to hit shelves on December 6th – and there’s a fancy Anniversary Edition if you’re the sort of person who appreciates bonus content.