February 18, 2011 // 2:32 pm
- Today Sony's European Brand Manager Penrose Tackie
has announced Remote Racing is hitting Gran Turismo 5 for the PS3 entertainment system.
To quote: I am delighted to confirm that a new functionality update has been made to Gran Turismo 5, which in addition to a number of other enhancements, means that Gran Turismo is now playable from a web browser!
The main features of the update are as below:
1. Remote racing between friends to level up drivers
You can now set the AI drivers you created for B Spec in Gran Turismo 5 to be shared online, and you can host fully automated B Spec races (Remote races) that will grant rewards and experience.
You can either watch the live broadcast of the remote race, or save it to watch later. In B Spec mode the player is the director of a racing team, working to level up your very own AI Drivers.
The races are driven by AI Drivers against each other, and the player does not have to drive the car themselves.
This is a unique racing strategy simulation mode of Gran Turismo that allows you to enjoy races as you would in a live race broadcast on TV.
2. Supporting Remote Racing from the web browser
In "Remote Races" you can log in to the official "gran-turismo.com
" website using a standard web browser, to start races, monitor its progress and check the results.
This creates a new playing style that allows you to play "Gran Turismo Anywhere".
3. Tracks made in the Course Maker can now be used online
You can now use tracks created in the "Course Maker"; Gran Turismo 5′s original course creation tool, in online head to head races (In the open lobby and my lounge).
You can also automatically generate a new course right on the spot.
4. Car rental system among friends
You can now rent cars that are set to be shared online by your friends.
This allows you to co-operate with your friends to advance in the game, loaning or borrowing cars you need amongst each other in addition to those you have acquired on your own.
5. Multi-monitor display compatibility
It is now possible to connect multiple PlayStation 3's and multiple monitors to create an ultra high resolution, wide angle playing view.
By operating up to five PlayStation 3′s connected by LAN in parallel, it is possible to create a field of view that covers up to 180 degrees.
We hope that you enjoy these fantastic new features!
There's sure to be more developments to Gran Turismo so keep checking back on PlayStation Blog and gran-turismo.com
for more news.