Gran Turismo 6 Allows Track Creation Using GPS


Gran Turismo 6 will let players create tracks by driving them in real-life.

On the official site for the game, it’s mentioned that they “will add the possibility to generate a track by capturing the GPS coordinate data of a mobile app while you are driving that course. These GPS-generated tracks will be available in the game as playable content.”

The feature should allow everyone to recreate their favorite routes to the work, the grocery store, and wherever else they can think of simply by driving it. The feature could potentially be used to make every road on the earth, or create opportunities for people to drive a road, virtually, at a much higher speed than permitted by law. The applications of the idea, if executed well, could be a step in a cool new direction for custom tracks.

…Or give someone an excuse to drive around their neighborhood at 80mph. Please don’t.

Similarly, you’ll be able to import actual car specs using Toyota’s CAN-Gateway ECU. The data will be viewable as a replay in game. Pretty cool.

Gran Turismo 6 hits PS3 on December 6th.