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Gran Turismo: Game info

Game overview/synopsis

Gran Turismo is a long-running racing game franchise that is exclusive to the Sony PlayStation.

Players can drive a range of makes and models in a variety of tournaments, ranging from rally courses to traditional tracks such as Le Mans and Silverstone.

Gran Turismo doesn't have an eSports scene like other games such as CSGO and League of Legends, but it can be played competitively, and the next game in the series (Gran Turismo Sport) may have a greater eSports focus.


Gran Turismo 6 is the most recent installment in the highest-selling series.

Known for blurring the lines between virtual and reality, the Gran Turismo series has revolutionized the racing genre in the last 15 years, allowing fans to drive the most prolific collection of cars on the world's most legendary racetracks. Gran Turismo 6 takes the real driving simulator experience to a whole new level.

Having set the standard for the racing genre in the last 15 years, the fully refined physics engine creates the most authentic true-to-life driving experience across more than 1,200 vehicles on 33 locations with 71 different layouts.

The next game in the series, Gran Turismo Sport, is due in 2017. places you straight in to the driving seat of some of the fastest, most aspirational cars on the planet. These include the very latest road cars recreated with unprecedented precision by the team at Polyphony Digital to deliver the most detailed and authentic models in Gran Turismo history.

Key info

Platforms: PS3, PS4
Typical game length: 5-15mins
Players: Varies
Genre: Racing
Latest game in series: Gran Turismo 6 (Gran Turismo Sport coming soon)
Price: Around £40-£50
Notable tournaments: The Nation's Cup, The Manufacture Fan Cup
Publisher: Sony

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