Latest Gran Turismo 5 Features Revealed at Tokyo Game Show 2010
Read about the brand new features announced for Gran Turismo 5 at Tokyo Game Show on September 16, 2010.
1. My Home
Interact with friends, on and off the track
The "My Home" screen is home to your complete game progress and shows how far you have left to go. From the My Home screen you can access three distinct areas: GT LIFE, Profiles, and Community. GT Life was previously revealed at GamesCom, and at TGS further details of the community aspect of Gran Turismo 5 were revealed in detail.
Simple Communication Via the Friend List
A major feature of the Community in Gran Turismo 5 is of course the private online racing between you and your PlayStation®Network friends, but there is also a variety of communication features at your fingertips. Among them is a message board, mail, and sharing of screenshots and custom courses made with Course Maker.
- Your very own message board where you and your friends can post.
- Send cars and upgrade parts to friends.
- Share your best pictures from Photo Mode with friends.
Online Racing Between Friends
Hang out with friends in your My Lounge private racing room within Community, where up to 16 friends can gather to hold online races.
Lend and Borrow AI Drivers to Gain Experience
There is also a special mode in Community called "Remote Races" where you can compete in B-Spec mode by selecting an AI driver and a car of your own to pit against a friend's AI driver and car. Your friends must set their drivers to "public" for you to race against them.
This also means that in turn, any AI drivers that you set to be public may be called out to race by friends from your friends list. When this happens, your AI drivers will participate in your friends' remote races even without your knowledge.
You can watch the races that you host in Remote Races, but you will not be able to give your drivers any direction as a race director like you can in the standard B-spec mode. This is to keep the races with your friends' online AI drivers fair, as they won't be there to coach their drivers.