20 anni di Gran Turismo: un video ripercorre le tappe della celebre serie videoludica

Lorenzo Delli

La storica saga di Gran Turismo, edita da Polyphony Digital e da Sony Computer Entertainment, compie tra pochi giorni 20 anni. 20 anni che hanno visto succedersi sulle varie PlayStation di casa Sony ben 6 capitoli, con il settimo, intitolato Gran Turismo Sport, in dirittura d’arrivo proprio su PlayStation 4.

L’uscita è fissata per il 18 ottobre 2017, e per ingannare l’attesa e anche per scatenare “feels a pacchi“, Sony Entertainment ha realizzato un filmato che ripercorre proprio i 20 anni di storia di Gran Turismo raccontati tra l’altro anche da Kazunori Yamauchi, celebre autore giapponese nonché creatore e produttore della saga. Trovate il filmato qui di seguito, ricordate di attivare i sottotitoli in italiano. A seguire anche numeri e caratteristiche che hanno caratterizzato i precedenti capitoli della saga di Gran Turismo. Sapevate che Gran Turismo 3 è il capitolo che ha venduto più copie rispetto a predecessori e successori?

Gran Turismo

  • Release date: May 8th 1998 (EU) (December 1997, Japan)
  • 10.85 million copies sold worldwide (http://www.polyphony.co.jp/products/)
  • Multiplayer: 2 Players
  • Arcade & simulation modes
  • Car of Note: Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

Gran Turismo 2

  • Release date: January 28th 2000 (EU)
  • 9.37 million copies sold worldwide (http://www.polyphony.co.jp/products/)
  • Multiplayer: 2 Players
  • Over twice as many vehicles as Gran Turismo (1997)
  • 20 race tracks and over 40 track combinations
  • Inclusion of Rally racing tracks
  • Car of note: F1 engine version of the Renault Espace or Suzuki Escudo

Gran Turismo 3

  • Release date: July 20th 2001 (EU)
  • 14.89 million copies sold worldwide (http://www.polyphony.co.jp/products/)
  • Multiplayer: 2 Players
  • Debut Gran Turismo title for the PlayStation 2 console
  • More than 30 race tracks
  • Car of note: Suzuki Escudo

Gran Turismo 4

  • Release date: March 9th 2005 (EU)
  • 11.76 million copies sold worldwide (http://www.polyphony.co.jp/products/)
  • Multiplayer: 6 Players (over LAN)
  • Car of note: Mercedes-Benz Sauber Mercedes C9
  • Photo mode
  • First to include pickup trucks
  • First to feature a diesel powered car (BMW 120d)
  • Featured a minivan (Honda Odyssey)

Gran Turismo 5

  • Release date: November 24th 2010 (EU)
  • 5.35 million copies sold worldwide (http://www.polyphony.co.jp/products/)
  • Multiplayer: 16 Players (Online)
  • Car of Note: Red Bull X2010
  • Reintroduced Night racing
  • Included Top Gear Test Track
  • McLaren, Lamborghini and Bugatti make their first home-console appearance in the franchise
  • 16 cars of 32 karts can race on one track whereas previous instalments only allowed six per race
  • Online gameplay and DLC

Gran Turismo 6

  • Release date: December 6th 2013 (WW)
  • 5.17million copies sold worldwide (http://www.polyphony.co.jp/products/)
  • Multiplayer: 16 Players (Online)
  • Car of Note: Lunar Rover
  • Includes Goodwood Festival of Speed hill climb
  • F1 drivers Sebastian Vettel and Bruno Senna featured as test drivers for the game
  • Introduced Vision GT
  • Ayrton Senna Tribute
  • Vision Gran Turismo project – concept cars from manufacturers
  • Level editor app Track Path Editor
  • Collaboration with Yokohama (tyres), KW Automotive (suspension), and Computational Fluid Dynamics (aerodynamics) to make the game as realistic as possible

Gran Turismo Sport

  • Release date: October 18th 2017 (WW)
  • Multiplayer: 24 players (Online)
  • FIA accreditation
  • New Vision GT vehicles
  • Accessible Driving features for Beginners and Professionals
  • Debut title for the Gran Turismo franchise on PlayStation 4® console
  • PlayStation 4® Pro compatibility for 4K, 60FPS, HDR and Wide Colour
  • Virtual Reality experience mode, a first for the Gran Turismo series
  • A true-to-life audio experience
  • High level driving assist features