Aug 22
2016

Ferrari 330 P4 Wins Gran Turismo Trophy at 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

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Every year at the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, Polyphony Digital award the Gran Turismo Trophy; a token of intent to bring the chosen winner into the Gran Turismo series. The official description of the trophy states the following:

“The Gran Turismo Trophy, established in 2008, is awarded to the most significant car balancing both artistic beauty and performance at the highest level and most desired for inclusion in the Gran Turismo series.”

Since its inception there have been 8 winners including the beautiful Lamborghini Miura and the Alfa Romeo Giulia TZ2, which have both featured in Gran Turismo in the past. This year, on the 66th iteration of the event, the trophy has been awarded to the breathtaking 1966 Ferrari 330 P4 Drogo Spyder.

The car itself may seem from the off-set very similar to the Ferrari 330 P4 Race Car that featured in GT5/6. This version of the legendary racer precedes it by a year however, with the in-game version being from 1967. What makes the 1966 car so special though, is that it is the original P4 in the purest of forms: the car that featured in previous GT’s actually had a few different guises, whereas the 2016 winner shown above is the car in it’s truest, raw form. You can see the car being awarded the trophy in the live-stream below (the video will start at the exact time the trophy was given out).

Interestingly, Kazunori Yamauchi was not present to hand over the award despite doing so for every other winning vehicle. Takuya Asano (director of the ‘Gran Turismo Explore Studio‘) instead had the honours, presenting the prize to the owner of the wonderful vehicle. In the driver’s seat, Sir Jackie Stewart shows off the beautiful noise the Italian-born car is capable of. One thing is for sure, we hope GT’s new sound engine manages to capture her in all her beauty if included in a future Gran Turismo iteration!

Thanks to MotorTrend for the live-stream above.

Source:: Ferrari 330 P4 Wins Gran Turismo Trophy at 2016 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance

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Aug 22
2016

PlayStation 4 Slim is Real: Watch it Boot Up

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What a year this has been for both games and hardware. Sony finally acknowledged the development and existence of the forthcoming PlayStation 4 ‘NEO’, otherwise referred to as “PlayStation 4.5” and “PlayStation 4K”. This left a number of interested parties wondering whether the original model would be downsized to compete with the newly-released Xbox One S.

Originally speculated upon several weeks ago on behalf of Macquarie Securities, analyst Damian Thong detailed the possibility of Sony introducing the variant model when speaking with the Wall Street Journal. There was little reason to outright disregard the forecast, as slimmer models are historically a part of the PlayStation brand. The evidence of these prior revisions supported the claim, even though Sony declined to comment on the rumor.

Now it appears that the slimmer model is all but confirmed through official channels. Originally spotted for sale on UK classified listings site Gumtree (since removed), a local retailer claimed the Slim was due for release in three weeks time.

The early listing has since been purchased, unboxed, and displayed courtesy of Twitter user shortman82. While there was initial skepticism of the claim, Richard Leadbetter of Eurogamer’s own Digital Foundry has visited the lucky buyer — confirming that this in fact the real deal and not “some sort of 3D printer thing.”

While the original video was taken down before we could bring this news to you — which if anything at all only further confirms the situation — a mirror video has surfaced on iKmRmi’s YouTube channel. The video shows Eurogamer’s Chris Bratt and Wesley Yin-Poole discussing the slimmed-down machine, and the duo hopes to release more information on the model soon.

Perhaps the most interesting takeaway from all of this is in a little over two weeks Sony is holding a PlayStation Meeting event in NYC, where ‘NEO’ is expected to be officially shown for the first time. With the PS4 Slim expected to contend with the Xbox One S, it would be the perfect opportunity to announce this as well.

Stay tuned for more on the PS4 Slim and NEO.

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Source:: PlayStation 4 Slim is Real: Watch it Boot Up

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Aug 22
2016

Driveclub VR Tracks Will Be Added to Original Game In Free Update

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Taking in the scenery behind the wheel of the FXX. August 1st, 2016, courtesy of Chikane.

With Driveclub VR officially being announced earlier last week after a strange sequence of ‘will they/won’t they’ events, it was revealed as being a standalone title and not an upgrade to the existing game.

Naturally, this beckoned the question of how the original game would be affected, if at all, once the VR-compatible variant made its way out into the wild. Paul Rustchynsky, the original man in charge at now-defunct Evolution Studios, has revealed that there’s still plenty of fun to be had in the original game. All 5 of the new urban locations being added to the newer experience will also be made available to the vanilla game courtesy of a free update.

@Buzz17091991 The new tracks will be added to DRIVECLUB in a free update as a thank you for your continued support.

— Paul Rustchynsky (@Rushy33) August 18, 2016

While no specific time window has been outlined for the release of Driveclub VR, it will be on store shelves before the end of the year. The subsequent update bringing the new tracks to the original game is likely to follow shortly thereafter.

Source:: Driveclub VR Tracks Will Be Added to Original Game In Free Update

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Aug 20
2016

Assetto Corsa Console Steering Wheel Compatibility List Released (UPDATED)

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With no delays in sight, only days remain until the console version of Assetto Corsa is available to the public. PS4 and Xbox versions of the game are scheduled to see daylight on August 26 in Europe and August 30 in North America. To further increase anticipation, Kunos Simulazioni has launched a sheet listing all the supported driving accessories you’ll be able to use in the game:

PS4 Supported Wheel List:

  • Thrustmaster T150 ForceFeedback
  • Thrustmaster T150 Ferrari ForceFeedback
  • Thrustmaster T150 PRO ForceFeedback
  • Thrustmaster T300 Servo Base
  • Thrustmaster T300 RS ForceFeedback
  • Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari GTE ForceFeedback
  • Thrustmaster T300 Ferrari Integral Alcantara ForceFeedback
  • Thrustmaster T500 RS ForceFeedback
  • Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Integral T500 ForceFeedback
  • Thrustmaster T3PA (3 pedals Add-ons)
  • Thrustmaster T3PA-PRO (3 pedals Add-ons)
  • Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter
  • Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On
  • Thrustmaster Ferrari GTE Wheel Add-On
  • Thrustmaster TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On
  • Thrustmaster 599 XX EVO 30 Wheel Add-On Alcantara Edition
  • LOGITECH G29 DRIVING FORCE™ RACING WHEEL

PS4 Compatible Wheels:

  • Thrustmaster T80
  • Thrustmaster T100

XBOX One Supported Wheels:

  • Thrustmaster TMX ForceFeedback
  • Thrustmaster TMX PRO ForceFeedback
  • Thrustmaster TX Servo Base
  • Thrustmaster TX Ferrari 458 Italia ForceFeedback
  • Thrustmaster TX Leather Edition ForceFeedback
  • Thrustmaster T3PA (3 pedals Add-ons)
  • Thrustmaster T3PA-PRO (3 pedals Add-ons)
  • Thrustmaster TH8A Shifter
  • Thrustmaster Ferrari F1 Wheel Add-On
  • Thrustmaster Ferrari GTE Wheel Add-On
  • Thrustmaster TM Leather 28 GT Wheel Add-On
  • Thrustmaster 599 XX EVO 30 Wheel Add-On Alcantara Edition
  • Fanatec CSL Steering Wheel P1 EU/USA/AU
  • Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheel GT Forza Motorsport EU/USA/AU
  • Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheel Round 1 EU/US/AU
  • Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheel Classic EU/US/AU
  • Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheel Drift EU/US/AU
  • Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheel Flat 1 EU/US/AU
  • Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheel GT EU/US/AU
  • Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheel Oval EU/US/AU
  • Fanatec ClubSport Steering Wheel Universal Hub EU/US/AU
  • LOGITECH G920 DRIVING FORCE™

UPDATE: The article originally suggested the T150/TMX PRO wheels may be new products by Thrustmaster, but as a few commenters pointed out, that’s not the case. The PRO is a Gamestop-exclusive bundle pairing the T150/TMX with a set of T3PA pedals. Thanks to everybody that pointed that out!

Keep following GTPlanet for more news on Assetto Corsa!

Source:: Assetto Corsa Console Steering Wheel Compatibility List Released (UPDATED)

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