Yet more details on Gran Turismo 6 have been released, regarding two big firsts for the popular PlayStation-exclusive racing game franchise.
Come December 6th, PS3 owners with access to the PlayStation Network will be able to download Gran Turismo 6, marking the first time a main entry in the series will be available day one as a digital-only copy alongside the disc-based version. It'll seemingly take up a hefty amount of space on your hard drive, though, as Sony has confirmed it'll weigh in at a whopping 15GB in size.
It also seems that the back-up copy functionality that debuted in an update for Gran Turismo 5 will return in Gran Turismo 6, as the official announcement also explicitly mentioned the game can only be fully installed if there's at least 30GB of spare room on the HDD.
Topping the announcement off is the confirmation that players will be able to buy in-game currency for real-world money, as is the case for many (if not all) free-to-play games and some big retail games such as Grand Theft Auto 5 with its GTA Online add-on service.
No full prices were mentioned, though it was revealed that GT6 owners can bump up their financial reserves in the upcoming Gran Turismo game by buying packs worth 500,000, 1 million, 2.5 million and 7 million Credits from the PlayStation Store and through video game retailers.
As always, we'd love to hear what you make of Gran Turismo 6 embracing the contemporary gaming trends with digital download versions and optional micro-transactions, so do let us know your thoughts in the comments section below and in our Forums.