Mere days after the big announcement at Silverstone on May 15th, new in-game clips of GT6 in action have been aired on live television.
Broadcasted during the German channel Sport1's coverage of the recent Nurburgring 24 Hour endurance race, the new clips have now surfaced on the Internet, and (appropriately) depict two cars tussling it out on the game's virtual representation of the fabled Nordschleife.
The two cars in question are Shulze Motorsport's Nissan GT-R GT3 car (the one Kazunori Yamauchi himself used to compete in this year's event) and the Audi R8 LMS ultra of last year's victorious Audi Sport Team Phoenix.
What's interesting about the Audi is that this is the first time we've witnessed a fully rendered R8 LMS in a Gran Turismo game – in GT5, whereas the R8 road cars were all fleshed-out "Premiums", the LMS variants were all modelled to the less impressive "Standard" quality, with clunkier textures and the lack of a complete cockpit view.
The clips also showcase what appear to be new replay angles for the Nurburgring Nordschleife track over the version in GT5, with the shot types and movement in the GT6 videos depicting a more cinematic quality over the replay feature in its predecessor.
Also, whilst it's impossible to judge due to the embedded YouTube video's 480p quality, there does appear to be an improvement to the shading effects, with a distinct lack of noticeable pixelation with the shadows when compared to what GT5 could (or, more appropriately, couldn't) muster.
Then again, there is the off chance that this could be an optimised CG impression of what GT6, and not the real deal, so we won't say there's a definite improvement; just a possible one.
The three videos in question have been embedded below: