New 'Overtaking Challenge' Seasonal Event goes live in Gran Turismo 5 - Team VVV

News New ‘Overtaking Challenge’ Seasonal Event goes live in Gran Turismo 5


James Allen


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Game: Gran Turismo

Platform: PS1

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: 20/03/1998

It's not often we report on Gran Turismo 5's Seasonal Events in a news item, but Polyphony Digital has released a new format of it's regularly updated racing challenges that's intrigued us for its novel nature.

Dubbed the 'Overtaking Challenge', the concept of these new events is to overtake as many cars as possible within the confines of a specific section of track. Players will have to restart the event if they fail to complete the objective, or collide with any of the AI cars that have to be overtaken.

The inaugural Overtaking Challenges (which will be closed on 4th April 2013) consist of three events, involving three different tracks and three different cars you'll be piloting in the challenges: a Subaru BRZ at Route 246, a Honda HSV-10 at Suzuka and a Nissan GT-R N24 at the Nurburging 24 Hour circuit.

Whilst we've yet to test out this new Seasonal Event ourselves, and are thus unable to say whether or not they're a welcome addition to GT5's online feature roster, it is pretty interesting to see Polyphony Digital bringing new (albiet relativley minor) content to a game that's over two years old, and PD has confirmed it's focusing almost entirely on Gran Turismo 6.

If you've been able to try them out, though, what's your take on Gran Turismo 5's 'Overtaking Challenge' Seasonal Events? Do you think they're a worthy additions that have potential, or do you think they don't bring anything new to GT5 and reckon they're a waste of time? Voice your opinions in our forums or in the comments section below – we'd love to know what you think of them,

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