Red Bull X Challenge headlines Gran Turismo 6 'V1.04' update - Team VVV

News Red Bull X Challenge headlines Gran Turismo 6 ‘V1.04’ update


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Game: Gran Turismo

Platform: PS1

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: 20/03/1998

The latest batch of in-game 'Red Bull X Challenge' events headlines a fairly substantial 'V1.04' update to Gran Turismo 6.

Carrying on from the initial two X Challenge trials which were added to the game in December's V1.02 patch, the final duo of events focus on two all-new cars to Gran Turismo 6 – the fictional X2014 Standard and X2014 Fan Car single seaters, designed in collaboration with the Red Bull Racing F1 team's legendary technical director, Adrian Newey.

Both cars are automatically gifted to the player upon completing their respective events (the X2014 Standard Championship and the Fan Car's X Challenge hot lap time trials), as well as being added to the in-game Gran Turismo dealership.

Other new additions to the game come in the form of two performance-orientated versions of cars already in the game. The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo – the first car released as part of the innovative Vision Gran Turismo programme – now has its own bespoke 'Racing Series' version, whilst the modified Corvette Stingray Gran Turismo Concept as shown at last year's SEMA custom car show in Los Angeles makes its racing game debut as part of the V1.04 patch.

To celebrate their release in Gran Turismo 6, both cars also recieve their own specific Seasonal Event hot lap challenges, where players are – as was the case when the BMW M4 Coupe, Toyota FT-1 Concept and Mario Andretti's 1948 Hudson Hornet stock car were added to the game in previous updates – automatically gifted the cars upon beating the 'Bronze' lap time benchmark. Both have also been added to the in-game Mercedes-Benz and Chevrolet dealerships respectivley.

Wrapping the update up are a few minor feature additions and tweaks, ranging from the return of GT5's Birthday Log-In bonus (where players will recieve a car of the same or similar birth year as the one stated in their PSN ID details within a week of their birthday, as long as the player is able to log in to the PlayStation Network) to 'Detailed', 'Simple' and 'None' tags in the game's various Dealerships now being used to denote how accurately modelled a car's interior is.

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