A revised version of the fabled Suzuka Circuit will be coming to Gran Turismo 6 in the title's next update patch.
First mentioned on the Gran Turismo "Pit Stop" blog, the update will bring a host of revisions to the in-game track, thus making Gran Turismo 6 the first racing game since Codemasters's F1 2014 to feature an up-to-date Suzuka rendering.
Along with the tarmac resurfacing and mild revisions to the trackside scenery, the update will also bring time-of-day transitions to Gran Turismo 6's Suzuka, allowing league racers to run more authentic in-game endurance events at the iconic Japanese motorsports venue.
The reference to Suzuka's shorter 'West Circuit' – which hasn't been seen in a GT game since Gran Turismo 4 on the PS2- also suggest this location also be featured in the Suzuka update.
Interestingly, the staff at the Suzuka Circuit had made a note of all the changes made to the track since GT developer Polyphony Digital's lanscape design team last visited. As a result, the circuit employees proved to be "incredibly helpful" during the data capturing phase.
All the known revisions for Gran Turismo 6's Suzuka Circuit have been listed below:
- New replay angles
- Newly resurfaced West course
- Relocation of crashpads and guardrails to match the 2009 renovation
- Addition of circuit objects “Racing Theater” and “Traffic Education Center”
- Revision of the final chicane
The exact release date for the revised Suzuka hasn't been disclosed at time of writing. However, it's assumed the altered track will be brought to GT6 in the same November update that will bring the BMW M4 Safety Car to the title.
Image Source: Sony Computer Entertainment/Polyphony Digital