Go down the bottom where it says update and you will see Course Maker it says:
This feature, available at a later stage through an update, will allow you to create your own custom tracks that can be driven in the game. Additionally, in another update we will add the possibility to generate a track by capturing the GPS coordinate data of a mobile app while you are driving that course. This GPS-generated tracks will be available in the game as playable content.
The nascars are kinda fun to drive on road courses. Plus in gt6 they are apparently putting the new 2013 cars in addition to the 2011 and 2010 spec nascars into the game. With the new slightly less understeery and less rotation resistant physics the nascars could be even more fun to drive.
Only thing I hope is that they get the sound right at some point. It's the big no-go for the game atm for me. And I don't mean specific sound for the new Premium cars, but the overall sound engine.
IMO GT6 with its 1k of cars could really use an LFS style synthesiser sound engine. Enter displacement, engine form, cylinder number and - boom - sound that's somewhat fitting. You can't expect them to record 1k cars for the game(s).
I don't think there has been any effort by pd ever since the first gt game on psx put into the sounds. The sounds are literally so shitty one has to imagine if pd even has a sound guy at all that does car sounds. Or maybe the guy is just as productive as eric is with making lfs tracks... Creating individual wav (or mid) sounds using notepad and that stuff... With forza and gt it is like two ends of the spectrum. Forza sounds amazing or at least great most of the time while gt is just awkwardly bad 99% of the time.
The game sells millions and millions of copies each time it comes out so money can not be an issue. It is just "not giving a shit about sounds" that is the problem imho.
And so far for the sounds in gt6 there is just a chance for some updated sounds coming for gt6. Kaz apparently used the words "new sounds possibly for gt6 in a patch". And even if that happens how big improvement it is going to be? After gt6 is out pd will focus on gt7 as much as they can because I can't imagine sony waiting for years and years this time around to get such an important system seller game released on their newest console.
Gt6 seems like something pd just wants to get done fast because they made an agreement with sony to make 2 gt games for ps3 and not doing one could cost them money. That's the only reason I think gt6 is coming to ps3 at all. And that is also the reason why it seems to be so underwhelming in all aspects in regards to innovation, new features and improvements any gt player would want to see.
Forza devs record their sounds on a dyno and push the engines at different load levels, PD still do it (atleast in GT5) only by free revving the engines without load. If anyone knows better, please do correct me.
Still not sure if I'm even going to buy GT6, maybe once it hits the bargain bin.
Not really, I've seen then recording engine sounds on a dyno, even Kaz confirmed so. They just don't have a lot of memory to play around with doing it the traditional way like in other games.
So tiny samples and not enough of them, but some cars are better than others.
The Gran Turismo version sounds really overly synthesized. Has far too much of an "electric" sound to it. It sounds like the tone of the engine itself has been recorded at a few different RPM's and they've pushed them together in some weird way because you can almost hear the individual samples in some parts because it sounds like there's more than one car - Which is also making some weird phasing sound as the car drives past due to the different frequencies I assume. Unless that's just some weird road/wind noise they've put into the game.
But that's just what it sounds like to me through my mixing headphones.
Well from what I can tell GT5 only uses 2 base samples, and short ones at that, and pitches them up down. And you have 16 cars, which all have their sounds stored in ram, since you can switch between them instantly unlike say Forza, from what I've been told has a delay, to load the sounds when you switch. Plus some extra layers for ambience, wind etc
Most PS3 car games don't have 16 cars on track
On the PC say GTR series and Shift etc, they use at least 3 base samples, on throttle low, mid and high RPM range. Then the same for off throttle in each rev range. I've seen GTR car samples range from 20-50+ MB in size, per car
Pretty large, not something you can do on the PS3 when you have 256MB of ram, and most of that goes to the graphics, physics, AI.
Part of that is used by the OS as well.
Don't know what portion PD is using for sound, but it's a matter of priorities. Maybe 10MB for all 16 cars...