Created and developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., GT4 continues the tradition of delivering authentic racing. The concept of GT4 is to relive the history of the automobile -- from its inception to the present-- in a way that only Gran Turismo can make possible. In addition, GT 4 will introduce new courses, race modes.
FeaturesNew physics engine adding a higher level of realism in cars, which allows for cars to be handled easier.
More than 5,000 polygons per vehicle capture exceptional detail, right down to the disc brakes behind the wheel.
With an all-new AI engine, race opponents posses advanced artificial intelligence, which allows for behavior that captures human-like emotion.
Refined replay mode with broadcast-quality graphics.
Compatible with the Logitech Driving Force Pro Wheel - To further enhance the automotive racing experience, in lieu of the DUALSHOCK2 analog controller, the Logitech Driving Force Pro can be used for the entire game. Available in black with brushed aluminum accents, the Gran Turismo branded GT Force Wheel provides a shifter for manual transmissions, 900 degrees of steering rotation and force-feedback.
GT Career 'Simulation' Mode - Via the GT Universe, players start from the bottom and race to earn money, unlock cars and courses, buy and sell cars and upgrade parts while competing in more than 200 various championship races. Upon entering the GT Universe, players have the option to visit the following Gran Turismo resort facilities:
My Home - the player's home and garage
Dealership Town - divided by continent, players can visit dealerships representing over 80 manufacturers from around the world.
Tuner's Village - players can visit famous tuning shops to upgrade their car(s).
Race Event Pavilions - players can visit and join various races.
License Center - players will have the opportunity to participate in various driving tests to earn licenses for access to various race formats.
Music Theater - players will have the opportunity to enjoy various music from around the world.
Circuit Racing - players can visit the "suburbs" and enter races at various circuit tracks.
Mission Races - To experience the drama of racing at a new level, a new race style will be structured as a mission-clearing based race event offering numerous variables for the player to capture the checkered flag.
New "High Score" System - The player who wins a race is not necessarily the one who captures the checkered flag, but graded on how well they drive and challenge themselves among the competition based on their car type, horsepower and modifications related to the race field.
GT Director Mode / B-Spec: Players take the role of a race team manager and provide direction to their driver (A.I.) to compete in races while viewed and directed through the classic "broadcast-style" replay screen, on-board camera and race monitor screen. In B-Spec mode, the player will have the opportunity to adjust various car settings for proper race setup, choose the difficulty level, which is also known as the "Pace Command," followed with direction on when to overtake competition and take pit stops where a variety of car settings can be adjusted to further progress in the race - from tires to the volume of fuel for refueling.
GT Photo Mode - Divided in two formats: 1) "Photo Drive" - players have the opportunity to photograph their car during the race where they can take advantage of zoom, depth of field and motion blur. 2) "Photo Travel" - Players can take their favorite car and travel around the globe to conduct photo sessions in exotic locations through a variety of angles. Once the photo is taken in the game, the player can save it to their memory card (8MB) (for PlayStation 2) and have the option to share with friends or print out a color copy via a USB printer. Up to 50 photos can be taken at one time.
15 locations in total that include: Gion District - Kyoto, Japan; Nanzenji Temple - Kyoto, Japan; Sagano - Kyoto, Japan; Tsumago - Nagano, Japan; Piazza San Marco - Venice, Italy; Shibuya - Tokyo, Japan; Tokyo International Forum - Tokyo, Japan; Shiga Kogen - Nagano, Japan; Brooklyn, New York; Times Square, New York City; Asian Fish Market; Fremont Street, Las Vegas; Louisberg Square, Boston; Grand Canyon, Arizona;
GT Arcade Mode - Players compete against each other or the artificial intelligence with select cars on select courses. More cars and course are available in the GT Arcade Mode when they are unlocked in the GT Career Simulation Mode.
More than 650 automobiles representing more than 80 manufacturers from around the world representing historically significant vehicles to popular cars of today and tomorrow.
All vehicles are fully customizable from racing tires to gear ratio.
New driver assist functions: In addition to anti-lock brakes, traction control systems and active stability control, Gran Turismo 4 will include active steering as well, further enhancing the safety features.
Reflecting the latest car tuning trends, superchargers and NOS will be available.
Up to 100 courses that encompass rally courses, closed-circuit courses and city courses covering both real-life and fantasy-based locales. Some courses can be played in reverse mode. Some courses include:
Closed Circuit Courses
Fuji Speedway '80 (Japan) - The original Fuji Speedway, which was known as one of the fastest tracks in the world.
Fuji Speedway '90 (Japan) - The current Fuji Speedway.
Tsukuba Circuit 2000 (Japan) - Known as a sacred ground for testing various production and sports cars in Japan.
Twin Ring Motegi - Full Course and Oval Track (Japan) - Both and International road course and the only 1.5 mile oval course in Japan built for Indy Car racing.
Suzuka Circuit - Full Course (Japan) - This track is also host to the Japanese Formula One Grand Prix.
Laguna Seca Raceway (USA) - Located near Monterey, California, this track returns from Gran Turismo 3 A-spec, this track returns with a higher level of realism. The time setting has changed from sunset to mid-day clear skies.
Infineon Raceway (USA) - Located in Sonoma County near San Francisco, Infineon Raceway is a unique road course that plays host to NASCAR, NHRA, LeMans and various other auto racing competition.
Nurburgring Nordschleife (Germany) - The world's most challenging and difficult course is approximately 13 miles long and contains 176 turns. This track is known for a proving ground for many sports cars from around the world.
Tokyo R246 - Returning from Gran Turismo 3 A-spec, this track returns with a higher level of realism.
Seattle - Returning from Gran Turismo 3 A-spec, this track returns with a higher level of realism. The time setting has changed from sunset to mid-day clear skies.
New York City - This track is in the center of Manhattan and includes Broadway, Times Square, Fifth Avenue and Central Park.
Hong Kong - Developed and created with full support from the Hong Kong Government Tourism Department.
Las Vegas Drag Strip - A quarter-mile drag race down the Las Vegas strip.
George V Paris - Race course through the streets of Paris including popular sites such as the Arc de Triomphe and Les Champs-Elysees.
Opera Paris - Additional course through the streets of Paris.
Cote D'Azur - Race course through the streets of Monaco.
Special Stage Route 5
Citta di Aria - Race course through Italian city.
Nature and Fantasy-based Courses: Grand Canyon, Swiss Alps, Ice Arena, Grand Valley, Trial Mountain, Midfield Raceway, Snow Lake, High Speed Ring, Costa di Amalfi (Race on the island of Capri in Italy), Motorsports Land, Tahiti Maze, Autumn Maze
In addition to expressing cars and the surrounding environments, Gran Turismo 4 will express people to a new level never seen before in racing videogames from the driver, to the pit crew in action, to the movement of the spectators.
PlayStation 2 Gaming System