Gran Turismo 6 publisher Sony has revealed in a new blog post on their PlayStation site
that Polyphony Digital’s racer will include the option of using microtransactions to purchase your cars.
According to the blog you'll be able to purchase these in-game credits with real money come the launch of the game, at denominations of 500K, 1 million, 2.5 million or 7 million credits. These credits can go towards both cars and car parts, though the blog doesn't mention whether these purchasable in-game assets can be earned without ponying up the cash.
It isn't just microtransactions that Sony eagerly announced in their blog update
, revealing that the digital version of Gran Turismo 6 is now available for pre-order on the PlayStation Store. Those who jump on the offer will find Standard Edition or, for those seeking that little extra advantage on the track, the Special Edition.
With the Special Edition, you’ll get the full GT6 Game, 20 extra cars (Torque, Performance, Adrenaline and Velocity packs), custom PSN avatars, paint chips, race suits and race helmets – basically everything you need to fly past your friends on the way to the finish line. And, pre-ordering either of the editions on the store before launch will get you the great cars included in the Precision Pack for free.
Check out the image below for an idea of what cars will be available for purchase using the microtransactions.
Gran Turismo 6 will be launching December 6th for PlayStation 3.