During the last 150 years technology has advanced onwards to the point where we can use touch screen mobile devices and play games that look better than reality. We have reached the point where virtual reality is also upon us which will allow for humans to have a variety of new experiences that could never be done before. The majority of those who watch formula one, Nascar, Touring Car Racing or any of the other leagues available to racing fans. Unfortunately those fans always wish that they could be the one behind the wheel, driving that car to the finish line and hoping that they would be the first place driver.
The only issue is that driving these cars takes a decades of practice, a large amount of money and supporters from different companies. There are those who will go through this process in order to became a race car driver but for every one person who tries out there are one thousand others competition against you. 99% of those who wish they could be a race car driver keep on reliving that dream but with the increase in technology this has all changed. Companies such as Sony have gone out of their way to create racing simulators so that fans of racing could gain the experience from the comfort of their home.
Gran Turismo is the racing simulator owned and created by Sony Entertainment. The series has been available since the Playstation 1 and has branched off six sequels. The most recent Gran Turismo to be released (Gran Turismo 5) offers a realistic experience never seen before in a video game. While playing this game you won’t be able to tell the difference between a real car and a virtual car created by Sony.
Sony has also stated that their making a virtual reality headset that will be compatible with any new game they release on the Playstation 4. Gran Turismo 6 is the next installment which is to be released on the Playstation 4. When you use the to be released virtual reality headset from Sony and one of the racing wheel peripherals you will be able to enter the game, truly become a race car driver as the experience will seem completely realistic.
When you turn your head, the game will register that turn and move your characters head.
Unfortunately as of right now there aren’t a large amount of Playstation 4’s available to the general public, the virtual reality headset has yet to be released and Gran Turismo 6 isn’t finished its development cycle. Patience is key here as one day we will all be able to experience what it’s like to be a race car driver through Gran Turismo.