It’s probably no coincidence that Polyphyny Digital is talking about upcoming Gran Turismo 5 as Forza Motorsport 4 prepares to make its bow next week. GT series creator Kazunori Yamauchi spoke teasingly of a coming Spec 2.0 update on Twitter last week, and now he’s using the micro-blogging service to fill in a few more details.
Spec 2.0 will add a number of new elements to the game, starting with a more simplified interior view for the game’s many, many cars. Players will also be able to tweak the weather settings and save customized presets for cars. A new save feature will also be added for in-game use, making it possible to step away for a breather during those long endurance races. The instant replay and photo tools will also be improved, with fast-forward and rewind controls as well as the ability to take photos of cars in the NASCAR Pit Scene.
But wait, there’s more! You’ll also have a new set of filters to work with for picking out the right multiplayer matches for you. And hey, new cars too. Look for 11 additional 2011 NASCAR rides, as well as the Nissan GT-R Schulze Motor Sport. In addition, Spec 2.0 will also add support for the Logitech G25 and G27 racing wheels.
Yamauchi also revealed that several DLC packs are in the works, each one carrying a different theme. A racing car pack, a course pack and a racing gear pack are all mentioned. Details are coming soon, as the DLC is expected to arrive a week after Spec 2.0 launches. In related news, the PlayStation Blog revealed today that the price of Gran Turismo 5 has been dropped to $39.99.