at Tokyo Game Show last year, Gran Turismo 5
's long-awaited Remote Races feature is finally gearing up for launch. A tweet from series head Kazunori Yamauchi confirms an "early February" release for the update.
Formally known as "Gran Turismo Anywhere," Remote Races allow you to control B-Spec races from a PC or mobile device by logging onto the official Gran Turismo website
. You won't be able drive, but you will be able to issue commands during the race to a virtual racer that levels up (and down) over time. While not particularly engaging, it is a good way of earning money to use towards better cars in-game.
With the update arriving in early February, it seems Polyphony Digital is making good on its plans
to release near-monthly updates for the PS3 driving sim. Update 1.05
came out in late December, and added 608MB of new features and tweaks. What else could be in store for 1.06?