E3 2013: Gran Turismo 6 vs Forza 5

By Gavin Mannion on Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Both Microsoft and Sony had their conferences last night and at each of them they showed off their premiere driving titles. Forza 5 and Gran Turismo 6 respectively.

So for a quick chat post on this freezing ice cold Tuesday.. seriously what the hell happened to the weather up here in Johannesburg it’s like hell froze over.

Back to the point, you tell me. Which trailer and game has the lead from their respective showings last night?

First up

Gran Turismo 6

Forza 5

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Author:Gavin Mannion

I'm cranky, arrogant and ever so amazingly annoying but when you get to know me you will also realise I'm honest and incredibly good at describing myself... now pass me that beer
  • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    Where’s Lans..?

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      Lans simply has to appear now. There is no way he can resist this article. None!

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        The weirdest thing is, for a while people thought I was Lans as well… :o


        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          Come to think of it lans and FoxHound have the same writing style…. So you are both then? #Trollol

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Don’t forget I’m Erwin too… (which must mean I’m unemployed and living in my mom’s basement).

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Cough, I’m not saying that Erwin is living with his mom, rather that to have so many accounts, I can’t be gainfully employed… trolling takes work… lol!

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            I was just about to say 0_o

          • Admiral Chief Commander


        • Nick de Bruyne

          If it makes you feel any better Jim, you will remember that people thought I WAS Lans too, and that I was faking the online arguments with myself! lol

          • Spathi

            Aha! Here you are Nick…so tell me, do I have the right to go into a full blown nerd rage right now, seeing as we have almost all the info to our disposal ;)

          • Nick de Bruyne

            Our information is at an acceptable level. NERD RAGE AWAY! lol. Seriously, how bad did Sony just bitch-slap MS. I can still hear the echo.

    • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

      whose Lans?

      • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

        Dude… you don’t know who Lans is? The guy is a Lazygamer Legend. The original end-level troll. I always suspected that he was Nick’s alter ego to be honest.

        • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

          whooo, interesting, never seen his trolling in action

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            You’ll have to venture into the archives…

          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            I’ve got bronchitis…

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew
          • Umar Kiiroi Senk?

            hehe yup :)

          • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

            He is pretty much the Foxhound of racing games

          • CaptainNemo42

            Lans did type a lot better thought. But man did he know how to get people going.

            There’s also that Drive Magazine bloke, who went on about how cool it is to drive real sports cars, and that ForTza is so much better.

            I somehow miss those trolls. :(

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            Do you remember the guy who only typed in caps? That was a couple of years ago. lol

          • CaptainNemo42

            Nah, It might have been before I joined. But the reference does ring a faint bell.

  • Hammersteyn

    I have never been a big racing fan….. But I will borrow it from my buddy and play it later because he will definitely buy GT6.

  • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    GT6 trailer says unavailable :(

  • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

    It all looks the same to me. But I am going for Good old Polyphony because I HATE THE FUCKING KINECT and HEAD TRACKING is for people who just TURNED 10.

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      Aye! This OVG hits the nail on the head again.

    • Ultimo_Cleric N7

      Hear Hear. Get this man a Bells

    • Zubayr Bhyat

      Disagree with this. Turn 10 offered a solid product. It just wasn’t everyone’s cup of tea.

      • http://lazygamer.net/ OVG

        I am just on the kinect hate wagon. FORZA 3 was a solid enough package for me that had no Kinect bells and Whistles. I still play it every weekend.

        I do not need 4 or 5. Or GT5 6.

        Racing around the Nürburgring in my F40 is bliss. Not to mention that Japanese track that came with the GOTY edition all bundled together for R299.


        • Zubayr Bhyat

          *shrug*I think 4 was great. Immediately when playing it I felt at ease. Being given cars at the beginning of the game for FM3′s achievements along with the improvements on multiplayer I’d say it’s an all round better product. The fact that you could adjust field of vision was a bonus too. Physics were better as well. I still play FM4 tbh.

          I got the standard package tbh but didn’t feel robbed. There was enough car to go around.

  • Airborne

    Just on consoles alone… GT6… that and I love Polyphony…

  • Lardus

    Everyone with 1st grade math knows 6 > 5!! The first thing that put me off Forza was the mention of “cloud-powered opponents” – seriously, just write your damn offline code smart enough in the first place!

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      It sounds like the cloud is the new Kinect…. :/

      • Lardus

        Both suck. I want offline games, and nobody peeking in on my “happy times”

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      It’s smart in a sense. Using the cloud for extra computational power. But as you said, for this it really shouldn’t have been needed

      • http://www.facebook.com/panthisza Alex [SS] PsyChoPanthis

        the drivatar stuff is cloud based because the AI is meant to adapt to the driving style of the people on your friends list

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          And if all your friends really suck at the game?

    • CaptainNemo42

      What did they call it? A “Drivatar”. Man that sounds stoopid.

    • HvR

      Microsoft Studios it is in the cloud.

  • Happy Hamster

    Well seeing as the majority of SA will be getting the ps4 then my vote goes to GT 6

    • Thando_Gqabaza

      Isn’t GT6 on PS3 ?

      • Happy Hamster

        GT6 is on PS3 but Forza will only be available to xbox one

  • Skyblue

    Forza for me but each to their own. imo Forza has been better than GT for several years already and I have played both series extensively. I have played every GT game since I first got it on the original PS but the series has stagnated over the years whereas Forza seems to up it’s game with every release.
    That said, I will not be playing Forza 5 for some time, if ever, due to obvious reasons

    • CaptainNemo42

      ForTza 5 might be the best racing game ever made that nobody gets to play.

      On Destructoid that had a poll on which console you will buy. And the answer says a lot:

      • Zubayr Bhyat

        My hope is that’s what’ll sober MS up a little from their power trip.

  • Zubayr Bhyat

    As far as trailers go, GT6 wins for using Amon Tobin :P The Forza trailer looked good too. For me it depends on each respective platform.

  • Lans

    OK, here we go… First of all, I have to bow my head to the PS4! Well done… Now as for racing, as you guys can see that the topic has risen once again… So here I go…. First of all, I wasn’t talking too much Shyt when I said that Forza 3 and 4 was better than GT5 will ever be… First up, like your article you little Minion, GT6 looks like they eventually saw there faults, thus the whole new redesign for their engine and supension and tyres and all the stuff that Forza already have…. The Forza series will indeed outpace the GT series again and it seems that GT have to play catch-up till then end is nigh…. Anyway GT had to put in new stuff just to compete with Forza and Forza has that already, which means Forza 5 will have that just even more redefined… Read that GT, your engine will at most compete with Forza 4… And so the chain reaction goes… Forza might just be the reason I will buy XBone… It is that much better!

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      lol even though you are a fake Lans… Seeing that name up there, brings a tear to my eye…

    • FoxOneZA – X-Therminator

      Pffffft GT5 > Forza 5 > GT6.

    • Zubayr Bhyat

      You have no guarantees of that. I go mad for Forza 4 myself but until the final copy arrives that’s the only time I’ll know if it is better or not.

  • Imurworstnightmare

    Forza 5 looks like wet dog poo. Such a cheaply and soulless game :C

    • Lans

      SOULLESS, you call FORZA Soulless… you must be a ginger, cause anyone that sees GT has better soul than forza has to be soulless them self… And we all know the myth about gingers… and we all know that myths and legends are ALWAYS true! GT is really boring, FORZA’s season is 10x better than GT, GT feels like a chore, while Forza brings out the fun in racing! Go and play your Ginger Turismo.

      And FoxOne, wtf is that suppose to be??? I know this Forza 5 is greater GT6, and GT5 might be greater than GT6 But will never be greater or even equal to Forza 5…

      And Jimmy, F*ck you, just had to get that outta mah system…

      • Imurworstnightmare

        TL:DR What are you going on about. Are u retarded? The Forza 5 showed looks even worse than Forza 2. I mean honestly. Dan Greenwalt is busy preaching about how cloud AI is somehow gonna make forza 5 next gen? This idiot clearly does not play his own game. Players Drive like Bipolar Drug Addicts in Racing games. Absolute Shite. out of 10 racers maybe 3 of them can actually go around a corner without bumping into someone or going off road.
        The Cockpit view in the game is absolute shite, distored blurry low fidelity. The presentation looks more like an arcade Project Gotham racing game. Yet you are stupid enough to believe forza 5 will be better than gt6 based on what facts exactly?

        Forza 5 looks like mediocre steaming pile of wet poo. It’s a buy the numbers game. Did you here his speech? Its not about tesselation or textures? really then, are racing games now about retarded player AI?
        Does Forza 5 have a new tire model any new feature that Dan greenwalt would suggest you even the right to make such BS remarks.
        Think before you write, i would prefer you do nothing. I’m actually quite shocked you able to type such dribble. you should be paralysed with stupidity. I suggest you use every once of your stupidity to apologise to me. And go do some homework

        • Zubayr Bhyat

          Before you troll and pour buckets of hate remember that FM4 was a major improvement to the series. GT6 just shows such immense promise that it looks to be a viable competitor.

        • Lans

          First off all, seems that the Ginger thing triggered an aggressive response. I am sorry if the Ginger remark offended you… Now that we know you are ginger, we also now gingers cannot drive and hang out in CLANS… that would explain this comment of you: “out of 10 racers maybe 3 of them can actually go around a corner without bumping into someone or going off road”, cause we all now Gingers cannot drive… And while GT made an awesome video, Forza made an awesome game! GT 6 made a new engine etc etc etc….. I bet you they f^&^$ it up even worse than your mothers face… I think the retard will be the one that can only think of one insult namely: mediocre steaming pile of wet poo. Did you copy that from someone, just like GT will be trying to copy Forza??? And I get that this might be too long to read, but honest opinion, I think in your case it is more like too stupid to understand…

          And at @Zubayr Bhyat:disqus , only the season mode was a major improvement, cause it is hard to improve on what is already near perfection….

          • Imurworstnightmare

            Ur a very shitty lans why the &^*%! are u impersonating me wth is wrong with ur sick mind. WTF is ur problem GUY. WHERES UR *%()*(% TROLL HONOR!!!!

          • Lans

            Oi Jimmy… I knew it was you!!! But anyway, we all know Asians cannot drive, you want to defend a driving game made by asians…

          • Imurworstnightmare

            I so sorry Lans, I am such a douchetard that my ego overpowers my alter ego sometimes…

          • Guest

            TBH with you I felt the physics to be the major improvement. When going online the game improved further. I’ve been hooked on Rivals since going online and have been improving steadily since. I hardly think FM4 offered much in terms of single player but to learn racing line with the Hard and Pro AI.

            Graphically the game was leagues ahead of FM3 and overall the car selection was just as good. Yes there were disappointments like not getting Porsche in the beginning of the game but much as been fixed since the DLC was released.

            Just calm down accept that Turn 10 actually improved. If you want proof of this look at the racers on the Forzamotorsport.net forums. The numbers are huge and last I checked growing too. You can’t dispute that

  • Mark Treloar

    I’m more interested to see what Driveclub offers compared to these 2

  • Chris Browne

    Both trailers look great and I would love to get them both based on the trailers with GT6 getting the edge because of the Endurance series cars.

    However the decision would have to be based on more than just trailers and MS would have to drop the daily online check thing (with my unreliable ADSL I’d probably not be able to use the X1 for 2 months each year, on average) and allow me to use my G25 wheel before I’ll think of getting Forza – I really hope both of those things happen.

    Also GT6 will be MUCH cheaper to get into as I’ll only have to buy the game, hehe.

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