Gaming News Gran Turismo: A mod remasters one of the most iconic games of the PS2 era
Gran Turismo 4 made more than an impression when it was released for PlayStation 2 in 2005 and is back seventeen years later thanks to the work of several passionate modders.
Gran Turismo 4 back, but not officially
Gran Turismo 7, released last March, will have put the saga back in the spotlight with the promise of restoring a single-player mode worthy of the name, with a modern technique. If we let you judge its quality, some would rather just look in the rearview mirror and pay homage to one of the franchise’s most popular installments, the fourth installment.
On March 9th, 2005, Gran Turismo 4 was parked on our good old PlayStation 2: a real hit that made Polyphony Digital look even bigger with even more gigantic content, even declaring more than 900 cars. In short, enough to bring back some good memories and imagine thatA team of modders decided to bring him a real remaster. Unofficially, of course, but a remaster nonetheless.
A good big polish
Presented long, wide and sideways in the video above, this mod sublimates Gran Turismo 4 thanks to numerous effects. First, it attacks the textures themselves, thanks to an AI that allows the details to be upscaled; also and above all, many elements were reworked and added directly by hand. We then get cars with a reinforced surface and significantly denser decorations.
Likewise, the very “grayish” colorimetric aspect of the original game now gives way to more warmth and luminosity, warming up the overall mood of the experience. The mod even goes a step further by slightly adjusting the now closer and smoother swinging outer camera, where direct to ambient light with further reflections.
Finally, note that the project is not yet complete, since the amateur developers are still working on the site and aiming for example to improve the artificial intelligence that allows the improvement of textures to continue and always improve the visual quality of the game. Note, however, that the whole thing doesn’t run on a PS2, but via an emulator on a PC. So don’t expect to tweak your old console to take advantage of it.
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