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Gran Turismo 6 microtransactions are 'an alternative,' says Shuhei Yoshida

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on 5 December 2013

Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS) chief Shuhei Yoshida has taken to Twitter to defend the inclusion of microtransations in upcoming PlayStation 3-exclusive racer, Gran Turismo 6.

This week, it was revealed that the Polyphony Digital title would allow gamers to part with their hard-earned cash in order to purchase vehicles in-game. One example, the Jaguar XJ13, sees players forking out up to $150 of real-life money to acquire the vehicle.

The inclusion of microtransactions has been met with some harsh criticism from players, but Yoshida-san was quick to point out a few things in response to angry fans on the social networking site

Gran Turismo 6 is scheduled for release worldwide on December 6. Stay tuned to for our full review soon.