A host of never before confirmed features have been revealed for Gran Turismo 5, including track creation and sharing, go-karting and stunt arenas.

Speaking to PlayStation.com, Shuhei Yoshida, president of SCE Worldwide Studios, said: "Gran Turismo 5 will offer gamers an experience more rich, more in-depth and more exciting than they might expect - even from a series as closely identified with innovation and invention as Gran Turismo. Not only will Gran Turismo 5 deliver an even more comprehensive set of cars and courses than gamers saw with previous iterations, it will also feature new game-enhancing graphical effects such as damage, night racing and weather.

"These innovations are twinned with the option to join millions of like-minded individuals globally within the Gran Turismo community and to find a driving experience to suit, whether that is taking on the Top Gear test track, chucking cars around stunt arenas, go-karting, creating and sharing your own track or intense head-to-head races."

Yoshida concluded by calling the upcoming racer - set for release on November 2 - the "definitive gaming experience full stop".