Add another gigantic title to the 2013 holiday season.
Today, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. announced Gran Turismo 6 , the latest installment in the acclaimed, best-selling franchise. It will launch for the PlayStation 3 later this year.
As revealed by series creator Kazunori Yamauchi at the 15th anniversary GT event, GT6 "will bring new levels of authenticity to the Real Driving Simulator." We'll also receive new tracks, cars and a revised user interface, along with a fresh compact game engine that will improve operation and "increase the flexibility to expand it with downloadable content." The game will also be primed to expand its connectivity with other devices, such as smartphones and tablets.
All of the cars and tracks available in GT5 will be present in GT6. However, the new additions will bring the lineup of impressive cars to 1,200 at launch, with new cars ready to be added via DLC. Plus, racing enthusiasts will be able to expermient with "several thousand aerodynamic parts and custom wheels." All in all, GT6 will boast 33 locations with 71 different layouts, 19 of which are gonna be brand new. Lastly, there's are several new projects that will "blur the line between the virtual and real." One of those is the already-existing and extremely popular GT Academy.
"It is amazing to think that it is 15 years since we first released Gran Turismo. Things have changed a lot since then and now Gran Turismo 6 is a further evolution of my dream. We're pleased to deliver GT6 to PlayStation 3 as we have a very loyal community on that platform. However, we have refactored the game to make it very flexible and expandable, with a view to making many future developments. I am very pleased with everything about the new game and the new additions, but the launch will be only the beginning for GT6. The game will continue to develop throughout its life. I already have many ideas for things I want to achieve in the next 15 years of Gran Turismo!"
No word yet on whether this might also arrive for the PS4. If Sony is planning to do that, they're likely holding that announcement for E3. Either way, though, GT6 is coming! Rejoice!
Related Game(s): Gran Turismo 6