Sony have officially announced Gran Turismo 6 which will be released for the PlayStation 3 this Christmas.
The game was to be unveiled at a Gran Turismo 15th anniversary event. It will bring new levels of authenticity to ‘the Real Driving Simulator’ as well as introducing stunning new tracks and cars and a revised user interface. A new compact game engine will improve operation and increase the flexibility to expand it with downloadable content. Meanwhile, the game is also set for expanded connectivity with other devices such as smart phones and tablets and increased social and community functions.
Gran Turismo 6 will retain all of the cars and tracks from Gran Turismo®5, which has sold over 10m copies since launching in 2010, will be retained in GT6. But notable new additions to the already impressive line-up of historic cars, road cars and the latest race cars, brings the total car list to 1200 at launch, with new cars set to be continually added online. Several thousand aerodynamic parts and custom wheels will be available for almost all cars, and players can personalize their own custom cars in game to the greatest ever level possible.
The famous UK Silverstone circuit will also feature in Gran Turismo 6 taking the total to 33, with 71 different layouts available, 19 of them brand new. There will also be regular additions of new tracks set to be made available online. The improved course maker function will provide gorgeous scenery spanning several tens of square kilometers including the magnificent backdrop of Andalucía.
There will also be a number of partnerships announced during the run up to release. Not least of these is GT Academy, a collaboration with Nissan to unearth real racing driver talent that first ran in 2008. It was announced during the event that the competition returns for its biggest everyear in 2013, with the entry mechanic set to take place on an exclusive GT6 demo which will be released in July. One of these partnerships include that with manufacturer Yokohama Rubber and suspension company KW Automotive.
Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi stated:
“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.”
Some screenshots and a trailer have also been released. Are you excited for Gran Turismo 6? Let us know your thoughts via the comment section below.