Gran Turismo 6 Officially Announced
The rumours were true (then again, when aren’t they recently?). Gran Turismo 6 has been officially unveiled and is currently in development for the PlayStation 3. The prestigious racing title will release in the holiday season this year, with a demo releasing in July.
President of Polphony Digital and creator of the Gran Turismo franchise, Kazunori Yamauchi, officially announced the sequel at an event in Silverstone today, which played host to a celebration of 15 years of Gran Turismo. Yes, it’s been that long already, we’re all getting old.
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Yamauchi had this to say about Gran Turismo 6 during the announcement.
“I’d like to announce today that we are developing GT 6 for the holiday season this year on the PlayStation 3. The game engine will be renewed for GT6, we’ll be cleaning it up, making it smoother for the future.
“The rendering engine will be completely renewed for GT 6, there will be a revamped Physics Engine, new suspension, tyre and aerodynamics modelling. We’ll have 200 more cars than Gran Turismo 5, with 1200 available at release. More cars will be released after launch, too.”
It was also revealed that all the cars and tracks in the previous installment will be preserved and carried over to this sequel. On top of that you can expect even more car models and tracks, with the inclusion of a course creator now encouraging players to form their own championships and leagues around the world. The emphasis is on sociability here it seems, which just makes the elephant in the room even more obvious; Why is this not a PlayStation 4 launch title?
With the console already announced, you’d expect Polphony to reveal whether or not Gran Turismo would make it’s next-gen debut come the end of the year. It’s a bit surprising to see them not take the leap so soon, but it could be that they’re trying to squeeze every last drop out of the PS3 before letting go.
Either way, PlayStation racing simulation fans can now rejoice.