Gran Turismo 6 gets official, heading to the PlayStation 3 this winter

By on May 15, 2013, 1:30 PM

Gran Turismo 6 is now official as the hit franchise will be racing onto the PlayStation 3 later this year. Versions for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation Vita have not been announced although we fully expect Polyphony Digital to bring the game to both platforms in time for the lucrative holiday buying season. Or perhaps they want to push DriveClub for the PS4 instead.

The latest iteration of the popular driving simulator will ship with all of the cars found in Gran Turismo 5 in addition to a bevy of newcomers. In total, there will be some 1,200 cars available when the game launches with more coming in regular intervals through DLC.

In addition to the auto selections, there will be 33 tracks available (with 71 layouts) when the game ships including Silverstone. Gran Turismo 6 marks the first time England’s popular track will be playable in-game. Naturally, additional tracks will be added over time as well.

We are told there will be a heavy social aspect to Gran Turismo 6 – specifically, a second screen experience that smartphone and tablet users can enjoy while playing. As for graphics, there’s a completely renewed rendering engine on board that will allow for vehicles that look much more life-like. Indeed, the title is expected to push the limits of the PlayStation 3.

Sony hasn’t pegged an exact release date for the title outside of “this winter” but there is a bit of good news as PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download a demo in July.




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JC713 JC713 said:

Too bad I dont have a PS3. I loved this game on PSP. Real Racing on mobile is basically the same though.

1 person liked this | psycros psycros said:

Wonder how many cash store upgrades it'll take to get a car that can win? Wonder how easy it'll be to get one that never *loses*?

avoidz avoidz said:

Do they have car damage yet in this series?

slh28 slh28, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Wonder how many cash store upgrades it'll take to get a car that can win? Wonder how easy it'll be to get one that never *loses*?

All the GT games are pretty easy... just find an easy race which gives lots of credits and replay it a few times.

davislane1 davislane1 said:

Wonder how many cash store upgrades it'll take to get a car that can win? Wonder how easy it'll be to get one that never *loses*?

Never played Gran Turismo, have you?

Do they have car damage yet in this series?

They introduced a not-even-half-baked form of damage modeling in GT5. To be frank, it was extremely disappointing considering the product that PD usually puts out. Not that it matters, of course. Most people turn it off because they can't drive. As some guy put it to me in a lobby once, "who wants to see their car all messed up?"

Given that failure, the deceptive marketing, and the two libraries of vehicles (premium and standard) that distinguished GT5, I won't be holding my breath on the sixth title. If it's anything like 5 I'll wait for it in the bargain bin.

Edit: Also, the premise of this article is wrong. Winter is when they will officially push the release date to the following summer. Standard M.O. for Polyphony Digital.

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