Gran Turismo 6 Officially Announced

By Spencer Pressly on May 15, 2013, 2:51PM EST

Today is the 15th anniversary of the racing simulator Gran Turismo and at an event held in Silverstone, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi announced Gran Turismo 6. It appears that all of the rumors leading up to this announcement were true, but now we have much more details about what will be in this latest release. GT6 will release Holiday 2013 on PlayStation 3.

GT6 will feature a different engine from GT5, but now with more visual and physics enhancements than ever before. Every single car and track from GT5 will be included in GT6. Over 200 brand new cars will be added and the final game will have over 1200 cars when it releases. There will also be plenty of new DLC added to the game every month.

There are also seven brand new tracks to race on bringing the total to 33 locations. 19 new track layouts also bring the layout total to 71. Along with cars, new tracks are sure to be added later on after release. A brand new course maker has also been added that will let you create plenty of different new kinds of tracks to race on.

Kazunori Yamauchi, had this to say during the during the announcement at Silverstone Circuit:

[[quote]]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 GT 6 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 only be 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![[/quote]]

A demo for GT6 will release sometime this July as a part of GT Academy 2013. Are you excited to get a brand new GT game for the PS3 or would you rather have it on the PS4 or even Vita? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Source: PlayStation Blog

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