Gran Turismo 6 confirmed for 2013 release
Gran Turismo Creator Kazunori Yamauchi revealed today – at an event to celebrate 15 years of the 70-million-selling franchise- that the sixth entry in the series will be released in time for Christmas 2013.
GT6 for Playstation 3 will see many improvements over GT5 (released in 2010). New tracks, more cars and an overhaul of features will make the already robust simulator the biggest Gran Turismo game ever. A new engine will improve game operation and the social and community functions will get a lot of attention too. A staggering 1200 vehicles will now be crammed into ‘The Real Driving Simulator’. All cars and tracks from GT5 will make a return with notable enhancements to each and every one. Players will have the ability to fully customize their rides to an even greater level of detail than ever before.
33 tracks will be on offer for you to race around, including newcomer Silverstone Circuit. With 71 different layouts available, 19 of them brand new, and more cars and tracks being added post-release as DLC, it’s looking like GT6 will be one mammoth of a game.
The lack-luster track editor of GT5 will get a complete overhaul, providing creative gamers with several tens of square kilometres of stunning scenery, including the lusheous Andalucía backdrop.
At Silverstone today creator Kazunori Yamauchi had this to say:
“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!”