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Gran Turismo 6 news, screenshots, cars and release date

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GT6 news, screenshots, cars and release date

Gran Turismo 6 News

Gran Turismo officially unveiled

Gran Turismo 6 was unveiled at a dedicated event at the Silverstone Circuit on May 15.

Launched by series creator Kazunori Yamauchi, Gran Turismo 6 will run on the same gaming engine as it predecessor, but given a complete overhaul to boost the graphics and make the game feel even more realistic.

“The rendering engine will be completely renewed for GT6, there will be a revamped Physics Engine, new suspension, tyre and aerodynamics modelling,” said Yamauchi. “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.”

Read more: Gran Turismo 6 officially unveiled with trailer and screenshots – May 16

Gran Turismo 6 concept video appears online

A Gran Turismo 6 concept video appeared online just days after the game was formally unveiled by Polyphony.

The concept video, created by AllGamesBeta, shows off a selection of vehicles, tracks and gameplay all created using detailed conceptual footage. It also showcases what the Silverstone Circuit could look like in the game and how true to life it could look.

Read more: Gran Turismo 6 concept video shows off new cars and tracks - May 20

Gran Turismo 6 Features

Polyphony confirmed that GT6 will launch with a huge garage of 1,200 cars. That includes all the vehicles from GT5 too, so players loyal to the series will still be able to race their favourites.

Although, they will be able to do so in the seven new locations offered in GT6, one of which is Britain’s own Silverstone Circuit. In total, GT6 will have 33 tracks available to race in-game with 71 track variations and 19 of those are GT6 exclusives.

So far, Silverstone is the only track location confirmed for GT6 and even features in the official trailer, which can be found below. However, Polyphony staff were spotted taking a tour of the Mount Panorama circuit in Bathurst, Australia.

The game will also offer more customisation options than previous games in the series, and have a strong focus on DLC content.

“I am very pleased with everything about the new game and new additions, but the launch will be only the beginning for GT6”, said Yamauchi. “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.”

More GT6 footage will be shown at E3 2013 and gamescon this year, so we’ll be seeing much more Gran Turismo come June.

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Gran Turismo 6 Release Date

Polyphony confirmed that Gran Turismo 6 will launch on the current PS3 console later this year, with only a loose “holiday 2013” GT6 release date given at this stage.

“We’re pleased to deliver GT6 to PlayStation 3 as we have a very loyal community on that platform,” said Yamauchi. “However, we have refactored the game to make it very flexible and expandable, with a view to making many future developments.”

Yamauchi’s comments could suggest that GT6 will ship for PS4 as well as the current generation Sony console, but Polyphony haven’t confirmed that yet.

A Gran Turismo 6 PS4 release was teased by online retailers at the beginning of May, just days before the official unveiling. Nordic retailer CDON listed the PS4 title online, but failed to offer a precise release date.

Many have questioned the validity of this listing, but with a “holidays 2013” release date offered by Polyphony for the game, it can’t be just coincidence that that’s the same date given by Sony for the PS4.

Gran Turismo Trailer and Screenshots

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Pg

May 24, 2013, 1:05 pm

I assume they still haven't put car damage into the game? And that the AI will ram you if you are in their racing line rather than avoid, or at least attempt to avoid you?

I'd rather hope that's not the case, but am guessing nothing has changed. Always loved playing GT but when those issues crop up, it's a little frustrating.

Javed

May 24, 2013, 1:33 pm

Looks like they'll still be ripping customers off with their "DLC" stuff that should really be in the original game.

Chris Parfrement

June 22, 2013, 6:13 pm

What a surprize another opportunity to fill a great game with stupid amounts of nissan gtr again let me guess 60 versions this time

JasonRose

June 25, 2013, 2:50 pm

I get sick of you retards whinging about paying for DLC!

Come down to earth and get a grip on reality matey!

If there are expansions, upgrades or anything that gives any product you own longevity or additional enjoyment, then basically you're going to have to purchase it! If you really want something bad enough, then you'll pay for it right!

For example, It's no different to purchasing a Blu-ray player, and as time goes by and new movies come out that you really want to purchase, you're not going to whinge to Sony for making you pay for the Blu-ray movie because you purchase a player!

I could give you hundreds of examples of additional items or upgrades you have to purchase if you really want that extra item!

We are talking about DLC that's probably going to be affordable and worth purchasing, however if it's not something you're interesting in purchasing, Sony or Polyphony Digital are not going to pull the plug on your PlayStation.

I can tell you now, if and when Bathurst in Australia is available I'd pay top dollar for it, providing GT6 is brilliant in the handling and physics department as well as having top notch graphics!

Maybe you were a little spoiled brat when you were young and were use to getting everything for nothing, and now you're getting older you realize that things we desire in life are not for free. We pay for everything that makes us feel good, does us good, makes us happy and keeps us entertained!

Now that's the reality of living dude!

JasonRose

June 25, 2013, 3:04 pm

What's wrong with the Nissan GT-R, Don't like it, don't buy it.

Facts

2011 - Guinness world records – Fastest 0–60 mph acceleration by a four seater production car.

Listed as having one of the best resale values of any sports car.

Anyway, not that the above points are relative to driving these cars in Gran Turismo, but the GT-R is god damn sexy to look at and to race in one in Forza 4, PC's Shift 2, Grid and PS3's Gran Turismo 5 is lots of fun.

You'll find this time around Polyphony Digital will do what Microsoft, Turn 10 and Playground Games has done with the Forza Franchise (Forza 4 and Forza Horizon) over the last couple of years, with the creation of additional DLC car packs.

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