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.”
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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.
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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.
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.