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Gran Turismo 6 announced for PS3

Sony has today announced that Gran Turismo 6 will be released on PlayStation 3 in 'holiday 2013'.

The game, which has a "renewed rendering engine, resulting in a more responsive and smoother experience," will feature the most cars ever seen in the series and promises new levels of authenticity. Included within GT6 will be the cars and tracks from Gran Turismo 5, along with some considerable additions taking the total up to 1200. The press release also promises that the game will include lots of aero parts and custom wheels for almost all cars.

Other Enhancements and improvements extend to a much-improved course maker function, which will provide several kilometers of 'gorgeous' scenery, including the backdrop of Andalucia. The course maker will also include a new GPS data feature, which will increase the freedom of track creation in the game.

Finally, it's also revealed that the UK's Silverstone Circuit will appear in the game for the first time in the series' history. It will be one of seven new locations, taking the total to 33, although this will make 71 different layouts available, 19 of them new.

"It is amazing to think that it is 15 years since we first released Gran Turismo," said Kazunori Yamauchi, who will be presenting at Silverstone later today. "Things have changed a lot since then and now Gran Turismo 6 is a further evolution of my dream. We're pleased to deliver GT6 to PlayStation 3 as we have a very loyal community on that platform."

As you'd expect, even more content is promised as DLC in order to support the game once it's released.

You can pre-order Gran Turismo 6 below.

Fact Sheet

Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe
Developer: Polyphony Digital Inc.
Platform: PlayStation 3
Genre: Racing
Release: Q3 2013


Gran Turismo 6 is the latest version of PlayStation's best-selling franchise, and will bring new levels of authenticity to the Real Driving Simulator as well as introducing stunning new tracks and cars and a revised user interface. The Gran Turismo franchise celebrates its 15th Anniversary in 2013, having recently exceeded 70 million global sales.

Key Features

- Take to the track with 1,200 cars, from historic classics to the latest engine revving racers from manufacturers such as Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bugatti.

- Speed around 33 locations with an incredible variety of courses, including 7 brand new tracks like the prestigious Silverstone Circuit.

- Enjoy the limitless potential of the new course maker feature which will generate new tracks pulling from several kilometres worth of gorgeous scenery

- Race your rivals around the world in your own communities and online events and then enjoy these social features on the move with the Gran Turismo 6 mobile and web app for your smart phone, tablet and PC.

Edited On 15 May, 2013

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troublemaker's avatar
troublemaker 4 years ago
Not on ps4 is a shock. Obviously this gen isn't dead, but GT was always a system seller.
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Robichoico 4 years ago
Hmmm while it's nice its coming out so soon didn't Sony say PS3 discs/games won't work on the PS4? So.....either this confirm PS4 aint out till early next year or that Sony are competing against themselves.
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inspector 74 4 years ago
How unbelievably dull
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HappyNoodleBoy 4 years ago
Hope GT6 isn't as much as a chore to play. As I was playing GT5 I felt I was being punished for something.
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Hell they're competing with themselves with the PS3 & the PSV so what does it matter if they throw another console into the mix
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Dead 4 years ago
I don't think the Vita is competing with anything really.
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Artemisthemp 4 years ago
Keep in mind that GT6 have been in devolpment, since GT5 went gold, so change it to PS4 would cost a lot of cash and it most likely wouldn't make the release window
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Ouch. That was kinda harsh Gloria
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Dead 4 years ago
Maybe, but if it competing against something what is it, N-Gage? Gizmondo?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
In Europe it's the PS3. In japan it's the PSP
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Joe2120 4 years ago
A demo for GT6 will be released in July.
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Skiba 4 years ago
gloria really is a troll
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Loli-Nox-Tan 4 years ago
Kinda XD
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Johno Muller 4 years ago
I have more Vita games than DS games, so I'd say it's competing with the Nintendo handhelds.
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DynamiteWhyte 4 years ago
Sony released God of War 2 on PS2 when the PS3 was already out, so it just helps people who can't afford the PS4 have a game to keep them busy.

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