Sony Reveal Gran Turismo 6 At Silverstone, Coming To PlayStation 3
Sony paid tribute to the Gran Turismo series this Wednesday as it celebrated 15 years since the ground breaking release of the original PlayStation hit. Sony marked the occasion at Silverstone, celebrating the series success with the announcement of the next iteration in the prolific racing simulator — Gran Turismo 6.
The new PS3 game will improve on the huge roster of Gran Turismo 5 to bring the overall garage total to over 1,200 vehicles. The amount of tracks to race on has also been increased to 33, including Britain’s very own Silverstone circuit.
Adding more isn’t just the only aim for GT6, with improvements to the cumbersome user interface and a new engine to improve game operation. There’s going to be a big push with social features so players don’t just have to be on their PS3 to connect with the racing world. The developers also confirmed that downloadable content will help to keep the game fresh with cars and tracks added periodically.
Gran Tursimo creator Kazunori Yamauchi went on record to say:
“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!”
Although the timing of this title for the PlayStation 3 may seem somewhat at odds with the fact that the PlayStation 4 is due out at the end of this year, it appears that the developers are keeping Sony’s next generation console in mind. In an interview with IGN Kazunori has said that: “we actually do have a PlayStation 4 version in mind, but for this holiday season, we thought it would be best for users to release on PS3 for now.”
Further announcements are expected throughout the year.