Gran Turismo 6 Revealed, Coming Holiday 2013, Exclusive Demo In July [TRAILER]

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As expected after last week’s teasers, Sony Computer Entertainment has announced Gran Turismo 6 (GT6), which will be released in Holiday 2013. The news was revealed today by legendary Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi at an event held to celebrate 15 years of the 70-million-selling series. GT6 for PS3 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. A new compact game engine will improve operation and increase the flexibility to expand it with downloadable content. Meanwhile, the game is also set for expanded connectivity with other devices such as smart phones and tablets and increased social and community functions.

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All of the cars and tracks from Gran Turismo 5 will be retained in GT6. But Polyphony isn’t taking a rest, new additions will bring the total car list for Gran Turismo 6 up to an astounding 1,200 at launch, with new cars set to be continually added online. Several thousand aerodynamic parts and custom wheels will be available for almost all cars, and players can personalize their own custom cars in game to the greatest ever level possible.

The UK’s famous Silverstone Circuit will be just one of seven new locations in Gran Turismo 6, taking the total to 33, with 71 different layouts available, 19 of them brand new. There will also be regular additions of new tracks set to be made available online. The improved course maker function will provide gorgeous scenery spanning several tens of square kilometers including the magnificent backdrop of Andalucia. The theme of Gran Turismo’s innovative collaborations with partner companies will increase with the inception of GT6. A number of exciting new projects that blur the line between the virtual and real will be announced in the run up to the game’s launch. Not least of these is GT Academy, a collaboration with Nissan to unearth real racing driver talent that first ran in 2008. It was announced during the event that the competition returns for its biggest ever year in 2013, with the entry mechanic set to take place on an exclusive GT6 demo in July.

Other notable partnerships in the development of GT6 have been with tire manufacturer Yokohama Rubber and suspension company KW Automotive. Both companies are active in the commercial car industry and in racing, and they have acted as technical development partners for the game’s new physics engine, for its tire and suspension kinematic modeling, creating an even more realistic experience for GT fans.

Further news about Gran Turismo 6 will be revealed at E3 and Gamescom. Well isn’t this a turn of events, many had thought that the announcement of DriveClub meant that the Gran Turismo franchise might not make it to next-gen consoles but I think we can put that to rest event though GT6 wasn’t specifically confirmed for PS4 in this announcement. Check out the trailer and screens and then hit up the comments to let us know what you think. For racing fans, are you more excited for DriveClub or GT6?

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