gran turismo 6 Gran Turismo 6 announced with trailer and screens

It’s hard to believe that Gran Turismo has turned 15, but it’s true. Well, there is no sign of it stopping any time soon – series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has announced Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) is heading to the PlayStation 3 during the holiday season this year!  With connectivity to mobile devices like smart phones and tablets, as well as social and community functions, it sounds like it could be a PS4 title!   The game is also getting a demo in July after the big unveiling at E3, but there is a nagging question- what about all the tracks?!

All of the cars and tracks from Gran Turismo®5, which has sold over 10 million copies since launching in 2010, will be retained in GT6. But notable new additions to the already impressive line-up of historic cars, road cars and the latest race cars, brings the total car list to 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.

Well that solves that nicely!   Looks like GT6 is going to amp up the series to a whole new level.  They are also partnering with two new companies to help raise the realism further.

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.

Stay tuned for more info when we get hands-on with the game ourselves, and hop over to the official site for more info on the freshly-announced racer.  Before you run off to do that though, check out the great screenshots and announcement trailer below.