Gran Turismo 6 Announced for 2013
- Updated: May 15, 2013
There will be an incredible 1200 cars available at launch. GT6 also adds 7 new locations and 19 new layouts, bringing those respective totals to 33 and 71. The game will also boast a new physics engine with new aerodynamics, tyre, suspension and kinematics models, developed in technical partnership with car industry tyre manufacturer Yokohama Rubber and suspension company KW Automotive.
And crucially, there will be an all-new interface with faster loading times. I don’t have the details yet but there will be some form of compatibility across PlayStation devices, smart phones, tablets and PCs.
“It is amazing to think that it is 15 years since we first released Gran Turismo,” explained Kazunori Yamauchi, during the announcement at Silverstone Circuit. “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. However, we have refactored the game to make it very flexible and expandable, with a view to making many future developments. I am very pleased with everything about the new game and the new additions, but the launch will be only 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!”