Gran Turismo 6 officially announced at 15th anniversary event
To celebrate 15 years of definitive racing action, a new Gran Turismo game has been officially announced during the franchise's anniversary event. Grand Turismo 6 is set to feature a whopping 1200 new cars, 19 new circuits, and is powered by a new engine.
During the 15th anniversary celebration for Gran Turismo, a brand new chapter in the definitive and iconic racing series has been officially announced.
Gran Turismo 6 will feature a myriad of new features including a massive variety of cars, new tracks, and a series of dynamic new additions from the game's new engine.
The upcoming new release will also feature new visual enhancements, including adaptive tessellation along with new physics models, aerodynamics systems, and tire suspension to deliver unprecedented realism to the overall racing experience. Gran Turismo 6 will also feature a new course creation algorithm which will create scenic tracks and environments, providing truly immersive gameplay.
It has also been revealed that gamers will have more control when it comes to online gameplay, allowing players to take part in community and club events while also publishing their very own customized tournaments that can be played online.
Gran Turismo will also take advantage of new UI's to improve load times, and players will also be able to customize each of their vehicles in a way similar to the previous releases. GT6 is believed to feature over 1200 cars and 19 new circuits and tracks to race them on.
“Several thousand aerodynamic parts and custom wheels will be available for almost all cars,” writes Sony, “and players can personalize their own custom cars in game to the greatest ever level possible.”
The track number has been increased for Gran Turismo 6, raising the unique track count to 33 and includes over 70 different layouts that will be plotted with the game's dynamic course maker.
In terms of the actual vehicle models, Sony and Polyphony have teamed up with real-world automotive companies to “blur the line between the virtual and real,” providing such astounding and incredible realism in every single car. The array of vehicles isn't limited to recent models; the game includes such classics from the past all the way back to the sixties, allowing gamers to build their very own dream car.
Below you can find a list of some of the new vehicles that are featured in Gran Turismo 6:
- Tesla Motors Model S Signature Performance ’12
- Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 N24 Schulze Motorsport
- Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 ’11
- Light Car Company Rocket ’07
- KTM X-BOW R ’12
- Ferrari Dino 246 GT ’71
- Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale ’11
- Alpine A110 1600S ’68
- Audi Sport quattro S1 Rally Car ’86
Along with the officially released details, a few images of Gran Turismo 6's UI have been leaked onto the internet, showing a very brief look at certain in-game menus and interfaces.
The first image details the game's GPS data visualizer, which seems to be an interface that allows gamers to replay their previous session and watch their progress in real-time. Gamers can apparently also change their view during the replay, offering truly impressive cinematic footage for players to enjoy at their leisure.
The second leaked UI image seems to show off the game's basic interface, detailing a variety of different modes include Arcade Mode, the My Home landing page, and the Dealerships section to the right which no-doubt allows players to purchase new vehicles. The UI itself looks very streamlined and modern, offering ease-of-use while incorporating a stylish flair.
An official release date for Gran Turismo 6 has yet to be revealed; however the game will be a PlayStation-exclusive title and is currently slated for a release on the PlayStation 3. The game may in fact be coming to Sony's next-gen PS4, yet nothing has been confirmed at this point.
More information will be offered next month during this year's E3 event, but for now be sure to check out the game's official trailer below.