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Sony Computer Entertainment has announced Gran Turismo 6, the latest version of PlayStation's best-selling franchise, will be released in the holiday season, 2013. The news was revealed today by Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi at an event held to celebrate 15 years of the top-selling series.

"GT6 for PlayStation 3 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 press statement read.

"A new compact game engine will improve operation and increase the flexibility to expand it with downloadable content."

The game is also set for connectivity with devices such as smartphones and tablets for social and community functions.

All of the cars and tracks from Gran Turismo 5 will be retained in GT6. But notable additions to the line-up of historic cars, road cars and the latest race cars, brings the total car list to 1200 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 personalise their own custom cars in-game as well.

The UK's Silverstone Circuit will be one of seven new locations in Gran Turismo 6, taking the total to 33, with 71 different layouts available, 19 of them being new.

New tracks are also set to be made available online, while the course maker has also seen improvements.

The press statement confirmed that the GT Academy series, which sees Nissan and Sony team up to find real racing drivers, will be returning.

Other notable partnerships in the development of GT6 have been with tyre manufacturer Yokohama Rubber and suspension company KW Automotive.

"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.


Edit: Note, there seems to be an embargo on this information but it leaked early based on this other site that also leaked this news:

"Note: El33tonline was notified of an embargo on this information only after we received the official press release and details. For this reason, we’ll have further details on Gran Turismo 6 at 18:00 (CET / South African) today."

Edit 2: The El33 site had more info and specified GT6 but they've taken down that info now. The new article title is:

"Exciting Gran Turismo announcement inbound this evening"

Edit 3: Since nothing is 100% confirmed it's classified as a rumor, for now.

Edit 4:

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i think its official that this year is the best year for PS3 exclusives

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If exclusive, somebody at Sony is fucking stupid.

well, at least the PS3 will sell well i guess...

So no Vita release?

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Good heavens Sony, what a completely ridiculous call.

edit: Never mind, I should've known this to be a bit premature *smacks forehead*

No PS4 version? I would rather have had GT6 be exclusively developed for PS4 and released in 2014. This version seems premature.

Wow I wasn't expecting this for another 5 years or so. Although it really sounds more like GT5.5. In any case, why in the hell wouldn't this be made for PS4?

And I thought that Sony finally started making sense since the PS4 reveal, I guess nothing lasts forever...or even 3 months...

So it is happening...PS4 preorder.

Greatness Awaits!

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maximus22 said:

Wow I wasn't expecting this for another 5 years or so. Although it really sounds more like GT5.5. In any case, why in the hell wouldn't this be made for PS4?

Ya I don't get that either. I thought it would a cross gen game. I guess the ps4 does have driveclub(launch title?).