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All Articles: Gran Turismo 6
Just one new game will be driving its way towards a retail release this week: Gran Turismo 6.
The Polyphony Digital-developed racer will likely be the last game in the famed franchise to be released for the PS3. Kazunori Yamauchi, Polyphony’s CEO and the main driving force behind the series, recently revealed that Gran Turismo 7 is in development for the PS4. Instead of creating a brand new game from scratch, Yamauchi stated that Gran Turismo 7 would likely be a souped-up version of Gran Turismo 6 and could be out as early as next year.
Something to think about as you contemplate a Gran Turismo 6 purchase later this week when its released on December 6.
Bringing Gran Turismo 6 to the PS4 has always been part of the plan at Polyphony Digital. But if Kazunori Yamauchi has his way, that may not entirely be accurate.
Speaking to Joystiq, Polyphony’s CEO said that when Gran Turismo 6 finally does come to the PS4, it may actually be retitled to Gran Turismo 7. Aside from saying that a PS4 version of the game wouldn’t be released for a very long time, Yamauchi said that the “vision” of the game might not carry over, requiring the numbering change.
So Gran Turismo 6 is likely coming to the PS4, and it won’t be happening anytime soon. But it might be called Gran Turismo 7. So now I wonder, why did Yamauchi even say anything?
Don’t throw out your PS3 just yet, Sony has announced that Gran Turismo 6 will be available in stores on December 6.
The publisher has also announced that the game will be supported throughout 2014 with the “Vision Gran Turismo” DLC project. “Vision Gran Turismo” will bring futuristic concept cars to Gran Turismo 6 as DLC through a unique partnership with design teams from 18 automotive manufacturers and design houses. The full list of design teams creating “concept models [with] a unique insight into the future of the automotive sector” are Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Aston Martin, Audi, BMW, Bertone, GM Design, Honda, Infiniti, Italdesign Giugiaro, JORDAN Brand, Mercedes-Benz, Nike, Nissan, Peugeot, SRT(Chrysler), Volkswagen and Zagato.
Best of all, the “Vision Gran Turismo” DLC will be available for free to all owners of Gran Tursimo 6.
The 2013 All-Star Game will take place in two weeks, at beautiful Citi Field, and Sony wants to celebrate with a new PlayStation Store release: MLB 13: The Show – Home Run Derby. Sony has taken the popular mode out of the retail version and released it as a standalone PSN title with over 30 of the top hitters in baseball.
Also available this week for the PS3 is the Koei-published massive battler Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War and the bicycle simulation Tour De France 2013. Koei is also dropping a new game on the PS2 Classics section: Warriors Orochi. Over on the Vita side of things, three titles will vie for your download dollar: Farming Simulator, a farming simulator; Pinball Heroes Complete, a remake of the popular PSP pinball game; and Velocity Ultra, a puzzle shooter.
But the biggest addition to the PlayStation Store this week isn’t a full game, it’s a demo. In the Gran Turismo 6 “GT Academy 2013” demo players will be guided by GT Academy driver Lucas Ordonez around the famed Silverstone circuit well ahead of GT6’s holiday 2013 release date.
You can find more information on all of these games after the break and a full list of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
Sony reveals Gran Turismo 6 pre-order bonuses
With all this talk about the PS4 and Xbox One, it’s important to remember that there still a handful of major (and exclusive) current-generation games on track for release this Fall. If you caught the bad “on track” pun, you know that one of the games I’m talking about is Gran Turismo 6.
Sony announced the game’s pre-order incentives this morning and all buyers who pre-purchase Gran Turismo 6 will receive a special “4-Car Pack” consisting of:
- 2011 BMW Z4 GT3
- 2013 Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3
- 2013 Tesla Model S Signature Performance
- 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7)
And if you want a retailer-specific pre-order bonus on top of that, you can head over to Amazon and pre-purchase the game, which includes “$1 Million In-Game Credit” or you can buy it from GameStop and receive the 16-car “15th Anniversary Edition Upgrade Pack.” In addition to a whole fleet of high-performance vehicles, the 15th Anniversary Edition includes “customized paint chips, race suit, helmet, PSN Avatar, and a copy of Beyond the Apex II app.”
Hit the jump for the complete list of cars available in the “15th Anniversary Edition Upgrade Pack.” (more…)
For everyone disappointed that Gran Turismo 6 isn’t coming to the PS4, cheer up, it probably will eventually.
Speaking to IGN, Polyphony Digital President Kazunori Yamauchi said, “We actually do have a PlayStation 4 version in mind, but for this holiday season, we thought it would be best for users to release on PS3 for now.”
However, a PS4 version of the game is is likely a little ways down the road as Yamauchi also said, “I thought the best scenario would be to have the game come out, then to have new scenarios, new DLC and other updates. Once the players have thoroughly played out the system, if the PlayStation 4 version came out naturally, as part of that process, I think that would be the best scenario.”
So GT6 this Fall… then new scenarios… then other DLC… then we all have to get sick of GT6… and then finally we’ll get a chance to buy it all over again on the PS4.
It’s official… Gran Turismo 6 will be available exclusively for the PlayStation 3 this holiday season.
The news was delivered by Kazunori Yamauchi, the President of Polyphony Digital and creator of the Gran Turismo series, during a special Gran Turismo anniversary celebration being held at England’s Silverstone Race Circuit. PlayStation Europe’s Twitter feed captured all the juicy bits from Yamauchi’s speech including confirmation that GT6 will feature a new engine, a new Course Maker, and the ability to form racing communities. Here we go…
“The game engine will be renewed for GT6, we’ll be cleaning it up, making it smoother for the future… The rendering engine will be completely renewed for GT6… Will be a revamped Physics Engine, new suspension, tire and aerodynamics modelling,” Yamauchi said.
The developer continued: “There will be a New Course Maker, spanning several tens of square Kilometers… You will be able to organise and form your own racing communities. You can also organise your own championships.”
Finally, Gran Turismo 6 will include some kind of mobile/tablet integration which will allow players to be “involved in the community on any device.”
Sony has also released a teaser trailer for the game, which you can view above.
Later today, Sony will host a 15th Anniversary celebration for the Gran Turismo series at the Silverstone Race Circuit. During the event, the consolemaker planned to reveal the next game in the franchise, but a leak has tipped their hand a bit early. Later today, Sony will officially announce that Gran Turismo 6 is coming to the PS3 this holiday season.
Kazunori Yamauchi, the father of the Gran Turismo series and the President of Polyphony Digital, has been hyping up Gran Turismo 6 for several years now. So even without the leak, this announcement probably wouldn’t surprise very many people.
We’ll probably learn more after the official announcement, but for now we know that Gran Turismo 6 will feature seven new tracks (including Silverstone), over 1,200 cars, more customization options, and “a renewed focus on downloadable content.”
What we don’t know is if a version of Gran Turismo 6 will be available for the PS4.