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Well it's all over the web that at 4pm today, at the Gran Turismo 15 year celebrations, Sony is to announce GT6 coming to a PS3 near you in November this year.

The rumour mill is saying that there will be 7 new locations added, including Silverstone and Brands Hatch, and there will be 1200 cars at launch, plus a load of DLC.

Also, 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.

There are rumours that the track maker will be radically overhauled, and there may even be an option to use real world gps data to make your favourite roads into tracks.

Fingers crossed that these rumours are true... I guess we will find out in a bit over 2 hours
 

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Will this be released for the PS4 too or is it only on PS3? If the latter then I find this a rather odd thing to do. Many people will be moving over to next gen consoles at that time and I can see the game not selling that well due to this.

I wonder if all of the cars in GT6 will be Premium models? I found it disappointing that so many were Standard models with just a black silhouette for the inside of the car.

Let's just hope they've radically overhauled the awful menu system this time!
 

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What I have found so far makes no mention of PS4, but there is a full on press embargo imposed by Sony, so 1 of the articles I read pertaining to the press release from the celebration day was pulled within a minute or two.

Have to bear in mind GT6 has been in development since 2010, so it might of been to near complete to hold over as a PS4 title.

It talked of a more compact and optimised game engine, which may hint at both better menus and more premium models, but we will have to wait and see.
 

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I'd be surprised too if this turns out to be PS3 exclusive, you'd like to hope that they'd have a PS4 version near completion at this point too.

As much as it would be a terrible marketing mistake to announce a PS3 exclusive to be released around the launch of the PS4 I wouldn't be at all surprised....hell they can probably just say "it's in the works" when it comes to PS4 and that would keep the fanboys happy for 3 years or so until they release it.

My worry would be for the health of my PS3...my PS3 Slim which I think was reasonably new at the time has the scars of the last GT game where the outer casing has become soft in a certain area due to the heat produced from trying to run that game for the 24 hours you're expected to run it for in a single sitting.
 

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I wouldn't be surprised if it was PS3 only as they will want to push Drive Club as much as possible.

Wouldnt hold your breath over the menu system either, GT isnt GT without crappy menus.
 

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oh and also I wont be a happy boy if they palm us off with 900 half finished cars like in GT5
 

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Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today announced Gran Turismo®6 (GT6™), the latest version of PlayStation®’s best-selling franchise, will be released in Holiday, 2013. The news was revealed today by legendary Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi at an event held to celebrate 15 years of the 70-million-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 new compact game engine will improve operation and increase the flexibility to expand it with downloadable content. Meanwhile, the game is also set for expanded connectivity with other devices such as smart phones and tablets and increased social and community functions.

All of the cars and tracks from Gran Turismo®5, which has sold over 10m 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 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 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 Andalucía.

The theme of Gran Turismo’s innovative collaborations with partner companies will increase with the inception of GT6. A number of exciting new projects that blur the line between the virtual and real will be announced in the run up to the game’s launch. Not least of these is GT Academy, a collaboration with Nissan to unearth real racing driver talent that first ran in 2008. It was announced during the event that the competition returns for its biggest ever year in 2013, with the entry mechanic set to take place on an exclusive GT6 demo in July.

Other notable partnerships in the development of GT6 have been with tyre 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 tyre and suspension kinematic modeling, creating an even more realistic experience for GT fans.

“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!”

The celebration of 15 years of Gran Turismo event at Silverstone included a demo of GT6 featuring the famous circuit. Guests were able to play the game in the familiar circular Gran Turismo race pods before having a chance to take to the real track in cars provided by Audi, Ford, Jaguar, KTM, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Toyota.

Further news about Gran Turismo 6 will be revealed at the forthcoming E3 and Gamescom events.


Cars featured on the GT6 Silverstone demo (* denotes new to Gran Turismo):

Acura NSX ’91
*Alfa Romeo TZ3 Stradale ’11
*Alpine A110 1600S ’68
*Audi Sport quattro S1 Rally Car ’86
Ferrari 458 Italia ’09
*Ferrari Dino 246 GT ’71
Ford GT ’06
*KTM X-BOW R ’12
Lamborghini Countach LP400 ’74
*Light Car Company Rocket ’07
McLaren MP4-12C ’10
*Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 ’11
Nissan 370Z (Z34) (GT Academy Version) ’08
Nissan 370Z Tuned Car (GT Academy Version) ’08
Nissan GT-R Black edition (GT Academy Version) ’12
*Nissan GT-R Nismo GT3 N24 Schulze Motorsport
Nissan Leaf G (GT Academy Version)
*Tesla Motors Model S Signature Performance ’12
Toyota 86 GT ‘12

Summary of new Gran Turismo 6 features announced by Kazunori Yamauchi:

New Game Engine
• Refactoring
• Compact, nimble operation
• Flexible expandability
• A new rendering engine that pushes the limits of the PS3

New Physics Engine
• New suspension and kinematics model
• New tyre model
• New aerodynamics model
• Technical partnership with Yokohama Rubber and KW Automotive

1200 Cars, abundant custom parts, and on-going DLC
• From historic cars to the latest racing cars, the game contains a total of 1200 cars.
• Multiple aerodynamic parts and custom wheels will be available for almost all cars.
• Players can create their own personalised custom car in the game.
• Cars will be continually added online

33 locations, 71 layouts
• 33 Locations and 71 layouts will be provided from day1 (7 more locations and 19 more layouts than GT5)
• More new tracks will continue to be provided online

New Course Maker
• Massive scenery spanning several tens of square kilometers
• A new course generation algorithm

Community/Club/Race Organizer
• Players can form their own communities
• Various community levels from local and domestic to global
• Players themselves can create and manage their own online events

New User Interface
• Balancing directional key operation and touch operation
• Quick response
• Shortening of loading times

Multi Device Compatibility
• PlayStation®
• Smart Phone
• Tablet
• PC

At the same time as the PS3 version of GT6 the “Real Driving Simulator” launches, a mobile version and web application version of GT6, will be created to enjoy Gran Turismo’s massive community space.

Real/Virtual "Edge Effect" Activity
A variety of "Edge Effects", the chemical reactions between the real world and the virtual world for which the Gran Turismo series is famous, are also planned for GT6. Exciting collaborations between various automotive manufacturers and collaborations with brands crossing different industries will be revealed gradually across the next six months.
 

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Can see why Gran Turismo 6 will be a PS3 game, it’s already got such a massive user base over 70 odd million not everyone will be jumping onto the next gen bandwagon straight way, it’s a nice swan song so to speak plus looking back Gran Turismo as had two versions of the game on each console. 2015/16 we’ll see a PS4 version which I pretty sure they already have a team working on it.

Still hopeful we’ll hear about a version for PS Vita.
 

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No reason to run out and buy a ps4 for me then, will wait till prices drop and be happy on GT6.
 

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I was more thinking no need to rush out and buy gt6 wait for the ps4 version. ;)
 

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I was more thinking no need to rush out and buy gt6 wait for the ps4 version. ;)
There has been no mention anywhere of a ps4 version, kaz himself said this is a reward for the loyal ps3 fanbase. I would guess you'll be waiting until 2015 for the next gen version of gt.
 

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With that new ps4 *race game* (mind gone blank) I'm not sure I'll get GT6. I had fun but it takes up too much HDD space for the once a week game.
 

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With that new ps4 *race game* (mind gone blank) I'm not sure I'll get GT6. I had fun but it takes up too much HDD space for the once a week game.
Drive Club.
Its that, that makes me wonder if they will bother with GT6 on the PS4 as Drive Club is set to be a release title. With both PD and Evos being owned by Sony (I think ?) it wouldn't make much sense to have them competing against each other.
 

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I'll certainly be getting GT6. Although I cant see it being a great deal different to GT 5. They will just add a few tracks with lots of variants, add a bunch of slightly different japanese cars , probably put basic interiors on all the cars , add a few features to the course designer and straighten the menu up a bit.
But thats enough for me for christmas.
 

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Looks like you will get your Bathurst wish Ace...

The UK's Silverstone Circuit and legendary Australian circuit Mount Panorama, Bathurst are among the seven new locations from a total of 33 available to speed through, with 71 different layouts and more to be added via PlayStation Store at a later date
 
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