Polyphony Digital and Sony have just announced the next entry in their celebrated racing simulation franchise, Gran Turismo 6. Along with an additional 200 cars (bringing the total to 1,200) GT6 will sport 7 all new tracks, with new tracks added every month via downloadable content. User-generated content has also been given significant attention as players will now be able to customize their cars with “several thousand aerodynamic parts and custom wheels” available for most vehicles. There’s also a new course generation algorithm allowing for visible terrain for tens of kilometers and the ability to create your own racing series for online competition.
The physics engine has also been updated and new rendering techniques like adaptive tessellation will be sure to please digital photographers. You’ll also be able to interact with GT6 via smart phone, tablet, and PC, though in what capacity has yet to be detailed. The release date is set for “6 or so months” from now and a demo will be available this July at the beginning of this year’s GT Academy. We’ll have more details as they become available but for now feast your eyes on the trailer below. As always, stay tuned to CheatCC for more news on Gran Turismo 6!
Official Press Release
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.