Gran Turismo 6 coming this holiday season for PlayStation 3

The Gran Turismo series has now sold over 70 million units, says Sony.

Gran Turismo mastermind Kazunori Yamauchi has officially announced Gran Turismo 6 for the PlayStation 3 at the UK's Silverstone circuit.

The game is due to be released later this year for the PlayStation 3, putting it in the same release window as Sony's next-generation PlayStation 4.

Yamauchi says Gran Turismo 6 will feature a new, flexible rendering engine that features adaptive tessellation. A new physics and suspension engine is also being developed in partnership with Yokohama and KW Automotive.

"GT5 became a very complex game in the end," said Yamauchi, and in making Gran Turismo 6, the team at Polyphony Digital are attempting to "allow expandability of the system, and at the same time improve the response times of the actual operations of the game and just make the whole game smoother."

Silverstone itself is one of the new tracks in the game, with the Northampton-based circuit being joined by six new and currently unannounced tracks. In total there will be 71 layouts across 33 locations, says Yamauchi.

Polyphony Digital intends to bump up the total number of cars available in Gran Turismo 6 to around 1,200, which is approximately 100 more than the final garage available in Gran Turismo 5.

Gran Turismo 6 will focus on more customisable vehicles than in previous games, and Polyphony Digital is aiming at an extensive post-launch DLC plan to extend the life of the game.

Social features are also being integrated, and a website and mobile application will be made available. A new course maker will be included, and players can compete online with their own customised championships.

Additionally, Yamauchi says that Gran Turismo 6 will feature a redesigned user interface that is focused entirely around short load times and simplicity.

During the announcement, Sony said that global sales of Gran Turismo now stand at 70 million units and that almost half of the series' total sales have been in Europe. The last instalment in the series, Gran Turismo 5, has shifted over 10 million copies by itself.

Sony also said that its 2013 GT Academy season, which gives top-tier Gran Turismo players the chance to drive real racecars, will begin in July and award its winners with a full season of racing in the Nissan GTR GT3.

Additional reporting by Mark Walton.

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YODALUPCIS
YODALUPCIS

I BELEIVE POLYPHONY MADE A GOOD STRATIGIC,SMART MOVE RELEASING GT6 ON THE PS3 THEN RE-RELEASE ON THE PS4 & PLUS ALOT OF US GAMERS ARE'NT FINACIALLY READY 2 FORK OVER $700+$$$ AT THIS MOMENT(BILL'S)

Robsonbmw
Robsonbmw

I loved GT5 at first but the more I played it the more bored I was becoming.At some point I realised the game was actually very short of content despite having many race types, lounges etc.

What irritated me the most and things I'd like changed/removed are : 


1) One car type races - These are such a waste of space.You basically take part in a championship once per whole game since it applies to only one car and when you consider over 1000 cars to begin with, then it's even more pointless.GT5 has a lot of those one time racing events and the only championships that were worth taking part in, could be counted with one hand.

2) Championships line ups of cars where there's always one AI car much superior to other taking part in the champ.A good example would be the over 900HP Jaguar in the Dreamcar championships in the Extreme races.In 95% of races you feel like you're racing with one car really.The one that beats the other ones by a mile stat wise.

3) 4th lap syndrome - where the AI cars get much faster all of a sudden.It feels so handicapped and so unfair.It's like all of the AI cars decided to use NOS on the 4th lap.

4) Very predictble and boring AI. - The cars always behave the same way.It's so predictable it hurts.Always driving the same line, always aiming at the APEX of a corner.There aren't any spontaneous maneouvres, nothing.It feels liek racing with zombie cars.

5) MULTIPLAYER!! - What we have currently is such a waste of potential.It's really hard to get into a race.It's even harder if your Performace Points are below 500.Everywhere you look, you see lounges with their owners setting the limits to very high PP level or very high Horse power.Even once you're there ( after a 30 minute search if you're dricing a honda civic for example ), it usually takes ages to start the race.

What I'd love to see is some intelligent and automated matchmaking system where you can get into a race with but a one click.The system could check your specifications and if let's say your PP is in the area of 450, you'll get into a race with people who have a PP between 450-455.

Add leagues and even racing guilds! Really, racing online has to have more purpose than just simply driving the nurnburging once every 20-30 minutes just for kicks with some crappy reward at the end.

6) Make endurance races feel like endurance races instead of the current borefest.Highly improve the rewards for them.Why should I race through Grand Valley for over 2 hours to get 150.000 credits if I can get more from racing 50 minutes in the japanese cars championships?

7) Add more spontaneous mechanical malfunctions, more detailed tuning options, add mechanical wear and tear, option to modifiy engines with cheap / expensive parts.Hell! Even add the ability to replace engines, cables and all that manually yourself for total immersion!Then add the probability of mechanical failures during endurance races.

8) Add more reasons to race the same events over over over again - Like a set of randomised car rewards with a small chance of winning a real beast.Add money rewards, even add some kind of points for each race driven and championship won and create some global leaderboard of GT drivers all over again.

It would be great to feel like each and every race counts towards something.After all we nee incentive to drive all those 1200 cars!.

Ech.....enough.This game could become a racing drug.Add MMO features ( something Drive Club seems to think about ).Add guilds ( or some racing teams ).Every activity of each member could count towards guild points in the global rankings.Guild vs guild races.

I mean, the possibilities are endless!

Back to reality now....

beekyiscool
beekyiscool

i hope this comment gets read on feedbackula

RageSet
RageSet

I loved GT5 (even though Forza 4 did take the lead overall) for what it was and not what it could've been. I must admit I was spoiled by GT2 and every racing game is judge by that game but more GT is more GT. 

As a previous commenter wrote, please bring back licensing. I know some of the latter licensing tests in past GT games were difficult, but it made you a better driver. The most important thing I want is improved A.I. I tired of those perfect lines.

NeoChaft
NeoChaft

So no PS4 version annonced? I'm not really surprised...

Take a look at the premium cars modeling quality! every premium car done for the PS3 is also done for the PS4...this is investement!

I think that there will be a PS4 version soon after the current gen version, just not annonced yet, maybe for commercial reasons. What Yamauchi didn't say is that their new engine will support both systems.

btroof
btroof

I wonder if its going to have crash effects in this one.


Incubus420
Incubus420

Excited and dissapointed at the same time.  I am planning on getting the PS4 as soon as it comes out, but with all of the good PS3 games coming out at the end of this year, I feel like I might as well hold off on the PS4 until 2014.  

SchumiF1
SchumiF1

Awesome. I'm cautiously optimistic. I'm expecting an improvement on everything from GT5. Especially the car sounds. They are downright dreadful....

Savior4Life
Savior4Life

All 1200 of those cars better be rendered the same, unlike GT5.

tomb3000
tomb3000

its not gt6 its gt5 add on

CharlesBurns
CharlesBurns

It hasn't even been 24 hours since the announcement and already there are legions of whiny bitches complaining about a game that is months away from being released.

GeorgeSyll
GeorgeSyll

Good god.....so many GT fanboys in here. The only people to call ,an old game sold as a new one ,"awesome".

Guess what, GT6 will be : GT4 + some "premium" cars and tracks =GT5 + some more "premium" and even more useless cars (just for the sake of advertising and making the game bigger) = GT6. 

Oh yeah and a few optimizations so that it will run smoother, just like the big man said.

That's why they don't feel the need to focus on PS4, because PS3 will be able to run an old game just fine with a few optimizations.

But of course every single GT fanboy will argue and probably want to mutilate me for that. The truth always hurts.

GrayF0X786
GrayF0X786

GT5 showed the ps3 is not strong enough to handle the potential of GT, they should have released this for ps4! it is most likely i will not purchase this game, may wait for a huge price drop, maybe Sony want to wait till developers get used to creating games for the ps4.

blackace
blackace

I'm baffled why they didn't make this for the PS4. Maybe because there's no guarantee that the PS4 will have 77 million user base at launch. lol!! It's all about the money. Every game studio knows that, but Sony is in charge of Polyphony, so they should have done both systems.

rasterror
rasterror

Yay!  100 more Civics! I seriously lost interest in GT after 4. 

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

If this doesn't get delayed, I will be VERY surprised.

Alejandro Alas
Alejandro Alas

Huge gran turismo fan but drive club is next gen so im skipping gt6

Crypto6969
Crypto6969

Things needed for GT6 - damage physics, customization along the lines of decals, bring back classic tracks.


eliebaz
eliebaz

I really do wish though that GT6 had some free roam in it, where you can drive around between normal cars and evade the police while sustaining all the driving realism 

rccars411
rccars411

Wishlist:


No standard vs premium cars, do it all "premium".  Also, Please... no more pointless vehicles!

Far less Skylines, Civics, Supras etc, please.  There doesn't need to be 10-20 different models for every year with different "editions" being counted as individual cars.  We could use a much larger variety of other cars rather than dozens of duplicates.

Realistic engine sounds.

Ability to do race-mods to any car (as you could in GT1 and GT2). 

Go back to the licensing vs "leveling".  

No more paint "chips"!


Thank you!

iminsanescott
iminsanescott

@RageSet more race tracks means more RACING. more cars means 'it must be a GT game' better AI must mean its not a GT game. ya i'm spoiled by gt2 as well.

lol i like licences  i like how you can advance at your pace. i like how the money didn't come in. 'used cars' awesome.

what was missing from GT5 was the smooth operating online. 

idk why but i could never race with the same people longer than a month online. whats up with that.

.. theres a lot of options i wanted so bad in gt5, like what cars could be used in an online race. some filters were introduced, but they were very limited. 

so far thats all i can remember from what i wanted to change in gt5. (online series of racing.   maybe a points system just for fun. )

best game has:"more tracks, more cars" must be a GranTurismo

Jawehawk-DK
Jawehawk-DK

@NeoChaft Kaz has already stated that they are considering a PS4 version of GT6.

l34052
l34052

@SchumiF1 3 generations and 5 games and the sounds are still awfull, ive pretty much given up hoping that PD can actually make a car sound like a car and im not expecting any better for GT6 im afraid.

iminsanescott
iminsanescott

@GeorgeSyll hahahha its so true. this will probably be what gt4 was to gt3. heres a rough draft of what improvement expectations i have. based on what i seen b4

"GT3=GT4 (slightly)   <   GT5=GT6 (we will see)"   < GT7

ps2                          <             ps3                     <  ps4 

CharlesBurns
CharlesBurns

@GeorgeSyll If you don't like GT or aren't looking forward to GT6 what are you whining about, just don't buy/play it.

CharlesBurns
CharlesBurns

@GrayF0X786 They've said that they will make it for PS4 later but they started development for GT6 a few months after GT5 which was years ago, years before the PS4 was announced. It makes perfect sense.

GeorgeSyll
GeorgeSyll

@blackace Just read what Yamauchi said. They will only optimize the game so that it runs smoother. They're basicaly reselling a complete version of GT5 plus some more cars and probably tracks.  That's why they didn't make it for PS4, they didn't need to. Easy money.

iminsanescott
iminsanescott

@Joshua K. Ingram o god, i hope it is better. 

how did Dirt 2+3 have such good online when GT5 had such potential, and it had so many technical hoops to jump through to even play online.

i know smooth racing is super important in GT5. but it was soo hard to even connect.

spammehardo
spammehardo

@Crypto6969 GT isn't need for speed... physical outer appearance of damage isn't important however i think performance should be crippled when hitting stuff. Stickers is the last thing it needs and adds nothing when im sitting in the cockpit. They announced new physics, suspension and tire model and thats the most important news. I do hope they bring back midfield raceway though.

26whitewolf
26whitewolf

@rccars411 

you are 100% correct, but look at the numbers PD is aiming. "1200 vehicles"
its gonna be the same ridiculous rehashing (premium vs standard) all over again. I can't imagine they developing 1200 premium cars with the best quality possible.

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

@rccars411 I agree with you on all points, though I'm not 100% sure what you mean by 'pointless vehicles', I like my Daihatsu Midget...

CharlesBurns
CharlesBurns

@GeorgeSyll@blackaceThey've said that they will make it for PS4 later but they started development for GT6 a few months after GT5 which was years ago, years before the PS4 was announced. It makes perfect sense.

LesserAngel
LesserAngel

@26whitewolf @rccars411 Yeah I find 100% 'premium' cars being unlikely as well (at those numbers), though who knows, we might be surprised. I'd almost rather they take out as many cars as they need to to achieve 100%.

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

@LesserAngel @rccars411 I think he's talking about how they would have several variation of 1 car same year model, for example why have a Challenger with the v6 when you can just have the SRT-8.... 

iminsanescott
iminsanescott

@ArabrockermanX @LesserAngel more cars means more likely to get my cars in there. i like looking through the museum to see if my cars are there. and sure enough they are. and i kept wanting to drive them ... but i couldnt. D=

who cares what they do, as long as its better to play with random people 16 cars at once with smooth gameplay

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

@LesserAngel Consider a large portion of the car selection is clones, they should be able to easily make them all premium, they just need to stop wasting cash(and development time) on animating drivers like Jeff Gordan... Complete waste of time and cash.

26whitewolf
26whitewolf

@LesserAngel  

 yes. 500 premium cars would be fine, more than enough.

 I think the standard debate will be a determinant factor for potential GT6 consumers. PD won't get away with track/car rehashes this time.