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Posted 15 May 2013 - 16:12



Gran Turismo 6 is headed for the PlayStation 3 this holiday season.

The game will feature 1,200 cars in its fleet at launch, along with seven new racing locations for a total of 33 tracks (with dozens of layouts.) There are plans for additional cars and tracks as downloadable content after release. The UK's Silverstone Circuit also will appear for the first time.
The statement officially announcing Gran Turismo 6 did not mention a PlayStation 4 version.

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News of GT6 dribbled out this morning as overseas news outlets jumped the gun on an embargoed announcement time of noon today. Further, a Toyota rep got very chatty on Twitterat a Gran Turismo event at Silverstone today.

Sony's statement added that the game will have smartphone and tablet connectivity to support social and community features.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 16:42

FACTS:

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

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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Posted 15 May 2013 - 17:08

Let's hope there's no delays this time around. 117 new cars at launch, but only 2 new tracks, which is a bit disappointing (every single car and track from GT5 is in GT6). :/

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 17:09

I have to say, I would have expected the next Gran Turismo game to be released on the PS4. It could have been a great launch title. Maybe they'll release a PS4 version with even better graphics and exclusive cars/tracks.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 17:11

Let's hope there's no delays this time around. 117 new cars at launch, but only 2 new tracks, which is a bit disappointing (every single car and track from GT5 is in GT6). :/


Wow, that's pretty sad. Might as well just make it a DLC to GT5.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 17:21

Wow, that's pretty sad. Might as well just make it a DLC to GT5.


It's a new game engine, how are they suppose to do that?

@MJ, I've read it's 7 new tracks?

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 17:33

@MJ, I've read it's 7 new tracks?

Ahh yes, I just re-read the GTPlanet article; 7 new locations, 33 in total (although the official GT5 site lists 27 locations, meaning there should be 34 in total).

Have to say though I am looking forward to the new engine, the communities, and the device compatibility. Maybe we'll finally have an official way of doing B-Spec races on the PC? We all know how much of a grind B-Spec is in GT5, so being able to do it away from the PS3 would be a godsend! :p

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 17:45

Compatible with PC? Like, you can play it on PC, or simply do menial tasks for your crew/whatever on PC?

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 17:47

Going to have real damage this time?

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 17:56

Compatible with PC? Like, you can play it on PC, or simply do menial tasks for your crew/whatever on PC?

Most likely the latter.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 18:26

Some news about the GT Academy as well...

Nissan and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe have revealed that the innovative GT Academy competition will return for a fifth season. GT Academy 2013 will be the biggest yet, with more countries than ever before participating and the online gaming element of the competition set to be run in July on a demo of the hotly-anticipated Gran Turismo®6 game exclusively on PlayStation®3.

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Since its inception in 2008, the highly acclaimed virtual-to-reality competition has attracted over two million entries, with gamers and motor sport fans battling it out on Gran Turismo for the chance to become real Nissan racing drivers. Six former winners of the competition, which now runs in Europe, the USA, Germany, Russia, and the Middle East and South Africa, are now Nismo Athletes competing in top-level motor sport on behalf of Nissan.

Nissan’s Director of Global Motorsport, Darren Cox, revealed the plans for GT Academy 2013 today. Speaking at the famous Silverstone Circuit, during an event at which the latest version of the famous Gran Turismo game was announced, he said: “Every year of GT Academy has provided excitement and firsts, and 2013 will be no exception. The selection process and Driver Development Programme are now so robust that we are turning out some genuinely fast racing drivers. At its core GT Academy remains a highly-accessible route into professional motor racing for people who would otherwise not have the opportunity. Unearthing genuine driving talent from the world of gaming is a real example of digital age performance and the innovation for which Nissan is famous. We are predicting that more people than ever will enter the competition this year on the stunning new GT6 demo.”

Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital, explained: “GT Academy is a fitting platform for the Gran Turismo community to preview GT6 for the first time, as we aim to bring the worlds of virtual and reality closer than ever. We are very proud of this partnership with Nissan, and we have aimed to make a very appealing and accessible competition featuring a range of their cars. The challenges, even at this early stage of the competition, are designed to improve people’s race craft before they even make it to driving real cars. We have also incorporated the Silverstone circuit for the first time in Gran Turismo. This should ensure that competitors will arrive at Race Camp better prepared than ever.”

With the online qualification rounds offering a sneak preview of GT6, and the Nismo athletes blazing a trail in motorsport - including Lucas Ordoñez (2008 winner) and Jann Mardenborough (2011 winner) racing at the 2013 Le Mans 24 Hours for Nissan - the entry levels for this year’s motorsport talent-spotting contest are expected to reach an all time high.

The format of GT Academy sees the fastest PlayStation gamers from each country join winners from a number of live events to compete in their respective National Finals. The action will then make the transition from the virtual world to real Nissan sports cars when the winners of each National competition are invited to take part in the intense international final at Silverstone Circuit, now the established home of the GT Academy Race Camp.

The winners of each of the GT Academy competitions will then be put through an incredibly intensive and thorough Driver Development Programme, rated among the best in the world, in order to qualify for the ultimate competition prize - a full season racing a Nissan GT-R GT3 Nismo in a top-level championship.

Details of how to enter GT Academy 2013 can be found on various platforms including: www.facebook.com/GTAcademy, http://eu.gran-turismo.com and http://twitter.com/GTAcademy
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So we'll get our hands on the GT6 demo in July. :)

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 19:29

I have to say, I would have expected the next Gran Turismo game to be released on the PS4. It could have been a great launch title. Maybe they'll release a PS4 version with even better graphics and exclusive cars/tracks.


I agree, but at the same time, I think it speaks volumes for Sony in keeping up the life of their devices, just as they did with the PS2 for a good while there.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 19:57

I have to say, I would have expected the next Gran Turismo game to be released on the PS4. It could have been a great launch title. Maybe they'll release a PS4 version with even better graphics and exclusive cars/tracks.


Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi has revealed that the upcoming sixth entry in the racing simulator series is also being considered for release on PlayStation 4.

Speaking at today’s Gran Turismo 15th Anniversary event at Silverstone racetrack in England, Yamauchi told IGN, “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.”

Players eager to race around the world’s most iconic stadiums in all their next generation glory may want to put their brakes on though. Yamauchi adds, “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.”

Asked whether progress could be transferred from PS3 to future PS4 versions of the game, Yamauchi would only offer a coy “probably”.

Expect more info on the PS4 version of Gran Turismo 6 to be announced closer to the PS3 version’s release.


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Posted 15 May 2013 - 20:23

I really wanted this to be a PS4 game. But, it's all about the game engine and physics, and I'm certainly interested to see what PD have done. It whiffs of the GT Prologue games, which I never felt comfortable with ... like I was paying them to beta test their new game, then paying them again when it was eventually finished.

I'll check out a demo, but it needs to be something special this time round for me to part with my cash.