All the racing sim fans out there whose purchases helped Gran Turismo 6 secure a spot on this year’s most pre-ordered games list were rewarded by some exciting announcements about the franchise thanks to Sony’s press conference earlier today at Gamescom 2013. Arguably the most exciting bit of news was how much longer racers will need to wait before GT6 hits the shelves.
Sony announced that the latest installment in the Gran Turismo franchise, developed by Polyphony Digital, will be available worldwide on December 6. So far, GT6 has only been confirmed for PlayStation 3 despite rumblings of a possible PlayStation 4 port.
Sony paired the announcement with a new trailer called, ‘Vision Gran Turismo.’ The first half of the footage features an impressive array of concept art for cars designed exclusively for GT6 by top-notch manufacturers from Mercedes to Zagato. It may seem a bit odd, but Nike somehow found its way into the lineup, as well. The custom designs were created by manufacturers, design houses, and other leading global brands to help celebrate the 15-year anniversary of Gran Turismo.
The second half of the trailer dives into some gameplay footage. The tease shows off an assortment of classic cars and modern motorsport racers that’s sure to have fans counting down the days to December 6. Have a look…
In addition to hyping up GT6, Sony also confirmed the recent rumors that a full length feature film based on the racing game franchise is in the works. No details about the film’s plot were revealed, but the announcement explained that Polyphony Digital CEO and Gran Turismo producer Kazunori Yamauchi will be teaming up with filmmakers Mike de Luca and Dana Brunetti to work on the project. No release date for the movie was announced. If Need for Speed can do it, why not Gran Turismo? Is Forza next?
GT6 was initially announced earlier this summer. The announcement trailer and screenshots revealed that the upcoming Gran Turismo installment would boast a new, compact game engine and would offer players a wide variety of historic, road, and race cars. Over 1,200 vehicles for those of you counting along at home. Those cars can be taken for joyrides at 33 locations and over 70 layouts at the game’s launch. Consumers can expect additional content to be added via DLC packs.
Gran Turismo 6 will be available on the PlayStation 3 on December 6, 2013.
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Source: PlayStation Blog