Earlier today, news about Gran Turismo 6 leaked early from an event at Silverstone. Now the info embargo has been lifted and a whole torrent of information has been released. Check out the video from VG24/7 above who managed to record the event and check below for the full feature rundown as well as the debut trailer.
You won’t have to wait long to play the game either, as there will be a demo available on PSN this July and the game releases this holiday for the PS3. Yep, that’s right, the PS3 and not the PS4.
Here’s the rundown. Once again thanks to VG24/7 for collecting the info together.:
New Game Engine
Compact, nimble operation
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
1,200 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 day 1 (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
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
Shortening of loading times
Multi Device Compatibility
To be honest this rundown of features does not seem that appealing. Every racing game has loads of cars and locations, and so did GT5. But what’s going to make this game different from the last? Hopefully the new game and physics engine means that Gran Turismo 6 will play noticeably different from the last. Otherwise, I’ll have to question the existence of this game. One thing that does excite me is the new UI and improved loading times. If you played the last entry in the series you will agree that they were insufferable.
Let me know in the comments how you feel about Gran Turismo 6. I’m sure this announcement is bound to divide some opinions.