Those of you who thought you’d be hitting the road with Gran Turismo on the PlayStation 4, it’s not happening quite yet. But you’ll get plenty of racing in on your PlayStation 3, and that certainly beats nothing.
Sony confirmed today that Gran Turismo 6, the latest in the popular racing franchise, will be coming to PlayStation 3 this holiday season. Kazunori Yamauchi, the president of Polyphony Digital (and a die-hard racer in its own right), discussed the features during a U.K. announcement today.
“I’d like to announce today that we are developing GT 6 for the holiday season this year on the PlayStation 3,” he stated. “The game engine will be renewed for GT6, we’ll be cleaning it up, making it smoother for the future.”
He continued, “The rendering engine will be completely renewed for GT 6, there will be a revamped Physics Engine, new suspension, tire and aerodynamics modeling. We’ll have 200 more cars than Gran Turismo 5, with 1200 available at release. More cars will be released after launch, too.” All cars and tracks from Gran Turismo 5 will be included as well, and the kart racing mode could make a return too.
The company will also launch a Gran Turismo 6 demo this July, which ties in with the next GT Academy tournament. You can find more details about that here.
Check out the official trailer and look for a strategic preview following E3!