With the highly anticipated Gran Turismo®6 for PlayStation®3 revving up to launch on 6 December 2013, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and Polyphony Digital Inc have just unveiledan extensive range of new and improved features for the world’s best selling driving simulator. Packed with a wide variety of new cars, tracks and enhanced game play features, this innovative new game is ready to impress millions of dedicated Gran Turismo® fans from around the world and new gamers alike.
Kazunori Yamauchi, President of Polyphony Digital Inc and creator of the Gran Turismo series, instills the game with his vision and passion for cars and motor sport. The gaming legend explains,
“With the release of GT6™ we are celebrating 15 years of Gran Turismo. It has been a privilege to have seen so many advancements made over this period, with GT6 now continuing to set new standards that blur the line between virtual and reality racing. With GT6 we will make it even more flexible and expandable by continuing to develop and add new content throughout its life.”
More cars than ever before… GT6 features over 1,200 vehicles recreated in painstaking detail, including the current FIA GT3 category racers, supercars such as the Pagani Huayra ’11, historic classics like the BMW 507 ’57 and souped-up road cars such the Ford Focus ST ‘13. Each one has been designed with staggering detail, ensuring that each car looks, handles and sounds exactly like the metal equivalent. The collaborative ‘drive the future’ Vision Gran Turismo project has inspired a number of exclusive cars that will be released for the game periodically over the next year. The world’s leading car manufacturers such as Audi, BMW and Mercedes-Benz, along with leading brands such as Nike have joined forces with PDI to create concept models that will give a unique insight into the future of the automotive sector. These cars can’t be driven anywhere else – not even in the real world… yet!
Finest race circuits from around the world… GT6 boasts more tracks now than ever before, with 37 locations featuring 100 layouts. With the introduction of new tracks such as Ascari, Silverstone, Brands Hatch, Mt. Panorama and Willow Springs, GT6 is poised to once again set a new bench mark for driving simulators, with each track having now been recreated to a precision of approximately 1cm or less in deviation from the real thing. PDI has even created a new Gran Turismo Arena, where players can set up their own series of hair-raising challenges and stunts.
Online racing… GT6 is further enhanced by the deepest online racing experience to date, where the community of players can create their own clubs, chat in forums and organise race events for their members. Groups can choose a closed private club, or an open club that can be joined by anyone. The ‘Open Lobby’ invites up to 16 drivers to race against each other online.
The best garage in town…. While ‘Car Dealerships’ display the available vehicles by manufacturer, ‘Featured’ dealers will specialise in cars recommended for particular racing conditions. Once you’ve formed your perfect garage, it’s now even easier to organise and manage than ever before. You can start free runs and change racing gear directly from the garage, and there’s a stockyard for you to store your prized vehicles that you don’t normally use but can’t bear to part with. Meanwhile, the tuning shop allows you to purchase tyres, suspension kits, brake kits, and superchargers using in-game credits, as well as tuning engines and car bodies. The pit service allows you to wash and maintain your car and engine.