Gran Turismo is the biggest franchise in the world of racing games. It’s been around since the days of the original PlayStation, and it is sold in huge numbers, each and every time it’s had a new number affixed to the end of its title. Gran Turismo games are popular, which is why the internet set alight when news began to leak of a sixth installment. Sony has now officially confirmed that Gran Turismo 6 is indeed deep in development and it’ll be with us soon. Sony have announced it as a PlayStation 3 title, with no mention of a version being available for the upcoming PlayStation 4. With Gran Turismo being the epitome of a console mover, but this isn’t launching alongside Sony’s next console.
Sony announced the new game at the UK’s Silverstone racing circuit, and venue will be one of the seven new ones to be included in Gran Turismo 6, bringing the total number of locations to 33. Gamers will race around 71 layouts in any one of the 1,200 available cars.
GT6 is almost guaranteed to sell millions of copies, with the news that GT5 “…is most successful [PlayStation] franchise ever – over 70 million copies sold to date, almost 50 percent in Europe.” There’s no great reason that GT6 won’t do just as well, especially if Sony pulls out all the stops. Polyphony Digital has created an all-new engine for the game and gamers will be able to test engine out via a demo. The first demo of the game will be available to download by this July.