Gran Turismo 6 Has 7 New Tracks, 1200 Cars & Improved Engine
Gran Turismo 6 is due to be announced later today, but a leaked press release seems to confirm its existence and a bunch of new details.
Published on May 15, 2013
Update: We're not at the 15th Anniversary of Gran Turismo event, but GTPlanet is and has been revealing all the information as part of the reveal. Gran Turismo 6 is now official.
Gran Turismo 6 is confirmed as a PS3 game and will release 'Holiday' 2013. No specific date was given.
The code of the game has been refactored from Gran Turismo 5 and features a new and improved engine, intended to be flexible enough to expand the system.
Gran Turismo 6 will use adaptive tessalation, which will mean the likes of individual leaves being rendered on the track.
Gran Turismo 6 will feature a new physics model, new aerodynamics systems and new tyre and suspension models.
This ties into the leaked news that a new partnership with syspension and tyre manufacturers, who have helped created Gran Turismo 6's new systems.
According to GTPlanet, the physics and syspension systems means cars can move much more realistically, especially through corners.
Players can 'create their own personalised cars', though it isn't mentioned how.
A new course maker will be included in Gran Turismo 6, with scenery expanding every over several tens of kilometers with a new course creation algorithm.
Players will have more control over online events, while community and club events will be included. You'll be able to create your own tournaments that can be competed in online.
A new UI will be included in Gran Turismo 6, which focuses on quick responses and faster load times.
More announcements will be coming at E3 and Gamescom for Gran Turismo 6.
All other details in the original story below have been confirmed.
It's widely expected that Gran Turismo 6 is due to be announced at some point today, but a press release leaked by another website seems to provide some of the details ahead of this official Gran Turismo 6 announcement.
The website iAfrica seems to have access to a press release surrounding the announcement of Gran Turismo 6, stating:
"GT6 for PlayStation 3 will bring new levels of authenticity to 'the Real Driving Simulator' as well as introducing stunning new tracks and cars and a revised user interface."
The press release also added that the game will feature a "new compact game engine" to "improve operation and increase the flexibility to expand it with downloadable content."
iAfrica also suggested that Gran Turismo 6 will be built with connectivity to smartphones and tablets for social and community interactions.
Apparently all of the cars in Gran Turismo 5 will return in Gran Turismo 6, alongside the "notable" addition of historic cars, road cars and the latest race cars.
This will push the total number of cars in Gran Turismo 6 to 1200, while more cars will be continually added online.
Also new customisation parts have been added to Gran Turismo 6, with 'several thousand aerodynamic parts and custom wheels' to be made available for almost all cars.
Players will be able to personalise their own custom cars in-game too.
This press release also confirmed that there will be seven new locations in Gran Turismo 6, bringing the total to 33 with 71 different layouts. 19 of these layouts will be new.
Again, the press release seemingly suggests that new tracks will be made available as DLC, while improvements have been made to the course maker.
Lastly, the GT Academy series will be returning and will feature new partnerships with tyre manufacturer Yokohama Rubber and suspension company KW Automotive.
While we can't confirm the legitimacy of these details, it all seems very credible. Still, we'll find out shortly, no doubt.