Ahead of today’s 15th Anniversary, a press release has apparently emerged and is doing the rounds on the internet. The press release confirms that the next Gran Turismo game – Gran Turismo 6 – will be released on PlayStation 3, as suspected, and is aiming at “holiday 2013”. The game will feature the most cars ever seen in the series along with a good number of tweaks and changes.
“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,” says the statement circulating around just now. “A new compact game engine will improve operation and increase the flexibility to expand it with downloadable content.”
The statement also points to connectivity with smart phones.
“It is amazing to think that it is 15 years since we first released Gran Turismo,” said Kazunori Yamauchi, who will be presenting at Silverstone later today. “Things have changed a lot since then and now Gran Turismo 6 is a further evolution of my dream. We’re pleased to deliver GT6 to PlayStation 3 as we have a very loyal community on that platform.”
The press release – again, we’ve not yet seen it first hand so we’re just going off reports online – claims the game will feature all the cars and tracks from Gran Turismo 5, with some consideration additions taking the total up to 1,200, with more to come as DLC. The statement also appears to promise lots of aero parts and custom wheels for “almost all cars”.
Seven new tracks will appear, Silverstone is one of them.
More is expected later today.
Update: it seems the sources posted before an embargo. One source has completely changed their article. CVG say “the leaked press release is not fake, though it does not detail many of the game’s features that will be revealed later today at a live event.” The title of this article has been edited to reflect the updated information. Official news should surface at around about 5pm.