Sony Computer Entertainment America, announced today the release of Gran Turismo 6 (GT6), the newest iteration of the PlayStation racing franchise, available exclusively for the PS3. Developer Polyphony Digital has released the game on the franchise's 15th Anniversary. GT6 offers a collection of more than 1,200 of the world's best cars and 37 tracks, featuring seven new venues that include the iconic Silverstone Circuit, Australia's Mount Panorama and Spain's Ascari Race Resort.
According to Sony, Gran Turismo 6’s Gameplay features include:
- Expansive Roster of Cars – More than 1,200 cars, with 120 new cars being added to the line-up in GT6. Fans can expect an even greater selection of cars now included in the game, including historic cars, road cars and the latest race cars from popular series such as the FIA GT3, Le Mans Series, World Rally Championship and Nascar. For an out-of-this-world experience, players will also be able to unlock a special event featuring the unique Lunar Rover vehicle.
- World Famous Circuits – From the Nurburgring to the beautiful scenery of Andalucia, to a neon-lit original Kart course, Gran Turismo continues to recreate wonderful tracks, adding brand-new, real-world tracks such as Silverstone Circuit, Ascari Race Resort, Goodwood Hillclimb, Willow Springs International Raceway, Brands Hatch and Australia's Bathurst Mount Panorama circuit as well as original circuits including Gran Turismo Arena, Matterhorn and a revised Apricot Hill Raceway.
- Riveting Online Gameplay – Players of Gran Turismo 6 will be able to participate in online races and communicate with players from all over the world in the network rooms. A forthcoming update will also add a community feature that is compatible with mobile devices.
- Regular Updates Enhance and Expand GT6 – While the day one experience of Gran Turismo 6 will be stunning, the game is set to evolve and develop with regular updates adding new features, functions, cars, tracks and other content.
"2013 has been a banner year for PlayStation 3 with Sony Worldwide Studios delivering some of the highest regarded games on any console," said Asad Qizilbash, senior director of first party games marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America. "We are excited to continue that legacy with the launch of the legendary Gran Turismo 6. Polyphony Digital Inc. continues to challenge the boundaries of the racing genre, firmly establishing Gran Turismo as an automotive brand in itself."
To celebrate the launch of GT6, Polyphony Digital Inc. has worked with some of the world's most leading automotive brands to launch programs such as GT Academy and Vision Gran Turismo. GT Academy, first developed together with Nissan to unearth real racing talent from Gran Turismo gamers and turn them into professional racers, has spawned a slew of successful champions. The 2013 season is airing now.
Gran Turismo 6 is available at retailers starting Dec. 6, 2013 for $59.99 USD.