Gran Turismo Celebrates its 15th Anniversary

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. has announced that Gran Turismo 6 will be released in time for the holidays this year, game creator Kazunori Yamauchi revealed a 15th anniversary celebration today. The newest installment of PlayStation's best-selling franchise will bring more authenticity to the "Real Driving Simulator," along with new track and cars. Along with the updated track and cars, the newest version of Gran Turismo will have a compact game engine to improve operation and increase the flexibility to expand the game with downloadable content. The game can further be expanded with connectivity with other devices like smart phones and tablets. All cars and tracks from the previous game will be retained, and the sixth-generation game will bring new additions to the historic road and race car lineups, bringing the car list to 1,200 at launch. New cars will be added online. On top of this, all cars will have more customizable features and options than any previous generation of the game. Of the seven new locations, the UK's Silverstone Circuit is one of the most notable, bringing the total amount of locations to 33, with 71 available layouts, 19 of which are brand new for Gran Turismo 6. Continuing with the online connectivity, new tracks will be made available regularly. "It is amazing to think that it is 15 years since we first release Gran Turismo. 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. However, we have refactored the game to make it very flexible and expandable, with a view to making many future developments," said Yamauchi during the announcement at Silverstone Circuit. The 15th Anniversary celebration included a demo of the game featuring the Silverstone Circuit track, where guest were able to play the game in the Gran Turismo race pods. Guests also had a chance to hit the track in real cars provided by Audi, Ford, Jaguar, KTM, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, and Toyota. Source: GT Planet
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