Racing simulator "Gran Turismo 6" is being readied for a fall 2013 release but, at least for now, it's been announced not for Sony's shiny upcoming PlayStation 4, but the seven-year-old PlayStation 3.
Announced during a special event held at Silverstone Circuit in the UK, pre-reveal speculation focused on whether "Gran Turismo 6" would grace not only the PS3 but also the portable PlayStation Vita and upcoming home console successor PlayStation 4.
Overhauled physics and graphics engines were promised, meaning more detailed cars and better handling, alongside 1,200 car choices upon release (200 up on "GT5"), 33 locations (5 up), 71 course layouts (equal), with optional extra tracks to be made available as purchasable downloads.
The PlayStation 3 was announced as a core platform, and compatibility with smartphones, tablets and PCs also touted.
So the PlayStation 4 was conspicuous by its absence, despite having been officially announced back in February, and due a grandstand appearance at E3, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, in June.
But the "Gran Turismo" franchise, with its fanatical attention to detail and dedicated fanbase, would be a considerable carrot for drivers considering that PS4 upgrade, despite the difficulties that befell the release of predecessor "GT5".
And with game director Kazunori Yamauchi teasing the prospect of more information at E3, perhaps some PlayStation 4-shaped news will emerge by then.
Announcement Trailer - Gran Turismo 6 is coming: youtu.be/5-LILLcpO88
Official website: gran-turismo.com
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