Κατά τη διάρκεια της συνέντευξης Τύπου της Sony στη Gamescom 2013, ανακοινώθηκε πως το πολυαναμενόμενο Gran Turismo 6, θα ξεκινήσει να πωλείται από τις 6 Δεκεμβρίου του 2013 σε όλο τον κόσμο.

Η Sony επιβεβαίωσε επίσης πως ετοιμάζει και η Gran Turismo ταινία, παραγωγοί της οποίας θα είναι οι Mike De Luca και Dana Brunetti, παραγωγοί των ταινιών The Social Network, Moneyball, καθώς και της ταινίας Fifty Shades of Grey που ετοιμάζεται αυτό το καιρό και θα βγει στις κινηματογραφικές αίθουσες την 1η Αυγούστου του 2014.

Τέλος, όπως έγινε γνωστό, η Sony θα συνεργαστεί με μεγάλες αυτοκινητοβιομηχανίες ώστε να κατασκευάσουν από κοινού μερικά concepts cars για το παιχνίδι, με μερικά από αυτά να βγαίνουν και στην αγορά.

Το demo του Gran Turismo βρίσκεται ήδη online από τις 2 Ιουλίου με το παιχνίδι να είναι αποκλειστικά διαθέσιμο για το PS3. Η έκτη γενιά του Gran Turismo διαθέτει νέα game engine η οποία φτάνει το PS3 στα όρια του, νέο interface, νέο σύστημα φυσικής που έχει αναπτυχθεί σε συνεργασία με τις Yokohama Rubber και KW Automotive, 1.200 αυτοκίνητα συν αυτά που θα προστίθενται συνεχώς με DLC, περισσότερες επιλογές εξατομίκευσης των αυτοκινήτων με χιλιάδες εξαρτήματα και τροχούς, 33 πίστες (εννιά καινούριες, συμπεριλαμβανομένου του Silverstone) και 71 διαδρομές συν αυτές που θα προστίθενται με DLC, νέο course maker για να δημιουργείτε τις δικές σας πίστες, Community/Club/Race Organizer για να φτιάχνετε τα δικά σας online events, και συνδεσιμότητα με φορητές συσκευές και PC.

[Πηγή: Sony]

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Gran Turismo 6 coming December 06 2013!

Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. today announced Gran Turismo 6 (GT6), the latest version of PlayStation’s best-selling franchise, will be released in Holiday, 2013. The news was revealed today by legendary Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi at an event held to celebrate 15 years of the 70-million-selling series.

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. A new compact game engine will improve operation and increase the flexibility to expand it with downloadable content. Meanwhile, the game is also set for expanded connectivity with other devices such as smart phones and tablets and increased social and community functions.

All of the cars and tracks from Gran Turismo®5, which has sold over 10m copies since launching in 2010, will be retained in GT6. But notable new additions to the already impressive line-up of historic cars, road cars and the latest race cars, brings the total car list to 1200 at launch, with new cars set to be continually added online. Several thousand aerodynamic parts and custom wheels will be available for almost all cars, and players can personalize their own custom cars in game to the greatest ever level possible.

The UK’s famous Silverstone Circuit will be just one of seven new locations in Gran Turismo 6, taking the total to 33, with 71 different layouts available, 19 of them brand new. There will also be regular additions of new tracks set to be made available online. The improved course maker function will provide gorgeous scenery spanning several tens of square kilometers including the magnificent backdrop of Andalucía.

The theme of Gran Turismo’s innovative collaborations with partner companies will increase with the inception of GT6. A number of exciting new projects that blur the line between the virtual and real will be announced in the run up to the game’s launch. Not least of these is GT Academy, a collaboration with Nissan to unearth real racing driver talent that first ran in 2008. It was announced during the event that the competition returns for its biggest ever year in 2013, with the entry mechanic set to take place on an exclusive GT6 demo in July.

Other notable partnerships in the development of GT6 have been with tire manufacturer Yokohama Rubber and suspension company KW Automotive. Both companies are active in the commercial car industry and in racing, and they have acted as technical development partners for the game’s new physics engine, for its tire and suspension kinematic modeling, creating an even more realistic experience for GT fans.

“It is amazing to think that it is 15 years since we first released Gran Turismo,” explained Kazunori Yamauchi, during the announcement at Silverstone Circuit. “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. I am very pleased with everything about the new game and the new additions, but the launch will be only the beginning for GT6. The game will continue to develop throughout its life. I already have many ideas for things I want to achieve in the next 15 years of Gran Turismo!”

The celebration of 15 years of Gran Turismo event at Silverstone included a demo of GT6 featuring the famous circuit. Guests were able to play the game in the familiar circular Gran Turismo race pods before having a chance to take to the real track in cars provided by Audi, Ford, Jaguar, KTM, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Toyota.

Platforms: Playstation 3 Exclusive

Published by: Sony Computer Entertainment

Developed by: Polyphony Digital

Genre: Racing

Release Date:

US: Q4/2013

EU: Q4/2013