Sony has sold more than 2 million PlayStation 4 consoles, but that system’s predecessor, the PS3, is far from dead. Case in point: Sony today shipped Gran Turismo 6 for the PS3, and there is no PS4 version in the works. Or at least, no Gran Turismo 6 PS4 version has been unveiled. Any bets that a “Gran Turismo 6 Game of the Year Edition” may end up on PS4 later?
That’s pure conjecture, of course. Today, millions of gamers worldwide will instead be focused on the current PS3-only version of GT6. The latest entry in the best-selling PlayStation franchise in a way celebrates the franchise’s 15th anniversary by implemeting the most realistic physics engine yet in a GT game and by incorporating massive online functionality via the PlayStation Network. GT6 includes more than 1,200 cars and 37 tracks, including seven new venues such as Silverstone Circuit, Australia’s Mount Panorama and Spain’s Ascari Race Resort.
Of the game’s 1,200+ cars, 120 of them are completely new 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.
In terms of the GT6 race tracks, they range from the Nurburgring to the beautiful scenery of Andalucia, to a neon-lit original Kart course. Gran Turismo 6 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.
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.
Gran Turismo 6 continues to be at the forefront of delivering stunning new cars first to its fans before they arrive at showrooms. At the GT6 launch event at the Ascari Race Resort in Spain, BMW unveiled the M4 Coupe which will go on sale in 2014. The camouflaged version of the yet-to-be-launched BMW M4 Coupe will come to life in Gran Turismo 6 after a free update shortly after launch. Thanks to an innovative collaboration with BMW M GmbH, Polyphony Digital enjoyed unprecedented early access to the car during its development phase in order to meticulously recreate the M4 Coupe.
The Acura NSX concept car will also make its debut in GT6 at launch. The NSX is expected to go on sale in 2015 and boasts a twin-turbocharged engine and innovative three-motor, torque vectoring Sport Hybrid powertrain. Led by engineers at Honda R&D Americas, Inc., the twin-turbocharged V-6 engine mated to Acura’s Sport Hybrid SH-AWD (Super Handling All-Wheel Drive) system will give GT6 players the first drive in the Acura NSX before it goes into production.