Gran Turismo 6 is set to officially hit stores around the globe on December 6th, exclusively on PlayStation 3. However, according to producer Kazunori Yamauchi, players won’t have to wait too long for GT7, as is already under development and it will be completed in just a year or two.
In an interview with Famitsu, Yamauchi said that "the PlayStation 4 game we’ll likely call GT7 will be done in about a year or two." However, when talking about the new platform he said that he does not expect the new hardware in the PS4 to affect the game as much as hardware updates did when the PS3 debuted.
The PS4 features more memory, but it’s CPU performance should be nearly identical to the PS3. One thing is certain, the PS4 will not affect the "online community aspect of the Gran Turismo series" which "is the most exciting aspect of the franchise."
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BMW has unveiled a new concept car. Normally, we’d be really excited to see it once it makes its debut in a major auto show and you would’ve thought that with the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show just around the corner, this concept would be one of the main attractions, right?
Unfortunately, that won’t be the case because the BMW Vision Gran Turismo — that’s its name, by the way — will only appear as a virtual concept in Gran Turismo 6.
Here’s the thing, though. Once we washed away the disappointment of not seeing the Vision Gran Turismo in real-scale, we couldn’t help but get even more excited about the release of GT6, not only because of its incredible playability, but because of the rash of new features it’s going to come with.
The BMW Vision Gran Turismo is one of them and by the looks of how it was designed, the dynamic sports coupé’s combination of BMW’s unmistakable racing genes with the design freedom that you can have on a virtual car has given birth to a concept that goes beyond even our already bloated expectations.
But the best part about the unveiling of the BMW Vision Gran Turismo is that this concept won’t be the only one that will be prominently featured in Gran Turismo 6. Expect to see even more concepts from some of the biggest automakers and design houses in the world, a lot of whom will create their own unique concepts that will be exclusively used in the game as part of Gran Turismo’s "Vision Gran Turismo" initiative.
You don’t even have to be a BMW fan to appreciate how big this project is going to be. The BMW Vision Gran Turismo is only the beginning and more concepts will be unveiled from 2013 to 2014 as gifted downloadable content (DLC) to owners of Gran Turismo 6 through online updates.
Talk about raising the stakes. Your move, Forza.
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As if we haven’t had enough car racing movies coming out in the next few months, we were greeted with new reports indicating that Sony is looking into the possibility of bringing the world of Gran Turismo into cinemas.
According to The Wrap, Sony is determined to jump start its own movie racing franchise similar to Dreamworks, Universal, and Legendary. While the notion of a Gran Turismo movie is just sitting in the pipeline for now, don’t be surprised if it gains some momentum in the near future.
As for the people that will be working on the Gran Turismo movie, it’s rumored that Mike de Luca and Dana Brunetti take the helm after recent stints producing the award-winning movies "Social Network" and the hotly anticipated "Fifty Shades of Grey" adaption. Sony execs Elizabeth Cantillon, DeVon Franklin and Hanna Minghella are also lined up as supervisors for the movie, ensuring that if it does come to fruition, the Gran Turismo movie should be one that we all ought to be looking out for.
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Recently after its official release, the Gran Turismo 6 demo topped more than 1 million downloads, so it is pretty easy to imagine that the full game will be a real success. To be really ready for when the game arrives on the market during the holiday season, the world’s first virtual-to-real race driver, Lucas Ordonez , is offering us a few tips on how to handle the powerful cars of the game.
So, here are the four tips he offered: take steering wheel in the right position, look as far as possible, use all track available and find the limit on corners of the track.
The tips were offered during a practice session he had on a Gran Turismo simulator at the Suzuka racetrack. This might be pretty helpful for him, considering this weekend he will get behind the wheel of a real car — the GT-R Nismo GT3 — in the Super GT 300 session.
The upcoming Gran Turismo 6 will feature a total of 33 locations, with 71 different layouts. One of these locations is the 1.86 km (1.15-mile) hill climb at Goodwood, which joins famous locations, like Silverstone and Willow Springs.
At the 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed , Gran Turismo will launch a new demo that will allow the expected 185,000-plus spectators to challenge Nick Heidfeld’s 41.6-second course record set in a Formula 1 car in 1999. Players will be able to race a range of stunningly recreated cars, thanks to the numerous PlayStation "race pods" installed at the event. Nissan and Alfa Romeo and Ford will also have pods on their Moving Motor Show displays.
Gran Turismo’s decision to feature the hill climb in the game comes in the same year as the Goodwood Festival of Speed’s 20th anniversary, so for sure participants at the event will have lots of surprises prepared.
There’s already a ton of excitement surrounding the upcoming release of Gran Turismo 6.
Though the game isn’t scheduled to hit shelves until November 28th, a lot of promotions involving GT6 have already been sprouting, hoping to catch the attention of gamers and car enthusiasts alike.
Recently, Sony announced that, beginning on July 2nd, players will now be able to download a free demo of GT6 , one that’ll sure to drive up interest of the game even further, thanks to a contest in the Nissan GT Academy to race against each other for a chance to win a seat in a real-life Nissan race car.
But if that doesn’t suit you, you can always opt for what Amazon is offering. The online store is offering the kind of promotion that’ll definitely raise your Gran Turismo 6 excitement level a few notches.
You can pre-order GT6 on Amazon and receive $1 Million in in-game credits to buy and build your dream garage from 1,200 cars. You’re not exactly getting actual money, but for that treat of $1 million in virtual currency, you can pretty much have your way in designing and upgrading your sports car any way you see fit.
Sony announced today that starting July 2nd, 2013 players will be able to download a free demo of Gran Turismo 6. The demo can be downloaded starting July 2nd for PS3 users.
Along with offering players the chance to test the upcoming game, the new demo will also offer contestants in 2013’s Nissan GT Academy the possibility to race against each other for a chance to win a seat in a real-life Nissan race car.
To enter the Nissan GT Academy competition all you have to do is have a Sony Entertainment Network account and access to a PlayStation 3 connected to the internet. Next you’ll need to download the Gran Turismo 6 demo and race for the best qualifying times. The finalist will compete for a place in the Silverstone race camp where he or she will compete to win a spot on Nissan’s real-life racing team and a chance to drive the Nissan GT-R GT3 NISMO ina full racing season.
The demo will offer you the chance to test numerous cars, including: the Nissan Leaf , 370Z and GT-R . In total, the full game will bring more than 1,200 cars to choose from.
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Gran Turismo 6 is a big deal to anyone who has ever played the video game racing franchise. It’s been that way since we fell in love with the first one and it’ll be that way until the game’s developers decide to finally hang up its proverbial boots.
That being said, we’re all interested to see the technology behind the development of a game like Gran Turismo 6. Seemingly acquiescing to our needs, Polyphony Digital released a new video behind the development of the game, giving us a never-before-seen look at the preparation and time needed to ensure that we see a game that’s never before seen in the annals of car racing video games.
Don’t be surprised to see the word "new" pop up multiple times during the video. Chances are, Polyphony intended for it to appear there because a whole lot about the game really is new.
Pretty much everything, really, which is to say that we’re expecting, as always, to be blown away once we get our hands on the game when it hits shelves on November 28th.
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This year’s E3 comes with new details and trailer (above) on the upcoming Gran Turismo 6 racing game. According to the new details released, the new game will feature world’s most popular cars, including FIA GT3 category racecars that have taken the leading role in GT car racing today.
The list of cars to be featured in the game include: Nissan DeltaWing ’12, the 2014 Corvette Stingray, BMW Z4 GT3, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3, Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 N24 Schulze Motorsport and Audi R8 LMS ultra.
The game will also feature lots of new locations, including: Gemasolar is a massive concentrated solar power plant located in Seville, Spain; Willow Springs International Raceway, the famous circuit in California which is located in a hilly region just outside of Los Angeles; and Matterhorn - an original track that has been created in the vicinity of the Gornergrat station.
The Gran Turismo 6 will be released on November 28, 2013.
Just yesterday, we reported that the upcomingGran Turismo 6 will feature a total of 1,200 cars. Today, Mercedes announced that three of these model will come from AMG and include: the SLS AMG GT3 , E63 AMG and A45 AMG. These models will join the current lineup already offered by Mercedes in the GT5 which includes a total of 21 vehicles.
The three AMG models deliver a combined output of more than 1,400 horsepower: 500 from the SLS, 557 from the E63 and 360 from the A45 AMG.
The new Gran Turismo 6 will be released just in time for the holiday season, so this might be a good gift idea if you’re drawing a blank for the car lover in your family. The new GT6 will be initially available for the Play Station 3 platform, but it will be offered for the PS4 at a later date.
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