GT 6 Announcement Gran Turismo 6 is coming 500x274 Gran Turismo 6 comes to the PS3 this holiday season, features 1200 cars [1st Trailer]

Moments ago, Phophony Digital president and the creator of the Gran Turismo series Kazunori Yamauchi officially announced at the Silverstone Circuit in UK that, yes, like everybody thought, GT6 is in the works.

The next instalment in the best-selling PlayStation first-party franchise will be released for the PS3 later this year during the holiday season. There was no mention of a version for Sony’s next-gen console, the PS4.

“The game engine will be renewed for GT6, we’ll be cleaning it up, making it smoother for the future,” Yamauchi said.

“The rendering engine will be completely renewed… [There] will be a revamped physics engine, [along with] new suspension, tyre and aerodynamics modelling. We’ll have 200 more cars than GT5, with 1200 available at release. More cars will be released after launch too.”

As for racing tracks, the game was also said to feature 33 locations, with 71 course layouts. That’s seven new locations and 19 brand new layouts. New tracks will also be added to the game later via DLC.

But if that’s not enough, there will also be a new course maker.

Other features in GT6 include the ability to organise and form your own racing communities and championships, as well as connectivity with smartphones and tablets.

Source: @PlayStationEU