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GT6 will support the PlayStation 3 and launch in time for the holiday season

Of all the driving and racing games available on the Sony PlayStation game consoles, the most popular have easily been in the Gran Turismo franchise. Sony's press team has noted that 10 million copies of the fifth game in the franchise have been sold to date. Sony also notes that the Gran Turismo franchise is the most successful franchise on the PlayStation console with over 70 million copies sold.
Along with these tidbits about the popularity of the Gran Turismo franchise comes news that the sixth game in the franchise is due in time for the Holiday 2013 shopping season on the PlayStation 3.

The game promises new levels of authenticity and several new tracks and cars along with a revised user interface. The game will operate on a new compact game engine designed to improve operation and increase flexibility allowing it to work with downloadable content.

Sony also says that the game will get expanded connectivity with other devices including smartphones and tablets as well as improved social and community functions.
When Gran Turismo 6 launches, it will have 1,200 cars with new cars continually added online. The game will also feature several thousand aerodynamic parts and custom wheels for almost every car in the game and players will be able to customize their vehicles to the greatest level ever offered in the game.

The game will have 33 tracks total with 71 different layouts available (including 19 brand-new layouts). Sony will add new tracks regularly to the game via the online service. The game will also offer an improved course maker functionality with scenery spanning tens of square kilometers.
The game will be unveiled at E3 later this summer.

Source: Joystiq

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By Akrovah on 5/16/2013 10:38:22 AM , Rating: 2
But will it still ahve the riddiculous "standard" and "premium" divide. Because if so I will continue to say Forza Motorsport FTW.

RE: But...
By ballist1x on 5/16/2013 11:04:39 AM , Rating: 2
So you continue to play an inferior game because GT offers the options of both standard AND premium cars?


RE: But...
By amanojaku on 5/16/2013 12:05:02 PM , Rating: 2
Inferior? The Forza series, while not completely comparable to Grant Turismo, has consistently received high marks from critics. The average so far is 90%.

Gran Turismo, on the other hand, has been inconsistent. The first three games were over 9000, er, 90%. The last two games were under, with 4 being 89% and 5 being 85%. 5 pissed a lot of people off, with its expensive downloadable content, inconsistent graphics, stupid AI, and crappy damage handling.

Forza has been getting better; GT has been getting worse. We'll see how it goes with GT6 and Forza 5. I say this as a person still playing GT4, on a used PS2 slim I purchased two years ago to replace my original PS2. I love GT; I'm just honest about it not keeping up to its original standards.

RE: But...
By BZDTemp on 5/16/2013 3:51:02 PM , Rating: 2
...5 pissed a lot of people off, with its expensive downloadable content, inconsistent graphics, stupid AI, and crappy damage handling.

I'm pretty sure a lot is more like a few and most of those are likely just saying so because they don't have a PS3 and thus can't play the game. And the critic points you mention are debatable and it is not like one can't do a list of flaws with the Forza games :-)

As for say game A is better than game B based on a tiny difference in average critic scores. First of all the method is flawed from the start because the results depend on which critic scores you included, but more importantly it is like saying chocolate ice cream is better than strawberry ice cream. Both series of games have strengths and weaknesses and appeal differently to players, some may love both and others may love one and dislike the other (and some might even dislike both and think Mario Kart is superior).

Personally I have both series, but as sure as I am of getting GT6 just as unlikely it is for me to get another Forza game.

RE: But...
By Akrovah on 5/16/2013 4:07:49 PM , Rating: 3
Well, Forza has a more realistic physics model. One that GT6 looks to finally catch up to. And Forza's cars have full detail interior and damage modeling on EVERY one of 500 cars, while GT5 had that for only about 200 of the 1000 cars.

While forza also had greater customization of vehicles up to and including full engine replacement in some vehicles, as well as custom body art. GT offers neither of these.

The interface of Froza is much easier to navigate, at least in my opinion.

And I don't remember being able to save multiple tuning profiles for each vehicle in GT liek you can in Forza. atmididly it has been along time since I played GT5.

But even without that last one I'm not seeing how Forza is "inferior"

RE: But...
By Manch on 5/16/2013 11:57:19 AM , Rating: 3
I stopped playing GT after 3. I tried 4 but I didn't like it as much as I like Forza. And yeah, the premium/standard crap....

RE: But...
By GulWestfale on 5/16/2013 12:07:18 PM , Rating: 2
another iteration of the arcade-game-in-simulator-clothing franchise... yawn. it was really great back in the late 90's, but i have lost all interest since then. am i getting old? lol

Bring out my G25
By luhar49 on 5/16/2013 11:53:52 AM , Rating: 2
Time to wipe the dust off my Logitech G25 steering wheel and drive a Bugati Veron. Can look forward to this brilliant first game alongside my PS4 purchase.

RE: Bring out my G25
By Manch on 5/16/2013 11:59:05 AM , Rating: 3
But what are you going to play on your PS4?

RE: Bring out my G25
By Amiga500 on 5/17/2013 3:10:01 AM , Rating: 2
Bah... GT5 has the physics of racing lawnmowers. A G25 is completely wasted on something that doesn't actually model longitudinal weight transfer.

rFactor2 is where its all at.

RE: Bring out my G25
By Mint on 5/17/2013 8:33:22 AM , Rating: 2
something that doesn't actually model longitudinal weight transfer
How do you know that?

I've written a physics engine, and you have to actively go out of your way and do more work to avoid modelling it.

But why?
By quiksilvr on 5/16/2013 11:08:37 AM , Rating: 1
I was under the impression given how far into the PS3's life cycle that GT5 was the creme of the crop in terms of what they can do with the console. Why not just continue to improve upon that with DLC and focus on GT6 for PS4?

RE: But why?
By dashrendar on 5/16/2013 11:42:22 AM , Rating: 3
Yeah, you would think Gran Turismo 6 would be a powerful launch title or something. It would make a fan think twice about buying a PS4.

Then again this could probably indicate that the PS4 has worthy launch titles lined up where they can risk 1-2 years for Gran Turismo 7.

Anyway, I'm broke and I need to win the lottery.

RE: But why?
By FITCamaro on 5/16/2013 4:44:52 PM , Rating: 2
They need the millions they'll make off GT6 to fund GT7 on PS4.

RE: But why?
By jabber on 5/18/2013 11:49:47 AM , Rating: 2
I would imagine that GT6 is basically a totally refreshed and tweaked GT5, bringing all the parts of the game up to the best GT5 standards.

GT5 took so long that some parts of it were obviously coded and developed long before it was finished and suffered as a result. You had an visually uneven product.

GT6 will probably be what GT5 was meant to be all along.

Really a demo?
By corrinthians on 5/16/2013 1:19:08 PM , Rating: 2
They are probably releasing so all the people who don't upgrade right away to ps4 will still give them money. Then they will make an enhanced version for ps4.

Let's hope
By KFZ on 5/16/2013 3:59:46 PM , Rating: 2
It needs to be better than good, it needs to be great. GT5 was a boondoggle and didn't impress me. Forza 4 was suffocated by DLC. Horizons was a burlesque experiment.

Let's get back to proper racing, gents. A great GT6 will mean an even better FM5.

Kids' game
By Captain Orgazmo on 5/17/2013 8:54:17 PM , Rating: 2
I loved GT1 and GT2 were great games for their time. Since then if you wanted to simulate a brick on rails GT3+ have been great for that.

Finally motorsport and driving enthusiasts have something to look forward to. Not GT6. Look up Project CARS.

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