Gran Turismo has seen cars hurtling around some of the world’s most famous tracks for fifteen years now and every new release attracts a mass of attention. Fans will be pleased to hear that series developer Kazunori Yamauchi has announced the proposed release of Gran Turismo 6. Few specifics were given except that the title will launch on the PS3 and, in the great tradition of game announcements, it will be bigger and better than any of the previous titles.
Sure to get petrol heads salivating is the prospect of being able to blitz around tracks, of which there will be 35 including Silverstone, in 1,200 different cars. Tech heads and the anally retentive gamer will also appreciate the fact that there will be thousands of aerodynamic parts and custom wheels to stress over. The rest of us will be happy just to see that it looks pretty and offers a genuinely exciting racing experience, like its predecessors.
Speaking at Silverstone, Yamauchi said that “it is amazing to think that it is 15 years since we first released Gran Turismo. Things have changed a lot since then and now Gran Turismo 6 is a further evolution of my dream.” Gran Turismo 5 was released in November 2010 for the Playstation 3 and has now sold a total of more than 10m copies. Gran Turismo is almost certain to attract similar sales figures and net developers similarly massive profits.