At an event yesterday in England celebrating the Gran Turismo series' 15th anniversary, Polyphony Digital unveiled the series' latest installment, Gran Turismo 6.
Seeing as the event was billed as having "exciting announcements about (Gran Turismo's) future", the news should hardly come as a surprise. What may come a a surprise, however, is the game's platform: GT6 will be a PlayStation 3 exclusive, rather than acting as an enticement for gamers to pick up the PlayStation 4, which is also expected to be released this holiday season.
Of course, the PS3 exclusivity may only be for the time being. In announcing the game, Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi said that Polyphony Digital "have refactored the game to make it very flexible and expandable, with a view to making many future developments."
That aside, most of yesterday's announcement was basically what you'd expect, highlighted by a flashy trailer showing off realistic-looking cars racing on realistic-looking tracks. There are some new features and additions, though: GT6 will be built on a new engine, for one thing, and they're also promising a revamped user interface and the introduction of a new GPS feature, the latter of which Polyphony is hoping will enhance the game's course creation mode. On top of that, the game will ship with over 1,200 cars and 33 tracks, with more coming in the form of DLC.
Gran Turismo 6 is out "this holiday season, but we'll be getting a glimpse of the game in action sooner than that -- a demo will be coming this July to GT Academy (and, presumably, to PS3 owners at some point as well).