The Gran Turismo franchise has a notorious reputation for release dates but nevertheless, Sony is confident that they can meet their planned “Holiday 2013” release for Gran Turismo 6.
As confirmed by Playstation Product Manager Josh Walker, the title is on track for the planned release during the year’s most busy selling season:
There is no reason to think the proposed release window for GT6 will not be achieved. We feel it is important to continue to support our loyal PS3 users, and those from many parts of the world who are new to PS3, with a new title, and [series producer] Kazuori Yamauchi was keen to develop the Gran Turismo platform further on PS3.
“Gran Turismo has a huge following among current PS3 gamers. The release also follows a pattern for Gran Turismo – GT and GT2 for PS, GT3 and GT4 for PS2, and now GT5 and GT6 on PS3.
Gran Turismo 6 will come to the Playstation 3. featuring 1200 cars, 150 of which will be new to Gran Turismo.
As announced by Kazunori Yamauchi, the distinction between standard & premium models will remain, the cars ported over from Gran Turismo 4 will be slightly touched up to fit the new title better.
GT6 will also come with 33 tracks, with seven locations being all-new including Silverstone, the home of Nissan’s GT Academy competition.
A playable demo of GT6 will be released in July, kicking off the next GT Academy competition.