Gran Turismo 6 speeds onto PlayStation 3

3:08 PM, Dec 7, 2013   |    comments
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'Gran Turismo 6', a PS3-exclusive car racing game from SCEA and Polyphony Digital.

SCEA's Gran Turismo 6, the newest iteration of the PlayStation-exclusive auto racing franshise, has been released for PlayStation 3.

Developed by Polyphony Digital Inc., GT6 offers online capabilities, a collection of more than 1,200 of the world's best cars, and 37 tracks.  The track selection includes seven new venues that such as the iconic Silverstone Circuit, Australia's Mount Panorama, and Spain's Ascari Race Resort.

"2013 has been a banner year for PlayStation 3 with Sony Worldwide Studios delivering some of the highest regarded games on any console," said Asad Qizilbash, senior director of first party games marketing at Sony Computer Entertainment America.  "We are excited to continue that legacy with the launch of the legendary Gran Turismo 6."

The vehicle list for GT6 includes cars from Alfa Romeo, Alpine, Aston Martin, Audi, Bertone, BMW, Daihatsu, Ford, GM, Hyundai, Honda, Infiniti, Italdesign, Jordan, Lamborghini, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Mitsubishi, Nike, Nissan, Peugeot, Subaru, SRT(Chrysler), Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Zagato.  Furthermore, the Acura NSX concept car will make its debut in GT6 at launch. The NSX is expected to go on sale in 2015 and boasts a twin-turbocharged engine and innovative three-motor, torque vectoring Sport Hybrid powertrain.

"Gran Turismo began with an idea that we could carve a new type of racing game that pushes the boundaries of realism while inspiring the devotion of car enthusiasts around the world," said Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Gran Turismo and President of Polyphony Digital Inc.  "To see how the franchise has evolved since then into a true automotive brand fuels Polyphony to continue defining and transforming the genre with games like Gran Turismo 6."

The ESRB has rated this game as "E for Everyone".


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