Sony today announced that despite the barnstorming success of the series, it won’t be proceeding with a sixth instalment of Gran Turismo. We should clarify that this announcement took place in a parallel timeline, possibly the one depicted in the new Wolfenstein game, so there’s really no need to panic. Right here in our universe, Sony surprised no one by unveiling Gran Turismo 6 for the PS3.
If the announcement trailer is any guide, the new game will be quite similar to its predecessors. It will, in fact, feature all of the cars and tracks from Grand Turismo 5, so that’s pretty darn similar. Naturally enough, though, there will be a host of new content and developer Polyphony Digital is promising 1200 cars at launch.
If you’re only a casual fan of the racing genre, here’s an extract from the press release to remind you that this “real racing simulator” is not the game for you. “Several thousand aerodynamic parts and custom wheels will be available for almost all cars, and players can personalise their own custom cars to the greatest ever level possible.”
Gran Turismo 6 will arrive towards the end of 2013, just in time to mark the 15th anniversary of the series.