Gran Turismo 6 coming to PlayStation…. 3?

gran_turismo_6_logo-590x330Sony has officially announced Gran Turismo 6, the next entry in their blockbuster racing series will be launching this holiday season.

While we expected some news like this on the series’ 15th anniversary, we’re a little shocked to report that the game will be heading to PlayStation 3, not Sony’s latest.

The company released a trailer of the game along with some details about a demo they’re expecting to release in July. The new game will launch with over 1200 cars, playable in 33 locations with a total of 71 track layouts, though how many of those are mirrors of others is unknown.

The announcement event for the game took place at Silverstone Circuit in the UK, one of the new tracks playable in the game. The cars will all be running on a new physics engine which includes new modelling for suspension, tires, kinematics, and aerodynamics, and is said to push the PlayStation 3 to its limits. Hopefully they’ve got a PlayStation 4 in the works.

We’ve been promised a look at the game at E3 this year as well as Gamescom in Cologne, Germany in August.

We’ll bring you a closer look and hopefully chat with Sony about a potential PlayStation 4 version. Realistically, the game has probably been in development long enough that it wouldn’t make sense to push it to the PlayStation 4 this late in the production stage, though it does beg the question: “if Sony has been developing the PlayStation 4 since 2008, why didn’t Gran Turismo 6 get pushed to the new platform earlier on?”

Either way, we’ll have all the latest on GT6 in the coming weeks. Check out the trailer below and stay tuned!