Gran Turismo 6 set to release on current gen

By Alan Ng - Feb 25, 2013

While we saw the likes of Killzone Shadow Fall and the exciting Watch Dogs at Sony’s PS4 event almost a week ago, one game that we thought we might see but didn’t, was Gran Turismo 6. The next installment of Polyphony Digital’s popular racing franchise is already in development, but you may be surprised to hear that it has just been confirmed for release on the current PS3 console.

Considering the imminent switch to PS4 at the end of this year, it would have been a logical thought to assume that Gran Turismo 6 would be heading to the PS4 as a launch title. While this still may come to fruition, Sony’s Senior Vice-President Michael Denny has let slip that Gran Turismo 6 is definitely on the way to the PS3.

GT5 was a massive success on the PS3 of course and actually it may not be such a surprise in the end, if Polyphony Digital look to maximize sales with a PS3 release instead of PS4, with some consumers being reluctant to switch over to next-gen straight away. The same situation also applies to GTA 5 in a way, with no information yet on whether the game will be playable on the PS4 in a digital capacity – PS3 discs won’t work remember.

Denny was speaking about the continued longevity of the PS3, by pulling out this quote that contained the juicy bombshell about Gran Turismo 6, which was previously a mystery without a platform: “Look at the games coming out on the PlayStation 3 like The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, GT6, and then on the third-party side of things another fantastic Assassin’s Creed, GTA.”

Would it be a disappointment in your opinion if GT6 comes to the PS3, instead of a PS4 release altogether, or would you actually support this move? We’re quietly confident that GT6 will be shown at Sony’s E3 presser in June, so we’ll have to wait and see until further details emerge.

Gran Turismo 6 on PS3 – what could they possibly do on the same hardware to take the game to the next step after GT5?

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