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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  • I dont understand PS3 is still doing a great job why switching to PS4 ? I dont see any real differential in any point i still have a feeling that PS3 can still go on for atleast 2 years so why should consumer waste money on PS4 ? Do you guy have the same feeling with me ?

    and also i still support PS3 if there is 3D or something in PS4 that really make it different then i might Go grab myself some PS4 but until then i will stick with my PS3

    • My belief is, the PS4 project, and impending 2013 release, was done with changing the formula for gaming console manufacturers(SONY) and game developers in mind. Wheras the PS3 came out looking to change the game ‘for gamers’.
      The PS3 uses pretty much all proprietary hardware, which basically means everything IN the PS3, was built just for the PS3. This would make the code that is a game proprietary, and harder to work with. Probably seemed like good idea at the time.
      The PS4 on the other hand, is, for lack of a better term, almost ‘off the shelf’.
      The CPU’s, GPU’s and RAM are already existing multi-use components, that alone will reduce the cost of production immensly.
      The real need for the PS4 out of the gate is to be super fast, look super amazing, and contain some unexpeded surprises(3D move built into controller for example) that allow it to stand clearly above PS3 and on its own merits.
      If the market ends up seeing it as no more than a souped up PS3 it will fail miserably.