Gran Turismo 6 coming to PS3 later this year [Update]

By John Keefer, May 15, 2013 9:01am PDT

Update: Now with official details, media, and comments from Sony.

A website in South Africa supposedly has gotten its hands on a early copy of a press release that officially announced Gran Turismo 6 for PlayStation 3 for the 2013 holiday season. And lo and behold, it proved to be real. "I'd like to announce today that we are developing GT 6 for the holiday season this year on the PlayStation 3," series Kazunori Yamauchi said, according to PlayStation's official Twitter account.

According to the PlayStation.Blog, the cars and tracks from Gran Turismo 5 will all return in GT6. Of course, GT6 will also add new cars and tracks, bringing the car lineup to over 1200. Seven new locations are being added to the game, taking the total up to 33. A "much-improved" course maker is also planned. GT Academy 2103 will also kick off in July with a demo of the game.

"There's also a new engine, which will improve game operation. Meanwhile, we are set for expanded connectivity with other devices, and increased social and community functions," the announcement boasts.

Here's the first official trailer for the game:

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