Follow Us

Gran Turismo 6: Why it's being debuted on PS3

by Zubayr Bhyat (plut)  Posted Friday, May 24, 2013 12:44:00 PM



Jim Ryan and Kazunori Yamauchi have been interviewed on the Playstation Blog regarding Gran Turismo 6. They were asked why Grand Turismo 6 will be released on the PlayStation 3 first. The short answer was that traditionally the GT series have seen two releases per PlayStation console. An additional factor was that there was a greater base for installation of the game on the PS3 initially as opposed to the PS4. 

Why is Gran Turismo 6 debuting on PS3, rather than PS4?
JR: You had GT1 and GT2 on PS one, GT3 and GT4 on PS2, then there’s GT5 on PS3 and a space next to it. The difference between Gran Turismo and GT2 is unbelievable, but they’re both on the same platform. The difference between GT3 and GT4 is huge. We’re absolutely confident when GT6 comes, you’ll see a big step change up from GT5 too. There’s still a lot of potential on PS3 that a developer like Polyphony can really exploit.

And the other factor is that on PS3 we have an install base of 70 million units. On PS4 on launch day we’ll have an install base of zero units. There’ll be plenty of games to help drive PS4 – not least Driveclub in the racing genre from Evolution Studios, a studio with a fantastic pedigree.


Other interesting comments made include on convergence of real-world and the virtual world created in game. GT Academy was used as an example to show how the game used to train developing racing drivers. Immersion is clearly a big principle in the development of the series. 


Ironically, when Jim Ryan was asked about real world motor racing, he stated that real world racing was not something he enjoyed, rather preferring the virtual racing world of the GT series.

JR: I’ll play whatever comes up! Personally motorsport isn’t one of my great passions. I do enjoy the game a great deal, but real world motorsport… fast is not what I do. I drive slowly, and not very often!

I have to admit that the more I read about Gran Turismo 6, the more interesting it gets. As more details emerge expect more coverage from us as more is revealed.

Gran Turismo 6 is intended for release on the PlayStation 3 with a separate PlayStation 4 intended later on.

Zubayr’s Twitter | Facebook | MWEB Gamezone Twitter

MWEB Gamezone Twitter | Facebook

Other News from Around the 'Net:

Please note that the opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and not MWEB Connect (Pty) Ltd


960x-1.jpg  8780792813_2b48355574.jpg  8780799313_a2f8076063.jpg  8787371058_da52ea1771.jpg  8787422396_08a7b1153f.jpg  bmUploads_2013-05-15_2673_particle_01-1024x576.jpg  video_994.jpg 

Share This Article

comments powered by Disqus
Vote for your favourite October Game Release
View all releases

Submit Survey  View Results

1. FIFA 15
Brand: Electronic Arts
Now R599

2. FIFA 15
Brand: Electronic Arts
Now R599

3. FIFA 15
Brand: Electronic Arts
Now R679

4. Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor
Brand: Warner Interactive Games
Now R419

5. The Sims 4: Limited Edition
Brand: Electronic Arts

1. Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag - Special Edition
Platform: Xbox One
Now R509

2. Project Spark
Brand: Microsoft
Now R430

3. Blood Bowl 2
Brand: Focus Home
Now R699

4. Orb Xbox One Controller Thumb Grips
Brand: ORB
Now R49

5. The Walking Dead Season 1 (GOTY)
Brand: Nordic Games
Now R649