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Rumour: Sony Suggests Gran Turismo 6 Is Coming to PS3

Posted by Sammy Barker

Er, what?

You know that feeling that you get when you accidentally let a secret slip? Yeah, we reckon that SCEE Worldwide Studios gaffer Michael Denny might be suffering from the sting of that right now. In an interview with Silicon Republic, the executive appears to have inadvertently revealed that Gran Turismo 6 is coming to the PlayStation 3. Whoops.

Chatting during the aftermath of Sony’s big PlayStation 4 blowout, Denny insisted that there’s still plenty of exciting content in the pipeline for the PS3. “Look at the games coming out [...] like The Last of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, GT6, and then on the third-party side of things another fantastic Assassin’s Creed, GTA,” he said. Sorry, what?

It’s entirely possible that the suit may have simply got muddled up in his interview, but we’re not quite sure where an error like that comes from. Perhaps he got misquoted, but it seems unlikely. Either way, the very suggestion that Gran Turismo 6 could be coming to the PS3 seems strange to us. It’s by far PlayStation’s biggest franchise – there’s a TV show based on it in the UK – and developer Polyphony Digital is known for pushing technical boundaries. We’d always assumed that the studio would be knee deep in next generation development by now.

What do you make of the quote? Do you think that it’s a simple mistake, or a slipped secret? And, more importantly, which platform do you think that Gran Turismo 6 should be on? Let us know in the comments section below.


User Comments (20)



get2sammyb said:

Hmm. What a strange quote. It might explain the way DriveClub's being positioned (GT-esque visual realism, etc). But, if true, what are they thinking? I understand that PS3 has an enormous install base, but GT6 on PS4 would single-handedly sell millions of consoles. I don't get it? It's got to be a mistake, right?



3Above said:

It looks likes most big games will be PS3 and PS4. You have to believe that Polyphony IS working something. Its interesting though, perhaps Sony is MAKING them work on a new ip while handing the driving sim mantle to Evolution.



ShogunRok said:

Going by pure logic, this has to be a mistake. Putting GT6 on the PS3 alone would be insane. When we saw Drive Club at Sony's event I was sitting there thinking 'er... why isn't this GT6?' If this is true it would explain it. I'm worried now.



get2sammyb said:

@3Above If that was true, though, Killzone: Shadow Fall and inFamous: Second Son would be on PS3, too. But as far as we understand, they're not. And even though Evolution has chops in the simulation department, let's be honest, Polyphony Digital is in a different league.

@ShogunRok It's interesting that you should mention that. A rumour before Sony's press conference mentioned that Evolution was working on a 'street racing' game — can DriveClub be classed as that? — but had this interesting tidbit:

"According to the site STFUandPlay [we know – Ed], the developer had originally intended to brand the title with the Gran Turismo name, but Sony Japan wasn’t so keen on the idea. It makes sense considering the simulation series’ prestige, but could have done wonders for the game’s sales potential if true."

What's going on?



3Above said:

@get2sammyb Good Point, But would Sony really realese GT 6 on PS3 only and have a very similar game on PS4? Its like inFamous and Prototype except with 1st party studios. You have to think the the next GT is just about ready ( either on PS3 of PS4 ) but this could all be a mistake though. If not it makes me wonder about what Sony plans for Polyphony or if they just couldnt get it running on PS4 in time. Its baffling.

EDT: Actually im spent, i have no clue whats going on here, and no ideas on what could be going on.



belmont said:

@ShogunRok That is exactly what I thought too. GT on PS4 would be great. I prefer arcade racers personally but I have enjoyed the first GT on PS1. I also have GT5 and the PSP version but I have not played them much. A Vita version of GT would be also a grat seller.



BlueProxy said:

I can see a new GT along with a bunch of other AAA's on PS3. It should help continue selling systems even though people know the PS4 is coming. For a nice price drop and some tempting bundles, it should help with sales. Look at how long they were making PS2 titles after the PS3 launch.



Gemuarto said:

It can be true. PS4 will get Driveclub and GT6 HD =))). PS3 will get GT6.



NathanUC said:

It's interesting and makes sense as we've pretty much known GT6 was in dev since the launch of GT5. I'm an absolutely huge fan of the series but I'm not so sure I'd welcome GT6 on PS3. By the time PS4 is out, it's likely my PS3 will sit on the shelf sharing the dust with the 360. Hopefully it will just be launched on both platforms, but maybe they decided the cost for developing GT5 was so high that they'd need to make another game on the same engine in order to justify costs. Either way, the fully rendered GT5 premium car models are easily PS4 quality, and they were also what took the longest. Hopefully, they can use this to their advantage and make a cheap and effective ps4 port.

I'm glad that DriveClub wasn't branded GT because it's not a GT. Honestly, I thought the graphics were just ok and they didn't show/mention anything about the physics. I'm assuming it will resemble Forza Horizon style physics so anyone can pick up a controller and play. I'm still very excited for DriveClub though.



Ginkgo said:

GT6 on PS3 makes no sense. In fact I don't want it. Love the series and want it on PS4 making full use of the new hardware.



Solatorobo said:

GT is another one of those "Tech demo" games to me, so to be honest I'd be slighty confused if it was on PS3.



rastamadeus said:

Sony are either covering their bases incase the PS4 doesn't sell or going to use GT6 as an apology for the PS4 not coming out in America and/or Europe this year.




For my money GT6 will be PS3 and PS4.
Most dev's worth their salt develop visual assets well above the intended resolution for the platform, having had plenty of time to develop GT6 for PS3- that game is surely near coompletion.
Porting the assets and handling to the new PS4 architechture shouldn't be too hard. After that it's just a matter of optimisaion and making it look the business for PS4.



devperson said:

After all the whining that PD did about the PS3 not having enough power for them to achieve everything that they wanted to in GT5, I would be pretty surprised if GT6 ended up on the PS3.



Kayoss said:

I wouldnt be surprise if it will be on the pS3. Look at the install base of the PS3. Yes GT6 is a system seller, but how many system can a game sale? PS3 already have an established fan base and Sony and PD want to target those fanbase. I think that GT6 will come out for the PS3 first, and after that it will release for the PS4 after a few months. That way PD can target both PS3 users and PS4 users.



Knux said:

Considering that every Sony console has received two Gran Turismo games, it wouldn't surprise me if GT6 was released on the PS3. It would be a lot easier to improve on GT5's engine in GT6 rather than start from scratch on PS4. Not to mention it would take much longer to develop a new Gran Turismo game. Plus, the PS3 is probably going to sell like hotcakes for awhile, so this makes sense from a business standpoint.



Pichuka97 said:

Playstation fans shouldn't be complaining about stuff like this. A game like this is coming to a Sony system and some are freaking out because it's coming out on a "last gen console". Come on guys, lets not make a big deal out of this.

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