Sony has officially announced Gran Turismo 6 for release on PS3 this Christmas.
The game will feature all of the cars and tracks from Gran Turismo 5, with fresh historic, road and race vehicles bringing the total car count to 1200 at launch. Thousands of custom wheels and aerodynamic parts will be available.
The UK’s Silverstone Circuit will appear in the game for the first time in the series’ history. It will be one of seven new locations, taking the total to 33, with 71 different layouts available, 19 of them new. Fresh cars and tracks will be made available as post release DLC.
Social and community features for the game will be supported on smartphones and tablets.
The GT Academy competition, which is designed to unearth real racing driver talent, will also return in 2013, with the entry mechanic set to take place on an exclusive GT6 demo in July.