Just last week Sony confirmed the existence of their popular racing game, Gran Turismo 6. Interestingly enough the game was revealed for the PlayStation 3, instead of the PlayStation 4 which many assumed would be the console of choice. Sony did not rule out the possibility that Gran Turismo 6 could arrive on the PS4 in the future, but at the same time Sony has since stepped forward to explain why they decided to choose the PS3 as the console to debut the game on, rather than the PS4.
Speaking with the PlayStation Blog, SCEE CEO Jim Ryan stated that the PS3 still has a lot of potential that Gran Turismo 6’s developer, Polyphony Digital, will be able to make use of. That and the fact that the PS3 has a proven track record of about 70 million units sold will ensure that the game will be able to reach a wider audience quicker than it would with the PS4 whose sales figures remain to be seen. According to Ryan, “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.”
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While a specific release date for Sony’s latest console, the PlayStation 4, has yet to be revealed, it will be launching in 2013 that much we know. In case the 2013 launch was still a bit hazy for the rest of you guys, Sony seems to have confirmed it themselves thanks to a newspaper ad in which the bottom clearly states, “Coming 2013”. The ad was spotted in The Metro newspaper by Future’s James Jarvis, although to be honest we would have much appreciated a specific date. There has been some speculation surrounding the release of the PS4 console, with some pegging dates in November as a possibility, which was further fueled in an interview in which it was hinted that a release by November would be a possibility as well not just for the PS4, but for Microsoft’s Xbox One console too. Either way we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more info, and hopefully Sony will have more to share at E3.
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