It’s official! Gran Turismo 6 is coming to the PS3 later this year

Let the rumors and speculation finally end. Sony has officially confirmed Gran Turismo 6. The announcement was made (and then shared with us) at the Gran Turismo 15th anniversary celebration event held at the UK's Silverstone Circuit. As expected, Gran Turismo 6 will be coming to the PlayStation 3 during this year's holiday season. And with that dies the hopes of seeing the newest entry on the PS4 or Vita, as certain rumors had suggested.

"I'd like to announce today that we are developing GT 6 for the holiday season this year on the PlayStation 3," said Polphony Digital President and creator of Gran Turismo Kazunori Yamauchi.

Based on what is currently being shared with us in real-time and a press release leaked earlier today, it seems Gran Turismo 6 will offer players more choice. GT6 will have 200 more cars than GT5 with 1200 available at release. More will be made available after launch as well. Gran Turismo 6 is also said to have a "revamped Pysics Engine, new suspension, tyre, and aerodynamics modelling."

Here's Sony's official description:

GT6 for PlayStation 3 will bring new levels of authenticity to ‘the Real Driving Simulator’ as well as introducing stunning new tracks and cars and a revised user interface. A new compact game engine will improve operation and increase the flexibility to expand it with downloadable content. Meanwhile, the game is also set for expanded connectivity with other devices such as smart phones and tablets and increased social and community functions.

Sony has released a new trailer for Gran Turismo 6. You can watch it here.