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Gran Turismo 6 Confirmed for Holiday 2013 Release on Sony PlayStation 3

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During yesterday's special gathering celebrating the 15th anniversary of the Gran Turismo video game franchise, game creator Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed the launch of Gran Turismo 6 (GT6) this holiday season. Based on a new user interface with connectivity for social media and downloadable contents, the much anticipated title will be offering a total of 1200 cars plus a fresh crop of new vehicles for download periodically. Sony and its Polyphony Digital subsidiary also added thousands of virtual aerodynamic kits, performance parts, and custom wheels to almost all vehicle options so players will have limitless options on personalize their own custom game cars.

To further the realistic aspect of this racing simulator title, Sony created a new virtual track based on the famed Silverstone Circuit in the UK. Now, just one of the seven new locations within Gran Turismo 6, wannabe racecar drivers can take on all 33 different tracks plus 71 different layouts at their disposal.

Sony and Polyphony Digital will reveal more details on the Gran Turismo 6 during next month's E3 2013 trade show in Los Angeles. In the meantime, check out the game's stunning graphics and video after the jump…

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