With this week's launch of Forza Motorsport 5 on Xbox One hogging the limelight, it's easy to dismiss Gran Turismo 6 lagging behind on the age-old PS3. And yet these ravishing new screenshots prove there's still life in Sony's old dog yet.
These latest screens serve to showcase GT6's recreation of the Ascari Race Resort, one of several new tracks added to the game.
The location will also host the official launch party for GT6, which will be held in Ronda, Spain and the nearby Ascari Race Resort on December 2-3, 2013 just a few days before GT6 launches worldwide on December 5th.Ronda will also be available as a Photomode location allowing you to take some snazzy shots of your car collection in front of idyllic backgrounds. GT5's launch event was hosted in Madrid, which was also one of the new signature city tracks added to the game at the time.
GT's father figure Kazunori Yamauchi will be on hand to give presentations and attend interviews about GT6's new features, and guests will be invited to test drive some of the game's highlighted cars on the Ascari Resort Circuit.
“Introducing Ronda in Gran Turismo 6 will be a real honor for me,” said Kazunori Yamauchi in a press release issued by Sony Czech. ”This is truly a unique place and our entire team, who captured the most important sights, greatly enjoyed their stay here. My passion for racing tracks is no secret, and with the help of our partners from automotive manufacturers, to provide a real racing experience on the Ascari Race Resort track is a truly exciting experience. We have worked hard on moving the Gran Turismo series forward, and it is a great honor for me to present to the public the fruits of our labor just before launch.”
For the small town, hosting such a grandiose, publicised event for the launch of GT6 is a major privilege that should bring them significant international attention. “We are delighted that we can be part of Gran Turismo 6, to celebrate with the whole gaming world right from our beautiful city. Ronda is an ancient city with rich history and traditions, but it is also full of life and modern ways, making it a great partner for this game. Over the centuries, artists and writers have again and again been impressed with Ronda, and I believe that Mr. Yamauchi is no exception,” said the Mayor of Ronda, Maria de la Paz Fernandez Lobato.