The long, and bizarre, journey towards Gran Turismo 6‘s official announcement has taken one final unexpected turn just before Sony (presumably) reveals the existence of the title at tomorrow’s Gran Turismo event in the UK.
As discovered by a Joystiq reader, Sony’s official Gran Turismo website has been updated with a product listing page for the unannounced Gran Turismo 6. Currently, the page is completely blank and the only provided detail about the game is the GT 6 name.
Polyphony Digital’s technically unannounced Gran Turismo 6 was first mentioned by Sony Worldwide Studios’ senior vice-president, Michael Deeny, in an interview last February. Deeny casually tossed out the fact that the racing game was one of the many upcoming first-party titles that was still scheduled for the PlayStation 3.
Shortly after that rather strange and surprising announcement, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe president and CEO Jim Ryan stated in March that there are still some “highly significant” unannounced games headed to the PlayStation 3. Gran Turismo 6 was not mentioned by name, but the timing of this statement seemed to hint at a connection.
Ever since then we have had several other non-official confirmations that the game is in development — including some very believable online retailer listings — and, of course, today’s product page on the game’s official website.
Sony has a long history of spoiling their own product announcements, but they have really out done themselves with Gran Turismo 6. It’s almost as if the game was intentionally leaked…
At any rate, the only question we have left about the game at this point is if Sony is going to release Gran Turismo 6 as a PlayStation 3 exclusive, or if they are planning split-gen launch on both the PS3 and PS4. That question will hopefully be answered at tomorrow’s Gran Turismo 15th anniversary event at Silverstone Circuit in Towcester, Northamptonshire. We will let you know as soon as the official details about GT 6 are announced.