Gran Turismo 6, 1666 and other News


Gran Turismo 6, 1666 and other News

Sony has finally announced that Gran Turismo 6 is in development for the PlayStation 3. Expectations are that the game will be released during “Holiday 2013”, roughly around the same time the PlayStation 4 is expected to hit.  Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of the Gran Turismo franchise said: “I’d like to announce today that we are developing GT 6 for the holiday season this year on the PlayStation 3”. He also stated that the game engine will be “renewed” and that the game will have “200 more cars than Gran Turismo 4, with around 1200 available at release”. A demo for Gran Turismo 6 will also arrive in July, with more information expected to be released at both E3 and Gamescom.


The supposed “Greatness Awaits” slogan for the PlayStation 4 which was rumored about earlier in the week, may be true. This news comes after Sony officially trademarked the slogan.  The leak of the slogan came at the same time a script surfaced for a TV ad. If the slogan is indeed legitimate, it’s highly probable that the script of the ad is too.

Daniel S. Loeb, a fund manager who owns 6.5% of Sony, has come up with new ideas to “sharpen the company’s focus and lead to higher profit margins”. Loeb’s idea is that Sony break the electronics and entertainment divisions apart. This news came in a report by the New York Times after Loeb delivered a letter to CEO Sony Kaz Hirai, in person, while visiting Tokyo. As Loeb has a considerable amount of shares within the company, he may eventually get his way. After making a $436 million profit in their fiscal year of 2013 (the first time Sony’s seen profits since 2008), it’s clear Loeb wants Sony to continue to thrive financially.


Former head of the 1666 project and creator of Assassin’s Creed, Patrice Desilets was fired from Ubisoft. The codenamed project has now been suspended for “an undisclosed period of time” according to Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot. Guillemot also added that Desilets was fired because “We couldn’t align our visions both on the project development and team management”.