Last week, Sony and one of its video game developer subsidiaries, Polyphony Digital, pulled the wraps off Gran Turismo 6. And while it looks mighty, mighty pretty (as pretty much every installment in the Gran Turismo series has for its era), and it’s scheduled for a release this holiday season (though we’ll believe that when we’re softly caressing the case in our hands with the lights turned down low and some Kenny G on the stereo; don’t judge us…), it’s still going to be a Playstation 3 release. Granted, that’s good for us because we won’t have to maul our bank account for a Playstation 4, but being subject to the limitations of current-gen consoles might not be the hot ticket.
Said ticket looks even colder in light of the news that Microsoft and its Polyphony Digital analogue, Turn 10 Studios, is releasing Forza Motorsport 5 on the new Xbox One (Bass-ackwards video game console naming chronology for the win?). And while this first teaser trailer doesn’t reveal much in terms of cars or tracks (Just the McLaren F1 and P1 on a fictional street circuit in Prague.), it looks good. Like banging-on-live-action’s-door good. And the vocal stylings of the highly-excitable John Hindhaugh are always a fine accompaniment to any motorsports action. Oh yes, E3 2013 is gonna be off the bleeping chain for racing game buffs.