We knew it was coming. Ever since we heard about those sneaky Gran Turismo 6 developers skulking around Mount Panorama with giant cameras we knew. But now it has been confirmed: Bathurst's legendary Mount Panorama circuit will be featured in Gran Turismo 6.
"We are very pleased to be able to include Bathurst in our expanded selection of race tracks available in Gran Turismo 6,” said Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of Gran Turismo. “Since its inception 15 years ago, Gran Turismo has listened to fan feedback and added extra features so that we now offer 1200 cars and 33 circuits from all across the world. It seems only right that the legendary Mount Panorama circuit is included as fans will now have a chance to drive one of the toughest tracks out there. Described by some as Australia’s very own Nürburgring, this is a formidable track that will provide an exciting new challenge for PlayStation gamers."
Fans have been clamouring for the inclusion of Bathurst in one of the major racing franchises for a long, long time now. Microsoft also confirmed a month back that Bathurst would be featuring in the new Forza, now it's also going to feature in Gran Turismo. You spend all that time waiting and two come along at once! Typical.
Gran Turismo 6 is set for release December 6 this year on PlayStation 3.