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Sony announced that Gran Turismo will be released globally on December 6, 2013.

Sony opened its Gamescom 2013 Press Conference by showing off a new trailer for the racing sim, and confirming that the world will get to play it on PS3 in a few months.

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It’s a good thing Hollywood has such a sterling reputation of turning video games into good movies.  I’m sure a Gran Turismo movie will be no different.  Oh wait……

A Sony representative has confirmed with Joystiq that a Gran Turismo movie is in production. The representative said the film is “being made,” but did not provide any further details on the production.

Hollywood news site The Wrap reported earlier this week that the Gran Turismo movie was in development with The Social Network and Fifty Shades of Grey producers Michael de Luca and Dana Brunetti attached.

Brunetti remarked on Twitter, “One that I have been after for over three years. Finally,” with a link to the original report.

The film is reportedly being created to cash in on the success of fast car films, citing Universal’s The Fast and the Furious series, Dreamworks’ adaptation of EA’s Need for Speed, and the upcoming Hot Wheels movie based on Mattel’s line of popular children’s toys.

The latest game in the long-running PlayStation-exclusive franchise, Gran Turismo 6, is currently slated to ship on the PlayStation 3 sometime during 2013.

http://www.gamespot.com/news/sony-confirms-gran-turismo-movie-6412088

Destructoid reporting:

As promised, a demo for Grand Turismo 6 (sic) is now available for PlayStation 3 via PlayStation Network. Polyphony Digital has built a competition into this demo, should you be into such things.

You’ll be able to do four warm-up races using the Nissan LEAF and 370Z, plus five time trials on the Silverstone track (four sections and one run at the full track) with the latter car. Your full lap time will act as your ticket into the GT Academy, as the top 31 racers will be invited to compete at the National Finals. This aspect of the demo closes on July 28, but the rest will remain playable until the end of August.

For those of you who have given this a spin — let’s be honest, this is Gran Turismo, after all — how is it? Still disappointed that Polyphony didn’t hold out for a full PlayStation 4 release?