Sony is confident that Gran Turismo 6 will launch on the PS3 this year as planned, Sony Product Manager Josh Walker told MCV, on the record and clear as day.

"There is no reason to think the proposed release window for GT6 will not be achieved," Walker said.

Gran Turismo 5 suffered a slew of delays that bled into its DLC, too – with that history, we remain cautiously optimistic that Gran Turismo 6 will launch this holiday, with a demo in July, as promised. Gran Turismo 6 is headed to the PS3 and not the PS4, which is also scheduled to hit shelves this holiday. Sony Europe CEO Jim Ryan said the current-gen launch is designed to take advantage of the PS3's install base of 70 million units.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.