Gran Turismo 7, one of the rumored racing genre game titles might arrive on Sony’s upcoming PlayStation 4 console within next two years, according to Kazunori Yamauchi, CEO of Polyphony Digital and producer of the Gran Turismo series.
Since the Gran Turismo 6 is scheduled for 6 December release on the current-gen console (Sony PlayStation 3), Yamauchi has left no stone unturned in starting the hype of its next iteration. “The PlayStation 4 game which we’ll likely call GT7 will be done in about a year or two…,” Yamauchi told Famitsu, a Japanese gaming news website, according to Polygon.
Yamauchi has also informed that the GT7 will be a sequel to GT6 and might be rolled out sooner than expected. This might indicate that the works on GT7 have already begun.
It has also been revealed that the online game-play of GT will stay the same and would not be affected by the console. “The PlayStation 4’s large memory size is a unique trait, but in terms of CPU performance, the PS3’s Cell chip, while difficult to handle, is really capable,” he said.
“They both have different advantages. Besides, I think the online community aspect, one of the most fun parts of GT, doesn’t have anything to do with the platform and I think the community aspect’s going to be vital there as well.”
The above quote by Yamauchi is expected to be tied with Sony’s policy of PS4’s new community-driven and social networking capabilities, which is the main selling point of the forthcoming console.
Fans waiting for the next GT version are well aware of the delayed plans of previous GT versions and know not to get excited so soon. Gran Turismo 5, which was revealed in 2006, went through a number of delays pushing the game’s release till 2008 resulting in its final release in 2010.
Yamauchi hinted that the next version might share the same under-the-hood requirements and specifications like the one used in GT6 for PS3. “…but in terms of CPU performance, the PS3’s Cell chip, while difficult to handle, is really capable…” he stated, when asked about the gaming engine used in PS4, Polygon reported.
Since nothing much is known about GT7 and no specific information has officially been revealed by the developers, one would have to wait for the actual game to know its details.