Gran Turismo 7 could be released in 2014 on PS4

Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi says best-case scenario would be to release new racing game on PlayStation 4 next year.

Gran Turismo 6 for PlayStation 3 isn't even out yet, but its sequel could land on PlayStation 4 sometime next year, Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi has said.

"We don't want to take too long on Gran Turismo 7," Kazunori told Top Gear. "Best-case scenario? Next year. In GT6 we really had to tune the software 100 percent to maximize the PS3's architecture, but of course the PS4's hardware is much better, so I think the overall quality of the game across the board will be boosted when you come to play it."

In September, Yamauchi said Gran Turismo 7 for PS4 would be ready in about a "year or two" and will feature a significant community component, though this was not specified. If Gran Turismo 7 is released in 2014, it will arrive alongside DriveClub, another first-party racing game.

Top Gear also asked Yamauchi how he feels about Gran Turismo 6 going up against Microsoft's own racing game, Forza Motorsport 5. He explained that competition is good because it raises the racing scene overall.

"We always respect our competition," he said. "The racing genre isn't really that big in its entirety, so I'm glad that everyone works hard to boost the genre as a whole."

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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107 comments
GryffinDarkBred
GryffinDarkBred

Sure, it'd only take a year to copy all the assets from the previous games, compile them and do some engine optimization for the PS4.  Because that's what they're going to do.  We need to stop buying this game.

thefa
thefa

as long as the game is the best they can make it, i dont mind waiting longer

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

2014 is optimistic at best.  Best predictor of future behavior is past behavior.

Polyphony's past behavior tells me 2016.

alonfire
alonfire

i don't believe gt7 will be out on 2014. GT developers usually tend to take more time in making this game, i know hardware is different and easier to work with, but for some reason I've never believed GT's release dates, and i have them all except for gt4.

The most probable scenario in my opinion is the realease of the concept version in 2014 and then the full version in 2015

J-007
J-007

Next year is a bit too soon for a fresh new sequel in the making, however, since I don't have a ps3 to play GT6, it is certainly considered I will get it. I don't know about Driveclub or Need For Speed Rivals yet, enough choices already..

triton1977
triton1977

I wish they would take their time and not make another half-assed game.
It's probably going to be like GT: Concept... =(

jp_butler1
jp_butler1

They say it's much easier to program for the PS4. I've read where developers have states that development on PS4 (and Xbox One as well, I'm sure) is saving them anywhere from 6 months to a year in development time. This still seems a little soon, and I don't see it happening, but at least it seems we won't have to wait as long as before for new games to surface

PupilsDilated
PupilsDilated

These guys really put the "phony" in Polyphony.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

That sounds a bit quick. It sounds like they're jumping from taking too long to not long enough. I was hoping that by the next game all the cars would have a detailed interior. 1 year doesn't sound like nearly long enough.

croxus
croxus

Hats off to Sony with what they did with the GT series. They knew about thge ps4 launch, however they made gt6 after ps4 launch!! This shows a great respect for their customers. On the other hand MS treats us, the 360 owners like having a dead console already, forza 5 is a reskinned forza, with better textures, but less cars and they force us to buy a new console for it... 

That really shows what to expect in the future from them...

deathstream
deathstream

That sounds like they plan to release a reskinned GT 6  and call it GT 7.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

It takes Polyphony Digital forever to come out with a game that always reviews under Forza's scores

TacticaI
TacticaI

If I was a betting man I'd put my money on GT7 NOT coming out before 2015. 

KayHangman
KayHangman

Considering GT6 is just about to hit my PS3, I think I wouldn't mind seeing a GT7 in 2015. Next year might be a little too soon for my PS4 and I'd worry it was just GT6 ported/enhanced. This is one short development cycle I wouldn't mind being pushed a bit despite my love for the game.

ArabrockermanX
ArabrockermanX

Oh no not again this time I'll wait for the release. I remember buying the ps3 in 08 thinking GT5 would be out "soon."

fredyellowone
fredyellowone

Never ever take anything KAZ is saying for granted. If he told he expect the game to be released by next year, then it means in 2016 or 2017.

Archangel2222
Archangel2222

Got tired of GT series after the ps1 days really. Tracks are the same, seriously make new tracks that are fun to drive around. Put some coastal driving, city driving, driving up a mountain, snowy, green, sunset, night, daytime settings give me a view that makes it fun to drive around. no more race circuits with sand traps and grand stands.

Also give us the choice to add racing kits and spoilers to every car, not just 20 premium cars like gt5 and stop wasting time making nugget cars like vans, trucks, jazz, echos, cappacchinos etc. well never drive them so why put a team on months end making those cars when they can be making lambos, ferraris, vipers, vettes, astons, audis etc etc

awarriorg
awarriorg

Panic!  Hurry, hurry...make GT7 in less than a year.  Up GT6's resolution and FPS, slap on the GT7 title, ship it.  Let's go, on the double.  There's money to made here!

AndrewII
AndrewII

Still waiting for Tourist Trophy 2......

josh7845
josh7845

7? I thought they were working on 6.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

I certainly wish gamers would stop calling these RACING GAMES a simulator, it is preposterous to call Forza or Gran Turismo simulators. Their nothing like simulators. Don't get me wrong their great games but they aren't  race simulators. They have more of a Sim/cade feel to them. I always buy them and I know the difference. Gran Turismo has a lot of great qualities, as does Forza, but Gran Turismo always has that extra feature or something that Forza doesn't. It amazes me how far Microsoft has come with Forza in such a short time truly amazing.

DrKill09
DrKill09

Wait... they made GT6 already?  5 isn't even that old. 


Don't rush em out, that's when you end up with crap like COD... not that GT's been all that great since GT2.

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

Sure it could. When you don;'t actually change the game and just import the cars from the last 6, it's not hard to make a game.

GT6 isn't even fucking out yet, ctfo.

mkeezay22
mkeezay22

They say "best case scenario" but that is for them, for gamers they should not try to rush out a game with over a thousand car models, advanced physics, high res textures and cockpit view for every car (gt5 had cars that weren't fully modeled and textured and some that were) detailed tracks accurate to within a couple feet.

This stuff takes a lot of work and unless they plan on just upgrading gt6 (bad idea) they are going to need more time to complete such a massive game, GT is the Skyrim of racers in a way, it has more depth than any other racer and everything from the physics to the tuning options should be redone. The last thing they wanna do is release the game unfinished again.

Stevo_the_gamer
Stevo_the_gamer moderator moderator

That's a quick release Window. Only one year separating GT6 and GT7? I'm calling shenanigans.

danmanpro
danmanpro

I'd love to see GT7 running on 5 screens!

UnstoppableKARL
UnstoppableKARL

"We always respect our competition",... as long as they come second XD.

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

@PixelAddict LOL! I agree. Polyphony Digital is terrible at releasing games in a timely manner. There is NO WAY GT7 will be out in 2014.

Sam_021
Sam_021

@pete420630 Yeah, I love GT but if he really thinks he can deliver it, then so be it. I can't even imagine how good it's going to look and how fast it's going to load up this time lol. 

warrner11
warrner11

@DamnILoveGames im all good if they remove all those "standard" cars and leave a few to make true "Premium". Also axing 95% of the Skylines in game will greatly reduce the time it takes to put this game out.

Avenger1324
Avenger1324

@croxus You've got it back to front.

GT6 should be a system seller for the PS4 - instead it's just another game being released for the PS3 nearing the end of it's time.


Sony & PD screwed up big time with launching GT5 so late for the PS3 - it should have been there at the very least within a year of launch.  With GT6 they had the perfect opportunity not to make that same mistake again - and guess what - they just repeated their mistake.


As for GT6 coming to PS4 next year - yeah right - PD's sense of time is about as bad as Valve's

idk95
idk95

@lonesamurai1 the gaming industry is becoming like the movie industry in the fact that a bad or even average review score doesn't mean that the product isn't an excellent experience. Game reviews are getting less and less reliable.

de-astroturfer
de-astroturfer

@mkeezay22 Like others have said if I see a PS2 car model or even a PS3 model in GT7 then Im not going to be happy GT5 really had the shine taken off it with the PS2 model cars, I would have much preferred the roster kept to the 200 premium cars and added more over time, despite the premium section of the game being great the PS2 models made the whole thing feel cheap and scrappy.

SavageEvil
SavageEvil

@mkeezay22 Plese if you do not have much information on GT subject as a whole try not to speak as if you do, you would end up looking bad.  GT6 is GT5 but built on a modular framework, meaning that you can add whole parts to the game that would seamlessly connect to the existing game. GT5 assets for courses and cars were all taken at the highest detail possible which is why they can just carry over pretty much every car they have the license for into the next game. Unlike Turn10 PD started this high level of data amassing with GT5, so when GT7 lands in 2015 it is going to be something that was in the making since GT5. All that day/night real time action, weather, new aerodynamics modeling and tire modeling, suspension modeling and physics modeling, every time PD outs something it's always a continuation of work started previously.  Online is a major part of GT6, in fact because GT5 community was so vocal about things they wanted added PD built GT6's online mode with a host of functions from series races to creating your own championships to run, online.  Talk about going from zero to 60 in one game cycle.

You think GT6 is low because of the carrier over models from GT4, GT7 won't have any of those models simply because all PD is doing now it modeling tracks and cars from a high level down to PS3 levels. It makes sense to go from high level to low level because you have all the data, working the other way around is bad as you can't add data where there just isn't any.

Just so you know, GT5 tracks were modeled to withing mm of their real life counterparts, go look it up if you don't believe me. Why do you think they can do something like use the ECU virtualizer for the Toyota 86? Unfinished game again, seriously people are calling GT5 unfinished, what makes it unfinished? All the game code works, the game plays and doesn't randomly crash when I'm online or anything(looking at you Forza 4), so how is it unfinished? You can play from beginning to end and complete the game using cars, so how is it unfinished? Is it because it doesn't have something you expected or things that just could not work for whatever reason? Or perhaps it's just something you parrot because you heard other people say it?

Salt_AU
Salt_AU

@Stevo_the_gamer If GTA7 is only for the PS4 then its fine.  I'd expect an enhanced GTA6 with added features.

SavageEvil
SavageEvil

@Stevo_the_gamer Kaz said best case scenario, that is in no way set in stone. Only Sony can force this as they did with GT PSP. So don't bet on GT7 landing before 2015, it would be better to wait as they are still modeling cars for GT6 and all those cars will and probably be licensed for GT7 as well, easily make it into GT7. Nearly 400 fully detailed cars in GT6 and 39 fully detailed courses as long as licensing is fine you can bet all those should make the cut and weren't not even talking about DLC coming to GT6. GT7 will be a rather large game when it launches we can bet on that. Kind of puts the whole GT5 taking so long to build as a base platform for GT to come. If people thought that Forza 5 had pretty car models when GT7 lands you'll be hard pressed to find differences. Watch and wait, until then play the hell out of GT6 since it's on PS3 and there are 80 million potential buyers out there

chaos-commander
chaos-commander

@warrner11 @DamnILoveGames leave the skylines alone.

lonesamurai1
lonesamurai1

@fredyellowone @lonesamurai1I knew that was coming, that's only because Gran Turismo is a product and products have useless tie-ins. Why do you honestly think they show the ridiculous GT show on Spike? Someone is making money. Every move they make with that console game is an opportunity to make money, attract attention.

When you play a game what's the point, to finish the game, to unlock items and that is exactly what you do in GT and Forza. It's not about the pleasure of the drive, it's unlocking more cars and items. That is what you do in a game.

Racing Sims that I am used to playing for years, allow you to drive the cars from the get go, because there is no unlocking cars and items they are there as soon as you start to play In console racing games you only have 15 to 18 cars on track at once. Racing Sims allow as many cars as you want 30, 50, 75. Can you hit the ignitor and the the engine in GT? NO!

The reason you see drivers playing it and smiling is because Polyphony Digital and Gran Turismo are sponsors to the teams. Did you happen to see 24 Hours of Le Mans? Did you happen to see all of the Forza and Gran Turismo ads all over the track? 

That is because those games are products and products tie-in with other products or entities, so just because you see or hear (and believe me they make sure you do) about professional drivers playing GT is because of team orders to endorse products for the team, especially if it's a sponsor, which Gran Turismo is as is Forza.

C_A_G_E
C_A_G_E

@SkyAboveThePort @Stevo_the_gamer exactly. After this announcement i wounder if GT 6 looses sales.