Sony considering Gran Turismo 6 for PS4

Polyphony Digital president says version of just-announced racing simulator "in mind" for next-generation platform; GT6 demo launching in July.

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Sony has a PlayStation 4 version of Gran Turismo 6 "in mind for the future," the company said today during a London event where the game was announced earlier this morning.

"We have a PS4 version in mind for the future" Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi told GameSpot.

"But for this holiday season we thought that it would be best for users to release the PS3 version," he added. "I thought the best scenario would be for the game to come out, and we're planning to have new content, and DLC every few months."

The PlayStation 3 version of Gran Turismo 6 is due out this holiday season. As for when a potential PS4 version could arrive, Yamauchi said it may not be for some time.

"Once the players have thoroughly played out the game, if the PlayStation 4 version just came out naturally in the process, we think that would be the best scenario for the game," he said.

Regarding whether or not player progress could be applied from the PS3 version to the PS4 version, Yamauchi said this would "probably" be the case.

Separately, Sony announced today that a demo for Gran Turismo 6 will launch in July. No further information about the pre-release trial was divulged.

Discussion

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Cartr1dgeBased
Cartr1dgeBased

actually kind of surprising on SCEA's part considering this is a system seller for a lot of people

biggdog9777
biggdog9777

pls make it for the ps4 also because after about june im probably not buying anymore ps3 games.. so far getting drive club,  destiny, assassins creed black flag, killzone shadow fall, and possibly deep down and/or gt6 if they do make it for the ps4 but either way ill probably get it

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

ummm still baffled by this. pd fked up imo by not releasing it for ps4. you either cut into your potential sales because of ps4 being released, or ps4 isn't going to sell as many copies because gt6 came out for the ps3. shouldve started developing for the ps4 version right when gt5 wrapped up.

wildamnesia
wildamnesia

Do or do not, there is no considering.   

YearoftheSnake5
YearoftheSnake5

If I had a PS3, GT5&6 are games I would buy in a heartbeat. Looks great!

warhawk-geeby
warhawk-geeby

GOOD.  Please make it be!  Hopefully this is all just a bluff.. then at E3, BANG.  Coming to PS4.

garysingh34
garysingh34

Suspiciously soon. This cant be right given Polyphony's past record of release dates. 

Triton
Triton

I'll believe it when I see it.

karasill
karasill

They should have just made this game a PS4 exclusive. Imagine GT6 being a launch game for the PS4. That would definitely help move some consoles. I feel like the PS3 version of GT6 is going to be the half ass gimped version with over half the cars looking very mediocre. 

RydaR32
RydaR32

Cant wait, GT6, GTA5, MGS6 + PS4. What more can a gamer want?

Srenuka14
Srenuka14

But wouldnt this damage drive club then? Unless they do it months after release and go into next year

lilnazar
lilnazar

Sony is trying to milk the crap out of the PS3 sales. They know themselves that their marketing is crap, so they were extremely lucky with PS3 being a success. Now they are milking it like hell, and afraid of PS4 failing. Sonys marketing sucks balls.

farcorners
farcorners


Sony naturally wants the large PS3 base to buy another Gran Turismo game, over a far smaller number of early adoptors

MrTekku
MrTekku

If they release this for PS4 with a new Driving Force GT then I'm game! And I'm not bothered with a later release date since we have Drive Club at the start of the new generation. :)

Tauu
Tauu

I just can't get into this series anymore. It seems if you've played one you've played them all.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

SO it seems that a PS3 version is warranted. I just hope its improved enough that it makes a difference over GT5.  

Faster loading times for one. ability to buy paint, Pimp Your ride, and various upgrades to engine, transmission, .... 

ON PS4 a GT6 XL edition  addition could if they started on it at the around the same time they were working on GT6 would be fine. 

racerxgundam
racerxgundam

I like Gran Turismo, and i do think the concept is cool. but honesty, i haven't seen anything that makes me want their games after the PS2 game. i dunno what can be done..but i find the series stagnant of ideas. 

Don't get me wrong though..this critique isn't hate. i think they have excellent workmanship and deliver very polished games. i kinda look at the entries and feel that they are not that much different.

vassago_
vassago_

@jsmoke03 PD played it smart. PS3 has over 70million users, while PS4 will be brand new. GT6 will be available to far more users, so it's a good thing.

SonicSP
SonicSP

@Triton I know, not counting anything till the game actually counts out.

SonicSP
SonicSP

@karasill Yeah, but they'll have less sales that way even if it would help drive PS4 sales. Besides, developers are more familiar with PS3 than PS4 systems at the moment. There's going to be a transition period between the two consoles for sure.

CharlesBurns
CharlesBurns

@karasill It won't be, they've listened to enough bitching and whining to have learned from their mistakes.

megamanfan
megamanfan

@Imperiacommando This was best handled by GT4's B-spec system.  In GT5, you had to race both A-spec and B-spec in all races to get 100%.  I say allow one or the other and you've got the makings of a multi-million selling game on your hands!

SonicSP
SonicSP

@lilnazar I'm personally happy that they're milking the PS3, since it means I don't have to buy the PS4 at the moment.

CharlesBurns
CharlesBurns

@lilnazar Wrong. Luck had nothing to do with the PS3's success. 

Look at how long PS2 was supported after PS3?

Good-Smurf
Good-Smurf

@lilnazar 

It's not like M$ and Nintendo do any better than Sony' marketing too.


SonicSP
SonicSP

@ZexionLuv .......unfortunately I can see that happening based on GT5. I hope they'd really really handle things better this time.

SonicSP
SonicSP

@Tauu I had problems with GT5, but I'm willing to give PD another chance.

Ravenlore_basic
Ravenlore_basic

XL edition  1080P @ 60FPS  high density pollygons on all cars. faster loading times, damage to bodies... better in every way. 

SonicSP
SonicSP

@vassago_ @jsmoke03 Yeah, PS3 will have more users and thus they'll have higher sales potential. Not everyone is going to buy PS4 straight away.

RydaR32
RydaR32

@wrestlemaniaw @RydaR32 Fair enough, Just planning a troll attack then? :S

lilnazar
lilnazar

@Good-Smurf @lilnazar I never said that. But you're wrong about Microsoft and Nintendo. Almost everything they bring to the crowd sells. Unlike Sony, that has 0% confidence in their own marketing.

golden_ashen
golden_ashen

@lilnazar @ZexionLuv @Zoza24 Actually Sony has petty good marketing compared to Nintendo, it just pales next to Microsoft which has more expendable income to do so.

Everything Nintendo puts out sells? Like 3DS did at start? Without price cut? Like Wii did because it was casual and sales came to a sudden halt when people realised it was nothing more than a time wasting machine between real fun on Xbox and PS3? Like WiiU is selling right now like hotcakes? Or like Gamecube sold the record highest number of consoles ever? 

Which one could you ever be talking about?

lilnazar
lilnazar

@Zoza24 I said almost everything, not fully everything Nintendo makes. And no it's not a rubbish claim. Just look at PS Vita. I have the handheld and i like it, but it needs games and without any games it turned into a joke, probably the worst flop of this gen. 

Zoza24
Zoza24

0 percent confidence?, what kind of stupid rubbish is that claim. You dont know shit about marketing..


You think the Marketing of the Wii-U is in any way a succes?, i dont think so.. Stop assuming statistics out of nowhere you have nothing to claim from..

Because zero percent is very invalid..