Sony currently has no plans to port Gran Turismo 6 to the Vita

President of worldwide studios says it it would be "really hard" to bring Gran Turismo 6 to the PS Vita; Sony president cites handheld's capabilities.

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Sony president of worldwide studios Shuhei Yoshida has revealed that it would be "really hard" to port Gran Turismo 6 from its PlayStation 3 system to the PS Vita, in an interview with IGN.

"The PS Vita is a very powerful portable system," Yoshida said, "but not quite as powerful as PS3. As you can tell looking at GT6, it really is using PS3 to a very high level. So it’s going to be really hard to move GT6 onto PS Vita."

He went on, saying that "in terms of PS Vita support, I don't expect the whole game to be able to run on PS Vita. So there's no clear plans right now that we can talk about."

Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi previously confirmed that the studio has a vision for a PS4 edition of the game "in mind for the future". While no official plans have been revealed for a next-generation version, Yoshida described the transition as "natural" once the studio has come to grips with the PS4 hardware.

Gran Turismo 6 is scheduled to launch on the PlayStation 3 this December.

Discussion

151 comments
acelogan1989
acelogan1989

but killzone engine can run on psvita. O_O

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

It's amazing. Whenever you have a Microsoft vs Sony thread, you usually hear "At least Sony cares about the fans, et cetera" these days. . 

And yet here we are, talking about how Sony has abandoned yet another product line. Just like the PSEye, the Six Axis, and the PS Move. And the PSP as a whole. . what was their format? Right, UMD.

And we are, of course, pitying anyone that adopted these products.

llantaeusll
llantaeusll

So Sony is just trolling everyone who owns a Vita. Its like the Vita was a big con lol

telaros
telaros

LOL

Even SONY doesn't want to support their own handheld! LMAO!

I really am glad I traded some Yugioh cards for this system. Cause I'd be pissed if i paid cash :P

TM-Mordred
TM-Mordred

....i should just throw away my vita, it's not like anyone would buy it if i sold it on ebay or something


there's four games worth playing on it that i own or would consider owning. i own all four of them.

balladstar83
balladstar83

Even sony is making up excuses to not support the vita....

Timmy_Gwar
Timmy_Gwar

Sony: "We are building a boat, so that we can watch it sink."

xhawk27
xhawk27

If it's not as powerful as the PS3 how come you can play PS4 games on it then? :D


oskuuu
oskuuu

vita is dying without good games :(

DMND
DMND

Where are all the trees reflecting on that red BMW 507?

Hordriss
Hordriss

It's a sad state of affairs really.  With its hardware, the Vita should be awesome.  As it is, the 3DS pisses all over it in terms of software and dev support, and hardware wise it's like it's from the dark ages in comparison!

rasterror
rasterror

Yeah but are they porting more GT4 cars into GT6?

nini200
nini200

Dang, even Sony isn't supporting the Vita.  Glad I didn't buy one.  That would've been $200+ wasted.

gamist
gamist

Just release the damn game for the PS4! *Waits patiently*

blueboxdoctor
blueboxdoctor

If we can eventually get a GT on the Vita then I'll be good.  It doesn't have to be a direct port, but it would be nice to eventually get one.

Max-Elite
Max-Elite

The BMW 507 is one of the most beautiful cars ever build.. I wonder if they have realy driven it before they placed it in the game, that would be one lucky testdriver...

jhpeter
jhpeter

Liar. Vita is powerful enough, lazy guys.

Martin Mcintosh
Martin Mcintosh

I did watch gamescom, an all I could see was indie titles an borderlands 2 announcement

Matthew Orlandini
Matthew Orlandini

The physics engine might be too much for the Vita. Polyphony won't make any sacrifices.

Virtual_Erkan
Virtual_Erkan

Downscale the graphics, max of 8 cars on track, reduce the number of tracks and cars to good level for decent size.

X-7
X-7

Just downscale the graphics and physics some like with GT for the PSP.

Christos Chatzisavvas
Christos Chatzisavvas

The fact that GT6 won't be ported to the Vita doesn't mean a separate GT for Vita won't be made. God the idiocy. Plus the Vita is far from dead.

Daz Sams
Daz Sams

It's not vita hate or the games yet to be released its the fact that most of the games out so far aren't my cup of tea am hoping for some decent games

MidNightStrikes
MidNightStrikes

Sounds reasonable 

How are you going to cram a Blu-ray worth of data into a 4gb memory chip?

The Demo we just had not long ago was around 1gb for a track and a couple of cars.... so ...haha? All we can hope is that, they support remote play with this


Anyway.. Sony... you got sooo soooo soooo many Japanese games.. do some effort and push for Subtitles versions

jawslover
jawslover

Wow so not even Sony wants to support the Vita..how long would it take to change some aesthetical settings and lower the resolution? My guess is not that long..

RicanV
RicanV

Vita pre-order cancelled.

Cameron Barnsley
Cameron Barnsley

Why the Vita hate, clearly people dont see the games lineup or the support Sony is throwing at it, do a tiiiiny bit of research and you'd see. Not to mention all the indie buzz / games. ..or are you all Nintendo fanboys? See I bought a 3DS XL and realised until Pokemon comes out, its only an animal crossing playing device.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

You can play Driveclub on PSVita, why would you need GT6 on it?

megakick
megakick

Sony currently has no plans to support the Vita

Jwash16
Jwash16

I'll wait for the ps4 version. 

rarson
rarson

@AncientDozer  

Saying that porting a single game to the platform would be difficult is akin to abandoning the platform entirely? That's quite an exaggeration.

BTW, I agree, UMD was a terrible idea, but Sony is all about creating unnecessary, proprietary storage formats. So that's no surprise.

haze0986
haze0986

@blueboxdoctor i agree, i need a good racing sim and hopefully its nothing like gt for psp. if they made a port of gt 3 a spec id be more than satisfied

X-7
X-7

@Virtual_Erkan I don't think they should reduce the track size but they should cut out a lot of the cheaper crap cars. Nobody drives them when you can start affording Corvettes and BMWs.

X-7
X-7

@MidNightStrikes They did say they were reducing the price of Memory cards so you might be able to get a 32GB card for a better price soon. You also have to remember that the graphics can be downscaled a little bit to reduce the memory size not to mention optimization.

Morphine_OD
Morphine_OD

@megakick play KZ demo on it, add to it remote play with almost every PS4 title and review your statement

Virtual_Erkan
Virtual_Erkan

@X-7 @Virtual_Erkan Forza did a good job with car roster. GT always had clone cars such as Skyline R34, Vspec, Vspec II, Nur Edition etc.

blackace
blackace

@dzimm @megakick LOL!! At there they have a lot of Indie games coming out for the PSVita soon. The KZ game for the Vita looks pretty good.