Gran Turismo 7 Probably Coming Before 2017, Will Have Better Crash Physics
Creator says that 2017 is too long to wait for the next installment.
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Gran Turismo hasn't been in the news lately, but the next installment in the PlayStation-exclusive racing series may not be too far away.
Creator Kazunori Yamauchi, in an interview with the Italian games webstie SpazioGames, expressed hope that Gran Turismo 7 will come some time before 2017 for the PlayStation 4. When asked about a potential 2017 launch date, the creator responded, "People will not wait so much... We are talking about Gran Turismo, we must not wait so long."
Yamauchi also spoke about collisions and impact physics in Gran Turismo 7, stating that developer Polyphony is taking impact simulation very seriously. is working to solve many of the problems that other entries in the series have had with physics.
Finally, Yamauchi confirmed that GT 7 will feature more premium (or "detailed") cars, which have greater damage modeling and a higher level of detail on interiors, headlights, and other parts of the cars.
Yamauchi's statements further reiterate what he said in October 2014. At that point, he remarked that GT 7 is "going to be a game that matches the very era that we live in, in 2015 or 2016." It seems pretty clear that the game will come in the next year and a half--but since we still don't know much about the next installment, it's likely that we won't get to play Gran Turismo 7 until later in 2016.
Even though the game is still a ways off, we may see Gran Turismo 7 appear at the E3 conference next week. Keep an eye on GameSpot for all Gran Turismo news.