Since Gran Turismo 6 was released four years ago, fans are getting impatient to hear some news about the next entry. However, instead of Gran Turismo 7, Polyphony Digital decided first to deliver Gran Turismo Sport, a new car racing video game which is slated to come out sometime this year. There have been numerous speculations suggesting that the upcoming title is actually Gran Turismo 7, only named differently. Read on to find out what Kazunori Yamauchi, the Gran Turismo creator had to say about these rumors.
When the speculations first appeared, Polyphony Digital assured the fans that these were not true and that Gran Turismo Sport had not affected their plans to work on GT7. However, after the new game had been revealed, Kazunori Yamauchi was asked the same question, and here’s what he answered: “The reason we called it Gran Turismo Sport was that we really wanted to incorporate the FIA events. Thinking about it now, yeah, we could have called it “Gran Turismo 7.” But it’s got so many features, we wanted it to be different.”
According to MotorWorldHype.com, Yamauchi claims that Gran Turismo Sport basically is Gran Turismo 7, but it is a new generation of the series. The first six entries make up the first generation, while the upcoming title is supposed to mark the beginning of the new, second generation.
Finally, the creator concluded: “So it doesn’t mean there’s going to be a seven after this.” Judging by this statement, we could say there’s no point in expecting Gran Turismo 7, but we should perhaps expect to hear news on Gran Turismo Sport 2 instead. It has been known for quite some time that GT7 will not be developed as a GT6 continuation, so it makes sense that Gran Turismo Sport is actually the long-awaited new installment of the popular video game series.
As for the exact release date, it has not been announced yet, but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out. Stay tuned for latest news and more details about the upcoming game.