Back in November last year Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi said that Gran Turismo 7 will be released in the 2014. He made the announcement when GT6 had barely launched, yet it was a welcome announcement nonetheless. The sequel to this legendary racing simulator is now in the pipeline, with standard cars that have been with the franchise since the PlayStation 2 era staying onboard for PlayStation 4 as well.
Though unfortunately Yamauchi doesn’t believe that they’ll be able to ship Gran Turismo 7 this year, as previously claimed. “I don’t think it’ll make this year,” he tells Eurogamer, apart from saying that “We are working on the title.”
The studio developing Gran Turismo 7 is called Polyphony Digital and its going to go straight into development of the full fledged title instead of working on a teaser. In recent iterations a teaser has been offered prior to the full game’s launch to give players an idea of what is coming ahead. “I don’t think it’ll be a Prologue,” Yamauchi said.
Standard car models that have been around since 2004’s Gran Turismo 4 are likely to be featured in the PS4 sequel, but the developers are more focused on increasing the total number of premium cars available in the game.
Some of the community members have concerns about the quality of sound within the series, and while an audio update for Gran Turismo 6 is on the cards, Yamauchi says that most of the work in this particular segment will be done in Gran Turismo 7.