Gran Turismo creator teases subsequent entry will likely be a ‘mixture of previous, current, and future’
In a current interview with fansite GT Planet on the Nurburgring World Tour occasion, Gran Turismo collection creator Kazunori Yamauchi teased what the way forward for the racing collection might maintain. Talking close to the follow-up for Gran Turismo Sport, Yamauchi said, “Clearly we’re engaged on the subsequent Gran Turismo already, and the world of sport we have achieved by GT Sport is one thing I’ve all the time imagined to be the way forward for Gran Turismo. We have been capable of set up that now.”
Yamauchi then explains that whereas he usually does not return to older titles, his current excursions in promotion of the collection has been met with followers approaching him and displaying love for Gran Turismo 2 and 3, particularly. Seeing that outpouring of assist has spurred Yamauchi to revisit these titles, to which he stated, “it is shocking how a lot I’ve forgotten!”
Developer Polyphony Digital’s push to redefine the longer term with every entry has probably distracted them from what made previous entries so good. “Having completed all these World Excursions, it gave me the chance to really feel the historical past of Gran Turismo,” Yamauchi stated. “It offers me pointers and hints of the issues we should always guarantee that we do in the way forward for the collection. I believe the subsequent title that we will create will likely be a mix of the previous, current, and future – an entire type of Gran Turismo.”
That is all I might actually ask for, too. I perceive that Polyphony Digital tried one thing totally different with Sport, however its laser concentrate on on-line competitors created a package deal that felt threadbare at launch. Even with fixed content material updates, the sport nonetheless did not enhance a lot a 12 months after launch. Perhaps a single-player marketing campaign is not crucial factor round, however the lack of autos and climate results created a static sport that felt caught between two totally different eras of racers. The shortage of cause to work together with that content material was the true stinger, although.
As for what platform the inevitable follow-up will land on, Yamauchi could not say. For him, VR appears to be what he’s most all in favour of. “The very first thing that’s going to be affected by extra energy is VR,” believes Yamauchi. “I do not assume that there is anything that requires that a lot processing energy. I actually like VR; I am one to consider within the prospects of it, and it’s extremely suited to a driving sport.” He explains that VR is one thing that may proceed to get higher as GPU energy will increase, which is what excites him.
So whereas we’re clearly a methods off from Gran Turismo 7, at the very least we all know Polyphony Digital is taking the time to guage what made the collection so particular within the first place. I can solely hope they get there as a result of there is no such thing as a cause why Forza ought to be operating unopposed on the console racing entrance.