Kazunori Yamauchi spoke about the upcoming Gran Turismo 7 title in an interview. According to him, you can expect a racing game that will reach the scope of classic games.
Sony and Polyphony Digital are pursuing the goal of bringing a new Gran Turismo onto the market this year. It remains to be seen whether Gran Turismo 7 will release on the planned schedule. However, you can expect a racing game that will return to the roots of the series. With Gran Turismo Sport, which now has 9.5 million players, the developers concentrated on a competitive approach.
Gran Turismo 7, however, is to return to the full scope of the scope GT games, as we are used to from the first parts of the series. Polyphony Digital President Kazunori Yamauchi referred to this in a recently published interview with Octane. According to him, the racing game might even feel nostalgic for fans of the older parts of the series.
“I think the title Gran Turismo is avant-garde for us, and we have consciously incorporated some new challenges every time we change generations,” says Yamauchi. “That’s why each series has fans, but sometimes the changes seemed to confuse users. For example, Gran Turismo Sport, which is currently on sale, took on the challenge of full-scale e-sports exclusively for online use, but it may have seemed quite outlandish for some people. As a result, we got 9.5 million users, but it didn’t sell explosively from the beginning, and it seemed that the understanding gradually progressed and the support increased over the three years.”
“I think Gran Turismo Sport has created a fairly ambitious plan. So, while inheriting elements such as the championship realized in sports, Gran Turismo 7 will return to the royal purpose of full volume like 1 and 4 and provide the best Gran Turismo experience at present. Therefore, for those who know the old Gran Turismo, I think it smells a little nostalgic,” he added.
It is still unclear when exactly Gran Turismo 7 will come onto the market. Ultimately, Polyphony Digital wants to bring out the best possible version of the racing game by focusing on the PS5.