Any follower of the driving saga created around Polyphony Digital and Kazunori Yamauchi will clearly take into consideration that each of the titles that have been released from Gran Turismo comes with a long wait until the next delivery. The best example of this was surely GT5, a video game that was postponed to the point that there were even fears of its cancellation, something that could affect the many who already had one of its physical copies reserved.
With Gran Turismo 7 also being affected by the delay due to the global pandemic, it seems that Polyphony could also start thinking about what it wanted for the successor to the title that celebrates the franchise’s 25th anniversary. To the point that, just when there is still almost a month to be able to talk about the first year of GT7’s life, Kazunori Yamauchi has already started talking about being in full swing for the next title.
partly derived from that almost sickening level of detail, both in terms of recording the sounds of each of the vehicles, and their modeling, which can take up to 270 days to complete the entire process for a developer, each Gran Turismo game usually brings with it a fairly long period of silence and work behind the scenes. Between GT5 and GT6 were three years of waiting (both on PS3), until Gran Turismo Sport we had to wait almost another four yearswhile GT7 delayed its release beyond that figure and came out for both PlayStation4 and PS5.
Yamahuchi himself, executive producer, declared to the Japanese medium game watch that preparations for the next title have begun, although it has not been clarified if it is Gran Turismo 8.”We’ve started working on the next one, but I can’t talk about it. It’s a pity I can’t comment much“. In the past, Polyphony Digital put out other intermediary titles between each of the numbered installments, however, It seems difficult that Gran Turismo is now going to launch a “Prologue” or a “Tokyo – Geneva”, concepts that, with the current way of acting of the video game industry and DLC, it seems that it no longer makes any kind of sense.
With the regular releases of updates and new downloadable content for Gran Turismo 7the arrival of the important adjustments to guarantee compatibility with the second generation of virtual reality glasses from Sony, the PSVR 2, and with the filming of the film set in the universe and in the GT Academy (in theaters from next August 11), everything seems to indicate that the developer of the popular exclusive driving video game for PlayStation wants to continue working to ensure the future of one of the most important franchises in the world.