• Nov 8, 2010
Few driving games have the kind of cult following of Gran Turismo. But though less than two years separated the release of the original to the first sequel, and from that to Gran Turismo 3, it took four years for Polyphony to follow up with Gran Turismo 4. Still, that's nothing compared to the wait we've been forced to endure to Gran Turismo 5.

Quite possibly the most highly-anticipated driving game ever released, we've been waiting on it for years, with only a couple of updates (like the PS3-ized GT4 HD and the GT5 Prologue) and a constant stream of conjecture to keep us interested in the meantime. Sony and Polyphony swear it'll be here any day now, but while we grow tired of keeping our fingers crossed, reports are already looking further down the road.

That's right, while GT5 isn't even out the door yet, reports are emerging on the development of GT6. Speaking with Kazunori Yamauchi – the driving force behind the franchise pictured above – AutoWeek asked if work had already begun on the sixth installment. Yamauchi confirmed that they're working on it, but would say no more. All we can say is that it likely won't be here for some time to come, and who knows what cars will even look like by then.

[Source: AutoWeek | Image: Kevork Djansezian/Getty]


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Holy cow, GT5 is done and in stores!

      http://www.joystiq.com/2010/11/08/gran-turismo-5-retail-discs-spotted-in-europe/

      I guess it is fractionally less ridiculous to talk about GT6 development now.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sounds like gt6 will release before gt5
        • 4 Years Ago
        hahaha I'm laughing because it's true
      • 4 Years Ago
      Guys, the game exists in the wild and people are playing it. That is why gtplanet.net forum is down right now...

      http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=24276280&postcount=3726
      • 4 Years Ago
      So GT6 may seriously be out before GT5.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Good grief. Why don't they just use GT5 as a platform for the next decade or so, and release different expansion packs for it instead of creating an entirely new game? I mean c'mon, besides the inclusion of more stuff what could an entirely new version possibly have to offer that couldn't easily be slipped into GT5?

      Then again that's just my common sense approach to things. I'm crazy like that.
        • 4 Years Ago
        They are essentially doing this. GT5 is the first one that was built completely from the ground up since the original. GT6 will likely come out sooner a la GT3 A-Spec to GT4.

        Kaz has said if the demand is there he may end up adding motorcycles to GT5 through DLC. GT5 is still going to be worth the wait and it won't be long now.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Because for all we know GT6 might be for the PS4
      • 4 Years Ago
      I half expect GT5 to get straight into the 2/$15 clearance bin when it gets here. If not right away, maybe sometime in January. Or right after Christmas. Unfortunately my kid won't let me wait the extra month. He's DYING to have it ASAP.

      Kinda wonder if I don't bring in Prologue...do I get a discount because I've already paid for at least half of it? I should get one anyway.

      Test drove Need For Speed at Toy's r Us...maybe that's all I need to get. At least it sounds like real cars.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Sheesh...all I said was I like the sound of NFS. It's like when the very first one came out for PS1...or was it PS2...looking back, the game is/was horrible in comparison to today's games, but they took the time to actually record the sound of the real car rather than faking it. I know damn well GT is an awesome game, I'm the reason he's waiting for it...just wonder if others aren't just as good.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I hate to say it, but it looks like your kid has better taste in video games than you do.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Have to agree with you in that the sound in the Gran Turismo series has been lacking. That's one thing that Forza Motorsport had going for it - cars with American V8s actually having a deep burble, as opposed to almost every freakin' car in the Polyphony Digital universe sounding like a Civic with an exhaust leak. Hopefully that's one area they addressed for GT5.
      • 4 Years Ago
      While video game company's working on multiple titles at the same time is nothing new, I believe it is unfair (and almost embarrassing) for Yamauchi to admit this when the launch of GT5 has been such a failure...

        • 4 Years Ago
        @Mike

        Sorry, I worded that poorly. I should have said "..When they have failed to launch the game"

        I simply meant planning to release a game, and not following through with it, is a failed launch. The "failure" (for this game in particular) has only been heightened by the amount of unsuccessful attempts made.
        • 4 Years Ago
        GT5 hasnt launched yet. How can it be a failure?
      • 4 Years Ago
      GT6 is going to be based on Mars
        • 4 Years Ago
        And the used car lots will be filled with Volts, iMevs, Leafs, Model S and Karmas.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm sure it'll be good competition for Forza Mororsport 12.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Will it come out before Duke Nukem Forever?
      • 4 Years Ago
      Sweet! Maybe GT6 will be a launch title for the PS4!
      • 4 Years Ago
      GT5 = horse

      GT6 = cart


      Releasing news on a 2nd 'future' release is putting the latter before the former.
      • 4 Years Ago
      In other news, Fisker says they are developing a new model to sell along side the Karma.......
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