Gran Turismo 7 will likely arrive for the Playstation 4 by 2015, according to an interview Polygon had with series producer Kaz Yamauchi. Considering Gran Turismo's history for delays, though, that one- to two-year target needs to be rather flexible. Still, the interview with Yamauchi, which focuses largely on PS3 title Gran Turismo 6, held one more interesting tidbit for those looking for the next-generation of GT titles - Gran Turismo 7 will share its physics engine with GT6, with Yamauchi saying, "They [Playstation 3 and Playstation 4] both have different advantages."

Speaking of Gran Turismo 6, that game is "about 80 percent," according to Yamauchi. Things like the physics engine and steering controls will be tuned up until the game's release, but the core of it, like different game modes, are set. We've already gotten our first, small taste of GT6, and came away plenty impressed. Yamauchi also explained the new mobile aspect of the racer. Gamers will have access to their online community and friends on mobile devices, adding a new level to the game. It's this facet that sounds truly intriguing to us, as it allows you to experience parts of the game without actually playing it.

Yamauchi apparently feels the same way about mobile GT, telling Polygon, "Someday I'd like to try making the game playable on mobile devices, but we're starting out just with community tools for now. Technically it's possible, but it'll be a gradual sort of thing." Just imagine, if you will, playing Gran Turismo 9 on your iPhone 11.

Gran Turismo 6 will hit store shelves on December 6 (your author's birthday, hint hint). Naturally, we'll have a full review of the new game for you as soon as possible.


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      superchan7
      • 1 Year Ago
      Never trust a GT release date. On a serious note, GT needs access to more world-famous sports cars and fewer Japanese penalty boxes. They need to record actual vehicle sound. I want GT to be better because I don't want to buy two consoles for the next gen. I was forced to buy an X360 just to be able to play Forza 4.
      WindsWilling
      • 1 Year Ago
      "Just imagine, if you will, playing Gran Turismo 9 on your iPhone 11." You can keep imagining forever about that since Polyphony Digital is owned by Sony and in their WWS. "Imagine playing it on your Android phone" is what you can hope for at best here. This is why AB should stay away from commenting on games. GT7 won't have that massive wait like GT5 did because they did a massive overhaul of the physics engine, renderer, and also the capturing technique they used was way ahead of it's time, capturing detail beyond what the PS3, and gaming rigs of that time was capable of. There will be a substantial jump in "details" for GT7, just maybe not visuals outside of lighting and AA. Though, the lighting is what makes GT ahead of all other "driving/racing" sims. The lighting and shadowing is what makes the cars look the way they do.
      • 1 Year Ago
      [blocked]
        superchan7
        • 1 Year Ago
        Unless they had a budget increase of about 1000%, to match the resources that Microsoft pours into Turn 10 and Forza. Nah, who am I kidding.
      Cruising
      • 1 Year Ago
      Fangs!
      alkalinebay
      • 1 Year Ago
      For those that keep saying GT5 is a sim and Forza isn't? news for you...none of them are SIMs and Forza 5 on Xbox one will have a more advance engine than GT6. GT5 sucked.. Limited modifications...Limited cars modeled well...lots of grocery getter cars I simply don't care about. The worst of it? The load times were horrid...the Menu layout sucked... AND no SIM should make a corvette sound like a damn high revving 4cyl. I'm getting a PS4 over Xbox one for other reasons perhaps but in no way shape or form going to waste my money again on GT series...
        superchan7
        • 1 Year Ago
        @alkalinebay
        I've read that the GT series has never had an advanced tire model like Forza does. However, GT5 models many other things better than Forza 4, and has a superior lighting model. Shadow rendering was poor. Car selection was poor. A lot of plusses and minuses, which really should have taught Sony/Polyphony many lessons in what people really want in their "ultimate racing game."
          David Donovan
          • 1 Year Ago
          @superchan7
          So the only thing you can come up with that GT is better at is that it has a better lighting model? Houston, we've found the problem
      kuntknife
      • 1 Year Ago
      Just in time for Forza 9.
      protovici
      • 1 Year Ago
      Bahahaha history loves to be on repeat.
      Jay-Zeus
      • 1 Year Ago
      Can't wait to see higher resolution trunk carpet in premium cars while getting a 5-minute cockpit in the one's I actually want to drive... years after it's been released.
      Jmaister
      • 1 Year Ago
      more recycled same stuff please.
      CBJMNWLD
      • 1 Year Ago
      The big difference is that I actually can count on there being an iPhone11. Unlike GT9...
      Ryan Schneider
      • 1 Year Ago
      .....aaaaaand it's delayed.
      action3500
      • 1 Year Ago
      You don't need iPhone 11 to play GT on mobile devices, PS Vita is more than capable of running it now. No one is willing to make one.
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