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Why is Gran Turismo 6 skipping PS4's launch?

As Sony approaches year eight of its 10-year plan for PS3, VideoGamer.com examines the reasons why it chose to stick to current-gen for the initial release of GT6.

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GribbleGrunger1170d ago (Edited 1170d ago )

Because it's on the PS3

No doubt though that this will become the ONLY game that 'someone' so desperately needed to justify buying a PS4. Every other game will just not quite cut it for these gamers. We all know they never ever intended to buy a PS4 anyway, but, eh, you know how people like to stir the pot.

They'll refuse the buy the PS4! 'I'll be keeping my PS3 then', they proclaim as if in some way it literally hurts Sony. What will Sony do if people follow suit? Everyone knows that $1 of last gen money isn't anywhere near as valuable as $1 of next gen money.

So people, think before you make that all important choice. Keeping your PS3 means that PS+ and all the games coming for the PS3 will ONLY generate current gen dollars and the last thing Sony would want to do is accrue any more of that old tat.

piroh1169d ago

because they will be supporting PS3 and PS4 separately. everyone knows ports are selling badly, best way is to keep GT6 for PS3 and DriveClub for PS4. it´s called a support

darthv721169d ago

Sony could be planning something with combo games. Ones made during the transition period where the development of each platform version could fit on the same disc.

One copy pressed and sent to retail but intended to play on both ps3 and ps4. The core of the game could essentially be unchanged but the assets of the game can be adaptable depending on the platform the game is running on.

A truly hybrid disc. Sony could make a killing patenting the idea. The tech behind each platform may be different but its like consoles are getting closer to that universal style like the PC.

Like how a PC game is able to be adjusted to the different specs of PC hardware and yet its a single copy that is sent to the stores for people to buy. Seeing as ps3 and ps4 use the same media format the potential of a combo disc is possible.

SDF Repellent1169d ago (Edited 1169d ago )

@darth,

ain't going to happen. because the cell=/=x86. PCs can make that possible because they are all x86 compatible. That is why it will take Sony longer to port the PS3 version of GT6 over to the PS4 due to system incompatibility, even when both uses Blu-ray. That is also one of the main reasons why there is no BC of PS3 games on PS4. Unfortunate really, as I would love to see that happen.

The X720 is also based on X86 architecture which is also different from the PowerPC of the X360 but MS is apparently going to implement an Xbox 360 SoC inside the new hardware to make BC a reality. http://www.xbitlabs.com/new...
Sony could have done the same by implementing a cell SoC inside the PS4 but I guess cost and their unwillingness to take a heavy loss on the system factor in the decision to exclude it.

Skips1169d ago (Edited 1169d ago )

@SDF

http://n4g.com/news/1255050...

"The game is on only for PS3 and 70 million plus PS3 owners should celebrate."

"It is a missed opportunity on Sony's part."

LOL!

http://www.videogamer.com/p...

So PS4 owners should also celebrate with an updated PS4 version as I said. XD

@piroh

"it´s called a support"

Agreed. Pretty happy the PS3 is STILL getting support and isn't just completely abandoned like some other consoles...

Even without GT at launch, I'm pretty damn sure the overall launch lineup will not disappoint with new IP's and the like...
http://www.ign.com/articles...

Hicken1169d ago

And the funny thing: the ones saying it won't have a PS3, anyway.

Heisenburger1169d ago

*slowly stands followed by a slow clap*

Idk if I have ever seen such an accurate portrayal of "that guy".

Damn fine comment, my friend.

ABizzel11169d ago (Edited 1169d ago )

1. Almost 80 million PS3 vs. 0 PS4's
2. PS3 price cut + GT6 = $$millions$$ for Sony who's launching a new console.
3. Drive Club a possible PS4 launch title, and GT6 also launching would kill DC.

The smart thing to do is release it on PS3 for this holiday and if a PS4 version does exist then release it in 2014.

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KentBlake1170d ago

Because of Drive Club. If they both released at the same time, nobody would buy Drive Club.

But rest assured that GT6 will come to the PS4. Right after the event yesterday, they said the PS4 version is being "considered". To me, that's confirmation enough.

adorie1169d ago

I bet it's in development and they want to keep it hush-hush because Drive Club was probably further along than GT6 on PS4. <--->Opinion

Skips1169d ago (Edited 1169d ago )

Or to keep a PS4 version announcement hush-hush SPECIFICALLY JUST for E3. lol

Then announce it with all the other megaton announcements...

I could totally picture it...

*BOOM
"Updated PS4 version for GT6!"
"New IP from (insert 1st party dev here)
"More on Killzone SF!"
"New IP from ..."
"More on DriveClub!"
"New IP from ..."
"More on Infamous SS!"
"New IP from ..."

etc. etc.

Jaqen_Hghar1169d ago

Why did GT6 have to release at the same time as Driveclub? Why not holiday 2014 to give Polyphony time to master PS4 and give it enough time to build up a couple million install base. Don't announce till E3 2014 so Driveclub has time to flourish but you get the biggest system seller early in PS4's life.

kingPoS1169d ago (Edited 1169d ago )

Remember when Gran Turismo first came out, it was largely regarded as one of the PS2's swan songs.

Same difference here.

I'd wouldn't want PD to rush out a GT on the PS4. GT games have known to debut near a consoles beginning middle and end. I'd rather not have them happen at the same time.

Here's hoping for another swan song from PD.

elhebbo161169d ago

well GT6 is an improvement on the GT5 engine, which was built for PS3. to start production on PS4 they would probably have to start coding for a brand new engine since the PS3 uses a different architecture than the ps4 (cell=/=x86) thus making the wait for a new GT game longer.

stonecold31169d ago

this article fails metiones the ps3 will be 8 years this year when it fact it will be going into its 7th year on the market

isarai1169d ago BadLanguageShowReplies(1)
Enigma_20991169d ago

What, is it written in blood that a game has to be launched with the console?

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