Gran Turismo 7 Is Missing Its Opportunity


I was very surprised that Gran Turismo 7 wasn't announced at E3 last month. I thought it was a no-brainer, not only from how far along I guesstimated developer Polyphony Digital may be with the game, but also for strategic reasons. Apart from gamers wanting to simply play the title, Sony is letting a big opportunity slip through its fingers.

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feelforlove1137d ago

GT6 was announced on it's own event and was released same year. I expect the same for GT7 or new rumour Gran Turismo Sport.

Imagine 2016. for PS4 if GT gets release:

Street Fighter V
Star Ocean 5
Ratchet & Clank
Uncharted 4
The Last Guardian
Horizon: Zero Dawn
Gran Turismo Sport
Sucker Punch game maybe
Quantic Dream game maybe

OB1Biker1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

Why is everyone forgetting Bend Studio ? :)
OT Im not sure why they are talking about opportunities. Its just a game that will be out when ready, like any game

feelforlove1137d ago

I won't hold my breath for new SCE Bend game. Their last game released on home console (which isn't a port) was in 2004. I had high hopes for Guerilla Cambridge also and look how that turned out.

WeAreLegion1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

You mean the team that made the incredible Killzone: Mercenary?

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Irishguy951137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

WIth the way GT5 went, GT7 won't be out for another few years now. Sony will have only Driveclub XD

Really, they should do whatever it takes to get the games out quicker. Be it more people or less detail in graphics(Since each car took so long in GT5

Baka-akaB1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

what's the point ? Didnt some people complain that Gt6 didnt bring enough despite including most stuff wanted in GT5 and more ? or that it was released too close to GT6 and too soon ?

I feel some just want it out to compete against Forza , wich isnt the most important matter . At least bloggers and journalists clearly do , they get bored without their big flagships brawls . They did have the Driveclub Forza clash , despite "Driveclub insisting" it was an arcade game first , potentially sim second

InTheZoneAC1137d ago

might even get Rise of the Tomb Raider

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Ramser121137d ago

Maybe they announce a new God of War at the playstation experience and it gets a 2016 release window, but that's just wishful thinking on my part.

medman1137d ago

Hey, hey, hey....don't forget about Rime, Wild, No Man's Sky, etc. etc. etc.

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Spyroo1137d ago

Polyphony Digital is still a very small team compared to other racing game companies, also they have alot of cars they have to make 'premium' or current gen standard etc I can see why this game is taking quite some time...
Also unlike others they have to get brand new sounds for each car whereas they can just recycle those car Engine sounds

mcstorm1137d ago

For me I think they should have a set number of cars in the game and not do premium and none premium cars as it spoils the game or it did for me with gt5.

Cupid_Viper_31137d ago

I still don't get this concept. Every where I go and every online forum say the same thing "gameplay>graphics&quo t;. Yet somehow, when it comes to Gran Turismo, almost everyone would rather have LESS cars = less gameplay, because said cars would not be as graphically impressive as the premium cars....

Can someone please explain to me what I'm missing here?

Because from my understanding, the premiums cars and the standards all had the same realistic driving physics etc. The only difference was a graphical one. I would really, really love to understand this matter.

mcstorm1135d ago

For me it made the game feel unfinished. It may of been more that GT5 was a mess at the start with frame rate drops and bad screen tearing but I just felt like the game was unfinished having cars that looked amazing next to cars from the PS2 version of the game.

I am not one who buys a game because of its looks but I do feel a game like GT or Forza MS there needs to be a standard of quality in them as they are sim games. It is each to there own but for me I just did not like how the game looked with premium and none premium cars.

Even some of the tracks looked like straight ports from the PS3 version of the game.

Like I said its each to there own but that is my take on it.

Azzanation1137d ago

If Turn 10 can create new sounds and add crash damage of a list of cars (over 450) I am sure GT can do it. GT7 has been missing for quite some time now and it should be at least getting mentioned at game shows. I know GT has more cars but its on its way for 3 years development soon and FM comes out every 2 years why cant GT?

Rookie_Monster1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

Very unfortunate that GT7 wasn't shown this year and don't know when it will actually comes out now. It us one if the game that I am very much looking forward to.

I know especially in the UK where racing games are still extremely popular, without a bonifide exclusive racer this year, it will give somewhat of an advantage to the other console in that country and UK is like the second biggest game market.

Having said that, I expect GT7 to be great when it does releases.

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freshslicepizza1137d ago

gt7 could be unveiled this year at tgs. there is a lot of pressure on the team and i have no doubt they will deliver. i'm hoping they can get all the cars to be of next gen models and not use old assets.

Spotie1137d ago

@Rookie: There's no concern trolling there. There's me questioning the sincerity of castillo's comment, since I hadn't at that point- and don't think I have, yet- seen him do anything but imply Xbox is the best in some way or another.

You failed there.

@star_lancer: Rookie literally said "it will give somewhat of an advantage to the other console." Not to gamers, not Xbox fans, not racing fans. The CONSOLE. I called that statement into question, since the XB1 is about to have its third exclusive racer(did make a counting mistake here... then again, Xbox fans DID count the F&F expansion as a whole game), and yet that hasn't translated into an advantage for the XB1. A combined 3 million in sales(VGChartz numbers, so take them with a grain of salt) likely hasn't moved much in the way of hardware.

So where is this advantage? Like Halo and Gears, fans of the franchise would most likely have gotten the game with the first available entry on the console. The third Forza game isn't likely to benefit XB1 sales much at all.

Of course, for racing fans, having the extra games is a bonus. But that wasn't anywhere NEAR Rookie's point.

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airforcex1137d ago

That's why I like what Turn10 does on XB. In the time GT7 comes out, they'll have 4 games out, and all AAA. GT6 was great, but the wait was not worth it. I rather play a 95% awesome game than wait 3 years for the 100% perfect game.

AnteCash1137d ago

Yearly releases of Forza will make it more and more irrelevant.

Sitdown1137d ago

And your proof of that? Especially given the current set up.

gamer78041137d ago

Forza 6 looks great. Not just good looking rain and slick roads but puddles and how they effect the tire at a particular spot.

kraenk121137d ago


constantly lowering sales are the clear proof of that.

star_lancer1137d ago

"Yearly releases of Forza will make it more and more irrelevant."

Right. Because MORE high quality games is a BAD thing.

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GribbleGrunger1137d ago

Damn it Sony! Why can't you just knock them out factory style.

Septic1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

Because judging by GT5 which took ages to be released and didn't exactly launch that great, PD probably need all the time they can with their next title.

I expect the next title to be the best in the genre though. At least they are supposed to be doing physics and damage properly. I don't see many others take it as seriously as I want them to.

Anorexorcist1137d ago (Edited 1137d ago )

Exactly. Dammit Sony why don't you just COD-ify all of your IP's so that you can give video gaming "journalists" a new angle that they can go off of. Because we all know if Sony did make GT a yearly franchise, journalists would then complain about that and start spewing out articles with titles like:

"Does Sony Care About Making Quality Gran Turismo Titles Anymore?"

"Does Making Gran Turismo a Yearly Franchise Indicate It Is Losing Ground To Forza?"

"Is Gran Turismo The Blockbuster Franchise It Used To Be?"

You just Know that is how it would all unfold (at least here on N4G) if Gran Turismo went in that direction.

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