Yamauchi Outlines The Future Of Gran Turismo

With the recent announcement of a December 6 release date and hot on the heels of a new trailer, GameInformer got a chance to speak with legendary Gran Turismo director Kazunori Yamauchi about the team's approach to the sixth entry.

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ABeastNamedTariq3887d ago (Edited 3887d ago )

This game is on PS3 hardware. Imagine GT7 on PS4!

I'm very excited about the future of Gran Turismo.

D_RoyJenkins3887d ago

The future of Gran Turismo looks bright

level 3603887d ago (Edited 3887d ago )

Put in mind the entire GranTurismo series is in constant evolution.

The improvements and features we asked for, come in slow-but-sure increments. When you look at the big picture and add it all up there is a lot going in there.

So am quite certain this is going to continue when GranTurismo switches to PS4.

It will be a carry-over from GT6/PS3 with more improved tweaking of all the game's previous features ( aero, physics, dynamics ). Then add in more new cars, tracks.

What I do and hope would love to see improved with off/on-line racing is the introduction of a flag system. To weed out players whose main purpose is to cause havoc during on-line racing events ( off-line would be for A.I. ).

Simple flag systems like in real life to put a bit of proper dicipline in the game.

( black flag = orders disqualification ) - ( half black with half white flag = informs driver/gamer of bad and unsporting character ) - ( black flag with orange circle = informs driver/gamer car has mechanical problem ) - ( yellow = slow down danger/debris during the race ) - ( blue = notifies slow gamers to let faster ones go by ) - ( green = track clear, racing to proceed ).


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SullysCigar418d ago (Edited 418d ago )

Wow, crazy isn't it? The draw distance is vastly improved, the background textures too and there's ZERO shimmer now. And the replays are night and day!

EIDT: @below, Haha I didn't notice that!

IRetrouk418d ago

Yeah, theres a massive improvment all round, Looks amazing with the time of day transitions too, me and a couple online buddies jumped on earlier to try it out lol, did you notice the beach full of seals?

closed_account418d ago

That coastline looks amazing and I can only imagine it in VR! Looks like an entirely new course as far as scenery goes.

IRetrouk417d ago

Yeah, those views are going to be crazy when we are "there" can't wait!

PureBlood417d ago

Just got confirmation my PSVR2 is shipping by 24 hour courier, so I should have it tomorrow! I know nobody else cares, but I had to tell someone lol

GT7 will be my first game, as I want to test out my wheel - so excited - it's going to be awesome!

Deathdeliverer417d ago

I got my confirmation and date (22nd) showing for the charging station. The headset itself has been in “shipped-processing” status since last Friday. I’m like dang can I see the date? I was in the first round of preorders. Whenever it does get here, I’m ready. Going to go update everything and try to get over this cold.

PureBlood417d ago

Wish you better, bud, fingers crossed for your order too.

@S2Killinit - Thank you!

IRetrouk417d ago

I care👊🏻, mine is still saying prep for shipping😔

PureBlood417d ago

Thanks man 👊

Word of advice: be ready for the impromptu jig that happens when that email drops, it can be embarrassing..

DaReapa417d ago

Just got my second shipping confirmation email as well.

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S2Killinit417d ago

Man i caant wait. One day left!

Flawlessmic417d ago

I know you and a lot of people are excited for VR but dont sleep on sophy, sophy is the real game changer here!

After giving sophy a run last night, i can safely say the actual racing in future GT's is going to be Fu***** amazing!!!

even on intermediate on some tracks the AI was coming back at me on my waiting for me to slip, attacking the space if i left the door open for them, honestly felt like i was racing against people and not some very limited AI that once i passed them they may as well have been eliminated from the race like GT ai normally is.

pump it up to expert and its a real challenge to stay ahead, the next level up from expert man the AI kicked my ass, like badly.

i remember when sophy was first annouced all the nay sayers said its a pipe dream and we will never see it implemented and here we are a yr later and sophy is being tested in game for us to try out and is every good as whats been promised.

VR plus racing against sophy and wowww your not gonna feal like your actually racing for real anywhere else outside of gt.

sophy will change the game in gt8

S2Killinit417d ago

Hm I didnt realize it was like that. I didnt even know why there was so much hype about it. But thanknyou for explaining that. I mean I get it now.

But I’ll be seeing it in action tomorrow! Woot woot.

Flawlessmic417d ago

It's only for a limited time and only has 4 races but I encourage you and everyone else try it and see the difference compared to the normal Ai.

Sophy has slipped completely under the radar in this latest uodate

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Father__Merrin417d ago

Wow gt6 was awesome under appreciated because of time it came out

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What Happened To Gran Turismo?

When thinking about simulation racing games in this console generation, it’s not unreasonable for your first thought to be “Forza”. Microsoft’s first-party sim-racer series has been wildly successful, and for many of us, it’s been the go-to franchise for quite some time. But simulation racing games weren’t always synonymous with Forza; there was a time when Polyphony Digital’s hardcore series, Gran Turismo, reigned supreme. While the long-time franchise continues to sell exceptionally well, there’s no doubt that it isn’t the young, spry series it used to be.

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darthv721695d ago

It doesnt suck but I would love to see a return to form with GT7. Sport is such a departure that it can turn some people off. It has gotten better over time but it's still no match for a proper GT7.

Rude-ro1695d ago

Sport is awesome for what it is...
However, polygon built a whole new engine and the tech is still being worked on...
I understand it is easy to praise a cookie cutter because it release the same game over and over with rotations of maps and cars...
But this engine polygon has designed does more for things other than gaming.

Repetitive old engines with new makeup does not make anyone king.

Gt7 will be most likely in two years with 120fps and ray tracing because their new engines are ready now.

LordStig1695d ago

It decided to focus on racing rather than cars and in the gaming world, racing = gameplay.