Polyphony Digital’s celebrated racing game franchise will return soon with the release of Gran Turismo 7. It is being developed right now and will release on the current generation consoles.
The game hasn’t been officially unveiled to the world but from the looks of it, it is expected to release sometime in 2016-2017 and currently it’s making a lot of rounds in the rumor mill.
GT Planet reports that creator Kazunori Yamauchi gave certain hints regarding this upcoming installment. However, he was quite cautious about revealing certain points that fans have been waiting to hear for a long time.
Gran Turismo 7 was a pipeline dream until now but recently fans have gained hope that GT7 will finally become reality. Yamauchi recently announced that the release date of Gran Turismo 7 has been pushed back to 2016 and fans accepted this with a very heavy heart.
Thankfully, the CEO of Polyphony Digital was kind of enough to mitigate the disappointment by revealing some of the improvements to be featured in GT7.
Meanwhile, during his visit to Paris for the official unveiling of the new Peugeot Vision GT Concept, he confirmed the continued partnership between Gran Turismo and Peugeot.
He also revealed certain hints about the upcoming game and revealed that gamers will notice a lot of solutions to long-reported problems pertaining to physical impacts and simulation. Furthermore, Yamauchi confirmed that more advanced cars will be added to the GT7 roster.
Gran Turismo 7 will be released exclusively on the PlayStation 4. Reporters asked Yamauchi whether the title will be further pushed back to a 2017 release. To this, Yamauchi replied that gamers won’t have to wait so long since ‘we are talking about Gran Turismo, we must not wait so long”.
According to Kazunori Yamauchi, the premium cars to be added in the next installment, will belong to the present era, so people can relate to the vehicles they drive in the game. Besides premium cars, Kazunori Yamauchi revealed that Polyphony Digital is also working on audio and gameplay.
When it comes to audio quality, the developers really wish to increase the bar. According to the latest reports, Polyphony has also invited Mike Caviezel to help out with this. He was the audio director of Microsoft Xbox Exclusive Forza Motorsport series.
Yamauchi is therefore, quite hopeful that he will bring considerable experience and expertise to make the game’s audio truly exceptional. Besides all the improvements, the developer wanted to improve on the current system and make it even more realistic, primarily enhancing the physics quality of this upcoming title.