"Gran Turismo" fans were thrilled when series creator Kazunori Yamauchi confirmed the arrival of "Gran Turismo 7" back in 2013. However, the lack of official updates and teasers seems to confirm the game's delay. Meanwhile, Yamauchi and his team have also been developing "Gran Turismo Sport," set to be released later this year.
"Gran Turismo 7" is set to be the seventh installment in the massively popular racing game series. It is being developed for the PlayStation 4 and thus would be a vast improvement from "Gran Turismo 6" on the PlayStation 3.
"Everything will be running naturally. PS3 was much, much more difficult. The high quality of data that we have being rendered on the PS4 I think is going to make an incredible difference," Yamauchi previously told GamesTM.
Yamauchi also added that he and his team have a very clear vision for the upcoming game.
"We want to make it very Gran Turismo. By that I mean it's going to be a game that matches the very era that we live in, in 2015 or 2016," he added.
However, since making these statements in 2014, not much has been released. In comparison, it seems that Polyphony Digital and Sony have made much more progress with the development of "Gran Turismo Sport." Could "Gran Turismo 7" have been shelved to make way for "Gran Turismo Sport?"
"Gran Turismo Sport" is said to be an entirely different game from "Gran Turismo 7." While both games will be released for the PlayStation 4, "Gran Turismo Sport" will also have support for the PlayStation VR headset. Compared to all previous games, it will also come with highly evolved graphics and a revamped physics engine.
According to Yamauchi, beta testing for "Gran Turismo Sport" begins early 2016, however, no official date has been released.
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