Gran Turismo 7 will be ‘done in about a year or two’ 
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Darryn Bonthuys
September 13, 2013 at 2:30 pm

Gran Turismo 6

It’s a great time to be a racing game fan. It doesn’t matter who you’ve sworn a blood-oath to, as big names, brands and smaller companies have all manner of racing games on the way. Gran Turismo is one such game which is driving into sequel territory soon. And a further next-gen follow-up isn’t too far away either.

Speaking to Famitsu and translated by Polygon, Gran Turismo 6 producer Kazunori Yamauchi said that since that current-gen game was around 80% complete, Gran Turismo 7 wouldn’t be too far off.

“The PlayStation 4 game which we’ll likely call GT7 will be done in about a year or two, I think, and I think the community aspect’s going to be vital there as well,” Yamauchi said. But it’s not the extra graphical grunt of the PS4 that excites Yamauchi for the next GT game. It’s the potential for better online play that is so enticing:

The PlayStation 4?s large memory size is a unique trait but in terms of CPU performance, the PS3?s Cell chip, while difficult to handle, is really capable. They both have different advantages. Besides, I think the online community aspect, one of the most fun parts of GT, doesn’t have anything to do with the platform.

A two year gap between GT games is pretty much…unheard of. The franchise is no stranger to delays and release gaps being moved up. And if GT8 does arrive on time, it’ll most likely be because several assets have been recycled.

It’ll also be interesting to see how the game stacks up to the long-term plans of Drive Club, that other Sony property which will boast free to play characteristics. Until then though, we’ll just have to wait until December 6 for Gran Turismo 6.

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  • Admiral Chief of Rivia

    Ok dudes, have a lekker weekend!

    This week was legendary fun! Minus the whole MSSA fiasco, its been an awesome week.

    LAGZ, you guys rock!

    • Otto_ki

      Same too you dude..Im off to go play my new Humble Bundle games from today :) Till next week Lazygamer peeps !

      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        Nice! If you are in CT, don’t forget the October 5 meet!

      • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

        I have kind of realized I will never play all the Humble Bundle games I have bought over the last year… =/ I keep on buying them though!

        • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

          It’s an addiction that we all struggle with, I reliased that I’m trying to satasfy my need to buy as I never get around to these games. Something in your brain says it’s cheap..BUY IT…sometimes it’s best to ignore

          • Otto_ki

            To be totally truthful… I buy them so my steam list is huge from all the games, it’s a comfort thing :D

            And good for charity :)

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            Lol It’s extremely comforting!!…But it can be quite expensive, my backlog is so huge I get depressed some times lol. but hey, charity :)

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            That’s the truth. I went through a long spell of buying everything cheep cheep. Now I have a million games I haven’t played & I’m not buying anything new. Only exception is really really good specials or bundles & Witcher 3.

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            Exactly , me too. Jeez, I frequent Sagamer and whenever there is a cheap game on sale I hop on it .. VERY BAD

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        Just started Mark of the Ninja myself – have fun!

        • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

          Freaking BOSS game

    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      Have a good one! o/

    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      Indeed it was. Also lekker initiating some noobs :)

    • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

      Is it end of day already???Are you perhaps in a different time zone

      • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

        Agreed. Some people don’t work hard enough. And he’s not even in CT for f**k sake!

        • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

          He will at least fit in when he comes to CT. Lucky guy, clocking in early. Does Witcher 2 count as a legit excuse to go home early

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            I don’t know man. But if I did, I’d share it ;) What you playing this weekend?

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            Ninja Gaiden 2 !!!! Finally started last night..OMG that game is great. compared to the sh*t fest that is 3

            What about You?

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            OVG and I usually start with some beers while catching up on gaming videos from the week. Then will probably move onto Borderlands to level our characters above 50 (finally!) Then, after a few hours of that (usually with support from Andre116, and another mate) things get serious. I grab a notepad, draw a wobbly line down the middle, place names atop each (usually something really funny like… OVG is a dick, Rinceshit etc) and then proceed to beat the stuffing out of each other in UFC! Yeah! Then, when we are barely able to lift the beers a movie, probably Dark City Director’s cut tomorrow. BOOM!

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            LOL damn, YOU LIE TO ME. you break the #foreverSP :( no I feel alone…:( sounds like a blast!!

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            It is mate :) When I was dating the ex, I would always make time to do this every second week. We call it the international Man Cave because we often play ME3 with people overseas.

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            HAHA! Nice, Important to always make time! Will one day get into MP. Until then it’s local man cave playing by myself

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            Damn man! You must join us in the future, a blast with a few beers! You would have to get used to saving OVG’s life though…

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            Oh He has n00b tendencies ?lol

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            I think he has beer tendencies ;)

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            LOL Don’t worry I will save him, in return for some sweet gear..The South African way

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Awesome movie that. Ending blew my mind first time I saw it.

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            Totally man. One of my favourite movies. Watched the Crow last week. Also one of my favourites!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Stop reading my mind!

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

            I think I’ve seen that movie over 50 times. I practically know every word!

          • John on trial

            Just had a look at that quiz Admiral sent, it’s scary

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Sniff I wanna be part of your club :(

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            It does, just tell them I said it’s okay.

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            LOL! Your influence runs deeper than I knew O-O

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            I’m modest about it.

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            You honor me by replying to my comments Oh Great Trevor

          • John on trial

            I’ve been unlucky enough to never have worked at a place where I get to leave before 5 on a Friday. In CT.

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            That’s horrible dude. I come into work at 7 leave at 4…my condolences

          • John on trial

            7 to 5 here.
            Not ideal.

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            DAAAAAAAMN……..Here’s a bag….full of pity

          • John on trial

            Haha, thanks man. And now Admiral has me doing this Lazygamer Quiz. Making me sweat blood just looking at it.

          • Umar Silent Hill Save Lisa :(

            Lol quizzing you on what?

          • John on trial

            It’s initiation. Wasn’t allowed to troll anyone for the entire week and now I have to do a quiz that he sent me. I don’t think I’m going to pass…
            I don’t know where to find some of these answers. I’m no pro at this stuff.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            Good luck :)

          • John on trial

            I need more than luck. I have no idea how you got 70%. Will see what I can find just now…

          • RincemySniperKittEH0-O
          • John on trial

            I’m so screwed
            But thanks for the vote of confidence

  • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

    I wonder if I should wait for the PS4 slim before I buy it…

  • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

    Ouch, that is a bit of a wait…

  • TiMsTeR1033

    So I went to cna and asked them about Gta v and they said, even if they had it they cant sell it to me! I went around saw doors open and saw in the stock and Pretty sure I saw gta 5 ps3 copies! Those bastards lied to my face!

    • John on trial

      Grab and run. Just chuck the money on the counter, then it’s not stealing.

    • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

      No. They don’t have them yet. They are going to be dispatched on Sunday evening, to arrive in major cities like CT on Monday (to be on sale for Tuesday).

  • RincemySniperKittEH0-O

    I wonder whether we are going to see a trend in the next generation world of much longer production times for games? If you can do so much with them now, you are either going to need more time, or more people. More people, more money… And they say they are keeping it at $60…

    • Skyblue

      Can’t take much longer than GT5 took surely? I had played 2 Forza titles for X360 by the time I got my mits on GT5, that was even more shocking than “get 2 jobs to pay for your PS3″

  • Brian Murphy

    “A two year gap between GT games is pretty much…unheard of.”

    Incorrect. It’s actually equally as likely that the dev time will be 2 years or less, as it will be longer.

    Gran Turismo 1 released 1997/1998
    Gran Turismo 2 released 1999/2000
    Gran Turismo 3 released 2001
    Gran Turismo 4 released 2005
    Gran Turismo 5 released 2010
    Gran Turismo 6 to be released 2013

    Half the games, released w/in a year or two of each other. The other half took longer, and reasons behind GT5’s lengthy dev time are well documented. Not to mention that with the advent of updates on consoles, Polyphony Digital has taken to working on the current game/engine/cars/tracks etc… as opposed to releasing a half upgrade every year or so.