Polyphony Digital is hard at work on Gran Turismo 7 for the Playstation 4, and this past week at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Kazunori Yamauchi took time to speak to the press about the next generation of GT.
Gran Turismo 7 will most likely not make it in time for 2014, as Kaz initially stated last year. However, thing sure to please fans is that there will be no “Prologue” title, and a full release will be the first title on the Playstation 4. One thing that may draw the ire of fans will be that the Standard/Premium discrepancies will likely remain. Kaz said that he feels that Standard Cars shouldn’t be thrown out, because they still have fans. He also has said that his priority is expanding the number of premium cars.
Sounds will be patched in GT6, to get it to a more realistic standard, but a full overhaul of the system will not come until the next iteration’s release. Don’t expect a sounds update in next month’s patch though, it will likely come in the fall.
In a Reddit “Ask Me Anything”, Kaz also made some interesting comments in regards to how Photomode will be in the future. He admitted that he is displeased by the state of GT6’s photomode, and that he looks to take full advantage of the Playstation 4 architecture to create a better experience. He didn’t comment on how the photomode would be improved, but hopefully more environments could be included.
On the Gran Turismo 6 front though, in the AMA, Kaz announced that the eagerly awaited track maker is currently in beta status, and is being tested. A release date for the feature has not been announced yet. The mode is sure to be far more advanced than GT5’s version, including the ability to generate circuits using GPS data.
The Aston Martin DP-100 Vision GT car was also unveiled at Goodwood, and will be released next month for Gran Turismo 6. The car features a twin-turbo V12, producing over 800 horsepower.
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