Gran Turismo 7 will be out in 2015. Or 2016

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again until someone flips the switch on me that happens to be stuck on repeat: it is a good time to be a racing fan. Forza Horizon 2, DriveClub and the upcoming Project CARS have left road warriors spoilt for choice. But you can bet that there’s a community out there that can’t wait for Gran Turismo to return. Eventually.

Originally rumbled for a 2014 release, it seems like Gran Turismo is pulling a series trick and postponing the game until 2015. Or 2016. Speaking to GamesTM magazine in an interview, studio head Kazunori Yamauchi spoke about the transition from PlayStation 3 to PlayStation 4. “Everything will be running naturally,” Yamauchi said about the PS4.

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. For GT7, myself and my staff have a clear vision: to do everything we couldn’t do in GT6. 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.

It’s not exactly unusual for Polyphony to take their time on a Gran Turismo game. Yes, it is quite an extension. But in the meantime, there’re plenty of other great racing games to play and master. And by master, I mean that I need to find a way to finish a race in any game that doesn’t result in my car looking an Eastgate Volkswagen Golf with tarnished go-faster stripes and unlucky pedestrian on the side.

Last Updated: October 14, 2014

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