Kazunori Yamauchi “Not in a rush” to develop for next gen consoles

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In an interview with GT planet, CEO of Polyphony Digital Kazunori Yamauchi stated they aren’t in a rush to release Gran Turismo on PS4, even in light of GT6’s poor sales on the PS3.

When asked if PD was disappointed at not being able to launch Gran Turismo on PS4, Kaz had this to say:

“We are eventually going to do that anyway, and we really don’t think it’s a hindrance or a bad thing to release on the PS3. We say that because the performance of consoles today are sort of reaching their saturation point, where we’re not jumping up in performance as much as we used to with each new generation.

And, the data that we use today for the PS3 is the data that we will take directly into the PS4. We created GT6 with that assumption that things are going to be carried over into the future; we’re not in a rush.”

Considering it took over 6 years for GT to even land on last gen, perhaps this was a good choice to avoid a long wait for fans. As a huge fan of the series myself, I can say that GT6 certainly looks dated among other such rivals like Forza 5, but then again it would’ve been a drag to wait another thousand years for GT6 to come out on next gen. I imagine they released GT6 in an attempt to tide fans over until their next big release on PS4, which may not be that long of a wait.

Here’s hoping we don’t have to wait too long for Polyphony Digital to show their stuff on next gen. 

Last Updated: December 10, 2013

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