If you’re a fan of Gran Turismo, we presume you’re also a fan of waiting. We mostly find Gran Turismo fans in Post Office queues, Doctor’s surgeries and sat quietly weeping by their own gravestones. Occasionally there’s one in the bins out back too, but we can’t really work out what it is he’s after in there.
Anyway, for those of you who haven’t had enough racing jammed into your achingly competitive frontal lobes of late, what with Drive Car Club Project Crew Horizons all spattering themselves down the charts desperately trying to look discernible from one another, you’ll be pleased to hear Gran Turismo SEVEN might even turn up before you die! Don’t worry though, we have shed-tonnes of faith good ol’ Polyphonic will remember to get working on THIS one before launch week. Probably.
If your memory is even more fleeting than the folks’ at GT developer Polyphonic Digital, allow us to facetiously jog it. Gran Turismo 4 was ceremoniously delayed a year and a half before it trundled to the start line in 2005. The next installment, Gran Turismo 5, was then announced in 2006, and finally turned up four years later in 2010, only to be less fun than trying to digest a cricket bat. Or something. The four people still listening by the time someone coughed up Gran Turismo 6, had already presumably given up hope when, three months before release, they were told the game was sort of kind of only 80% done and would it be okay if we had another few weeks please sir. To anybody who wasn’t playing some derivative of Forza by this point, the game bafflingly arrived on time in the December of 2013.
Kazunori Yamauchi, the man stood at the front of the queue (though still in a queue of some description, obviously) and series creator, initially suggested the next game, Gran Turismo 7, would be with us this year, however he withdrew the comments this summer, perhaps after inevitably receiving a room full of blinkered, disbelieving looks upon delivering said release window.
‘I mean, we’ve not started it yet… but it could happen! Right guys? Guys??’
Yamauchi, according to an MCV post, has said it’ll be either maybe probably 2015, or potentially possibly imaginably 2016, but who knows really eh, your guess is as good as mine. He went on to actually say
“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. 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.”
In summary, GT7 might exist soon or maybe it won’t. This is the news, folks.