We haven’t had chance to play Gran Turismo 6 yet, but it already looks like Polyphony have enough faith in the game to use it as a base for the next game in the series.
The developer has teased the possibility of a Gran Turismo 7 in the future, but whether or not they have plans to even build a new game engine still remains to be seen.
Kazunori Yamauchi, the CEO of Polyphony, revealed the company’s ideas for a PS4 port of Gran Turismo 6, however the changes they’d have to make and the ideas that they want to implement mean that it would probably be an all new game by the time they’re done.
When you’ve reached that point, you might as well package it as a new addition to the series.
It’s going to take some time for Polyphony to fully port the title over between consoles, so even if they choose to just make a straight port of Gran Turismo 6 for the next-generation console, there’s going to be quite a wait for fans of the series.
Considering that we’ve only just got a release date for Gran Turismo 6, how much longer do you want to wait for a sequel when the next console generation is looming ever closer? I know I want as many next-gen games as soon as possible.
Regardless of what Polyphony’s plans are for the game, they definitely have interest in continuing the series on the next generation console, despite the next game in the series releasing for current-gen -after- the PS4 hits stores.
There was worry that Polyphony might shy away from the PlayStation 4 when Sony’s new DriveClub IP was announced, and could have been seen as a successor to the Gran Turismo series.
Fortunately for fans of the Gran Turismo series, Polyphony still seem to have strong support for both the PlayStation3 and the PlayStation 4.