Polyphony Digital, the developers of the Gran Turismo series of racing games, has said that, for now, Gran Turismo 7 isn’t in the cards for development. For now, the studio is going to be focusing on Gran Turismo Sport, which is going to be coming out in October of this year.
The Gran Turismo franchise is one of the biggest racing franchises in gaming, having a close rivalry with games like Forza. Gran Turismo Sport will be their first game since Gran Turismo 6 came out back in 2013. With how good other racing games like Forza Horizon 3 have looked this year, both Sport and Gran Turismo 7 (whenever it comes out) will likely look just as good.
However, that’s still going to be a long ways off. Even after Gran Turismo Sport releases in October, Polyphony Digital is still going to be putting out a good amount of DLC for the game, meaning that 7 will likely remain unmade for a good while.
The DLC for Gran Turismo Sport will likely be the same sort of stuff that a racing game normally gets for DLC. This would include a large number of new cars, a number of new tracks, and possibly a few new multiplayer game modes.
Gran Turismo Sport is supposed to be a more eSports focused game, allowing the game to be used in various eSports racing tournaments across gaming networks. Considering the increased prevalence of eSports, the game may find success if the eSports racing scene ends up enjoying the game.
Though information about Gran Turismo 7 isn’t going to be happening at Polyphony Digital any time soon, we can at least take some comfort in knowing that the studio is still hard at work making a Gran Turismo game. Gran Turismo Sport will be coming out on October 18 exclusively for the Playstation 4.