Gran Turismo 7: Including a new car takes a lot more than you think…

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For the 25th anniversary of its franchise, Gran Turismo 7 is being told again in the voice of its creator. In this case, we learn quite surprising details about the development of the games, especially regarding the integration time of a car model.

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  • Gran Turismo celebrates its 25th anniversary!
  • Development times that explode over time

Gran Turismo celebrates its 25th anniversary!

(Almost) exactly twenty-five years ago, on December 23, 1997, Gran Turismo was released for the PlayStation 1 in Japan. Here in Europe, we had to wait until April 30, 1998 to get our hands on the automotive simulation exclusively for Sony’s first home console. Soon, the saga met with success, the first episode is simply the best-selling game on the PlayStation 1until Gran Turismo 3 AND Gran Turismo 4 are the second and third best selling titles on the PS2.

Gran Turismo 7: Including a new car takes a lot more than you think…

With such sales figures, saga has definitely become one of the quintessential PlayStation franchises, although over time the latter has become more and more discreet. After one Gran Turismo 5 well received by the public on PS3, Gran Turismo 6 will make up half of the sales, while the PS4 will only be entitled to one game from the franchise with Gran Turismo Sports which had a more mixed reception. At least until the release of Gran Turismo 7 we are talking today And no, we won’t talk here PC version.

Development times that explode over time

Gran Turismo 7: Including a new car takes a lot more than you think…

On the occasion of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the seriesJapanese media were able to visit the premises of Polyphony Digital, the historical developer of the saga, but also talk to Kazunori Yamauchi, president of the studio as well as the creator and face of Gran Turismoas reported by the site TheGamesPoof. During these exchanges, the Japanese designer returned to the expectations of fans and the available catalog of cars in his games. Yamauchi took this opportunity to explain that there is a gap between what he envisions for his titles and what players want. While maintaining this distance is healthy, it can lead to unexpected reactions like Gran Turismo Sport which he thought was too experimental, which explains the mixed reception from the community.

Gran Turismo 7: Including a new car takes a lot more than you think…

The next point addressed by the Japanese designer is about fan requests regarding the return of certain cars. During the interview, the latter declares that he lost count of the number of times he was asked to restore models such as Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution 4 or Toyota Chaser. In response, he insists that Polyphony Digital’s resources are limited and that for a developer, it can take up to 270 days to integrate a new car into the gaming experience. Despite this impressive delay, Yamauchi reassures that the current goal of creating new cars is 60 per year. However, for now, the title has only received 30 additional models, while the game will celebrate its first anniversary on March 4th. While you wait to see the new cars land, know this Gran Turismo 7 will be compatible with the PSVR 2 virtual reality headset when the latter will be available on February 23, while The movie Gran Turismo has recently revealed the first images.

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