Sony has recently come out and confirmed that Gran Turismo 6 won’t suffer any delays, which is a relief to fans who had to wait through numerous delays with Gran Turismo 5. GT5 was originally planned as a launch title, but it was later pushed back over 3 years, and it reached a hype the game just couldn’t live up to.
Now that Polyphony is more familiar with the PS3’s architecture, it’ll be interesting to see the progress they have made with the game. GT6 will have heavy competition, but the franchise has always had some of the most hardcore fans around, and they won’t have to wait an extra three years to get their hands on it.
According to product manager Josh Walker, “There is no reason to think the proposed release window for GT6 will not be achieved.” Walker also reiterated why GT6 will be coming to the PS3, and not the PS4. “We feel it is important to continue to support our loyal PS3 users, and those from many parts of the world who are new to PS3, with a new title. And [series producer] Kazuori Yamauchi was keen to develop the Gran Turismo platform further on PS3. Gran Turismo has a huge following among current PS3 gamers. The release also follows a pattern for Gran Turismo – GT and GT2 for PS, GT3 and GT4 for PS2, and now GT5 and GT6 on PS3.”