Well, this is a turn up for the books. It sounds as if Gran Turismo 7 could be in development to both PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.
In a Q&A published on the PlayStation Blog, Head of PlayStation Studios, Hermen Hulst, covers all sorts of topics, but buried deep within it is one small note about GT7.
“Where it makes sense to develop a title for both PS4 and PS5 — for Horizon Forbidden West, the next God of War, GT7 — we’ll continue looking at that. And if PS4 owners want to play that game, then they can. If they want to go on and play the PS5 version, that game will be there for them.”
This is quite surprising as the trailer for GT7 showcases visual fidelity that looked truly next-gen worthy – a clear step change over GT Sport and something that doesn’t seem possible on the PS4.
Sony has made several, non-racing games, for both PS5 and PS4 in recent months, namely Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. Since then, though, there are already PS5-only games such as last month’s Returnal and the imminent Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
Assuming that this quote is followed through – it says ‘looking at’ as opposed to ‘definitely happening’ – then my interpretation of GT7 is something based heavily upon GT Sport, but with more cars, more tracks, a significantly deeper single-player campaign and a much more visually appealing version for those on PS5. If that’s the case, I’m looking forward to the next Gran Turismo more than ever.