Kazunori Yamauchi Discusses Gran Turismo 7 and GT Sport Updates

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Today at Taipei Game Show, Gran Turismo Sport Director Kazunori Yamauchi was questioned by media during a round-table interview that was picked up by Japanese site GameWatch. That report was then translated by Dualshockers.

Yamauchi mentioned that he thinks the current updating plan in GT Sport with new cars, courses, and GT League events is going to continue in the future. He also indicated that Polyphony digital plans to bring in cars that were included in past games, and completely new ones.

The world of GT League will continue to expand in the future, as Yamauchi feels that there is a possibility that new unique races will appear.

Asked about the possible addition of more elements of customization, he explained that Sport was designed with a different philosophy than in numbered games like Gran Turismo 6. That kind of customization will probably come Gran Turismo 7 along with more detailed customization settings.

Asked whether there are already concrete plans for the next GT, he mentioned that he cannot say anything specific, but "from the moment he releases a Gran Turismo, he has started creating the next Gran Turismo." About whether it'll be called Gran Turismo 7 or not, Yamauchi doesn't know yet.

One of the journalists in attendance mentioned that some players are not used to the Sportsmanship element, and complying with it is difficult. Yamauchi responded by saying that when he sees top players competing at events, they race almost with the same quality you see in top-class races. If a lot of "good drivers" grow up with the game, Gran Turismo Sport might approach the real world of motorsport.

When it comes to casual gamers, Yamauchi explained that the physics and behavior of the cars are designed so that advanced players (who may have actually driven a real car on a circuit) can perform convincing actions. At the same time, even people driving a car for the first time act not unlike not unlike what they imagined. He believes this is the first time he achieved both sides at the same time.

Yamauchi also mentioned that he doesn't think that he'll ever make racing games that are more entertainment-oriented like an arcade style racer, but that he might work on different non-racing genres.

Gran Turismo Sport is currently available exclusively for PS4.

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