Yamauchi Confirms Gran Turismo 6

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Gran Turismo 6 is coming. Hopefully within your lifetime.

Speaking to IGN, Polyphony Digital CEO (and massive car geek) Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed that the developer is working on Gran Turismo 6.

“Of course we’re working on GT6 already,” Yamauchi said, before explaining that the firm hopes to offer players the kinds of things that just aren’t possible with simple downloadable content updates for Gran Turismo 5.

Gran Turismo fans will recall that GT5 recently received a massive swath of downloadable content (dubbed Gran Turismo 5 Spec 2.0) including new tracks, cars and gameplay options. The size of the update, it’s $0 price tag and the fact that it arrived almost a year after the game’s launch was a shock to many, but seemingly serves as evidence that Polyphony Digital is committed to giving its fans their money’s worth, instead of churning out new sequels merely to pull in a quick buck.

“Things that we can provide through DLC we will, so that’s really the market difference,” Yamauchi says.

Fans should also be pleased to hear that there is more DLC planned for Gran Turismo 5.

“It’s been about a year since we’ve released the game and in the interim we’ve had about 15 updates that were performed on the game. These set up the basic platform for the system,” Yamauchi says. “Now that we have that out of the way, we’re ready to release more expansions and content to add to the game. I think that will include cars and trucks that we’ll be releasing maybe once every two months or so from here on out. What we do from here on is also really dependent on the reaction of the users to this first DLC that we just released because this is the first one. Now we have the feedback from our customers and we’ll see how that will affect what we will do from here.”

Hopefully this upcoming stream of DLC will be enough to tide fans over until Gran Turismo 6 hits store shelves in, best guess, 2024.

Source: IGN

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