Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has confirmed that Gran Turismo 8 is currently in development. While he wasn’t able to share anything other than the fact that it’s in the works, he did offer a bit of a tease, stating that the game already has a “theme.”
The disclosure was made in an interview with the Japanese outlet GAME Watch. Here is the full statement, as translated using DeepL:
-From an amateur’s point of view, “GT7” seems to have achieved all the necessary elements of a driving simulator. However, is there anything you’d like to achieve in the future that can’t be realized with modern hardware, or any elements that are still missing from Gran Turismo?
Mr. Yamauchi: Actually, we have a topic. We’re starting to work on the next one, but I can’t talk about it yet. Too bad I can’t talk about it much (laughs).
Another question directed at Yamauchi was about the recently announced PSVR2 version of Gran Turismo 7. Specifically, the interviewer asked why the game doesn’t officially support the dedicated PSVR2 Sense controllers. Here is the response:
-The PS VR2 comes with a dedicated “PS VR2 Sense Controller”, but what was the reason for not supporting it?
Mr. Yamauchi: We didn’t dare to make it compatible. Basically, you sit in the seat and use the accelerator, brake and steering wheel to control the car, so the DualSense functionality was enough for us. Also, many Gran Turismo players are serious about using the steering wheel controller, and the combination of PS VR2 and steering wheel controller is “exactly the same experience” as actually driving the car. “You get the same experience, so we focused on both experiences of DualSense and the steering wheel controller.
Since we don’t really know anything else about Gran Turismo 8, we’ll just have to wait for more official information when it comes out, especially regarding the game’s alleged “theme.”
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