PS4 version of Gran Turismo 6? 'We do have plans for PS4,' confirms Yamauchi
The biggest PlayStation news of this last week was the announcement of Gran Turismo 6 for PlayStation 3. The reveal seemed weird to some--why would GT6 launch on PS3 with PlayStation 4 right around the corner? Any confusion was cleared up when SCEE CEO Jim Ryan revealed that Gran Turismo 5 had to date sold 10 million units on PS3.
Still, it seems that a PS4 version of Gran Turismo 6 is pretty likely after all. Earlier this week, we reported that Polyphony Digital president Kazunori Yamauchi told IGN that his studio had a PS4 version of GT6 "in mind." In an interview with GTPlanet, Yamauchi elaborated, indicating that a planned PS4 version may be more concrete than simply "in mind."
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When asked why Polyphony decided to focus on PS3 as the release platform, Yamauchi answered, "We do have plans for PS4, but, of course, we have an order of things. First we’ll be releasing the PS3 version for the PS3, which has a huge audience already, and we’ll be providing updates every month and DLCs every month." He continued: "Once players have played it all out and enjoyed themselves on the PS3, then the PS4 version might come out naturally around that time. Focus on enjoying the PS3 version."
Which leaves Gran Turismo fans wondering: how far apart will the games come out? Is it worth buying the PS3 version if you're also planning to buy a PS4 launch? Until we hear more, it will be hard to say, but E3 2013 may have some answers. We'll be covering the event live here at PSU.com, so stay tuned for coverage and give us your thoughts on Gran Turismo 6's ambiguous release plans in the comments below.----