GT Sport dev: “we could have called it Gran Turismo 7”

In Gran Turismo’s lifespan a tradition has mostly been that a main, numbered diversion in a array like Gran Turismo 5 would come after a Prologue diversion that would act as a taster for a categorical event. A bit like a approach Metal Gear Solid Ground Zero led to Metal Gear Solid V The Phantom Pain. Alas, change is in a air. The new Gran Turismo diversion on PS4 is simply called Gran Turismo Sport, though Polyphony CEO and GT Sport writer Kazunori Yamauchi has confused things a small by suggesting that it could have been a seventh categorical Gran Turismo diversion after all. Speaking in Edge #295, he had this to say.

“Thinking about it now, we could have called this one 7. We’re not aiming to quarrel for a share of a singular competition diversion market. We’re operative to enhance that market. Before Gran Turismo 1 came out, a worldwide racing diversion marketplace was about one million players, so it wasn’t that large to start with. I’ve always done Gran Turismo to try to enhance that.”

Needless to say, a diversion won’t be changing names anytime soon; that would be a calamity for selling purposes. Nevertheless, it’s bizarre because Polyphony didn’t only call it Gran Turismo 7 after all.



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