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There are many areas where the Gran Turismo series is ahead of its nearest competitors, but it's at the back of the pack when it comes to sound. Since its inception, Sony's series has been letdown by weedy engines and screeching tires – and at a time when DriveClub serves up some pretty mesmerising audio effects, that's simply not going to cut the mustard in Gran Turismo 7.

Fortunately, it looks like Polyphony Digital is aiming to solve the problem. The developer recently recruited Mike Caviezel, an audio engineer with experience on Microsoft's popular Forza franchise. He's only been working with the developer for two months – perhaps suggesting that the simulator's new-gen debut is still some way away – but hopefully his presence will have a big impact.

It's interesting that the typically introverted developer is starting to look outside of its native Japan for recruits. According to Caviezel's resume, he's working with the company from California, and there is some speculation that the studio's also snagged a user interface designer from UK-based outfit Evolution Studios. This should have a net positive on the property, as it has started to feel a little stuck in its ways of late.

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