Gran Turismo 8 PS5 PlayStation 5 Kazunori Yamauchi Interview

Polyphony Digital may be plotting an extraordinary free PSVR2 patch for Gran Turismo 7 this month, but work is already underway on the next instalment in the legendary series. That’s according to creator Kazunori Yamauchi, who admitted as much in a Japanese interview, but laughed that he’s not allowed to talk about it yet.

“Actually, we do have a theme,” Yamauchi said, when asked by Game Watch whether he’d achieved all he wanted to with Gran Turismo 7. “We are starting to work on the next one, but I can't talk about it yet. It's a shame that I can't talk about it very much.”

It’s probably safe to assume that the next game in the series will be developed specifically for PS5, as Gran Turismo 7 infamously released on both Sony’s new-gen console and the PS4. Historically, there have been two Gran Turismo titles per console generation, so we could certainly see a hypothetical Gran Turismo 8 launching in 2025 or 2026. We doubt we’ll be hearing about it in an official capacity for some time, though.

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