Work is Already Underway on Gran Turismo 8 – According to Kazunori Yamauchi

It sounds like PlayStation developer Polyphony Digital is already beginning to work on Gran Turismo 8. Since debuting back in 1997, Gran Turismo has been PlayStation’s flagship racing franchise. New entries in the series have landed on virtually every PlayStation platform and it seems likely that this trend will only continue in the future. And while we don’t yet know what Gran Turismo might look like down the road, it seems like GT8 is already in the works in some capacity. 

In an interview with Japanese publication Game Watch, longtime Gran Turismo boss Kazunori Yamauchi was asked about whether or not there was anything not achieved with Gran Turismo 7 that he would like to expand on in the future. Without providing specifics, Yamauchi stated that there are still ideas he’s now beginning to look at when approaching the next installment in the series. 

“I’m starting to run towards the next one, but I can’t tell you yet,” Yamauchi said of the future of Gran Turismo. “It’s a pity that I can’t talk much.”

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In an interview with Japanese publication Game Watch, longtime Gran Turismo boss Kazunori Yamauchi was asked about whether or not there was anything not achieved with Gran Turismo 7 that he would like to expand on in the future. Without providing specifics, Yamauchi stated that there are still ideas he’s now beginning to look at when approaching the next installment in the series. 

“I’m starting to run towards the next one, but I can’t tell you yet,” Yamauchi said of the future of Gran Turismo. “It’s a pity that I can’t talk much.”

It’s highly probable that Polyphony Digital has begun development on “Gran Turismo 8” due to several factors. Firstly, “Gran Turismo 7,” released in 2022, was well-received by fans. Additionally, Sony has shown renewed interest in the “Gran Turismo” franchise by producing a movie set to release in August 2023. Although “Gran Turismo 8” is unlikely to coincide with the film’s release, it wouldn’t be unexpected for Sony to approve its development.

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