Can Gran Turismo Finally Roll Out On PC?! The Developers Answer

According to Gran Turismo creator Kazunori Yamauchi, a PC version of the game is not impossible, and his development team is considering the possibilities.



Gran Turismo developer Kazunori Yamauchi has admitted that Polyphony Digital could consider a PC release of the franchise in the future. Gran Turismo has historically been a Sony PlayStation-exclusive game. It was never officially released on other platforms. But the unique gameplay of the series and the ability to collect and customise cars has made it appealing everywhere.

The latest GT title, Gran Turismo 7, was released specifically for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.

Although the three versions of the game are identical in content, GT7 scales visually depending on the hardware you play it on. The PS5 version, in particular, has access to advanced graphics options such as raytracing.

GT Planet is a site dedicated specifically to Gran Turismo. They recently had the opportunity to talk to Kazunori Yamauchi about the franchise’s release on PC. “It’s not a very easy subject,” Yamauchi said, “but, of course, we are looking into it and considering it.” Yamauchi seems to have been talking specifically about GT7 rather than older games in the series. However, the answer is quite polite and not at all binding. Yamauchi focused mainly on the performance aspect of the game. He cited the game’s advanced visuals, saying, “[GT7] is a very finely tuned title” that might not run well on other platforms.

Of course, it may be worth remembering that GT7 was part of the original Nvidia game leak. All other titles have been released on PC since then. Returnal is also almost certain to be released sometime in the (relatively) near future. However, neither Polyphony Digital nor Sony have said much about GT7’s PC release. So it’s noteworthy that Yamauchi has commented on the matter at all.

Neill Blomkamp’s Gran Turismo movie is scheduled to hit the big screen in August 2023.

It could easily be that Sony is preparing for a big PC launch in the coming months, and Yamauchi is keeping coyly quiet for now.

However, with no official confirmation to speak of, we can only speculate whether the Nvidia leak was accurate about GT7.

In fact, the admittedly remarkable Forza Horizon 5 is the only major car collectible on PC. This means that Gran Turismo 7 could almost certainly carve a niche for itself quickly by focusing on a more serious, objective approach to the hobby rather than the inherent weirdness of FH5. For now, however, fans will have to wait to see if there’s any basis for these insinuations.

Source: GT Planet

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