Yamauchi: "The Beginning Of A New Era For Gran Turismo"
Gran Turismo 5 took 5 years. We're exactly 4 years into the PlayStation 3 generation. ...so will GT6 be on the PS3?
During an exclusive interview with GT guru and Polyphony Digital boss Kazunori Yamauchi, the main man said he simply "doesn't know." "10 years ago it was easier to predict what would happen three years in the future," said Yamauchi. "Nowadays no one knows what happens in the future. In three years, we don't know what will happen." When asked if GT6 would have to skip this generation and wait for the next, Kaz just shrugged and laughed. Yeah, that's the universal "who knows?" gesture.
As for future patches and updates - some of which the game really needs - Yamauchi did confirm that "online updates are planned" and it's all for the "process of evolution." Perhaps the most encouraging part of his whole presentation was that he said his team would be "upgrading every week, every month" to improve GT5, so what you see out of the box isn't exactly what you get for good. We particularly like their slogan:
"Today is not the finale. Today is only the beginning of a new era for Gran Turismo."
Yes, we know you're all wondering about our review. Most of you know we have a bit more automotive knowledge than most critics out there, which should count for something. But hey...be patient. We're playing it. So just...just keep cool...it's coming...
11/24/2010 9:16:25 PM Ben Dutka