Gran Turismo developer Polyphony Digital is planning to bring the racing series to PC, its creator has revealed.
When requested by GT Planet if he was considering a PC version of Gran Turismo 7series creator and head of Polyphony Kazunori Yamauchi said, “Yeah, I think so.”
But he warned that bringing a series known for its technical performance to an open platform like PC was not easy. “Gran Turismo is a very finely tuned title,” Yamauchi said. “There aren’t many platforms that could run the game at 4K/60 natively, so one way to make that possible is to scale down the platform. It’s not a very easy topic, but of course we study it and consider it.
As GT Planet points out, however, Gran Turismo 7 is already upgradable to some extent, as it works on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
There may well be pressure on Yamauchi from Sony to make this happen. No Gran Turismo game was playable on anything other than PlayStation hardware before, but over the past two years Sony Interactive Entertainment has brought a series of its biggest exclusives to PC with some success: Horizon, God of War, Spider-Man, and Uncharted have all taken the plunge.
Gran Turismo 7 was met with some controversy upon release, as players reacted to a stingy, slow-paced economy that seemed to push them toward exorbitantly priced in-game purchases. Yamauchi eventually relented and patched the game to make it more generous, but the debate marred the release of what was otherwise an excellent racing game.
It took until last week – November 24 – for Polyphony to be patched Gran Turismo 7 with the much-requested opportunity to boost your income by selling cars, first promised in March. The update 1.26 also included the thrilling real-world Road Atlanta circuit, never seen in a Gran Turismo game before.
Whether Gran Turismo 7 comes to PC, it’ll find an enthusiastic racing game community on the platform – and set up a head-to-head clash with Microsoft’s rival Forza Motorsportwhich returns to Xbox as well as PC in the spring of 2023 after a five-and-a-half-year hiatus.