Gran Turismo 6 development confirmed, more GT5 DLC promised

"Of course we're working on GT6 already," Polyphony Digital head Kazunori Yamauchi said in a recent interview. "What really will be the separating factor is something that we can't update through a DLC is something that obviously has to be saved for GT6."

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"Of course we're working on GT6 already," Polyphony Digital head Kazunori Yamauchi said in a recent interview. In an industry where sequels are inevitable, of course the team would be working on a follow-up to Sony's premiere racing simulator.

But what can we expect from Gran Turismo 6? "What really will be the separating factor is something that we can't update through a DLC is something that obviously has to be saved for GT6."

The first official bit of DLC for Gran Turismo 5 released last month, after a long string of game-changing updates and tweaks. The reason for GT5's late DLC deployment, Yamauchi explained, is that the team wanted to make sure the GT5 "platform" was complete before adding additional content.

"It's been about a year since we've released the game and in the interim we've had about 15 updates that were performed on the game. These set up the basic platform for the system," Yamauchi told IGN. "Now that we have that out of the way, we're ready to release more expansions and content to add to the game."

Players will be able to expect new vehicles, including cars and trucks, approximately every two months, Yamauchi added. He also asked fans to get involved, to decide the direction of future content. "What we do from here on is also really dependent on the reaction of the users to this first DLC that we just released because this is the first one. Now we have the feedback from our customers and we'll see how that will affect what we will do from here."

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    November 10, 2011 1:00 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Gran Turismo 6 development confirmed, more GT5 DLC promised.

    "Of course we're working on GT6 already," Polyphony Digital head Kazunori Yamauchi said in a recent interview. "What really will be the separating factor is something that we can't update through a DLC is something that obviously has to be saved for GT6."

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      November 10, 2011 1:24 PM

      I can't imagine there's any chance this will actually come out before the end of the PS3's lifecycle anyway.

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        November 10, 2011 1:37 PM

        At their current rate.. they will be lucky to make the PS4.

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      November 10, 2011 1:34 PM

      They need to completely revamp the menu interface. Streamline it somehow, make it so it doesn't take 10 minutes from starting the system to racing a car.

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        November 10, 2011 7:11 PM

        Funny part is, I can navigate through the GT5 menu faster than I can go through the Forza 4 menus, but that's mostly because I've had GT5 for a year, and know the tricks (never click "X" on a car to change to it; instead, hit triangle, and use that menu to choose "Change Car").

        It is a little baffling that GT5 Prologue had much faster level loads with 100% premium cars than GT5 proper, with premium and standard cars.

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        November 10, 2011 9:16 PM

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      November 10, 2011 1:38 PM

      GT5 was an amazing looking colossal fuck-up. As much as I want to feel entitled by paying money for GT5 and demand they just fix it, I think so much is wrong with it that they should just make a whole new game from the ground up. They have the engine and graphics, sounds and physics (depending on your opinion of racing game physics) down just fine, but for fuck sake start over completely on the whole UI, game progression, features and flow.

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      November 10, 2011 1:59 PM

      Gran Turismo 4...coming to you summer of 2017!!!!

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      November 10, 2011 4:26 PM

      Instead of adding new cars, how about updating the horrid looking standard cars to premium cars? Seems like a solid idea, idk maybe I'm high and drunk.

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        November 10, 2011 8:01 PM

        Considering that Forza 4's interiors look even with the GT5 premium car interiors, I don't think Polyphony has a choice if they want to stay competitive. Getting each of the premium cars into the studio to model them was a noble effort, but it may take too much time next time around if they want to have a decent car count.

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          November 11, 2011 5:56 AM

          Polyphony needs to stop concentrating on having 35 of the same car

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      November 10, 2011 4:36 PM

      Coming to stores everywhere Fall 2018

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      November 10, 2011 4:54 PM

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      November 10, 2011 6:46 PM

      I would have to say that GT5 is the biggest let down of my gaming experience, and for somebody who started gaming by playing Pong, and then a atari 2600, that's saying something....I've put 30 some hours into it, but not sure if I will put anymore...

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      November 10, 2011 7:14 PM

      should come out around the same time as Forza 8

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      November 10, 2011 7:45 PM

      GT5 was the first GT game I actually regret purchasing.

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        November 10, 2011 7:53 PM

        can you buy a crap car and put twin turbochargers in it?

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        November 11, 2011 1:30 AM

        Agreed, what a mess.

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        November 11, 2011 1:55 AM

        It's a terrible game in terms of gamedesign, but if you want to practive reallife tracks on a console, it's still the best representation IMO.

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      November 10, 2011 9:14 PM

      In this thread we estimate the release year.

      My guess? 2019.

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        November 10, 2011 9:26 PM

        Sounds about right. 2018 if you're an optimist.

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        November 11, 2011 5:54 AM

        About the same time we see Forza 7.

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      November 11, 2011 2:14 AM

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      November 11, 2011 6:04 AM

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        November 11, 2011 6:20 AM

        Air bags that hit me in the face when I crash.

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