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Kaz Confirms “Work Is Underway” On GT6

And tells the reason for the delay.

Polyphony head Kazunori Yamauchi is currently in Las Vegas for the 2010 SEMA Show, a trade-only conference all about the motoring industry.  As such, he’s been giving interviews with a few publications and Autoweek has picked his brains about Gran Turismo 5.

The car he’s chosen this year to win the SEMA Gran Turismo award is this 1969 Chevy Camero, which got the Best In Show award. “This year’s winner is going to be in the next Gran Turismo installment, which I’m presuming will be Gran Turismo 6,” asks Autoweek.

“It’s probably too late for Gran Turismo 5, right?” says the website, to which Kaz replies “right”, before being asked, “Is development underway on GT6?”

“Yeah,” is the succinct reply.  “It’s not something that we can talk that lightly on. It took 2,000 days to get all the ideas that went into GT5. It’s just too early to be talking about GT6.”

He also talks about the real reason for the recent delay. “It was really to adjust it so it would be perfect,” he says, before mentioning his first release, Motor Toon GP, and how that was released far too early. “That was something I regretted very much when that happened because I knew it was coming,” he confides.

“And that happened at the beginning of my career, and it was something I vowed would never happen again.”

Finally, he confirms that there won’t be engine swaps in Gran Turismo 5. “No, engine swaps,” he says, “you can’t do that.”

Source: Autoweek, via PSU.com.

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49 Comments
  1. jayjay119
    Member
    Since: Apr 2010

    GT6, formally known as GT5. No, I jest, but I’m glad he is getting onto GT6 rapidly, if the development cycle will be anything like the one for GT5 then it’s nothing but a good thing.

    Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 12:20.
    • cam the man
      Member
      Since: May 2009

      GT5 was a completely new build while GT6 will be a development of 5 so we should have to wait as long. But as Kazunori Yamauchi states he will only release it when it’s ‘perfect’ so you never know.

      Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 13:38.
      • bunimomike
        Member
        Since: Jul 2009

        Keep in mind that nearly 800 meshes of the GT5 cars aren’t up to scratch with the 200 premium motors so he’ll be busy remodelling those, too. :-\

        Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 13:44.
      • bajere
        Member
        Since: Aug 2008

        All that remodelling meshes is fine, and it could take some years, so i think it will have to be a GT6 prologue and then release GT6 on the PS4…

        ALSO!!! ‘real reason for the recent delay. “It was really to adjust it so it would be perfect,” he says’ MORE ADJUSTING!?!?! he surly cant mean game wise, hes been adjusting for years! It will never get released if he keeps this up!

        Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 14:20.
      • cam the man
        Member
        Since: May 2009

        Lock Kazunori Yamauchi out of the office to stop his ‘tinkering’ so the other workers can get it released.

        Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 17:52.
  2. Ed the Penguin
    Member
    Since: Dec 2008

    I’ve waited patiently, and I know it’ll be good. That is all.

    Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 12:20.
  3. Grey_Ghost13
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    Ah man, no engine swaps! Booo. Good choice for the GT Sema car of the show.

    But what’s going on with his statement about the delay? We all thought it was to shoe horn in the security firmware update! I know Sony’s PR team are funny, but they need to release more information about delays, PSN maintenance and the like.

    Wish Autoweek could have asked for a confirmed release date for GT5, let alone GT6, which will probably be developed on for a few years, then they will have start again from scratch as the PS4 will be out. GT6 for a 2016 release!

    Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 12:23.
  4. John Malcolm
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    So still no release date for GT5 yet?

    Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 12:24.
  5. dude90
    Member
    Since: Nov 2009

    All that I know is GT6 will be bigger than GT5 is going to be.

    Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 12:25.
  6. carson321
    Member
    Since: May 2009

    so not for firmware stuff then? maybe he was just adding a squeak to the wipers!

    Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 12:26.
  7. Bilbo_bobbins
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    Gran Turismo 6 will be with us in year 2015

    Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 12:29.
  8. cc_star
    Team TSA: Writer
    Since: Forever

    Now he’s got the full current-gen in-game engine sorted, I can’t see it being too long for GT6 to come out.

    Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 12:30.
    • djhsecondnature
      Since: Forever

      Yeah, I’d say probably two year, perhaps 18 months.

      Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 12:40.
      • Bilbo_bobbins
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        I would say that, buuuuuuuut…….

        Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 15:11.
      • Gadbury
        Member
        Since: Jan 2009

        Three years at least I think

        Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 19:25.
  9. Jetpaq
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    I dunno, I think it was down to the firmware, but they aren’t admitting it. If the discs were already about to be pressed, then suddenly pulled at the last second, surely it couldn’t be just to add some final touches game wise.

    Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 12:30.
  10. DJ-Katy
    Member
    Since: Apr 2009

    It’s got a 10GB install and loading times, is it perfect? No. Fail.

    I bet the tyre sound still sucks balls as well.

    Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 12:32.
    • Sympozium
      Member
      Since: Aug 2009

      its Gran Turismo so what?

      \o/

      Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 12:34.
    • Tuffcub
      On the naughty step.
      Since: Dec 2008

      Its got a 10gb install cos there’s so much in it. Forza 3 would have a 10 gig install if it had 1,000 cars and a billions tracks, that’s an unfair comment.

      Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 12:54.
      • Jas-n
        Since: Aug 2008

        ’cause that’d work well on your shiny new 4GB console.

        I honestly thought that was a typo in the newsletter game sent out a few months ago.

        Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 13:10.
      • E8_BALL_
        Member
        Since: Jul 2010

        speaking of gb & installs
        my 250gb ps3 at its max, nothing left i want to del
        a new hdrive & a wheel in my basket atm, will have to wait a bit before i reach the checkout

        Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 13:12.
      • cc_star
        Team TSA: Writer
        Since: Forever

        No it wouldn’t, as the 360 doesn’t have problems streaming data off the disc in time for it to be rendered.

        Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 14:50.
      • djhsecondnature
        Since: Forever

        It certainly would. I’d like to see you fit 1,000 cars onto a DVD :-p

        Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 15:02.
      • Loxstokk
        Member
        Since: Aug 2010

        CC Star – Your assuming the 360 supports a format which can hold 10gb of data to stream.

        Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 17:26.
    • 3shirts
      Member
      Since: Aug 2008

      That’s quite a ridiculous comment. What would make it perfect? If it was delivered instantly directly to your brain?
      He obviously means an ‘as close to perfect as possible’ experience of the game itself. I am more than happy to install 10Gb of data if the game is so large and impressive as to require it.
      Would it make it perfect if he had made it smaller/worse, thus not requiring such an install?

      Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 13:28.
    • skibadee
      Member
      Since: Oct 2009

      with 1000 cars who cares?

      Comment posted on 04/11/2010 at 17:40.

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