Kaz Confirms “Work Is Underway” On GT6

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.

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“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. 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.

    • 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.

      • 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. :-\

      • 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!

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

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

  3. 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!

  4. So still no release date for GT5 yet?

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

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

  7. Gran Turismo 6 will be with us in year 2015

  8. 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.

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

      • I would say that, buuuuuuuut…….

      • Three years at least I think

  9. 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.

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

    I bet the tyre sound still sucks balls as well.

    • its Gran Turismo so what?

      \o/

    • 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.

      • ’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.

      • 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

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

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

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

    • 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?

    • with 1000 cars who cares?

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