Sony Worldwide Studios president Shuhei Yoshida has expressed that he wants to see the next Gran Turismo instalment to support virtual reality platforms via the PS4. How likely is it that the classic racing game takes the leap into VR?
Well, Sony is currently developing the PlayStation VR, previously known as Project Morpheus, a virtual reality headset that is rumoured for release early next year along with the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift.
“Our goal with VR is to deliver a sense of presence, making the player feel as though they’ve stepped inside the world of a game,” Yoshida wrote in a blog post
Yoshida sees the racing game as a good fit for their VR platform. He told Eurogamer in an interview, “Many [of the] trial tests we’ve been doing, some genres just work fine. One of those genres is racing games…When Gran Turismo comes out on PS4, I’d like to see it support PlayStation VR.”
Gran Turismo 7 producer Kanzunori Yamauchi has said that the game will be released sometime in 2016/2017. He also spoke about how much more powerful the game will be on PS4 and how much easier it is to develop on the new console versus GT6 on the PS3. While that might have been true at announcement, we’re predicting that Gran Turismo 7 doesn’t see the light of day until 2017 to ensure that its VR capabilities don’t make gamers too nauseous when speeding 100 miles an hour in their living rooms.