And it’s because Gran Turismo 7 will be inspired from its predecessors, Yamauchi explains.
“I think I was able to make a fairly ambitious prospect at Gran Turismo Sports. So at Gran Turismo 7, we're going to go back to the royal spirit of full volume, like 1 or 4, while inheriting elements such as the championships we've achieved in sport, and we're going to give you the best Gran Turismo experience of the moment. So if you know the old Gran Turismo, I think it smells a little nostalgic,” he said in the Japanese interview (translation powered by Google Translate).
The Polyphony boss has also reiterated something we’ve heard before and which could push GT7 closer to its origins.
The Japanese automotive industry would play a more important role in the game, though it goes without saying it’ll be interesting to see how everything feels when the game finally gets the go-ahead.
“What I can say clearly is that Gran Turismo was born by Japanese automobile culture. I myself grew up as a car lover surrounded by the influence of Japanese automakers and the transmission of automobile media, so that's where the driving force behind the production is there. Although it is a title that I have played around the world, I have never forgotten that it is from Japan, and now I feel the responsibility and mission of inheriting Japanese automobile culture,” Yamauchi explained.
Gran Turismo 7 doesn’t yet have a release date, but it’s expected to go live on the PlayStation 5 in the second half of the year.