The Gran Turismo racing series could make the leap from PlayStation to PC according to series’ creator Kazunori Yamauchi.
As reported by PC Gamer, Yamauchi told GTPlanet at the Gran Turismo World Finals that developer Polyphony Digital would consider bringing the racing franchise to PC, saying “yes, I do think so”, when asked if it was a possibility.
However, the PlayStation exclusive series would only make the leap if they thought that a port could be developed to meet their standards.
“Gran Turismo is a very finely tuned title,” said Yamauchi. “There are not many platforms which could run the game in 4K/60p natively, so one way we make that possible is to narrow down the platform. It’s not a very easy subject, but of course, we are looking into it and considering it.”
PlayStation has brought a number of first party and console exclusive games to PC since 2020 including titles from the Horizon and God of War series. It also plans to continue its hybrid console and PC strategy going forward, and may even be working on its own PC launcher, at least according to files found in the PC version of Spider-Man Remastered.
IGN awarded Gran Turismo 7 a 9/10 when it was released earlier this year, noting that “with gorgeous graphics, a fantastic driving feel, and racing options galore, it’s the best the series has been since its dominant PlayStation 2 era.”
The series is also set to make the leap to the big screen in 2023 with a live action movie based on the exploits of Jann Mardenborough, who became a real world racing driver after winning a series of Gran Turismo tournaments.
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