Polyphony Digital Says It Is Considering Bringing Gran Turismo Series to PC

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Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamauchi has said that bringing over the racing simulation game to PC was being looked into and considered. GT Planet asked the Gran Turismo creator if he’d consider the possibility of bringing the Gran Turismo series over to PC and he said “Yes, I do think so,” but went on to explain a requirement for it.

“Gran Turismo is a very finely tuned title,” Yamauchi-san explained. “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.”

Although there have been many PC racing games over the decades, none quite have the scope seen in the Gran Turismo series with its deep inventory of cars and tracks. The series has been a Sony exclusive since its debut on the first PlayStation console in 1997. Gran Turismo 7 was released for the PlayStation 4 and 5 consoles on March 4, 2022. The latest entry has more than 420 cars and over 90 tracks.

Gran Turismo 7 has had mixed reception since its release despite its next-gen graphics. From microtransactions to online connectivity problems, and other issues, the title has had the lowest review scores in the franchise history, so perhaps Sony and Polyphony Digital are hoping that improving it and bringing it to PC may expand its fan and customer base for the series. A number of performance gains seen from modern hardware components could definitely lend themselves to a favorable racing experience on the PC with 4K gaming.

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