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Gran Turismo 7 could be coming to PC, creator admits
Series creator Kazunori Yamauchi sees a future for the acclaimed PlayStation racer on PC
➡️ The Shortcut Skinny: Gran Turismo on PC
🏎 The creator of Gran Turismo has hinted that the acclaimed racing series could make the jump to PC
😮 Gran Turismo has been a staple PlayStation franchise for over 20 years
🌊 Its jump to PC would follow a wave of PS5-to-PC ports of the last few years
⌨ PC players could be playing one of the best PS5 games soon enough
Gran Turismo series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has suggested he’s interested in porting the acclaimed racing series to PC, leaving the door open for one of the best PS5 games to jump platforms.
Asked by GTPlanet if developer Polyphony Digital would follow the trend set by other Sony subsidiaries of bringing their biggest series to PC, Yamauchi said: “Yes, I do think so.”
“Gran Turismo is a very finely tuned title,” he added. “There are not many platforms which could run the game in 4K at 60fps 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.”
Sony has brought some of its biggest first-party franchises to PC over the last few years, starting with Horizon Zero Dawn in 2020. It’s since been followed by Spider-Man, the Uncharted: Legacy of Thieves Collection, and most recently Sackboy: A Big Adventure.
Each PC port brings with it various upgrades and improvements. Many of them are simple quality-of-life features, while others are significant visual enhancements, often making the PC version the best way of playing the game.
Up to now, Gran Turismo has always been a PlayStation-exclusive series, with the first entry released on the original PlayStation console all the way back in 1997. Its move to PC would mark a turning point for the franchise and another indication that Sony is serious about capturing the PC market.
Of course, Sony’s move towards PC gaming is doubly useful for those who’ve struggled to secure a PS5 restock. It gives PC players access to some of Sony’s biggest blockbuster franchises without having to splash out on an expensive console. But don’t expect every first-party game to make the jump. Sony’s yet to give any indication that Ratchet & Clank and others will be ported.
A console set-up decked out with the best PS5 accessories is still the optimum way of experiencing the PlayStation library. And remember, if Gran Turismo 7 ever does make its way to PC, you’ll likely need one of the best GPUs to actually play the graphically demanding racer.
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