Gran Turismo’s Kazunori Yamauchi on Forza: “We Always Respect Our Competition”

Gran Turismo’s Kazunori Yamauchi on Forza: “We Always Respect Our Competition”

Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of the Gran Turismo franchise, was spotted recently at the Los Angeles Auto Show, and answered some questions regarding his thoughts on GT‘s biggest competitor, Forza, and the franchise’s future.

“We always respect our competition,” Mr. Yamauchi said in regards to Forza, “the racing genre isn’t really that big in its entirety, so I’m glad that everyone works hard to boost the genre as a whole.” When asked about Gran Turismo 7, Mr. Yamauchi was confident that the game could theoretically be ready as early as, “next year,” he explained, “in GT6 we really had to tune the software 100 per cent to maximise the PS3’s architecture, but of course the PS4’s hardware is much better, so I think the overall quality of the game across the board will be boosted when you come to play it.”

Gran Turismo 6 is being developed by Polyphony Digital and will be published by Sony for the PlayStation 3 on December 6th, 2013.