The lights are on
Yesterday there was news that Gran Turismo 5 went gold, and Gran Turismo grand pooba Kazunori Yamauchi says he and the team are already looking forward to the next game.
Talking to AutoWeek, at the SEMA auto show in Vegas, Yamauchi confirmed that work had begun on the next Gran Turismo, but he was reticent to elaborate much on it. "It's not something that we can talk that lightly on. It took 2,000 days to get all the ideas that went into GT 5. It's just too early to be talking about GT 6."
Ironically, almost a year ago to the day – on November 3, 2009 – Yamauchi was more confident about GT 6 when talking to AutoWeek at SEMA 2009: "You won't have to wait as long as you did for GT 5," he bragged at the time. "GT 5 was basically the creation of a whole new operating system, and developing GT 6 will be like adding new applications that run on that new operating system."
If Gran Turismo 6 does indeed piggyback off of GT 5's tech like Yamauchi declared a year ago, then it should be easier to create and bring to market than GT 5. Then again, if there's going to be a Gran Turismo 6: Prologue and all that intermediate stuff – not to mention whatever features Yamauchi and his team decide to cram into GT 6 from now until then – we could be in for just as long of a wait.
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