Gran Turismo to hit the PC?

Written by Joe Martin

April 15, 2008 // 9:36 a.m.

Tags: #conversion #gran-turismo #gt5 #port #prologue

Kazunori Yamauchi, the creator of the Gran Turismo racing simulation series on the PlayStation, has hinted in an interview with a German website that the series may be making the move away from Sony exclusivity and towards the PC.

Speaking to DerStandard, Kazunori said that it was hugely unlikely that Gran Turismo would come to the any consoles other than the PlayStation 3, but it was possible the racing sim could make the jump to PC. For some reason he hinted that this was an even stronger possibility for the Chinese market too...

"It's very, very unlikely that GT will be appearing on another console. But maybe it'll be released on PC. Particularly for the Chinese market," said Kazunori.

The comment doesn't clarify exactly if Kazunori is referring to ports of the old GT games or multiplatform releases of the upcoming Gran Turismo 5, but it would seem logical to expect that he's referring GT5 rather than a port of an original PlayStation game.

It begs the question then, are racing simulations of that depth and quality of interest to PC players, or are the better played with a controller than a keyboard? Let us know your thoughts in the forums.

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