Polphony Digital: GT5 held back by PS3

Written by Joe Martin

November 8, 2010 | 11:17

Tags: #gran-turismo #gran-turismo-5 #gran-turismo-5-release-date #gt5 #gt5-release-date #kaz-yamauchi

Companies: #polyphony-digital #sony

Gran Turismo creator Kaz Yamauchi has claimed that the long delayed racing sim, Gran Turismo 5, has been restricted by the hardware within the PlayStation 3.

In fact, speaking to Esquire UK (via CVG) Yamauchi said that all previous Gran Turismo games had been held back by the limitations of the PlayStation consoles too.

'Software has to be created under the restriction of the hardware,' said Yamauchi 'With each new PlayStation, the vessel has become bigger, but it's still not enough.'

'With Gran Turismo 5 we've made it as clean and beautiful as possible within the confines of the space we're given - but of course there's a lot more that we want to put in.'

Whatever Yamauchi and Co. are wanting to add to the game, they'd better do it quickly. Gran Turismo 5 has already been delayed numerous times, having just been pushed back from a planned November release.

Pressed for details on what GT6 might feature, Yamauchi was reluctant to share and claimed that it would be a long time to even finalise the features.

'It took 2000 days to get all the ideas that went into GT5. It's just too early to be talking about GT6.'

2000 days? That's more than five years.

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