Gran Turismo Sport reworked Sony’s flagship simulation racing sequence right into a massively standard e-sport, and thus was profitable at pushing the model ahead. Nonetheless, sequence followers lamented the dearth of a fully-featured single participant marketing campaign like in earlier entries; the loosely RPG-inspired automobile amassing mode of earlier titles has, in spite of everything, been a giant a part of the model’s long-term success.
We already know that Gran Turismo 7 on the PlayStation 5 will likely be a mix of the “past, present, and future”, which suggests it’s going to embrace a full-length solo mode. Nonetheless, in an interview with journalist Toshifumi Watanabe for Octane Japan – as translated by GT Planet – sequence creator Kazunori Yamauchi reiterated that we are able to anticipate a extra conventional expertise this time round.
“Whereas inheriting parts such because the [FIA] championship realized in GT Sport, Gran Turismo 7 will return to the royal function of full volumes like [Gran Turismo] 1-4, and supply the most effective Gran Turismo expertise at current,” he mentioned. The interpretation’s barely unusual, however we’re certain you may infer what he’s getting at right here.
This feels just like the pure subsequent step for the franchise, to be trustworthy. Clearly the e-sports side will not be going wherever – and the multiplayer mode was so profitable on the PS4, we wouldn’t need it to – however constructing a extra conventional single participant expertise out of that ought to profit the general package deal, and we reckon that is going to be a giant hit when it releases on PS5 later this yr.