Gran Turismo Sport transformed Sony’s flagship simulation racing series into a very popular esports and thus managed to advance the brand. However, fans of the series lamented the lack of a full single-player campaign as in previous entries; After all, the car pickup mode loosely inspired by RPGs from previous titles has been a big part of the brand’s long-term success.
We already know that Gran Turismo 7 on PlayStation 5 will be a combination of “past, present and future”, which means that it will include a full single player mode. However, in an interview with reporter Toshifumi Watanabe for Octane Japan, as translated by GT Planet, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi reiterated that we can expect a more traditional experience this time around.
“Although it inherits elements such as championship achieved in GT Sport, Gran Turismo 7 will return to the real goal of full volumes as 1-4, and offers the best Gran Turismo experience yet, ”he said. The translation is a bit strange, but we’re sure you can figure out where you’re going with this.
To be honest, it seems like the next natural step for the franchise. Obviously the esports aspect is going nowhere, and multiplayer has been so successful on the PS4 that we wouldn’t, but building a more traditional single-player experience out of that should benefit everyone. package, and we think it’s working. It will be a huge success when it launches on PS5 later this year.