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Gran Turismo 8: What we know so far… (Fact & Fiction)

, door Mark Verwoert, 1 min leestijd

While Polyphony Digital, the development team behind the Gran Turismo series, remains tight-lipped about a confirmed release date for Gran Turismo 8 (GT8), rumors continue to swirl around the highly anticipated racing simulator.  Let's delve into what we know (and don't) about the next chapter in the Gran Turismo saga.

Official Statements from Polyphony Digital

The most recent official information comes from a February 2024 update on the Gran Turismo website. Here, Polyphony Digital focused on the success of the PlayStation VR2 update for Gran Turismo 7 and their ongoing collaboration with Sony Honda Mobility on auto-development.  While not a direct confirmation of GT8, it suggests the studio is actively engaged in the PlayStation ecosystem.

The Rumor Mill: Electric Dreams and Release Date Speculation

Unconfirmed reports have hinted at a potential shift towards electric vehicles for GT8. This wouldn't be entirely surprising considering the growing popularity of electric cars and Polyphony Digital's history of embracing innovation.  However, there's no official word on whether electric cars will be the sole focus or simply a larger part of the car roster.

Release date speculation is another hot topic.  Some rumors suggest a late 2025 or even a 2026 launch window.  However, industry experts generally advise taking such rumors with a grain of salt, especially since Polyphony Digital is known for its meticulous development process.

What We Can (Maybe) Expect From Gran Turismo 8

Based on the success of GT7 and Polyphony Digital's focus on cutting-edge technology, it's safe to assume GT8 will push the boundaries of graphical fidelity and immersive racing experiences.  VR support with the PlayStation VR2 seems likely, and further advancements in haptic feedback could heighten the sense of realism.

Gran Turismo 8: Patience is Key

While the wait for Gran Turismo 8 might be frustrating for some, it's a testament to Polyphony Digital's commitment to crafting an unparalleled racing experience. Until official details emerge,  we can keep an eye on the developer's website and enjoy the wealth of content available in Gran Turismo 7.



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