Gran Turismo 5 – Multiplatform Plans?
VG247.com has picked up on a very interesting quote on the Game Developer’s Conference, as SCEA Director of Hardware Marketing John Koller mentioned that Gran Turismo 5 will be released “across all plaforms” when it “makes the most sense”.
Until now, all Gran Turismo titles have been exclusively released for the Playstation consoles, being a cornerstone of the Playstation success story. However, the immense popularity of the title would probably result in very good sales on other platforms too. The choice of available platforms are rather slim though as Sony will not release one of their flagship titles on competing consoles.
That makes the PC a likely choice as no driving game of comparable quality and content exists for the PC. However, the Gran Turismo titles are notorious for setting new graphic standards which would result in pretty tough hardware requirements. It remains to be seen where GT5 will end up, the days of Gran Turismo being a Playstation exclusive seem to be over though.