Polyphony Digital Involved in PS4 Development
Tuesday’s big presentation of Sony’s Playstation 4 featured many premier developers, showing off their demos for the new platform. One important studio in the Playstation universe was missing though – Polyphony Digital.
While there was one racing game present, Evolution Sudio’s DriveClub, a glimpse of a next generation Gran Turismo was nowhere to be seen.
Nevertheless, Polyphony Digital seems to be actively involved in the design of the new platform as confirmed by Shirakawa Akira in an interview with 4gamer.
Key members of Polyphony Digital are involved in the very development of the PS4 and the PS Vita. I am thinking of asking them what’s going on with Gran Turismo, but related matters will be probably made clear by its representative Kazunori Yamauchi in due time.
PD’s involvement in the design will hopefully make sure that the Playstation 4 will give the studio enough power to work with for Gran Turismo 6 and beyond. Even though the Playstation 3 was hailed to be very powerful at its launch, the console ended up being hardly powerful enough to run Gran Turismo 5, a second GT title on the PS3 would have had little to no room for graphical improvements.