Polyphony Digital is "Considering" Releasing Gran Turismo on PC

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No, I meant in relation to a finalized game like The Last of Us or Killzone. Would just need some compatibility updates for a third party port team and they move on.
Fair enough, there would be extra work if the port team has to keep up with monthly updates as well.

But if we believe Kaz that Polyphony is barely at the stage of thinking about it right now, I think we'd be lucky to see a PC port released while it was still getting monthly patches. Realistically I think it probably ends up being like God of War/HZD where a port is released a year-ish ahead of the next installment to build hype and try and rope new players into the franchise. Which is both a decent idea and an easy way of selling the idea of the project to higher ups - it's functionally marketing for the next iteration of the franchise and so it's probably easy to just pull funds from their ridiculous marketing budgets.

If we were to expect GT8 around 2026/27, I wouldn't expect a PC port of GT7 before about 2025. By which point I think GT7 should have ended major support and full development effort should be on GT8. This will probably all be wrong because Polyphony be Polyphonying, but hey.

And one would hope either way that GT8 was built with a PC release in mind from the very beginning, and so would avoid most of the difficulties in needing to port the game altogether. It wouldn't surprise me if Sony first party games are being built like that now, Gran Turismo is one of a handful of big Sony games that haven't had a port to PC which sort of suggests that it's becoming standard procedure.
 
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Stating what should be absolutely obvious right here. Sony are now 100% committed to PC gaming, that decision was made some 2-3 years ago.

Internally, Sony know exactly what their release schedule is for the next 3-5 years, dependent on the size of the project. Most titles are under development multiple years before the public has any indication, be it a new IP, sequel or port. Until such projects are ready to be officially announced, management, marketing and devs will obfuscate to put others off their tracks. At the end of the day these are videogames, it's far more palatable to upset a few journalists or fans by telling a fibs, than jeopardise a multi-year development & marketing plan.
 
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Stating what should be absolutely obvious right here. Sony are now 100% committed to PC gaming, that decision was made some 2-3 years ago.

Internally, Sony know exactly what their release schedule is for the next 3-5 years, dependent on the size of the project. Most titles are under development multiple years before the public has any indication, be it a new IP, sequel or port. Until such projects are ready to be officially announced, management, marketing and devs will obfuscate to put others off their tracks. At the end of the day these are videogames, it's far more palatable to upset a few journalists or fans by telling a fibs, than jeopardise a multi-year development & marketing plan.

So based on this, looking forward to GT8 on PC in 2027?

This might be a touch sarcastic, but... that's what it sounds like.
 
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Stating what should be absolutely obvious right here. Sony are now 100% committed to PC gaming, that decision was made some 2-3 years ago.
They've pretty clearly demonstrated that they're committed to PC gaming. That doesn't mean that every single Sony first party game is guaranteed to come to PC.
Internally, Sony know exactly what their release schedule is for the next 3-5 years, dependent on the size of the project. Most titles are under development multiple years before the public has any indication, be it a new IP, sequel or port. Until such projects are ready to be officially announced, management, marketing and devs will obfuscate to put others off their tracks. At the end of the day these are videogames, it's far more palatable to upset a few journalists or fans by telling a fibs, than jeopardise a multi-year development & marketing plan.
Or if something is not under development, they will just say honestly that they've though about it but there's nothing currently going on.

You see, the problem is that the response you get whether there is a port planned/in progress or not is exactly the same. So it tells you nothing. You can't read anything into the fact that Kaz was vague and non-committal about the idea of a port. Firstly, he's just like that. Secondly, you can't tell if he's fibbing to hide the truth or just being honest.

I think most people want there to be a port, but it doesn't mean we're going to get one and all we have to go on at the moment is that Sony seems to be putting out ports of a lot of their older first party games.
 
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So, do we know when Sony gonna stop playing and put this thang on PC? I got money to blow, but it seems they just don't want it.

Looking at you GT7, MLB The Show, and Ghost of Tsushima