After months of speculation, vague statements, and ambiguous advertising, GTPlanet can confirm Gran Turismo 7 is in development for both the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
It’s something that has been up in the air for some time now. Originally, all promotional material for GT7 stated that it would be a PS5 exclusive. However, more recent advertisements have modified that to “PlayStation Exclusive” and “In Development for PlayStation”, omitting the “5”.
A PS4 version wasn’t seriously considered until a comment from Hermen Hulst, head of PlayStation Studios, appeared on the official PlayStation Blog last month. Hulst stated that PS Studios would “look” at PS4 versions of games “where it makes sense” to do so and included GT7 as an example. It was the first real suggestion that Gran Turismo 7 could be cross-gen, but it was not the outright confirmation as reported by most media outlets. Our own inquiries to PlayStation PR at the time were non-committal and only referred us back to Hulst’s original quote.
However, new information seen by GTPlanet now confirms that a PS4 version of the game is, in fact, in development. A professional document referencing Gran Turismo 7‘s production process clearly states the game’s source code is in development for both “PS4 and PS5”. We cannot share the document but can confirm its authenticity.
As we have previously covered, this has some significant implications for the game’s potential. To date, every game with cross-gen capability has seen 1:1 feature parity between the two console generations, with any differences limited to graphics, audio, and DualSense controller support. It’s not clear if this is an absolute console requirement enforced by Sony or an unlikely coincidence.
It is important to note that just because GT7 has been developed for PS4, it still might not end up as a PS4 release. The technical process could simply be exploratory, to determine how well the code runs on the nearly decade-old PS4 hardware. However, it’s increasingly looking like GT7 will be cross-gen after all.
We’ll bring you more information as we get it.