'Gran Turismo 7' release date could be in 2017, with beta version ready in 2016

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The “Gran Turismo” game series is one of the most popular car racing franchises in the market. With this, it is no surprise that fans are already clamoring for “Gran Turismo 7.”

During the Paris Game Week held at the latter part of October until Nov. 1, fans expectd the announcement of “Gran Turismo 7.” However, they got “Gran Turismo Sport” instead. In confusion, fans believed that this is the sequel with a new name.

However, Sony already clarified that the two names are different, noted Eurogamer. The same news portal interviewed Jim Ryan, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s president and CEO. He explained, “We’re not announcing ‘Gran Turismo 7’ at this stage.” They remained tight-lipped regarding the possible release date of “Gran Turismo 7.”

According to Venture Capital Post the developers are eyeing a 2017 release, with hopes that it can be fast tracked for an earlier release. They did not specify a release month, but instead promised a possible beta version next year. However, some fans are still skeptic given the vagueness of the details, as well as the fact that game producer Kazunori Yamauchi delayed the release of “Gran Turismo 6.”

Ryan addressed this concern in the same report by Eurogamer. He said, “There’s nothing at this stage to suggest that he won’t deliver on what was said. He’s obviously been working on this for a while now, it’s been a while since ‘GT6’ released, so we’re confident.”

Rumors suggest that “Gran Turismo 7” may come with enhanced graphics, better artificial intelligence, and possibly, a virtual reality feature. However, these are mere speculations and may not necessarily be true. Still, with the time taken to develop the racing game as well as the advancing technology that continually enhances the gaming experience of players, these are possible.