“Nothing to Report Just Yet” for Gran Turismo on PS Vita, SCEE CEO Thinks GT6 and PS4 “Are Complementary”

August 6, 2013Written by Jason Dunning


Reading between the lines of what has been previously stated about Gran Turismo 6, coupled with various retailer listings, it looks like we’ll be getting the new PS3 racer in November, right around the launch of the PlayStation 4.

In a roundtable attended by GTPlanet, Jim Ryan, President and CEO of SCEE, talked about whether they were concerned with Gran Turismo 6 being overshadowed by the PS4:

No, I think they are complementary. Obviously, it makes the job of marketing more difficult, because it needs to be carefully done, but I think the two can co-exist perfectly well. In fact, there’s a lot of evidence when you have a lot of noise in the gaming category, everybody benefits, even across platforms.

While we recognize the issue and it’s definitely one that needs to be looked at carefully, we’re not concerned about it.

Previously, Jim has explained why they kept Gran Turismo 6 on PS3, instead of going to PS4, is due to the fact that “there’s still a lot of potential on PS3” and “we have an install base of 70 million units.” As for the difference between Gran Turismo 5 and Gran Turismo 6, Ryan said we can expect it to be a similar change from Gran Turismo to Gran Turismo 2.

The roundtable also brought up how the PlayStation Vita is the only Sony platform without a Gran Turismo game (until the PS4 comes out, of course), with someone asking Jim if there was any interest in bringing the series to Vita. He responded, “There is nothing to report just yet, but we look at all our platforms and love all our children equally, ha!” To me, that’s a good sign.

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