Gran Turismo 7 has been an idea as a PlayStation 5 exclusive for long, however it turns out that it may now not be the case. Gran Turismo 7 is being planned to be a first-party Sony game that will be launched for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The information was quietly shared in a Q&A with Hermen Hulst, the head of PlayStation Studios, on the company’s blog where he indicated that GT7 is a cross-gen game. When asked about how the PlayStation 4 fits into Sony’s future plans, Hermen Hulst listed Gran Turismo 7 (as well as the new God of War) as a game that “makes sense” to develop for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5.
He said that: “Where it makes sense to develop a title for both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 -for Horizon Forbidden West, the next God of War, GT7- we’ll continue looking at that. And if PlayStation 4 owners want to play that game, then they can. If they want to go on and play the PlayStation 5 version, that game will be there for them.”
This is the first indication that Gran Turismo 7 will come to the previous-gen PlayStation 4 as well as the PlayStation 5. Historically, Gran Turismo video games have served as showpieces for next-generation consoles and have solely been launched for one PlayStation console at a time, so this obvious announcement that GT7 will be cross-gen is a large deal for the series. Game does not have a launch date at the moment, however some sources have indicated that it will probably come out in 2022.