Gran Turismo Sport was officially unveiled by Sony this week, but the company wants everyone to know that this new game is not actually Gran Turismo 7. Instead, Sport is a kind of prologue game though Sony says it will have more content and features than you might expect from a prologue version of a game in this series. Sony Computer Entertainment Europe’s president and CEO Jim Ryan provided some clarity in the wake of Sony’s conference at Paris Games Week.
While talking to Eurogamer he told the website “We’re not announcing Gran Turismo 7 at this stage. It’s fair to say [series director Kazunori Yamauchi] has been making these games for some considerable time now. I think it’s reasonable to assume that something else might come down the road. Is it a Prologue? No, I think it’ll be more than that.”
The details surrounding this game are still a bit sketchy, though we do know a little bit more than we did right when it was announced. There are going to be three game modes, with Campaign, Sports Mode and Arcade Mode. The developers have said there is going to be a beta early next year. That would seem to hint the game is going to be coming sooner rather than later. The company backed that up when it said Yamaguchi has been working on a Gran Truism game for a little while now and it’s been quite a while since Gran Truism 6 was released. Sony fully believes Gran Turismo Sport will be live sometime in 2016.