Polyphony Digital has plans to release a PlayStation 4 version of Gran Turismo 6 following the game's launch on PS3 at the end of the year, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi has revealed.

"We actually do have a PlayStation 4 version in mind," Yamauchi told IGN when quizzed over the game's supposed PS3-exclusivity, "but for this holiday season, we thought it would be best for users to release on PS3 for now."

Gran Turismo 6 was officially announced earlier today for release on PlayStation 3 this Christmas. Neither a PS4 or PlayStation Vita version of the game was announced, however.

A staggered release for Gran Turismo 6 on PS4 would likely make sense for Sony, though.

Releasing a PS4 version of Gran Turismo 6 at the next-gen console's launch would likely damage sales of DriveClub, Sony's other first-party racer currently targeting a release alongside the console later this year.

And Yamauchi suggests that the PS4 version may include additional content released following the game's PS3 launch.

"I thought the best scenario would be to have the game come out, then to have new scenarios, new DLC and other updates," he added. "Once the players have thoroughly played out the system, if the PlayStation 4 version came out naturally, as part of that process, I think that would be the best scenario."

Users may also be able to transfer saves from the PS3 version to PS4, Yamauchi suggested.

Gran Turismo 6 goes on sale on PlayStation 3 this Christmas. A playable demo will be released in July.


Source: IGN