Gran Turismo 7 Picks Up Forza Motorsport Audio Designer!
The latest news about Gran Turismo 7 is that the former audio director for the Forza Motorsport racing series is now working on Gran Turismo 7. Forza Motorsport is Microsoft’s competing series for the Gran Turismo series. The Forza Motorsport series of games are available exclusively on the Xbox platform. They offer a simulation style of gameplay which is similar to the Grand Turismo series from Polyphony Digital.
Mike Caviezel started working at Polyphony Digital this past April, and he has around 18 years of experience in the audio industry. Many fans of the series are actually excited that Caviezel is coming to work on Gran Turismo 7. The Gran Turismo series is noted for having an extensive roster of licensed cars to drive, as well as providing an extremely detailed racing experience. The one area that series could use some work on is its audio.
The Forza Motorsport racing series has been known for its audio over the years, which is why many people are excited that Caviezel is coming to work on the game. Gran Turismo 7 will be the 13th game in the series, and should be releasing late this year or early next year if everything goes according to plan. Polyphony Digital has said that developing for the PlayStation 4 has been orders of magnitude’s easier than developing for the PlayStation 3.
The two Gran Turismo games that were released for the PlayStation 3 had to be delayed due to the difficulty in developing for the platform. Both Grand Turismo HD Concept and Grand Turismo 5 Prologue were games that were smaller showcase titles that Polyphony Digital released prior to the release of Gran Turismo 5 itself. Grand Turismo 6, the last Grand Turismo game released for the PS3, came out in 2013, so it will only have been a two or three year wait for Gran Turismo 7.
Gran Turismo 7 won’t be the first racing game out for the latest generations of consoles, Forza Motorsport 5 released in 2015 for the Xbox One. However, reviews were only average, so Polyphony Digital has plenty of room to make a great racing game with Gran Turismo 7. No footage of the game has been released yet, but there is expected to be footage of it shown at this year’s E3 conference.
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