In an interview with Eurogamer Kazunori Yamauchi, creator of Gran Turismo, confirmed that VR will be a set part of the main game, but that players will not be able to play Gran Turismo Sport entirely in VR.
“It will be one part of the game,” said Yamauchi. “One thing we discovered in developing and doing the VR, to do the whole game playable in VR is going to be a strain on the players. You can see in the demo downstairs, there’ll be a VR Tour mode that’ll be included in the game. That showcases the VR effects.”
This may perhaps come as sad news for many VR adopters, especially given that Driveclub VR, is available to play wholly with the headset. Playing racing games in VR is certainly an intense experience, and players that are susceptible to motion sickness won’t likely be too upset; still, it is nice to have the option there.
After several delays during development, Gran Turismo Sport is due for release in 2017. It will be Polyphony Digital’s first Gran Turismo game for the PS4.