Former Forza audio designer working on next Gran Turismo - Team VVV

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Martin Bigg

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Game: Gran Turismo

Platform: PS1

Publisher: Sony Interactive Entertainment

Release Date: 20/03/1998

The next Gran Turismo may finally feature improved engine sounds which long-time fans have been craving for, as a former audio designer who worked on the Forza Motorsport franchise has joined forces with Polyphony Digital.

According to his LinkedIn page, Mike Caviezel left Microsoft Studios last month and joined Polyphony Digital to lend his expertise in Gran Turismo 7 as Senior Audio Lead.  

With 13 years experience, he has a prolific portfolio in game audio design to say the least, and has worked on every Forza game since Forza Motorsport 4.

Gran Turismo 6 was said to be receiving audio improvements in a post release update which never materialised, so it seems Polyphony are saving it for GT7 instead.

Gran Turismo's lacklustre engine sounds have always left a lot to be desired to say the least. Forza on other hand has had consistently excellent audio design, so Polyphony recruiting Caviezel is a huge step forward in finally bringing the series up to speed with the competition in the audio department.

With Forza Motorsport 6 due to arrive on Xbox One later this year, all eyes will be on Sony's E3 conference for the potential, and belated, reveal of Gran Turismo 7 for PS4.

Has the prospect of improved audio piqued your interest in Gran Turismo 7?

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