When Gran Turismo 7 launches in March, you’ll want to know everything you can about Sony’s racing sim series, so keep reading to find out more.
Over 400 cars and over 90 tracks (spanning more than 34 locations) are included in the latest Gran Turismo game, which is expected to be the best and most realistic yet.
More about Gran Turismo 7 is being revealed by developer Polyphony Digital as the game nears its release, including its new and returning modes, gameplay, and how the PS5’s technical capabilities will be utilised – plus much more – as time goes on. So we can safely say that we have a good idea of what to expect from Gran Turismo 7 when it launches next month.
“The best of Gran Turismo through the ages,” Polyphony Digital said at the recent preview event for Gran Turismo 7, which was “designed to celebrate all aspects of car culture.”
Interested in learning more? There you have it, all the information we have on Gran Turismo 7.
Gran Turismo 7: cut to the chase
- What is it? A racing game with an emphasis on simulation
- When can I play it? March 4, 2022
- What can I play it on? PS5 and PS4
Gran Turismo 7 Release Date And Platforms
The Covid-19 pandemic impacted development of Gran Turismo 7, which resulted in a delay of its initial 2021 release date.
Gran Turismo was originally rumoured to be a PS5 exclusive, but Sony reversed course and announced that the racing sim would also be available on PS4.
Sony confirmed that the PS4 version of Horizon Forbidden West would be released in response to outrage over the PS4 to PS5 upgrade policy for the game. PS4 Gran Turismo 7 players can still purchase an upgrade to the PS5 edition for $10 / £10 digitally, as Sony promised at the time.
Gran Turismo 7 Trailers
February 2022: State of Play
State of Play hosted a preview of Gran Turismo 7 before its March release, providing an in-depth look at the game’s features, modes, and gameplay. Here’s a link to the video:
Gran Turismo 7 – Powered by PS5
Video Kazunori Yamauchi filmed in December 2021 discusses the “tangible realism” that the PS5’s power brings to the game.
As an example, he points out that the DualSense controller uses haptic feedback and adaptive triggers to mimic the feel of the brakes. Additionally, the inclusion of Ray Tracing in addition to the previously mentioned 4K, 60fps, and HDR settings is cited as improving the game’s realism and “natural feeling.” There are clips of the game running on a PS5 interspersed with the short interview.
New gameplay at the Deep Forest Raceway
Cockpit-view PS5 gameplay footage set on the Deep Forest Raceway, a classic and fan favourite circuit from the series, was debuted by Sony in December 2021 as an early look at Gran Turismo 7.
Porsche Vision GT
In December of 2021, Polyphony Digital unveiled the Porsche Vision GT, an exclusive virtual car for Gran Turismo 7. It’s still unclear exactly what the car will look like, but Porsche has released a presentation that goes over some of the design choices that went into it. Alternatively, you can watch a trailer for the upcoming release here:
Gran Turismo 7 – Tracks
In a Gran Turismo 7 behind-the-scenes video, Kazunori Yamauchi talked about the game’s tracks and how much effort the studio put into making them as realistic as possible. There’s no official confirmation of the track list, but this video does provide an interesting look at the changing weather and lighting conditions.
Gran Turismo 7 – Tunes
CEO Kazunori Yamauchi of Polyphony Digital re-emerged in November 2021, where he discussed his passion for automobile customization. Changing the way a car performs, looks, and feels on the road can have a significant impact on how it drives. There are more parts for tuning in GT7 than ever before, so you should be able to get the setup you want.
Gran Turismo 7 – Livery
Kazunori Yamauchi’s CEO of Polyphony Digital discusses the importance of liveries in racing and how they can transform a blank canvas into a medium of expression in this trailer for GT7. GT7’s improved usability should make it easier than ever before to design unique cars.
Release date trailer
Playstation Showcase 2021 kicked off with the release of a Gran Turismo 7 trailer that showcased its cars, tracks and more. The most important part of the announcement was that it gave us a release date: March 4, 2022. You can see it here:
GRAN TURISMO 7 CAR LIST
At launch, Gran Turismo 7 will feature more than 400 cars, with additional models to be added in future updates.
Gran Turismo 7 will feature three car dealerships: Brand Central, Used Car Dealer, and Legendary Car Dealer, each offering a variety of vehicles.
Approximately 300 car models will be available through Brand Central, all of which date back to 2001 or later. Players can learn about the history of each manufacturer thanks to this dealer’s museum.
When it comes to used cars, the Used Car Dealer is the place to go if you’re looking for a bargain. Trends like the rise of Japanese sports cars could lead to popular used cars being sold for more money than they originally cost. Every day, a new car will be added to this collection.
Finally, we arrive at the pinnacle of the automotive industry. As a result, the Legendary Car Dealer is more expensive than the other two dealerships.
As a result, what types of automobiles can we expect to be able to test drive? We now have a good idea of the vehicles available in Gran Turismo 7 thanks to Gran Turismo Wiki, which compiles information from trailers and showcases. So far, these are the vehicles we’ve seen:
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— Gran Turismo (@thegranturismo) February 9, 2022
- Abarth 500 ’09
Alfa Romeo (Italy)
- Alfa Romeo 4C Gr.3
- Alfa Romeo 8C 2900 (model year and variation to be determined)
- Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione ’08
- Alfa Romeo 155 2.5 V6 TI ’93
- Alfa Romeo GIULIA TZ2 carrozzata da ZAGATO ’65
- Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 T Sport ’09
- Alpine A110 1600S ’72
- Alpine A220 Race Car ’68
- Alpine Vision Gran Turismo
- Alpine Vision Gran Turismo 2017
Aston Martin (UK)
- Aston Martin DB3S CN.1 ’53
- Aston Martin DB5 ’64
- Aston Martin DB11 ’16
- Aston Martin DBR9 GT1 ’10
- Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo
- Aston Martin One-77 ’11
- Aston Martin V8 Vantage S ’15
- Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 ’12
- Aston Martin Vantage Gr.4
- Aston Martin Vulcan ’16
- Audi e-tron Vision Gran Turismo
- Audi R8 4.2 FSI R tronic ’07
- Audi R8 LMS (Audi Sport Team WRT) ’15
- Audi R8 LMS Evo (model year to be determined)
- Audi R18 TDI (Audi Sport Team Joest) ’11
- Audi R18 TDI (Le Mans 2011)
- Audi Sport quattro S1 Pikes Peak ’87
- Audi TT Coupe 3.2 quattro ’03
- Audi TT Cup ’16
- Audi TTS Coupe ’14
- Audi Vision Gran Turismo
- Autobianchi A112 Abarth ’79
- BAC Mono (model year to be determined)
- BMW 3.0 CSL ’73
- BMW 3.0 CSL Race Car (exact name, model year and race livery to be determined)
- BMW i3 ’15
- BMW M3 ’89
- BMW M3 Coupé ’07
- BMW M3 GT (BMW Motorsport) ’11
- BMW M3 Sport Evolution ’89
- BMW M4 Coupé ’14
- BMW M4 Gr.4
- BMW M4 Safety Car
- BMW M6 GT3 Endurance Model ’16
- BMW M6 GT3 Sprint Model ’16
- BMW McLaren F1 GTR Race Car ’97
- BMW Vision Gran Turismo
- BMW Z4 GT3 ’11
- BMW Z8 ’01
- Chaparral 2J ’70
- Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE Package ’18
- Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gr.3
- Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gr.3 Road Car
- Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gr.4
- Chevrolet Corvette Sting Ray Sport Coupe (C2) ’63
- Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7) ’14
- Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Convertible (C3) ’69
- Chevrolet Corvette StingRay Racer Concept ’59
- Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 (C4) ’90
- Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 (C6) ’09
- GT by Citroën Gr.4
- GT by Citroën Race Car Gr.3
- Daihatsu Copen Active Top ’02
- De Tomaso Mangusta ’69
- Dodge Challenger R/T ’70
- Dodge Super Bee ’70
- Dodge Viper GTS ’02
- Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R ’15
- Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe ’06
- SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo Gr.1
- Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta passo corto CN.2521 ’61
- Ferrari 250 GTO CN.3729GT ’62
- Ferrari 330 P4 ’67
- Ferrari 365 GTB4 ’71
- Ferrari 458 Italia ’09
- Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 ’13
- Ferrari 458 Italia Gr.4
- Ferrari F430 ’06
- Ferrari F8 Tributo (model year to be determined)
- Ferrari F12berlinetta (model year to be determined)
- Ferrari F40 ’92
- Ferrari F50 ’95
- Ferrari FXX-K (model year to be determined)
- Ferrari LaFerrari ’13
- Ferrari Testarossa ’91
- Fiat 500 F ’68
- Fiat 500 1.2 8V Lounge SS ’08
- Ford F-150 SVT Raptor ’11
- Ford Focus RS ’18
- Ford Focus ST ’15
- Ford GT ’06
- Ford GT ’17
- Ford GT LM Race Car Spec II
- Ford GT LM Spec II Test Car
- Ford GT Race Car ’18
- Ford GT40 ’66
- Ford Mark IV Race Car ’67
- Ford Mustang Boss 429 ’69
- Ford Mustang Gr.3
- Ford Mustang Gr.3 Road Car
- Ford Mustang Gr.4
- Ford Mustang Gr.B Rally Car
- Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback ’15
- Ford Mustang Mach 1 ’71
- Ford Shelby GT350R ’18
- Red Bull X2014 Junior
- Red Bull X2019 Competition
- Honda BEAT ’91
- Honda EPSON NSX ’08
- Honda CIVIC TYPE R (EK) ’97
- Honda CIVIC TYPE R (EK) ’98
- Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition (FK8) ’20
- Honda Fit Hybrid ’14
- Honda INTEGRA TYPE R (DC2) ’98
- Honda NSX ’17
- Honda NSX Gr.3
- Honda NSX Type R ’92
- Honda NSX Type R ’02
- Honda RAYBRIG NSX CONCEPT-GT ’16
- Honda S660 ’15
- Honda S800 ’66
Hyundai (South Korea)
- Hyundai Genesis Gr.3
- Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo
- Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo Gr.1
GRAN TURISMO 7 GAMEPLAY AND MODES
Players will be able to access all of the game’s features through its World Map, a birds-eye view that serves as a central location for all of the game’s content.
So, what’s in store for you? There are currently 34 locations and 97 layouts available in Gran Turismo 7. World Circuits, a new feature in Gran Turismo 6, will allow players to race on a variety of real-world and fantasy tracks, including Trial Mountain, Deep Forest, and the High-Speed Ring from previous Gran Turismo games (all of which return with stunning visuals).
Time Trial, Drift Trial, Custom Races, and a Meeting Place are all new additions to the Gran Turismo 7 racing experience. A Sunday Cup and Clubman Cup, as well as a Circuit Experience feature, are also available on each track. This means there will be over a hundred races.
License tests and mission races will also be available to players. Mini-games are used to teach driving skills from the ground up in License Tests. However, Mission Races go beyond the typical races and time trials, such as drag races, to offer a unique experience. Scapes, who previously appeared in Gran Turismo Sport, is also making a return. Players can use this custom photo mode to take HDR photos of their favourite vehicles against a high-resolution photo backdrop.
Gran Turismo 7 will have a wide variety of modes for both playing and socialising. While the game will have a two-player split-screen mode, it will also have Lobbies and Meeting Places where players can interact with each other online. If you want to go head-to-head with other players from around the world, Sport mode is the best option.
For Gran Turismo 7, there is a new mode called Café, which is basically the game’s campaign mode. Gran Turismo 7’s Café is a place where players can learn about automotive culture in a safe environment. The Café owner will explain the history and culture of each car as the player completes an assignment in the Menu Books (there are over 30 assignments available at any given time).
In addition, you’ll be able to meet the original designers of the vehicles you’re driving and hear about the fond memories they have of the vehicles.
As a mini-game in and of itself, Gran Turismo 7 will feature simulation-based performance point measurement. Tuning and customization have returned, with a wide range of settings for players to experiment with. A formula involving weight, power, and tyre grip is no longer used to calculate performance points, which show the car’s overall performance. These points are now calculated through simulation. While playing Gran Turismo 7, a sim is used to determine a car’s specific rating in the background. Players will be able to play a mini-game in which they compare their settings to the base performance.
Players will be able to customise their cars with over 650 aero parts, 130 wheels, and 1200 measures of paint data, as well as 60 types of performance parts. Livery Editor allows players to customise their cars with paint and stickers, as well as the ability to change oil and clean the vehicle.
The Showcase feature in Gran Turismo 7 allows you to share screenshots, videos, and other user-generated content with your friends and the rest of the world, making it easy for them to find and download. Replays and photos are also included in this.
Finally, a new Music Rally mode has been added to Gran Turismo 7. In contrast to Gran Turismo 7’s other modes, Music Rally will be a much more laid-back affair, allowing players to simply drive along, take in the scenery – and most importantly – listen to the music.
Players must listen to a music track for the duration of the mode level, but they will lose ‘beats,’ rather than seconds, as they drive. Race over when your beats are depleted but if you can keep going without running out, you’ve done it. There are also “gates” (pink banners) that you can pass through while driving to receive additional beats.
BPM (beats per minute) varies by song, so some songs may have more beats than others, while tempo changes will cause the beat to rise and fall. Gran Turismo’s 300+ music tracks and 90+ race tracks haven’t been confirmed for this mode, but Polyphony has confirmed that music from previous Gran Turismo games will be making a comeback..
In Music Rally, Polyphony Digital stated that “driving fast” isn’t the primary goal, but rather “for competitive players who will want to out-do their friends,” with how many beats you gathered shown in ‘Music Replay’ at the end of the rally.
With a slew of new and returning modes, GT7 appears to be recapturing the very essence that made the series so popular in the first place. Prior to GT Sport and GT6’s launch, many gamers complained that there wasn’t a lot of content in the game.
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GRAN TURISMO 7 NEWS AND RUMORS
Due to a breakthrough in artificial intelligence, Gran Turismo 7 players will be able to race against a superhuman AI competitor known as “Gran Turismo Sophy.”
Gran Turismo developer Polyphony Digital collaborated with Sony AI on GT Sophy, which has been in development for five years. For the first time, Sony has created an AI racing opponent that can compete head-to-head with some of the best GT Sport drivers in the world today, thanks to a brand-new AI algorithm.
While most AI opponents mimic human behaviour, Gran Turismo Sophy uses deep reinforcement learning to mimic three critical driving skills (essentially, the process of repeating and learning countless scenarios until the best outcome is achieved).
When racing against GT Sophy in Gran Turismo 7, no exact date has been given as to how long the AI will take to complete a lap or two.
Graphics modes can be divided into two categories.
Gran Turismo 7 will feature two different graphics modes: a Frame Rate mode and a Ray Tracing mode.
For GT7, the standard frame rate is 60 fps, but the Frame Rate mode aims to maintain the highest possible frame rate regardless of whether you’re racing or replaying.
A player’s quickness of response does not matter as much when using Ray Tracing in modes like 3D stages or rendering for the Photo Mode when using it in Ray Tracing mode. Lighting and reflections are better reproduced in this mode.
Maximizing PlayStation 5
There will be a PS4 version of Gran Turismo 7, but it will still take advantage of exclusive features like haptic feedback and adaptive triggers on the DualSense controller, a blazing-fast SSD and 3D audio.
Thanks to the SSD in the PS5, loading times will be greatly accelerated. Many Gran Turismo fans will be relieved to hear Sony executive vice-president Simon Rutter tell The Guardian that load times will be “next to nothing” compared to the previous games’ experiences.
PS5 DualSense controller haptic feedback will allow Gran Turismo 7 to provide more information than before, such as whether your tyres are slipping or if you feel bumps in the road. With its many circuits, you’ll also be able to feel the vibrations that mimic a car’s engine, transmission, and body resonance.
Brake pedal weight differences between different car models and the anti-lock brakes (ABS) pumping motion used to slow down a vehicle in heavy braking situations will be able to be detected by the DualSense adaptive triggers.
Tempest 3D audio will also be supported by Gran Turismo 7 on PS5. In addition to hearing helicopters flying overhead, players will be able to see rain on the roof and windows of their vehicle. Objects such as fences, concrete walls, and barriers will realistically reflect sound.
GT 7’s 3D audio will be like wearing a 16-channel audio system on your head, according to developer Polyphony Digital at a recent preview event. Polyphony added that headphones are the best way to experience the game’s spatial audio.
Officially unveiled wheel
To celebrate the release of Gran Turismo 7, Fanatec has unveiled the official racing wheel, which will set you back $699.95 / €699.95, making it more expensive than the PlayStation 5.
In order to get the most out of your Gran Turismo experience while playing, you’ll need a direct drive steering wheel from Fanatec that uses force feedback technology. Specifically for Gran Turismo 7, Polyphony Digital, the game’s development studio, created the wheel, which comes with the wheel base, steering wheel, and pedals as part of the bundle, according to Fanatec. The wheel can be used on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, and PC. Pre-orders for delivery in March 2022 are now open.
Gran Turismo 7’s campaign mode, as well as the majority of the game, requires an internet connection.
Kazunori Yamauchi, the series’ creator, told Eurogamer that an online connection is necessary to prevent cheating.
A stable internet connection is required for all users, Yamauchi explained. Why do you need an online connection? “It is just to prevent cheating overall from people trying to modify save data, so that was the reason for it.”
A save data-free version of the game is the only mode that doesn’t require an online connection.
First look at Gran Turismo 7 pre-order and 25th Anniversary Edition goodies
A 25th Anniversary Edition of Gran Turismo 7 has also been announced by Sony. All pre-order customers will receive the following items: Toyota Castrol TOM’S Supra, Mazda RX-VISION GT3 Concept (Stealth), Porsche 917K Living Legend, and 100,000 in-game Credits (CR).
There will be a 25th Anniversary SteelBook case, 1,100,000 in-game credit, Toyota GR Yaris with country-specific livery, 30 Manufacturer/Partner avatars, the Music of Gran Turismo Official Soundtrack, and the above-mentioned cars for those who purchase the 25th Anniversary Edition of Gran Turismo 7.