Gran Turismo 7: trailer, news and latest updates

After being announced alongside the PlayStation 5, Gran Turismo 7 is finally ready to cross the finish line and release on PS4 and PS5.

Since its creation in 1997, the Gran Turismo The franchise has been one of the biggest and most popular racing game series. Pioneering the “simcade” subgenre that combines the realism of driving simulators with the fun of arcade racers, Polyphony Digital’s series has been a staple on PlayStation consoles. This should continue with Gran Turismo 7, which is actually the eighth entry in the series.

Combining elements introduced in the last four games, Gran Turismo 7 promises to advance the series and its technology into the current generation of game consoles. Announced as the PlayStation 5 was preparing to be released, Gran Turismo 7 is finally gearing up to launch on two consoles. Here’s what gamers need to know before switching on the ignition.


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Gran Turismo 7 Trailer

Directed by franchise producer Kazunori Yamauchi, Gran Tourism 7 was announced on June 11, 2020 during the PlayStation 5 reveal event. Although much earlier in development, the trailer gave fans a good look at how the tracks, cars, and mechanics would take place on Sony’s next-gen console. About a year after the launch of the PS5, the game received a more detailed trailer showcasing more customization options, the different modern and classic cars that can be purchased, and the international regions available to traverse.


What is Gran Turismo 7?


As the trailers show, Gran Turismo 7 will combine concepts introduced in previous games. The initial trailer revealed a menu that strongly resembles the setup and options of Gran Turismo 4, and the return items don’t stop there. Many modes carry over from previous games, including Special Events, Championships, Driving School, Tuning Parts Shop, and (of course) GT Simulation Mode, which turns the game into the ultimate driving experience.

GT Sport Mode, Brand Central and Discover are also returning from Gran Turismo Sports, which was the seventh entry in the series. Sport mode involves online racing with its own specific settings and rules, with this mode also having its own tournaments while balancing each player’s car for fairer racing. It won’t be the only “online” mode, as even the single-player campaign will require internet access.


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Although the announcement of the game was a big deal for the upcoming PlayStation 5, Gran Turismo is also coming out for the PlayStation 4. Still, PS5 owners are sure to get a lot more out of the game, as it will take full advantage of things like ray-tracing hardware, solid-state drive storage, and 4K graphics. A more universal element in both versions is Dynamic Weather, which brings even more real-world physics into the gameplay.

Needless to say, the experience is sure to be more exhilarating than ever, as budding pilots will travel the world as if they were really there. One of these incredible and breathtaking virtual experiences will be the recently revealed International Daytona Speedway track, which is one of more than 90 tracks in the game.


When is Gran Turismo 7 coming out?


While the news on Gran Turismo 7 was rare for a while after its initial reveal, the driver’s seat won’t be cold for much longer. The first multi-console/multi-generation entry in the series, Gran Turismo 7 runs on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5 on March 4, 2022.

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