The definitive driving simulator is back in 2022 as Gran Turismo 7 launches on PS4 and PS5, some 25 odd years when the original came to the PlayStation One.
Polyphony Digital’s latest iteration aims to ‘design a game to convey everything from the last 150 years of car and racing culture, whether you are a lifelong fan or discovering cars for the first time’.
Fans of the original will be pleased to see the campaign’s return, capturing Gran Turismo 7’s namesake of ‘grand touring’. This isn’t going to be a case of speeding around an oval for the equivalent length of Scorsese’s The Irishman (a 14-hour runtime).
There will be a new livery editor, building upon the fundamentals from GT Sport, you can then take any vehicles you own into Scapes and snap your wheels in 43 countries and over 2,500 locations. Wait, what?
On that note of repeated oval driving, classic tracks High-Speed Ring and Trial Mountain make a return. The latter and racing my dad with MX5’s was a highlight ‘back n the day’. There’s also the GT Collection side of things of owning the prize cars from the GT Cafe.
And before this Gran Turismo 7 news piece becomes an exhaustive list, let’s say that there’s so much more to come, such as the meticulous tuning features, weather and time effects. Check out the trailer below:
Gran Turismo 7 is coming to both the PS4 and PS5 on the 4th of March 2022.