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Gran Turismo 7 Arrives March 4, 2022 for PS5 and PS4

Gran Turismo 7 Arrives March 4, 2022 for PS5 and PS4 - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 September 2021 / 2,235 Views

Publisher Sony Interactive Entertainment and developer Polyphony Digital announced Gran Turismo 7 will launch for the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on March 4, 2022.

View the latest trailer of the game below:

Read details on the game below:

Best of Gran Turismo Experiences  

The name “Gran Turismo” means “Grand Touring” in Italian. Back to the 17th Century, people would go on long trips across the European continent, learning and growing at their travel destinations. The name is derived from these journeys.  

In the same spirit, the GT Campaign mode is also a place where individual players will take their own unique journeys and gain life learning experiences.   

We’re aware that long-time fans of the Gran Turismo series strongly desired the return of the GT Campaign mode*, and now, having seen the trailer, hopefully everyone will be able to get a feel for the atmosphere of the newly designed Campaign mode. Returning to the very roots of the GT Campaign mode experience, players will be starting from the GT World Map. 

Livery Editor  

Since the introduction of the Livery Editor* in GT Sport, we’ve seen millions of complex and creative designs. We were amazed with the quality of the liveries made by our fans in the Livery Editor, and their sheer quantity. Knowing this to be an important feature for our fans, our main goal for the Livery Editor in GT7 was to improve the user interface and improve utility and accessibility.  

Scapes  

When you own a car that you love, it’s only natural to want to take photos of it in different locations around the world in trying to capture that perfect shot. Scapes* allows you to have complete control of photorealistic shots using HDR technology (when you have a HDR capable display), expert level effects, and even panning shots. You will be able to photograph your car freely in photo spots across 43 countries and over 2,500 locations, and every moment captured can be shared with others that has same love and passion as you. 

Legendary Circuits  

In addition to the return of the GT Campaign mode, our historic circuits like Trial Mountain* and High-Speed Ring* will be making a comeback. You may have noticed in the trailer that these tracks are higher in detail to match the PS5 console’s power of expression, with additional work done to parts of the layout. Bringing back these circuits with a level of detail and richness that matches the PS5 consoles’ power of expression was a new challenge for the team. 

Car Collection  

The first step in truly connecting with car culture is to learn and remember the shapes and names of the cars. This is where love and passion in cars begin – FF, FR, 911, 356, transmission… interest in typical terms like these appearing in car culture only comes from first knowing and recognizing the shapes and names of the cars. Because of this, GT7 is clearly designed as a “Car Collecting Game”, even more so than the GT series of the past. 

The main feature of the GT Café* in the game is to navigate the player’s adventures in the world of GT, presenting a specific collection of cars that have a cultural meaning from the past, present, and future. Players will progress and complete missions in the GT Café by acquiring prize cars from various races within the world, as well as from the Brand Central and the Used Car Dealership.

Tuning  

One of the greatest rewards in owning a car is to modify and customize it to suit your personal taste, and the smallest of changes will have different effects on the behavior of the vehicle. In GT7, players can once again start with a stock vehicle and build their car up gradually to fit their preference, through adjustments made on engine performance, suspension, transmission gearing, brakes, tires, etc. 

GT Auto* also makes a comeback with wheel changes, wide body modifications, addition of roll cages as well as other aerodynamic parts. And not to mention engine oil changes and car wash. 

Time/Weather Change Simulations 

The time/weather change simulation brought to life in GT7 is unique to Polyphony Digital, who researched the complexities of nature and tailored it into a video game. Referencing a massive amount of meteorological observation data, we have recreated spatial / time of day conditions for particle size distribution and concentration distribution of aerosol particles in the atmosphere on a global environmental scale, in a procedure that is unique to the Gran Turismo series. 

The validity of the simulation was checked using Scapes HDR images, for which we have accumulated data for several thousand spots all around the world. As a result, we have succeeded in expressing real and complex skyscapes and changes in light for different times of day and weather. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments
AdvanceWebSolutions (on 09 September 2021)

I'm liking all the new interfaces and options. With previous GTs they were lacking in career modes although the driving and graphics were always great. This looks a lot more exciting hope it delivers.

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2zosteven (on 09 September 2021)

hopefully i can find a PS5 by then.

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victor83fernandes 2zosteven (on 11 September 2021)

To be honest a ps5 is easy to find, I paid around 600 dollars second hand, excellent condition back in June. Sure its over the normal price but I think its worth it, 600 is not that much money nowadays, my PC cost me 1600 dollars in January and I had to build it, not even counting the controller and the OS.
The PS3 launched at 663dollars (adjusted for inflation) and that was the 20gb model not even the 60gb model.
I've checked my local facebook classifieds there's quite a few ps5 at around 600 dollars brand new in the box.
Well lets put it this way, if you want a ps5 it means you are willing to pay 70 dollars per game, so its not like you're poor.

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victor83fernandes (on 11 September 2021)

I am the biggest GT fan, played since the very first countless hours, I skipped GT sport as it for online, and the later I bought it when they added the campaign and that was a huge disappointment compared to Forza 7, nowhere near.
Now I'm disappointed again as I expected a generation leap in graphics, the ps5 is about 8x as powerful as a ps4, but graphics look barely different.
I can forgive that if they add dynamic weather, proper car damage, proper physics when you scrape against a wall, that's the worst thing in the GT series, I actually could do better times by scrapping walls instead of breaking on older GTs, and that's too unrealistic.
I will demand all this and more if they want to charge me 70 British pounds for it, that is ps5 Sony games cost 96 dollars here in the UK, so I better be impressed or its going to be a rough review on the internet from me. Same happened to Ghost of tsushima which I rated 2 stars due to being 96 dollars but not a huge difference from the much cheaper ps4 version

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2zosteven victor83fernandes (on 11 September 2021)

GT2 my favorite racing game all time, all Forza from there!

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victor83fernandes 2zosteven (on 11 September 2021)

A classic but to be honest my favourite was GT6, it had great graphics and a lot of cars and also the nice dynamic weather. I like forza for the sense of speed, loved using the rumble triggers to feel more the car, loved how you cant just scrape onto a wall and keep going. One thing I always prefer in GT is presentation, feels more for mature audiences while forza presentation feels more for teens. Also I always prefer the music in GT even tough I never drive with music as of course we need to hear the car sounds to know when best to change gears.
I always love the car history in forza and the used cars market, the licences was always my favourite, that alone makes it better than forza for me.
I have Forza 7 on my PC, its great but if GT7 would be a GT6 with much better graphics and 60fps then Ill prefer it. I hated on forza that they give you cars for free every time, and all the driver level and points and all that crap, never liked the driving line and all those aids in forza like the rewind, I prefer like the old GT, challenging, forces you to get better and thus more rewarding.
And then because I put forza on professional with AI on difficult, I get far too many credits, so I can have like 50 cars already with just a couple championships. The best ones were GT 1 and 2 where you had to earn those cars and thus you valued them more, you would only have a few cars and thus get to know them better.
With that said, any fan of racing games will enjoy both so you cant go wrong with either.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 10 September 2021)

wow im fcking eggcited, my body and mind is ready!

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The Fury (on 09 September 2021)

I haven't played a GT since 2 and A-spec but this looks good, might come back after a few updates.

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