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Gran Turismo 7 (GT 7): Release Date, Leaks and Rumours

Azam TanzeemSep 15 . 6 min read

GRAN TURISMO SPORT’s SUCCESSOR GT 7’s RELEASE DATE

At Sony's PS5 Showcase 2021, which took place on September 9, 2021, Gran Turismo 7 (GT 7) received a new trailer and a release date. The newest game in Sony's flagship racing sim series will be released on March 4, 2022, for PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4.

Thanks to the ultra-fast PS5, the latest game in the long-running Gran Turismo series is poised to be the finest yet. Players may practice their abilities in single-player races before heading online to compete against the best of the best in multiplayer competitions.

Gran Turismo 7 (GT 7) was previously thought to be a PS5 exclusive coming in 2021, however, it will also be available on PS4, with the Gran Turismo Sport PS4 release date being the same as the next-gen PS5s too. The game missed its planned 2021 delivery window due to delays induced by the coronavirus epidemic.

Multiple reports suggested a PS4 release was on the way, and Sony unintentionally confirmed it in reaction to criticism about Horizon Forbidden West's PS4-to-PS5 upgrade policy. At the time, Sony stated that PS4 Gran Turismo 7 (GT 7) users will be able to upgrade to the PS5 edition for $10 through digital download, which remains the case.




WHAT IS GRAN TURISMO?

Gran Turismo 7 (GT 7) is a Polyphony Digital racing simulation video game from Japan. Gran Turismo games are designed for PlayStation systems and aim to replicate the appearance and performance of a wide range of vehicles, the majority of which are licensed replicas of real-world automobiles




GRAN TURISMO SPORT GAME’s SUCCESSOR

Gran Turismo 7 (GT 7) is one of the most eagerly awaited PS5 games, but we'll have to wait a bit longer to get our hands on it. Gran Turismo (GT 7) also arrives at a pivotal juncture, after Sony's Real Driving Simulator's rebirth.

Gran Turismo gameplay on the Gran Turismo (GT 7) will indeed be a change from the primarily single-player “car-PG” experience that got the brand recognized in the first place, with developer Polyphony Digital focusing on building an atmosphere for competitive sim racing to flourish.

Meanwhile, series director Kazunori Yamauchi has stated that Gran Turismo 7 (GT 7) would be a return to form for the sim racing classic in certain respects. The new game appears to combine GT Sport's extensive range of multiplayer and esports features with the deep and lucrative gameplay loop that veteran fans have come to expect from previous releases.




BETA VERSION? 

After GTPlanet noticed a reference to an open beta on the Experience PlayStation site, it appears that Gran Turismo 7 will have one before its release. According to GT Sport, there is a method to obtain a means to "unlock the Beta code early" by navigating the Experience PlayStation area of the official PlayStation website.

The codes provided are only placeholders that cannot be redeemed, but they do hint at plans for a public event that aren't yet ready to be publicized. Of course, PlayStation has yet to announce any official intentions or specifics regarding a beta, but given that there was previously a beta for GT Sport, it wouldn't be surprising if anything was done.




GRAN TURISMO 7 GAMEPLAY

Aside from GT 7's release date, the most pressing issue surrounding the upcoming Gran Turismo is this: What type of game will it be?

With GT Sport, Polyphony changed the script, focusing on creating a schedule of events and a worldwide competition authorized by the FIA, the governing body of international racing. It also reduced the number of vehicles available in the game, removed tuning and customization (except for a robust livery editor), and only reintroduced a more conventional library of single-player events in a post-release update. Furthermore, no iconic Gran Turismo circuits, such as Trial Mountain or Seattle Circuit, have ever been included in GT Sport.




GRAN TURISMO 7 PERFORMANCE 

Gran Turismo, which dates back to the original PlayStation, has long been considered as a technological showcase for Sony's technology. If history is any indication, reviewers will be watching GT7 to see what Sony's next home platform is capable of when completely tuned and pushed to its limits.

According to GTPlanet, Yamauchi showed interest in boosting the frame rate of gameplay up to 240 frames per second back in February while speaking with Australian media.

Polyphony has already dabbled with extremely high frame rates and resolution, demonstrating an 8K 120 framerates version of GT Sport on a 440-inch Sony display at the International Broadcast Equipment Exhibition in November 2018.

While frame rates and resolutions have yet to be verified, the GT7 video shown during Sony's June event hinted at how ray tracing will be used in the game.

Light reflected off other reflective surfaces in an image of a Porsche 917 sitting within a transport trailer with a mirrored interior, while a shot of a driver inside a Porsche 911 GT1 Strassenversion showed the driver's helmet reflected in the rear-view mirror. These are both telltale signs of ray tracing in the workplace.




FEATURES THAT ARE RETURNING TO THE SERIES 

Tuning

The function of tuning, which was absent from Gran Turismo Sport, is scheduled to return in Gran Turismo 7 (GT 7). Players will be able to use their in-game credits to unlock improvements and customize their vehicles to better fit specific circuits and races.

This function may also be utilized to enhance an automobile you've fallen in love with so that it remains competitive for as long as feasible.

Career Mode

It may go by the new moniker "Campaign Mode," as Polyphony Digital CEO Kazunori Yamuchi called it. This single-player DLC may be a wonderful method to familiarise yourself with Gran Turismo's fundamental driving gameplay by allowing you to test out various vehicles in a variety of challenges. 




IN CONCLUSION

Gran Turismo will be at a crossroads at the outset of the next console generation. Despite being a relatively specialized racing simulator, Sony has made a lot of money with this franchise. 

Although racing games may not have the same mass appeal as they once had, Gran Turismo represents one of PlayStation's most renowned trademarks and one that may help drive a big number of PS5 sales if Sony can strike while the iron is hot.

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