Gran Turismo 7 is coming to both the PS4 and the PS5 consoles. The game will release as a cross-gen title. Sony made a similar announcement for God of War 2. According to alleged insider knowledge mentioned in a VGC reaction piece. Sony “always intends” for God of War 2 to release on PS4 and PS5. But “the decision to produce a PS4 version is made quite recently” for Gran Turismo 7.
Indeed, Gran Turismo 7 is touted as a “PlayStation 5 Exclusive” scheduled for release in 2021.
Of course, more people will play these titles is a good thing. And there’s a good likelihood that Sony’s choice to cast a broader net. Gran Turismo 7 was influenced by the restricted supply of PS5 stock since the console’s launch in November.
The Finest Game of the Age
Sony announced a delay in the Gran Turismo 7 PS5 release in February due to “COVID-related development issues.” However, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi suggested combining the championship features of Gran Turismo Sport with the wider racing and car sim vision. The previous four Gran Turismo games.
Gran Turismo was once one of the most popular racing franchises globally at the start of 3D gaming. But it has sunk into obscurity with the emergence of rivals like Forza Motorsport.
It’s still a prestigious name, but you’d be hard-pressed to suggest it has the same clout as it did all those years ago. Sony appears to be hoping to change this attitude with the release of Gran Turismo 7, which will ostensibly serve as a PS5 flagship exclusive.
It isn’t a frivolous spin-off in the spirit of Gran Turismo Sport. And it intends to make that obvious with the return of traditional modes, stunning visuals, and a focused approach to racing simulation. That will compete with the finest in the business.
Gran Turismo 7 has only seen minimal gameplay so far. Still, we already have a good idea of improving the franchise formula and imaginative use of the PS5’s abilities.
According to Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo 7 will run at a 4K resolution with 60 frames per second performance. It’s unknown whether it’ll support both simultaneously or give a choice of performance modes, such as Demon’s Souls or Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Even the PCs with the latest specs struggle to attain 60 frames per second with ray tracing enabled. Thus the latter is far more plausible.
A Racing Game
The user interface will be comparable to Gran Turismo 4, but it will be more streamlined and accessible to a wider audience. GT Simulation mode is effectively a single-player campaign that many gamers have been hoping to return to. Many modes and features from Gran Turismo Sport include ensuring that fans of the previous installment are not disappointed.
Gran Turismo has never used a damage model that reflects how a fine Ferrari would react if it collided with a stone wall despite being a realistic simulator.
Of course, some actions are a must for the cars to remain playable after some damage. But in some aesthetic or mechanical way would be fantastic.
Gran Turismo offers a vast range of cars; thus, this model will look very much depending on which one you choose. A supercar, for example, may be hampered significantly more easily than a tough Range Rover meant to endure a beating. A switch to disable such a function could also be included for purists.
The unique weather system in the PS4 exclusive Driveclub was one of the game’s best features. It’s still one of Sony’s best-looking consoles, and it’s a joy to watch. The lack of a similar game in Gran Turismo Sport was difficult to take.
Despite having beautifully produced car models, they lacked a sensation of life when driving through dull settings. Gran Turismo 7 is in a great position to deploy such a system, and we’re confident it’ll look fantastic on PlayStation 5.
The solo campaign in Gran Turismo 7 should be more than just a series of generic events with little flavor or variety. There were plenty of them in GT Sport, and beating them was satisfying, yet they all seemed quite identical in the end.
How about a meaningful storyline or progression system with the standard simulator nonsense? It can provide something new and exciting to a series with the same tone for over two decades.
More Intelligent AI
AI is another long-standing concern with Gran Turismo games. Depending on the difficulty level, a race’s challenge has either been far too simple or far too heavily choreographed. So it’s time for Gran Turismo 7 to introduce some reality to its computer-controller opponents finally.
We want to see AI drivers react to our actions and improve their driving skills to match ours. Earning better vehicles should result in significant improvements in race performance. But not at the expense of leaving the rivals in the dust. Then we’re hoping that the drivers in Gran Turismo 7 will give us a run for our money.
Gran Turismo Sport, the series’ most recent version, was widely panned for its lack of high-quality offline content. The game would only allow you to play Arcade Mode while offline, whether due to server maintenance or your connection. It prevents you from making any significant progress.
Gran Turismo 7’s Returning Feature
Tuning, a feature that was absent from Gran Turismo Sport, will return in Gran Turismo 7. Players can unlock improvements using their in-game credits. And customize their vehicles to suit specific tracks and races better.
News and Speculations About Gran Turismo 7
According to Sony, the expected date for Gran Turismo 7 release is March 2022. Because of development challenges induced by Covid-19: “Covid-related production concerns have disrupted GT7. It moved the release date from 2021 to 2022. It’s a dynamic and evolving environment with an ongoing epidemic. And several important areas of game production have slowed in recent months. When additional information about the GT7 release date becomes available, we’ll let you know,” it told GQ.
PS4 Release from the Previous Generation?
The following statements are from PlayStation Studios boss Hermen Hulst; likely, Gran Turismo 7 will also release on PS4.
“You can’t develop a community of over 110 million PS4 owners and then walk away from it, right?” Hulst wrote on the official PlayStation blog. That would be awful news for PS4 fans, and frankly, not good business…
“We’ll continue to look at developing a title for both PS4 and PS5 when it makes sense, like Horizon Forbidden West, the next God of War, GT7, for example. And PS4 owners who wish to play that game can do so. If they choose to play the PS5 version, it will be available to them.”
Sure, Hulst’s views make business sense, but we hope that if Gran Turismo 7 does make it to last-gen systems, it doesn’t stifle the PS5 version’s visuals and technological prowess too much.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a PSVR 2?
With the announcement of PSVR 2 as the second edition of Virtual Reality Headset, it’s a question in everyone’s mind whether Gran Turismo 7 will be compatible with the latest edition of Headset. It appears to be achievable, given the success of Gran Turismo Sport on PSVR. Sony, on the other hand, has yet to announce anything.
PSVR 2 will advance the technology, making it likely that Gran Turismo 7 will have VR support.
Will there be a PS5 Gran Turismo Edition?
It’s possible. But we don’t know for sure yet, because we haven’t seen it in any leaks or rumors. We imagine Sony and Polyphony Digital will announce before the PS5 release date (2020) or at least tease something like they did with GT Sport 1st announcement trailers.
On the other hand, we haven’t had any hints about a next-gen Gran Turismo game yet – and there may be one. Some rumors even suggested that GT7’s release could be closer than we think (2020).
Does Gran Turismo 7 work on PS4?
The game has been in development since at least 2013, so yes.
What is the release date for Gran Turismo 7?
We don’t know yet. The latest news says it’s still a long way from being released, and devs are apparently ‘struggling to meet their target release date.’
Isn’t there going to be an appearance at E3 in 2021?
It appears that we will not see anything from Gran Turismo 7 at E3 2021. Even though the event is posted online for 2021, Sony has indicated that it will not attend. Gran Turismo 7 is a PlayStation exclusive. Thus it’s unlikely to be at E3 if Sony isn’t.
Is Gran Turismo 7 PS5 only?
The release of PlayStation 5 seems to be imminent, and it is rumored that it will also support PlayStation 4 titles.
Will Gran Turismo 7 have free roam?
It is not likely to be included. The contents of Gran Turismo 7 will be known little by little in the coming days.
Will Gran Turismo 7 have a story mode?
It is not likely to have a story mode. It will likely have a few cut scenes to advance the events of the races.
Will GT7 for PS5 be open world?
That’s still a secret. However, we can say that it has improved further over the standard model of Gran Turismo 7.
Will there be any microtransactions in Gran Turismo 7 PS5?
We still don’t know. However, we can say that it has improved further over the standard model of Gran Turismo 7.
Will Gran Turismo 7 have a career mode?
It is likely to have a career mode. However, it will be different from the standard model of Gran Turismo 7.
What we’d like to see in Gran Turismo 7?
Every Gran Turismo game begins with this desire, and Gran Turismo 7 is no exception. The franchise appears to be opposed to damage modeling to keep its wonderfully rendered automobiles looking brand new.
But we want to see it. Suppose we veer off course and crash into a wall at high speeds. We anticipate our vehicle to be severely damaged, not just a few small scratches.
Many other recent racing games have achieved this degree of realism, and now that the PS5 has some very powerful next-gen technology, it’s time for Gran Turismo to do the same.