Sony has released a half-hour look at its flagship PlayStation simulation racing game.Gran Turismo 7“and it looks breathtaking. The entire presentation is viewable at the top, but we’ve rounded up many new highlights and a general overview of the game below. So let’s get started.
Some of the biggest gaming news is about in-game technology. GT7 will be available on both PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5, but the PS5 version will have some unique features. It will take advantage of enhanced haptic feedback in the controller to clearly convey the track surface, grip and brake. The PS5 version will also have beam lights.
All versions get the same advanced weather and driving simulations. Weather gets special attention in this presentation. The game has weather data for all locations and seasons, and it simulates everything from humidity to cloud formation. Light, sun, and stars are also accurate for each track position and change with the seasons. Precipitation is accurately modeled and more specifically how it accumulates moisture in the right direction. Puddles form and parts of the track dry out at different times depending on the weather and where people are driving, and all affect traction.
The total number of vehicles is over 400. This is not the largest list of vehicles for the game “Gran Turismo”, but it looks like the entire list will have comparable graphics. The fifth and sixth entries in the PlayStation 3 series famously blended highly detailed car models with lightly updated low detail models from PlayStation 2 Game. The cars will have their availability divided equally among a new one car dealer called “Brand Center”, a car seller alter the inventory and a “legendary” auto dealer has classic models and notable history. The number of vehicles will increase in the future, as more models will be added with later updates.
Furthermore, players can learn more about these cars in the brand’s “museum” which has information, pictures and other materials such as advertisement. GT Cafe, which has special races to complete specific models, also has the opportunity to hear about cars from experts, designers, etc., such as Freeman Thomas and Tom Matano, as in video.
Tracks and Race Modes
“Gran Turismo 7” has 34 locations with 97 different track layouts. These tracks include the actual tracks as well as the game’s original tracks, including updated versions of classics such as Mount of Challenge, High Speed Spins, and Deep Forest Track.
Among the single player modes, there are typical championships and single events that take place with minimal car restrictions. There are special events called “mission races” that can include drag racing and drift racing. License tests are still an important part of the series, and they teach you aspects of performance boosting and will potentially unlock different event levels. Unique custom races are also available.
Multiplayer has both local and online options. Split-screen multiplayer allows you to play with family and friends at your home. Online multiplayer features events curated in the GT Sport section, as well as custom lobbies with player-developed events.
Creative and Customization Tools
The features that go back to the “Gran Turismo 7” from previous entries are a wealth of custom parts for both the performance and visual aspects of the car. Apparently there are about 60 types of performance parts available for each car. There are 130 types of wheels and 650 aerodynamic parts including bumpers, side skirts, propellers, wings and even wide tights. Custom roll cages are also available. Paint and vinyl tools are again available for custom paint programs, and the system has added more vinyl labeling slots and more placements, such as on windows. Maintenance is a returning feature. In the “GT Auto” section you will be able to do car wash, change oil and more to keep your car in top condition.
The “Scapes” photo mode is still around. There are 2,500 places to take pictures of cars. The photos are rendered in HDR and there are all kinds of tools to adjust the image. Photos can also be taken and snapshots can be saved. There’s even a mode for the playback cameras to change according to the background music playing.
Whether it’s paint schemes, custom stickers, or photos, all of these user-generated items can be saved and shared in the “Gallery” section. This means that if you see something created by someone that you like, you can download it to use in your car.
“Gran Turismo 7” will be released on March 4, 2022. It will be available for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 5. The PS4 version retails for $59.99, and the PS5 version retails for $59.99. price 69.99 dollars.