Several free updates have been released since the game’s initial release, although most of them have been focused on bug fixes and in-game modifications and adjustments to address issues such as grinding and microtransactions, among other things. Although Polyphony Digital has previously stated that the racing simulator will receive new content after its first release, we are only now beginning to see some of that stuff in action.
New content has been added to Gran Turismo 7 with the release of update 1.13, which is now available for download. The three new cars, which were recently teased, are unquestionably the focus of this show. Vehicles such as the Subaru BRZ GT300 21 and Subaru BRZ S 21 as well as Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) 1991 have been introduced to the game’s roster of vehicles.
An entirely new layout for the Spa-Francorchamps track has been introduced, which includes various alterations, including a new pit facility that will now be connected to a road beside the next S-curve before joining with the main track at the Kemmel Straight.
The pit road, according to Polyphony Digital, is tiny and curving, necessitating drivers to carefully follow the white lines in order to avoid fines and penalties. In the meantime, three additional events have been added to the track for gamers to participate in and enjoy.
New Scapes are also included in the 1.13 update, including one that depicts the Gassho-style dwellings of Ainokura and another that depicts the beauty of cherry blossoms at night. Various other improvements have been made to the dealerships, the garage, the multiplayer component, the livery editor, and a variety of other areas, in addition to a number of bug fixes.
You can read the entire update notes at the bottom of this report, and you can watch the teaser for the update at the end of the article.
Main Features Implemented
The following three new cars have been added:
- Subaru BRZ GT300 ’21 (Purchasable at Brand Central;)
- Subaru BRZ S ’21 (Purchasable at Brand Central;)
- Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) ’91 (Purchasable from 26 April at the Used Cars dealership.)
- Spa-Francorchamps 24h Layout has been added.
The following three events have been added at Spa-Francorchamps:
- European Sunday Cup 500
- Japanese Clubman Cup 550
- World Touring Car 800
- The ‘Gassho-style Houses in Ainokura’ and ‘Cherry Blossoms at Night’ locations have been added to the featured section of Scapes;
- A slideshow option has been added to Auto-Demo.
Other Improvements and Adjustments
- Topic News’ is now shown in the centre of the screen.
Used Cars Dealership
- A ‘New’ label is now displayed for new cars available to buy that day;
- The Suzuki Cappuccino (EA11R) ’91 will be on sale from 26 April as the ‘HOT’ car.
Legend Cars Dealership
- A ‘New Stock’ label is now displayed for new cars available to buy that day.
- ‘Wide Body’ is now displayed on all cars in your garage that has been modified with a wide-body;
- An engine start-up sound now plays when changing cars.
- For races with time limits, moved the remaining time display to the centre of the screen and adjusted the design.
Rival Cars (AI)
- Adjusted the driving line of rival cars at the Nürburgring.
- It is now possible to enter some events by renting Event-Specified Cars, or Garage Cars;
- Videos are now played before the Finals of the ‘Nations Cup’ and ‘Manufacturers Cup’.
- The following information is now displayed in the Event Screen displayed before each race:
・Tyre Wear Rate
・Fuel Consumption Rate
・Required Tyres (Only displayed if set)
・Required Pit Stop (Only displayed if set)
- A racing etiquette video is now played when entering ‘Sport’ mode for the first time. This video introduces important driving recommendations for competing in races;
- Added a ‘Race Details’ screen. The following information can be checked from the ‘Race Details’ icon on the right of the race entry screen.
・Driving Option Restrictions
- Added a ‘Default Decal Colour’ in ‘Editor Settings’. ‘White’ or ‘Newest Colour Used’ are now selectable and by selecting ‘Newest Colour Used’ the newest colour that was last used will be selected.
- Added the option to filter by genre or artist when selecting a Music Replay song;
- For new replays, it is now possible to fast forward to the next lap.
- Fixed an issue wherein the name of a Settings Sheet would disappear;
- Fixed a Performance Points (PP) issue that would occur due to a Power Restrictor adjustment;
- Fixed an issue wherein Performance Points (PP) would not be added correctly if certain settings or operations were performed. (The Performance Points may not calculate correctly in certain
- conditions such as if high-grip tyres are added to some cars.)
- Adjusted the geometry calculations algorithm for the suspension. This has resulted in improved traction for rear-wheel-drive cars and lessened reactions to weight transfer;
- Adjusted the relationship between the controller inputs (Analogue stick, R2 button, Accelerator pedal on a steering wheel controller) and the position of the throttle.
- Adjusted the steering speed of the analogue stick;
- Adjusted the force feedback in the following steering wheel controllers:
・Fanatec® GT DD Pro
・Fanatec® GT DD Pro + BoostKit
- Adjusted the brake pressure control for all four brakes when entering a corner. As a result, the braking distance is reduced in general;
Settings (Controller Settings)
- The strength of the trigger effect can now be adjusted from the Quick Menu displayed during a race, or from [Settings] > [Controller Settings] in the Pause Menu. ‘Trigger effect 1P
- (Accelerator)’ and ‘Trigger effect 1P (Brakes)’ can both be set to ‘Off,’ ‘Weak’ or ‘Strong;’
- Changed the upper limit of the ‘Controller Steering Speed Correction’ from 7 to 10 in [Settings] > [Controller Settings] > [Controller Steering Sensitivity] in the race Quick Menu, and Pause Menu.
Settings (Sound Volume)
- The following eight sound options can now be adjusted from [Settings] > [Sound Volume] in the race Quick Menu and Pause Menu:
・ Race Sound Mode (Balanced BGM and Sound / Enhanced Sound / Race BGM Focus)
・ Play Race BGM (On / Off)
・ Race BGM (Volume)
・ Race Sound Effects (Volume)
・ Player Engine Noise (Volume)
・ Transmission Noise (Volume)
・ Tyre Squeals (Volume)
・ Rivals Engine Noise (Volume)
- Fixed an issue wherein it would be possible to perform an oil change on a car that didn’t require one.
Fixed various issues with the following four cars:
- Honda Fit Hybrid ’14: the car’s body colour would not be applied to some parts on the underside;
- Jeep Willys MB ’45: the interior paint would not be applied when set;
- Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition (FK8) ’20: the decal graphic would become distorted when the decal was added from [Custom Parts] > [Front] > [Type A] in the livery editor;
- Ferrari 458 Italia ’09: the number decal would appear distorted when added to a car with a wide-body modification.
- Various other issues have been addressed.