Gran Turismo 7 by Polyphony Digital has gotten a slew of new details in the Current State of Play, with less than a month till release. Sony’s flagship racing game is shaping up to be an instant classic, thanks to its hyper-realistic visuals and additional features. Let’s take a look at 15 additional facts you should know about the game before it launches on PS4 and PS5 on March 4th.
Over 400 Cars
Gran Turismo 7 will feature over 400 automobiles, as previously reported and now verified. Aston Martin, Alpine, and Alfa Romeo are among them, as are BMW, Bugatti, and Ferrari. There’s likely to be a car for you, whether you’re a rally racing aficionado who prefers Peugeot and Lancia or a Volkswagen and Chevrolet fan.
One of the game’s many distinguishing features is its car-collecting philosophy, which emphasizes the unlocking and earning of each vehicle. Brand Central is one of the ways to get new autos. It has around 300 automobiles available for purchase, with models from over 50 different brands. You can stop by and choose out some new automobiles while you race and collect credits.
Used Car Dealer and Legendary Car Dealer
Whether you’re short on funds or just looking for the greatest deals, the Used Car Dealer is also worth checking out, as it offers a variety of vehicles at reduced pricing. Its inventory is updated daily, however, be aware that due to current market conditions, certainly used automobiles, particularly Japanese sports cars from the 1990s, may end up being more expensive. The Legendary Car Dealer is a great place to go if you’re looking for the most famous cars. The Porsche 917K ’70 is available for 18 million credits, whereas the Aston Martin DBS ’64 is available for one million credits (with the lineup also updating daily). To put it another way, this is a more upscale selection for car fans with plenty of cash.
Gran Turismo 7 will, according to Polyphony Digital, have the most tuning pieces of any game in the series. It wasn’t a joke, to say the least. Whether you’re tweaking the suspension, rims, or adding modifications like roll cages, each automobile has 60 performance part types to choose from. There are “thousands” of modification elements in all, allowing gamers to discover their ideal setup while also allowing them to explore.
Gran Turismo Cafe
Fans will undoubtedly rejoice at the return of a genuine campaign, especially after its absence in Gran Turismo Sport. The Gran Turismo Cafe, which is located in the center of the World Map, takes a unique approach. It essentially acts as a Mission Book for a certain car, such as the Porsche 911. There are a total of 30 Menu Books, and when you complete certain goals (such as collecting three distinct Porsche 911 models), you will learn more about the history of various vehicles. In the Cafe, you’ll even get to meet the designers, who will give you their take on each car. It’s a more intimate approach that immerses players in both racing and the culture surrounding automobiles.
The Museum is also an excellent place to go if you want to learn more about the history of individual companies like Mercedes Benz, Dodge, and Porsche. There are loads of archive photographs and designs to flick through, as well as timelines for each, chronicling significant dates like the birth of their creators and the introduction of certain vehicles. Once again, the goal is to foster a more intimate relationship with the automobiles as well as greater respect for the culture as a whole.
Mission Races, License Tests and Music Rally
While time trials and other similar events are included, Mission Races add a little more flavor. Special race types such as drag racing and Drift Trials await you here, the former putting your throttling and tuning skills to the test, while the latter is all about drifting skills. License tests are also making a comeback, forcing you to put your knowledge of many approaches, from the most fundamental to the most advanced, to the test. And, yes, you can once again strive for a Gold in each test, just as in the old days. Music Rally, on the other hand, is a more informal game in which the player must race past different course markers to the beat of a song.
Custom Race Mode
Gran Turismo 7 brings back dynamic weather and time of day. However, if you want to customize the weather conditions for a race, the Custom Race Mode will come in handy. It’s also possible to change the AI driver’s skill level, the number of laps, and the circuit, among other things. Other alternatives have yet to be fully demonstrated, but they should provide sufficient difficulty and conditions for gamers seeking the correct challenge.
34 Locations and Over 90 Track Layouts
The World Circuit has 34 locations with over 90 circuit layouts around the world. Blue Moon Bay Speedway, Daytona International Speedway, Nurburgring, Tokyo Expressway, and many more iconic circuits have been confirmed. Fans may also expect legendary songs like Trial Mountain, Deep Forest, and High-Speed Ring to return.
Scapes make a comeback in Gran Turismo 7, providing users with a tool for photographing their cars in real-world settings. There are almost 2500 spots to shoot in, which is a significant increase from the 1017 locations in Gran Turismo Sport (and more will likely be added post-launch). Scapes should provide enough entertainment if you want to view how your favorite vehicle looks in a variety of settings with crisp HDR.
Time and Weather Simulation
The installation of time of day changes and weather has taken a lot of time and effort. A few aspects to look forward to including using weather data to capture the exact composition and hues of the sky for each region, as well as rendering the positioning of stars based on their locations at specific times of the day. The Moon will rise and set, and the hue of the stars will change depending on the atmosphere. Weather fluctuations have an impact on a track, particularly when certain sections are dry and others are wet, altering tire grip and engine power, among other things.
Physics and DualSense Support
The physics simulation in the series has always been excellent, and the sequel is no exception, with feedback from Lewis Hamilton and Michelin. However, it’s fascinating to see how the PS5’s DualSense is employed to replicate various race events. The adjustable triggers and haptic feedback imitate tire lock during braking as well as the feel of front tires when taking a high-speed corner.
Replay Mode, Race Photo and Music Replay
Aside from Scapes, the content production tools provided have a lot to offer. Replay Mode allows you to go back and watch a race in full detail with ray tracing enabled, while Race Photo allows you to capture images from any races you’ve participated in. Music Repeat is the most intriguing new feature since it creates a replay with cuts, transitions, and camera positioning based on the background music. There are a lot of options with over 300 tracks by 75 artists.
Polyphony Digital previously stated that the PS4 and PS5 versions will have feature parity, implying that cross-gen multiplayer will be enabled. Players can also host Lobbies and interact at numerous Meeting Places, according to the article. Sport Mode, which appears to be a more competitive mode because it allows for “serious racing” with other players, appears to be a more competitive mode. If you don’t care about online multiplayer, there’s good news: a two-player split-screen is guaranteed, allowing you to play with friends in the comfort of your own home.
The Showcase contains everything of the stuff that can be created in Gran Turismo 7 — whether it’s images from races or Scapes, livery concepts, or replays. Players can share their work online, love other people’s work, filter through various types of content, browse Recommended and Trending content, and much more.