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Gran Turismo 7 (commonly abbreviated as GT7) is an upcoming racing video game being developed by Polyphony Digital and will be published by Sony Interactive Entertainment. It will be the eighth major release, the fourteenth game overall in the Gran Turismo video game series, and the first game to be released for the PlayStation 5.[1]

A launch window for Gran Turismo 7 hasn’t been discussed by Sony nor Polyphony Digital, and as such, the definite release date is currently unknown. It is, however, expected within 2022.[2]

The game will take advantage of the PlayStation 5's features such as ray-tracing, 3D audio, fast loading times from the console's SSD and haptic feedback. It will also implement features from the past, present and future of the series.

Early Development

These interviews took place in late 2013, and no confirmed reports or interviews have taken place since then.

In an interview with Japanese magazine Famitsu (and translated by Polygon.com) in September 2013, series creator Kazunori Yamauchi mentioned that GT7 would be coming to the PlayStation 4 console "in a year or two". He also mentioned that it will be based on the same physics engine that Gran Turismo 6 uses.[3]

In an interview with GamesTM magazine in October of the same year, Yamauchi semi-confirmed a release for Gran Turismo 7" sometime in 2015 or 2016". He also spoke about how much more powerful the game will be on the PS4 and how much easier it is to develop on the new console versus the previous release, Gran Turismo 6, on the PlayStation 3.[4]

Kazunori Yamauchi has since only stated that, "I cannot talk about much, but since releasing Gran Turismo Sport I have begun working on the next Gran Turismo game."

Later Development

On June 11, 2020, An Announcement trailer was released showing off GT7, showing us that GT7 will return to its roots rather than follow GT Sport's approach, This has been the only mention of GT7 Since an interview with Kazunori Yamauchi in 2013.

It was confirmed by PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan that GT7 would be delayed to 2022, citing development issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On June 2, 2021, a blog post was released which hinted that the game may also arrive on PlayStation 4. [5]

Car List

Main article: Gran Turismo 7/Car List

Track List

Main article: Gran Turismo 7/Track List

Announcement Trailer

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Gran Turismo 7 Announcement Trailer

Trivia

  • The "GT Simulation Mode" menu is inspired by that of Gran Turismo 4, featuring a map with many icons relating to various features of the game. Also, it features a variety of game modes seen in past and present titles, such as GT Auto, GT Cafe, Special Events, Tuning Parts Shop and Used Cars (from past games), as well as Brand Central, Discover, GT Sport Live and Scapes (from Gran Turismo Sport).
  • In the trailer, clouds can be seen moving across Trial Mountain. It is currently unknown if the game will feature dynamic time of day and/or weather. Also, on one shot of the Porsche Carrera GT's interior, on the gauge cluster, you can see the temperature decrease from 16.5 degrees Celsius to 16.4.
  • The trailer shows that the HUD whilst racing is almost completely identical to the one in Gran Turismo Sport.
  • The Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept and a yet to be identified blue car appear on the game's promotional artwork.
  • Gran Turismo 7 is mentioned in Nissan Motor Philippines website promoting the 2016 GT Academy Philippines competition; it is possible the live event pods were actually using a pre-release version of GT Sport.[6]

References

External links

es: Gran Turismo 7