Gran Turismo 7 Drifts Into March Release Date, New Details Emerge
There's nothing quite like seeing a racing game on new-generation hardware for the first time. Gran Turismo 7 impressed when it was shown ahead of the PS5's release last summer, and that trailer gave fans an idea of what to expect from Polyphony's racer, but many questions remained.
While the development didn't answer all of them during Sony's September PlayStation event, a new trailer and a blog post published after the showcase provided a bevy of new details. They also revealed that Gran Turismo 7 is finally arriving on March 4, 2022, for PlayStation 4 and PS5.
As Polyphony President and GT creator Kazunori Yamauchi expresses in a PlayStation Blog post about Gran Turismo 7, a lot has changed when it comes to racing games since the first title in the franchise was released in 1997 for the original PlayStation. The team behind the latest installment wanted to get the feeling of it right, and speak to the current car culture in the right ways.
The cultural environment surrounding cars has changed greatly in the past 25 years. Those of us who were born in the rich car culture of the times created the first Gran Turismo game, so it may be difficult for the current generation of automotive purists to be in the same type of cultural environment as ourselves back then.
The objective for GT7 in current culture today, is to design a game to convey everything from the last 150 years of car and racing culture, whether you are a lifelong fan or discovering cars for the first time.
The trailer shows off more of Gran Turismo 7's campaign mode, customization options in the Livery editor and tuning, and what looks to be an incredibly in-depth photo mode, where players can choose from 2,500 locations (scapes), vehicles, angles, and more. There's also GT Cafe, which allows players to undertake missions and races to stock their garage full of iconic cars.
Stay tuned for more on Gran Turismo 7 as we approach its March 4, 2022 release date for PS4 and PS5.