Announcement(9 September 2021)
Gran Turismo 7 (GT7) will be released simultaneously on PlayStation®5 and PlayStation®4 on 4 March 2022.
25 years from the release of the first ‘Gran Turismo’, GT7 has been designed with the aim of conveying the past 150 years of automotive and racing culture not only to the long standing fans of the series, but also to those who are just starting to learn about cars.
As the culmination of the Gran Turismo series, major improvements have been made in all areas, including its systems and content.
The Greatest Gran Turismo Experience
The legendary ‘GT Mode’ makes a comeback as the ‘Campaign Mode’. Returning to the roots of the Gran Turismo experience, players will start from the GT World Map.
The name Gran Turismo stems from the great journeys taken by people in the 17th century, traveling on long routes throughout continental Europe where they would learn and grow. The Campaign Mode of GT7 will again be a place where players embark on unique journeys through the world of Gran Turismo, to create their own individual experiences.
The first step in coming into contact with the automotive culture starts from learning the shapes and names of the cars themselves. Designed as a 'Car Collection Game' more than ever before, there is now a new location called the 'GT Café' that will help players navigate through the beginning of the game and assist them with their first collections. Players will acquire and complete their collections of culturally significant vehicles by racing to obtain them as rewards, or purchasing them from the Brand Central and the Used Car Dealerships.
One of the greatest joys of owning a car is to modify and customise it to suit your personal taste. In GT7 players will not only stop at tuning the engine, but can continue to modify parts such as the suspension, transmission gearing, brakes, tyres, and more to shape up the car according to their preferences.
‘GT Auto’, the place for customisation and maintenance also makes a comeback in GT7, allowing players to change their wheels or add wide body modifications, as well as adding roll cages and other aerodynamic parts. Not to mention that they can also change the oil and have their car washed.
The ‘Livery Editor’, where you can freely modify and edit the colours and stickers on your car has also evolved in GT7. The user interface has been improved, raising both utility and accessibility.
Historic circuits like Trial Mountain and High-Speed Ring that represent a landmark of the series will be making a comeback. Not only have the layouts of these tracks been updated to modern specs, but the tracks are much richer in detail thanks to the power of PlayStation®5.
Variable Time/Weather Simulation
In GT7, a more natural and realistic variable time and weather effects have been recreated. Referencing a massive amount of meteorological observation data including those from the academic databases of NASA, we have recreated spatial/time of day conditions for particle size distribution and concentration distribution of aerosol particles in the atmosphere on a global environmental scale, in a procedure that is unique to the Gran Turismo series. As a result, we have succeeded in expressing real and complex skyscapes and changes in light for different times of day and weather conditions.
When you own a car that you love, it’s only natural for you to want to take photos of it in different locations around the world. In ‘Scapes’, where you can photograph your car freely in spots across 43 countries and over 2500 locations, players will be able to photograph their car in photorealistic quality using HDR technology and ray tracing, with professional effects and even panning shots. And these photos can also be shared with other members of the community who have the same love and passion for cars.