Gran Turismo 7 Career Mode: Tuning Shop, GT Cafe, Tracks & more!
The latest Gran Turismo title will soon be upon us, so let’s look at its career mode!
The PS5 is now here, and it is a beauty.
With incredible graphics and super fast boot times, the console is exactly what we hoped for.
Now that we have the console, our eyes turn to the games that we can play.
For Gran Turismo fans, that means hopes are high for Gran Turismo 7. Let’s take a look at what we know so far about the coming game’s career mode!
What we know so far
Whilst little is yet known of Polyphony Digital’s latest instalment, Gran Turismo 7, the confirmed return of a career mode has created a hum of excitement amongst GT fans.
The short 3-minute reveal trailer for the game featured an excerpt of gameplay showcasing the new home screen. Features include Special Events, Missions, Championships, School and GT World.
The trailer shows the player selecting the GT World option, where we then see three choices.
Three main regions are in the game; Americas, Europe, and Asia/Oceania, with a points system known as ‘Race Points’ shown above each of them.
Following this screen, and having selected Americas, we are presented with various tracks to choose from in the region.
The short clip shows Northern Isle Speedway, Willow Springs International raceway, Trial Mountain and Daytona International Speedway.
It is nice to see 4 fan favourites confirmed for the career mode of the game already.
Finally, the gameplay showcases the ability to select the championship level in which the player would like to compete, from Sunday Cup through to GT Cup.
These cups have been present in the game since its inception, with Sunday Cup featuring in Gran Turismo since 1997 as well as the Tourist Trophy spin-off game!
What we hope to see
You may have already seen our other article concerning Gran Turismo 7 and 7 things we want to see in the game.
Our main concern with a career mode was to ensure that there is a sensible progression feel to any career mode seen in the game.
Players, we hope, will have the chance to prove themselves in lower levels of AI competition before earning more credits and progressing to higher levels of competition.
A favourite of ours from the release of Gran Turismo is B-Spec.
Whilst the revered A-Spec mode is a franchise essential, the B-Spec mode holds a special place in our hearts, and we’d love to see it make a return in Gran Turismo 7.
It would be interesting to see Gran Turismo follow Forza’s footsteps and dip their toes into the Open World genre.
Whether that be through a car meet section of the main menu or a pure Open World setting.
It would also be nice to see the addition of a branded Tuning Parts Shop in Gran Turismo 7.
What do we think so far?
Well, the short gameplay seen so far is promising!
With a confirmed return to a traditional style of Gran Turismo career mode, the fabled tuning shop and second-hand car shop as well as more content yet to be revealed; we’re excited for the future!
We’ve laid out some hopes as to what new content could entail (or what features we hope may return to the game), and hope that Polyphony Digital release some more details about content soon.
Not only does the gameplay look stunning, the game rekindles that Gran Turismo aesthetic that we love.