Gran Turismo 7 Career Mode: A true GT campaign mode

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Gran Turismo 7 is just a few weeks away and we can't wait.

After GT Sport opted to focus on online and esports racing, it has been a long time since we've been able to sink our teeth into a campaign mode.

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Thankfully, GT7 will provide a true single-player experience for everyone. Let's see what lies ahead for racers!

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Latest news - Sony AI reveal new technology

Polyphony has been hard at work with Sony AI and created what could be a revolutionary piece of AI for racing fans. Dubbed "Gran Turismo Sophy", this AI driving program can beat even the fastest real-world drivers in Gran Turismo.

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While Sophy won't be in GT7 at launch, Kazunori Yamauchi has spoken about wanting to bring the technology to the game eventually. It could revolutionise racing games if implemented successfully!

Home screen

Gran Turismo 7 has seemingly gone back to the style of the menu we were used to seeing in titles like GT4 and GT5, and we're loving the look of it!

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NEW SURROUNDINGS: GT7's home menu calls back to the past but also revamps it for the present

After a glimpse a few months ago, the PlayStation Showcase trailer put a lot more meat on the bones. You can now see real detail in the options and surroundings. There also appears to be a day and night cycle in the home menu. So, it's safe to assume that the home menu's time of day, matches that outside your window.

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As for what these icons all represent, we recently got a tour in a GT7-focused State of Play. For a full rundown of everything showcased in this video, check out this video on our YouTube channel:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iNwhpSsGsnM

Tracks

We've written a full piece on what circuits are confirmed so far, but, to summarise, there are tracks from all around the world. There are a total of 34 locations, which offer 97 configurations of track, almost an all-time series high. This includes the likes of Trial Mountain making a comeback and it's much-changed from previous games.

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That won't be the end of the circuits though, there will be more on offer in GT7 as the game receives updates. The CEO of Polyphony has confirmed that all of the cars and tracks from GT Sport will be in GT7, so keep your eye in on GT Sport before the game launches.

We've also made a wishlist of what we'd like to see in GT7, but to get a better idea of what to expect, check which tracks have made an appearance in GT Sport.

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Starting from the bottom

Part of the joy of playing a Gran Turismo career mode is starting with an average road car and working your way up. That journey returns for GT7.

From the State Of Play, it looks like players will start with 20,000 Credits and have to purchase a very basic used car to go racing with.

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The choice seems to be between a Honda Fit Hybrid '14, a Toyota Aqua S '11, a Mazda Demio XD Touring '15, and a Suzuki Swift Sport '07.

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Thankfully, those aren't the only types of cars in GT7.

We've got a full list compiled in this article, but here are some of the highlights include the Bugatti VGT Gr.1, Ferrari FXXK, Ford GT40 Mk I ’66 & Lamborghini VGT. There will be more than 420 in Gran Turismo 7, and that's just at launch. We fully expect Polyphony to add to the list as time goes on.

For all of the cars that made an appearance in GT Sport, check out this article.

GT Cafe

One of the ways of expanding your garage, along with racking up the credits from winning races, is the GT Cafe.

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In this calm section of the game you can learn something about the history of each car and get a menu that you'll need to complete to unlock something. Be that a new track or a new car.

Tuning

Of course, you won't need to buy new cars right away, as tuning makes a welcome return for GT7. You'll be able to upgrade your current cars and keep them competitive for longer.

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Gran Turismo 7 tuning options
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GT7 will over around 60 performance parts per car along with a variety of aerodynamic parts and some wide body kits.

With drag racing and drifting in the GT7 campaign, having some different tunes for your cars will be crucial to success!