Gran Turismo 7: Pre-order, release date, graphics, Career Mode, cars, tracks, & more

Polyphony and Sony are brewing up the next installment of the amazing series. What can fans expect?

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It has been a long wait for Gran Turismo 7, but the end is at least in sight.

Polyphony & Sony have announced the release date for the title, along with some stunning details for players to sink their teeth into.

So what can players expect when it comes to Gran Turismo 7? Let’s take a look!

Latest News – Pre-orders go live!

If you know you’re going to be sinking your teeth into the next iteration in the Gran Turismo franchise, then it may be worth preordering.

Thankfully, these have just gone live, so you can do so now! You can pre-order the game from the PlayStation Store here.

The game will cost £59.99 on PS4, £69.99 for the game on PS4 and PS5, and an awesome 25th Anniversary Edition for £89.99.

GT7’s graphics will wow us

While Gran Turismo 7 won’t arrive until 2022, it will be worth the wait.

Boasting 4K resolution at 60 fps on the PS5, you’re going to need a good monitor to make the most out of it!

On the PS4 it won’t quite be as powerful, only able to hit 1080p, but that will still look great.

There is Ray Tracing on the PS5 too, but limited to replays, demo videos and the garage. It won’t feature when you are out on track.

Release date

Gran Turismo 7 finally has an official release date!

Following several delays and trailers with ‘2022’ as the release date, it’s incredibly exciting to have an exact date to be looking out for.

GT7 vision
RAY-TRACING: The game looks visually stunning

Those wanting to race on PS4 and PS5 can get their hands on Gran Turismo 7 on 4 March, 2022.

There are no pre-orders or news about editions just yet though.

PS4 vs PS5

Initially advertised as a PS5 exclusive, it’s been known for a while that Gran Turismo 7 will be available on PS4 as well as the new console.

There will be no features or modes that are exclusive to the PS5, and the two generations of the console can race against eachother online. However, in the battle of PS4 vs PS5 it isn’t really close.

PS5 will have 4K resolution and lightning-fast load times, while the PS4 will hit 1080p and feel sluggish when loading in comparison.

However, there is confirmation that the PS4 version will be $10 (and we assume £10) cheaper than the PS5 one. Players will also be able to upgrade from PS4 to PS5 with the only extra fee being making up the $10 difference.

Trailer

The announcement trailer was first shown way back in June 2020, and blew us away.

Since then several PS5 trailers have shown off very small glimpses of cinematic play, but we had nothing as comprehensive as this until the PlayStation Showcase in September.

The latest trailer showed a re-designed home screen, gave us a taste of the livery editor, and showed off a lot of the cars and tracks that will feature in the game.

Gameplay

We’ve only seen a trailer so far, so it’s hard to truly gauge how the game feels. However, the visuals are stunning regardless, so we’re sure the game will look good.

GT7 Mercs
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We’ve also heard from Kazunori Yamauchi that there have been significant AI improvements which will be a huge boost to single-player racers.

The DualSense controller, with its haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, will make GT7 a new experience for pad players, while Thrustmaster has developed the T-GT II specifically for GT7. The new wheel promises improved responsiveness and real-time force feedback.

There is also dynamic weather. This is more than just rain appearing out of nowhere. You’ll spot clouds moving ominously in as you race, track temperatures will fluctuate and impact your grip, while some areas of the track will dry faster than others based on the surrounding environment.

Welcome home

The home page is back and better than ever before, with, as promised, an aesthetic akin to Gran Turismo 4.

GT7 home screen

It showcases a number of game features including a tuning shop, car dealerships, and more which we’re sure will be revealed soon.

Career Mode

A GT4-esque home screen showed off the return of a career mode!

GT7 Career Mode
STARTED FROM THE BOTTOM: A fully-fledged career mode returns

The mode may be called campaign mode, but a return to a fully-fledged career mode is welcomed by all fans.

We hope to see the return of second-hand Honda Jazzs with 450hp!

Tuning Shop

Speaking of high horsepower vehicles, the tuning shop makes a triumphant return.

Gran Turismo 7 tuning shop
TIME TO PERSONALISE: The Tuning Shop makes a triumphant return

Gran Turismo Sport saw the mode removed, so we’re happy to see it back in GT7. There will also be plenty of buying options, with second-hand sellers, showrooms, and dealerships to

GT7 will be more like old titles

One thing we wanted to see most in GT7 was the return of a true career mode that harks back to the ‘good old days’.

In fact, a return to the golden days of Gran Turismo wouldn’t go amiss. Well, it seems that is happening.

In a recent interview, Yamauchi said that “Gran Turismo 7 will return to the royal purpose of full volumes like [Gran Turismo] 1-4”. Exciting news indeed, as it seems the game we truly want is on the way.

Toby Hogg

Hi guys, I'm Toby and I've been fascinated by motorsport from a young age! Having karted for many years, sim racing turned into my next hobby, and I'm still here. I also enjoy streaming on Twitch, classic cars (ask me about Goldilocks), and airsoft!

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