Polyphony reveals new Gran Turismo 7 PSVR 2 details

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Sony recently confirmed that Gran Turismo 7 will be playable on PSVR 2 at launch via a free update. This was exciting news for racing game and VR fans, but it wasn’t clear if the full game will support VR.

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Now, Polyphony Digital has revealed new details about GT7’s PSVR 2 support.

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All GT7 cars and tracks will support VR

In a PlayStation Blog update, Polyphony revealed that of GT7's 450+ cars will support VR, as will every track in the game from the Nurburgring to Tsukuba.

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With GT7 taking advantage of PSVR 2’s eye tracking and foveated rendering, Polyphony promises players will “experience all cars and tracks in VR like never before.”

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Online races confirmed for GT7 PSVR 2 – but no split-screen

Polyphony also confirmed that two-player split-screen races won’t support VR, but “all other races” will – including online races. This seems to suggest the full game will be playable in VR.

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That said, it’s still not clear if the single-player campaign or online Sport mode will be playable in VR or if VR races will be held in a standalone mode.

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We’re still hoping the campaign will be playable in VR, but GT7’s VR will be more fully featured than Gran Turismo Sport.

From the gameplay video shown at CES a few weeks ago, you’ll also be able to race in grids of at least 12 cars – a big step up from GT Sport, which only supported head-to-head races and time trials.

Players who already own GT7 can download the free PSVR 2 update from launch day on 22 February.

PSVR 2 launch window lineup revealed

In the blog post, Sony also revealed the entire PSVR 2 launch window lineup. More than 30 PSVR 2 titles will be available in the launch window through March, including GT7.

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Previously unannounced PSVR 2 games joining the launch lineup include Before Your Eyes, Kayak VR: Mirage, Pavlov VR, Puzzling Places, Song in the Smoke: Rekindled, Synth Riders: Remastered Edition, Thumper, NFL Pro Era, What the Bat?, Rez Infinite, Tetris Effect, Creed Rise to Glory: Championship Edition, The Last Clockwinder.

Sadly, GT7 is still the only PSVR 2 racing game in the launch lineup. It’s a shame considering racing is a natural fit for VR. Let’s hope more racing games are planned for Sony’s state-of-the-art VR headset after launch this year.