It celebrates everything from the early days of car design to the modern world of racing.
It has taken Polyphony Digital nine years but gamers and racing fans across the globe, who have access to a PlayStation 4 or 5, can finally dig into the highly anticipated Gran Turismo 7. Founder and game designer Kazunori Yamauchi and his team have been hyping the release of its most conclusive offering yet ever since it was first announced in June 2020.
As with every installment of the game, GT7 will treat players to an emotional opening movie that celebrates the history of the automotive world dating back to the late 19th century. The musical feature spends four minutes showing historical and modern footage and imagery of motor racing, manufacturing, and designing before smoothly transitioning a blue Porsche Taycan Turbo into its digital in-game counterpart.
From this point onwards, the iconic Moon Over The Castle theme starts to play and we get to see almost everything the game has to offer from its expansive car collection, amazing light reflections, made possible thanks to the ray tracing technology, and thrilling ambiance of speed and motorsport competition.
Theopening movie reminds its players that anything is worthy of being raced on its list of 34 real-life and custom-designed race tracks whether it's a virtually designed 562 horsepower RX-Vision GT3 Concept or a humble 1950 Volkswagen Beetle. As the disclaimer in the video suggests, the only way you'll be able to experience these visuals in-game is if you play it on a PS5 presumably with a very advanced OLED UHD TV.
Gran Turismo 7's official list of cars will not be as long as Gran Turismo 4's but it promises to be the most advanced driving simulation experience that it has offered to date. Like Gran Turismo Sport, it will maintain a predominately online gaming experience but a conclusive solo campaign will be available for those who want to enjoy what the new series has to offer without being disturbed by other players.
For the latest installment, Polyphony Digital has paired up with established brands such as Brembo, Michelin, BBS, and more to assist them in developing an even more realistic simulation experience. As a means of fact-checking its digital dynamics, esteemed racing drivers of which the likes include Sir Lewis Hamilton, have loaned a hand and provided crucial feedback to ensure that the game feels as authentic as possible.