The long wait for Gran Turismo 7 is nearly over.
PlayStation 5 owners have been patiently waiting for the arrival of Gran Turismo 7, the first numbered entry in the long-running racing series since 2013. Gran Turismo 7 was announced back in summer 2020 but was delayed last year due to the pandemic affecting production.
At Sony's PlayStation Showcase event, a new trailer for Gran Turismo 7 was shown, confirming a release date - and it's coming sooner than we thought. Providing it doesn't get delayed again, Gran Turismo 7 will launch on PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 4 on March 4, 2022. Whereas Gran Turismo Sport focused on online eSports, Gran Turismo 7 returns to the series roots. Fans will instantly recognize the recreations of intros from the first four Gran Turismo at the start of the nostalgia-filled trailer accompanied with the 'Moon Over the Castle' theme playing on an organ.
The full car list hasn't been revealed yet, but plenty of new cars were shown off in the trailer. Iconic cars from past games make a triumphant return, including a Castrol-liveried Toyota Supra and a Pennzoil Nissan Skyline GT-R JGTC. For hypercar fans, the trailer opens with the Porsche 917 Living Legend and the Ferrari FXX-K makes its Gran Turismo series debut. Other cars featured in the trailer include the Toyota GR 86, Mercedes-Benz CLK LM, Dodge Viper, and Mazda MX-5.
You'll be able to race them on classic Gran Turismo circuits like Trial Mountain and High Speed Ring, which return after being absent in Gran Turismo Sport and look more realistic than ever thanks to the power of PlayStation 5.
As shown in the trailer, a livery editor will let you design your own liveries to personalize your cars. We also get a look at a new career mode. Used car dealerships are back and the trailer teases a new "Brighton Antiques" shop where you can buy expensive classic cars such as an Aston Martin DB5, De Tomaso Mangusta, and Porsche 356.
The GT Auto shop also makes a comeback, allowing you to tune the engine and tweak the suspension, transmission gearing, brakes, and tires. With its comprehensive car collection, expansive career mode, and gorgeous graphics, Gran Turismo 7 is shaping up to be the definitive PlayStation 5 racing experience. We'll have to wait and see how Microsoft responds with the new Forza Motorsport reboot, which doesn't have a release date yet.