Last year, Gran Turismo creator's Kazunori Yamauchi talked about combining "the past, present, and future" of the series in a new title, and now we've had our first look at it: Gran Turismo 7. Revealed today at Sony's big PS5 game reveal event, Gran Turismo 7 is coming to the PlayStation 5.
This will be the first release in the series since 2017's Gran Turismo Sport, a notable entry in the series by a few different measures. Sport was the only Gran Turismo title developed for PlayStation 4, launched with a far smaller collection of cars and tracks than its predecessor, and had a greater focus on online competitive racing.
Gran Turismo 7 looks to keep the visual fidelity high, with real-life courses and cars to show off the power of PlayStation 5's hardware. We also got a glimpse of the racing hub, dubbed "GT Town," where the player can access different events. We even got a glimpse of in-the-seat driving, and it's looking pretty stellar.
In line with Yamauchi's promise from last year, Gran Turismo 7 is going to bring back an older feature: GT Simulation Mode. Also adding to the simulator feel game-wide are haptic responses in the DualSense controller (still not the same as a racing wheel, but y'know) and 3D audio powered by the PS5's Tempest Engine tech.
Today's Gran Turismo reveal may have been slightly spoiled last month, though. On the same day, a racing wheel manufacturer and an official PlayStation account both made references to Gran Turismo 7 on social media, despite it not having been officially announced. Well, no matter—it's confirmed now regardless.