Gran Turismo 7 Is Indeed Real and Headed to PS5

Gran Turismo 7 Is Indeed Real and Headed to PS5

Polyphony Digital's racing to a next-gen launch.

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.

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Mathew Olson


Mathew Olson is a writer formerly of Digg, where he blogged and reported about all things under the umbrella of internet culture (including games, of course). He lives in New York, grew up under rain clouds and the influence of numerous games studios in the Pacific Northwest, and will talk your ear off about Half-Life mods, Talking Heads or Twin Peaks if you let him.

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