Gran Turismo 7: Release Date, Trailer, Gameplay, FPS, PS5, Trial Mountain, tuning shop, GT World & More

The racing sim looks to be launch title for Sony’s amazing PS5. What do we know so far?

George Howson by George Howson

With Sony’s new PlayStation 5 on its way, the PS5 reveal event showed off the new Gran Turismo 7 in all its glory.

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Gran Turismo 7 release date

Fans got their first look at Gran Turismo 7 and it’s safe to say it will be a stunning game.

Racing is what GT does best. Here we have a race around an Alpine circuit.
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However, no release date was explicitly given.

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The most likely release date in Holiday 2020 side-by-side with the PS5. It could be as late as Sumer 2021 though, so don’t start booking time off to go racing just yet.

Trailer

We got a sneak peak as part of the PS5 Reveal, which you can check out below.

FPS

Now if that trailer quite literally blew you away, you’re not alone. The visuals are a sight to behold.

When it comes to frames per second (FPS), there is a general rule you can follow. The more frames per second, the lower the resolution has to be to accommodate the setting.

Most games play in 30 FPS, at sometimes 4K, however when you move up to 60 FPS, usually they run at either 720p or 1080p.

We don’t doubt the power of the PS5, but perhaps we’ll see some a setting similar to the first installment’s, where you could lower the graphics to enable a higher frame rate?

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Gameplay

In terms of the game that Polyphony is aiming to produce, it looks as you would expect. All beautiful cars, glorious tracks, and amazing locations.

It’s hard to get a sense of how a racing game will play from a trailer, and even harder when that trailer is mostly cinematics.

gran turismo 7 aston martin
HELLO BEAUTIFUL: The car models look spectaculars so far

Still, Gran Turismo has a long history of being among the best sim-style racers on console, and we can expect a similar level of quality in the new game.

Career mode

Career mode returns!

gran turismo 7 career

Well, it might be “Campaign Mode” as Kazunori Yamuchi, CEO of Polyphony Digital, called it. But either way, it’s back!

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A home screen that reminds us of GT4 shows off a School, GT World, GT Cafe, Multiplayer, and perhaps most exciting of all… the tuning shop.

Tuning is back

Removed from GT Sport, the ability to tune your car and turn a good road car into a monstrous racer is back.

gran turismo 7 tuning

Spend your credits on new brakes, engine parts, and other components to keep your favourite car competitive for as long as possible.

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Cars & tracks – Trial Mountain returns

Gran Turismo games have always had a lot of cars and locations for you to race around.

GT Sport currently boasts 324 cars and 82 configurations of 32 locations.

gran turismo 7 trial mountain

All the gameplay from the reveal was done on the returning fan favourite, Trial Mountain.

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There was also a menu shot that clearly had visible Northern Isle Speedway, Blue Moon Bay Speedway, and Willow Springs which will all return from GT Sport. In addition, there’s Daytona, which was in GT6 but is not yet in GT Sport.

There’s also hints at Interlagos, Laguna Seca, Goodwood, Brands Hatch, Dragon Trail, Nurburging and others.

George Howson