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11 Jan 2021

Gran Turismo 7: Release date, trailer, gameplay, career mode, tracks, cars, everything you need to know

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Latest news - New ad shows release window

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Gran Turismo 7 release date

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Trailer

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Career mode

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Tuning is back

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My GT Team?

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Cars & tracks - Trial Mountain returns

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PS5 exclusive

The PlayStation 5 is now here around the world and gamers are loving it. Gran Turismo 7 is set to be its flagship racing title.

Here's what we know so far about Polyphony's latest racer.

Latest news - New ad shows release window

As reported on RacingGames.GG, a new PS5 ad that ran during the NFL Playoffs showed a fresh release window for GT7.

The trailer had a small print saying that "Anticipated first-half 2021".

That narrows the window down rather considerably, and has only increased our excitement!

Gran Turismo 7 release date

So while we know, all being well, GT7 will arrive in the first half of 2021, what could the actual Gran Turismo 7 release date be?

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With such a vague time it's unlikely that Polyphony is planning a release in early 2021. The GT series is also renowned for coming out later than expected ever since GT 5, so don't expect to be picking it up in March or April.

We would expect GT7 to arrive in June 2021 unless there are any unanticipated delays.

Trailer

The only Gran Turismo 7 trailer currently out is the original announcement trailer from way back in June.

At three minutes long it's not a brief look, and shows off plenty of the GT action we love.

From the return on Trial Mountain to some amazing Ford GT's, the GT7 teaser has it all.

Career mode

It also flashes off the return of a proper Career Mode.

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!

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.

My GT Team?

Gran Turismo 7 may be the most anticipated racing game at the moment, but far and away the best one is F1 2020.

GT7 could learn a lot from F1 2020. Adding a My Team-style mode that brings more ownership to your career mode would be a welcome step for the series.

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.

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

PS5 exclusive

If you were hoping to play Gran Turismo 7 on PS4 you're out of luck.

The latest sighting of GT7 was in a PS5 game trailer ad, where it explicitly said the game would be PS5-only.

This is good news for PS5 players as it means the game won't be limited by trying to run on lesser machinery.