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17 Sep 2020

Gran Turismo 7: News, Box Art, PS5, Release Date, Trailer, Gameplay, GT World & more

Gran Turismo 7: News, Box Art, PS5, Release Date, Trailer,
Gameplay, GT World & more

Polyphony's next sim racer is on its way for Sony's next-gen console. Here's everything we know so far.

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Latest news - PS5 release date & price revealed

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Gran Turismo 7 release date

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Trailer

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Gameplay

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Placeholder box art

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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

The PlayStation 5 is on the way, with Gran Turismo set to be its flagship racing title.

Here's what we know so far.

Latest news - PS5 release date & price revealed

Sony has finally given fans the info they've been waiting for.

The PS5 will land on 12 November, but only in some places. Others will have to wait until 19 November.

PS5 release dates

STAGGERING: Sony is making fans in Europe wait

The console is competitively priced. The PS5 comes in at $499/£449.

Sony's Digital version will cost $399/£359.

CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER YOUR PS5.

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.

IN THE DARK: Not much is currently known about the next generation of Gran Turismo

However, no release date was explicitly given.

As reported by PushSquare, it is likely to arrive in early 2021, with the GT series renowned for coming out later than expected ever since GT 5.

The chance of a date on 12/19 November side-by-side with the PS5 release is very slim.

With the current situation the way it is GT7 may not arrive until Summer 2021 though, so don't start booking time off to go racing just yet.

Trailer

We got a sneak peek 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 console 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?

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.

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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.

Placeholder box art

Amazon Australia has posted a bunch of PS5 games with placeholder artwork. Included among them was Gran Turismo 7.

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IT'S REAL: The first glimpse of GT7!

This could suggest that GT7 is closer than we think!

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!

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

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