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New Gran Turismo 7 trailer shows off next-gen features and new game modes

By Tim Augustin - on 4 Feb 2022, 2:14pm

New Gran Turismo 7 trailer shows off next-gen features and new game modes

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Vroom vroom. 

Sony’s new State of Play stream focused on showing off Gran Turismo 7 in all its next-gen glory, ahead of the game’s release date on 4 March, 2021. The car simulator seems to pack in everything fans love about the Gran Turismo franchise, with robust car customisation, splitscreen multiplayer and more. 

Watch the State of Play presentation in 4K below:

If you’re the kind of gamer who looks for the most bang for their buck in racing games, rest assured that Gran Turismo 7 has a ton of content to offer. The game includes more than 400 cars, 34 racing locales and 90 tracks to explore. Performance-wise, the PlayStation 5 version will support 60fps with a framerate mode, or 30fps with ray tracing. You can also play with others in local or online multiplayer. 

While details on the game’s PlayStation 4 version are scarce, the PS5 version does come with a few interesting next-gen upgrades. The usual DualSense features are present, with haptic feedback enhancing the sensations of driving cars across different surfaces, plus dynamic engine and car body vibrations. Much like first-person shooters that use the adaptive triggers to enhance gunplay, Gran Turismo 7 uses these triggers to replicate the feel of braking systems in different cars. With more than 400 cars available, one has to wonder just how different these sensations get in the final game. 

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The traditional Gran Turismo campaign returns here, allowing players to level up by racing and picking up credits to spend on their ever-expanding car collection. Instead of focusing on the racing aspect of car culture, Gran Turismo 7 also dives deep into everything else people love about high-speed, fancy cars. You can fine tune each vehicle for improved performance, customise your cars with stickers and decals, and even just take your vehicle in for a wash. Why not?

Setting aside the campaign, there are plenty of other ways to play Gran Turismo 7. The Cafe mode is a more relaxed experience that lets you learn more about specific cars, while completing missions. Music Rally offers timed objectives where players race to complete checkpoints and listen to music on the go. Music Replays will cut up your old races to music, making little music videos for your viewing pleasure. 

Gran Turismo 7 launches on 4 March, 2021 on PS4 and PS5. 

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