Gran Turismo 7: Everything We Know About Gran Turismo’s Long-Awaited Sequel

Gran Turismo 7: Everything We Know About Gran Turismo’s Long-Awaited Sequel
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With the PS5 Future of Gaming event on the 11th, many new and interesting games were confirmed to be coming to the next-gen console. One of these games was the much-anticipated Gran Turismo 7, a racing game that is to the racing genre as Street Fighter is to the fighting genre.

Gran Turismo 7 doesn’t actually have a release date as of yet, and the Future of Gaming event had planned release dates as far out as 2022, so it could be a while before we see Polyphony Digital’s racing sim. However, rumors have suggested that the game will release on November 20, 2020, alongside the launch of the PS5.

What we do know, however, is that Career Mode will be returning! Fans have been calling for the addition of this feature all throughout GT Sport, so it’ll be a nice addition.

Not much was revealed during the clip, but it appears as if they’ll be returning to a Gran Turismo 4 style, with missions and other events happening across the world.

Vehicle Tuning will also be coming back, another feature that was absent in GT Sport, much to the delight of fans. Many parts that were customizable were shown in the clip, under an “Entry” tab, but other menu tabs, such as the “Extreme” tab will surely allow even further customization.

New cars, such as the BAC Mono, (which has coincidentally never appeared in a GT game before) appear in the clip. Also joining the roster is the Porsche Carrera GT, a long-awaited Porsche model that joins a fast-growing list.

Fans will also be very excited to see old maps such as Trial Mountain returning to GT 7 as well. The map has been reworked a little bit, but the old charm still remains. Along with Trial Mountain comes over maps.

There’s a sneak preview of a handful of other circuits in the clip too. Northern Isle Speedway, Blue Moon Bay Speedway, and Willow Springs are all returning from GT Sport. In addition, there’s Daytona, which hasn’t appeared in Sport but will return from GT6.

There are a plethora of other features making their way into GT 7, such as Performance Points and scapes. Performance Points were a rating system used in balancing cars.

The PP of a car would depend on a number of different factors, including power and weight. Older cars will have a lower PP than the new equivalent ones, so be sure to watch for that.